Wednesday, 25 January 2017

A new 5 star Google review about our UK visa services – Indefinite Leave to remain for an Indian national

“I applied for and successfully got my ILR visa with this firm. The forms were filled out or me by my legal representative. I had a same-day appointment, and a representative was with me the whole time I was at the UKBA office. It is an excellent service, and well worth the money.

This came from Abhishek who is an Indian national, he applied for his Indefinite Leave to remain visa through us after Tier 2.

For an individual advice or to make your application as successful please contact us:info@1st4immigration.com or visithttp://www.1st4immigration.com.


If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training We have a weekend OISC Level 1 course as well as a Points-Based System course and we also have online training courses, including Online OISC Level 1 course and courses focusing on Spouse/Partner visas. All our training courses are CPD-accredited with CPD credit accepted by OISC.


Another 5 star Google review about our French Schengen visa services

"I have been a client of Multi Travel Visas for many years! They are very quick, efficient and polite. All done without any problems. Thank you a lot! Just do it! Big help and a clear head." Maria, Russian national 

It is possible to obtain a French Schengen visa within 3-4 working days from the date of appointment for most nationals, such as South African, Thai, Filipino, Russian, Indian, Chinese and most others. We can also assist with the German and Portuguese Schengen visas.

The good thing about applying through French Embassy is that they tend to issuer longer, multiple-entry, visas. Although you have to go through a very stringent process of application, you may have a visa lasting for several years. 
Contact us at Multi Travel Visas:

French Schengen visa: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-france.php



Fast UK passport renewal through the Passport Office in London): http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php


Website homepage with all services: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk



Phone 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483
Email: info@multitravelvisas.co.uk  We reply on the same working day!

Or come to our office from 9am to 6pm (you don’t need an appointment): 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4N 7DZ. We’re near Monument tube station, close toBank and Liverpool Street, over the bridge from London Bridge station and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.


Friday, 20 January 2017

Business plan preparing for a UK Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa - from a firm of experienced Immigration Entrepreneurs!

A business plan is compulsory for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa application! As an OISC-accredited immigration firm, we have been dealing with the Entrepreneur visa applications for our clients for several years. Our experience allowed us to develop a unique approach to creating the business plans from a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa point of view. Instead of using standard templates, we focus on what the visa officers want to see, ie what a migrant will be required to do while holding this visa: investment of £200,000 and what they are going to spend it on. For example, paying yourself a salary is not counted, yet it is very common for clients to do this. We benefit from our successful casework experience and our clients' interviews - and we are offering to help you too!   

Another example will be including a plan of creating 2 jobs and that they will be for ‘settled’ people. Most standard internet- or accounting-based business plans we see do not mention this at all, yet it is a common question at a visa interview, so we think it is a good idea to include it.

We explain your business idea in simple and plain language. For instance, there is no benefit in adding many technical IT terms because the visa officers are not IT professionals, yet they have to understand your business idea. If you can explain it to us, we can explain to the UK Visas & Immigration officers. Finally, we advise to treat it like a CV but for a business. Too many CVs contain information designed to make the applicant look ‘clever’, yet fall apart once an interviewer starts asking questions about it. The Home Office staff do read the business plan and may ask questions!  

A typical business plan takes 3 - 4  weeks to prepare but we always try to accommodate clients’ urgent requests and do it as soon as possible.

For more info or for what’s included in a typical plan, please visit: http://www.1st4immigration.com/business-plan-writing.php   or contact us: info@1st4immigration.com

New dates available for our immigration training courses! OISC Level 1 course and Points-Based System training course: Tiers, Points, Dependants, qualifying for ILR.

1st 4Immigration Ltd is a City-based OISC-accredited immigration firm, practicing immigration caseworker at the highest Level 3. We offer to share our experience in the form of our popular classroom OISC Level 1 training course. 
We offer a 2-day weekend course at our office in the City of London. 1st 4Immigration Ltd, is accredited by The OISC, ref F200800152.

Here you can check available dates until July 2017 and book your place now:
Classroom Points-Based System course: http://www.1st4immigration.com/training/pbs-course.php
After many years of experience – and hundreds of successful cases – we are offering to share our experience with you to help you prepare for your OISC Level 1 assessment and accreditation. You can read Testimonials on our immigration cases here. Our tutors are our very own OISC-accredited practicing immigration advisers who handle the real cases during the week and teach on weekends.  
Unlike most traditional courses, ours is conducted using plain language and does not simply contain quotes from the Immigration Rules. We include cases studies from our practice, answers to most common questions, a Questions & Answers session and a mock Level 1 assessment, which is given to the candidates at the end to complete in their own time and send to us. Generally, we try to keep it as entertaining as possible. If you are attending our OISC Level 1 course, we will also provide a printed version of the course material (approx. 150 pages) for you to take home, which is very detailed, contains more cases studies and you can take it with you to the 'real' OISC exam.
1st 4Immigration Ltd: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4N 7DZ. Near Monument underground station. Email: training@1st4immigration.comphone: 0871 472 1468 (£0.13 per minute plus your provider's access charge, emails are free).

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Another 5 star Google review for our UK visa services – entry visa for a spouse of a UK citizen, application from the Caribbean region

“Having been born & lived in the UK all my life, I have never really understood or thought that I needed to understand the whole UK visa/immigration process. When I had to apply for my spouse’s visa, at first I felt uninformed, totally lost and feared that the process would be long, stressful and costly, that was until I was advised to contact 1st 4Immigration. From the very first meeting with them, their professionalism and speed in replying to my emails throughout the whole process gave me great peace of mind. Knowing they were ‘in my corner’ offering straight forward advice was also invaluable. Thanks to all their efforts, the application was successful at the first attempt and I have no hesitation in recommending them (and I already have done so) to anyone that may require any immigration advice. 1st 4Immigration turned what, at the time, I thought was the worst experience of my life into just a simple admin process!” 

This came from Neil who is a British national; he applied for his wife's spouse visa.

For an individual advice or to make your application as successful please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com or visit http://www.1st4immigration.com.

If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor, please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training. We have a weekend OISC Level 1 course as well as a Points-Based System course and we also have online training courses, including Online OISC Level 1 course and other courses focusing on Spouse/Partner visas etc. All our training courses are CPD-accredited with CPD credit accepted by the OISC.  

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

New dates available for our immigration training courses

1st 4Immigration Ltd is a City-based OISC-accredited immigration firm, practicing immigration caseworker at the highest Level 3. We offer to share our experience in the form of our popular classroom OISC Level 1 training course. We offer a 2-day weekend course at our office in the City of London. 1st 4Immigration Ltd, is accredited by The OISC, ref F200800152.


After many years of experience – and hundreds of successful cases – we are offering to share our experience with you to help you prepare for your OISC Level 1 assessment and accreditation. You can read Testimonials on our immigration cases here.
Our tutors are our very own OISC-accredited practicing immigration advisers who handle the real cases during the week and teach on weekends. You can read about them on the Tutors page.

Unlike most traditional courses, ours is conducted using plain language and does not simply contain quotes from the Immigration Rules. We include cases studies from our practice, answers to most common questions, a Questions & Answers session and a mock Level 1 assessment, which is given to the candidates at the end to complete in their own time and send to us. Generally, we try to keep it as entertaining as possible. We will also provide a printed version of the course (150 pages) for you to take home, which is very detailed, contains more cases studies and you can take it with you to the 'real' OISC exam.


Please see below for the next available dates until July 2017:


OISC Level 1 training, 2-day weekend courses:
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Our office:
68 King William Street,
City of London,
London,
EC4N 7DZ.
Near Monument tube station.
£499+VAT 
Included:
- refreshments;
- lunch voucher;
- detailed course material (150 pages) which you can use on the day of your  OISC exam.
3 - 4 December 2016
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm SOLD      OUT
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21 - 22 January 2017Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm SOLD  OUT
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25 - 26 March 2017Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pmBook Now
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1st 4Immigration Ltd: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4N 7DZ. Near Monument underground station. Email: training@1st4immigration.comPhone: 0871 472 1468 (£0.13 per minute plus your provider's access charge, emails are free).

Business plan preparing for a UK Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa - from a firm of experienced Immigration Entrepreneurs!

It has been more than a year since a business plan was made compulsory on 6 April 2015.  As an OISC-accredited immigration firm, we have been dealing with the Entrepreneur visa applications for our clients for several years. Our experience allowed us to develop a unique approach to creating the business plans from a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa point of view. Instead of using standard templates, we focus on what the visa officers want to see, ie what a migrant will be required to do while holding this visa: investment of £200,000 and what they are going to spend it on. For example, paying yourself a salary is not counted, yet it is very common for clients to do this. We benefit from our successful casework experience and our clients' interviews - and we are offering to help you too!   

Another example will be including a plan of creating 2 jobs and that they will be for ‘settled’ people. Most standard internet- or accounting-based business plans we see do not mention this at all, yet it is a common question at a visa interview, so we think it is a good idea to include it.

We explain your business idea in simple and plain language. For instance, there is no benefit in adding many technical IT terms because the visa officers are not IT professionals, yet they have to understand your business idea. If you can explain it to us, we can explain to the UK Visas & Immigration officers. Finally, we advise to treat it like a CV but for a business. Too many CVs contain information designed to make the applicant look ‘clever’, yet fall apart once an interviewer starts asking questions about it. The Home Office staff do read the business plan and may ask questions!  

A typical business plan takes 1-2 weeks to prepare but we always try to accommodate clients’ urgent requests and do it as soon as possible.

For more info or for what’s included in a typical plan, please visit: http://www.1st4immigration.com/business-plan-writing.php or contact us: info@1st4immigration.com

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

A new 5 star Google review about our UK visa services – visa extension for an Iranian spouse of a UK citizen

"Fatemeh and I wanted to say thank you to Mr. Daniel Metibemu and Mrs Natalia Andrews for their help with our case (Spouse Visa Extension). Also on the appointment day at the Home office Danny was very helpful and friendly. Daniel, your service was smooth and professional. Our questions were always answered with patient and we were informed of everything that was happening, great email communications. There was no need to be make a single phone calls at all. Fatemeh is looking forward to apply through your company for her ILR in the future."

This came from Fatemeh and Reza, Iranian - British couple, applying for Fatemeh's spouse visa extension.

For an individual advice or to make your application as successful please contact us:info@1st4immigration.com or visithttp://www.1st4immigration.com.


If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training We have a weekend OISC Level 1 course as well as a Points-Based System course and we also have online training courses, including Online OISC Level 1 course and courses focusing on Spouse/Partner visas. All our training courses are CPD-accredited with CPD credit accepted by OISC.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

UK immigration visas: Happy New 2017 Year from us and a review of recent changes from “them”.

The above heading was meant to re-phrase the famous catchphrase by The Two Ronnies “It’s “Goodnight” from me. And it’s “Goodnight” from him”, one of the most iconic TV shows / TV personalities in the British history. So, it is a wish of a Happy New Year for 2017 from us at 1st 4Immigration. And it is a summary of the 2016 visa rules changes from “them” at the UK Government (brought to you by us).
 
For all: there is no more grace period for “legally” overstaying in the UK for 28 days. Only a 14-day period is accepted and only if there were compassionate circumstances, such as a serious illness, Royal Mail delay etc. This is the most important change, in our view, which can potentially affect many more migrants than any other change.
 
 
Spouses, fiancées and partners of British citizens will need to achieve A2 level of English language when applying for a visa extension from May 2017. This was announced during the autumn 2016.
 
Sponsored workers under Tier 2 (General) visas (non-EEA nationals): a minimum salary for an Experienced worker has been raised to £25,000 pa in November 2016. Those applying for ILR in the Tier 2 (General) route need a minimum salary of £35,000 and even more from April 2018 onwards.
 
Appeal fees have gone up and then back down. The court fees for an immigration appeal had been increased in October 2016, but following a court challenge were brought back to where they were. The end result is no change.
 
British Citizenship for EEA citizens and their family members. The old news (November 2015) was they have to apply for a formal confirmation of a permanent residence stays in the UK. The news during 2016 was that there was still no need to wait for whole 12 months after the date of the PR document to apply for British Citizenship, assuming you had met the requirements.
 
Tier 1 Entrepreneur migrants. There was a clarification on whether the third party had to keep the funds for 90 days, or whether this rule was only applicable to the applicants. In our view, another important clarification was whether funds held in investments, such as shares/bonds, can be used as evidence of funds to apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa.
 
For an individual advice or to make an application please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com  or read testimonials on  http://www.1st4immigration.com/testimonials.php
 
If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training We have a weekend OISC Level 1 course as well as a Points-Based System course and we also have online training courses, including Online OISC Level 1 course and courses focusing on Spouse/Partner visas. All our training courses are CPD-accredited with CPD credit accepted by  OISC.