Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Updated Government’s Statement on the immigration status of EU citizens in the UK

On June the 26th, 2017, the Government posted an updated statement on the status of the EU citizens in the UK on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/status-of-eu-nationals-in-the-uk-what-you-need-to-know

Ms May’s statement confirms her “offer” to let the EU citizens, who are already living/working in the UK, to continue benefiting from the European treaty rights, i.e. to continue as before. Those EU citizens who have been exercising Treaty rights (such as working) in the UK for 5 years can apply for permanent residence status. The application is not compulsory – at the moment – but it makes a good sense to make it as soon as possible. It would make their lives a lot easier after Brexit, such as when using the NHS or applying for a job (employers and NHS staff are not immigration officers, so would need a formal document). This would be that "ID-style paper" , which you are likely to need to sooner or later. At the moment we call such a paper a Permanent Residence document, and you can apply for it now, as long as you qualify, or later – when you have qualified.

Those EU nationals who have entered the UK before the “cut-off” date, according to this offer, will be able to remain and complete the 5 years’ qualifying period and then apply for permanent residence. Same for family members.

The important question is: what is the “cut-off” date. There is no date agreed yet with the European Union. This whole thing is just “an offer” at the moment, albeit a very logical one from the immigration law point of view. It is assumed that date will be between 29 March 2017 when the Article 50 was triggered and 29 March 2019 when the 2-year period ends.

It is fairly clear tht EU citizens, who entered before 29 March 2017, should be allowed to stay and apply for residency and eventually British Citizenship. The fate of those entering since 29 March 2017 is currently unclear.

Once again, our advice is to make a formal application to confirm your status in the UK. Whether you are eligible for permanent residence, or just for an application to confirm your status, or for a residence document for your non-EEA family member – apply now to be safe. There is no obligation to do so, but, as we mentioned above, this would be the only certain thing in these uncertain times. And it would be a very useful document after Brexit for practical reasons, such as applying for a job or using the NHS.

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


If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training

A new testimonial about our classroom OISC Level 1 training course

“I have recently graduated and am very new to this sector. Many of the skills and documents/ regulations that are useful to master and understand in order to succeed in this field are not yet in my scope. As a result, it would be easy to be overwhelmed or intimidated by the large amount of information introduced ion this course. Thanks to Daniels instructions this was not my experience. The course was well presented and paced. The information that was overly technical or would benefit from personal and more careful study was noted but avoided. Where real life examples from Daniels experience could be employed in order to elucidate complicated sections, Daniel provided this. At all points, Daniel asked if I had questions and if I was following, as well as asking questions sporadically to ensure that I was paying attention. All hew questions that I asked were answered and I have been provided with details in order to follow up with any further questions by both email and telephone. Finally, Daniel was friendly and accommodating. I was hot beverages, refreshments and a free lunch. I have no complaints and only enjoyed a good experience.” Mazda

1st 4immigration provides 2 days OISC Level 1 training course at our office in the City of London. This is a classroom course delivered by our OISC registered immigration adviser, who deal with UK immigration applications on a daily basis. This course is accredited by the OISC and after successful completion of mock assessment, attendees can get 10 CPD hours. 

For more information, please click on this link - http://www.1st4immigration.com/training/classroom-oisc-level-1-course.php . We also provide training courses on points based system and there is a range of online courses available on our website. 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

We’ve had another 5 star Google review! Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK for a Tier 2 General migrant from an Indian national

“Extremely efficient and professional. I was recommended 1st 4Immigration by a friend who had a successful visa application with them. Their initial approach is very formal and emails back and forth eventually get you an answer. Would have been nice to be able to have a 5-minute call to introduce your case. But once you sign things and get started, everything moves quick and is extremely efficient, documents are checked, lists are sent over and things happen on time. They are also extremely well located and available to drop documents there, which was one of my main reasons for picking them initially. Having used their services. I would use them again, and recommend them for efficiency, professional service and getting the job done!” Shreya, Indian national

This came from Shreya, an Indian national, who had spent 5 years in the UK as a Tier 2 migrant, so it was time to apply for permanent residency.  We used same-day service in Croydon – happy ending! The next step for Annie would be to apply for British Citizenship, usually one year after ILR.

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 courses focusing on Spouse/Partner visas. All our training courses are CPD-accredited with CPD credit accepted by OISC.

Latest Brexit article: Prime Minister Theresa May unveils offer to let 3 million EU citizens remain in the UK but the “cut-off” date is yet to be decided.

This article was from The Daily Mail: May unveils her 'fair' offer to let three million EU citizens stay after Brexit and bring family members - but they could need ID card-style papers, link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4639058/Three-million-EU-citizens-stay-Brexit-says-May.html   

Ms May’s statement confirms her “offer” to let the EU citizens, who are already living/working in the UK, to continue benefiting from the European treaty rights, i.e. to continue as before. Those EU citizens who have been exercising Treaty rights (such as working) in the UK for 5 years can apply for permanent residence status. The application is not compulsory – at the moment – but it makes a good sense to make it as soon as possible. It would make their lives a lot easier after Brexit, such as when using the NHS or applying for a job (employers and NHS staff are not immigration officers, so would need a formal document). This would be that "ID-style paper" , which you are likely to need to sooner or later. 

Those EU nationals who have entered the UK before the “cut-off” date, according to this offer, will be able to remain and complete the 5 years’ qualifying period and then apply for permanent residence. Same for family members.

The important question is: what is the “cut-off” date. There is no date agreed yet with the European Union. This whole thing is just “an offer” at the moment, albeit a very logical one from the immigration law point of view. It is assumed that date will be between 29 March 2017 when the Article 50 was triggered and 29 March 2019 when the 2-year period ends.

It is fairly clear tht EU citizens, who entered before 29 March 2017, should be allowed to stay and apply for residency and eventually British Citizenship. The fate of those entering since 29 March 2017 is currently unclear.

Once again, our advice is to make a formal application to confirm your status in the UK. Whether you are eligible for permanent residence, or just for an application to confirm your status, or for a residence document for your non-EEA family member – apply now to be safe. There is no obligation to do so, but, as we mentioned above, this would be the only certain thing in these uncertain times. And it would be a very useful document after Brexit for practical reasons, such as applying for a job or using the NHS.

There is also some information on what rights the EU citizens would have after Brexit if they wish to bring a foreign spouse to the UK (by that time a definition of “foreign” would include EU citizens too).  We have an older post here which explains how British citizens have fewer rights on this subject than EU citizens currently do, so it would be harder and more expensive in the future: http://1st4immigration-visas.blogspot.pt/2017/06/interesting-article-on-rights-of-dual.html

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

If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training

Monday, 26 June 2017

A new 5 star Google review about our French Schengen visa services

“Multi Travel Visas provided excellent service and prompt, helpful and friendly communications. I got the best possible outcome in a very limited time frame! Thank you for your help Sebastian and Harpreet!” Valerie, Filipino 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, 23 June 2017

ONE DAY ONLY – free UK visa advice 28 June 2017

With every day bringing more uncertainty to the UK immigration rules, Brexit, economy and politics, we have decided to offer a free consultation on UK visas and British Citizenship rules – on Wednesday 28th JUNE 2017!

We have freed our schedule and our advisers will be waiting for you!

Small print but important: 

1. You can visit our office in the City of London anytime between 10am and 3.30pm only on 28th June 2017. 

2. If you would rather have a phone consultation, you can call us on 07984 782330.

3. Each person will have 30 minutes free one-to-one advice session within one of our  immigration advisers, who are OISC-accredited at the highest Level 3. Alternatively, it would be possible to have a 30 minutes phone conversation.

4. Please have your questions ready and bring your passport and UK visa/BRP card with you.

5. We will work on first come, first serve basis, so there may be a waiting time to be seen - please be patient.

6. This offer is only valid for one day on 28th June 2017 between 10am and 3.30pm.

7. OFFICE ADDRESS: 1st 4Immigration, 68 King William Street, City of London (Monument), London, EC4N 7DZ.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A new Google review about our French Schengen visa services

“Fast and efficient service. Your emails are answered very quickly and I didn't need to communicate with them by phone at all. They can get you quick appointments and are professional all round. Yes, the service isn't cheap but if you need a visa fast you get what you pay for.” Natasha, South African 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. 

Monday, 19 June 2017

Another lovely 5 star Google review about our French Schengen visa services

“Quick response and kept up to date throughout the whole process. Really appreciated the hand holding as I had so many issues with dates changing, they were very accommodating!” Susan, Zimbabwe 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, 16 June 2017

A new 5 star Google review about our French Schengen visa services

“Quick and great service with professional staff, I would highly recommend Multi travel Visas!” Yousra, Moroccan 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. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

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

A business plan was made compulsory for initial applications from 6 April 2015.  Over the past several years we’ve been dealing with the Entrepreneur visa applications for our clients. As a part of each application, we have to read client’s business plan, ask to make changes and generally, to include the information relevant to the Entrepreneur visa rules as well as based on the questions a client may be asked at a interview (from our experience of clients’ visa interviews).

Our experience allowed us to develop an 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 on what a migrant will be required to do while holding this visa: investment of £50,000 or £200,000 and what your client is going to spend it on. For example, paying yourself a salary is not counted, yet it is very common for clients to do this.   

Another example will be including a plan of creating 2 jobs and that they will be for ‘settled’ people. Most business plans we see do not mention these 2 jobs at all, yet it is a common question at a visa interview, so we think it is a good idea to include it and add employer’s National Insurance contributions to the calculation. 

We also advise to 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. 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

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

New Testimonial about our UK visa services - Spouse/Partner visa for a Filipino wife of a British citizen.

"Thank you so much Natalia for helping my wife to obtain a spouse visa, and helping my family in achieving our dreams in the UK. Without your advice this would have been 10 times harder. You showed patience and provided us with a prompt and professional service all the way." Mr H, British national

In this case the client was submitting a Spouse visa application from Philippines, for the first 2.5 years in this category.

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 courses focusing on Spouse/Partner visas. All our training courses are CPD-accredited with CPD credit accepted by OISC. 

ONE DAY ONLY – free UK visa advice 28 June 2017



With every day bringing more uncertainty to the UK immigration rules, Brexit, economy and politics, we have decided to offer a free consultation on UK visas and British Citizenship rules – on Wednesday 28th JUNE 2017!

We have freed our schedule and our advisers will be waiting for you!

Small print but important:

1. You can visit our office in the City of London anytime between 10am and 3.30pm only on 28th June 2017.

2. If you would rather have a phone consultation, you can call us on 07984 782330.

3. Each person will have 30 minutes free one-to-one advice session within one of our  immigration advisers, who are OISC-accredited at the highest Level 3. Alternatively, it would be possible to have a 30 minutes phone conversation.

4. Please have your questions ready and bring your passport and UK visa/BRP card with you.

5. We will work on first come, first serve basis, so there may be a waiting time to be seen - please be patient.

6. This offer is only valid for one day on 28th June 2017 between 10am and 3.30pm.

7. OFFICE ADDRESS: 1st 4Immigration, 68 King William Street, City of London (Monument), London, EC4N 7DZ.

BREXIT, Election and what to do in these uncertain times?

The timeline of Brexit events so far has been both interesting and concerning for Europeans living in the UK as well as for Britons living in Europe.
Firstly, we had a vote in June 2016, voting to leave the EU. The UK Government then took almost a month to publish a statement on the immediate effects on status of EEA citizens, which can be found here (updated now since its first publication in July 2016). At the time it was, and still is, simply saying not to worry and everything remained as before for the time being - quite rightly and legally accurate.
Yet it is not the past or present that is on the people’s mind – it is the future!  
The Government triggered Article 50 (of the Lisbon Treaty) on 29th March 2017 and again published the reassuring statement just over a week later, again telling the EU/EEA citizens not to worry for the time being while the UK remained a full member during the upcoming 2 years. That statement can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/status-of-eu-nationals-in-the-uk-what-you-need-to-know. Interestingly, it used to be right at the top of the Homepage of UKVI website.
Even more interestingly, shortly after that the Prime Minister Theresa May announced a General Election on the 8th June 2017 – and the above statement was removed from the website. It now sits just as one of the News stories. Talk about uncertain times!
Now we have unexpected results of the general election! With every day bringing more and more uncertainty, the only certain thing is a visa document in your hands, or a UK passport, as the case may be.
Whether it is going to be a “soft” or “hard” Brexit, here is what you can do now to be safe and sure.
Our advice to European nationals and their family members remains the same: make an immigration application to confirm your status in the UK as soon as possible. We advise so because you “can” apply for your peace of mind and because no one knows about the future.
Depending on how long you have lived in the UK, it can be a certificate to confirm your current status (such as a worker), permanent residence, or British Citizenship followed by a British passport. The UK allows dual nationality.
For individual advice or to make an application please contact us:info@1st4immigration.com or visit www.1st4immigration.com 

Monday, 12 June 2017

Talking about being British – beware of changes in the law for dual nationals when renewing your UK passport!

As someone who worked in the UK immigration law for more than 10 years, I was very confident when it came to renewing my UK passport last week at the Passport Office in Victoria in London (https://www.gov.uk/get-a-passport-urgently/book-appointment-pay ). It was hard work to qualify for British Citizenship at first place, yes, but renewing after 10 years? The actual passport application (as opposed to Naturalisation application or indeed permanent residence one) has always been a “formality”. It felt like a walk in the park. A walk of shame it was – all the way home without a new passport!   

As I have dual nationality, British and Russian, I have had my UK passport since 2007, so it was now time to renew it. When I applied for it in 2007, I asked for my UK passport to be issued in my married surname, even though my Russian passport and my whole immigration case (FiancĂ©e visa – Spouse visa – ILR – Naturalisation) were in my maiden name. I didn’t change my Russian passport to my married name because it is a very bureaucratic and lengthy process (see below). It worked in 2007, and for the last 10 years I have had 2 passports in 2 different names – very “cool”, or so I thought.

Now the new passport rules require the names to match in all passports for dual nationals. Fairly recent rules, I was told about 4 months or so. I was told by the Passport Office official,  “You have to go to the Russian Embassy and change your Russian passport first”. She said it  very casually but I already knew it would take 3-4 months, having renewed my Russian passport in 2016. No argument worked, not even my Certificate of Naturalisation that was issued by the same authority (The Home office) and had my both names on it. When a security officer started circling around me, I decided it was time to acknowledge the defeat and leave the Passport Office. The new rule is, understandably, prevents people from using different names for the same person which can be confusing for the authorities, but in my case, I had all the documents (including the marriage certificate) to prove I am the same person.

I went to the Russian Embassy, was told I had to apply for a Change of Name first, which would take 4 months. Then for a new passport – another 3-4 months. Interestingly, the Russian authorities – one of the most bureaucratic in the world – did not mind my UK passport being in my married name.

The Passport Office in Victoria also told me they could issue me with a new UK passport in my maiden surname, matching my Russian passport. I would, however, need to change my name first by a deed poll! I am deciding what to do ...

I hope this will be helpful to other dual UK/foreign nationals who need to renew their UK passport, and hopefully, won’t have the same problem as I had.


If you need to renew your UK passport fast, please contact us at Multi Travel Visas: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk , we reply on the same day! Web-site:www.multitravelvisas.co.uk with the visa requirements and clients' feedbacks. Phone 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483 or text (calls to 0871 number cost £0.10 per minute).


Our office is located in the City of London, near Monument station, also close to Bank, Liverpool Street and London Bridge and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Interesting article on the rights of dual UK/European nationals and their family members: you gain more rights by becoming British. Or do you?

The Daily Mail usually presents its stories in a certain way for dramatic effect, but this article touches a very interesting subject in the immigration law – dual UK/EEA nationality and what rights the Europeans gain (or lose) by becoming British citizens?

In this article (link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4555554/Blow-Theresa-s-immigration-clampdown-EU-court.html ), a Spanish citizen became British in 2009 and then married a Tunisian (i.e. non-European) citizen in 2014. The rights of the Spanish/British wife were not affected but she could not so far secure a residence document for her husband under the European law (using her Spanish nationality) and was forced to go down the UK law route (using her UK nationality).

The law (“The Regulations”) was changed in 2012, stopping dual UK/EEA citizens from “choosing” whether to use EU or UK law when applying for residence of their family members, such as for a non-European spouse. Before that this Spanish/Tunisian couple could simply apply under the European law, paying just £65 for a 5-year visa and having to meet just a few very basic requirements. The fact her Tunisian husband had overstayed his UK visa and was here illegally simply did not matter (this is how the European law works).

With the 2012 changes, however, dual UK/EEA citizens were told to “use” their UK nationality for visa applications for their family members. Many European citizens still don’t know this and are still rushing to apply for a UK passport. We say “Don’t, get professional legal advice first!”

In reality, you are “better off” being European in the UK than British, at the moment, i.e. until Brexit. This is because the European law (to which we are still subscribing until Brexit) does not allow the member states, i.e. the UK in this case, to discriminate EU citizens against the UK citizens. The UK Government, however, chose to interpret it as “But we can discriminate Brits against Europeans”. This is what this article is about, in the nutshell (in the context of the immigration law).

So, why was it “bad” for Perla and Toufik, the subjects of the article? As a spouse of a UK citizen (we now “ignore” Perla also being Spanish), Toufik has to return to Tunisia and apply for a “proper” entry visa from there (the Daily Mail is “guilty” of using a term “deportation” loosely). Perla would need to meet the Financial Requirement of having income of minimum £18,600 per annum or savings of £62,500, and Toufik would also need to pass English test. Most importantly, they would need to pay a UK Government fee of £1,464 plus a health surcharge of £200 per year (here it would be a lump payment of £600 when applying for a visa in Tunisia), total just over £2,000. The visa would be for 2.5 years, so after that the couple would need an extension and another set of fees. Now compare this with applying inside the UK and paying only £65 for a 5-year visa!

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


If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training



  

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Fast Schengen visa for summer travels - often without biometrics

Now is the time to think about your summer holiday plans and for many it means applying for a visa. Multi Travel Visas can assist you with Schengen visas to Europe through France, Portugal or Germany that allow travel to all of the Schengen area. French visas take only 4 working days for most nationals and as an accredited agency, Multi Travel Visas can provide appointments much earlier than public appointments.

You can apply as early as 3 months before date of travel.
If your Schengen visa stamp shows "VIS", it means that biometric data has already been collected. In such case, within a 5 year period, we can simply apply on your behalf without you having to go in person to a visa centre or a consulate.


We can submit French Business visa applications any day without appointments.

Contact us now: email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk , we reply on the same day! Web-site: www.multitravelvisas.co.uk with the visa requirements and clients' feedbacks. Phone 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483 or text (calls to 0871 number cost £0.10 per minute).

Our office is located in the City of London, near Monument station, also close to Bank, Liverpool Street and London Bridge and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Another fantastic 5 star Google review about our French Schengen visa services

“I can highly recommend this service and will continue to use it myself. The team was incredibly professional, thorough and efficient. It is absolutely worth every penny for peace of mind, speed and certainty.” Shenaaz, Zambian 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

Another lovely 5 star Google review about our French Schengen visa services

“I would absolutely recommend Multi Travel Visas! Responses were quick and information was readily available. Everyone I was in contact with was incredibly helpful and kind, and very efficient. I was able to submit the paperwork for my visa ahead of the next available Embassy date, and as I already had my biometrics taken for a previous visa, I didn't even have to step foot in the Embassy! Even with two French public holidays and a weekend included, I received my visa within less than a week. With the polite staff, quick turnaround time and great service, Multi Travel Visas is worth every penny!” Melissa, South African 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.