Saturday, 28 April 2018

What’s next after Tier 4 visa - why is it easier for employers to sponsor students for a Tier 2 visa?

Last time we covered the levels of salaries that sponsors (employers) have to pay those migrants they are about to sponsor under Tier 2 sponsored visa to work for them in the UK.

In fact, Tier 4 migrants, ie students, make very attractive candidates for the employers to sponsor. Why? Here are a few benefits of being a Tier 4 visa holder switching to Tier 2.


Benefit #1: employers don’t have to advertise the job to settled workers before hiring a Tier 4 migrant. They still have to have a genuine vacancy, which you are qualified for, but there is no need to try and find a local worker first for 28 days. Particularly useful for generic non-specialist vacancies.  https://www.gov.uk/uk-visa-sponsorship-employers/job-suitability


Benefit #2:  employers can offer you a New Entrant level of salary. This level is lower and hence, makes them more willing to sponsor you.  They will have to increase your pay at the extension stage but after that, you may become an indispensable member of their team they may only be happy to do so!


Benefit #3: the minimum level of salary is still £20800 and not £30000 per annum. Although this is not a real minimum, it is an important difference. Normally, the minimum salary must be as on the Code of practice but the “blanket” minimum is now £30000 pa, whichever is higher (and the higher in most cases is £30k).  Students, however, can still be offered the old blanket minimum of £20800 pa or as on the Code of Practice, whichever is higher. Even if the “higher” is not necessarily £20800 (CoP salary is likely to be higher), however, the number of hours can be reduced (pro-rated) to correspond with the minimum £20800!

More on Tier 2 salaries on our previous post: http://1st4immigration-visas.blogspot.ru/2018/01/whats-next-after-tier-4-student-visa.html


Benefit #4: Tier 4 migrants can switch to a Tier 2 visa inside the UK as soon as they have completed a degree course. They don’t have to return to their country and apply from there. This, in turn, means they don’t fall under the annual limit of places in Tier 2 (General) category and there is no limit on such switches. And as a bonus, they can switch using same-day service!


For individual advice or to make an application please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com or visit: http://www.1st4immigration.com. We respond emails on the same working day and have almost 100% success rate!

1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. We operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise. Office address: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4M 7DZ.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Fast UK / British passport renewal for May Holidays! Submission within 2 working days. Renewal, replacement of lost passport, and a 2nd valid passport for frequent business travellers.

Multi Travel Visas, a prominent UK visa company in the City of London, can assist with renewing a UK passport using fast service at the Passport Office in London, with the authorisation from you as per the government requirements. We can usually submit passport applications within  2 working days.

We can also help if for some reason you are unable to apply yourself. If you don't have time to travel to a Passport Office yourself we can apply on your behalf (you don't have to come to London). If you are living/working abroad you can courier documents to our London office and we can submit them promptly for same-day service. This includes if your passport has run out of pages or if you need to renew not only yours but also/or your child's passport urgently.  Example: British expats living or working in the USA, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.  

Passport renewal: we can renew your adult passport on same-day service or 1 week service, with applications submitted as soon as next 1 - 2 working days. You can also ask for a ‘Jumbo’ passport (48 pages instead of the standard 32), handy if you travel frequently outside the UK and your passport is full of stamps – it will take much longer for your passport to run out of pages. 

Replacement of a lost or stolen passport: we can submit promptly, as above, but replacements are only processed on 1 week service at the Passport Office. 

2nd valid passport for frequent business travellers: this is possible within the timing of normal urgent services, here your employer has to provide a letter confirming you have to travel frequently for work and you need a 2nd passport to travel while your 1st one is used to apply for visas.

Foreign travel visas: Russia (including invitations, ie visa support), China, India, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and others. If you have a British passport but work abroad we can still process a visa application here in London. For example, if you are working abroad far from a capital city in that country, and cannot go to the Embassies, then you could courier your documents to us and we’d submit to the Embassies in the UK.  

Contact us now: 0871 472 1468. Email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk , we reply on the same working day! Web-site: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php  with the visa requirements and clients' feedbacks. Calls to 0871 number cost £0.10 per minute, emails are free.

Our office is based in the City of London, near Monument station. Also close Bank, Liverpool Street and London Bridge. Within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Travel visas to India, China, Saudi Arabia, other countries. Russian visas and invitations.

Multi Travel Visas Ltd is working with the various foreign Embassies and visa centres in London and can assist with a travel visa in the promptly manner.

CHINESE VISA: processing time 3 - 4 working days.

RUSSIAN VISA and INVITATION: business and tourist visas on next-day service or 1-week service. We have a Russian-speaking member of staff to process and read visa invitations. We also provide instant tourist vouchers (known as visa support or visa invitation).  

SAUDI ARABIAN VISA: turnaround 3 - 4 working days. We can also advise on the relevant invitations.

INDIAN VISA: Same-day business visa as well as a business or tourist visa within 1 week. Indian visa is valid for minimum of 6 months, so you can apply well in advance!

Contact us now: 0871 472 1468 or email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk . We reply emails promptly and always on the same working day! Calls to 0871 number cost £0.13 per minute plus your provider’s charge. Web-site: www.multitravelvisas.co.uk with the visa requirements and clients' testimonials.

Our office is based in the City of London near Monument tube station. Also close Bank, Liverpool Street and London Bridge. Within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf. 

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Our most popular post ever! Children born in the UK: do they need a visa?

A child born in the UK does NOT automatically become British (unlike America). Instead, it depends on child's parents status on the date of birth.

1) If child's parent (one or both) is British, then the child will be a British citizen too.

2) If child's parent (one or both) is not British but has permanent residency in the UK, ie holds Indefinite Leave to Remain or Permanent Residency under European law, then the child will be British also (even if both parents aren't British).

In case of European citizen parents, it doesn’t need to be a formal PR document on the child’s birth date, it is sufficient to have qualified for it and apply later.

3) If the child's parents are both not permanent residents and hold visas, such as Tier 1, Tier 2 etc, then the child will NOT be British, even though it was born in the UK. In such a case a child can be given a dependent visa on his/her parents’. This can be done as a separate application, though it's not compulsory and can be done instead at the time of parents' next application, such as at the time of Tier 1 extension.

3.1) Once child's parent (one or both) secured ILR, the child can be registered as British straight away, even before parent(s) qualify for Citizenship themselves.

3.2) Does the child need to be included in the ILR application? Costing another expensive government fee? The answer is No. Once at least one parent has ILR, the child can be registered as British.

4) What is the difference between 'will be British' and 'not British but can be registered as British'?


In points 1) and 2) the child 'will be British' from birth meaning parents can just apply for his/her UK passport, ie for a passport book: https://www.gov.uk/get-a-child-passport

In point 3) the child will need to be registered as British first meaning submitting a Registration application to the authorities, to a visa application process, paying a fee, waiting for a decision. Once decision has been made - and decision is positive - parents can apply for the actual passport.


For individual advice or to make an application please contact us info@1st4immigration.com or visit http://www.1st4immigration.com/index.php  We respond emails on the same working day!

1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. We operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise. Office address: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4M 7DZ.

Monday, 23 April 2018

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

Business plan is a compulsory requirement for initial Entrepreneur visa applications. 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 an 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, i.e. 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 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.comWe respond emails on the same working day!


1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. We operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise. Office address: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4M 7DZ.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Our most popular original series "Meghan and Prince Harry on her UK Spouse visa", all the posts. It’s fun to read but legally accurate and the cover the same Rules as would apply to an ordinary British-foreign couple.




UK marriage visa advice for Meghan Markle and why The Daily Mail is wrong to claim she will become a British Citizen after 3 years.

How will Meghan Markle become a British citizen? After 3, 5 or 6 years , which is the right answer?

Settlement visa for Meghan Markle: Spouse visa, Fiancée visa or maybe Marriage Visitor?

- Royal engagement: Meghan Markle faces trip abroad to apply for visa - according to The Times. We say “No, she doesn’t!”, she can switch to a Spouse visa while in the UK. 

UK Spouse visa Financial Requirement: how much savings do I need? It’s NOT £18600. It’s close to the cost of Meghan Markle’s couture engagement dress of £56000! 

Following an article on Huffington Post from a JCWI CEO, we ask the unthinkable: What if Meghan Markle’s visa application is rejected by the Home Office?


It’s fun to read but legally accurate and the cover the same Rules as would apply to an ordinary British-foreign couple, including the founder of our company, who had been through this process in 2003 and worked in immigration law since.

For individual advice or to make a real Spouse visa application (and to be treated like a Royal!) please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com.  We respond emails on the same working day!

1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. We operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise. Office address: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4M 7DZ.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Fast Schengen visa for May Holidays - often without biometrics

Multi Travel Visas, a prominent UK visa company in the City of London, can assist you with Schengen visas to Europe through France 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" and was issued after March 2016, 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! Website: 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.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

A new 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services


Very fast and trouble-free! Oscar, Kazakh 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 visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-france.php

German Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-germany.php

Portuguese Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-portugal.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 5 star Google review about our French Schengen visa services


“From start to finish this company impressed me...I left my visa application to the last minute again as usual and Multi Travel Visas took all the stress out of the process for me and got me a 2 year Schengen in no time! Friendly professional staff...you can’t go wrong!” Charlie, 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 visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-france.php

German Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-germany.php

Portuguese Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-portugal.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.

Fast UK / British passport renewal for May Holidays! Submission within 2 working days. Renewal, replacement of lost passport, and a 2nd valid passport for frequent business travellers.

Multi Travel Visas, a prominent UK visa company in the City of London, can assist with renewing a UK passport using fast service at the Passport Office in London, with the authorisation from you as per the government requirements. We can usually submit passport applications within  2 working days.

We can also help if for some reason you are unable to apply yourself. If you don't have time to travel to a Passport Office yourself we can apply on your behalf (you don't have to come to London). If you are living/working abroad you can courier documents to our London office and we can submit them promptly for same-day service. This includes if your passport has run out of pages or if you need to renew not only yours but also/or your child's passport urgently.  Example: British expats living or working in the USA, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.  

Passport renewal: we can renew your adult passport on same-day service or 1 week service, with applications submitted as soon as next 1 - 2 working days. You can also ask for a ‘Jumbo’ passport (48 pages instead of the standard 32), handy if you travel frequently outside the UK and your passport is full of stamps – it will take much longer for your passport to run out of pages. 

Replacement of a lost or stolen passport: we can submit promptly, as above, but replacements are only processed on 1 week service at the Passport Office. 

2nd valid passport for frequent business travellers: this is possible within the timing of normal urgent services, here your employer has to provide a letter confirming you have to travel frequently for work and you need a 2nd passport to travel while your 1st one is used to apply for visas.

Foreign travel visas: Russia (including invitations, ie visa support), China, India, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and others. If you have a British passport but work abroad we can still process a visa application here in London. For example, if you are working abroad far from a capital city in that country, and cannot go to the Embassies, then you could courier your documents to us and we’d submit to the Embassies in the UK.  

Contact us now: 0871 472 1468. Email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk , we reply on the same working day! Web-site: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php  with the visa requirements and clients' feedbacks. Calls to 0871 number cost £0.10 per minute, emails are free.

Our office is based in the City of London, near Monument station. Also close Bank, Liverpool Street and London Bridge. Within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A new 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services


“Pleasure to work with Multi Travel Visas. They made the process incredibly simple, and delivered on what was required. Considering how long these things typically take, money well spent. Handed my documents in on a Friday and had my visa by the next Thursday.” Chad, 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 visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-france.php

German Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-germany.php

Portuguese Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-portugal.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.

Our original series: 10 Weeks of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa tips, all the posts

Week 1 – How much money do I actually need, GBP 200 000 or 50 000?

Week 2 – It only works if you are a “genuine” applicant / entrepreneur and have “genuine” funds “genuinely” available!

Week 3 – Raise the funds that will remain available after you secure your visa.

Week 4 - Your business idea must be realistic, not too generic and in-demand in the UK economy. 

Week 5 – Entrepreneurial (dream) teams.

Week 6 – Business plan is the key! And the keys to a successful business plan.

Week 7 – How to invest GBP 200,000 and what to spend it on?

Week 8 – When to invest GBP 200,000? IS there a deadline, such as within 6 months, every year etc? Can I move from one business to another?

Week 9 – When do I have to create jobs and whom can I hire?

Week 10 – Frequently Asked Questions and Compliance.


For more info please visit our website:

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa and business plan from immigration entrepreneurs

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa - Entrepreneurial Teams

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

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa - Extensions

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa - Frequently Asked Questions

Compliance Services for Entrepreneurs & Investors


For individual advice or to make an application please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com. We respond emails on the same working day and have almost 100% success rate!

1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. we operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise. Office address: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4M 7DZ.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Unsure about your UK visa options? Book advice session now!

Dear customers of 1st 4Immigration and Multi Travel Visas,

Our advice session is often the 1
st step in the UK immigration visa process and is useful to assess your eligibility or to advise on the visa requirements. It applies to all types of applications: initial visa, switching, extension, permanent residency and British Citizenship.

We have two options: email and face-to-face at our office in the City of London. Convenient location - or convenience of email advice at home! We provide email consultation by the end of the next working day.

Whether you are approaching the end of your current visa expiry or not, it is never too early to have a consultation. You don’t have to be eligible to apply for a visa now, however, by having professional advice now you can benefit from knowing early on what to expect in the future. Many applicants find they should have started preparation in advance, such as keeping or ordering the bank statements. Self-employed people often find they have to prepare annual accounts or a tax return, even though the HMRC deadline is far away.

As always, our advice fee is counted towards our service fee, even if you are making an application months/years in the future.


To use this service please get in touch on info@1st4immigration.com or visit our website, Advice sessions page.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

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

Business plan is a compulsory requirement for initial Entrepreneur visa applications. 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 an 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, i.e. 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 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.comWe respond emails on the same working day!


1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. We operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise. Office address: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4M 7DZ.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Unmarried Partner Visa - why so difficult?

Unmarried Partner Visa is one of the most popular enquiries in our practice. Yet the number of enquiries that we advise to progress to an application is fairly low - but that number is successful in securing a visa with our assistance. The remaining clients are advised to get married and apply for either a Spouse or a Fiancée visa, here is the page about comparison between them. 

Generally, with all applicants out there, this category does have a high number of refused (unsuccessful) visa applications because of the above reason - you have to qualify precisely for this category in order to be successful.

Why so?

Unmarried Partner visa is not a substitute for a Spouse or a Fiancé(e) visa. It has 2 criteria on the relationship:

Firstly, it is a visa for those who have lived together in a relationship akin to marriage for at least 2 years. Not dated, not visited each other, but actually lived together for minimum of 2 years. We often see couples who have lived together for, say, one year and dated for a year before that. This is unlikely to work!

Secondly, the couple has to be able to prove the above with the specified documents. Again, we often see couples who did live together but didn't have documents to prove it, such as if they happened to live in a country with a "cash economy " (often the case in the Philippines or Russia etc). Often all the household documents bear one partner's name only or the couple lived with the foreign partner's parents.

Whereas this visa category sounds attractive, it is important to qualify for the requirements. We have been working with this category for over 10 years and through our experience and expertise, we know what works and what doesn't.

We would be able to guide you through our advice session and then the application. If we don't believe you qualify for this visa, we will advise on the alternatives. 
We can help you make the right choice - book advice session with our experienced immigration lawyers on info@1st4immigration.com  You can also read Testimonials here.


1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. We operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise.

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 every month, a Saturday Points-Based System course every month and we also have online training courses, including Online OISC Level 1 course and courses focusing on the British Citizenship and Spouse/Partner visas. All our training courses are CPD-accredited with CPD credit accepted by  OISC. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Fast UK / British passport renewal for May Holidays! Submission within 2 working days. Renewal, replacement of lost passport, and a 2nd valid passport for frequent business travellers.

Multi Travel Visas, a prominent UK visa company in the City of London, can assist with renewing a UK passport using fast service at the Passport Office in London, with the authorisation from you as per the government requirements. We can usually submit passport applications within  2 working days.

We can also help if for some reason you are unable to apply yourself. If you don't have time to travel to a Passport Office yourself we can apply on your behalf (you don't have to come to London). If you are living/working abroad you can courier documents to our London office and we can submit them promptly for same-day service. This includes if your passport has run out of pages or if you need to renew not only yours but also/or your child's passport urgently.  Example: British expats living or working in the USA, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.  

Passport renewal: we can renew your adult passport on same-day service or 1 week service, with applications submitted as soon as next 1 - 2 working days. You can also ask for a ‘Jumbo’ passport (48 pages instead of the standard 32), handy if you travel frequently outside the UK and your passport is full of stamps – it will take much longer for your passport to run out of pages. 

Replacement of a lost or stolen passport: we can submit promptly, as above, but replacements are only processed on 1 week service at the Passport Office. 

2nd valid passport for frequent business travellers: this is possible within the timing of normal urgent services, here your employer has to provide a letter confirming you have to travel frequently for work and you need a 2nd passport to travel while your 1st one is used to apply for visas.

Foreign travel visas: Russia (including invitations, ie visa support), China, India, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and others. If you have a British passport but work abroad we can still process a visa application here in London. For example, if you are working abroad far from a capital city in that country, and cannot go to the Embassies, then you could courier your documents to us and we’d submit to the Embassies in the UK.  

Contact us now: 0871 472 1468. Email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk , we reply on the same working day! Web-site: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php  with the visa requirements and clients' feedbacks. Calls to 0871 number cost £0.10 per minute, emails are free.

Our office is based in the City of London, near Monument station. Also close Bank, Liverpool Street and London Bridge. Within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Fast Schengen visa for May Holidays - often without biometrics

Multi Travel Visas, a prominent UK visa company in the City of London, can assist you with Schengen visas to Europe through France 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" and was issued after March 2016, 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! Website: 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.

Monday, 9 April 2018

One of our most popular posts - Top reasons permanent residence applications are rejected or refused


We thought it would make a good post for European / EEA citizens and their family members.The page offers a list of reasons, although they are quite generic, such as no signature on the form or no correct fee paid. So, we thought we would expand on the subject and add most common non-admin reasons, ie most common eligibility-related reasons.

In descending order:

#5 Students being unaware of the health insurance requirement, which was – unfairly and unusually – applied retrospectively. This rule was added in June 2011, yet it refers to those studying even before that.

#4 Believing (wrongly) that this application is based on the last 5 years, ie 5 years immediately prior to the date of application. It would have been the case with a PR application under the UK law, however, under the European law it can be any 5 consecutive years ending 30 April 2006. For example, November 2009 – November 2014. So, if you have doubts about last 5 years (maybe a break in work) but don’t provide evidence of working before that, it may lead to a refusal of what otherwise could have been a successful application.

#3 Applying too early for a family member’s PR. Very often we see, say, a Romanian couple where one spouse came to the UK and started working, then the other spouse joined, say, a year later. The 1st spouse can apply first but the other would have to wait for another year (or they can both wait and apply together – not a good plan at the moment with uncertainty over Brexit).

#2 Being unaware that the rights of residency in the UK cover the EEA citizens in the sense that it is their economic activities being examined during the PR application – and not those of the family members. For example, a Brazilian spouse of a Polish citizen is applying for a PR but the application would (fundamentally, not solely) be based on the Polish spouse’s work in the UK. It makes a big difference (and often “breaks” the deal) if the Polish spouse took time off work while the Brazilian one continues to work and provide for both of them (doesn’t matter if hadn’t claimed benefits etc).

#1 – “the winner” – confusing “5 years of residence” rule with the real rule of “5 years of residence in accordance with the EEA Regulations”. In simple terms it means 5 years of working, for example, and not just 5 years of being in the UK. Very often we have clients who had a long break between jobs (including for childbirth reasons) or breaks between studying and working etc.   

Our advice to the European citizens remains the same: apply to formally confirm your immigration status now!



For individual advice or to make an application please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com or visit: http://www.1st4immigration.com. We respond emails on the same working day and have almost 100% success rate!

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