Thursday, 27 September 2018

Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa interviews


Complete guide by UK immigration entrepreneurs. We are UK immigration lawyers and world-class business plan writers. If you become our client, we will provide a version of this document with the answers.


About you – general

1.     How many times have you visited the UK?

2.     What was the purpose of those visits?

3.     How many relatives do you have in the UK? Where are they, are you planning to visit them?

4.     Will you be applying for settlement or returning to your country of origin?

5.     When was the last time you visited the UK?

6.     Was this application completed by you?

7.     Have you ever been in breach of immigration laws?


About you - qualifications/experience

1.     What experience do you have in running this type of business?

2.     Are you educated in this field?

3.     Why do you want to do this business?

4.     What due-diligence have you performed in regards to starting a business in the UK?

5.     Are you applying as part of a team? (How did you meet your partner?)

6.     What will your role be in the business?

7.     What is your current job?

8.     What is your exit strategy if this idea doesn’t work out?


Business Plan - general

1.     Who wrote your business plan?

2.     What evidence do you have that your services are required?

3.     What insurances will you need to operate your business?

4.     What kind of premises will you need?

5.     What is the minimum wage in the UK?

6.     Can you briefly explain your business plan to me?

7.     What is your marketing strategy and how will you market your business?


Business Plan – research

1.     How much profit will you make per sale?

2.     Can you tell me about your competition?

3.     What part of the UK do you intend to start your business in?

4.     Why did you choose this location?

5.     How will you support your family whilst the business is still new?

6.     What advantages does your business have over the competition?

7.     What profit will you make in the first year?


Financial plan                                                 

1.     Who is funding the business?

2.     Where did the money come from?

3.     Is the money held in the UK or overseas?

4.     How will you invest the money?

5.     How long has the money been in your possession?

6.     What is the VAT threshold for this year?

7.     What are your start-up costs?


For individual advice or to make an application, please visit our website: http://www.1st4immigration.com/business-plan-writing.php  or 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.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Another 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services!


Shaocheng applied for a Schengen visa from the French Consulate:
Multi Travel Visas is an excellent company that can help you get a visa very quickly. The service is very efficient. Seb answered very patiently and quickly. It is a good company I would definitely recommend to others.

Here is a copy of Google review, which can also be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/zUNAEZcMGaM2

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 serviceshttp://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, 21 September 2018

New 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services!


Shaoda applied for a Schengen visa:
Excellent. Received Schengen (France) visa in less than 2 weeks, much faster than the normal route. Sebastian guided me through the application. He and the people there are friendly, professional and experienced, explained everything clearly and checked my documents at least twice. They were happy to help whenever I had questions during the process.

Here is a copy of Google review, which can also be found here: 
https://goo.gl/maps/BTod5xxtNAv


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 serviceshttp://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.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

10 visa options for South Africans to live and work in the UK



#1 Ancestral visa.

You need to have a grandparent who was born in the UK. This visa is or 5 years and allows working in the UK including working for yourself. There is no minimum amount of savings or income you need to have/earn, and generally, it is a very flexible option that leads to settlement after 5 years.


#2 British Citizenship for those born before 1983 to a British mother.

Nationals of the Commonwealth countries tend to have the highest chances under this route. Before 1983 women couldn't pass their British nationality to their children born outside the UK (only men could). In 1983 this unfair rule was brought inline with the modern times. Those who were born before 1983 can now consider the option to claim British Citizenship (and therefore, a proper UK passport) but only if you meet all the requirements. In short, if this is your situation, you should be eligible for Citizenship if you had qualified back then (if we imagine that women could pass nationality). In practice, you would qualify if your mother was born in the UK and you were born abroad.

If, as we often see, your mother was born outside the UK, she could have only passed her British nationality to you if you were born in the UK. In this case, you could consider an Ancestral visa.


#3 Visas for family members of UK citizens.

If a spouse/partner is a British citizen (including through the above route), they can sponsor the non-UK partner and children under 18yo to come to the UK for settlement. This is where Financial Requirement £18,600 applies (higher amount if children also need a visa).

If a child happened to be aged 18 or over, you can explore the other options, such as Ancestral or working holiday visas.


#4 Student visa.

This comes under Tier 4 of the Points-Based System. It doesn't lead to settlement but it can be useful. For example, it allows you living in the UK with your British partner while you are “working” on the “living together for 2 years” rule for an Unmarried Partner visa.

A student visa doesn't lead to settlement but it allows to remain in the UK under the other categories, such as the above mentioned Partner visa and you could also qualify for specific conditions for a sponsorship work visa under Tier 2 (sponsorship of graduates is much easier than to sponsorship of workers who are based outside the UK).


#5 Sponsored work visa.

This is under Tier 2, namely Tier 2 General. It leads to permanent residency after 5 years of working in the UK. The easiest route to this is to obtain a UK degree while on a student visa.

Sponsors (employers) can offer jobs to graduates without the onerous conditions of advertising a job to settled workers, they can also offer a lower rate of pay which would make your job of finding a sponsor easier. Once you are working and doing well, they will be happy to keep you in employment and increase your salary inline with the Tier 2 requirements.

It is also possible to find sponsorship while still outside the UK but it would be more difficult with employers not knowing you, and also there will be more conditions on pay, advertising to settled workers and also the annual limit (except doctors, nurses and some other in-demand professionals).

You should consider an Ancestral visa first, and only then this one. On this visa you will be tied to your sponsor (employer) while on the Ancestral visa you could work for anyone.


#6 Entrepreneur visa.

This is under Tier 1 and requires GBP 200,000 to set up or take over a business in the UK, create 2 jobs for settled workers.

Generally, this is a visa for business people who are genuinely intending to run a business in the UK. Unlike the above option, you don't need a sponsor but will only be able to work in your own business.

Again, your first choice should be an Ancestral visa and only then this one.


#7 Representative of an Overseas Business visa.

Formerly known as a Sole Representative category. It is a more affordable route than a Tier 1 visa because there is no minimum amount of funds required. No need to create jobs in the UK. If you work as a fairly senior manager for an overseas company they can post you to the UK to open a branch here. You will be restricted by being able to work only for them but you will also be able to switch to another visa, such as Tier 2, if you prefer. This category leads t settlement after 5 years.


#8 Investor visa.

This is also under Tier 1 and is a more serious version of the entrepreneur route. You need 2 million British Pounds and would have to invest it in UK Government bonds or UK companies.

The difference from Entrepreneur (other than the higher amount) is that Investor route is a ‘passive investment” while the Entrepreneur route is "active investment” where you have to actively run your own business.


#9 Discover your European ancestry - before Brexit cut-off date 31 December 2020.

We often see South Africans arriving in the UK on a European passport, most commonly Dutch, Polish and Belgian. Maybe it's to do with those countries’ nationality laws making it easy to claim a passport through the ancestors!

If you are able to claim European nationality - and a passport - from an EU country, you can still benefit from the freedom of movement between the UK and the EU, as long as you “start” in the UK by 31.12.2020. Doesn't matter you arrive on, say, 30th December, and the rules change 2 days later, as long as you “start” by then, you will be able to carry on until settlement, ie as if Brexit didn’t happen.


#10 Visas for family members of EU/EEA citizens - before Brexit cut-off date 31 December 2020.

Now, if a spouse/partner is a European citizen (including through ancestry, as above), they can also bring their families (spouse and children under 21 yo) to the UK before 31.12.2020, which is the cut-off date for arrivals before Brexit.



For individual advice or to make an application, please visit our website: http://www.1st4immigration.com/ or 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.

Monday, 17 September 2018

We have a nice 5* review about our Spouse visa services!



Here is a copy of Google review, which can also be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/vxj7DLsGdix

Merve, applied for Spouse visa extension. Merve also used our sister company Multi Travel Visas for her Schengen visas to Europe:
Excellent service - prompt, professional and helpful. I worked with them twice and both services were great. I would definitely work with them again and strongly recommend to anyone. Special thanks to Sebastian and Jules!

For individual advice or to make your application as successful please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com or visit our website, UK Spouse page: http://ukspousevisa.1st4immigration.com/

Let’s start working on your UK Spouse / Partner application!

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, 14 September 2018

Another 5 star Google review for Multi Travel Visas!


Here is a copy of Google review, which can also be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/CtCWrVnJF7w

Kathryn applied for a Schengen visa:

Multi Travel Visas and Sebastian have honestly given me the best visa assistance I have ever had. I have recently moved to England from South Africa and have always experienced stressful visa applications. Sebastian asked all the right questions straight away which made me choose his services. He is professional and organised and completely under promises and over delivers. I never expected to get a 1 year Schengen visa. Really the easiest visa application I have ever done. And their prices are reasonable! Well done Multi Travel Visas, I would highly recommend you and use your services again :)  


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

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

Portuguese Schengen visa: http://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.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

New 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services!

We have a new Google review for Multi Travel Visas which can be found here:
https://goo.gl/maps/QJ89Cb7hX4x 

Hnin Wint Wint Aung applied for a French Schengen visa:
"Information delivered to me is concise and quick service.Thanks."

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.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Tier 1 visa Business Plan from immigration entrepreneurs. Expert guidance – fixed fees!



Let’s make a perfect Business Plan!

- UK Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa.
- UK Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa.
- Funding from a bank, investor or venture capital fund.

Let’s make you ready for the visa interview and proud of your business idea!   

- Tier 1 visas have a notoriously high refusal rate.
- Business plan has to be adapted to the visa rules yet be realistic and genuine.
- It has to “survive” a visa interview.

Why choose 1st 4Immigration?

- OISC-accredited company at the highest level 3.
- 10+ years of experience & many successful cases despite Tier 1 being a difficult category.
- Specialist in business visas - by being immigration entrepreneurs.
- We prepare business plans for our clients and for clients of our competitors’. If you approached other immigration companies, we may be the ones creating your business plan - and you can save money on working with us directly!


How can we help?

- Business plan in 2-3 weeks for a very competitive fixed fee!

- Personalised plan based on Tier 1 visa rules, such as creating jobs for settled workers.

- We have successfully worked with businesses in IT and digital technology, engineering, manufacturing, food, sport events, health & beauty, consultancy, lifestyle, nanotechnology, marketing, export/import.

- We have worked with clients from all over the world: India, China and Hong Kong, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Australia, New Zealand, Iran, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, Middle East.

- We can advise what business ideas are likely to work for a Tier 1 visa (and which aren’t).

- Advice session to explain visa rules – face-to-face, email, Skype. If you choose email advice we provide information by next working day.

- Advice on questions you may be asked during your visa interview.


Business plan contents: 


Executive summary:
- About you (relevant experience and education). 
- About your non-UK business (if applicable).

About your future business in the UK: 
- Product: description and why your products/services are good or even better than competitors’.
- Market research and competition.
- Place: who will be your customers and how they are going to reach out to you.
- Price: what is your price strategy, will you be completing on price, quality or otherwise?
- Promotion: your marketing plan including advertising, website, social media.
- Location: will you need an office, a shop? And why the UK? If the business is online
- People: creating of 2 jobs for settled workers.
- Power team: professionals you need to help you, such as accountant, insurance provider, employment/business lawyer, IT support.
- Licences and professional registrations, required by law for this type of business.

Financial plan:
- What your investment will be spent on.  
- Cashflow forecast.


For more please visit our website: http://www.1st4immigration.com/business-plan-writing.php  or contact us: info@1st4immigration.com . We respond emails on the same working day!
 

What our clients love about us.
You can find Testimonials here:

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.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Another 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services!


Here is a copy of Google review for Multi Travel Visas, which can also be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/qjCK4Yfhrvy

Simon Ellis applied for Schengen visa from the French Consulate:
Quick, easy, convenient and managed to get a 5 year schengen for all their help. Expensive, but worth it.


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.

Monday, 3 September 2018

We have a big 5* Google review for a settlement visa !



Lucy, a British citizen, and her American husband, applied for permanent residency (Indefinite Leave) , following our help with the initial entry visa in 2013 and subsequent extension in 2015. Here is a copy of Google review, which can also be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/1FRg2YvsRjs


1st4immigration has supported my husband in successfully obtaining three spousal VISAs resulting in the final settlement VISA approved August 2018. 1st 4immigration have shown professionalism, attention-to-detail and empathy throughout the whole process. Their help has been invaluable in understanding the specifics of what documents to include and what the Home Office wants. It has been massively helpful to know we can rely on 1st 4immigrations expertise – it is so difficult to know whether you are actually reading relevant documents online or interpreting them correctly. 


1st 4immigration has organised all forms and documents in preparation for our VISA appointment. We’ve also used the same-day service, where a 1st 4immigration representative has come to the Home Office with us and guided us through the whole process there – this has elevated a lot of stress. Special thanks to Jules Motcho for taking the time to meet with us a day before the appointment, this really put our minds at rest. I would recommend this team of immigration specialists to anyone attempting to successfully complete their VISA process; whether that is just an advice session or guidance through the whole process.

For individual advice or to make your application as successful please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com or visit our website, UK Spouse page: http://ukspousevisa.1st4immigration.com/

Let’s start working on your UK Spouse / Partner application (today)!