Sunday, 21 February 2021

👨‍💻 Online OISC LEVEL 1 Course. CPD 16 Hours. Only £199 + VAT.



Our OISC Level 1 training is a bestseller! With the online version, you can download it on your computer and study in your own time.

The course is great for you if:
- you are preparing to take a Level 1 OISC exam and become an immigration adviser.
- you are a practicing adviser or solicitor and wish to broaden your knowledge about other visa categories, such as to learn in detail about the Points-Based System. You will earn 16 CPD hours!
- you work in HR; you are a business owner or a landlord and need to learn about how your employees or tenants can stay legally in the UK so that you don't face penalties.

With over 10 years of experience, we designed this course to be of practical help! It's full of useful advice, explanation of how to understand Immigration Rules, where to find the information during a case and many case studies.

Unlike most training other there, this is not boring coverage of the Immigration Rules, we tried to keep it as entertaining as possible!



1st 4Immigration is one of the most experienced UK immigration law companies, OISC - accredited at the highest Level 3. We have been in business for over 10 years, our OISC reference is 200800152, in which 2008 stands for the year accreditation. Office: Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HN. www.1st4immigration.com.
Property Management in London from our sister company, MTV Properties, www.mtv-properties.com
 

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

New five-star Google reviews of our immigration services!

 



 
These are real reviews from our clients over the last month!


L Horn: Thank you Jules and the team for all of your help with our spousal visa extension! Always really responsive with all of our email queries and guided us throughout what would have been incredibly stressful process without them. Thank you!

Ben Walsh: We asked for their services during a difficult year (2020) and am happy to report that our visa application went off without a hitch. The team were very responsive and forthcoming with answers to our fairly ignorant questions. Will be working with them again on future stages of the settlement process.
 
Kseniia Kalenik: Very good service, definitely recommend! I was applying for working visa extension and received the guidance all the way.

Best Music and Rabab: my be made my future ...

Ali Gajani: Absolutely great service. Jules at 1st 4immigration offered me professional guidance throughout the journey. My SET (O) ILR came in 2 weeks, while in the middle of the pandemic. Everything was prepared well. If you want your ILR sorted without issues, these are the guys. Thank you so much.

Kurban: I’ve had very positive experience with Natalia and Jules over the last few years with our UK immigration related tasks.
Jules was always prompt in his responses, patient with my questions and requests and always confident in the success of our applications.
Natalia provided thorough detailed explanations for the complicated questions.
I would highly recommend 1st4Immigration for the UK immigration support.

Plamen Strumeliev: Me and my fiance used 1st4imigration's services to obtain a fiance visa, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. With extreme uncertainty and lack of information, this company not only helped us through it but got us to be together, and about to apply for a spouse visa. This is a legitimate organisation, with extremely professional staff who will always be quick to reply to emails no matter the mater.


We are here to help if you wish to talk to an Immigration Lawyer or to start the process of preparing your visa application. We work with customers worldwide via What's App, Skype, Facebook, email as well as in person at our office in the City of London. 

The best start is to book an online consultation on our website here. As always, a consultation fee counts towards our full service! 
 
1st 4Immigration is one of the most experienced UK immigration law companies, OISC - accredited at the highest Level 3. We have been in business for over 10 years, our OISC reference is 200800152, in which 2008 stands for the year accreditation. Office: Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HN. www.1st4immigration.com.
Property Management in London from our sister company, MTV Properties, www.mtv-properties.com

Thursday, 11 February 2021

🇭🇰🇬🇧 10 interesting rules of the new Hong Kong BNO visa.




The Hong Kong BNO visa is now up and running, and we have been submitting the applications. Here are some interesting rules about this visa category that make it different from the others. We remind that it is only for those who hold a British National (Overseas) status. This was inspired by the recently published UK Government rules https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-hong-kong-british-national-overseas but also by some articles in the Press. 

#1 Hong Kong BNO visa allows to work, study and live in the UK, and then qualify for settlement. It is a very generous provision that isn't  tied to a Sponsor, be it an employer, a family member or an academic establishment. 

#2 BN(O) status doesn't need to be proven by the valid BN(O) passport, it can be an expired document. 

#3 Only those who are ordinarily residents in Hong Kong or the UK can qualify. Well, if you are a resident in, say, Australia (as we are often asked), you could come to the UK on a different visa, such as Tier 5, and then switch to this category once you have stayed in the UK for a reasonable period of time.  

#4 Just as well, living in the UK before applying for a HK BNO visa could make it easier to meet the financial requirement. The BNOs are expected to support themselves financially without relying on the public purse. 

#5 Switching is allowed from other visa categories, including a visitor status. While switching from a Student or a Work visa may seem logical, it would be almost impossible to switch from a visitor to ‘proper’ visas, such as to work or live with your partner in the UK. But possible with a BNO visa!

#6 You can choose the validity of the visa, either 2.5 years or 5 years. 

#7 You can qualify for Settlement after 5 years in the UK. Not all 5 years have to be on this visa, can be combined with some other visa categories, cannot be with others. 

#8 Applicants are still subject to the general grounds of refusal, such as criminality. 

#9 If the above sounds positive, here’s a very restrictive rule: your family members may have to apply at the same time as you. A strange rule but it is what it is (in most visa categories your dependants could join later). 

#10 Family members can accompany you, such as your immediate relatives: a spouse and children under 18 yo. Interestingly, even some adult children could qualify if they were born after 1 July 1997 (the date of handover of Hong Kong to China) and, therefore, aren't eligible to get a BN(O) passport. This is a provision unique to this category because adult children cannot normally be classes as dependants for other visas.  


 1st 4Immigration is one of the most experienced UK immigration law companies, OISC - accredited at the highest Level 3. We have been in business for over 10 years, our OISC reference is 200800152, in which 2008 stands for the year accreditation. Office: Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HN.  www.1st4immigration.com

Property Management in London from our sister company, MTV Properties, www.mtv-properties.com

Saturday, 6 February 2021

🇬🇧 New Year, new UK visa application



Despite everything going on with the lockdowns, Brexit and the ’new normal’, UK visa and Citizenship applications are being processed, visa centres remain open and generally, immigration work continues. In fact, we have had unexpectedly fast approvals lately. Even most Priority services are back! 
 
It was common to delay an application during 2020, especially for a relocation to the UK. Now it is becoming more obvious that there is no fast solution, that restrictions may continue for a good part of 2021. There is, however, no need to write 2021 off (like many of us did with 2020). Whether your current UK visa expires soon or in a year’s time, it is never too early to plan your next one!
 
Often (but not always) you may have to wait for the last month of your current visa to submit a new application to the UK authorities but the key is in preparation and therefore, we can start working on your case in advance. This ensures you are ready as soon as it’s the time to apply and without the last-minute surprises. This is especially relevant if your circumstances have changed, be it financial (furlough leave or self-employment grant, for example) or an unexpected change of job, or a change in your relationship - better to be prepared. 
 
At 1st 4Immigration we will guide you throughout the application process, beginning from now and ending with the decision on your next visa. This includes any queries during the process. If anything, the last 12 months proved anything but predictable, so you would have someone to turn to with your queries and worries. 
 
The best place to start is to book a consultation to talk one-to-one with an immigration lawyer. We use WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype, email and you can book it here: https://www.1st4immigration.com/book-a-consultation/ 
 

 1st 4Immigration is one of the most experienced UK immigration law companies, OISC - accredited at the highest Level 3. We have been in business for over 10 years, our OISC reference is 200800152, in which 2008 stands for the year accreditation. Office: Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HN.  www.1st4immigration.com

Property Management in London from our sister company, MTV Properties, www.mtv-properties.com

🎓 Livestream OISC Level 1 training 13 - 14 February 2021





 
We now offer OISC Level 1 course livestream on Zoom and Skype 13 - 14 February 2021.
 
It is a 2-day course, 10.00 - 16.00 with breaks. CPD 10 hours. Price £250+VAT. It is live training (livestream), where you can interact with the tutor and ask your questions. You can check the date and book heresy: https://www.1st4immigration.com/training
  
Extracts from Description:
 
THE BASICS – CRUCIAL TO YOUR WORK!
Covid-19 concessionary policies and links
2 systems of immigration law: UK law, European law and Brexit
Types of visas: Entry Clearance, Visitor visa, Leave to Remain, Leave to Enter, Residence Permit, Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), Indefinite Leave is not  indefinite’
‘Settlement’ and 2 confusing meanings of this term
Common question: Passport has expired, do I have to transfer my visa to a new passport? The answer is both Yes and No
What is Switching? Common examples when switching is not allowed
What is the Date of Application and why it is so important? When is the Date of
Application? In-time and Out-of-time applications...

 
We also continue to run our best-selling Self-study OISC Level 1 course, based on an electronic textbook. You can study in your own time, at your own pace, from any device at any place. CPD 16 hours. Price £199+VAT. You can find it here: https://www.1st4immigration.com/course/online-oisc-level-1-course-cpd-16-hours/ 
  
Our courses are CPD-accredited by The CPD Standards Office, reference 80001.
 

1st 4Immigration is one of the most experienced UK immigration law companies, OISC - accredited at the highest Level 3. We have been in business for over 10 years, our OISC reference is 200800152, in which 2008 stands for the year accreditation. Office: Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HN. www.1st4immigration.com.
Property Management in London from our sister company, MTV Properties, www.mtv-properties.com