About 1st 4Immigration

Full info on our website:  www.1st4immigration.com

1st 4Immigration Ltd is an OISC-regulated company based in the City of London. Our office is conveniently located near Monument and Bank Underground stations, close to Liverpool Street and London Bridge and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Our company was founded by Wayne and Natalia Andrews, a British - Russian couple. Natalia is a Managing Director and now holds a dual British and Russian nationality. Her knowledge and experience began with her own immigration and travel experiences and has now grown with many years of successful business with the sister company, Multi Travel Visas Ltd.

Natalia came to the UK in 2003 on a Fiancee visa to marry Wayne, then applied for a Spouse visa, then a Permanent Visa (ILR) and eventually, British Citizenship. After years of travelling, having to apply for visas and also helping friends with visas, Natalia founded a visa company in 2005. It later became Multi Travel Visas Ltd, which is now one of just a few companies in the UK registered with Schengen Embassies in London and assists with French, Portuguese Schengen visas as well as with the visas to Russia, India, Sauid Arabia, China and many other countries.
In 2005 Western Daily Press newspaper ran a story about us and a local BBC radio station did the same, having read our story in the above newspaper. One of the major national newspapers, The Mail on Sunday, featured us (under earlier business name) in their Travel section with advice on American visas in 2004, just as the US visas started becoming more and more complicated. We of course kept copies of all papers.
Offering UK visas and Citizenship service seemed a natural further step. Most clients of Multi Travel Visas Ltd are foreign nationals who live or work in the UK, so, naturally, they need UK visas as well. Even now, the majority of our business comes by referral from clients.
Today, 1st 4Immigration Ltd is registered with the UK Home Office to assist with visa applications using Premium service in Croydon. We are authorised by The Office of Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), ref no F200800152. Our expertise is assessed to be at a very respected Level 2.
In early 2013 1st 4Immigration Ltd became an accredited distance learning provider for OISC-regulated Immigration Advisers (our colleagues) and for SRA-regulated solicitors. We provide online training courses, such as online OISC Level 1 course, plus Continuing Professional Development courses, which can be counted towards annual CPD credit for advers and solicitors and which is accepted by The OISC and the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority). Our CPD provider reference number is EJE/14IM.
Our company assists foreign nationals with making applications for UK visas in the UK and from abroad.
Examples of visa categories we deal with:
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK (permanent residency) including those who worked here for 5 years on Work Permit, HSMP, Tier 1, Tier 2, Ancestral visas. Those who spent 2 years on a Spouse/Partner visas, which were issued under the 'old Rules', ie under the Rules in place before 9 July 2012. Also, Long Residence 10  or 20 years. ILR for dependants of Points-Based System migrants who could not apply together with the main applicant.
  • Visas for Fiancees, Spouses and Partners of British citizens and of UK permanent residents. Here cases include applying under the current rules ('New Rules' from 9 July 2012) and applying under the old Rules for those who had such a visa issued before 9 July 2012 and are continuing in this category.  
  • Visas and immigration matters under European law for EU nationals and their family members, including Blue/Yellow/Purple Registration Certificates for Bulgarian/Romanian and Croatian citizens.
  • Visas under Points-Based System. We deal almost every day with Tier 1 General (HSMP) extensions, Tier 2 (Work Permit), Tier 4 (Student) and other PBS applications. Also, visas for Dependants including in-country switching.  
  • Visa applications for Business people: Investor, Entrepreneur.
  • British Citizenship for all, including European nationals (including Bulgarian/Romanian) and their family members as well as traditional applications for non-EU citizens and spouses of British citizens.
  • Immigration consultations, such as when you need to talk to an adviser about what visa you could apply for, whether you would qualify or when you are not sure about your documents and so on. We provide advice sessions face-to-face at our office in London or over email to customers all over the world.
  • Services for Employers: Sponsorship Licence, Certificates of Sponsorship, advising on employing the foreign workers legally.
We can offer communications in English and Russian languages.
We successfully challenged the Home Office over an incorrect refusal of an ILR based on HSMP Judicial Review policy or where applicants were given the wrong dates to qualify for British Citizenship. We have a great track record of successful Tier 1 General applications including cases of self-employed people, applicants with earnings and allowances from India, Russia and the Middle East, applications for an ILR where clients had complicated cases. We have vast experience of Spouse/Partner visa applications, including where the British partner is on disability benefits or self-employed (each category has its own rules or documents).
Contact us: info@1st4immigration.com or visit website: www.1st4immigration.com