|Awtani Immigration Solicitors are a leading firm of Immigration lawyers specialising in all aspects of United Kingdom Immigration and Nationality Law. |
We offer a comprehensive service for corporate and individual clients and as we deal exclusively in Immigration law, you will only ever deal with a specialist Immigration solicitor who will be able to advise you on any aspect of U.K Immigration.
We are very conveniently located in the very heart of the City of London. We are just a five minute's walk from Monument and Tower Hill tube stations. Fenchurch Street station is also a very short walk from our office making us easily accessible. We are also in close proximity of Cannon Street and Liverpool Street rail stations. The founder of this firm, Sushma Awtani, who is a very friendly and approachable lawyer, has 19 years of Immigration experience. She has been giving live Immigration advice on national television since March 2004 and she regularly updates herself of the latest changes in this fast evolving field.
The UK Border Agency have listed our firm on the UKBA website amongst only a selected handful of the finest immigration firms in the UK to have been assessed as advisers to prospective sponsors.
Awtani Immigration Solicitors are also registered with the UK Border Agency for the same-day service also known as 'Premium Service', where cases can be submitted on your behalf directly to the UK Border Agency. This means that you can avoid a lengthy waiting period and get a decision on the same day.
Business and commercial immigration
We deal with sponsorship licences, work permits (now called certificates of sponsorships), highly skilled migrants, entrepreneurs, investors, post study workers and all other categories of business immigration.
We also handle all individual applications including appeals (for which we have a success rate of almost 100%), discretionary leave, domestic workers, entry clearance, EEA applications, family and dependents, further leave to remain, indefinite leave, long residence, naturalisation, overstayers, students, spouses, unmarried partners, UK Ancestry, visitors and all other individual categories.
IMPORTANT CHANGES MADE ON 9TH JULY 2012:
The Government recently announced changes, via a Statement of Intent, that occured with regard to the Immigration Rules for non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK on the family migration route. The new Immigration Rules sought to unify consideration under the rules and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, by defining the basis on which a person can enter or remain in the UK on the basis of their family or private life. These changes are now applicable to new applicants applying from 9 July 2012.
The potential changes are significant to some categories. Those sponsoring the settlement of a spouse or partner in the UK as well as those sponsoring children are subject to higher financial requirements; there is a greater emphasis on proving genuineness of relationships and consequently there is an extension of the minimum probation period for settlement for non EEA spouses and partners; the abolishing of immediate settlement for migrant spouses/partners who have been living abroad and an implementation of a probationary period for these couples; higher language requirements; potential deportation of those with serious criminal convictions and abolishing the 14 year long residence category, are amongst some of the changes to have occurred earlier this month.
You can view Sushma Awtani advising on the new changes on a live legal TV show at:
NEW IMMIGRATION BILL - 17TH SEPTEMBER 2015:
The new Immigration Bill makes provision for further measures to counteract illegal immigration. The stated purpose of the Bill is to tackle illegal immigration by making it harder to live and work illegally in the U.K.
At present, Section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971 extends the leave of any person who appeals against a decision to refuse to vary their leave until their appeal rights are exhausted. However clause 30 of the Bill provides a power to cancel leave which is or would otherwise be extended by Section 3C in circumstances in which either deception has been used by the applicant in seeking leave to enter or remain, or a condition attached to the person's leave has not been observed.