|Awtani Immigration Solicitors (who have moved their practice to Taylor Rose TTKW) 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. Where we do not believe that an application has any prospects of success, we will advise you of this in order to prevent you from wasting your money and propose suitable alternatives.
We are very conveniently located in the very heart of London. We are just a five minutes' walk from Bank and Moorgate tube stations. The founder of this firm, Sushma Awtani, who is a very friendly and approachable lawyer, has 20 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 (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 announced changes, via a Statement of Intent, that occurred 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 START-UP AND INNOVATOR ROUTES NOW OPEN:
29 March 2019 saw the end of the
Entrepreneur visa. After several decades, it has been abolished. It's
replacement however are the new Start-up and Innovator routes. The Start-up and Innovator visa
categories are for non-EEA nationals wishing to set up a business in the UK.
The Start-up category is for
early-stage but high potential entrepreneurs who are starting a business in the
UK for the first time.
There is no specific/minimum amount of
investment required, but maintenance for the applicant and their dependants
must be shown.
You need to have an endorsement from an
endorsing body and you must first
establish which endorsing body to apply to and in what category(please contact
us for the list of endorsing bodies). The endorsing body looks for innovation,
viability and scalability.
The Innovator Visa
The Innovator category is for more
experienced business people seeking to establish a business in the UK and
similar to the Start-up category, applicants would be required to obtain an
endorsement by an approved body before applying for immigration permission. The
applicant’s endorsement letter must confirm that the endorsing body has
assessed the applicant’s business proposal.
The innovator visa is aimed as a
replacement of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category. The minimum amount of
investment is reduced from £200,000 to £50,000. In addition, the applicant will
need to demonstrate maintenance funds for themselves and their dependants.