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Work Visa Success Stories

Our business immigration barristers assist national and international businesses to recruit and retain the skilled workers that they need in the UK. We have assisted company directors, self-employed persons and employees to acquire the immigration status that they need to work in the UK. The following are just a few examples of the many successful outcomes that we have achieved for our clients:

  • Our immigration barristers were instructed by a national pharmaceutical company to obtain an extension of stay for one of their Pharmacy Managers, a citizen of Hong Kong, as a Tier 2 General skilled worker. Having identified an appropriate SOC Code, we worked with the Tier 2 Sponsor to ensure that the genuine vacancy test was satisfied.
  • The Richmond Chambers Immigration Team was instructed by a Canadian software development company that wished to relocate one of its employees to the UK. Our immigration barristers identified the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme as the most appropriate immigration category and prepared a successful visa application for their employee.
  • We were instructed by a leading UK clothing manufacturer to apply for a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence. The business wanted to sponsor a high earner to come to the UK and set up a new team within the business. The application was approved in less than two weeks, ensuring the company was not delayed in implementing its business plan.
  • We were engaged by a leading Covent Garden restaurant to advise its management team on the immigration law aspects of recruiting a Head Chef and General Manager from overseas. Our barristers provided in-depth advice in relation to the Sponsor Licence application process, restricted Certificates of Sponsorship, Shortage Occupation List, Resident Labour Market Test and procedure for applying for a Tier 2 General visa.
  • Our client, a citizen of Australia, sought to apply for indefinite leave to remain as a Tier 1 General Highly Skilled migrant. Despite having spent extended periods abroad, we assisted her to demonstrate 5 years continuous lawful residence by applying via the same-day service on a day which allowed her to divide absences of over 180 days across two years. Our client was granted settlement in the UK.
  • The Richmond Chambers Immigration Team acted for a director of a Japanese motor company in his application for a Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa. Our client was able to relocate to the UK with his family while his company was able to set up a branch in the UK.
  • We were instructed by a national manufacturing company to assist one of its skilled employees whose leave to remain as a dependent of a work permit holder was due to expire. We successfully applied for indefinite leave to remain for the employee’s wife, the work permit holder, thereby enabling the company’s employee to also achieve settlement in the UK and continue working for the business.
  • Our immigration barristers acted for a citizen of Iran who wished to extend her stay in the UK as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur in order to continue running her café in North London. Relying upon a combination of personal money that she had invested into her UK incorporated business by way of a director’s loan and savings gifted by her mother and father, we guided our client through the complex documentary evidence requirements of the Immigration Rules and provided her with practical advice in relation to satisfying the genuine entrepreneur test.
  • We successfully helped a citizen of India to overturn a decision of the Home Office to refuse him leave to remain as a Tier 2 General migrant after it had been decided that his Post-Graduate Diploma did not qualify for an award of points for either ‘Qualifications’ of ‘English Language’.
  • We obtained leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 1 General Migrant for an accountant from China whose application had been rejected by the Home Office because of insufficient maintenance funds.
  • We persuaded an Immigration Judge to allow the appeal of a businesswoman from Russia who had been refused a Tier 1 General migrant visa because she had claimed Child Benefit in breach of her conditions of leave.
  • Our client, a citizen of Russia, was a professional concert pianist who, after completing his music studies in the UK, had set up a music tuition business whilst on a Tier 1 Post-Study Work visa. We prepared a successful application for him to extend his stay in the UK as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur in order to continue running his music tuition business.
  • We represented a citizen of China in her appeal against the refusal of her application for indefinite leave to remain as a Sole Representative of an Overseas Business. Our immigration barristers persuaded the Immigration Tribunal that although our client had been outside the UK for more than 180 days in a single year in the UK, she was able to demonstrate 5 years continuous residence at the date of the appeal hearing.
  • We represented a citizen of New Zealand in her appeal against a decision of the Home Office to refuse to grant entry clearance on the basis of UK ancestry for a period of 5 years.  Our client’s initial application was refused on the ground that her previous convictions meant that her exclusion from the UK was conducive to the public good.  Our immigration barristers persuaded an Immigration Judge that the discretion not to refuse entry clearance should have been exercised in our client’s favour and her appeal was allowed.

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