UK immigration is a frequently changing area of law. Various different application routes exist for individuals looking to relocate to the UK to live, work, study or join family.
Our team works with private clients and corporates alike to find the best strategy for their specific individual circumstances and requirements.
Gherson offers services that cover the full spectrum of UK immigration categories, including (but not limited to) advice on UK visit visas and the Points-Based System (Tier 1, Skilled Worker and Intra Company Transfer Worker, Student, and Temporary Worker routes) as well as spouse, fiancé and cohabitating partners’ applications, Elderly dependant relatives, exceptional applications, EU applications and immigration appeals.
There are a number of different options available to those looking to work in the UK, depending on their circumstances.
The Skilled Worker and Intra Company Worker routes of the Points-Based System offer employers the opportunity to sponsor skilled migrants to work in the UK. These visa routes require the company sponsoring the migrant to have a valid sponsor licence. The rules for sponsor licences are technical and can be difficult to navigate. Gherson can offer bespoke advice for companies looking to hire migrant workers – please contact us for further information.
Individuals who are Commonwealth citizens and can prove that one of their grandparents was born in the UK can come to work in the UK under the UK Ancestry visa, providing they satisfy a number of requirements.
The Immigration Rules are somewhat stringent with respect to who can join a family member in the UK. Gherson has extensive experience in advising on such applications, including family life with a partner, parent of a child in the UK and applications for adult dependent relatives.
Gherson can also advise in regards to the EU regulations and how Non EEA nationals that are family members of an EEA national can enter or remain in the UK. Please see below for further information.
The Tier 1 Investor visa program allows individuals who make an investment of a minimum of £2 million in Home Office specified investments to move to the UK without needing to work or study.
Individuals who have been offered a place at certain universities or schools can apply for a visa to come to the UK to study.
Gherson has extensive experience in assisting applicants with student visas.
EEA nationals and their family members were formerly able to come to live in the UK if they were “exercising Treaty Rights”.
Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, EEA nationals and their family members who wished to remain in the UK were required to register under the EU Settlement Scheme for Pre-Settled or Settled status. The deadline to register was 30 June 2021, however the Home Office will accept late applications. Gherson has extensive experience of assisting with applications for settled and pre-settled status for EEA nationals and their family members.