LEXVISA Weekly Immigration Update 29 September 2017

The Home Office has developed a Hostile Environment Policy as a way of forcing illegal migrants in to either leave the UK voluntarily or make a UK Visas and Immigration Application to regularise your status in the UK, although the Home Office has been found to have been abusing its power by defying its own policies and law in an effort to reduce immigration in the UK. LEXVISA is pleased to announce the successful Turkish Businessperson Visa Application which we prepared and submitted for one of our clients. LEXVISA is also pleased to announce its affiliation with London Stone Securities, an FCA regulated Wealth Management Company with whom we have been able to devise a suitable Investment Vehicle for Business Investors to use to study or work in the UK under the Tier 1 Investor Visa Application route.

1. Does the Home Office’s Hostile Environment Policy Justify their Failure to Uphold the Law?

The Home Office’s Hostile Environment Policy is designed to limit foreign national’s access to essential services by way of Right to Work Checks, Right to Rent Checks, Right to Bank Checks and medical treatment in the UK. The Home Office has been accused of abusing its’ power as a public interest body by applying the Hostile Environment Policy not only to the illegal migrants that it is aimed at, but also to lawful residents and vulnerable persons who the UK immigration law is designed to protect.

Examples of the Home Office abusing its power by way of the Hostile Environment Policy can be seen in the recently highly publicised cases of Haurko Tomioka and Samim Bigzad. The Home Office can be challenged if their exercise of the Hostile Environment Policy is seen to be contrary to their own immigration policy and/or the law or if any decisions made are unreasonable or unfair. Challenge may be brought by perusing the Home Office to realise their mistakes and reverse their decision, or as a last resort by way of Immigration Judicial Review.

2. Successful Entry Clearance under the Turkish Businessperson Visa

Our specialist immigration team prepared and submitted a successful Turkish Businessperson Visa Application, despite the strict Home Office requirements under the Turkish EC Association Agreement 1973 (“the Ankara Agreement”). Only Turkish nationals can apply for a Turkish Businessperson Visa, with the purpose of either starting a new business in the UK or investing in an already established UK business.

Turkish Businessperson Visa Applicants can also have their family members join them in the UK as long as they meet the requirements. If the family members are already in the UK they may wish to switch from their current visa to become a dependent of a Turkish Businessperson.

3. Business Investors can use an Investment Vehicle to Study and Work in the UK under the Tier 1 Investor Visa Application Route

An Investment Vehicle is a bespoke investment product tailored to the needs of a Tier 1 Investor Visa Applicant for the purposes of studying in the UK, working in the UK or investing in property in the UK. The Applicant will need to ensure that all of the requirements of the Tier 1 Investor Visa can be met from our specialist immigration solicitors and barristers, who will then work in conjunction with our affiliated Wealth Management Company at London Stone Securities at Lloyd’s Avenue House, Lloyd Avenue, London, EC3N 3AX, who will be able to give specific and detailed financial advice about the appropriate Investment Vehicle. The Investment Vehicle will then mature on the Applicant obtaining a settlement visa, either under the 2 year or 3 years Accelerated Settlement Route, or the standard 5 Year route.

Using Legal Representation for your UK Immigration Matter

Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on the law and your immigration matter. You can instruct one of our immigration and visa legal representatives to successfully assist you with making a UK Visa application. Our solicitors and Barristers will help you comply with the UK Home Office Immigration Rules and requirements and meet the UK Immigration Rules.

Caseworkers at the UK Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your Immigration & Visa application succeeds, our solicitors and barristers will ensure all specified documents must be provided. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Home Office Immigration Rules.

Successful UK Immigration Applications

Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your prospects of submitting a UK Immigration & Visa application before your application even reaches the UK Home Office Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of a UK Immigration & Visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.

Our offices are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients.  We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.

Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation to discuss a UK Immigration & Visa application.

Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.

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