For Individuals

UK Personal Immigration Law is in a constant state of evolution, with responses to global changes leading to the introduction of new immigration routes for visiting, working, living, studying, or joining family in the UK.

XT 24 was established in 1988 and has consistently provided exceptional legal advice specializing in UK immigration, nationality, extradition, sanctions, and human rights over the past 40 years.

The team at XT 24 offers tailored, efficient, and pragmatic approaches to find the best strategy for clients’ individual circumstances and requirements, catering to a diverse clientele, including high-net-worth individuals, their families, and businesses.

Personal Immigration

Visiting the UK

Depending on nationality and specific circumstances, a visa may be required to enter the UK for various purposes. The type of visa depends on the reason for travel, such as holidays, business trips, research, medical treatment, marriage, or visiting family. Generally, the time allowed in the UK is capped at 6 months.

Working in the UK

The points-based immigration system, treating EU and non-EU citizens equally since January 2021, has various options for those seeking to work in the UK. XT 24 specializes in all types of corporate immigration visas, including long-term work visas like Skilled Worker visas, Intra-company visas, and sportsperson visas, as well as short-term work visas such as the Graduate Route, Business Development, and Talent visas.

For closed immigration categories like Tier 1 Investor, Tier 1 Entrepreneur, and Representative of an overseas business, assistance is available for extension and settlement applications.

Other visas supported by XT 24 include domestic workers, frontier worker permits, and applying for a service provider from a Switzerland visa.

Studying in the UK

For those studying in the UK for more than 6 months, a student visa, such as a child student visa or a short-term study visa, is necessary.

Family in the UK

To live with a family member in the UK for more than 6 months, a family visa is required. Family members may include a spouse or partner, fiancé or proposed civil partner, child, parent, or relative providing long-term care.

EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens

Since January 1, 2021, European citizens without pre-settled or settled status intending to reside for more than 6 months in the UK must apply for a visa. While the deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme was June 30, 2021, XT 24 continues to have success with late applications on a discretionary basis.

Global Immigration

Dealing with global immigration, XT 24 assists high-net-worth individuals not only with personal immigration but also with matters related to asset structuring, tax planning, media and reputation management, corporate affairs, commercial and residential property, employment, and family matters.

Assistance with Schengen Visas, US Visas, and investment immigration is also provided, offering benefits such as visa-free travel, tax advantages, and secondary residence ownership.

Challenging a Decision

There are three ways to challenge a decision from the Home Office: Administrative Review, Immigration Appeal, and Judicial Review.

If provided the opportunity for Administrative Review, it is crucial to seek expert legal advice promptly. XT 24 has extensive experience in submitting administrative reviews and overturning decisions by the Home Office.

For Immigration Appeals, legal advice is recommended to navigate the process and make a strong case in the First Tier Tribunal.

In pursuing a Judicial Review, strict adherence to admissibility rules is imperative. XT 24 emphasizes the importance of well-drafted grounds and an appropriate bundle for successful judicial reviews.

With comprehensive experience in Asylum and Immigration Appeals, XT 24 collaborates with accomplished barristers and leverages extensive international expertise when necessary.

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