Personal Visa

UK Personal Immigration Law is dynamic, constantly evolving in response to global changes, leading to the introduction of new immigration routes for visiting, working, living, studying, or joining family in the UK.

XT 24, established in 1988, has consistently provided exceptional legal advice, specializing in UK immigration, nationality, extradition, sanctions, and human rights for over four decades. Our services cater to a diverse clientele, including high-net-worth individuals, their families, and businesses.

Our team employs a tailored, efficient, and pragmatic approach to determine the best strategy for each client’s unique circumstances and requirements. We specialize in advising clients with complex situations and offer assistance with discretionary immigration applications.

Personal Immigration

Visiting the UK

Depending on your nationality and circumstances, you may need a visa to enter the UK. The type of visa required will depend on your purpose, whether for a holiday, business trip, research, medical treatment, marriage, or visiting as a parent. Typically, the stay is capped at 6 months.

Working in the UK

Various options exist for those seeking employment in the UK, with the points-based immigration system treating EU and non-EU citizens equally since January 2021. XT 24 specializes in corporate immigration visas, covering long-term work visas like Skilled Worker, Intra-company, and sportsperson visas, as well as short-term visas like Graduate Route, Business Development, and Talent visas (Innovator, Start-up, Global Talent UK).

For closed immigration categories such as Tier 1 Investor, Tier 1 Entrepreneur, and Representative of an overseas business, XT 24 can assist with extension and settlement applications. Additional visas covered include domestic workers, frontier worker permits, and applying for a service provider from a Switzerland visa.

Studying in the UK

For studies exceeding 6 months, a student visa (e.g., child student visa or short-term study visa) is required.

Family in the UK

To live with a family member for more than 6 months, a family visa is necessary. XT 24 provides extensive experience and guidance on such matters.

EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens

Post the January 1, 2021 expiration of the transitional period, European citizens need to apply for a visa under the UK Immigration Rules to reside in the UK for more than 6 months. XT 24 continues to successfully submit late applications for pre-settled and settled status on a discretionary basis.

Global Immigration

When dealing with global immigration, XT 24 often assists high-net-worth individuals who require additional support beyond personal immigration. This includes advice on asset structuring, tax planning, media and reputation management, corporate matters, commercial and residential property, employment, and family matters.

XT 24 also provides assistance with Schengen Visas for purposes such as airport transit, tourism, business, medical reasons, study, cultural, sports, film, and religious purposes. Additionally, XT 24 assists with both non-immigrant (visit) and immigrant (settlement) US visas.

Investment immigration, obtaining secondary citizenship, and residencies are increasingly prevalent. XT 24 guides individuals through the process, facilitating access to benefits such as visa-free travel, favorable tax schemes, and ownership of secondary residences in exotic countries.

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, seeking expert legal advice is crucial. XT 24 has extensive experience in submitting administrative reviews, overturning Home Office decisions based on case working errors.

Immigration Appeal

If granted the right of appeal, XT 24 can guide you through the process, ensuring a strong immigration appeal before the First Tier Tribunal.

Judicial Review

For those opting for a judicial review, XT 24 emphasizes strict adherence to admissibility rules. Judicial review involves a judge assessing the lawfulness of a decision, challenging it on the basis of being illegal, irrational, or unfair due to incorrect application of the law or procedural errors.

XT 24 has comprehensive experience in Asylum and Immigration Appeals, collaborating with accomplished barristers and leveraging extensive international expertise when needed.

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