020 3372 5125 Email us today
Enquire today

RVS Solicitors provide high-quality immigration legal services to individuals and businesses.  In the current political climate, if you are going through an immigration matter, it is important to have the best immigration advice you can get. Our experienced UK immigration solicitors have intimate knowledge of the Immigration Rules and the Home Office processes.

Our Immigration team is lead by Dr Lusine Navasardyan, who has years of experience in UK Immigration law, as well as in business and corporate law, making her input indispensable for all your immigration needs. Our team comprises of the best and brightest immigration lawyers London has to offer.

Our Immigration Services

Our team of experienced UK immigration lawyers can offer guidance in all immigration matters, including:

To speak to one of our specialist Immigration Lawyers, please call us on 0203 372 5125 or complete our online form to make an appointment. 

We take your matter from your shoulders

For those with busy lives, i.e. people in business, high-net-worth individuals, and entrepreneurs, there is simply no time to spend creating immigration applications – they are focused on what they do best, running their lives and businesses.  If this resonates with you, RVS Solicitors is an ideal fit.  When we say we value your time, this is not an empty promise. Not only we have very high success rate for the applications that we work on, but we ensure that the entire process is as stress-free and smooth as possible. As a niche specialist law firm, we tailor our approach to the needs of our clients, so if you need more communication and involvement, or if you want to hand over your matter entirely, or somewhere in the middle, we will work to your requirements. We will take care of your immigration matter from start to finish, ensuring all aspects are covered and you are given the best chance of success in your immigration matter.

If you need assistance with an immigration matter that has not gone your way, we have specialist immigration lawyers capable of giving you the best immigration advice on the matter. We have assisted many businesses in gaining or having their Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence reinstated, and helped individuals reverse negative decisions made against them – something that is increasingly common with the current government’s policy on immigration.

Our experience speaks for itself

When you entrust your Sponsor Licence, visa, settlement, or British Citizenship application to us, you are choosing some of the foremost experts in immigration law in the UK.  Our Head of Immigration and co-director Dr Lusine Navasardyan is a specialist in assisting high-net-worth individuals, families, and businesses in relocating to the UK. The team led by her has successfully concluded many highly complex business and personal immigration cases.

As any top immigration lawyer would attest, working closely with different service providers and professionals is essential in achieving excellent outcomes for our clients. We have a vast network of professionals, who ensure that all elements of your matter are catered to.

Our team provides a highly personal service, in contrast to many law firms in London, and will always make you feel comfortable and confident in what we are doing on your behalf.  While we are niche, we think big and we have the results to show for it.

We focus on the detail

The UK immigration process has become increasingly complex in recent years, with many new and complicated rules which must be understood before making an application or seeking an appeal.  It is our meticulous attention to detail which ensures that applications made on behalf of our clients are rarely questioned by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).  By instructing us, you can be confident that our team will create a legally watertight and robust case and present it to the Home Office on your behalf.

Contact our specialist immigration lawyers in London

Call our expert immigration team on 0203 372 5125 or complete our online enquiry form for a free assessment.

No matter what your immigration law matter, we can assist

Business Immigration Services

Whether you represent a UK-based company seeking to recruit employers from another country, or you plan to set up a business in the UK, we can help you.  Our London-based business immigration Solicitors can assist with any type of application, including:

Sponsor Licenses

A Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor License will enable your organisation to recruit staff from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). With Brexit on the horizon, more businesses are looking at this route to bring the necessary skills and expertise into their businesses, to enable continued operations and future growth.

Handling the application process on your behalf

RVS Solicitors will secure your Sponsor License in the first instance and then help maintain your compliance with immigration rules and guidance.  We have an in-depth understanding of the criteria by which your application will be assessed, including whether your business qualifies and whether it can fulfil the duties and responsibilities of a Sponsor License holder.

Once your Sponsor License is secured, you will then be able to request Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS), which can be assigned to potential talent from outside the EEA.

Maintaining ongoing compliance

To ensure ongoing compliance, we can provide training to your staff, assist you to operate your Sponsor Management System (SMS), and undertake regular mock audits to replicate those carried out by UKVI.

As part of the training we offer, we can show your key personnel how to keep necessary up to date records, how and when to update the SMS, and how to carry out Resident Labour Market Tests (RLMTs). RLMTs are carried out to ensure no settled worker is available within the UK already who can carry out the role your organisation is recruiting for.

Revocation or suspension

If your license is revoked or suspended,  please contact us immediately.  We will act swiftly to have your Sponsor License reinstated, ensuring you can continue to recruit international talent to grow your organisation.

In this field, experience and attention to detail will make all the difference between a quick decision in your favour, and an adverse one that can jeopardise your business.  By instructing us, you can be confident we will achieve the former on your behalf, saving you time, money and stress.

Tier 1 Visas

Tier 1 Investor visa

Tier 1 Investor Visa provides an entry route into the UK for high-net-worth individuals with £2m or more to invest in approved UK investments.  The Tier 1 investor visa provides successful applicants, and their families, with a route to settlement and UK citizenship.  The visa is extremely flexible; applicants do not need to meet English language requirements and are permitted to travel outside of the country for up to 180 days each year and can purchase property within the UK.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa

Tier 1 Entrepreneur route allows you to invest in and run a business in the UK. This route has now closed for most of new applicants, however, it remains open to those who are or in previous 12 months before the application has held a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa. It is also a relevant route for those who already are in the UK on Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa and are looking to extend or obtain a settlement.

Tier 1 exceptional talent/promise visa

The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa is available to those outside of the EEA who are endorsed by approved institutions as having exceptional talent or promise in a range of creative, scientific, and technology fields.  One of the real advantages of this visa type is its flexibility; once in the UK, holders have the option to be employed, self-employed, or to freelance.

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

The Representative of an Overseas Business Visa provides a route for businesses outside of the EEA wishing to send a representative to establish a foothold within the UK market.  The application process for this visa requires a considerable amount of documentary evidence to be collated and presented for consideration.  Furthermore, the applying organisation must prove they are headquartered outside of the UK and intend to set up a registered branch or wholly-owned subsidiary within Britain.  RVS’s business immigration team have assisted many businesses to setup within the UK and will help your organisation achieve the same goal.

Start-up and innovator visas

A Start-up Visa offers an opportunity for individuals from outside of the EEA to set up a new business in the UK.  Individuals can apply for a Start-up Visas from outside the country, or if within the UK by switching from a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa, Tier 2 Visas, Tier 4 (General) Students, or Standard Visitor Visas.

An Innovator Visa is like a Start-up Visas; however, applicants are typically at a later stage in their business plans and require a minimum of £50,000 in investment funds.

Both visas require an applicant to obtain endorsement from an approved body.  The endorsing body will base their decision on whether the business and applicant meet the following three criteria:

  • Innovation – an original business idea and a plan that proves you meet an existing market need.
  • Viability – proof you have or are developing the required experience, skills, and knowledge to run a profitable business in your chosen sector.
  • Scalability – evidence that your business can grow and provide jobs to UK settled individuals.

At RVS, we are well acquainted with the requirements of Innovator Visas and Start-up Visas, including demonstrating that you have a truly new or innovative business idea which potential for growth, and are able to help you showcase this in a manner that will help you get endorsed by an authorised body.

Tier 2 Visas

Tier 2 (General) visa

Tier 2 (General) Visa enables individuals from outside of the EEA to work for employers with a Sponsor License.  Before sponsoring you, the employer is required to undertake a series of checks to verify no other settled worker within the UK is available who could fill the vacancy.  If you are offered sponsorship, and your Tier 2 (General) Visa is granted, your sponsor will assign you a Certificate of Sponsorship (Cos).  Applicants may apply from within the UK if they have a valid job offer from a sponsoring employer, or from outside of the EEA.

Other Tier 2 visa routes

There are three additional Tier 2 routes for non- EEA citizens who wish to work for a UK business:

The team at RVS Solicitors have assisted hundreds of people in securing a Tier 2 Visa.  Hence, we understand the steps to take to achieve a positive result.  If you have received an adverse decision from UKVI for a Tier 2 Visa application, speak to our team today; we will take the time to fully review the facts of your case and your circumstances, and recommend the best possible course of action to obtain your visa.  We are highly experienced and successful in turning around decisions in favour of our clients through Administrative Review and/or Judicial Review.

Personal Immigration Services

RVS Solicitors immigration team can take on any immigration case regardless of complexity.  We have the best immigration lawyers who understand how visa applications are assessed by UKVI and will always put you one step ahead.  We can assist with any of the following individual immigration applications and/or refusals:

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

Indefinite Leave to Remain enables applicants to remain in the UK without any visa restrictions. After many years of being required to apply for visa extensions, obtaining settlement can come as a welcome relief for many migrants.

The period after which you are eligible to apply for ILR depends on the type of visa you hold; for example, someone on a Tier 1 Investor Visa can apply after two, three, or five years based on the amount of money invested. Dependants of those on a points-based system (PBS) visa may apply after five years. The long residence route requires ten years of continuous residence before settlement can be applied for.

It is important to understand that ILR and citizenship are different; the latter can apply for a British passport and can vote in UK elections, the former cannot. Citizenship can be sought 12 months after receiving ILR.

EU/EEA pre and settled status

All EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals wishing to remain in the UK must apply for Settled Status before 30th June 2021.  Failing to do so may risk you being removed after the deadline expires.  On application, you will be granted either Settled or Pre-settled Status.

Settled Status requires five years of continuous residence in Britain at the time of application; Pre-settled Status will be granted if you have less than five years continuous residence in the UK, allowing you to work towards gaining Settled Status after you have completed five years continuous residence.

Standard Visitor Visa

If you have been refused a Standard Visitor Visa to come to the UK for leisure, family, to receive medical treatment, take part in a sports event, or attend a business occasion, or for any other reason, you are not alone.  Many people are refused entry due to concerns that their stated intentions for coming to the UK are not genuine.  This conclusion is often based on flimsy reasons, or due to errors when processing the Standard Visitor Visa application.

Our specialist immigration lawyers will review your case in detail and advise the best course of action, which minimises the cost, time, and stress.  Because we are a niche firm, you will be dealing with a senior member of our immigration team. You can be assured we will secure the best result possible, providing you with a close level of service throughout every stage of the process.

British Citizenship

From the moment you engage our services, if your ultimate aim is to secure ILR and British Citizenship, every decision we make on your behalf will be to this end. One of the biggest benefits of choosing a small niche law firm such as RVS Solicitors is that we get to know you and your family. This allows maintaining an ongoing relationship with you as the years’ progress. As such, we make decisions in the short-term that are designed to meet your long-term gains.

If you have received notification that you are not being granted ILR or British Citizenship, we will fight on your behalf to have this decision reversed. Often adverse decisions are made based on the feeblest of reasons, and even errors – meaning decisions can be quick without complex legal mechanisms being needed, just by explaining the error to UKVI. If this is not successful, we are highly adept at Administrative Review and Judicial Review and will pursue either of these routes if warranted.

Family Visas

If you are planning to join a family member already in the UK or wish to bring a dependent family member into the country, we will secure the necessary visa for you. Whether you require a Spouse, Civil Partnership, Fiancé, or Unmarried Partner Visa, we understand the application routes and legal technicalities that will lead to a positive result; experience is everything in immigration law.

We can advise you on the minimum income requirements, which have recently become more favourable to applicants and appealing a refusal on human rights grounds.

Our point of difference is that we truly care. Many of our team have come from other countries to set up lives in the UK, and so understand the emotions underpinning your decision to be with your loved ones. This first-hand experience means we go far beyond what other law firms offer to reunite your family.

Appeals, Administrative Review, and Judicial Review

In the event your application is refused, you may have the right to appeal.   If you do not have a right of appeal, Administrative Review or Judicial Review may provide an option where we believe that UKVI has refused your application in error. Challenging a visa refusal for caseworker error or unlawfulness is a complex issue and requires the attention of immigration lawyers who specialise in such matters. Our immigration team has extensive experience in immigration litigation and works with the best and brightest counsels to achieve the desired result.

Find out more information on our fees here. To find out more about how we can advise you on immigration law matters, please contact our London office on 0203 372 5125 or complete our online form to make an appointment. 

Please call us on 020 3372 5125 or get an online consultation




    Share
    Follow by Email
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram
    Contact our experts in Immigration
    Director & Head of Corporate & Business Immigration
    For legal advice
    call us today
    020 3372 5125
    Or complete our online enquiry form to make an appointment




      What Our Clients
      Say About Us
      Testimonials
      Dealing with Rakhi was more like having In house counsel than hiring a law firm
      So Rakhi Singal of RVS has just handled my divorce, it was a very complex case and I came to Rakhi at the very last minute on a friend’s recommendation. My case was a mess and I stood to lose everything.

      Dealing with Rakhi was more like having In-House counsel than hiring a law firm, she does not approach her clients as a cash machine like many law firms do, she works with you to manage and minimise your costs and de-escalate conflict rather than throw wood on the fire.

      She took a huge personal interest in my case, she was always available on the phone, very quick to respond to emails and is very honest and trustworthy.

      My ex had huge spending power and used a team of high profile solicitors against me, Rakhi literally saved me from complete ruin and helped me get a very fair deal with me spending 6 times less than my ex on legal fees.

      Thank you, my new family and I will be forever grateful!!!!
      What Our Clients
      Say About Us
      Testimonials
      Rakhi’s passion for her profession supersedes the norm
      On dealing with a very stressful and emotional situation involving my young child. I was personally directed to Rakhi Singal. From the very outset of my situation, Rakhi identified the immediate difficulties I faced and offered me a sympathetic and rational approach to my situation, ensuring that she had a full understanding of my issues and concerns. Rakhi’s approach to my case was monumental and customary to my needs and that of my child, which was a fundamental point for me.

      The communication and support I received in and outside of court was nothing short of extraordinary. Rakhi’s passion for her profession supersedes the norm and is clearly demonstrated through her results.
      What Our Clients
      Say About Us
      Testimonials
      Really impressed with Rakhi’s dedication to our case
      Could not be more pleased with the results!

      I approached RVS solicitors as they were highly recommended and now I completely understand why. Soon as I contacted Rakhi I knew I wanted to use her, she was so professional and easy to get along with. I was faced with clients who were refusing the pay invoices, Rakhi immediately reassured me that she was able to help me and recoup these costs. She dealt with the whole process very professionally.

      Really impressed with Rakhi’s dedication to our case and her knowledge and experience on dealing with the case. She communicated with us throughout the process, providing me with regular updates. Thank you so much, I cannot vouch for her work enough and RAW Invites are happy for you to continue to act for all their matters in the future.
      What Our Clients
      Say About Us
      Testimonials
      Very detailed advice, friendly and approachable
      Excellent service for my wife's spousal visa from Lusine: very detailed advice, friendly and approachable. Also flexible in contact by email and provided an excellent cover letter.
      What Our Clients
      Say About Us
      Testimonials
      She is professional, intelligent, hard worker and cheerful!
      I highly recommend Dr. Lusine Navasardyan, as she is professional, intelligent, hard worker and cheerful, she helped us from the beginning of our case until the very end, when she prepared a strong bundle with over 385 pages, which helped us get a successful victory in our Asylum case . I strongly recommend her as I really appreciate all the professional work that she has done . Many thanks to her.
      What Our Clients
      Say About Us
      Testimonials
      She has been very professional and a reliable person
      Dr. Lusine has been working on my case. She has been very professional and a reliable person. She was always attending to my queries and she has always been very friendly throughout my case.
      What Our Clients
      Say About Us
      Testimonials
      She is very professional while creating a friendly and comforting relationship with her clients
      I am very happy with the level and quality of service I got from Dr. Lusine Navasardyan. She is very professional while creating a friendly and comforting relationship with her clients. The service from Lusine was professional,efficient and well organised. Lusine worked extremely hard at resolving my all issues while getting the best result.