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Child Custody in the UK

September 2019 - Family. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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The best family solicitors London in London state that child custody law is the legal mechanism that decides which parent will be more responsible for a child or children after a divorce or separation.

The new European Temporary Leave to Remain Scheme

September 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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The best immigration solicitors London confirm that the British government plans on implementing a transitional period for EU/EEA citizens who would like to move to the UK after October 31st 2019 until December 31st 2020.

Tier 4 Student Visa Changes as of September 2019

September 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Our team of top immigration solicitors London confirm that the Tier 4 Student Visa rules have changed once again where applicants who are keen to study in the UK will be allowed to stay in the country for 2 years (as opposed to 4 months) to look for a job after their studies. The new rules will take effect from 2020 and will only be relevant to applicants who come to the UK to study next year.

The latest changes to UK Immigration rules explained by Dr Bernard Andonian

September 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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In his latest article Dr Bernard Andonian, founder of our firm and one of the best immigration lawyers London explains the latest changes that have come in to effect in the UK’s immigration legal system from September 2019.

Home Office Profited ÂŁ500m from Immigration Fees in 2018

September 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Top immigration lawyers were shocked to hear that a recent investigation carried out by The Times newspaper found that the Home Office made a profit of ÂŁ500 million in 2018 from the increase in fees of many UK immigration applications. We were also shocked to hear that the Home Office has actually doubled its profits over the last 4 years wherein 2014 it made ÂŁ260 million which is almost half of what was gained in 2018 i.e ÂŁ500 million.

The Creation of the New Global Talent Visa

September 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Immigration solicitors London confirm that on the August 8th 2019, UK PM Boris Johnson announced that in the light of Brexit, his government will create a new Global Talent Visa to make a fast track system that will encourage the migration of leading individuals who have an expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM’s) into the UK.

Latest Immigration Figures of the New Innovator and Start-up Visa

September 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Our team of immigration lawyers analysed a set of statistics from the Home Office that measured UK immigration entries and it showed that the new Tier 1 Innovator Visa and Tier 1 Start-Up Visa routes have not been very successful since their inauguration on 29th March 2019.

BREXIT UPDATE: UK Immigration Rules for EU Citizens set to Change Again

September 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Our team of immigration solicitors confirm that after the most recent political developments on Brexit in Westminister the UK Government, will, once again, change its position on EU immigration in the UK and will be liberalising the rules for them after a possible no-deal Brexit.

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors, one of London's Leading Full-Service Law Firms

August 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors which was formerly Gulbenkian, Harris, Andonian, is a top tier UK based boutique law firm headquartered in Holborn, London. We are one of the city’s most recognised and respected full-service law firms and we offer our expertise and legal advice on many areas of UK law.

Fragmentation of the EU on the raw issue of economic migration

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Nearly all EU leaders, save for Angela Merkel the German Chancellor, agree that the unending tide of # illegal migration into Europe can't continue unabated.

The creation of an Australian Points Based Immigration System in the UK

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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The top immigration Lawyers London state that since the election of the new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a big change has occurred in political rhetoric of the country regarding the future of the UK’s immigration policies where the words “Australian Points Based System” been showcased in the mainstream media.

The Home Office spent ÂŁ250K+ on deportation flights in a 3 month period that were never used

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Immigration solicitors London who work at our firm wrote a new opinion piec discussing the very disturbing article published by the Guardian newspaper in London on July 30th 2019. The article claimed that around 12,000 immigrants are removed by force each year in the UK and a further 20,000 are removed under the voluntary returns route. Furthermore, when making such removals the UK government uses charter flights that have removed people to numerous different countries including Ghana, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Albania and Jamaica amongst others.

Brexit and British Passport Renewals

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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We are being told again and again by the current UK government that the United Kingdom will leave the EU on October 31, 2019, with or without a deal. Immigration lawyers London state that if we do leave the EU with a deal then with regards to immigration rules, travel for British passport holders to the EU should remain the same. However, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal then this could cause major problems for people who will travel one of which being the six month validity rule which will be applied to British passport holders.

We Explain The Move from Postal to Online In-Country Visa Applications

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Dr Bernard Andonian co-founder and consultant Solicitor at Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors discusses the new move from postal to online in-country visa applications. As a member of our team of top immigration solicitors London, Dr Andonian has a wide array of expertise on all issues related to UK immigration and human rights law.

Limited Leave To Remain Application Costs Have Become Unaffordable

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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After reading an article on poltiics.co.uk dated August 6th 2019, our immigration lawyers London agree that there is a big problem with those who find themselves on the “limited leave to remain status” who claim that no matter even if you spend the majority of your life in the UK this means nothing. 

If you are a Tier 2 or Tier 5 Visa Sponsor, You must follow the rules!

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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The best immigration solicitors London state that if you are an employer who has a sponsor licence for Tier 2 visa or Tier 5 visa applicants you must comply with Home Office investigation requests otherwise this could lead you into serious problems where you can be blacklisted as being uncooperative or your license can even be taken away or downgraded.

Forced Marriages in the UK and their Distinction from Arranged Marriages

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Dr Bernard Andonian, co-founder and consultant solicitor at Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors discusses problems in the UK surrounding forced marriages and distinguishes them from customary arranged marriages.

Can you Bring your Partner & Children to the UK if you are on the Tier 4 Student Visa?

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Immigration Solicitors London confirm that those of you who are on the Tier 4 Student Visa route and have managed to secure a place at a UK university could be eligible to bring your non-EEA family members to the UK during the time of your studies. The current rules in place permit partners and children under the age of 18  to gain entry clearance and join Tier 4 Student Visa holders if some specific criteria are met.

What are Public Funds & Can You Receive Them?

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Learn about Public Funds in the UK and we will happily explain to you how this system works if you are residing there as a migrant.

We Explain UK Visas and English language Requirements for non-EEA National’s

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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The best immigration lawyers london from Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors confirm that English language requirements have in fact been a norm for many different UK immigration routes and visa categories.

The new Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson and EU Immigration

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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The word Brexit has been in the British mainstream media since the 2016 referendum and Immigration solicitors UK agree that it is no doubt causing much stress and uncertainty for those EU nationals living in the UK and also for all the  UK nationals living in Europe. Furthermore, the recent election of Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister, who does not oppose the outcome of a No Deal Brexit, will not, as far as we can tell until now change the policies that were put in place by the former Prime Minister Theresa May to accommodate EU nationals in the lead up to the U.K.’s departure from the EU with regards to applying through the EU Settlement Scheme.

We Explain Indefinite Leave to Remain, Indefinite Leave to Enter, Permanent Residence & Settlement

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Numerous words in UK immigration terminology can make it all quite tricky and confusing to understand and a classic example of this is when discussing the status of Indefinite Leave to Remain which can also be referred to as Permanent Residence, Indefinite Leave to Enter and Settlement. These all essentially mean the same thing, i.e. when an individual has an unlimited time limit to stay in the UK.

UK Court orders the return of deported Ugandan Lesbian found in bed with a man

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Dr Bernard Andonian, co-founder and one of our consultant immigration lawyers London at Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors, discusses the technicalities of judicial independence in the UK in the case that involved a Ugandan lesbian national who was deported after found sharing a bed with a man. This lady must now be returned to the UK by the order of the High Court.

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Can you come to the UK as a Partner/Spouse without Enough Money

August 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Leading immigration solicitors London at Gulbenkian Andonian discuss whether it is allowed for a foreign husband or wife or partner still come to the UK on a Spouse Visa (under the 5-year route) if he/she does not meet the minimum ÂŁ18,600 maintenance requirement which is stated in the UK immigration rules.

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If you are a UK business can you hire a student who has Tier 4 study Visa?

July 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Gulbenkian Andonian employs some of the top immigration lawyers in London and can be of valuable assistance if you are a company wanting to explore your options in hiring Tier 4 student visa holders.

Paper Applications for the EU Settlement Scheme

July 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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The UK will leave the EU later this year at the end of October and preparations have started to take place on behalf of EU and EEA citizens to secure their immigration status in the UK before this happens.

How Much Does It Cost To Sponsor A Tier 2 Migrant?

July 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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If you are thinking about sponsoring a Tier 2 Visa migrant it is important to stay informed on the fees involved when you make this application.

Our Expert UK Immigration Services

July 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Gulbenkian Andonian is one of the leading immigration law firms in London & the UK and is listed in the Legal 500 hall of Fame. Our immigration law firm in London is the only UK member of the European Immigration Lawyers Group, which specialises in various immigration fields including employees moving from one EU member state to another and assisting non-EU nationals needing immigration assistance. We have acted for many company and commercial clients , including investors , innovators , business persons , sole representatives and individual applicants . We also have decades of experience in filing and obtaining all types of UK visas and work permits for our corporate and individual clients including Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4, Tier 5 Visa Applications, British Passport Applications , Indefinite Leave to Remain Applications, Spouse Visa Applications and more.

We can Help You With The NEW Tier 1 Start-up Visa

July 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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The new Tier 1 Start-up Visa category is an expanded version of the Graduate Entrepreneur visa route. The start-up visa will be available to anyone who is going to, for the first time, start a business in the UK. If you are an approved applicant, you will be given a visa for two years and will be able to switch to the new Tier 1 Innovator Visa which will allow you to continue to work and have your business in the UK.

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors can help with your Tier 1 Investor Visa

July 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Over the years the team at Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors have dealt with a very large number of Tier 1 investor visa cases amongst cases in ALL other UK Visa categories. This article will briefly discuss the Tier 1 Investor Visa and what the requirements are.

Applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK Based on Residence

July 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Dr Bernard Andonian, consultant solicitor at Gulbenkian Andonian solicitors gives guidance on applying for settlement in the UK based on residence

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors Coverts to Limited Company Status

June 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors have the pleasure of announcing that the Solicitors Regulations Authority have authorised a change in structure and entity of the company to an Alternative Business Structure (ABS).

A Brief Synopsis of the 5 & 10 Year Spouse Visa Routes

June 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Dr Bernard Andonian consultant solicitor, gives a brief synopsis of how to apply to extend your stay in the UK on the basis of family life as a partner, parent or dependent child, or on the basis of private life in the UK both within the immigration rules and outside the rules.

Tier 4 Student Visa

June 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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A Tier 4 visa is issued to study in the UK. The sponsor for Tier 4 Visas must be the educational institution where the student will study. The visa is issued for a particular course at the institution. Read the requirements below.

You can Gain Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK with the Tier 1 Investor Visa

June 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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The top immigration lawyers UK confirm that The Tier 1 Investor Visa is a way that high net worth individuals who want to make an investment of a minimum of ÂŁ2 million within the UK can gain a long lasting immigration status in the country. This is because, the UK really does its best to encourage investment and is fairly open to accepting people who apply for Tier 1 Investor Visas if all the relevant criteria are met.

A brief history of Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors

May 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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A brief history of Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors written by Co-Founder, Dr Bernard Andonian

Message from Dr Bernard Andonian, Legal 500 Hall of Fame

May 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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It is a privilege to be inducted in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame as a leading individual.

English Language Tests and UK Immigration Deportations

May 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Students who are considered as having intentionally cheated many years ago the passing of their TOEIC English language test, (now scrapped because of the scandal it created), or been a party to the non-disclosure of their tax affairs by producing fraudulent figures to the HMRC and Home Office, risk curtailment of the visas, denied settlement and removal from the UK on the grounds of bad character and conduct.

Civil Litigation - Gulbenkian Andonian

April 2019 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors and Notaries have considerable and vast experience in most aspects of civil litigation specialising in contract disputes, discrimination claims, and tort law.

Gulbenkian Andonian is the Top Immigration Lawyer and Solicitor Service in London, UK

April 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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nationality lawnationality law,Gulbenkian Andonian is recognised as one of the leading immigration law firms in London & the UK. It has a team of specialist immigration lawyers and support staff of great ability and experience. The firm has always looked beyond the shores of the UK, serving clients with UK interests worldwide.

UK Visa Fees are increasing as of March 29th 2019

March 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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The United Kingdom has one of the highest visa fee rates in the world and it is no secret that applications can cost an ample amount often leaving families in economic hardship due to staggering visa fee costs. Additionally, as a result of a complicated visa application process many also lose their visa fee due to mistakes in their applications.

Gulbenkian Andonain discuss NEW Tier 1 Start-Up Visa and the NEW Tier 1 Innovator Visa

March 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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The document entitled "Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules" which was released by the House of Commons on the 7th March 2019, outlined and advised us on a number of changes that will come into place that will affect the Tier 1 Investor Visa amongst other visa programmes and schemes. The latest article on our website discusses both of these new UK business visa routes. Our immigration lawyers London are already up to date on all of the required information for both the NEW Tier 1 Start-Up Visa and the NEW Tier 1 Innovator Visa.

Upcoming Changes to the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa

March 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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According to the new document from the House of Commons on March 7th 2019 titled “Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules”, a number of changes will come into place that affecting the Tier 1 UK Investor Visa programme amongst other visa programmes and schemes. Read about them in our latest article

Brexit and non-EU Immigration

March 2019 - Immigration. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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There is no doubt that the UK has to date benefited immensely from visa-free EU immigration to the extent that visa conditions and caps on non-EU migrant have undermined and overshadowed the ability of this group to play a prominent role in British industry and commerce and in its expanding and overburdened NHS service. It is the view of Gulbenkian Andonian however, that after Brexit, there should be a noticeable change in those skilled non-EU migrants contributing to British society in a meaningful way. 

Our latest article, written by Judge and legal expert Dr Bernard Andonian discusses this issue in more detail stating that the UK will have to rely much more on non-EU immigration than ever before to stay competitive. Read it on our website. Click here.