Our immigration practice provides specialist advice to a wide range of high net worth individuals, private clients and corporate clients on personal and business immigration.

We advise on all aspects of UK immigration and naturalisation, providing clear and practical guidance to relieve you of the confusion and frustration that the immigration system can often cause. We manage the process from start to finish, providing a thorough and reliable service designed to achieve a successful outcome.

We regularly deal with the UK Visas and Immigration Department of the Home Office here in the UK as well as with British Embassies and Consulates throughout the world. Our close relationship with these departments and offices helps us achieve expedited consideration times for our clients. We assist clients with submitting applications for consideration on a same day basis on short notice.

As a full service firm we align our immigration advice with company commercial advice to ensure that owner-managers and senior employees with leave as Investors, Entrepreneurs or as representatives of overseas business set up and run their businesses in accordance with conditions of their leave. We also advise UK businesses on human resources issues relating to employing foreign migrants.

We are active members of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and are able to keep our clients up to date with the frequent changes in immigration law.

We are proud to be listed in the Legal 500 2024 rankings as a ‘firm to watch’ for our immigration practice.

Led by Matthew CrantonTeacher Stern LLP is a key contact for HR departments on the management of sponsor licences and duties.

What we do:

The areas covered by our immigration practice include:

A table showing our typical fees for various immigration and nationality applications can be viewed at the following link:

Representative Immigration Work

Examples of our immigration work include:

  • Advised several major restaurant chains on securing sponsor licences to enable them to employ foreign nationals.
  • Advised a major exporter of steel and metals on the requirements of bringing in a new managing director from overseas.
  • Advised an unmarried partner of an EEA national on securing a residence card which involved successfully arguing that the Home Office should exercise its discretion in waiving the requirement for the couple to have lived together for two years.
  • Advised a software licence company on securing a sponsor licence for a foreign national who was assuming a lead role on a major new project.

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