***FREE CONSULTATIONS  TO APPLICANTS FROM THE UNITED STATES UNTIL THANKSGIVING 2018. SAVE A HUNDRED DOLLARS ON A CONSULTATION FEE, AND THOUSANDS MORE BY NOT MAKING COSTLY MISTAKES***.

TO ALL THOSE FOLKS WHO ARE THINKING OF MOVING TO THE UK FROM THE STATES, THIS IS YOUR UNIQUE CHANCE TO BE CHAPERONED IN THIS PROCESS BY SOMEONE WITH SOMEWHAT OF AN AMERICAN BACKGROUND, WHO IS ALSO A SUCCESSFUL UK IMMIGRATION ADVISER LICENSED BY OISC AT LEVEL 3 (THE HIGHEST LEVEL).

AS I AM IN PROCESS OF MOVING BACK TO CALIFORNIA AFTER YEARS ACROSS THE POND, AND WAITING (WHO KNOWS HOW  MUCH LONGER) FOR MY ADMISSION TO CALIFORNIA BAR TO BECOME A REALITY. AS I SPLIT MY TIME BETWEEN CONTINENTS IN THE NEXT YEAR OR SO, I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO PEDDLE MY MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE – UK IMMIGRATION.

IF YOU USE MY SERVICES IN THE UNITED STATES, THEY WILL BE PROVIDED BY WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS LLC, A COMPANY REGISTERED IN DELAWARE. 

OVER THE LAST 4-5 YEARS IN UK IMMIGRATION PRACTICE, I HAVE HAD MANY AMERICAN CLIENTS, ALTHOUGH USUALLY THEY HAVE BEEN SPONSORED BY A PRINCIPALLY UK-RESIDENT SPOUSE, OR WERE OTHERWISE ALREADY IN THE UK.

HOWEVER, I CAN’T HELP BUT NOTICE, FROM FORUMS AND THE MEDIA, THAT THE MOST DIFFICULTY IN DECIDED WHAT TO DO ABOUT UK VISAS, THE WORST MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE REQUIREMENTS, AND THE MOST CRUCIAL MISTAKES, ARE USUALLY MADE BY AMERICAN FAMILIES WHO ARE RELOCATING FROM THE STATES TO THE UK, AT THE POINT THEY ARE STILL STATESIDE. 

 IT DOES NOT HELP THAT, FOR SPOUSE VISAS, REQUIREMENTS FOR FAMILIES RELOCATING FROM OVERSEAS ARE PARTICULARLY CONVOLUTED. 

WHILE READING THIS SITE YOU MIGHT BE LEFT WITH AN IMPRESSION THAT MY PRIMARY AREA OF PRACTICE IS EEA LAW. IT FELT LIKE THAT A LAST COUPLE OF YEARS SINCE BREXIT, MAINLY BECAUSE I SPEAK RUSSIAN, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH PROBLEMS RELATED TO EEA IMMIGRATION ARE RUSSIAN -SPEAKING EASTERN EUROPEANS. 

4-5 YEARS AGO IT WAS ACTUALLY TIER 1 VISAS AND POINTS BASED SYSTEM SETTLEMENT THAT LAUNCHED ME AS AN IMMIGRATION ADVISOR, BECAUSE THAT WAS THE THING AT THE TIME.

FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION, HOWEVER, WAS ALWAYS SECOND LARGEST GROUP OF MY CLIENTS, AND THE LARGEST GROUP OF THOSE WHO FILED, WITH MY HELP,  APPLICATIONS FROM OVERSEAS.  IN SPOUSE VISAS, I HAVE SEEN IT ALL, AND I AM CERTAINLY ATUNED TO THE SPECIFICS OF BOTH THE DOCUMENTATION AND THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR APPLICANTS FROM THE UNITED STATES.  

I WILL ALSO BE GLAD TO ASSIST IN PBS (TIERS 1, 2)  AND PBS DEPENDENT APPLICATIONS OR ISSUES.

THE FIRST STEP WILL BE A CONSULTATION – I PREFER SKYPE, WHICH IS SECOND BEST TO IN-PERSON (I AM CURRENTLY IN SACRAMENTO OR CONCORD, CALIFORNIA). 

I OFFER FREE INITIAL CONSULTATIONS UNTIL THANKSGIVING 2018 AS A SPECIAL PROMOTION. NORMALLY I CHARGE $100 IN THE US, WHICH INCLUDES EXPLAINING YOUR POSITION AND YOUR OPTIONS, AS WELL AS ANY RESEARCH AND WRITTEN FOLLOW UP AS REQUIRED. THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT — CONSULTATION LASTS AS LONG AS IS NEEDED TO HAVE AN EXECUTABLE PLAN FOR YOU.

ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES, I WILL ALSO OFFER AN APPLICATION CHECKING SERVICE. THIS INCLUDES CHECKING OVER AN ENTIRE READY-TO-GO FILE YOU ARE GOING TO SEND TO SHEFFIELD (OR NEW YORK, AS MAY BE APPLICABLE), IF YOU SCAN AND UPLOAD ALL OF IT TO ME ON GOOGLE DRIVE (OR MEET ME AND SHOW IT TO BE IN PERSON IF APPLICABLE), AND TELLING YOU WHETHER THIS IS APPROVABLE OR NOT. THIS COSTS $250. PLEASE NOTE  THERE IS NO GUARANTEE WITH THIS SERVICE, SINCE I CAN’T REALLY CONTROL WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU SUBMIT IN THE END.

IN MAJORITY OF APPLICATIONS UNDER THE IMMIGRATION RULES, EXCEPT VISITOR VISAS, IT IS EASY TO TELL WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL BE APPROVED. ALMOST ALL REFUSALS IN TYPICAL AREAS LIKE SPOUSE VISAS ARE DUE TO APPLICANT MISTAKES.

 I ALSO OFFER STANDARD REPRESENTATION IN YOUR ENTRY CLEARANCE APPLICATION CASE. YOU WILL BE QUOTED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS, BUT IT WILL ALWAYS BE A FLAT FEE, WITH 50% UPFRONT AND 50% AFTER THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED. I OFFER A GUARANTEE ON STRAIGHTFORWARD REPRESENTATION CASES THAT I MYSELF SUBMIT ON YOUR BEHALF, IN WHICH, IF THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENS,  I UNDERTAKE TO RESOLVE YOUR CASE AT NO FURTHER COST TO YOU (THOUGH EITHER ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, AN APPEAL OR A RE-APPLICATION). 

AS A GUIDE, I’D CHARGE $500-$800 FOR FIANCEE/SPOUSE/PARTNER VISA ASSISTANCE WITH GUARANTEE, DEPENDING ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT AND WHETHER IT’S A MARRIAGE OR AN UNMARRIED PARTNERSHIP. THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE $100-300 FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN, AGAIN, DEPENDING ON WHETHER THEY ARE MOVING WITH BOTH PARENTS OR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OR OTHER ISSUES AROUND CUSTODY ARE INVOLVED, AS THOSE FEATURE HEAVILY IN UL RULES.

IF I REPRESENT YOU, I WILL FILL OUT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION(S), GATHER (WITH YOUR HELP), “WRITE UP” AND SUBMIT THE SUPPORTING EVIDENCE ON YOUR BEHALF, AND COMMUNICATE WITH THE HOME OFFICE ON YOUR BEHALF, AS WELL AS ARRANGE RETURN OF EVIDENCE AND PASSPORTS BACK TO THE US (EVIDENCE CAN BE SEPARATELY RETURNED TO THE UK IF NEEDED, AS WELL AS NECESSARY BITS OF IT CAN AND WILL BE COLLECTED FROM THE UK FOR YOU, SUCH AS SPONSOR DOCS OR ACCOMMODATION EVIDENCE).  

SINCE WE HAVE PRESENCE IN BOTH COUNTRIES I CAN ASSEMBLE FILES WITH DOCUMENTS FROM BOTH COUNTRIES AND SUBMIT THEM, SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT.

I WOULD CHARGE $300 FOR ASSISTANCE WITH AN APPLICATION UNDER TIER 2 OR TIER 4 WHERE COS IS ALREADY RECEIVED, OR PBS FAMILY MEMBERS. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ANYTHING ELSE.

YOU CAN CALL ME AT (707) 710 3047 OR (415) 877 88 09, OR WRITE TO ADVICE@IMMIGRATIONPOLICY.ORG.UK.

I HAVE A SMALL PRACTICE AND PERSONALLY ANSWER ALL CALLS AND WORK WITH ALL FILES, I DO NOT HAVE ANY ASSISTANTS OR OTHER STAFF WHO DOES THINGS FOR ME (EXCEPT SIMPLE CHECKING AND FORWARDING OF MAIL).  SO YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHO IS RESPONSIBLE AND WHOSE ADVICE AND HELP YOU ACTUALLY GET.

** PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY AND CANNOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE IN THE UNITED STATES. I CAN ASSIST YOU ONLY WITH APPLICATIONS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND ADVICE YOU ON UK LAW ON IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP, AS WELL AS EU FREE MOVEMENT LAW FOR PURPOSES OF RESIDENCE IN THE UK, IF APPLICABLE.***