The UK and London in particular has always been attractive to overseas families as a place to establish roots. Britain’s economic vibrancy means that it is also an excellent location for foreign companies. Today, wealthy families from abroad and overseas companies are choosing to relocate to London because of:
The UK’s favourable non-domicile regime
Robust regulatory authorities
Security and personal safety
The capital’s convenient location
London’s status as an international business hub
Exceptional educational facilities for children
Svetlova LLP advises overseas clients, including many high net worth families from Russia and former CIS republics as well as foreign companies that require discreet advice about the possibility of moving to the UK and obtaining the necessary residence permits.
We advise on all aspects of UK immigration, and, if you aim to establish your business in the UK, we provide specialist guidance to potential investors and entrepreneurs.
Immigration for families, businesses and key staff: helping you understand the system
The law in this area is complex. Regulations are subject to constant scrutiny and change. For many of the Russian and other overseas families we represent, the legal system can appear overwhelming. But you can depend on our specialist, Russian-speaking immigration lawyers to provide up-to-date guidance and a realistic assessment of the opportunities for naturalisation and settlement in the UK.
We advise on:
Investor and entrepreneur visas (Tier 1)
Domestic worker visas (nannys, drivers and other staff that will accompany you and your family)
Family visas for those coming to the UK for more than six months
How to extend your visa as a family of a person already settled here
Applications to settle in the UK (Residence cards)
How to become a British citizen
Student sponsor licences (Tier 4)
Employee sponsorship (Tier 2 and Tier 5)
Visas for representatives of overseas companies
If you are thinking about starting your business in the UK or wish to settle here with your family, call us on +44 207 129 129 6 or contact us online. We are located in St. James’s Square, close to Green Park and Piccadilly in the centre of London.
Most of our services are offered on a fixed fee basis, however, each case is individual and the fee depends on the volume and complexity of the legal issues involved. Our clients are given an estimate of costs after our initial meeting or as part of the engagement process.
In accordance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) guidance on price transparency, we have published our price and service information where it is possible to be upfront about charges without knowing all the details of the matter.
The below rates and fee estimates are exclusive of VAT. Professional fees will be subject to VAT at 20% where this is applicable.
For details as to whether Svetlova LLP will be able to assist with your specific immigration query and to receive a fee quote tailored to your specific requirements, please contact us. Your fixed fee would be agreed upon prior to us formalising our engagement with you.
The exact fees depend on the circumstances of your case, such as complexity of the legal issues involved, the level of documentation available and any issues in obtaining this, whether the application is an initial application, an extension or an application for indefinite leave to remain, whether there are any dependants, the nature and number of any required supporting statements
The following services are included:
Taking full instructions from you, advice on the key requirements and how these apply to your circumstances
Providing a comprehensive list of documents and information to be provided
Reviewing and collating supporting documents
Liaising with third parties where required to obtain additional evidence
Preparing the relevant application forms, submitting these on your behalf and booking any necessary appointments
Drafting a comprehensive covering letter in support of your application
Advising on the application submission options and procedure and advising on likely time frames
Advising you on the outcome of the application and explaining your new immigration or nationality status, including information about how to remain compliant with your visa conditions and the eligibility criteria for extensions and indefinite leave to remain
The costs quoted here do not include any disbursements related to your matter. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees.
The estimates set out below give a range of fees for standard applications. Once we have further information about your personal circumstances and the nature of the assistance you require, we may be able to agree a fixed fee.
Applications for a Turkish Businessperson visa (ECAA2).
The cost of this visa application is £5000. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated.
Application for an Tier 1 (Investor) visa or an extension under this category.
The cost of this visa application is £7500. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated.
Other categories, such as Entrepreneur visa or application for an Indefinite Leave to Remain.
The cost of other applications depends on the volume and complexity of the case and ranges between £5,000 – £20,000. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated
Please note the anticipated fees are an estimate. All applications vary and we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.
For more information about our immigration services please contact