Here you can find legal insights on the latest developments in immigration law written by your team at OTB Legal. 

Skilled Worker Visa: Coming to the UK to work
If you are considering coming to the UK for work, this blog article provides a summary of the requirements for[...]
Hong Kong BNO opens but app delayed
The new Hong Kong BNO visa is now open for applications both inside and outside the UK. However, the launch[...]
Post-Brexit Immigration Rules for Skilled Workers
31 December 2020 saw the end of free movement between the UK and the EU and the new immigration system[...]
How can BNO Nationals with Leave Outside the Rules prove their right to work in the UK?
In July 2020, the Home Secretary announced a new type of visa to allow those with British Nationals (Overseas) or[...]
Sponsoring a Skilled Chef from Abroad
The new Points Based System – Skilled Worker Route became operational on 1st December 2020.  At OTB Legal, we have[...]
Applying for British Citizenship as a German National
On 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition period will come to an end and the law of the European Union[...]
Comprehensive Sickness Insurance for British Citizenship
If you have Settled Status in the UK and you’re looking to apply for British citizenship, it’s important that you[...]
Hong Kong BN(O) visa rules and prices revealed
The Hong Kong BN(O) visa rules and have now been published. We therefore have more details for applicants who want[...]
Meet the Team – Rachel Whickman
As the legal team at OTB legal continues to grow, we are proud to introduce our latest team member, Rachel[...]
Meet the Team – Lydia Watkinson
As our team at OTB Legal expands we would like to introduce you to a new member of our legal[...]
New Student Route Opens Early
This year has seen a significant reduction in the numbers of international students coming to the UK, due to the[...]
Immigration Health Surcharge Increase
The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is set to increase to £624 per year for most visa applicants. The increase will[...]
Hong Kong: New UK Immigration route for British Nationals Overseas (BNO)
From January 2021, Hong Kong residents who hold British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) status can apply for a visa to live[...]
Coronavirus UK Immigration Rules Update 6
The UK Home Office are continually reviewing their guidance on the immigration rules as the situation in relation to COVID-19[...]
Changes to the Immigration Rules June 2020
The Home Office have recently published a statement of changes to the immigration rules which affect various immigration categories. Our[...]
Coronavirus UK Immigration Rules Update 5
The UK Home Office are continually reviewing their guidance on the immigration rules as the situation in relation to COVID-19[...]
Sponsor Licence – Why companies should be applying now
The UK government maintains that the transition period for the UK leaving the EU will end on 31 December 2020[...]
Coronavirus UK Immigration Rules Update 4
The UK Home Office are continually reviewing their guidance as the situation in relation to COVID-19 changes, and they have[...]
Coronavirus UK Immigration Rules Update 3
The UK Home Office are continually reviewing their guidance as the situation in relation to COVID-19 changes, and they have[...]
Coronavirus UK Immigration Rules Update 2
Following unprecedented action taken by the UK government to delay the spread of coronavirus the Home Office has updated its[...]
Coronavirus and the UK Immigration Rules
The spread of Coronavirus is having a significant impact on all aspects of life globally, and the UK is no[...]
OTB Legal: Coronavirus Update
Coronavirus - Our Priorities With the current Coronavirus on everyone’s minds, we want to reassure everyone that the health and[...]
How Client Care Helped Us Win Award
We put our client care at the heart of everything we do here at OTB Legal and we’re dedicated to[...]
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Free movement to be replaced by the UK’s Points-Based Immigration System
The Home Office have published a policy statement today which sets out plans for a dramatic overhaul of the UK’s[...]
Treble Award Recognition for OTB Legal
After the end of a successful launch year for OTB Legal which saw us ranked in the top 10 solicitors[...]
Challenging a decision by the Passport Office to refuse to issue a British passport
As an immigration lawyer I am used to challenging decisions by the Home Office to refuse my non-British clients permission[...]
OTB Legal Immigration Solicitors – A Review in Numbers
OTB Legal are now proudly 6 months old. We thought it would be interesting to give a review of how[...]
EU nationals should apply for Settled Status before 31 October
How applying for Settled Status can make EU nationals living in the UK better prepared on the 31st October 2019[...]
Choosing an Immigration Lawyer – 10 Questions to Ask
Choosing an immigration lawyer can be a difficult task. Once you have made the decision to get specialist help with[...]
Post-Study Options for International Students
Graduation Season is upon us, and many international students will be wondering what their Post-Study options for remaining in the[...]
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Guide
As part of OTB Legal's continued commitment to providing the best practical legal advice online we are pleased to confirm[...]
Top 3 Immigration Solicitors in Nottingham
OTB Legal are very proud to have been externally assessed and ranked as one of the top three immigration solicitors[...]
Representative of an Overseas Business Visa Guide
At OTB Legal we are committed to providing the best practical legal advice online. Today we have released the latest[...]
Right to Work. Is your business at risk?
400% increase in Home Office issued fines shows importance of Right to Work checks. The latest Home Office report confirms[...]
Does your business employ EU nationals or their family members?
If the answer is yes, EU nationals and their family members will need to apply to the Home Office for[...]
What does the Home Office mean by this?
The UK Immigration System is well known for becoming more complicated year by year. The Immigration Rules started as 20[...]
Home Office Review their Immigration Fees
The Home Office go through a process of changing their fees every year in around April. In recent times, Home[...]
I like the UK, how can I stay here longer?
I often get asked this question by non-EU clients who have come to the UK on a temporary basis, who[...]