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Personal Immigration

Our experienced Immigration team provides advice and assistance on all aspects of UK immigration law to a broad range of clients.

Working in conjunction with the firm's renowned Private Client and Employment teams, the Personal Immigration practice handles complex personal immigration matters for high profile, high net worth individuals together with their families and households. Charles Russell Speechlys is uniquely placed to offer this full service of family, tax, trusts, property, household contracts and immigration services.

We have a wealth of experience in areas including settlement, naturalisation as a British citizen, UK ancestry, youth mobility scheme, and applications for fiancées, spouses, civil partners and unmarried partners. We also handle a high volume of Tier 1 (Investor), Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (general) extension applications  To date, 100% of our Tier 1 applications have been approved.

Expediting applications 

Where it is possible to submit an application on behalf of our clients, we have a number of same-day fast track slots available to us at the Public Enquiry Office in Croydon for the submission of urgent applications enabling us to provide an efficient and timely service without the need to retain important original documents for several weeks.

For information our immigration advice, please click here.


Providing full service UK immigration advice 

Advising a successful fashion designer on all aspects of immigration, from entering the UK to further leave to remain in the UK (including switching between categories) and settlement, as well as advising on the necessary visas for travel to Europe to facilitate his being able to attending international fashion weeks.


Advising a number of high net worth individuals on the strategic aspects of relocating to the UK.


Securing a first British passport for the child of an international girl band member to facilitate a global reunion tour.

Switching in-country 

Advising on switching between various immigration categories within the UK for our clients' convenience and to preserve continuity of residence in the UK in advance of clients' future immigration plans, such as settlement.

Tier 1 (Investors) 

Advising high-net-worth individuals and their wealth managers on all immigration aspects of the new Tier 1 (Investor) category and subsequent entry to the UK.

Providing advice on European law 

Advising on residence permits and EEA family permits for family members of European nationals where the family members are not European.

Schengen visas

Advising overseas nationals on obtaining a visa to visit the European countries which are part of the Schengen agreement including advising on the requirements of the scheme and the appropriate embassy to which to submit the application.