Helping you arrive and set up home in Britain

The UK is a multicultural society that offers many rewarding opportunities to those with the initiative and enthusiasm to take them. Relocating to the UK shouldn’t necessarily be difficult, but it can be complicated depending on where you currently live and what you intend doing once living here.

Our team will explain the stages involved in relocation, guide you around the potential pitfalls and keep you up to date with the progress of your applications and paperwork.

Buying property in the UK from abroad

Buying property in the UK from overseas can be complicated. There’s not only the constantly evolving UK property market to keep track of, but also the complications of different tax, estate and inheritance laws.

If you want to buy property in the UK before you arrive to live here, our advice will make it easier to understand what’s involved and take care of all the legal issues to ensure a successful transaction. Our residential property lawyers are experienced in this area and can help organise your affairs to protects the interests of you and your family.

Our private wealth team can help with cross-border estate planning, inheritance tax, as well as Wills and codicils. As part of the Alliott Global, we can connect you with other professionals who are knowledgeable and completely up to date with the laws your current home country. This allows us to offer you a joined-up service, with Sherrards as your single point of contact. For more about our range of international services, click here.

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Immigration

Whether it’s business-related or a personal decision, we can help guide you through the process of moving to the United Kingdom, so you can arrive and settle in with the minimum of fuss.

Sherrards is part of Alliott Global Alliance, an international association of accounting and law firms. Through this alliance, we give you access to a high standard of professional services around the globe, to help make your relocation experience seamless and straightforward.

We can help you with your visa and entry clearance applications, including:

  • EEA Applications including pre and settled status
  • British Nationality
  • Ancestry visas
  • Tier 4 Student visas
  • Visitor visas

You may already have a visa but need to stay longer than it allows; we will support you in negotiating an extension. We’ll also explain the requirements for British citizenship and help you with your application.

 

Bringing the family

If you are already legally in the UK and want family members to join you, or to change your status, we can advise on areas such as:

  • Indefinite leave to remain applications
  • Family of settled persons visas (unmarried partner/ fiancé/ spouse/parent)
  • Applications outside the UK Immigration Rules

Sometimes the UK Home Office refuses an application for reasons that are difficult to understand or simply in error. If this happens to you, we can help with your appeal and challenges in the courts and tribunals, either using our own lawyers or instructing counsel if necessary.

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