China Focus

China Focus

Taylor Hampton’s China Desk is dedicated to servicing their Chinese clientele and advising them on their visa applications in compliance with the UK Immigration Rules. We are seeing an increasing number of Chinese applicants undertaking strategic outbound opportunities to live, work and invest in the UK.

The UK government has recognised this trend and has relaxed its requirements for tourists from the People’s Republic of China. Since January 2016, new visitor visas for Chinese tourists are valid for 2 years in the UK – 4 times the usual 6-month limit. The UK government’s intention is to go further with plans for Chinese people in the UK. With an increase in such benefits, we are foreseeing more Chinese students, workers and entrepreneurs coming to the UK.

Our expert immigration lawyers have extensive experience in UK immigration and up-to-date insights into Chinese markets. We listen to our client’s needs and have a great record in meeting them. We work hard assisting Chinese people to successfully obtain their immigration visas and status in the UK.

We also have experience working for high-profile and high net worth Chinese clients, dealing with their immigration issues and cross-border transactions involving European businesses.

Our immigration specialists have seen a growing appetite for Chinese start-ups in the UK. We understand that many Chinese students, who return home with overseas degrees, have found it hard to get job satisfaction or higher-paid job in China. They would prefer to be their own boss and start their own businesses.

Millennials believe that they can change the world and many of them have the executive chairman of Alibaba Group, ‘Jack Ma’, as their role model. These Chinese students are hungry to catch up with Silicon Valley. Our Chinese immigration lawyer is experienced in providing advice and assistance to Chinese clients, in relation to switching from their Tier 4 Student visas to Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas, along with giving advice on setting up new businesses in the UK.

Our immigration lawyers provide a full range of services to our Chinese clients, including:

  • start-up immigration for entrepreneurs or new companies;
  • immigration for Chinese investors investing into the UK;
  • volume immigration management for exceptional talents and company hires;
  • intra-companies transfer;
  • employment visas;
  • sponsorship visas;
  • permanent residence;
  • citizenship and naturalization;
  • spouse visa;
  • EEA Family Permit; and
  • Tribunal decision appeals and litigation.

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