“I had been told by a cousin who works as a lawyer that there was nothing to be done… 

Then a close friend recommended Global Immigration solutions and I called…

We won the appeal and I was allowed to stay. It was like winning a boxing match after nearly being out for the count.

~ Arron Oteze

 

 

Aaron, who is from Nigeria, has lived in the UK for a number of years, and had made a number of successful applications to renew his leave to remain, so that he was not expecting any problems when he lodged his application to switch from the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme to Tier 1 (General), but the UK Border Agency did not award him any points for his earnings, and also stated that he did not meet the maintenance requirements.  Aaron lodged the appeal himself, asking for the matter to be decided on the basis of the paperwork he sent in, but the Immigration Judge agreed with the UK Border Agency, and dismissed his appeal.

It was at this stage that Aaron contacted us.  We lodged an application for the matter to be looked at again by a Senior Immigration Judge, setting out the reasons why we considered that the Immigration Judge had made a mistake, and this application was successful and a hearing before a Senior Immigration Judge was scheduled.  At this hearing the Senior Immigration Judge was satisfied that our arguments were correct, and that there had been a mistake in the determination of Aarons appeal, and the original decision was set aside and Aaron ‘s appeal was allowed.

This is what Aaron has to say:

“After my Tier one general visa renewal had been refused and I lost the appeal, I had been told by a cousin who works as a lawyer that there was nothing to be done, that I had to leave the U.K. Then a close friend recommended Global Immigration solutions and I called. Through emails and phone calls I sent as much data as they needed and they looked at what had transpired so far. Before the five days were up they had countered the failed appeal and proved the Judge had made an error of law. Another hearing was scheduled and I was ably represented. We won the appeal and I was allowed to stay. It was like winning a boxing match after nearly being out for the count.