Who was the applicant?
Tushar Sharma is the Founder of London based software development company, Zeg.ai Ltd. The company’s fully automated technology allows its customers to create 3D models of their products on demand without the time-consuming and expensive process of manually creating the 3D images.
How did we help?
In 2018, Ward Hadaway assisted Zeg.ai Ltd with the process of applying for a sponsor licence to allow the company to sponsor a Russian national for a Tier 2 General visa to take up a key role within the business.
Mr Sharma was himself a visa holder and had previously had his own Tier 2 General visa and most recently a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa and so when the time came for him and his family to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK, he instructed Ward Hadaway for support with the application.
The most difficult part of submitting a successful ILR application is ensuring that the correct supporting documents are provided with the application. This is particularly the case where the applicant has held various different UK visas in the past and also when they are applying with dependants. In Mr Sharma’s case, this meant that additional documents such as letters, declarations and tax documents needed to be prepared collated, reviewed and submitted.
“In the end, I think we submitted around 200 pages of supporting documents. At the beginning of the application, Flora identified the supporting documents that would be applicable to me and my family’s circumstances and I went away and gathered these. I shared electronic copies for review and Flora quickly identified incomplete or missing documents as well as ones which were surplus to requirements. The documents were categorised and put in chronological order to make it as easy as possible for the Home Office to follow.”
Our initial advice to submission of the application took 8 weeks and the applications were approved shortly after. An ILR application is one of the most important immigration applications that you can make and are very costly, so it is crucial that it is done right, first time.
Some kind words:
Mr Sharma said; “I had worked with Flora Mewies and Natalie Payne previously through my company and they provided an excellent service. I knew that they would be able to simplify the ILR process for me and I was right.”