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Immigration

Our lawyers know each country’s systems and speak the local language, helping you to navigate through what can be opaque processes. Whether you are an employer hiring international talent, or an individual moving to a new country, we offer practical support.

Wherever in the world you wish to live, work or employ people, our highly effective team of immigration lawyers can help.

Withers is an international law firm with immigration lawyers located across offices, including strong capabilities in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Italy. Our multilingual team of immigration solicitors has decades of experience, and our team members have helped shape immigration law in their respective countries.

Whether you are a business or an individual, our immigration solicitors will carefully listen to your needs and concerns, advising on the most effective means of achieving those objectives. We understand that immigration law is a complicated topic and have attempted to simplify the subject here by answering some of the queries you may have.

Of course, if you want more information on immigration rules and legislation and how our team of experienced lawyers can assist you, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we'll do everything in our power to help. You may wish to enlist the services of an immigration attorney to guide you through any number of scenarios. For example, you may be representing a company seeking to hire foreign employees, someone hoping to attain citizenship overseas or be part of a family that has been separated and wishes to be reunited.

Our immigration attorneys can help both businesses and individuals with the following:
  • Visas
  • Passports
  • Expatriation
  • Residency and green cards
  • Global mobility

Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that our highly qualified team is perfectly positioned to guide you towards a satisfactory resolution.

How do I find a good immigration lawyer?

You can benefit from the skills and experience of a Withers immigration solicitor by getting in touch with one of our many offices around the world. We have a presence in numerous locations across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America – from Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Milan to Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

You can be confident that you're affiliating with a firm boasting unrivalled experience and a wealth of knowledge. That is certainly true of our immigration lawyers, who will listen carefully to your situation and provide sound advice on the best course of action. Simply get in touch with the office closest to you and discover why Withers is the world's premier law firm in providing immigration-related advice.

What can an immigration lawyer do?

Our immigration attorneys work across all categories of the Points Based System and will deliver expert guidance to all our clients, whether they are applying for work visas, study visas or visas for dependents.

Our attorneys will take instructions and provide expert immigration advice, which can be given in person, over the phone or in writing. Our lawyers will devise a strategy, keep you informed of any relevant timeframes as well as request and analyse the documents needed to support your application.

As forward-thinking immigration attorneys, we take pride in our ability to develop creative solutions to exceptional cases and work closely together with lawyers in other teams to 'stress-test' applications before submitting. In the rare instances where an application is not accepted, we will appeal the matter in court.

And due to Withers' global presence, our team has a wealth of experience dealing with immigration law across many jurisdictions, navigating the various complexities in an assortment of countries.

Besides immigration advice, what other services can Withers provide?

Should your immigration or expatriation be part of a broader set of needs, we can call on our colleagues in related fields such as:
  • Employment
  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • Trusts and estate planning

Why should I choose Withers' immigration lawyers?

There are many reasons why choosing Withers means you are partnering with the best immigration law firm in the business. Here are just a few of them:
  • Experience: Founded in 1896, we have been providing sound legal guidance to our clients for over 125 years, and our immigration advice has played a huge role in that offering.
  • Global reach: We have offices around the world, from San Francisco to Singapore, meaning we are fully versed in immigration law across many territories.
  • Responsibility: We're firm believers in the importance of our business being a meaningful part of the communities in which we operate, which is why our corporate social responsibility encompasses environmental sustainability, charitable giving and pro bono initiatives.
  • Recognition: The hard work of our immigration lawyers and other teams has been acknowledged with numerous awards, including being recognized as among The Times Best Law Firms 2022; one of the Chambers UK top-ranked firms for 2022; and named as one of Singapore's best law firms in a survey published by The Straits Times and Statista in 2022.
  • Expertise: We have advised over 25% of Forbes 400 List of the Wealthiest Americans; 66% of The Sunday Times Top 100 Rich List; and more than 35% of the Hong Kong Forbes Rich List. Our extensive portfolio of international clients includes Cancer Research UK, Charlotte Tilbury and Soundcloud, among others, so you can be confident you're partnering with a firm boasting vast experience of dealing with high-profile cases across all sectors.

Seek the advice of a Withers immigration lawyer today

Our immigration lawyers stay true to the Withers philosophy of providing an expert, professional service to all businesses and individuals that seek our guidance. If you require advice on immigration law or need the help of an immigration attorney, we're here for you. Simply get in touch with us at your convenience and we'll do everything in our power to guide you in the right direction.

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Our team

Tracy Evlogidis

Tracy Evlogidis

Partner | London

Tracy Evlogidis

Partner | London

Immigration

Nicolette Bostock

Nicolette Bostock

Partner | London

Nicolette Bostock

Partner | London

Immigration

Giulia Cipollini

Giulia Cipollini

Partner | Milan

Giulia Cipollini

Partner | Milan

Private client and tax

Theda Fisher

Theda Fisher

Partner | New York

Theda Fisher

Partner | New York

Immigration

Mark Lanning

Mark Lanning

Director | Hong Kong

Mark Lanning

Director | Hong Kong

Private client and tax

Kwong Wing Leon

Kwong Wing Leon

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Kwong Wing Leon

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Private client and tax

Fernando Gandioli

Fernando Gandioli

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Fernando Gandioli

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Private client and tax

Reaz H. Jafri

Reaz H. Jafri

Of Counsel | New York

Reaz H. Jafri

Of Counsel | New York

Immigration

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