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About us

Raj Balu joined Cooper Tuff in 2004, as a Consultant, combining his experience and knowledge of immigration gained with working in London based law firms. He has advised and represented clients for more than 27 years’ experience of working across the entire spectrum of immigration, Raj boasts a wealth of corporate and private client expertise. He provides bespoke immigration advice for high-net-worth individuals and their families, often from Asia, Russia and the Middle East under Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Investor) categories.

He has an extensive understanding and working knowledge of the Points Based System and advises SMEs, large corporates and household brands on Sponsor Licence applications, as well as other categories – Tiers 2, 4 and 5, Immigration & Nationality, EEA Regulation – including the consideration of Discretionary Leave and applications under the Human Rights Act.  He frequently advises businesses on their immigration strategy and compliance issues and conducts pre-Home Office compliance audit checks.

In 2006, Raj became a Director of Cooper Tuff Consultants.

In one of Raj’s most recent successes he represented and made submissions on behalf of a company who’d received a Penalty Notice of £300,000 for employing illegal workers and was able to negotiate a reduction in liability to just £40,000.

Recognised by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, Raj has Level 3 accreditation – the highest accreditation achievable – having demonstrated an advanced level of competence and knowledge in Immigration Law, as defined by OISC.

Our Aim is to provide accurate assessments of client circumstances and requests for help, and only process those applications that satisfy the rules and policies of UK Visas and Immigration. To ensure our client is fully satisfied with our service, advice and assistance.

Regulation Cooper Tuff Consultants Ltd are registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). The OISC was set up to regulate immigration consultants to ensure that advice given would be of a high standard, and that applications handled would be professionally presented to the Departments on behalf of clients. Cooper Tuff are pleased to support the policies and rules of the OISC. Our registered number is F200100082

 

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