Immigration Work Permit and Visa Services

Client Testimonials

The testimonials and statements below are published with the permission of the Clients. Those statements without contact details or names have been published in this way at the request of the Client. We are pleased to have been able to assist our Clients and look forward to assisting you with your immigration, work permit and visa requirements.

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"Excellent company. Professional, detail-oriented, very knowledgeable, fairly priced, and nice. Recommend them 100%. Don't even hesitate. The UK Immigration rules change all the time. SkillClear knows the business very well. Their info is current and in-depth, and they are straightforward about the facts and how they pertain to you, personally. It's really an excellent organisation." Amanda MF

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"I called 20 companies frantically trying to get an in-person appointment for Tier 1 PSW. Two companies said they could do it. I decided on SkillClear because they were friendly and extremely knowledgeable, but mostly because they have been doing this for over a decade. It was a smart decision. They walked me through the process, kept me up to speed on progress and were very flexible throughout. They understand that visas can be frustrating, and do their best to make the process as painless as possible. From now on SkillClear are my go-to visa people!" M. Turzo

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"I am writing to thank you for your excellent service during my Tier 1 visa application process. There was excellent communication from your end throughout the application process, especially during the explanation of the required documents. Everytime I submitted my documents, the subsequent process was promptly followed by you, not to mention the final submission which was made almost immediately after my documents were in proper order."

"I wish you and SkillClear the best for the future, and will surely recommend you to anyone I know who is likely to require consultation for immigration matters." Desai V.

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"Right from the first contact, I made with staff of Skill Clear, I was delighted with the professionalism that each and everyone of them displayed when processing my application. Their sense of committment and standards are of the highest calibre. I know that it was only because of their expert consultancy that my application was successful. I would recommend Skill Clear to anyone who is looking for a reliable Immigration Consultant. All the best to [Consultant Name] and his team !" Paul Samson

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"Just to let you know that I have received my documents just fine with the new visa stamped. This is just an email to thank you and your team for the wonderful service you have provided me. I found it to be extremely efficient and professional from start to finish. Both me and my friends/partner have used other immigration lawyers in the past for my work permit and other visas in the past (who are also based in Kent) but it is very very clear to me that your quality of service has far exceeded theirs. In addition to the amazingly fast turnaround time, I found that the main reason why I am so satisfied with your service was the quick and concise response to emails. Previously the lawyer I used was far too busy to respond within 2 days and sometimes too busy to even respond at all or talk to me on the phone. When they did respond their emails were a bit snotty and arrogant at times making it seem to the client that he is either asking a very stupid question or the lawyer does not value him at all. For a client who is paying a lot of money for a life changing service, it is very important in my view for the lawyer to reassure the client and answer any questions he may have, no matter how trivial that question may be. I found your attitude and your professionalism to be simply outstanding. I canít fault you in any way."

"I will get back in touch with you around June for my ILR application as discussed." Zahid Ahsan

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"I have been most impressed with the service from SkillClear. You have always been quick to respond to any query that I've had, actioned applications as soon as you were able to and prepared to do extra work to help ensure that my application was successful. I greatly appreciated your efforts in appealing the incorrect decisions initially made by the Home Office where I'm not so sure I would have received the same level of commitment and personal attention from some other agencies on the market."

"I will be happy to recommend SkillClear to any friends that will be applying for their HSMP's." Greg Whitfield

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"I have chosen Skill Clear to work on my HSMP application, and represent it to the Home Office. Despite the fact that my case was not easy; skill clear team has shown creativity, very quick grasp of the essence of the problems and goals, and a rapid and thorough response. I am extremely happy with the service and the quality of the service that Skill Clear has provided me with. I have been exceedingly happy with the results and it is a pleasure to choose Skill Clear team, who communicates well and gives essential feedback as to the progress of their work. I would not hesitate to use their service again and, I highly recommend Skill Clear to everyone who is looking for a lawyer to trust and rely on." Fadi Abdeljawad

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"To the senior staff and directors of Skillclear,"

"For someone who likes to think that I am a fairly good writer, no words can properly articulate what Skillclear, and most important, the single handedly most important person, [Consultant name] has done for me. He went above and beyond what one person can do, knowing how difficult my case would be, but he perservered. He understood the importance of making my dream come true, and over the course of these two and half months, has become a tremendously important person to me. He offered advice when needed, comfort and support when feeling as if I wasn't sure it would all work out. Both Skillclear, and [Consultant name], have completely changed my life, and I hope they realize the impact made on my life. It is truly a monumental moment in time for me, a life altering event, and they were there (more specifically [Consultant name]) every step of the way. I don't know what I would have done without him."

"It's all because of you, you made my dreams come true. No one, or nothing else can replace that. Know that you have forever impacted my life."

"The process has been flawless from start to finish, and I feel like I have gained not just a visa, but a very important person into my life along the way."

"I can't thank you enough."

Suzanne Small, USA

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"The whole process with your company has been great and I would highly recommend you to any one. You always followed up in a timely manner, the e-mails to confirm document receipt were very helpful, and everyone was always knowledgeable and courteous on the phones. And you obviously presented the documentation well to get the approval so I am extremely grateful to you all. I can't think of a single negative issue, even when I was frustrated by the need for additional documentation you were available by phone. I'm very impressed with the service received all the way through the process." Kathy Stearns, CA, USA

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"Once again, many thanks for your useful advice that led to the success of my applications. Wishing you and the entire HSMP team of your company the very best as you render quality services to your clients. You deserve all the commendation and I will not hesitate to refer any HSMP applicant I will come in contact with to you." Oliver Amadi, Nigeria

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"Thanks for all your help and support and mostly, your encouragement that I will get it. It was wonderful service from all skillclear staff. Will definitely recommend skillclear to all my hsmp friends." Arun Khetan

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I wish to convey my appreciation for the service provided by Skill Clear for my HSMP permit. I work as Chief Engineer in (employer name withheld), Republic of Yemen since 1996.

I had consulted Skill Clear for assessment of my case for HSMP and they provided me the details of documentation needed. SkillClear,after assessment, guided me during the document preparation and submission stages so as to meet the requirements of UK Home office. Once the documents were given, SkillClear had arranged my HSMP permit within 2 weeks.

SkillClear had handled my case competantly with a professional approach. They are efficient and quality of service excellent with prompt & timely responses including personal attention by the director himself. There is significant contribution from SkillClear in the success of my HSMP permit.

I shall be very happy to recommend SkillClear to my friends and all those who wish to migrate to UK for availing their services. I am confident that the aspirations of prospective apllicants shall be met successfully through efficient and high quality service from SkillClear."

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I am an Indian citizen working in UK on a workpermit through an Indian firm. There was a heavy push for offshoring in the company and I have realised that the chances of my present workpermit extension through my Company are very remote. As I am in IT and have special skills I have decided to take advantage of HSMP scheme, but had less than four months of valid visa left in my passport to get HSMP. I wanted to get HSMP Visa successfully and if possible also in time before my current valid visa expires. I wanted to take no chances with the application in any way and take the assistance of an expert in this area. I came to know about Skillclear through one of my friend, after talking to one of the immigration experts I have decided on the spot to apply for HSMP through Skillclear because of the quality of the conversation. Although I was some times not so happy about the time taken for their attention to details about the documents I produce to support the application, I shall admit that now I believe that attention to details is one of the reasons that had led to the efficient documentation bringing in quick success to my HSMP application. I am very happy to say that even my FLR (IED) stamping on my passport, the process which starts after the successful HSMP application, is completed before the expiration of my current visa. Now, at the time of writing this testimonial, a month after getting HSMP visa, I have got a job offer because of my HSMP status. I am thankful to Skillclear in assisting me to get a successful HSMP Visa without which the current job offer would have been extremely difficult to get.

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"It gives me an immense pleasure in stating that since the day I applied for my work permit under HSMP the service I got was professional and really commendable. At each step I was directed in such a manner that the job became easier for me. Each member who handled my case knew precisely the background even when I enquired any info over the telephone I was provided with it. Really SkillClear is a professional organization and I will recomend to all my friends to apply through SkillClear." A.R.

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"I have received the official letter of my HSMP success. My experience with your company was an excellent one. I must say that in this world of lack of concern for the customer and of broken promises, SkillClear has proven to be a rare exception. I was in fact sceptical about the whole thing at the start and apprehensive about sending the originals of my certificates and money to "someone I didn't know". I decided to take a chance with you and this has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Thank you very much for the professionalism, efficiency and competence with which you have handled my application. Not only the information and instructions provided were clear, acurate and precise, but you also proved to be very serious by paying attention to the little details which did not fufill the Home Office's requiremnents.

Special praise goes to my Consultant who represented me, for his great attitude: he was remarkable by making himself avaible to discuss any problems and to advise on how to solve them. I am indeed grateful for the patience he showed when I delayed in sending some documents. I sincerely appreciate the way he communicated with me: He replied fastly to all my e-mails, kept me informed as to what was happening to my application, e-mailed me once he received documents and let me know if all was well or not.

Skillclear is exceptionally reliable. Its services are exactly as advertised. I am totally satisfied and strongly recommend this company to all those willing to migrate. They will not be disappointed!!!" Elise Pekba Nwahba

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"It gives me an immense pleasure in stating that since the day I applied for my work permit under HSMP the service I got was professional and really commendable. At each step I was directed in such a manner that the job became easier for me. Each member who handled my case knew precisely the background even when I enquired any info over the telephone I was provided with it. Really SkillClear is a professional organization and I will recomend to all my friends to apply through SkillClear." A.R.

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"The purpose of this e-mail is to sing the praises of (my SkillClear) consultant for my UK HSMP Application to the UK Home Office. My story is amusing and fascinating (to me) though perhaps you are accustomed to amusing and fascinating stories so I acknowledge that it may bore you to tears.

I had the good fortune to live in England for 2 years as part of an international work assignment. Though I am American born and have lived in Ohio, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois and North Carolina (with a post in Switzerland thrown in for good measure) I have never experienced the sense of community that I found in the villages of England. I was enamoured of the lifestyle and sincerely hoped I could persuade my employer to allow me to "localise" and be permanently employed in the UK. Unfortunately, in common with so many others in today's business environment, my job was eliminated and I was made redundant.

I repatriated to the United States and found that much had changed in the 2 years I was living in England. The September 11 attack on the World Trade Centre had a tangible impact on the psyche of the American people. My heart and soul longed for the more balanced, mature lifestyle of the British people and, after several months of soul searching (and job searching!) I made what was, for me, a very courageous decision to seek to return to the United Kingdom.

I was overjoyed at discovering the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme and rejoiced that the UK Home Office was wise enough to recognise and address the difficulty of obtaining a job without a work permit ... which is most often granted after obtaining a job! As a Ph.D. chemist with 17 years of global, graduate experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, many at executive levels, I was certain I would qualify for entry under the programme.

With the enthusiasm of the uninformed, I filled out the application, spent 3 months gathering the documentation and mailed my 3 inches of paper to the Home Office at the end of March 2004. Imagine my dismay when I promptly (within 30 days) received a response from the Home Office stating that my application was unacceptable. Though the form letter itemised a number of specific deficiencies, my letter had the box "Other" checked with instructions to correct the errors and return the application. However, the Home Office failed to tell me the nature of the errors. I resourcefully called the contact number referenced on the letter only to hear a recording that I had reached the number in error!

Now despondent, I did the only thing a well-educated, supremely frustrated adult could do ... I hired a consultant! (A SkillClear Consultant) promptly contacted me by telephone and within 24 hours of receipt of my documentation had detailed a plan to improve the quality of my application. He graciously interacted with local references on my behalf and allowed them to submit additional documentation direct to SkillClear. He answered my innumerable questions quickly, thoroughly and thoughtfully. (my Consultant and I exchanged approximately 30 e-mails between 30 April 2004 and 25 May 2004, when my application was submitted.) And he managed my expectations exceptionally well, explaining that in spite of the promised "30 day approval times" the Home Office was running more to "60-90 day approval times."

Near the end of June, (my Consultant) considered ways in which my application could be expedited based on an employment offer I received. He consulted with the potential employer to aid them in creating an appropriate reference letter that could be used on my behalf. In retrospect, perhaps the role simply wasn't convincing to the Home Office. Then again, near the end of August, he considered how the application could be expedited with an offer for a more substantial role. He again provided valued advice on the essential elements of the reference letter.

I was overjoyed when my application was finally approved on September 1. Whilst 3 months is in excess of what the Home Office was promising as review times in May, it was within (my Consultants') anticipated timing. Furthermore, even with the approximate 90 day turnaround, I estimate SkillClear cut a minimum of 7 weeks off the current standard approval times since, as of September 6, 2004, the UK Home Office had only cleared those applications submitted in advance of 13 April. With the approval of my application, I once again bombarded (my Consultant) with a series of e-mails and innumerable questions associated with the entry clearance process. With his patient advice, as of today, my VAF1 is submitted and I will be off to the British Consulate on 15 September to obtain that precious passport stamp! In addition to his skilled advice on the HSMP and entry clearance process, (my Consultant) graciously provided referrals to other services I have since engaged to help with my relocation. (My Consultant was) skilled in his technical understanding of the process. His advice never failed to be timely and accurate. He is also an exceptionally skilled communicator. He used humour to smooth the rough spots and permitted his personality to peek through his words when he recognised a human, and humane, touch was needed. He was always gently cognisant of the inevitable distress I experienced as I patiently (or not so patiently) watch the days, weeks and months tick by, wondering what my future would bring. He reassured me when I myself doubted that future. In short, he helped me stay sane and optimistic in spite of the protracted review time.

I have no doubt whatsoever that when the time comes, I will be using the services of SkillClear to extend my stay in the United Kingdom. Ramona Krailler, Ph.D., (and very happy British resident)."

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"I was looking for an agency specialising in providing Migration related services in Britain. I got to know of Skillclear through the Internet (www.skillclear.co.uk). Their website was complete in all aspects and provided me with all the relevant details about Migration and Work Related Visa processing in UK and other countries worldwide. I was specifically interested in evaluating and processing my application for Highly Skilled Migration Programme (HSMP) of the UK government. The online HSMP calculator was a very useful in this regard. Once I emailed my CV to Skillclear, migration consultant dealt with my case in the most efficient manner exemplifying highest level of professionalism in processing my visa application. I got my visa approved within a week of completing all relevant applications and providing detailed documentation to support my case.

It is worth mentioning that Skillclear is a mainly web based organisation and their service charges are very reasonable and competitive. Customers need not spend any time and money travelling back and forth, fixing consultants. The migration consultants are very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining the situation over the Phone or email, providing valuable guidance all along the way. I am impressed by the very quick and effective response from the consultants for all my queries.

During the time that I dealt with Skillclear I was communicated very well at every stage of my application process and everything worked perfectly like clockwork. In about a years time, I will have to process extension of my HSMP visa and I certainly look forward to getting in touch with Skillclear for this purpose.

I thank and appreciate everyone at Skillclear for all the effort that they have put in and help me get my visa. I sincerely Wish them the very Best in all their current and future endeavours. Best Regards from a Very Satisfied Customer." - K.V.

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"It was needed for me to make a HSMP application. So I started to search for an appropriate service company in Internet and quickly had discovered SkillClear that provide a good service at relatively low price. And I was not disappointed. Their service was complete and very qualified. If you want to make an absolutely secure solution for your HSMP issues, I would recommend you to use the SkillClear's service." - Dr. Igor Toujilov

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"Thank you very much indeed for the help and professionalism shown by you towards obtaining my HSMP visa. I would recomend my friends and colleagues looking for obtaining an HSMP visa to get in touch with Skillclear, and then relax. I really had nothing to worry at all, everthing was arranged and organized smoothly for me. Finally considering that I actually got the visa within 2 days of submitting all the necessary documentation, it was indeed an excellent effort from Skillclear.

The best thing with Skillclear is, you get the job time in a very quick time, without jeopardising your day to day schedule. I would recommend to engage Skillclear for all those intending to obtain HSMP visa. Thank you very much." - S.B.

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"'QUALITY ASSURANCE' that is what I would say about the services provided by SKILL CLEAR which gave me total satisfaction that I was being guided by the RIGHT PEOPLE." - P.S.K.

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"Skillclear were the fist ones to respond to my request and from start they had a very open and flexible approach. I had a very good relationship with the consultant in charge of my application. She took time to understand each particular detail of my case which was not very straight forward and I am convinced this was very important for the success of my application." - S.C.

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"I got in touch with SkillClear after discovering them on the Web to pursue my application for the HSMP Visa programme. My HSMP Visa was approved. My timing was bad since my application was made at a time when the Home Office had an overload of applications for the same programme. However, SkillClear personnel were very professional indeed in following up with the Home Office constantly and keeping me informed. Specifically,

1. Their attention to detail during the application process ensured that there were no further queries from the Home Office once the application was filed.

2. They followed up on status persistently and kept me informed at regular intervals.

Overall, I am very happy about going through SkillClear and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others." - Vivek Warrier

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