Testimonials

“Chris helped me to obtain Leave to Remain (LTR). He provided an excellent service. and replied promptly to all of my queries. He is extremely professional and experienced in immigration law. I would like to approach him again for getting my ILR. I would highly recommend him to others just as my friends recommended him to me.”
Sreekanth J (LTR and subsequent ILR)
“Chris filed my Tier 2 general applications in the past. His expertise and depth of knowledge in immigration was clearly visible throughout the process. I was successfully granted leave without any hassle. Also, whenever required, Chris has always been available for guidance in any other immigration matters. I highly recommend Chris for any immigration related consultancy.”
Asad I. (sponsorship licence & Tier 2 visa applications)
“I have known Chris for almost 7 years now. My friends recommended him as immigration lawyer for my visa extension application with the home office. I was on tier 1 (General) migrant visa in the UK at that time. Since that point, I benefited from Chris’ services 4 times. He is a thorough professional and very knowledgeable in skilled migrant visas categories. The best thing about Chris is that he never makes false promises to hook a potential client a very rare thing in this profession. He is very organized and can be trusted 100 % without any shadow of a doubt. Highly recommended!”
Babar B (Tier 1, ILR, Naturalisation)
“We needed professional support to increase our chances of success of getting our Tier 2 licence approved. We approached Chris and were impressed from the first conversation about his understanding of the process. He supported us at every stage. I firmly believe that we would not have achieved our Tier 2 licence and in the time we did without his expertise. Highly recommended!”
Del. (Sponsorship Licence)

Chris Houghton

Head of Immigration law

Oxford , City of London

07427 026408

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Immigration Solicitors

Chris is the Head of our Immigration law team, based in our offices in Oxford and in London.  Chris has over 15 years’ experience in the immigration field, with over 12 years as the Director of a leading immigration law firm.  During this period, he focused on Indefinite Leave to Remain, Naturalisation, skilled visas (such as Tier 1 and Tier 2), corporate immigration and appeal work. Chris also represented SMEs in employing non-EEA nationals since the inception of the Tier 2 sponsorship licencing scheme, and was one of the first to offer auditing services to stay compliant with the Home Office. Chris was also a regular at all of the Premium Service Centres in the UK presenting cases on a same day basis.

In his role at Reeds, Chris deals in all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law as well as EU free movement law. Chris has particular expertise in Tiers 1-5, including entrepreneurs and investors, as well as representing corporations applying for Tier 2 sponsorship licenses. Chris also acts for individuals seeking to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain, family applications, citizenship and administrative reviews.

Chris’ knowledge of immigration law is extensive, and he handles immigration applications from entry clearance through to sponsorship licences for large corporations. He has a good understanding of legal technicalities if a case has already been refused, and prides himself on his practical and personalised approach to guide clients through their individual applications. This area of law is complex and constantly changing and knowing this, Chris constantly keeps up to date with changes to the immigration regulations to ensure that his clients are always provided with the most up to date advice.