WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES
At Cynosure, we provide Immigration, Work Permit and Visa and applications to the courts, who are experienced in leading
advice, assistance and representation for a wide range of high profile cases in India and abroad.
countries including UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand Our clients range from multi-national companies who need to
and a range of other countries. employ large numbers of staff and individuals who want to make
Cynosure provides both immigration consultancy and a substantial investment in the UK, to young women and men
interactive online Immigration, Work Permit and Visa services wishing to come to the UK to study and people requiring
for Employers, Recruiters and Skilled Workers around the assistance with Immigration applications for family members.
World. Clients include those working in the arts, technology, the financial
Our team of lawyers, including specialist advocates, work with sector and medicine, and academics.
skilled support staff and undertake work in all areas of All our clients have different needs and priorities and our service is
Immigration and legal issues, on a corporate basis and for always tailor-made to the individual case. As soon as you instruct
individuals. us, a member of the team with appropriate comprehensive and
For non-UK immigration matters, such as US or Canada up-to-date knowledge will represent you, look after your interests
Immigration, our Consultants are either legally qualified in the and keep you informed throughout. We do not incur costs
relevant country and / or registered to provide advice and without your express consent and take time and care to make sure
representation for that country. that you have the most accurate possible estimate of what your
case is likely to cost. Whether you want to ensure that a
Thanks to unprecedented levels of service, coupled with an
straightforward application goes smoothly, challenge the
ongoing commitment to developing the knowledge levels of
limitations of the existing law in a complex and technical case, or
our UK immigration consultants, we have grown to our current
instruct us to sort out a case that has run into difficulties, our
position. A "can do" mentality continues to differentiate
experts can ensure that your case has the best possible chance of
Cynosure, as does our willingness to understand and
appreciate cultural diversity.
We offer the advantage of being a immigration partner that
Our exclusive focus on these areas of the law enables us to
focuses on your individual requirements. A partner that
provide a comprehensive, in-depth service to corporate and
specialises in immigration services and delivers the latest
individual clients and to take cases requiring specialist expertise
legislation updates in a language you can understand. A partner
on referral from other law firms. We have a dedicated
that believes in transparency and accountability of work.
department dealing with Work Permits and the Highly Skilled
Migrant Programme (HSMP) for UK and specialists in appeals
TIER 1(GENERAL) MIGRANT CATEGORY
Our commitment to
maintaining a positive
with the government and
ensures the smooth
processing of your
The Points Based System (PBS) is a system for managing c. Maintenance. It is important that migrants are able to support
migration for those wishing to enter the UK for work or study. themselves and their dependants as they do not have access to
Tier 1 (General) Migrant of the Points Based System was state benefits. Migrants should have sufficient funds to support
launched for foreign nationals living in the UK on 29 February themselves and any dependants from the point at which they
2008 and replaced the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme enter the UK until they begin earning or receiving an income.
(HSMP). Applicants will have to reach the pass-mark for each of the above
On 30 June 2008 three additional sub-tiers were rolled-out and in order to gain entry, and continue to stay when their right to stay
the programme was extended to include applicants resident is renewed after three years.
overseas. 1. There will be a single application process, whether in or
The four sub-tiers are Tier 1 (General) Migrant, Tier 1 (Investor), outside the UK. There will also be a single application fee for
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Post-Study Work). principal applicants. The fees will be set for the points system by
balancing the need to recover the full cost of providing services
Tier 2 for Skilled Workers and Tier 5 for Temporary Workers and while maintaining the global competitiveness of UK.
the Youth Mobility Scheme were launched worldwide on 27
November 2008. 2. Successful applicants entering the UK will be issued with
biometric visas. This will mean to know exactly who they are and
The introduction of PBS takes place at a time of fundamental what they are entitled to do.
changes to the UK's immigration system. This includes, in the
first quarter of 2008, the completion of the global biometrics 3. Successful applicants entering the UK in, or switching into, the
programme, the introduction of severe penalties for the Tier1 General category, Investors or Entrepreneurs sub-
employers of illegal workers in the UK and the creation of a categories will be granted two years' leave. Successful
unified UK Border Agency. applicants for the Post Study Work sub-category will receive a
single, non-renewable, grant of leave for two years.
In addition, as of 1 April 2009, applicants who use false
documents or deception to try to get access to the UK will face 4. Subsequent grants of leave in the Tier1 General Category,
bans on coming to the UK of 10 years. Investors or Entrepreneurs subcategories will be for three years.
It will not be possible to apply for an extension of stay in Post
Highly skilled applicants will need to show they have enough Study Work.
points to qualify to enter or remain in the UK. Points will be earned
against three sets of objective criteria: 5. Time spent in any Highly Skilled sub-category except Post-
Study Work will count towards the period the person needs to be
A. Criteria specific to each sub-category (pass mark 75). here for before being eligible to apply for settlement in the Highly
b. Competence in English Language. Requiring migrants to Skilled or Skilled tiers (currently 5 years).
speak English is a key part of the Government's immigration
policy. It improves migrants' labour market outcomes and
participation in the workplace, and assists with integration and
social cohesion. As a result it is right that all skilled migrants
coming to the UK should meet Specific English language
requirements. For Tier 1, in particular, it is right to require a high
level of English. (Pass-mark10)
THE BIG PICTURE
Tier 1 (General) Category
Qualifications Previous Earnings Age Maintenance (10 Points)
Bachelor's In pounds per year Points scored Under 29 Applying from within the UK
30 points Under £25,000 0 20 points Proof of £800 in a
£25,000 - £29,999 5 bank account at all times for
Master's 30 to 34 three months prior to application
£30,000 - £34,999 15
35 points 10 points
£35,000 - £39,999 20
£40,000 - £49,999 25 Applying from India
PhD 35 to 39 Proof of £2800 in a bank
£50,000 - £54,999 30
50 points 5 points
£55,000 - £64,999 35 account at all times for three
£65,000 - £74,999 40 months prior to application
£75,000 - £1,49,999 45
£150,000 or above 75
English Language Requirement (10 Points)
People applying for a Tier 1 visa must show that they are proficient in English by proving one of the following:
They have passed a test in English equivalent to an approximate overall band score of 6.5 on an IELTS exam.
If the degree was earned in India, information provided by UK NARIC can verify if the English-taught degree is
acceptable enough to satisfy the English language requirement.
BENEFITS OF OUR VISA SERVICE
Benefits you will receive:
H to your own consultant throughout the entire
Sign up - Rs 10,000
H case reviewed by our experienced immigration
advisors who will research the relevant immigration Initial Payment for Filing & Documentation - Rs 20,000
regulations and official procedure manuals to determine the Before Visa - Rs 25,000
appropriate course of action to achieve residence status
according to your individual situation. Medical / Registration (case specific)
H Written advice and guidance at each stage of the
application process and on-going supervision of your case
by our immigration advisors and consultants. Entry Clearance fees - Rs 51,000* to be paid by the applicant as
the fees are non- refundable from the Consulate
H Preparation of the entire visa application on your behalf, in * Fees are subject to change from time to time as per the
accordance with the current immigration regulations government rules.
including the completion of official application forms,
submissions and supporting documentation to substantiate Cynosure
educational history, work experience, funds, marital status Refund Policy - 100%
We do not charge for the documentation process
Identifying and clarifying complications or possible in case your application is rejected, with a full refund of
problems with the immigration authorities or relevant official the initial payment
H Coordinating your time-sensitive documentation such as * No Refund in case of Fraudulent documentation,
medical tests, English language tests, police reports, and, failure of Medicals or Police clearance,
where necessary, the applications for professional Non-submission of required documents in 30 days
registration and official qualification recognition. and withdrawal of application at anytime after sign up.
H Presentation of your application to the immigration
authorities in the format recommended by the immigration
H Monitoring your application during the official processing of
your case, liaison between you and the authorities, and
responding to any questions raised by the immigration
H Written advice regarding any changes made to the
immigration laws that may effect your position under the
H Personalised assistance and practical advice throughout
the entire immigration procedure.
Complete Visa documentation
Hlanding services offered after arriving
Post in UK in the form
of free accommodation for few days
Opening of UK Bank Account before leaving India
Job placement assistance
Assistance provided in registering with Medical Insurance
and National Insurance cards
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Cynosure I feel Cynosure is a genuine consultancy to deal with.
for their great work in assisting me with getting my Srikanth K is a person who stresses on quality
Tier 1 visa. My entire process happened through service, he never compromises on the
phone and mail, until the documents are 100 % documentation which he requires to put forward our
perfect; they never let me to file the applications. case/profie to consulate.
Some times I compromised in some of the part of my
bank documents; however they repeatedly told to I wish him all the best for his future.
get the bank papers as per the immigration laws, Pavan Kumar B
really more committed towards their work. They Microsoft India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad
never give up a chance to raise any small query from
the embassy. I would say really they are very I found our consultant to be very helpful,
committed towards their job, in my personal opinion straightforward and honest in his assessment of our
they are feeling our application as such their own case for permanent residence.
one. I'm really very happy about their service.
Mr. Vignesh Arunachalam,
Thanks, Satyam Ltd, Chennai
Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd, Chennai
Your client support had been infallible with a very
optimistic approach. I would definitely recommend
Hi All, I take few minutes to share my experience with you to my friends / colleagues. A job well done!
Cynosure. My Tier-1 visa got approved in a span of 21
days, which was highly impossible without Sathesh M,
Cynosure. Cynosure is the Best consultancy anyone CSS Corp Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
can rely upon. The service provided is extremely
good, in particular "The documentation work".
Srikanth's Guidance was fundamental for this I don't know what I would have done without you. I
outcome. His assistance throughout the process was think your agency is quite the best one I could have
very professional. I would like to extend my thanks to picked, and I am referring people to you left, right and
Cynosure and would definitely recommend centre!
everyone. All the best for future endeavor.
Mr. Arun Kumar Paramasivam
Regards, Virtusa Ltd, Chennai
Tech Mahindra Ltd, Bangalore
Thank you for your promptness, helpfulness and
assistance. Your service proved to be as fast and of
I Would suggest cynosure consultancy for its hassle the quality stated in your brochure.
free process and 100% guranteed way for making
your career at UK. Mr. Madhusudan Aray,
Oracle Corp, Bangalore
Krishna kanth M
CSC Corp India, Hyderabad. Just a quick note to thank you all for your efforts. The
fact that the process went so smoothly and easily is, I
First and foremost , I would like to extend my sincere am sure, down to your efforts and I appreciate them. I
thanks to Srikanth. He played a pivotal role in getting wish you similar success with your other clients.
my Tier 1 visa. Came to know about him through my
colleague , just at the right time , when i was about to Mr. Anand Varadan
knock the door of another consultancy. From there its Cognizant Technologies Ltd., Chennai
been only simpler and straight forward.Just leave it to
Srikanth and forget all the hassles. The confidence
he gives you , even before you start preparing the I am very happy to know that my application has been
documents and his candid nature are pretty much approved. I could not have done it without the help of
appreciated. Doesn just give false promises to Cynosure and its team. I would like to thank you and
everyone. Meticulous Preparation, superb guidance all your colleagues for your help!!
and any time help during the documentation process
are guaranteed. Thanks to him and cynosure , that i Mr. Satish Namboodiry,
could prepare the docs with ease and file my VISA at Fx Labs Ltd., Hyderabad
the right time. Even better, i got it pretty quick (Just
coupla weeks) that i anticipated. Thanks again to
srikanth and i strongly recommend him to anyone Dear Srikanth I am extremely happy with the way my
who is about to pursue a TIER-1 visa. Way to go ! HSMP application was processed by your concern
Cynosure. If any of my friends require similar
Thanks and Regards processing, I would definately recommend Cynosure
Kartik Ramakrishnan to them for enjoying the same hassle-free support
Accenture India Pvt Ltd, Chennai that I had.
"I've got the approval for my UK Tier 1 application Harish, Hewitt Associates Ltd., Chennai
through Cynosure. They have executed that task so
beautifully without having to make even a single
reminder mail or call.Thanks a lot for the
Superb,Prompt and Trustworthy service they
offered.On top of everything, I really appreciate the
way in which they handled the whole process
remotely - without me having to travel to any of their
office locations!! Wishing all success to Cynosure
and their clients for all current and future activities."
Thanks and Regards
IBS Software Solutions Ltd, Trivandrum.
Srikanth has done a awesome service in getting my I joined hands with Cynosure-Inc for my HSMP VISA
HSMP approval and correction of my approval processing.I never felt like i am approaching to a
letter.I am extremely happy with the service consultancy, the way they do the processing is really
rendered as well as job contracts he provides. great...
Thanks and Regards, And I will try to refer as many VISA aspirants to
Sathya P. Cynosure for processing.
CSS Corp Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
Ravi Kumar V.
Hello Friends! I am here to share some of my feelings Hewitt Associates Ltd., Chennai
about Cynosure, infact Mr.Srikanth. I got to know
about this consultancy an year ago through my
friend's friend and I am thankful that I got right info at
right time. With the information he gave us, I didnt Hi, I would like to thank you for providing the
even look for any other consultancy nor any other opportunity to share my experience. I joined you with
service. little knowledge about HSMP process and now i can
gladly say that your guidance throughout the
I could take this decision just with the info he gave us process was excellent which helped me to get my
and the faith I had on him which was again result of Application processed successfully. I would once
knowledge database he had. We were not even again like to thank you for the process and the
aware of any single info about UK or its processes successful work to continue in the future.
before we approached Cynosure. I can personally
assure you that, if someone is like me, they can just Regards,
hold on to Srikanth's hand. Coz, he is bound to get Karthik G
approval with his sincere dedication and Adrenalin e-Systems Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.
commitment towards the work.
Once I filed my papers for approval, it took 3months
to get the approval. In the mean time, I was referring
to couple of blogs for HSMP where there were people
who have applied on their own and are awaiting
approval for more than 3 to 5 months now. Thanks to
God & Cynosure that I was not there in that list of
people. My personal suggestion would be, because
we are new to such kinds of processing for other
countries, we must and should take help of
consultants and without even a second thought I can
say Cynosure is the Best because of the QUALITY OF
SERVICE, PERSONAL ATTENTION, COMMITMENT
AND DEDICATION. Thanks a ton for all the Service,
guidance and for all the Information you have for us!
What ever I wrote above is not because I had to write
a testimonial......but its all what we really feel....Now
that we gota chance to express ourselves, I really
thank Srikanth for being a wonderful guide in our UK
process Journey! We really mean it
!Thanks a lot!
May Appaji Always shower his blessings on you,
Rupa and Uday.
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