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Samar Shams

Head of Immigration

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Samar is the Head of Immigration at Downs.  She works on global mobility and business immigration matters, including compliance, sponsoring migrant workers and entrepreneur applications.  Samar also serves individuals, advising on family-based routes, documentation of EU rights, settlement and citizenship applications.  She has worked closely with the Home Office over the years to refine several visa routes and policy areas, including compliance, EU documentation applications and business visitor rules.  Samar’s clients range from individuals to large companies in a variety of industries including the tech industry and finance.

Samar enjoys keeping up with evolving immigration requirements and providing training on topics such as the prevention of illegal working, sponsoring migrant workers and EU rights.  She also undertakes on-site immigration compliance reviews to help businesses ensure their fitness for the future.