Sabina Kauser

Recent Work

Sabina is a partner in our Immigration Team.

She has built considerable expertise in immigration matters over 20 years of practice, amassing deep experience in both business and personal immigration matters.

Her caseload includes work-based visas and matters relating to sponsor licences, Innovator Founder visas and Global Talent visas, as well as family visas, settlement visas and EU Settlement Scheme matters.

As part of a broad-based and full-service immigration practice, Sabina offers corporate immigration support to Acuity’s corporate client base, including sector-based immigration advice to our Healthcare team.

Prior to joining Acuity, Sabina led the Immigration department at a leading national firm, having previously managed her own law practice for nearly a decade.

She was a founding member of the Birmingham Law Society Immigration Committee, which she now chairs, and was awarded Solicitor of the Year at the 2023 British Asian Professional Awards.

Outside of the law, Sabina enjoys spending time with friends and her young family, as well as reading. She was formerly Chair of Governors for a local primary school and sits as a non-executive director on two multi-academy trusts.

  • Work-based visas
  • sponsor licences
  • Innovator Founder visas
  • Global Talent visas
  • Family visas
  • Settlement visas
  • EU Settlement Scheme matters
  • Assisting a communications company in applying for a sponsor licence to employ an ongoing employee whose visa was due to expire within two weeks. The team was able to secure the priority process for the licence to be granted within five working days, without the need for a UKVI audit, interview or additional supporting evidence
  • Securing a Global Talent visa and settlement status on the three-year Global Talent route for an Indian national working in a large banking institution, as well as Global Talent dependant visas for his wife and daughters, followed by Indefinite leave to remain applications. The individual had entered the UK on an ICT visa and transferred to a skilled worker visa when the ICT route was abolished. The law is very grey as to whether the ICT visa counts towards settlement. However, Sabina successfully prepared and submitted an argument in favour of its consideration
  • Successfully retaining the British citizenship, of a British national who was deprived of citizenship by the Home Office because she had provided an incorrect nationality upon her entry into the UK over 26 years ago, with her minor children. The case involved preparing her appeal grounds, bundle and skeleton argument on the basis of her length of residence in the UK and her medical grounds, and successfully defending the decision at the Upper Tribunal
  • Securing a five-year Global Talent visa for an Australian national who was in the UK with a student visa. The individual is an actress and owns a theatre production company, and the application was prepared on the basis of the media recognition her work has received in both her home country and the UK. Following the five-year visa, the client will be eligible for indefinite leave to remain
  • Advising a Zimbabwean national who has been resident in the UK for over 10 years and was in a relationship with a British partner with a pending asylum claim. Sabina prepared the client’s appeal grounds, skeleton argument and bundle of documents, and the client’s appeal was allowed on human rights grounds
  • Successfully obtaining a visa for a Cameroonian national who had lived in the UK for almost 20 years using an alias name. Sabina made an application for her for leave to remain and made representations in relation to her correct identity, securing the visa based upon her human rights
  • Successfully preparing and submitting an application and legal representations for a Zimbabwean national, who had been in the UK for 20 years without any legal status. The client had received many refused applications, but following representations made in relation to her private and family life in the UK, was issued with leave to remain
  • Acting for a Zimbabwean national who had been resident un the UK for 20 years without a valid visa and had lost all evidence of his time in the UK. By obtaining medical records, statements from friends and family, and correspondence with the UKVI, Sabina secured his leave to remain in the UK, allowing him to travel back to visit family in his home country for the first time in two decades
  • Acting for an Albanian national who was in a relationship with a British citizen, who had been resident in the UK illegally for the last 10 years. Following his return to Albania, Sabina filed his entry clearance application on a priority basis, and he re-entered the UK with a spouse visa four weeks later. He is now reunited with his wife and stepdaughter and able to live and work in the UK
  • Sabina is a founding member and chair of the Birmingham Law Society Immigration Committee
  • Sabina was awarded Solicitor of the Year at the 2023 British Asian Professional Awards
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