We know the stress and frustrations of obtaining immigration clearance

Beverley Harper

Beverley Harper is the founder and lead Immigration Advisor at IQA Immigration.

Originally from Scotland, I have spent over 10 years living and working in various countries.  Whilst based in New York, I worked as an Immigration Liaison and Entry Clearance Officer for the Home Office (UK Visas & Immigration) covering the entire
Americas Region.  During this time, I made decisions on around 10,000 applications for entry clearance to the UK on over 50 different categories of visas and from over 170 different nationalities.  I liaised with UK visa sections worldwide and regularly underwent deployments to both Jamaica and Colombia.  In this role, I also travelled around the USA providing training to
commercial airline staff on documentary requirements for the UK and ensured that UK bound passengers held the correct documents for entry.

This experience has given me a unique and in-depth knowledge of both the UK Immigration Rules and the various processes used by the Home Office. I am passionate about business immigration and have extensive experience in supporting UK
companies to sponsor skilled workers from overseas.  I also know the exact format and criteria required for a successful visa application and have an understanding of the common mistakes made by applicants which can lead to refusal.

Now back home in the UK, I have obtained OISC accreditation as an Immigration Advisor and have gained experience providing advice and services to both individuals and UK companies.  I am also a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).