Sonia Cheng

Partner in Immigration and Commercial Contracts

+44 (0)845 257 9449

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Sonia is an immigration solicitor who is experienced in handling domestic and corporate immigration matters. She is also well versed in handling commercial contracts across a range of industries.

She speaks several languages to varying degrees including fluent Cantonese.

Sonia's Experience

  • Advised, prepared and submitted corporate Tier 1 applications on behalf of clients. All applications were successful and the majority required no further interview
  • Advised, prepared and submitted a variety of EEA, entry clearance, further leave to remain and settlement applications on behalf of clients, all of which were successful
  • Drafted a range of commercial documentation including shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, franchise agreements, options agreements and many others
  • Assisted with an application for FCA authorisation as an investment manager
  • Drafted various investment and loan agreements for borrower and lender
Sonia is a keen traveller and enjoys the outdoors, hiking, riding and learning new languages. She is also a motorsports enthusiast and property investor.

Member of Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)


Thank you so much for your time, patience and professional guidance. It has been such a difficult year, your hard work has made my application easier, thank you. It has been a pleasure to work with you and I am so glad I chose you as my solicitor, you made everything easier!

Mrs Adams

Sonia is a professional who is easy to work with. We used her services twice and the result has always been successful. She is a great communicator, always kept us updated, replied to our questions and requests very quickly and explained the nuances of the application process.

Ms OZ – 2021

On multiple occasions Sonia has guided and undertaken the submission of my immigration matters and has made the process as painless and effective as possible, resulting in a rapid approval on each occasion.  I will be very happy to engage Sonia again in the future as further renewals and applications arise.

Mr Boyd

Sonia Handled our application for a sponsorship licence.  The service and advice was first class. Application was submitted and approved with no issues. Great service. Will definitely recommend and use again for any immigration matters.  

Sandra, Direct Care Service Limited

Sonia guided me through the process of extending my Residency Permit.  She is very knowledgeable of the process, including it’s possible issues and pitfalls and so she guided me and supported me every step of the way.  I felt reassured that if I followed Sonia’s advice, I would have a positive outcome for my application.  I could contact her at anytime, and would receive an email response very quickly.  I would recommend Sonia to anyone going through the British Residency Permit process and will certainly be returning to her for help with my final stage.

Ling-An F

Sonia successfully guided us through the complex intercompany transfer visa application process from start to finish in a most efficient and professional manner.  Her knowledge and experience of the immigration process proved to be invaluable.  Based on our experience, we would have no hesitation in recommending Sonia to any organisation requiring assistance with the visa application process.

Steve Poppitt
Managing Director – Craemer UK Limited

Sonia has been extremely supportive in applying for my elderly mother’s visa applications of  “Leave outside the Immigration Rules” on compassionate and compelling circumstance grounds over the last few years.  This was not a simple case, so discussing options and suggesting the best way forward with Sonia’s knowledge of immigration law, was much appreciated.  From the very start, all the way through to successfully receiving the visas, Sonia responded to all queries promptly, professionally and enthusiastically, providing vital support in a timely manner.  We are extremely grateful.

L. Holland

We are so thankful that we engaged Sonia for our spouse visa application. She has been professional throughout the process whilst helping to guide us, correct us and at times reassure us during the application. No matter how many questions we had she always replied quickly and professionally. We honestly believe that without Sonia’s help our application would have failed, we can’t thank her enough. We would highly recommend Sonia to anyone who is applying for a spousal visa. We will be looking to engage Sonia again in the future when the spousal visa is due for renewal.

Peter and Maricel

Both Noriko and I would like to thank you for the tremendous work and effort you applied into our application for a Visa to remain in Scotland. We were worried after our last application was declined meaning that we had to appeal to the Home Office. Finally, our Visa was granted but only on the 10 year route. You have not only achieved in getting our Visa but also returning to the 5 year route. We appreciate your hard work, efficiency and professionalism during our application. You clearly knew all the rules and regulations regarding what requirements were necessary to obtain a Visa. Once again we would just like to say that we are both very happy with the outcome and commend you for everything that you have done for us.

Noriko and Robert

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