I would like to thank you for your fantastic and kind work in overturning the decision on Mr Muhammed’s visa. We thought this wouldn’t be possible; we are quite astonished and very happy.
Charlie Walker-Arnott, The Islamic Manuscript Association
The services you provided were excellent and we would recommend this highly to anyone who has a need to deal with UK Border Agency on immigrant workers issues.
Dejan Stojanovich, Senior Project Manager, Obelisk Energy Group
“I found the whole team professional, knowledgeable and empathetic. I felt that my appeal case could not have been better prepared, in fact I do believable the team had planned for every potential argument.”
“They took time to understand my circumstances and guide me through the process. Whoever picked up the phone seemed to be familiar with my case and be able to help me – it’s a tribute to the communications within the team.”
“Getting through the hurdle of the sponsorship licence system would have been impossible without you. We highly recommend you to any prospective employer!”
“The Kadmos team goes above and beyond for their clients, which was quite comforting when the Home Office pressure started making me frazzled. We were extremely well represented, and it showed.”
We were instructed to represent a client in her application for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa and Tier 1 Entrepreneur dependants’ visa for her husband and children. The client had the necessary funds and met formal requirements for this category. Her concern was the genuine entrepreneur test, as she had never previously ran a business of her own and had not had a formal education in business management. She wanted to give it a try but was conscious that Home Office may not take her seriously.…
Our client applied for entry clearance to the UK as a general visitor so as to visit his elderly great aunt and uncle. His application was refused because the entry clearance officer did not believe that he intended to come to the UK as a genuine visitor. The entry clearance officer was concerned that in the previous year the applicant had spent seven months out of twelve in the UK and was providing care for his aging great aunt and uncle.…Read Success Stories
6-04-15 Health Charges introduced for migrants: Mandatory NHS surcharge of £200 per year is introduced with effect from 6 April 2015. The changes affect applicants for entry clearance and extension of limited leave to remain in all immigration categories other than visitors...
There are so many immigration lawyers in the UK that selecting one can be a real challenge. We hope the following information will assist you in this process.
You may be confused by the variety of legal qualifications in the UK. There are solicitors regulated by the Solicitors Regulating Authority, Barristers regulated by the Bar Council and there are other immigration professionals regulated by the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Solicitor firms usually undertake a wide scope of legal work and it is important to check if your solicitor actually specialises in immigration. Immigration law is extremely complex, and is getting more and more complex by the hour. Solicitors doing a variety of work may not be fully up to date with the ever changing immigration rules and we would advise to instruct someone who is fully devoted to immigration.
Barristers are lawyers who specialise in presenting the case in court. Traditionally, barristers have been instructed by solicitors or OISC advisors. Some barristers now offer ?direct access? to lay clients. However, barristers will not be running routing correspondence with the Home Office, calling the caseworkers, preparing the bundles of documents and putting together evidence. Cutting out a solicitor may often turn out neither cost effective nor expedient.
OISC regulated immigration advisers may be professional solicitors or barristers working under the supervision of the OISC, or they may have no formal qualifications in law but would have passed the OISC examination to be approved and registered at a specific level of competence. OISC has three levels of competence which allows advisers to undertake work of varying complexity. Top level 3 registration authorises the adviser to represent clients in immigration courts, currently known as First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). OISC firms would usually charge less than big firms of solicitors as their overheads are lower than those of big solicitors? firms. Our advice is to check that the firm is properly regulated and get in touch with them to see if you gel.
You may ask yourself whether it is worth hiring an immigration lawyer to represent you in your immigration matters. There are several factors to consider such as the complexity of your case and whether you intend to make the application yourself or wish to instruct professionals to represent you.
If you are unsure, then you should consider booking a consultation with an immigration specialist who can assess your situation, answer your specific questions and clarify what options are open to you. A consultation may not provide you with all the details you need to make a UK immigration application by yourself, but it can help you decide whether it is worth instructing someone to assist you.
It is important to agree on terms before instructing an immigration lawyer to represent you. These should be set out in a Client Care Letter which confirms your instructions, the fee structure (as well as clarification on Home Office fees) and the complaints procedure in case you are not satisfied with the service you receive.
Kadmos Consultants have been specialising solely in immigration since 2007 and have an excellent reputation and an impressive track record of success. Our clients' testimonials speak for themselves. We are professional lawyers and we are accredited by the OISC at the top level. We are very approachable and you can call us at any time or send us an email and we will respond without delay. You can also visit our offices in Wembley Park in London.
We offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to assess the merits of your case and tell you whether there is scope for us to help you. When a more detailed discussion of your affairs is necessary we will offer you a paid consultation and if necessary may organise to get an independent second opinion. We are not the cheapest company you will find, but the money you pay will go into careful and thorough preparation of your case. We will advise you of our fees in advance and you will receive from us an engagement letter which sets out our terms and conditions.
On 2 December 2015 the Home Office issued a new guidance for decision makers in relation to visitor visa applications. This document confirms the policy of differential treatment of applications on the basis of the applicant’s country of residence or nationality (visitors from the war affected zones are not to be admitted) and visitors with family ties in the UK will find it more difficult to visit if they have no “anchor” in the country of origin. How this new Guidance lies with the provisions of the Race Discrimination Act is probably a matter to be tested.Read this article
There is an old saying, “marry in haste, repent at leisure”. Fortunately, this risk will become less likely from March 2 2015. The period for giving Notice of Marriage will extend from 15 to 28 days. And if the Home Office consider there are reasons to suspect a “sham marriage”, you may see your Notice period extended to a full 70 day.Read this article
Representing a client in an immigration appeal is a cherished opportunity for immigration solicitors to have a conversation with a learned member of the legal profession. It is similar to our academic seminars at Oxford or Cambridge. In a quiet discussion we are trying to reach for the essence of the problem, and then find the right answer. I recall a few questions from those academic discussions, that baffled me with the simplicity and profundity of message.Read this article
My clients often ask me whether in case of early morning visits by the immigration officers probing into the genuineness of their marital relationship it is advisable or not advisable to wear pyjamas. This intensely complex ethical, anthropological and legal question deserves a careful and impartial analysis without which I would be struggling to give a clear and unequivocal answer that one would expect from respectable immigration solicitors: is wearing pyjamas worthwhile?Read this article