Legal representation in every type of UK visa application
Application for a visa to the UK may be a daunting process.
Consequences of a visa refusal are not just a loss of time and money. There may be your job, your home and millions of plans that depend on your ability to travel to the UK or stay in the UK as planned.
Legal representation gives you peace of mind and confidence in planning your future.
Legal representation in any type of visa application includes:
- Detailed advice on the immigration requirements you have to meet;
- Detailed review of your documents and confirmation that all legal requirements are met;
- Discussion of any potential issues before the application is submitted;
- Preparation of your complete file including the visa application form and legal representation;
- Making your application easy to decide in your favour;
- Submitting the application on your behalf and booking your biometric appointment;
- Any follow up communications with the immigration authorities until a decision is made and the documents are issued;
- Making sure you receive the correct documents proving your status and advice on how to prepare for the next application.
We act as legal representatives in any type of application for a UK visa, extension of stay or indefinite leave to remain.
Book a free introductory meeting with one of our immigration lawyers and get a fixed fee quote for preparing your application
Why legal representation is important - potential consequences of a visa refusal
Visa application can be refused for a most trivial mistake – an incorrectly completed form, a missing document, a misunderstanding. It may also be refused as a result of a mistake by the immigration authorities – an inexperienced or less than competent decision-maker can fail to take into account all the documents, or look at the wrong immigration rule or even misunderstand the rules and wrongly refuse the application.
Not every refusal comes with a right of appeal. Some mistakes can be corrected on administrative review or by making a complaint to the Home Office. In other circumstances, you may have to appeal to an immigration tribunal or make an application for Judicial Review. But if the mistake was yours, none of these remedies would help.
If you are applying for extension of stay or indefinite leave to remain, a refusal of your application may mean you have to leave the UK and make a new application for entry clearance from you country of nationality. The time previously spent in the UK would not count towards your entitlement to indefinite leave to remain and you may start the whole immigration process again.
Legal representation minimises the risk of mistakes
With over 15 years experience in immigration, we know how to prepare an application to minimise the risk of mistakes on the part of the Home Office. We give the immigration authorities a detailed explanation of how the legal requirements are met and how your supporting documents demonstrate this. This allows the decision-maker simply to follow our legal representations and decide the application in your favour.
Our commitment as legal representatives
We always, where possible, work on a fixed fee basis and there are no surprises or additional fees.
Before we accept your instructions we want to make sure that we can make a successful application on your behalf. It doesn’t mean we only accept cases which are straightforward or risk free. On the contrary, we take even most challenging cases sometimes turned down by other solicitors and immigration consultants. Where the case is complex and there are risks involved, we will explain to you the risks and how we propose to handle them, and if you are happy to give it a try, you will make an informed decision on assessment of all pros and contras.
We guarantee the highest professional competence and exceptional customer care. Our work is underwritten by professional indemnity insurance. Our regulator is the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner.