Immigration Services


Fee arrangement

We provide bespoke services tailored to the needs of each client. Once we have an understanding of the issues and complexities of your individual matter, we will provide you with a personalized quote.

Our general practice is to charge professional fees on a fixed fee basis for each immigration instruction received. The scope of work covered under fixed fees includes: taking instructions, advising on the course of action, perusing documents, preparing and filing application, liaising with the Home Office and post decision advice.

Our fee for one off consultation is £250.

For information about our guide price range, please click on our individual services below.

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An application for a Sponsor Licence is a process which allows UK based employers and education institutions to prove to the Home Office that they are eligible to be placed on the register of sponsors and that they genuinely wish to take on migrant workers or students.

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On receipt of a licence to sponsor migrant workers or students, you are expected to fulfill certain duties to ensure that the system is not abused. These duties start on the day your licence is granted and continue until your licence is surrendered or revoked. The officials of the Home Office can visit you by arrangement or unannounced, to check what processes and procedures you have in place to ensure you are a compliant sponsor.

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If you are coming to study in the UK, you will have to apply for a visa under Tier 4 of the points based system. This category is divided into two.

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Tier 5 of the Points based system is a route for certain types of temporary worker whose entry helps to satisfy cultural, charitable, religious or international objectives including volunteering and job shadowing. There are six sub categories within this route.

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This route is for businesses that have an established presence outside the UK and would like to set up a branch or subsidiary in the UK. For this, they would like to send an employee who has worked for the company for some time to the UK to represent their overseas business in UK. This route does not require the applicants to show a certain amount of funds in their possession.

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You can apply for a UK ancestry visa if one of your grandparents (blood grandparent or by reason of adoption) was born in the United Kingdom and Islands, and you are a citizen of one of the commonwealth countries, and aged 17 or over, and you would like to come to the UK to work, and you will maintain and accommodate yourself without becoming a burden on the State.

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This category is for people who are seeking to enter the UK for a temporary purpose, such as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to carry out business activities, etc. Not everyone requires this visa before coming to the UK. It depends on the country of which you are a national.

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You can apply for a visa in this category in your home country or country of your residence, if you are a non-EEA national married to, civil partner / unmarried partner of, fiancé(e) of a British Citizen, a person who has Indefinite Leave to Remain, or a person who has limited leave as a refugee or has been granted humanitarian protection.

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This route is for domestic workers (including cleaners, chauffeurs, cooks, those providing personal care for their employer and their family, and nannies) who want to travel to the UK with their employer, for a period of up to six months.

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The ECAA (European Community Association Agreement) was signed between the European Union and Turkey in 1963 to promote social and economic links between the European Economic Community and Turkey. Under the ECAA, Turkish nationals can enter or stay in the UK to establish themselves in business or as workers.

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If you do not qualify for leave to remain in the UK under the immigration rules, then based on individual circumstances of a case, it may be possible to request the Secretary of State to consider your application on discretionary basis. The merits of such applications are usually dictated by individual and unique facts of a particular case.

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Indefinite Leave to Remain is commonly referred to as settlement (and permanent residence for EEA nationals and their family members) is a status which confers a right to live in the UK with no time limit and without restrictions. An applicant for indefinite leave to remain can qualify for this status after continuous residence in the UK of 2, 3, 5 or 10 years depending on the immigration category under which they have lived in the UK and satisfied the requirements of.

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Once you are settled in the UK, i.e. have Indefinite Leave to Remain or Permanent Residence, if you are an EEA national or their family member, you are free to live in the UK without any time restriction. It is not a mandatory requirement to go on to become a British citizen. Many nationals, however, prefer to become British citizens for various reasons such as, it gives sense of security to some as they have moved their base to UK permanently, for visa nationals it is the ease of not having to obtain a visa before travel to other countries etc. There are two ways in which you can become British citizen, one by naturalisation, and second by registration. There are certain requirements which you must meet.

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If you do not meet the strict requirements of the UK immigration rules, it is possible to ask the Secretary of State to consider your application under the Human Rights Act 1998. Although there is nothing to prevent you from asking the Secretary of State to consider a case under the Human Rights Act, where the requirements of the immigration rules are met, but it can help those who are likely to refused under the immigration rules but then go on to succeed on the Human Rights grounds.

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A decision of the Home Office to refuse an application can be challenged by way of appeal to the First Tier Tribunal only in a limited number of cases. Following the implementation of the Immigration Act 2014, the UK Immigration appeal system has undergone a radical transformation in the recent years. Full appeal rights have been substituted with Administrative Review for applications under the points based system as well as for those under other immigration categories. Full appeal rights ended for applications made under Tier 4 on 20 October 2014, for applications under Tiers 1, 2 and 5 on 2nd March 2015 and for the rest of the immigration categories on 6 April 2015.

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If your immigration application has been refused and you think that the Home Office has made a mistake in reaching this conclusion, you can ask for a review of the Home Office decision by applying for an Administrative Review. The cases that can be administratively reviewed are those that fall under the points based system as well as other immigration categories that do not raise human rights grounds.

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It is a process by which lawfulness of a decision or action of the public body can be challenged in the Upper Tier Tribunal in immigration cases, and in High Court in British citizenship and unlawful detention cases. You can only resort to this process if there is no appeal right available.

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If you are in the UK and cannot return to your own country, because you have a well-founded fear of persecution, then you may claim asylum and qualify for refugee status.
Your family including your partner and children under the age of 18 can apply for asylum with you as your dependants if they are with you in the UK.

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A person subject to Interpol Notice is restricted from travelling safely and is liable to be arrested and face extradition.

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The EU Settlement Scheme was fully opened to the public on 30 March 2019. The Scheme allows EEA (which includes EU and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Swiss nationals and their family members to continue to live, work, study and access services by applying to the EU Settlement Scheme successfully.

The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021 if the UK leaves the EU with a deal. In the event the UK leave the EU without a deal, the deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020.

Application process
The process is simpler than applying under the EU law and there is no application fee to apply for status under the EU Settlement scheme. The application has to be made online and you will not be asked which status you are applying for. You will automatically be given a status depending on your responses to the questions in the online form. You will be given either settled status or pre-settled status.

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The EU Settlement Scheme is the new immigration category aimed at protecting residence rights of EEA nationals in the UK before a specified date, and their family members. 2019 was marked by some positive developments, including the inclusion of Chen, Teixeira/Ibrahim, and Zambrano cases, (also referred to as derivative right to reside cases) within the EU Settlement Scheme.

The Zambrano case established that member states cannot refuse a person the right to reside and work in the host member state, where:
  • that person is the primary carer of a Union citizen who is residing in their member state of nationality; and
  • refusal of a right of residence to that primary carer would deprive the Union citizen of the substance of their European citizenship rights by forcing them to leave the EEA.

In practice, this meant that the primary carer of a British citizen who is residing in the UK has a right to reside under EU law if their removal from the UK would require the British citizen to leave the EEA.

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The Start-up and Innovator visa categories replace the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Entrepreneur route. Those wishing to set up a business in the UK now must apply under the Start-up or Innovator category.

Start-up Visa
The Start-up visa is for early stage, high potential entrepreneurs who are starting a business in the UK for the first time. There is no requirement of funds for this visa.

Application process
There is a two-stage application process for this visa. The first stage of the process involves getting endorsed and the second stage is to apply for a visa.
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Whether you are outside the UK and considering to come to the UK, or you are already in the UK and are considering to extend your stay, or to move into a different category to the one you already are in the UK, we have the expertise and flexibility to cater for your immigration needs and we are adept at finding solution to challenging situations.

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