An immigration lawyer is knowledgeable in how to deal with any issues that deal with immigration to the UK. This includes helping people who need to apply for work visas, asylum assistance and applying for Citizenship. Their primary role is to help the individual follow the necessary guidelines with regards to what paperwork needs to be filled out correctly, so they can legally enter the country.
What is an Immigration Solicitor?
An immigration solicitor can provide you with the necessary legal advice as it can be quite a daunting prospect to fully understand all the legal requirements and what guidelines you should adhere to when applying to settle in to the UK. Whether it is for business or for personal matters, an immigration solicitor will tailor their recommendations based on your personal circumstances.
What services does an immigration lawyer offer?
An immigration lawyer is able to provide an array of professional knowledge that deals with all aspects of immigration law and the procedures to follow.
Below are some examples of the type of scenarios they can assist you with.
Entry clearance applications
This is where an application is made to enter the UK from another country and you are applying for a visa to be able to stay legally. An immigration lawyer would assist with your application and provide guidance on what criteria is needed to be successful.
It can be necessary to apply for a visa depending on the country you are arriving from and whether you plan to work, study or unite with another family member that is already resident in the UK. The Immigration lawyer would help you approve your visa before travelling to the UK.
Asylum and protection
An immigration lawyer would assist in dealing with any asylum or humanitarian protection cases where individuals are forced to flee their original country of residence due to circumstances outside of their control.
An EEA application is where an EU citizen can apply to live and work permanently in the UK if you are already a resident. An immigration lawyer would help you prove your residency status and that you have either been working or studying in the UK for the last 5 years when processing your application.
UK nationality and citizenship law
If you plan to apply for British Citizenship an immigration lawyer can help guide you through this process. You would need to prove that you plan to continue living in the UK, have been a resident for at least 5 years, and have not broken any immigration laws.
An immigration lawyer is able to provide you with any necessary guidance and professional advice that deals with wanting to live, work and study in the UK and the necessary applications that are involved.
Contact us today if you need any assistance with immigration related queries and our team will be more than happy to help.