How can an immigration solicitor in Canterbury help me?
An immigration solicitor can be very useful when it comes to making a visa or settlement application/appeal. This is because they can offer a unique, professional perspective which you wouldn’t have if you were making one by yourself. Seeking the help of an immigration lawyer in Canterbury can mean the difference between a positive or negative result.
IAS’ Canterbury immigration lawyers are highly experienced in every area of immigration law. They have a combined experience of fifty years and have worked with clients to assist with every type of application and appeal, including Family Visas, like Spouse and Partner Visas, Work Visas, and Business Visas, like Entrepreneur Visas. We also offer full legal support for people who want to settle in the UK with ILR or become a British citizen. Our immigration lawyers in Canterbury are also well-positioned to assist you if you are a business hoping to hire international workers — our specialist business solicitors can oversee your Sponsor Licence application, as well as hold audits at your company to ensure you are ready for a Home Office visit.
Call us now on 0333 305 9375 to find out more about our services.
What kinds of services do IAS’ immigration lawyers in Canterbury provide?
The Immigration Advice Service is a team of experienced and qualified immigration lawyers, with years of experience in the sector under their belt. Between them, they have decades of experience in assisting all types of clients, charities, and companies with legal advice.
Our solicitors are placed in various locations around the UK, meaning they can help you no matter where you are. This also means they understand local communities — many of them have lived in towns, like Canterbury, for their whole careers, which means they know exactly what individuals, businesses and communities are looking for when they come for immigration advice.
IAS boasts a wide range of packages — all of which can be tailored to meet your needs as an individual or organisation. Whether you are hoping to get immigration advice in Canterbury because you want to get married to a non-British citizen in your home town, or whether you are an international student hoping to study at Canterbury university, we can help.
Our packages are bespoke and are moulded around the needs of clients. They include:
- Application Package
- Advice Package
- Fast Track Application Package
- Appeal Package
- Document Checking Service
- Advice and assistance for businesses who are recruiting foreign workers
- Emergency Advice Package
Our immigration solicitors in Canterbury will work with you closely to find the best solution to meet your needs. This is usually done through an initial immigration advice package.
What is included in the advice package?
The advice package includes a one-to-one session with your lawyer. This session is un-timed, which means your lawyer will spend as long as it takes with you to make sure that everything is covered.
During this session, your immigration lawyer will go through your options with you, as well as your requirements. If you acting as the UK sponsor — either as a family member, spouse, or employer — you can attend the meetings together or separately. This is entirely up to you.
Your session can be completed in person at your nearest office, over the phone, or via Skype.
After the session, you will receive written confirmation, including a list of the documents you need and the advice given to you by your solicitor.
If you are in a rush, or you have an urgent immigration need, you can opt for a tailored version of IAS’ emergency advice package.
What is included in the emergency advice package?
This service includes the same session as the advice package, however, it will be arranged as a top priority. This means that an immigration lawyer in Canterbury will meet with you as soon as you need, day or not, usually within 24 hours of the session being booked. They will spend as long as it takes with you to help resolve your immigration issue.
Can I make an application myself instead of getting immigration advice in Canterbury?
You can make an application or appeal for any type of immigration need without the help of an immigration solicitor in Canterbury. However, it is highly advised that you choose to receive either immigration advice or application support from one of the many experienced immigration lawyers in Canterbury before proceeding with an application.
This is because the Home Office is very strict, and the visa application process is very strict. If your application or appeal is rejected, you will not get a refund, and you may be barred from applying again (depending on the type of case).
Because of this, it is advisable that you seek legal help, especially if your application is complex in any way. In the case of an appeal, legal representation is even more imperative.
If you need the help of immigration solicitors in Canterbury, call 0333 305 9375 to find your closest office or book in a session.
Our immigration solicitors and lawyers offer a complete appeal service, which includes all-round legal representation.
As part of this service, your Canturbury immigration lawyer will act as a go-between for you, the Home Office, and the lower/upper Tribunal.
They will engage with the Home Office to find out the grounds of your initial refusal, and then make a decision on how to proceed from there. They will draw upon an in-depth knowledge of case-law and immigration law to do this.
Once they have done this, they will work through your case piece by piece. They will create a detailed bundle to present it to the judge hearing your appeal. They will also legally represent you at a physical hearing, arguing your case and drawing upon their knowledge to secure you the best chances of success.
If you live in Canterbury, and you can’t make it to your nearest office in person, that is no problem.
IAS offers its complete range of services over the phone and via Skype. This means that, no matter where you are based, and no matter what your situation, we can help you.
It also means that, if you are hoping to get advice or make an application from outside of the UK, we can easily arrange this. At IAS, we believe that no matter where you are, you deserve the best quality legal support. So no matter what your circumstance is, get in touch with us on 0333 305 9375 or fill out our on-page enquiry form to begin the process.
If you want to begin your visa application straight away, our Canterbury immigration lawyers can help you.
Once you call us, one of our client assistants will assess your current circumstances, and if they agree that you can proceed with an application package straight away they will set this up. They will then pair you with a lawyer who suits your needs, and this will depend on the sort of case you have.
The IAS application package includes full, ongoing support — as well as the initial advice session. This means your lawyer will stay with you from start to finish. They will build a picture of your case, compiling all your supporting documents and evidence — which they can help source for you — into an evidence portfolio. This helps present your case in a very clear way to the Home Office/UKVI officials.
As well as this, they will write a detailed cover letter. This essentially argues your case, using knowledge of case-law and legal jargon.
After this, they will keep communications open with the Home Office on your behalf. They will also tell you the result of your application as soon as a decision has been reached.
To book into one of our application packages, call 0333 305 9375.