How Do I Know if an Immigration Solicitor in Chiswick is Trustworthy?
There are many immigration solicitors operating in the London area. However, it goes without saying that some are more trustworthy than others. If you are looking to hire an immigration legal professional, it is vital that you only place your trust in those who are suitably qualified.
One way of establishing whether an immigration legal professional is trustworthy is looking at their qualifications and accreditation. By law, anyone offering professional immigration legal advice must hold the OISC accreditation (or higher). OISC is the official regulating body of the immigration advice industry.
Here at the Immigration Advice Service, all of our immigration specialists are suitably qualified and we offer an unrivalled level of service and professionalism to our clients.
My UK Visa Application Has Been Rejected. Can your Immigration Lawyers Help Me?
We understand that receiving a rejection on your UK immigration application can be absolutely devastating news. If you believe that your application was unfairly rejected, you will have option to challenge the decision of the Home Office.
On your visa rejection letter, your options will be displayed to you. If you believe that a genuine mistake was made when the Home Office assessed your application, such as a key piece of evidence not being taken into account, the administrative review is the best option. With an administrative review, your application will be reassessed by another immigration official.
In some cases, you will be able to lodge an official legal appeal against the Home Office’s decision. This is only in very specific circumstances, which are:
- Your protection claim has been rejected, such as humanitarian protection
- Your protection status has been revoked
- You face being deported or have been refused a residence document
- Your human rights claim has been rejected
- Your British citizenship is being revoked
- Your status has been rejected or revoked or the length of your stay has been changed under the EU Settlement Scheme
- You have been refused or revoked a travel permit or family permit under the EU Settlement Scheme
Whichever way you wish to appeal against the Home Office’s decision, the IAS can offer full support and guidance. We have a specialist appeal package which is specifically designed for those who wish to challenge a Home Office decision.
If you wish to lodge a legal appeal, we will complete your appeal form and offer full legal representation in front of the upper tribunal.
To find out more about how we can help you, please call us now on 0333 305 9375.
When Can I Apply for Permanent Residence in the UK?
You can apply for permanent residence after you have spent a certain period of time lawfully living in the UK. Typically, this is five years. However, in certain circumstances, such as if you have been living in the UK under a Tier 1 Investor or Innovator Visa, you will be eligible for permanent UK residence status after three years of residence.
The most common form of permanent residence is Indefinite Leave to Remain. Permanent residence means you can reside in the UK without any restrictions or immigration conditions.
After you have spent one year living in the UK under Indefinite Leave to Remain status, you will be eligible for full British citizenship.
The main requirements for Indefinite Leave to Remain are as follows:
- No criminal convictions or breaches of immigration conditions
- A pass in the Life in the UK test
- Ability to prove that you speak English to at least the level of B1 if you are from a non-English-speaking country
- Must not have spent more than 180 days outside of the UK in a 12-month period
I Need Immigration Advice. Can your Immigration Lawyers in Chiswick Help Me?
If you need professional immigration legal advice, the IAS is here for you. We have a dedicated advice package which is a one-on-one session with one of our immigration lawyers. During this untimed session, you will have the opportunity to discuss your case with an expert and ask any questions you may have.
Your Chiswick immigration lawyer will assess your case and advise you on what you need to do to achieve the outcome you are looking for. After the session, you will have seven days to ask any follow-up questions free of charge.
Our advice package is a fantastic option if you are looking for expert immigration advice delivered by experts.
For more information on our advice package, please call us now on 0333 305 9375.