I am in Bexley and require immigration advice. Why should I choose IAS?
At the Immigration Advice Service, we know that the immigration system is both stressful and complicated. With this in mind, we do everything we can to make the process as stress-free and simple as possible. Our outstanding team of OISC accredited lawyers will establish what outcome you want, then efficiently and systematically work towards achieving it.
Attempting to navigate the labyrinthine and confusing immigration system alone is not to be advised. Not only are errors easily made due to the complex nature of procedures, but these errors can be immensely costly, both financially and in relation to something arguably more precious- time. By choosing to work with an immigration lawyer, you will maximise your chances of getting your desired outcome, without having to restart the process from scratch. To us, efficiency is key. We will assess what documents you require for your application and ensure that everything is as organised as possible before it is submitted to the Home Office.
We will keep you informed every step of the way. At IAS our clients come first and their comfort and happiness are immensely important to us. We believe that everyone has the right to receive exceptional, reliable immigration advice and we are an organisation that provides this. As leaders in our field, we will ensure that the process works for you.
I want to become a British citizen. Can your immigration solicitors in Bexley help me achieve this?
Receiving British citizenship is essentially the final stage in the immigration process. Once your request for permanent resident status has been approved, you can make the UK your home for life. Permanent residence status allows a person to live, work and study in the UK for as long as is desired, free from immigration controls. In addition to this, holders of permanent resident status can travel and spend time overseas without worrying about losing one’s status.
A crucial step in the journey towards British citizenship is the process of Naturalisation. In order to become fully naturalised as a British citizen, a person must be over the age of 18 and have lived in the UK with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or EU settled status for a minimum of three years. Further to this, you must never have violated UK law; this includes breaching the terms of your immigration status. Our team of highly-qualified lawyers can assist in your journey towards obtaining settled status in the UK.
To apply for Naturalisation, a person must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Meet the B1 CEFR level English language requirements (unless exempt)
- Pass the ‘Life in the UK’ test; this demonstrates that you are adequately knowledgeable of British culture, history and customs.
- Have held Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK for at least 12 months
- Be over the age of 18
- Have been continuously resident in the UK for at least 5 years, and have been absent for no longer than 450 days.
- Not have been in breach of any UK immigration rules.
Naturalisation also hinges upon demonstrating ‘good character’. This means that you must not hold a recent or severe criminal record. Criminal offences committed overseas will also be taken into account by the Home Office. However, the UKVI will take into account positive contributions made to society.
Our excellent team of OISC qualified immigration lawyers will help you naturalise as a British citizen. We will guide you through every step of the process, from providing a Letter of Representation to giving advice regarding the ‘Life in the UK’ test. Contact us today on 0333 305 9375 and start your journey towards citizenship the right way.
Immigration lawyers in Bexley assist with Spouse Visas
Are you aware that the Immigration Advice Service in Bexley can also help you to sponsor your loved one to come and live with you in the UK?
Our South-East London team of immigration lawyers offer full assistance and support with the Spouse Visa application process. Our OISC-certified lawyers can even fill out your application for you.
Yes, IAS offer Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 OISC training courses.
The Level 1 training course is a two-day, entry level course. It is designed to offer those who take part an introduction into immigration advice.
The essential aim of the Level 1 Training Course is to equip participants with key knowledge regarding EU, Immigration and Asylum law in preparation for their Level 1 assessments. Level 1 has a focus on OISC’s core requirements.
The courses we provide are some of the most extensive in the UK. For more information regarding the Level 1, 2 and 3 Training Courses, get in contact with us today.
IAS offer a Fast-Track Application Package that enables an application to be submitted in order to meet the tightest of deadlines. Our team of affordable, talented immigration solicitors are adept in getting the outcome you desire as quickly as possible.
The Fast Track Application Package is a premium service tailored around your needs and unique time constraints. If you’re in Bexley and require urgent immigration assistance, contact us today on 0333 305 9375 .
If you’re based in Bexley and are in need of an EEA Family Permit, contacting the Immigration Advice Service is the perfect starting point. Just one of the many services we provide, the EEA Family Permit is a type of Entry Clearance into the UK designed to make movement around the EEA member states easer for non-EEA family members of EEA nationals.
If an EEA Family Permit is successfully obtained, it last for six months. After this, you can apply for an extension of up to five years. If you want your non-EEA family members to join you in the UK, contact the Immigration Advice Service today.