Do I need an immigration solicitor in Knightsbridge to help me to apply for a UK Visa?
While it is not necessary to hire a solicitor to assist you with your UK Visa application, it is highly advised. This is because UKVI – the decision-makers who assess your application – scrutinise each application made with extra precaution. The slightest mistake or error is likely to see your application refused, and in the event of a refusal, you are not issued a refund for the fees you have made towards your application.
Many people attempt to combat the UK’s immigration requirements by themselves, despite having little knowledge of the rules, requirements or immigration law. Even those who wish to apply for a UK Visitor Visa underestimate the UK Government’s stringent approach, but often find themselves refused on the grounds of failing to provide enough evidence that they intend on leaving the country at the end of their visit.
Spouse Visas and other types of Family Visas are also commonly refused. This is because the applicant must convince the UKVI decision-maker of their sincerity. Unscrupulous applicants often seek a Spouse Visa, Partner Visa or Fiancée Visa for the sole purposes of immigration advantages. These applicants often have never met their married or intended partner and have no intent to live together in the UK or pursue a genuine, long-lasting relationship.
As a result of so many fraudulent applications, the Home Office meticulously combs through each Spouse and Partner Visa application made to crack down on ‘sham marriages’ and ‘marriages of convenience’. However, many innocent people and genuine couples can get caught in the net if they fail to provide enough evidence – or if they submit suspiciously high volumes of supporting documents.
For these reasons, it is best practice to seek an immigration professional to look over your documents and application. Your immigration lawyer in Knightsbridge, London, can identify any potential holes or gaps in your application and will advise you every step of the way.
By putting your application in qualified hands, you can rest assured that you are maximising the chances of success in your case and minimising any potential risks.
Speak to our client care team today to hear more about how our team in Knightsbridge can assist you with your UK Visa application.
What other services does the Immigration Advice Service offer?
At the Immigration Advice Service, our expert team of immigration lawyers and asylum lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of domestic and international immigration law.
This means we can help you:
- With your UK Work Visa application
- Sponsor a married partner (Spouse Visa), Unmarried Partner or Fiancée to come and live with you in the UK
- Secure Settlement such as British Citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
- Prepare your business to hire foreign talent by assisting you with the Sponsor Licence Application
- Become an Investor, Entrepreneur or budding entrepreneur (via the Start-Up Visa route) in the UK
- Study in the UK with full assistance with your Tier 4 Student Visa
- Secure work experience in the UK via the Youth Mobility Scheme
- Reunite with existing family members in the country via the Ancestry Visa or other Family Visa routes
- To Claim Asylum and gain Refugee Status in the UK if you are fleeing genuine persecution in your home country
- Visit the UK for tourism or business purposes
- Emigrate to Ireland, the US or Canada
Our immigration lawyers are on hand to help you, no matter your immigration query. In fact, to suit your individual circumstances, our team in Knightsbridge offer unique and tailor-made advice packages to match your query.
Our packages include:
- An untimed Advice Session
- Full Application Assistance
- A quick but thorough Document-Check
- Fast-track and urgent advice
- Appeal services and Tribunal representation
Get in touch with us today to hear more about our bespoke packages. You can meet your IAS immigration lawyer over the phone, face-to-face or via video call.
Can an immigration lawyer in Knightsbridge help me with my British Citizenship application?
Absolutely – all our immigration lawyers here at the Immigration Advice Service are well-versed in all aspects of settlement applications.
It doesn’t matter if you have previously sought advice from a different firm, or if you have risked making previous visa applications without advice, the Immigration Advice Service can take over and help you secure your full British Citizenship and the rights that come with this status.
It is important to note that, since British Citizenship is the end of the road in terms of your visa and immigration applications – meaning you will not need to worry about renewing your visa every few years – that Citizenship can be difficult to obtain.
You must prove that you can not only speak and understand English but that you have integrated into British life. This means you will be required to sit the Life in the UK test.
In addition, you must have a demonstratable immigration history in which you can prove you have never overstayed your visa and that you have always abided by UK laws. You must have resided in the UK under Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) for a period of at least 12 months prior to applying.
Speak to one of our expert advisors today to find out how we can help you with your British Citizenship application on 0333 305 9375.
Did you know our immigration lawyers in Knightsbridge, London, also offer full Spouse Visa application support?
Our central London office in Knightsbridge hires only the best immigration advisors. This means that not only are our immigration lawyers legally trained to give advice on British nationality, but we also provide expert guidance in family immigration law.
One of the main cornerstones of family immigration law lies in the UK Spouse Visa. However, it is notoriously difficult to obtain such a visa – and the application process can be fraught with complexities.
As a result, our Knightsbridge immigration lawyers offer unique and comprehensive Spouse Visa application help. In our Spouse Visa Application Package, your IAS lawyer in Knightsbridge will take ownership of your application and even fill it out to the highest standard for you.