Do I need an immigration lawyer to help me with my Visitor Visa application?
It is not a necessity to seek expert legal advice when applying for a visa to come to the UK. However, it is highly recommended. This is because the Home Office has an infamous reputation for refusing visa applications for seemingly trivial and innocuous grounds. For instance, Visitor Visas can be refused when applicants fail to provide sufficient evidence of their trip coming to an end. This could be satisfied by proving you have a reason to return to your home country, such as a family or work commitment. Those who do not provide evidence will not even be granted a Visitor Visa on this basis since the Government might have reason to believe you will deliberately overstay your visa permission to remain in the country.
For this reason, we highly advise applicants seek immigration advice for the Visit Visa application. This visa permission will allow you to come to the UK for a period of 6 months, meaning you will be subject to immigration control before you enter the UK and during your time here.
The purposes of the Visit Visa can be split into categories: one for those visiting friends and family, another for tourism and pleasure purposes and the other for business purposes. As such, the requirements for the Visit Visa will vary from person to person.
There are also stipulations to the visa that you must be aware of. For instance, you will be in breach of your visa if you are found making money while in the UK under this route.
To find out more about how the Immigration Advice Service can help you come to the UK as a visitor, tourist or for a business trip, speak to our friendly client care team today.
Can I meet my immigration lawyer in Millbank remotely?
If you cannot physically attend our London office in Millbank, the IAS offers bespoke remote services. Please rest assured that the standards of advice we offer, whether in-person or remotely, will not be compromised whatsoever.
As part of our remote services packages, your IAS immigration lawyer can give you professional and comprehensive advice over the phone or via video chat, such as Skype or FaceTime. In addition, you have plenty of time to follow-up with your lawyer, even after the call has finished and some days later.
Millbank Spouse Visa advice
Did you know that our Millbrook immigration lawyers situated in London also offer Spouse Visa application advice?
Many of our immigration solicitors are well-versed in all areas of family immigration law. We reunite families from across the world every single day, and take great pride in doing so. If you’re someone with settled status in the UK, a British Citizen or someone with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), you are eligible to ‘sponsor’ your loved ones to come and live with you on a permanent basis.
Speak to our Millbank team in London today to arrange an appointment with one of our solicitors. Here, your IAS lawyer will identify if you meet the Spouse Visa eligibility requirements and even help you gather evidence to support your application from start to finish.
As well as supporting people in Millbank, we also have offices located across the UK, including in London, Manchester, or Birmingham. You can also use the office finder to find the closest branch to you.
In our capital-based office in Millbank, the Immigration Advice Service has a wide range of bespoke and custom-made packages to suit your needs.
From the minute you voice your query with our client care responders, our expert advisors will begin preparing for your initial appointment. From there, you can choose to:
- Speak to your immigration lawyer in an untimed Advice Session
- Seek comprehensive assistance with your entire application via our Application Session
- Hire an IAS immigration lawyer to scan over your documents and portfolio of evidence to check you meet the requirements in our Document and Application Checking Service
In addition to the above, IAS can also help you to appeal a visa refusal.
Get in touch with us on 0333 305 9375 to hear more about our unique services and packages.