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Immigration Lawyers in Ripon

If you need help with your immigration case or enquiry, speak to our client care team today to arrange a one-on-one session with one of our dedicated immigration lawyers in Ripon.

You can call us on 0333 305 9375 or make an enquiry online so that an IAS assistant can match you with a suitable lawyer to your case.

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    Why do I need an IAS immigration lawyer in Ripon?

    Applying for a visa or status can be a time-consuming and stressful process. Navigating through the complex immigration rules which are constantly changing can be a headache, especially when each visa requires different documents and evidence from you.

    Home Office caseworkers assess each visa and status application with rigorous scrutiny. As a result, people who do attempt to apply for a UK visa alone often don’t gain the result they had hoped for.

    At IAS, all our lawyers are OISC trained and are well versed in the intricate immigration spectrum. They have a breadth of knowledge across the whole points-based-system and are hired to ease the burden and paperwork from you.  Hiring an immigration lawyer in Ripon will reduce your stress and the chances of a visa refusal.

    Relying on an IAS lawyer first-time will mean you may only need to fill out one application. Others who have attempted it alone have to re-apply. The Home Office does not issue refunds either for failed applications.

    For peace of mind, give us a call to arrange your first Advice Session. Alternatively, you may prefer to be matched with one lawyer throughout the whole application process via the Application Package service. In this service, your IAS lawyer in Ripon will be with you every step of the way.

    What are the types of packages IAS solicitors in Ripon can offer?

    IAS has a wide range of packages for you to choose from that are tailored to your unique needs and circumstances.

    These services include:

    Speak to our client care team today who will assess your case and suggest an appropriate package for you.

    We also have offices in LondonManchester and Birmingham, and a number of other locations. Wherever you are located, the IAS is here for you.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Although seemingly straightforward, the Visitor Visa has a high rejection rate. This is because applicants are attempting to fulfil the requirements without any legal or expert guidance. IAS immigration solicitors in Ripon will help eliminate this risk by providing a plain sailing service and top-quality advice.

    You may be visiting the UK for a holiday or seeing family. Alternatively, you may be coming to the UK for business purposes such as touring as an entertainer or competing as a sportsperson. Some need a Visit Visa when attending life milestones such as weddings and graduations.

    Having a visitor permit allows you to stay n the UK for no more than six months. It is a different route from the other visa categories and requires far less paperwork to successfully pass. However, it does grant you fewer rights when in the UK. You will not be able to bring dependents such as your partner or children when you visit the UK and they may need to apply for a Visit Visa too.

    Eligibility for this visa depends on what you intend on doing in the UK. You must also be able to demonstrate that you have savings to support yourself when on your trip to the UK. Our lawyers in Ripon will be able to decide which type of visitor you are and will tailor your session in accordance with your circumstances.

    Our lawyers in Ripon are experts in family law and will be able to appropriately advise you on the different categories depending on your situation.

    If you intend on joining your family for more than six months, you can choose from one of these routes:

    Securing one of the above visas will allow you to join your partner, child, parent or carer in the UK.

    Family Visa routes can be complex and incredibly time-consuming. Fortunately, our immigration lawyers in Ripon offer bespoke advice for families, easing the process every step of the way.

    IAS solicitors in Ripon will:

    • Assess your eligibility for a Family Visa
    • Check if your relative is able to ‘sponsor’ you
    • Help you pass the ‘genuine relationship’ test
    • Perform a full document check
    • Send a Letter of Representation to accompany your application
    • Liaise with the Home Office throughout
    • Complete your application to the highest standard

    Obtaining British citizenship can be a timely and tiring process. There is lots of paperwork to file, requirements to meet and tests to pass which Home Office caseworkers thoroughly inspect.

    You can become a British citizen by one of two ways. The first is by birth and the second is by Naturalisation. However, you must first have lived in the UK on Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) for a significant period of time to even be eligible to apply.

    In some cases, you may already be recognised as a British national (depending on your birth parents and date of birth) but need an immigration lawyer to verify your status.

    Your immigration lawyer in Ripon will check if you meet the lengthy British citizenship requirements. One of these includes verifying that you have not had periods of absence totalling up for longer than 450 days in a five-year timeframe. Another is checking that you pass the “Good Character” requirement in which the Government will review your history in the UK as well any positive contributions that you have made to British society.

    To maximise your chances of a positive verdict, get in touch with us today to book your full Application Package.