How do I find a good immigration solicitor in Soho?
If you are looking for a good immigration lawyer in Soho, there are several key questions to ask before you make a decision.
The first is whether an individual is properly qualified to provide you with legal support. Immigration law is complex, and only those who are trained in it are able to navigate it. Without the proper qualifications, a person is not legally allowed to offer immigration advice in Soho, London — or anywhere else in the UK. All our lawyers at the Immigration Advice Service are highly qualified. Every single caseworker on our team is OISC-accredited, which is essential for a role at the IAS.
The OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) is a regulatory body that grants people the authority to practice immigration law. When selecting from the immigration solicitors in Soho this is a qualification you can look out for.
Another factor to consider is the experiences of your potential Soho immigration lawyer. Making an immigration application is a very important step, and can be both expensive and time-consuming. Having a representative who understands how the application process for your particular route works can make all the difference. As such, it is important to look for a legal representative who has experience making successful applications in the past. IAS’ immigration lawyers in Soho have a combined experience of more than 50 years. This means they are very equipped to deal with any case, no matter how complex it is.
Can IAS’ immigration solicitors in Soho help me hire people for my business?
IAS offers a range of corporate services that are designed for business owners, employers, recruiters, and HR professionals who want to hire foreign workers.
Our Sponsor Licence Packages are created with businesses in mind. They focus on offering professional, flexible business advice on how to apply for a Sponsor Licence, and how to maintain one. These packages can be modified to suit the client’s case and differ depending on how big your businesses. Included in these packages is help assigning Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) and using the Sponsorship Management System (SMS).
Our lawyers also perform business audits, to assess whether a company is meeting the duties of their current Sponsor Licence if it already employs foreign workers. This includes help to prepare for a visit or audit from the Home Office, which is common for Work Visa sponsors.
We also provide visa sponsorship assistance. This involves working with an owner or representative of a business and a migrant they are hoping to employ, and arranging their Tier 2 Visa and the logistics of their work at the company (from an immigration point of view) with them.
Call us on 0333 305 9375 for more information on our corporate services.
Can I train to be an immigration lawyer in Soho?
If you want to become an immigration lawyer yourself — or simply learn more about the immigration, settlement, and asylum processes — you can attend an OISC training course at IAS.
We provide three levels of OISC training, which you can complete successively.
Our Level 1 OISC training course covers the basics of immigration law, and what it means to practice immigration advice and representation. Level 2 and Level 3 courses are more advanced and cover more complex areas of immigration law.
All three levels are designed to prepare you for the exams, which you must sit for the accreditation and become a practicing immigration solicitor in Soho. Course materials are provided, as well as a teacher with vast experience in the legal sector.
To book into our OISC training course, please call us on 0333 305 9375.
Our immigration solicitors in Soho have assisted thousands of clients with successfully settling in the UK.
Whether you are in the UK with a visa, and you want to find out how to switch to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or you want to finally begin the process of becoming a full British citizen we can help.
As part of our ILR and British citizenship application services we provide:
- In-depth support from the begin to the end of your settlement application
- An assessment of your eligibility for settlement, including ensuring you meet the continuous residency period
- Help sourcing and compiling supporting documents for a settlement application
- Help preparing for the Life in the UK test
- Help preparing for the English language test
- Building an Application Portfolio to present to the Home Office
- A lawyer-written Letter of Representation
- Ongoing support
Call us on 0333 305 9375 for more information on how our lawyers can help you settle in the UK.
No matter where you are at in your immigration journey, our Soho immigration lawyers can help you.
We provide daily advice sessions and drop-in sessions for those simply want to know their options. These include a sit-down, one-to-one session with your lawyer which is untimed.
During this session, your solicitor will assess your eligibility for different immigration routes, taking into account your background, aims, and any time constraints you have. They will then outline your options and help you decide on the best route for you.
If you are eligible, you can then choose to instruct our help with an application.
Call us on 0333 305 9375 for an initial consultation with a member of our client care team.
IAS’ immigration solicitors in Soho can assist you no matter where you are in or out of the UK. We have offices across the UK, in Northern Ireland, Wales, England, and Scotland.
We also understand that life can often get in the way, so if you can’t make it to any of our offices, we also provide remote services and can set up an advice session over the phone or Skype. We are very flexible with when we can offer these and will work around your schedule and time-zone.
If it is easier for you to receive legal advice and support from us over the telephone or via Skype, let us know by calling 0333 305 9375.