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The Immigration Advice Service (IAS) conducts both private and publicly funded work. We are an approved legal aid service provider and have been awarded the Legal Aid Agency Specialist Quality Mark (SQM) for our work.
Many of our Legal Aid immigration specialists are qualified solicitors and immigration solicitors. At IAS we provide all our clients with the most comprehensive, highest-quality Legal Aid there is to offer.
Our Legal Aid services will be tailored to you. We will focus on your specific issues and we will solve them in the most effective, efficient and comprehensible way possible. Speak with one of the experienced immigration lawyers at IAS to find out more about our Legal Aid services.
Whilst under the new rules (April 2013) there has been a reduction in the types of immigration and asylum cases eligible for Legal Aid. As a general rule, the following matters will qualify for some advice, assistance and/or representation:
Unfortunately, most mainstream non-asylum immigration cases are no longer eligible for Legal Aid.
This includes Entry Clearance Visas eg, for a spouse/partner or family member.
It also includes applications made under Article 8 of the ECHR (right to a family or private life).
If you are unsure whether you qualify for publicly funded immigration assistance then contact the team at IAS to speak to one of our Legal Aid specialists, many of whom are immigration solicitors.
Even if you are not eligible for Legal Aid, our specialist immigration lawyers can advise, assist and represent you at very competitive rates. One of our experienced lawyers can spend time assessing your case to see if you are eligible for Legal Aid or an alternative. They will:
Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals
Designed to make your visa application as successful, smooth and stress-free as possible
Premium application service that ensures your visa application is submitted to meet your deadline
Ensure you have the greatest chance of a successful appeal. We will represent you in any hearings/tribunals
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