- How you can benefit from an immigration lawyer
- Where to find IAS’ immigration solicitors
- Services provided by our immigration experts
- Why you should hire IAS’ immigration professionals
- Our bespoke immigration advice packages
- Find out more about our application package
- You can trust our immigration lawyers in London
- How to find the best immigration solicitors in London
- Immigration lawyers in London fees
- How to get immigration aid in London
- What to do if your application has been refused
- Hiring IAS’ immigration lawyers from abroad
- The cost of hiring a London immigration solicitor
- Our immigration services for families in London
- How an immigration expert in London can help you work in the UK
- IAS’ immigration services for London businesses
- Frequently asked questions
- How can I get help from the IAS
IAS Immigration Lawyers in London
We are proud to have the best immigration lawyers London has to offer. Our immigration lawyers are all OISC accredited and experienced in practising in the immigration law sector.
Our team provides some of the most experienced, specialist immigration advisers in London. Here at IAS, we can help with a range of enquiries, applications, and appeals ranging from UK visa applications to help with hiring people from overseas.
We offer professional advice, appeals and application help and fast-track services for a variety of different UK immigration law areas, including:
Why do you need a specialist immigration lawyer?
UK immigration law is an extremely complex area. Often, applicants are denied visas because they don’t fully understand what is required of them or they face complications/issues surrounding their applications. That’s where we come in.
Consulting a solicitor can help to eliminate a lot of stress and frustration from the immigration process. Our immigration lawyers make the process of applying for an immigration visa simple, easy to understand and less time-consuming for you.
With some of the best immigration lawyers London has to offer, they will also increase your chances of being approved for a visa to visit, work, live or study in the United Kingdom. Contact us to seek help for all your immigration issues.
Where can I find IAS' team of immigration solicitors?
IAS has an office at London Bridge, which hosts several experienced OISC immigration lawyers.
Between them, our experts have over 50 years of experience in practicing UK immigration law. They are all experienced in all areas of the law, from Spouse and Partner Visas, Immigration and Nationality matters, Work Visas and visa sponsorship for employers.
No matter what your enquiry, you can always count on our lawyers for immigration issues. Our services are bespoke, meaning they are crafted around individuals, couples and businesses and are completely dependent on you. You will be paired with with a lawyer for immigration issues who suits your needs and can help best with your particular enquiry. This means that you will be placed in the best hands, with the best possible chance of success. Contact us today to find out more about how our solicitors can help you with any immigration and nationality matter.
What services do IAS’ London immigration lawyers offer?
Our highly qualified team have extensive knowledge of all the key areas of UK immigration. This includes immigration law, nationality law, family law, asylum law and corporate and business immigration law.
As every situation is unique, we’ll assess each immigration case on an individual basis to ensure we provide the best immigration advice. You’ll be assigned an immigration lawyer who will personally handle your case and be available to answer any queries you have. Our immigration advice specialists can help you to understand complex immigration application requirements or issues and represent you for your application or appeal process.
Get in touch with our immigration solicitors in London to find out more about our step-by-step immigration advice and immigration application process.
Why hire IAS' Immigration Lawyer?
Situated in South East London, the Immigration Advice Service office located on Borough High Street offers a professional environment for you to discuss your case with us. Our specialist team of solicitors will expertly review your case and give you dedicated immigration advice and guidance. We will help you on your way to resolving your UK immigration issue or submitting a successful application.
We are able to fully analyse your immigration matters, from Spouse Visa applications to any immigration and nationality matters, on a case by case basis. We can provide you with the best clear, concise and effective advice and representation from a dedicated immigration lawyer. Working with our team of specialists will help to improve your chances of your visa being granted.
By choosing IAS you can be assured that you will benefit from a professional and thorough service that will follow your needs and requirements closely, ensuring the smoothest process.
Our immigration and nationality advice packages
- Before the session, one of our solicitors will examine your enquiry. This means they will be prepared for your session and will know what to expect when you visit one of our offices.
- You will attend the session with your lawyer, either in person, over the phone or visa Skype. You can choose which you prefer — your visa immigration specialist will work around your schedule.
- During the session, the lawyer will discuss your options with you. They will assess your eligibility: if you are eligible, they will move on to discuss what you need to apply. If you are not eligible, they will tell you what you need to do to become eligible in the future.
- If you meet the requirements for a particular immigration route, they will tell you what documents you need for an application. They will also tell you which form you need to fill out a correct application.
- This session is untimed. This means that your lawyer will spend as much time with you as is needed.
- During the session, you can ask questions about anything you don’t understand or would like to know more on.
- After the session, you can ask reasonable follow-up questions. So you don’t need to worry if you forget anything during the session.
- Once your session is over, your lawyer will send over a document which includes information on everything you discussed in the session. This is yours to keep and use as you like.
Our immigration application packages
These are bespoke, and structured by your London immigration solicitor to suit you. They are structured as follows:
- You will receive the full advice package as part of this service.
- Your lawyer will help you source and organise your supporting documents. They will then file them into your personal Application Portfolio, which helps your case be easily reviewed by immigration officers at UKVI.
- Your immigration lawyer in London will write you a personal Letter of Representation. This pleads your case to UKVI/the Home Office and improves your chances of success greatly.
- They will complete and submit your application forms on your behalf.
- Your adviser will stay in contact with the Home Office and tell you as soon as a decision has been reached.
If you are looking for the most experienced immigration lawyers London has to offer, we can help you. All our London caseworkers have been practicing in the capital of England for years, and a combined experience of over 50 years. No matter how complex your case, we can help. Our OISC lawyers will support you every step of the way and leave no stone unturned in their search for an option for you to come to or stay in the UK.
Can I trust my IAS Immigration Lawyer in London?
With some of the best immigration lawyers in London, we have five star reviews from people around the globe for whom we have helped to secure a visa. To read our reviews, scroll down to the bottom of this page or click to read our immigration advice service reviews.
All our immigration lawyers in London are experienced in different areas of law, making them specialists in that particular area. Some practice in family law while others are more experienced in making applications for British citizenship. IAS also has London-based immigration lawyers who are especially experienced in corporate immigration law and have assisted various high-profile businesses and employers to recruit foreign talent and apply for sponsor licences.
How To Get In Touch
With decades of legal experience, our experienced team boasts a successful track record of advising and securing personal and professional visa types. You can call us for free on 020 3355 2555 or make an enquiry for advice on your next steps from your dedicated immigration lawyer in London.
How do I find the best immigration solicitors in London?
There are many immigration lawyers in London, and it can often be difficult to know which ones are good immigration solicitors and which aren’t.
To legally offer immigration advice in London, or the UK, you must be a trained solicitor or OISC accredited.
All our immigration advisers are OISC-qualified, to either Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3. This means they have an in-depth understanding of immigration, family, settlement and asylum law. They can offer advice, application support or appeal representation, and many of our lawyers have represented clients in complex country-law cases.
Our lawyers have a vast experience in all areas of immigration law, making them the best immigration lawyers London has to offer — as proven by our London office client reviews.
As part of our unique services, you will be paired with an expert lawyer who suits your specific type of enquiry or need. This puts you in the best possible position for a successful result.
Do IAS' immigration solicitors have fixed fees?
Yes — our advice, application and appeal packages have fixed fees which are calculated based on your type of enquiry. They are not subject to change once they have been quoted to you; there are no hidden costs or fees with IAS. When you make an enquiry with us, either by calling our office or filling out our contact form, your dedicated adviser will review your case and quote you accordingly. Your fee will be based on several different factors and will take into account the complexity of your case and the resources it is likely to take up.
Based on your enquiry, you will either receive a quote for an advice package — this is an untimed one-off session with one of our lawyers. You may also receive a fixed-fee quote for our tailored application service. However, in most cases, this will be assessed by your personal solicitor after your advice session. In this scenario, once the lawyer has assessed your case after speaking with you, they will send you a quote for an application service.
If you choose to proceed with the service, this quote will not change.
Does IAS offer legal aid in London?
Our legal aid services cover a variety of clients, including those claiming asylum or applying for leave to remain int he UK. Our lawyers also provide free advice and application support for victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking. This is funded by legal aid.
These services use the same structure as our advice and application packages, so you will receive full and free legal support from one of our immigration specialists if you qualify for legal support.
We were an immigration advice charity until 2011, so we are passionate about continuing to provide high-quality services for vulnerable people in London and the rest of the UK.
If you are an asylum-seeker or vulnerable person who qualifies for legal aid, you can drop into our London Bridge or Hounslow office. Please bring with you any documents you have which show that you have made a claim for asylum, legal help or had correspondence with the Home Office/UKVI. Your dedicated adviser in London will be happy to help you at any time.
Find out more about our legal aid services.
My visa has been refused. Can IAS’ immigration specialists help me submit an appeal?
Unfortunately, no one can guarantee that your visa application is going to be successful. Nevertheless, you may be entitled to ask the Home Office to amen its decision on your case.
If you have received a Visa Refusal letter, you can discuss your situation with one of our expert immigration lawyers in London. We will review your case and investigate the reasons for the Home Office’s rejection. Together with your dedicated solicitor, you can decide if proceeding with an Administrative Appeal can be beneficial for your situation.
Since your appeal application may be time-sensitive, you should seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Get in touch with our time today to learn more about our Appeal Package.
Can I hire one of IAS’ immigration lawyers from abroad?
You can come and meet our team in our office in London at any time.
Nevertheless, our UK immigration services are available to all our clients, including those who live abroad or are unable to travel to one of our offices.
Our team will be happy to arrange an Advice session with your dedicated lawyer at any time that is convenient for you, via Skype or over the phone. We also have offices in Sheffield, Liverpool, Birmingham and many other cities in the UK.
Get in touch with us today to find out how our team can work remotely for you.
How much does it cost to hire an immigration solicitor in London?
Since each case is different, it is impossible to predict how much the services provided by an immigration solicitor are going to cost. It must also be noted that every year the fees required to apply for a visa tend to rise. As a consequence, no one can deduce the precise price to enter or settle in the UK.
On the other hand, it is only by hiring a professional immigration lawyer in London that you can ensure that your application will be handled with the utmost care. By entrusting your case with one of IAS’ solicitors, you can maximise your application’s chances of success. This means that you will be less likely to spend further time and money in a new application or an appeal.
Get in touch with our team of immigration experts in London to enquire about our services. During your Advice Session with one of our experts, you will be able to investigate in details your options to enter the UK, as well as receive an overview of the costs and the time-frame for your case.
Do IAS’ immigration experts offer assistance for families?
IAS’ team of immigration lawyers is committed to helping families to live happily together.
For this reason, we always provide the best immigration advice services for families who wish to apply for leave to remain in the UK.
Our solicitors are ready to use their knowledge of this field to help you and your beloved ones with your UK immigration issues.
We offer a variety of services dedicated to several Family Visa applications, such as Spouse Visas,
Children and Adult Dependents, and Fiancé(e) and Unmarried Partner Visas.
Call us or enquire online to find out how we can help you get your desired immigration results.
Can an immigration solicitor help me work in the UK?
Skilled individuals who wish to work in the UK can apply for a Tier 2 Visa. To be eligible you must:
- Hold a job offer from a UK-based company
- Will be hearing an appropriate salary for the job
- Mett specific English language requirements
- Pass the genuine vacancy test, meaning that your skills must be appropriate for your role
- Have enough funds to support yourself and your family in the UK without relying on public funds.
At IAS, our experienced UK immigration solicitors have already helped several applicants with their Tier 2 Visa application. Our team is fully equipped to advise you on your options to enter the UK as a migrant worker, and as part of our services we will:
- help you prepare an adequate bundle of supporting documents;
- liaise with the Home Office until your case is solved
- facilitate the assignment of the Certificate of Sponsorship and liaise with your UK-based employer
- prepare a Letter of Representation to highlight the merits of your case.
To receive expert advice on your options from one of our immigration and nationality specialists, you can get in touch with our customer care team today and schedule your first appointment.
What are IAS immigration lawyers’ services for UK businesses?
If you are a UK employer and you wish to hire foreign workers, you must first get a Sponsor License. This is a necessary part of the process of employing skilled international workers.
To be eligible, you must prove that:
- You are a legitimate business;
- You need to hire skilled workforce from outside the EEA;
- Do not have any unspent criminal convictions nor a history of failing to carry out sponsorship duties.
Proving that you have a genuine need for migrant workers can be a complicated and time-consuming process. For this reason, at IAS, our immigration solicitors offer several services dedicated to those who wish to apply for a Sponsor License.
You will be assigned to one of our lawyers who specializes in corporate immigration law. your dedicated adviser will guide you through each stage of your application and will work closely with you and all your company representatives until your case is solved.
Our team will work with you through conference calls or Skype, at any time that suits you.
We also offer extensive support on how to pass the genuine business test and organize all your relevant documents into a proper and successful application portfolio.
Call us today to find out more about our services and arrange your first consultation with one of our immigration specialists.
Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals.
Designed to make your visa application as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Fast Track Package
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 case.
The Advice Package
With our untimed Advice Session, our professional immigration lawyers will review your case and provide you with comprehensive advice, completely tailored to your needs and your situation.
The Application Package
With our Application Package, your dedicated caseworker will advise you on your application process and eligibility. Your legal advisor will then complete and submit your forms to the Home Office on your behalf.
The Fast Track Package
Our Fast-Track Application Package is a premium service for those who need to submit their application in time with their deadlines. Your case will become a top priority for our lawyers and you will benefit from our highest-quality services.
The Appeal Package
By choosing our Appeal Package, you can rely on our lawyers’ legal knowledge and experience to ensure you have the highest chance of a successful appeal. We will also fully represent you in any hearings/tribunals.
If you and your partner are living together in the UK on a Spouse Visa, your leave to remain is set to expire after up to 33 months. At the end of this period, you can apply for a Partner Visa extension for a further 30 months. When the extension expires, you may finally be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK and, eventually, for British Citizenship.
The requirements for the Spouse visa renewal are similar to the original Spouse Visa. This includes being able to prove that your relationship is genuine and that you intend to carry on living in the UK together. Besides, you must still be able to sustain your family financially without seeking public funds.
To make sure that your application is successful, it is recommended seeking the help of an immigration expert. At IAS, we only employ the best UK immigration specialists, who are committed to helping all the couples who wish to live in the UK together.
We will help you and your spouse through each step of your application, and liaise with the Home Office during the entire application process. Besides, we will write a Letter of Representation to accompany your paperwork and highlight the merits of your case.
Call us today or get in touch with us online to learn more about our immigration services, or to arrange your first consultation.
Some applications may be rejected by the Home Office, due to several reasons.
If the authorities have rejected your case, you must act as soon as possible.
You will soon receive a refusal letter, with more information about your right to apply for an appeal. If this is the case, we recommend seeking the help of an experienced UK immigration solicitor.
By submitting an Appeal, you can still try and save your case. You will be working closely with your IAS’ specialist, who will:
- review the reasons for your refusal;
- evaluate your options to appeal against the Home Office’s decision
- help you produce a portfolio of supporting documents for your case
- liaise with the Home Office
- represent you at the full hearing before the tribunal, if necessary.
Call us today or request a callback from our team to learn more about our bespoke services, including our Appeal Package.
The Tower of London is the most famous castle in London, placed on the north bank of the River Thames. Every year, thousands of tourists visit this magic place, along with other wonderful attractions in London.
You may need to apply for a visa to visit London, depending on your personal circumstances. If you are unsure whether you need a permit to travel to the UK, you can seek the help of IAS’ immigration lawyers. Call us today, and we’ll be happy to help you.