Immigration Lawyers in Manchester
IAS’ Manchester immigration lawyers are here to offer assistance and expert advice for any enquiry you may have.
We have several offices throughout the UK, including in the heart of the Manchester city centre and other locations in the North-West. All of our immigration lawyers have several years of experience working around the local area of Manchester.
Whether you wish to apply for a UK visa, renew your current immigration status or settle in the country, we are ready to offer you dedicated and expert advice. Get in touch with our team today or come and meet us in our offices to start your immigration journey with our specialists.
What services do IAS’ immigration lawyers in Manchester offer?
Our team of professional lawyers is proud to offer an extensive range of immigration services, dedicated to those who wish to enter the UK legally or extend their stay. With our strong expertise in this field, we can assist both clients and businesses interested in applying for one of the following UK Visa categories:
- Spouse and Partner Visas
- British Citizenship
- Indefinite Leave to Remain
- Skilled Worker Visas
- Family Visas
- Highly-Skilled Visas
- Visitor Visas
- Corporate Services
To help you finalise your application, our services include comprehensive help, from the initial advice session to complete support in completing and submitting your bundle of documents.
Why hire an IAS immigration lawyer in Manchester?
Whether you would like to come to the UK to work, visit or join a partner or family member, our team of immigration law specialists in Manchester can help you. We can guide you through the process of applying for a visa, settling in the UK or hiring overseas talent.
Our Manchester immigration advice services are tailored to each of our clients. This means that your dedicated lawyer will work with you to find the best solution for your issues, and structure their support to what you need.
UK immigration law can be extremely complicated, and there can be occasions where applicants become confused with the process. This is where our team can come in and assist you.
Our immigration lawyers in Manchester will give you the best chance of success, as they are highly experienced in providing private and corporate services. We offer different packages for immigration advice, application support and appeals. All our helpful services are designed to minimise any confusion and give you the answers you are looking for. If you are based within the Greater Manchester region, or within the city centre, our team will be happy to listen to your case and offer you a solution.
Are IAS’ professionals the best immigration law firm in Manchester?
With several locations stretching across the UK, here at the Immigration Advice Service, we offer valuable advice for anyone with immigration, nationality, corporate or asylum queries.
As a leading immigration law firm in the North-West, our immigration visa specialists have already helped several clients, solving even the most complicated cases, such as detention, bail matters, contesting removal and deportation.
Our offices provide you with a professional environment to discuss your visa cases with us. Our immigration lawyers in Manchester will be able to review your circumstances and then offer guidance and expert advice on the next steps to take.
In other words, choosing IAS provides you with the assurance that you and your family will always receive expert and professional advice, to suit your personal needs and circumstances.
How do I find a good immigration lawyer in the UK?
When trying to find a professional and experienced immigration law company, Manchester is one of the best places to start.
A good immigration lawyer can usually be defined by three things: qualifications, experience, and proven success.
IAS is one of the UK’s leading immigration services providers, and all our professionals are accredited by OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner). This means they are all legally permitted, and trained, to provide immigration advice and application assistance.
Finally, you should always look for lawyers who have a high success rate when trying to find the best ones. Look for lawyers and law firms that have good reviews, as this is often a good indicator.
Our immigration lawyers have a very high success rate, with a proven track record of successfully applying and appealing on behalf of clients with complex cases.
What should I expect from my advice session?
You can book your first Advice Session with one of our professionals either in person, or over the phone. We offer the same high-quality legal services even via Skype, and you can have direct contact with us at any time through our live chat.
During your untimed advice session, you will be able to discuss your case with your dedicated caseworkers and receive comprehensive assistance. We will:
- Assess your enquiry beforehand, based on the information that you provided. Subsequently, we will have a good understanding of your situation before you arrive at the office, and will be able to offer immediate advice.
- Take you through all your available options to get your desired results. We will investigate the necessary conditions required by UK law to determine your eligibility. By doing this, we can advise you on the best way to continue with your application.
- Inform you of the most relevant and adequate documentation you will need to support your case.
Once the session is over, you will be able to ask any question about your situation. You will have a further 7-day period to address any additional queries free of charge.
How can one of your UK immigration lawyers help me with my application?
Applications to the Home Office can be complicated, and seeking the advice of an experienced professional is often the only way to avoid any waste of time and money.
For this reason, at IAS, we offer a package of services which is specifically designed to provide comprehensive guidance to those who are completing and submitting their application form.
By choosing our Application Package, you will have one of our immigration specialists in Manchester taking care of every aspect of your case. We will:
- Review your situation in detail to understand how to proceed with your case.
- Investigate the criteria required to qualify and receive your desired visa.
- Help you gather all the necessary documents to build an adequate bundle of evidence.
- Write a Letter of Representation to highlight the merits of your case and support your application.
- Complete and submit your forms to the Home Office on your behalf.
- Liaise with the authorities to ensure to avoid any delays in your application.
Speak to our team to discuss your situation and book an appointment with one of our lawyers. Whatever the complexity of your case, we will be happy to help and offer immediate and expert advice.
My visa application has been unsuccessful. Can your immigration lawyers in Manchester help me?
Unfortunately, not all applications are successful, and you may receive a refusal letter from the Home Office.
If this is the case, you may still have the opportunity to appeal against the decision of the UKVI, and ask the authorities to review your application.
Your rejection letter will contain all the necessary information about your right to apply for an Appeal.
However, this process may be particularly complex, and it is advisable to hire one of our professionals.
If you are based in North West England, you can hire a dedicated IAS immigration lawyer in Manchester. Together, we will outline the best strategy to succeed with your appeal and get the best outcome from your case.
Speak to our team to learn more about our visa appeal services.
Can your immigration lawyers in Manchester help me join my family in the UK?
If your relatives live in the UK, you may be eligible to join them by applying for a Family Visa. Once you get one of these permits, you will be able to stay in the UK for up to 6 months.
There are several Family Visas available, depending on your relationship with your UK-based sponsor. This includes spouses, civil partners of fiancés, parents and dependent children. You may also be able to switch to a Family Visa as an alternative permit to remain in the UK with your relatives.
Since the application process is usually complex and requires extensive evidence of your circumstances, it is advisable to seek professional support. At IAS, our immigration lawyers in Manchester are happy to go through this process with you, to help achieve your desired results and join your beloved ones.
We understand how important spending valuable time with your family can be, and we are committed to helping all of our clients. Whether you wish to submit your Spouse Visa application or join your fiancée in the UK to get married, our immigration lawyers in Manchester will be happy to help.
I wish to work in the UK. Can IAS help me?
Skilled international workers who wish to seek employment in the UK can apply for a Tier 2 Visa, provided that they have received a job offer from a UK-based company.
To successfully secure your permit, you must score a minimum of 70 points as a part of the point-based system. These points are awarded based on a number of factors, including your skills, your background, and your eligibility for specific criteria.
One of our immigration law specialists in Manchester can assess your case and prepare your application professionally. This will help you save a significant amount of time and ensure that your forms are filed and submitted correctly.
To get started with your application, get in touch with our team today on Call us on 0161 826 8769.
Do I need the help of an immigration solicitor to visit the UK?
Tourists and visitors from outside the EU may need a visa to enter the UK, even for a short period.
Whether you wish to spend some time in this country for leisure or business purposes, applying for a Visitor Visa will let you stay for up to six months.
By seeking the advice of one of our immigration specialists, you can ensure you hold all the mandatory Visitor Visa documents, such as:
- Evidence that you can support yourself financially;
- Detailed documentation of the reasons why you are coming to the UK.
Call our team of professionals to learn more.
Do you offer support for Spouse Visa applications?
We understand the importance of settling in the UK with your partner, and we want to make this process as easy as possible for each of our clients.
We offer a wide range of services dedicated not only to partner visas applications, but also to Spouse Visa extensions for those who wish to remain in the UK with their families.
Your dedicated IAS immigration law specialist in Manchester will help you build an adequate portfolio of evidence.
If you are travelling with children, we will work tirelessly to ensure that your application will be successful, and your family reunited.
Contact us to learn how we can help you complete and submit your Spouse Visa forms.
Can IAS’ lawyers in Manchester assist me in seeking a Judicial Review?
If your visa has been refused, you may seek either an Administrative or a Judicial Review to ask the authorities to review their decision. As a general rule, you can apply for a Judicial Review if your initial appeal has been rejected.
If you wish to proceed with your Judicial Review, a OISC-accredited solicitor in London will be happy to help you. Your dedicated adviser will:
- Provide you with detailed and bespoken advice on the merits of your case;
- Review your case and discuss the relevant appeal requirements that you need to meet;
- Complete and lodge all your forms;
- Develop a detailed bundle of documents to be presented to the court, outlining the merits of your appeal and why it should be accepted;
- Liaise with the authorities until your case is solved;
- Represent you at the full hearing before the tribunal, if necessary.
I’m not based in Manchester. Can I still hire one of your immigration experts?
Yes, you can. IAS is one of the UK’s leading immigration law firms, and we have several offices throughout the UK. You can come and meet our immigration professionals in central London or another one of our locations, such as Leeds or Edinburgh, we also offer multiple US immigration services.
Nevertheless, if you are unable to travel to one of our offices, or if you are currently abroad, you can still hire our service from outside the UK. In fact, we can conduct our Advice session either via Skype or over the phone, and help you wherever you are located in the world.
I need urgent legal assistance. Can your immigration lawyers in Manchester help me?
If you require immediate legal support, our efficient team of OISC-accredited specialists are here to assist you and your family.
Whether you are seeking asylum in the UK, or you are completing an application that is time-sensitive, we can arrange a 1:1 untimed advice session with one of our lawyers as soon as possible.
And with our Fast-Track Application Package, we can process your case in time with any deadline.
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.
Each case is different and requires a diverse application process. This means that, unfortunately, we cannot provide a specific time frame to process and solve your application.
However, our team of experts is committed to completing each case professionally as soon as you schedule your advice session with one of our advisers.
For many UK-based companies, the process of hiring foreign workers can be extremely complicated. However, you can seek the professional advice of one of our OISC-accredited lawyers to receive the necessary support to hire a non-EU or EEA national.
With our knowledge and experience in business immigration law, we can help your company get a Sponsor Licence. We can also offer complete support in meeting the eligibility requirements for your application, such as:
- Complying with the UK immigration control standards;
- Demonstrating that your business is genuine and legally operating;
- Providing up-to-date and organised HR systems.
Get in touch with our team to receive the assistance of one of our expert lawyers.
If your current visa is due to expire anytime soon, you must apply for an extension or arrange your way back home as quickly as possible. Otherwise, you may face severe consequences, including a permanent ban from entering the UK.
When applying for a visa extension, you must produce an extensive bundle of documents to support your case and highlight the reasons why you should remain in the UK.
If your application is unsuccessful, you will need to leave the UK. For many migrants, this may mean losing their job, home and legal residency rights in this country. For this reason, your renewal forms should be completed correctly, without any mistake.
On the other hand, if you have accumulated at least five years of continuous residency in the UK and you meet additional criteria, you may be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain and settle in the UK.
To receive professional support for your application, you can hire one of IAS’ immigration law specialists in the UK. You can meet our team in Manchester or one of our offices in the country. Get in touch with our team today to learn more.
Non-EEA nationals usually need a visa to visit the UK. This permit will cover you for up to six months for any type of leisure purposes. This includes family visit, sightseeing or general travel, providing that you do not intend to work or settle in the UK.
On the other hand, if you need to enter the UK for short-term business requirements, such as business appointments or conferences, you will need a Business Visitor Visa. Any other reason to temporarily visit the UK is generally covered under the Standard Visitor Visa.
To find our more whether you need a visa to enter the UK and how to apply for it, you can get in touch with our expert team of professional immigration lawyers in Manchester. We will immediately review your case and advise you on your options to travel to the United Kingdom, based on your circumstances.
To claim asylum in the United Kingdom, you must have left your country of residence and be unable to return due to fear of persecution, because of your nationality, race, religion or political opinion.
Seeking asylum in a foreign country can be a stressful experience for you and your family. For this reason, at IAS we are committed to solve each asylum case as soon as possible. Our team of immigration specialists in Manchester is always available to offer fast, urgent and comprehensive advice to those who are seeking help in the UK.
Since we understand the urgency involved with claiming asylum in the UK, we strongly recommend getting in touch with our team as soon as possible. We will handle your case quickly and efficiently, to ensure that you and your family can safely live in this country.
Getting the status of British citizen is, for several individuals, the last step in their immigration history.
As a general rule, you can become a British national either by birth or by naturalisation, meaning that you can apply for it when you are aged 18 or over if you are a citizen of another country.
To be eligible for British citizenship, you must prove that you have lived in the UK as a settled person (holding Indefinite Leave to Remain) for at least three years and, most importantly, that you have never broken UK law.
Since there are several routes you can follow to register as a British citizen, it is advisable to seek the help of an immigration lawyer in Manchester. Your IAS’ dedicated adviser will review your circumstances, and help you through each stage of your application.
Call us today or request a call back to find us more about your options to settle in the UK and acquire the status of British national.
If you are already a naturalised British citizen and you wish to apply for a UK Passport, we can help you submit your paperwork.
For example, you can either submit your documents via post, or complete the online application form.
We can also help you identify a proper counter signatory to confirm your identity and complete your application process.
If you are a non-EEA investor interested in investing into UK businesses, you may be eligible for a Tier 1 Investor Visa.
To apply for this visa, you do not need to have a job offer from a UK-based employer or sponsor. Besides, there is no English language requirement. On the other hand, you must be willing to invest at least £2 million into UK businesses.
As the aim of this visa is to attracts foreign investments who can help the UK flourish, there are several investment options available for those who are interested in this permit. Nevertheless, there are still certain criteria you need to meet before the Home Office can process and approve your case.
If you wish to enter the UK either on your own or with a team of international investors, our immigration solicitors in Manchester will be happy to help.
Based on your circumstances, we will advise you on your best investment options, and help you complete your application to the highest standard.
If you are already in the UK on a Tier 1 Investor Visa, you may be eligible to get Indefinite Leave to Remain and settle in this country after five years. Nevertheless, you will be required to first extend your Investor Visa after the initial three-year period. This means that you must continue meeting the requirement for this permit.
On the other hand, if you are willing to invest at lest £5 million in UK businesses, you will be able to apply for settlement status after three years. For those who are investing at least £10 million in the UK, the waiting time to settle in this country is just two years.
To learn more about your options to settle in the UK as an international investor, you can get in touch with IAS’ immigration lawyers in Manchester. One of our professional solicitors will handle your case and closely work with you to help you get a successful outcome.