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UK Immigration Lawyers in Nigeria

If you are considering immigrating to the UK from Nigeria to join your family, pursue your studies, or seek work opportunities, we can provide you with expert immigration advice and support.

Our team specialises in assisting clients with various immigration cases, ensuring everyone receives the necessary guidance to achieve their goals, even in complex situations.

Call us today at +23413438882 or our UK office at +44 (0) 3316300929 to discuss how we can assist you with your case. You can also get in touch with us via the online contact form.

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    Why You Need an Experienced UK Immigration Lawyer

    One of the key challenges faced by individuals seeking to move to the UK is understanding the ever-changing immigration policies and regulations. The UK’s visa requirements can be intricate and may vary depending on the specific circumstances.

    Failure to comply with these requirements can result in delays, rejections, or potential deportation. This is where our experienced UK immigration lawyers can provide invaluable assistance.

    At Immigration Advice Service (IAS), our team of experienced immigration lawyers is dedicated to providing expert advice and support throughout your entire visa application process. Whether you require assistance with family-based immigration, work visas, student visas, or any other immigration matter, we have the expertise to help.

    One of the hallmarks of our service is our attention to detail and accuracy. Visa and immigration matters often require the submission of extensive documentation and forms, and any errors or omissions can have serious consequences.

    Our lawyers meticulously review and prepare all necessary documents, ensuring they are accurate, complete, and meet the strict requirements set by the UK immigration authorities. This attention to detail significantly increases the chances of a successful visa application and avoids unnecessary delays or rejections.

    Contact us today to discover how we can assist you with your UK visa and immigration matters.

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    For Nigerian emigration matters, please call +23413438882 or +44 (0) 3316300929

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    Our UK Visa and Immigration Services

    At IAS, we offer a range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. These include:

    • Visa applications
    • Sponsor licences
    • Immigration advice and consultations
    • Document preparation
    • Appeals
    • Fast-track services, etc.

    Our dedicated team will work closely with you, understanding your unique circumstances and providing tailored solutions to meet your immigration goals.

    We can help you get the right UK visa. Get in touch with us today. Contact Us

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      Visa Applications

      The UK offers various types of visas and immigration routes to cater to different purposes and circumstances. Here is an overview of the main categories.

      Work Visas

      Work visas are vital in facilitating employment opportunities for individuals from overseas who wish to work in the United Kingdom. The UK offers several types of work visas tailored to meet the diverse needs of foreign workers.

      Here are some common UK work visa categories:

      1. Skilled Worker Visa: This is the main work visa category for skilled workers. It requires sponsorship from a UK employer and a job offer for a skilled role from an approved sponsor. Applicants must meet specific skill, salary, and English language proficiency requirements.
      2. Intra-Company Transfer Visa: This visa is designed for multinational companies transferring employees to their UK office. It allows skilled workers to move to the UK within the same company.
      3. Global Talent Visa: Aimed at individuals with exceptional talent or promise in their field, this visa allows them to work in the UK without a job offer. It is open to scientists, researchers, academics, innovators, and artists.
      4. Start-up and Innovator Visas: These visas are for entrepreneurs and innovators looking to establish or scale their businesses in the UK. They require endorsement from an authorised endorsing body in the UK
      5. Temporary Work Visas: The UK offers various temporary work visas, such as the Youth Mobility Scheme, Creative and Sporting, Religious Worker, and Charity Worker visas. These visas allow individuals to work in specific sectors or engage in specific activities for a limited duration.

      Study Visas

      Study visas allow international students to pursue their education in the United Kingdom. The UK offers various study visa options for individuals with different academic goals and study durations.

      Here are some key study visa categories:

      1. Student Visa: This visa is for students aged 16 and above who have been accepted into a UK educational institution. It requires a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from a licensed sponsor and proof of financial capability to support studies and living expenses.
      2. Child Student Visa: Designed for children aged 4 to 17 who wish to study at an independent school in the UK. Similar to the Tier 4 (General) visa, it requires a CAS and financial evidence.
      3. Short-term Study Visa: For short-term courses or study programs lasting less than six months. It allows individuals to study in the UK without a CAS and is ideal for language courses or short-term academic programs.
      4. Graduate Visa: Introduced in 2021, this post-study work visa allows international students who have completed a degree at a UK institution to stay and work in the UK for up to two years (or three years for PhD graduates) after graduation.

      Family Visas

      Family visas allow individuals to join family members already settled in the UK. These visas enable spouses, partners, children, parents, and other dependents to reunite with their loved ones.

      Here are some family visa categories:

      1. Spouse Visa: This visa is for individuals married to or in a civil partnership with a person who is settled in the UK or a British citizen. It requires meeting specific financial and relationship criteria to demonstrate a genuine and subsisting relationship.
      2. Unmarried Partner Visa: For individuals living together in a long-term relationship akin to marriage for at least two years. It requires providing evidence of cohabitation and meeting the financial requirements.
      3. Fiancé Visa: This visa is designed for individuals engaged to be married to a person settled in the UK or a British citizen. It enables the applicant to enter the UK to marry their partner and subsequently switch to a Spouse Visa. Specific requirements, such as demonstrating a genuine intention to marry, financial stability, and English language proficiency, must be met for this visa.
      4. Parent Visa: Allows parents of a child who is a British citizen or settled in the UK to join them. It requires proving the relationship with the child and meeting financial criteria.
      5. Child Dependent Visa: For children under 18 who wish to join their parent(s) or relative(s) in the UK. It involves demonstrating the relationship and the ability to support the child financially.
      6. Adult Dependent Relative Visa: Intended for elderly parents, grandparents, or other dependent relatives who need long-term care from a family member living in the UK. Strict criteria must be met to qualify for this visa.

      Standard Visitor Visa

      The UK Standard Visitor Visa allows individuals outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to visit the UK for various purposes, including tourism, visiting family and friends, attending business meetings or conferences, taking short courses, and receiving medical treatment.

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        Immigration Advice and Consultation

        At IAS, we offer comprehensive immigration advice and consultation services to individuals and families in Nigeria.

        Our team of experienced immigration lawyers is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date advice on various UK immigration matters. Whether you need guidance on visa applications, settlement options, immigration routes, or complex immigration issues, we are here to help.

        Our experts will assess your situation, provide detailed explanations of the available options, and guide you through the entire process.

        With our in-depth knowledge of UK immigration law and procedures, we ensure that you receive reliable advice to make informed decisions about your immigration journey.

        Appeals and Judicial Review

        If your visa application has been refused or you have received an unfavourable decision from the Home Office, our immigration lawyers are well-equipped to assist you with appeals and judicial reviews.

        We understand the complexities of the appeals process and the importance of presenting a solid case to overturn the decision. Our team will carefully analyse the grounds for refusal, gather supporting evidence, and prepare persuasive appeal submissions or judicial review applications.

        With our expertise and attention to detail, we strive to increase your chances of success in challenging adverse immigration decisions. Trust us to navigate the appeal process effectively and advocate for your rights.

        Affordable UK Immigration Services in Nigeria

        At IAS, we are committed to providing high-quality, affordable UK immigration services in Nigeria, ensuring you receive the assistance you need at a fair and reasonable cost. We understand that immigration matters involve various expenses, and we strive to make our services accessible to individuals and families with different budgets.

        We offer fixed fees with flexible payment plans, with a breakdown of our fees upfront, so you know exactly what to expect. This transparent pricing structure ensures that you clearly understand the costs involved in your immigration process.

        With our fixed fees, you can rest assured knowing there will be no hidden charges or surprises along the way. Contact us today to discuss your immigration needs and explore how we can help you navigate the process within your budget.

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          Get UK Immigration Advice Online or in our Office

          Whether you’re in Nigeria or anywhere else in the world, you can access reliable and professional UK immigration advice from IAS. We offer convenient options to receive immigration assistance online or in our office.

          With our online consultation services, you can connect with our experienced immigration advisors from the comfort of your home. We provide convenient virtual consultations, guiding you through the complexities of UK immigration law and offering tailored advice to meet your specific needs.

          For those who prefer in-person consultations, our office is available for face-to-face meetings, ensuring personalised and comprehensive service.

          Whether you choose our online or office-based services, our dedicated team will provide expert guidance to help you navigate the UK immigration process successfully.

          Why Choose Us for Your UK Visa and Immigration Matters?

          Choosing IAS as your immigration legal partner ensures that you have a dedicated team of professionals committed to your success. We provide personalised and tailored advice, keeping you informed and involved throughout the process.

          Our team of experienced immigration lawyers in Nigeria is well-versed in UK immigration laws and regulations. Whether you want to join your family, study, work, or settle in the UK, we can guide you through the entire process, making it smooth and hassle-free.

          What sets us apart is our commitment to affordability without compromising the quality of our services. We believe that everyone should have access to professional immigration advice and representation, regardless of their unique situation.

          With IAS, you can have peace of mind knowing that your UK immigration matters are in capable hands. Our attention to detail, accuracy, and thorough understanding of the immigration process will ensure that your application stands the best chance of success.

          Contact IAS today to discuss your immigration needs and take the first step towards a smooth and affordable journey to the UK. Our friendly team is ready to assist you in making your dream of living in the UK a reality.

          How IAS Can Help You

          Navigating the complex world of immigration and visa matters in the UK can be daunting. The constantly evolving regulations, stringent requirements, and strict deadlines can pose significant challenges for individuals seeking to move to the UK or extend their stay on a visa.

          At IAS, our primary goal is to provide you with the necessary support and guidance throughout your UK visa and immigration journey.

          Whether you are just beginning to explore the idea of moving to the UK or want to learn more about the immigration process, we are here to provide you with the information you need.

          To explore how we can assist you with your case, please reach out to one of our immigration lawyers at +23413438882  or contact our UK office at +44 (0) 3316300929. You can also connect with us by filling out the online contact form.

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          The Advice Package

          With our Advice Package, you can book a one-to-one session with one of our legal team and receive bespoke advice tailored for your situation. We will review your case and give you expert advice on how best to proceed with your immigration matter. Reach out to a member of our team and book your session today.

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            The Application Package

            Our Application Package is designed to help relieve the stress of immigration applications. One of our legal caseworkers will help you throughout the entire process, including establishing your eligibility for your chosen route, completing your application form to the highest standards and organising your documents. We will then submit it and monitor its status on your behalf.

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              The Fast Track Package

              Our premium Fast Track Package is ideal if you need to submit an application quickly, such as if you need to meet a tight deadline. Our lawyers will work closely with you to see that your application is completed to the highest standards and ensure you get your application in on time, helping to take the stress and pressure off you.

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                The Appeal Package

                Visa appeals can be a stressful process, especially if you’re relying on a specific visa to be approved. Our legal team can help you navigate the whole process and maximise your chances of a successful appeal, working alongside you to reach a favourable result. We can also represent you in immigration-related hearings and tribunals.

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                    Frequently Asked Questions

                    Applying for a UK visa in Nigeria involves several steps. Here is an overview of the process:

                    1. Determine the type of visa that suits your purpose, such as a tourist visa, student visa, work visa, or family visa.
                    2. Gather necessary documents, including a valid passport, passport-sized photographs, application forms, proof of financial capability, travel itinerary, and any additional documents specific to your visa category.
                    3. Create an account on the official UK Visas and Immigration website and complete the online application form.
                    4. Pay the visa application fee and schedule an appointment at the Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Nigeria. Attend the appointment to submit your application and biometric data (fingerprints and photographs).
                    5. Depending on the visa category, you may be required to attend an interview at the VAC or the British High Commission.
                    6. Your application will be processed by the UK Visas and Immigration department. The processing time may vary depending on the type of visa and current workload.
                    7. Once a decision is made on your application, you will be notified via email or through the VAC.

                    The processing time for a UK visa in Nigeria can vary depending on several factors, including the type of visa you are applying for and the complexity of your case. This can be anywhere from 3 weeks to 12 weeks.

                    1. Incomplete application
                    2. False information and non-disclosure of information
                    3. Applying for the wrong type of visa
                    4. A sham marriage or civil partnership
                    5. Previous criminal record
                    6. Previous visa refusals