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Our Reading immigration lawyers are here to offer expert guidance in all areas of immigration law including Spouse Visas, settlement applications, UK work visas and asylum claims. We are also proud to offer full representation for appeals and administrative reviews of applications.
Whatever your immigration query, our immigration lawyers in Reading are here for you. With a wealth of experience in the complex field of immigration law, the Immigration Advice Service is one of the most reputable immigration law firms in the whole country.
We can assist with personal visa applications, family visa applications and we offer expert immigration legal assistance to corporate clients.
Do I Need to Hire an Immigration Solicitor in Reading?
If you need immigration legal advice or visa application support, we highly recommend enlisting the services of reputable immigration solicitors in Reading. An experienced immigration lawyer in Reading can remove a great deal of stress during what can often be a very difficult time for you, your family or your business.
UK immigration law is notoriously complex, which makes hiring an immigration lawyer a shrewd investment. Most visa applications are costly and unfortunately, if your visa application is rejected, you will not receive a refund. This means that you will need to pay the full fee for any further applications which you submit.
In the long-run, an immigration lawyer can save you an awful lot of money, time and effort in visa applications. Through getting it right the first time, you will not be in a position where you have to pay further costly fees for visa applications and wait weeks for another decision on your UK immigration application.
Why Should I Choose the Immigration Advice Service?
Our Reading immigration lawyers are some of the most experienced in the area, with an enviable track record of delivering results. Our immigration legal experts are well versed in all areas of immigration law and our experience in the field of immigration law is unrivalled.
We offer a bespoke service and we will take the time to understand your case and particular circumstances. Our experience enables us to quickly discern the best course of action to achieve your desired outcome.
Our advice package is the ideal option if you are looking for immigration legal advice. With this service, one of our immigration lawyers will discuss your case with you and offer their expert guidance and advice.
Whatever your immigration query, the IAS is here to help. We are proud of the outstanding service which we offer to the people of Reading and further afield. Call our friendly team now on 0118 3914 859 for more information on how we can help you.
Can Your Reading Immigration Lawyers Help Me with a Visa Application?
Yes, we are here to offer support through the entire visa application process. With our specialist, industry-leading application package, we will pair you with an immigration caseworker who is experienced in the area of immigration law which your case relates to. They will inform you of the full application process and the information which you need to know.
Your immigration caseworker will work with you to establish the documents which you need to include in your portfolio of evidence, which is a crucial part of the application process. One of the main reasons for visa rejections is a lack of evidence to prove eligibility for a visa application/immigration permission.
We will ensure that your portfolio of evidence includes all relevant documentation and that it adheres to the strict Home Office administrative standards. Also, your immigration caseworker will complete your visa application form and submit your full visa/immigration application to the Home Office.
We will liaise with the Home Office throughout the processing stage and will keep you informed of the application’s progress.
Ultimately, with the expert help of a lawyer from IAS, your application will be in the best position possible for success.
What Other Services do the IAS Offer?
As well as our popular advice and application packages, we offer a number of other packages which you can take advantage of.
- Fast track application package: If you would like your UK immigration application completing as quickly as possible, our fast track application package is for you. One of our caseworkers will work tirelessly to complete your application as quickly as possible, with no compromise on our exceptional service
- Document & application checking service: With this service, one of our immigration lawyers will assess your immigration application to ensure you have fulfilled the requirements and met the administrative standards
- Appeal package: If you wish to challenge a Home Office decision on your UK immigration application or residential status, we can offer full support including legal representation in a court of law
- Emergency support: We offer full support to those who require emergency legal assistance, including to asylum seekers and to those who face being deported
- Immigration advice for businesses: The IAS offers corporate immigration advice and application assistance to UK businesses who wish to hire overseas nationals
If you would like any more information on any of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us now at our Reading office on 0118 3914 859.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire Reading Immigration Solicitors?
Each individual case is entirely different which makes it impossible to predict how much it will cost to hire the services of solicitors in Reading. Also, it is important to note that immigration law firms operating in Reading will each set their own fees.
Here at the IAS, our fees are fixed. This means that once we have quoted you a fee, this is the amount you will pay; there are no hidden fees or charges with our services. Our fees are competitive and are commensurate with the outstanding service which we provide.
As explained above, through hiring an immigration solicitor, your UK visa application will be completed to the very highest standard. You will give yourself the best possible chance of securing your UK visa with your first application. Over time, this can result in saving money and time on second and even third applications.
What Can I Expect from the IAS’ Appeal Package?
We understand that receiving a rejection on your UK immigration application can be devastating news. The IAS is here to support you during what will undoubtedly be a difficult time.
Your refusal letter will explain why your visa application was rejected. Usually, you will have the option of challenging the Home Office’s decision if you believe your visa application was unfairly rejected.
With our appeal package, our Reading team can offer assistance with both administrative reviews and legal appeals. One of our immigration legal specialists will dedicate themselves to your case, offering their full support.
If you choose to lodge a full legal appeal, your immigration lawyer will complete all necessary forms and will represent you in a court of law in front of the upper tribunal.
Am I Eligible for the Spouse Visa?
The Spouse Visa is designed for non-EEA nationals who wish to reunite with their spouse/civil partner in the UK. However, with the Spouse Visa comes notoriously strict requirements for applicants.
The main requirements for a Spouse Visa are as follows:
- You must be at least 18-years-old
- Your partner must be a UK citizen or person with settled status
- You must be married or in a civil partnership which is recognised in UK law
- You must have lived with your partner for at least two years prior to your application
- You must have adequate accommodation to live in in the UK
- Must be able to demonstrate a combined annual income of at least £18,600. If you have any dependents, you must have an additional £3,800 for your first dependent and an additional £2,400 for every other dependent
- If you are from a non-English-speaking country, you will need to undertake an English language test to prove you can understand and communicate in English to a certain standard
With a Spouse Visa you can live in the UK for up to 2 and a half years. You can work and study in the UK without any restrictions. Also, you can apply for a Spouse Visa extension when your Spouse Visa expires which grants permission to remain in the UK for a further 2 and a half years.
Once you have lived in the UK for five years, you will be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain. This immigration permission permits you to remain in the UK without any restrictions. Also, after you have lived in the UK under Indefinite Leave to Remain for one year, you will be eligible for British citizenship.
The Immigration Advice Service offer full assistance with Spouse Visa applications. Over the years, we have helped countless people to secure the coveted UK Spouse Visa.
I Want to Join my Family in Reading. What Options Do I Have?
If you are not eligible for the Spouse Visa, you might be able to reunite with your family through other immigration routes.
If you want to marry your partner in the UK, you could apply for a Fiance Visa. This immigration permission enables you to stay in the UK for up to six months and to marry/enter into a civil partnership with your UK partner within this timeframe. As the spouse/civil partner of a UK resident, you will then be able to apply for the Spouse Visa.
If you are in a relationship with your UK partner which is akin to a marriage/civil partnership, you might be able to become a UK resident as an unmarried partner of a UK resident. This immigration permission will enable you to stay in the UK for up to two and a half years and can be extended too.
You can also apply to live in the UK to care for your child if they are a British citizen or a person with settled status. Also, one of the following must be true:
- Your child is under 18
- They were under 18 when you were granted leave and not live an independent life
If you require long-term care from a parent, grandparent, brother, sister, son or daughter who is permanently living in the UK, you could be eligible for UK residency.
Also, you might be eligible for UK residency as the child of a parent who has settled status in the UK. There are different rules surrounding residency in these circumstances depending on if you were born in or outside the UK.
To find out more about all the different routes towards UK residency through family reunification, please call our Reading team now on 0118 3914 859.
Can Reading Immigration Solicitors Help Me with UK Work Visas?
If you are a non-EEA national and you wish to work in the UK, you must apply for a UK work visa. Tier 2 visas are designed for skilled workers and you must have a job offer from a UK company to be eligible for one of the Tier 2 visas.
The Tier 2 visas are:
- Tier 2 (General): The most common Tier 2 visa for those offered a position in a skilled profession
- Tier 2 Intra company Transfer Visa: For those who have been offered a position in the UK branch of a multinational company
- Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visa: This is for those who have been offered a job in a UK faith-based community
- Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa: For internationally recognised professional sportspeople
If you have been offered a position to work for a company in Reading, our immigration lawyers can support you through the entire Tier 2 visa application process. Our team in Reading are highly experienced in UK work visa applications and have helped many non-EEA nationals to secure their Tier 2 Visa.
As part of our service, we will liaise with your prospective UK employer and ensure that your Certificate of Sponsorship is assigned. We will also write a letter of representation to support your case.
I Want to Study in Reading. Do I Need to Apply for a Visa?
If you are a non-EEA national and you want to study in Reading, you will need to apply for the Tier 4 Student Visa.
To be eligible, you must intend to study a full-time degree in the UK, and you must have been offered an unconditional place on a course which will be provided by a licenced Tier 4 sponsor.
The fee for a Student Visa application is currently £348. If you want to include dependents in your application, you will need to pay an extra £348 per dependent.
One of the key requirements to be eligible for a Student Visa is the ability to demonstrate that you have the finances to pay for your course and to support yourself and any dependents whilst you are in the UK.
If you are from a non-English-speaking country, you need to be able to show that you can understand and communicate in English to the level of B2 as set by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You will need to pass an English language test for B2 level at an accredited SELT test centre.
You can extend your immigration permission when your Tier 4 visa expires as long as your current sponsorship is still valid.
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To get in touch with some of the best immigration lawyers Reading has to offer, come to IAS to start your process through the UK immigration system. No matter what your immigration query or concern, we will put you in touch with a specialist who can assist you every step of the way.
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.
IAS is the UK’s leading immigration advice services provider. Our advice packages are designed to give our clients all the information they need to make an informed decision and understand all their immigration options.
Our immigration lawyers in Reading offer untimed sessions during which you can address all your issues. These meeting can take place either in person, over the phone, or via Skype. Your dedicated legal expert in Reading will always be available to receive detailed instructions about your matter and provide you advice on how to proceed.
After every session, you will receive a detailed plan of action, that highlight the issues discussed and the possible strategies.
Our experts are highly regarded in the immigration law field. They have experience in several areas of immigration, including family law and asylum.
IAS proudly employ only the top immigration lawyers in the UK. As part of our excellent advice service, you will be represented by a qualified immigration lawyer.
By getting in touch with our team of legal advisers in Reading, you will benefit from:
- An experienced immigration worker who will always be available for you;
- Complete assessment of your case;
- Exhaustive check of your supporting documents;
- A Letter of Representation, written to plead your case’s merits;
- Reliable and expert legal advice whenever you need it.
Our immigration lawyers are based in Reading, as well as in other locations in the UK. However, we aim to provide our excellent services also to clients who are unable to travel or who live abroad.
If this is your case, we are happy to help you find the best immigration solicitor to support your claim. Our experts are available at any time to answer your questions. In addition, we can book sessions with your dedicated adviser over the phone or even via Skype.
These untimed meetings will allow you to discuss your case and receive all the answers and information you need.
Get in touch today with our team of immigration specialists in Reading to book your first meeting with your adviser. If you are unable to travel, we will be happy to schedule a phone conference or to assist you over the phone.
When you submit your UK visa application to the Home Office, you are required to pay a fixed fee. You may also incur in additional costs for having your biometrics collected or to receive premium processing service.
Given the above, you surely do not want to risk your application to be rejected. However, every year, the majority of immigration claim is refused because of mistakes and missing documents. If the UKVI does not accept your case, you will not receive any refund nor compensation.
In other words, you do not want to waste your time and money with an unsuccessful application. Although only the Home Office has the final say in your claim, hiring an immigration lawyer can maximise your chance to succeed.
Most importantly, if your application is rejected, your immigration solicitor can advise you on your option to submit an Administrative Review. This will let you challenge the Home Office’s decision and ask a judge to evaluate your case. Alternatively, your adviser can help you submit a new application, after a complete review of your supporting document.
If you wish to receive a positive outcome from your UK visa application, you should hire an expert. Our team of immigration lawyers in Reading is ready to offer you excellent advice service and to address all your issues.