The IAS Visa Wizard is the easy way to find the correct visa for you
If you have arrived illegally in the UK, overstayed your permission to be here or you are an asylum seeker whose claim has been refused, you and any dependents may be detained in an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC).
Detention is authorised in cases where the Home Office does not believe that you will report to the immigration authorities when in the UK. If you are detained you might be able to appeal the order. This can apply if you were detained for enforced removal or your application for leave to remain was refused. You can also apply for bail to secure your release from an IRC or another secure centre.
If you have been detained it is crucial that you seek legal help as soon as possible. Our dedicated immigration lawyers are experienced in all immigration laws and procedures. With our emergency advice package, An IAS adviser can meet you with you immediately to discuss your case, organise family visitations and make bail arrangements. Your lawyer will liaise with the Home Office to understand the grounds of your immigration issue. They will also act as your legal representative throughout your case.
Anyone subject to immigration control (outside of the EEA or Switzerland) can be detained. Anyone subject to this, who is felt to have violated an Immigration Act, can be detained by an immigration officer.
A person can be detained by immigration officer if:
We can conduct a visit to an IRC or other secure centre to have a face-to-face consultation with you. We will also liaise with the Home Office to find out the grounds of your offence and make arrangements for family visitation and bail.
IAS will be able to advise you on any applications you can make from detention, including the process of claiming asylum.
We can conduct a visit to a prison if you (or a family member) has been detained for a criminal offence which might affect your immigration status. We will also liaise with the Home Office to find out the grounds of your offence and make arrangements for family visitation and bail.
Bail is a legal procedure available to any individual who is being detained by the Home Office for up to seven days. It is an appeal to the court for a release and is applicable as long as certain conditions are met. If a detainee makes an application for bail to the court, they will usually be tried in front of an Immigration Judge at the First-Tier Tribunal.
This Judge will decide whether they will grant bail. If they do, the detainee can leave their detention centre for a specified amount of time. It is highly recommended that a case for bail is presented by a legal representative.
Emergency immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
We can provide immediate legal advice, assess your next steps and make bail arrangements
Ensure you have the greatest chance of a successful appeal. We will represent you in any hearings/tribunals
Challenge a Home Office administrative error.
Ideal for those with no right of appeal
Tobin, a German National, split his working days between the UK and Germany. However, due to Brexit, Tobin was unsure about his ability to work in the UK in the… Read More
Gaston had been working in the UK for two years and decided that he wanted to stay in the UK and study.
He was unclear about the process and the… Read More
Ajay’s Mother, a Nepalese national, wanted to visit her son who lived in the UK and applied for a Family Visitor Visa but was refused.
They contacted IAS and… Read More
Moira was an Australian National who had been working in the UK under a Tier 2 Visa and brought her husband over as a dependant.
Her Work Visa was… Read More
Harrison wanted to expand his Singapore-based business to the United Kingdom. He contacted IAS and worked closely with one of our lawyers who advised him to apply for for a… Read More
Arthur was engaged to a Mexican National. He made an application for entry clearance for his partner but was refused. The wedding day was edging closer and closer so Arthur… Read More
Very good and politely
The service was very professional and fast,great support received from the solicitor.
Home Office Relaxes Student Visa Rules for ‘Low Risk’ Students Read More
Immigration Cap on Doctors and Nurses to be Lifted to Relieve NHS Read More
New “Start-Up Visas” for Entrepreneurs Expected by Spring 2019 Read More