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Immigration Solicitor in London
What support can we offer you?
Preparing to migrate from your home to a new country in pursuit of a better career, a new course of study or to join family can be one of the most exciting and stressful processes in a person’s life. In addition to all the decisions that must be made, you will also need to understand the UK Immigration Laws and prepare to meet the relevant criteria set by the Home Office. This can be confusing and stressful as the requirements change regularly and the Rules are not easy to follow. It can be useful to ask the advice of an Immigration expert who can take the burden of this part of the process and advise you on the best course of action for your circumstances.
Whether you are outside the UK or already here, we understand the emotional and at times the financial investment involved when you are seeking guidance on immigration issues. At Saracens we have an experienced team ready to help you by guiding you on the stages involved in your category of Immigration. From advising on the documents you need, to the Home Office processing times, to answering any of your questions about your entitlements as residents we are here for you every step of the way.
As your immigration solicitor in London, we ensure that we are abreast of any updates or changes to the Immigration Rules so that our clients are protected. Our team aims to prepare you for the potential outcomes of your application including the risk of refusal particularly where your circumstances do not meet the set criteria. We aim to be as clear and direct as possible in these circumstances because, it is only when everyone understands what the position is, that we can decide what to do next. At the same time, we will let you know about any options that are still open to you.
The UK Immigration system is rigid and bureaucratic, small mistakes can often cost you a lot of time and money, so it is important to get things right the first time. In the event of a decision that does not go your way, there may be a way to appeal or challenge the outcome. If this is the case, it often takes time and perseverance. When you choose Saracens Solicitors as your immigration solicitor in London, you will be working with a team that is dedicated to working on your case for as long as it takes to reach a resolution.
Our immigration law expertise
At Saracens Solicitors, we have years of experience in immigration law. Below is a sample of our areas of expertise:
Many industries in the UK rely on talent from outside the EEA to remain competitive and meet growth targets. Our immigration team not only help these organisations obtain Sponsor Licences, but we also ensure they remain compliant with Home Office duties and responsibilities and manage the Sponsor Management System on their behalf.
Tier 2 visas
We assist applicants with obtaining Tier 2 Visas, including the Tier 2 (Intra-company transfer) Visa. The UK government is committed to reducing business immigration unless the employee is absolutely vital to the industry or company. The burden to prove this falls on the organisation itself therefore, it is imperative to ensure application forms are filled in correctly and all supporting documents collated. Our immigration law team can assist clients with this and will challenge refusals via Administrative Review or Judicial Review if the initial application is unsuccessful.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa
If you wish to start a business in the UK or invest and become a director of an existing business, the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa can afford you the right to enter and exit Britain freely as well as the right to reside and lawfully establish your business. There is also an option, depending on whether you meet the requirements, to become eligible for accelerated settlement.
To qualify, applicants must pass the Genuine Entrepreneur Test, which includes submitting a detailed business plan and often attending a Home Office interview. This test is notoriously challenging; however, we have a strong track record of helping our clients successfully achieve their visa, allowing them entry into the UK market.
Tier 1 Investor visa
UK citizenship is highly prized, and the Tier 1 Investor Visa is one of the most flexible citizenship by investment programmes in Europe. Our immigration solicitors will work with you and/or your advisors, not only helping you and your family gain entry clearance, but ensuring your investments are compliant with obtaining settlement.
The UK is home to some of the world’s best universities and has always been a popular and prestigious destination for students to further their education. Many migrants hope that a degree from the UK will help them further their careers in their home country and even open the door to work opportunities inside the UK. Choosing the best university for you, applying for a student visa, as well as preparing to relocate can be stressful. Our Immigration team can help you navigate this process smoothly and relive some of the burden when it comes to making this decision. We will advise you every step of the way from confirming that your chosen university is registered to sponsor students from abroad to ensuring your visa is granted as quickly as possible.
EEA nationals and non-EEA national family members will need to obtain documentation to confirm their right to reside in the UK from March 2019. We are here to advise on the best application for you and your family whilst considering your personal goals and circumstances. The Home Office are implementing various changes to Immigration policy including the application process itself for both EEA nationals and migrants generally. Brexit has also brought confusion and uncertainty to EEA nationals both inside and outside of the UK. We are here to give you the reassurance you need whatever your situation.
Spouse, Civil Partnership, Fiance, and Unmarried Partner visas
We have years of experience in family visas and have assisted thousands of couples in obtaining entry-clearance so that they can be together in the UK. Recent changes to the minimum income threshold rules mean families who may not have qualified for a visa in the past may now be successful. Our team can advise and represent you in an application or, if your visa has been refused, an appeal on Article 8 grounds.
Indefinite Leave to Remain and British Citizenship
Gaining Indefinite Leave to Remain and British Citizenship is often the ultimate goal for our clients. We will work with you on acquiring settlement and, if Indefinite Leave to Remain or British Citizenship has been denied, challenge the decision, either by appealing or through an Administrative or Judicial Review.
Standard Visitor visa
If you wish to enter the UK for business, to see family, or as a tourist, you may need to obtain a Standard Visitor Visa. These are often refused, mainly because UK Visas and Immigration do not believe you will leave the country before your visa expires.
If your Standard Visitor Visa application has been refused, our team can assist you. We understand the personal impact such a decision can have, especially if you have family in the UK. At Saracens Solicitors, we will challenge the refusal and fight tenaciously to ensure a successful outcome on your behalf.
Understanding UK immigration law and policy
What sets us apart from other immigration lawyers in London is our in-depth understanding of immigration law and Home Office policy. In addition, we are a multi-discipline firm; therefore, we can assist Sponsor Licence holders and entrepreneurs not only with their immigration matters, but also with employment and commercial law issues.
If English is not your first language, you can be confident in the knowledge that many of our team are multi-lingual and if no one in-house is proficient in your language, we will engage an interpreter to ensure you have a full understanding of your case and how we are handling it.
To find out more or to make an appointment with one of our immigration solicitors who can give you the best advice, please call our London office on
020 3588 3500.
Appreciating the human factor
We understand that there is typically an emotional investment involved on your part if you are looking for assistance with immigration issues.
It may be that you are hoping to take up residence with family, start a promising new job or make a life-changing investment. All of these situations and others like them have the potential for a dramatic impact on your circumstances. Placing control over any aspect of your life in the hands of someone else can feel stressful especially when, as with the immigration process, it is the only way forward.
At Saracens Solicitors, we understand all of these nuances and do what we can to help alleviate any potential stress. As your immigration solicitor in London, we keep in regular touch with you so that you are well-informed and not left waiting longer than necessary. Our communication is sensitive to take into account the impact that any decisions may have on you.
Clear and frank discussion
Our team members are adept at providing clear information. Immigration policy can be a minefield of technical terms and legal speak. Saracens Solicitors help you find a way through this, ensuring that you have as much clarity as possible about your position at all times.
There are times when we need to give clients difficult news. We aim to be as frank as possible in these circumstances because, it is only when everyone understands what the position is, that we can decide what to do next. At the same time, we will let you know about any options that are still open to you.
In the event of a decision that does not go your way, there may be a way that you can appeal. If this is the case, it often takes time and perseverance. When you choose Saracens Solicitors as your immigration solicitor in London, you will be working with a team that is dedicated to working on your case for as long as it takes to reach a resolution.
Entry into the UKFind out more
Our expert Immigration team assists our clients to gain entry into the UK in a number of ways. Whether you want to start up a business in the UK as an entrepreneur or by using an investor visa, visiting loved ones using a family visa, want to work under a sponsored skilled worker visa, are a student under the points based system or seeking a student visitor visa, we can help secure you entry into the U.K.
The team also help spouses, unmarried or civil partners gain entry clearance together with people seeking asylum or those just seeking to visit the U.K as tourists. Contact us for pragmatic advice on your next steps.
Immigration AppealsFind out more
If the Home Office refuses your application for a visa or for immigration status in the U.K. it does not mean that you should simply give up. Our experience and determination means that we regularly take on the Home Office in both the first tier and upper tribunals to ensure you get the result you deserve. We are able to reduce the stress associated with the appeal process and have a first class record in overturning decisions made by the Home Office. Contact us to see how we could help you.