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Immigration

We have a reputation for quality representation for both individuals as well as commercial clients, no matter how complicated an immigration issue.

We provide a service to clients both in the UK and abroad. We have built a reputation for quality advice and representation for both individual and commercial clients no matter the complexity of your problem.

We will manage your application from start to finish, ensuring that it’s done right the first time, avoiding costs in re-applying.

Please note we are not immigration advisers but qualified solicitors dealing with your case and provide a personal service tailored to your needs. On some occasions we will instruct a dedicated Immigration Advocate/Barrister to deal with more complex matters.

The Government has announced new visa rules which would allow wealthy foreign-born investors and entrepreneurs to gain permanent residence in the UK much more quickly than normal. We will deal with every step of such an application for you.

Immigration- We deal with the following areas:

  • Tier 1.
  • Investor Visa
  • Prospective Entrepreneur
  • Exceptional Talent Visa
  • Post Study Work
  •  Tier 2,
  • Work Permit
  • Change of Employment
  • Intra Company Transfers
  • Tier 3, 4 and 5
  • Corporate Clients
  • Immigration/ UK Border Agency Raids and Civil Penalty notice
  • VISAS
  • Business Visit Visa
  • Entertainment Visit Visa
  • General Visit Visa
  • Special Visit Visa
  • Sports Visit Visa
  • UK Tourist Visit Visa
  • Academic Visit Visa
  • UK Marriage Visa
  • UK Spouse Visa
  • UK Fiance Visa
  • UK Dependency Visa
  • UK Unmarried Partners Visa
  • UK Ancestry Visa
  • UK Student Visa
  • VISA Appeals
  • Entry clearance  and settlement applications for marriage; family and visitors.
  • UK Nationality and EU law
  • Domestic Violence Application.
  • Human Rights claims.
  • Applications  for Consultants, Doctors and Nurses.
  • Restaurants and the leisure industry, including Work Permits
  • Bail Hearings
  • Appeals First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chambe
  • UK Citizenship
  • UK Sponsorship License
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain
  • UK Settlement Visa
  • UK Visa Extension
  • UK Right of Abode
  • EEA Residence Permit

The Five Stages in completing your  Visa application:

1. A detailed analysis of your personal circumstances. Every case is unique and we will prepare a detailed analysis via a consultation with you and then advise you on the best way forward.

2. Complete an application, where we will ensure that we receive the correct documents to strengthen your case. We fully advise you both verbally and in writing as to what documents are required in support of your application.

3. Completion of your UK Visa application with legal representation. Once we conclude the application, we will strengthen your case with supporting legal representations and take the time to do so to ensure that you have the best chance of success.

4. Final Submission of your Visa application

Once we have drafted your application it will be checked by us and seen by you to carry out a final check. It will then either be submitted by you with a full file to the authorities or by ourselves.

5. Decision

Once we submit your application we will continue to monitor the progress of your application with the authorities in order to speed up the decision making process in your favour. We understand that the whole process can be stressful and will try our best for you.

JAMES ARROL- OUR  ASSOCIATE SOLICITOR WROTE ON ABOLITION OF UKBA -27TH March 2013

Theresa May announces the abolition of the UK Border Agency, but what does it mean for our clients?   A report released yesterday detailed that UKBA was not fit for purpose and opined astonishment that the former head had been moved to head up HMRC – all after overseeing a huge backlog of immigration cases.

Frankly it makes you wonder what state HMRC will be in, a few years from now and seems to enforce the image that the only way to get rid of a civil servant is to promote them. I digress however!

So after 6 years of the Home Affairs Committee being fed misinformation about the extent of the crisis, what does the announcement today mean for our clients?   Two new bodies are going to be created to replace the current UKBA system. One will deal with applications and the other will deal with immigration enforcement and both will come under the umbrella of the Home Office. It is hoped that the change will allow the immigration system to be modernised and break up the previously draconian way in which applications were treated.

So for those of you sitting waiting on immigration decisions or contemplating applying is this going to mean your decision will be given quicker or treated with more respect? It seems less than likely, apparently there is a backlog of 320,000 cases which it is estimated will take 24 years to clear, yes that was not  typo, TWENTY FOUR YEARS!

Perhaps more worrying is that practically the same shameful backlog was revealed in 2007 and was exactly the reason why UKBA was set up. At the same time we understand that the staff at UKBA have been advised that they will be doing the same job for the same bosses. Not great.

Maybe this time the government will get things right and immigration decisions will be given in a timely fashion, based on the proper evidence and law submitted by the applicants and not for some of the spurious decisions we have encountered over the last few years.

Either way it is business as usual for us at Aamer Anwar and Co.  Come and see us and we can help give you the best chance of success in your application, we will also vigorously pursue a decision in your case in a timely fashion, despite the backlog!