Immigration and asylum laws can be challenging to navigate, especially if you find yourself alone in a country that you know very little about. We can help. We can take you through the immigration and asylum processes, help gather evidence and support your claim to stay in the UK. Our team of legal experts can help in a variety of cases, including:
Article 8 Claims
Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights deals with your right as a human to maintain and develop relationships with others usually referred to as family life. It also respects private life you have created in the Uk. We can work with you to provide evidence of your connections in the UK and the detrimental effects of not maintaining these bonds.
Asylum Claims/Articles 2 and 3 Claims/ Humanitarian protection
To claim asylum to stay in the UK, you must prove that returning home would risk your life or well-being through persecution for one of the 1951 Refugee convention reasons. You must demonstrate that you are persecuted as a result of your religion, political opinion, membership of a particular social group, nationality or race. You must claim asylum as soon as possible on arriving or the circumstances in your home country changing. While the Home Office makes the decision, we can support your application and ensure your rights are upheld at every stage. Your Asylum case may fail but yet succeed under Articles 2 and 3 of the ECHR. Our team of legal experts specialize in these areas and ensure that your case is argued on all fours and identify any victim of torture or likelihood of a risk of death on return. Our experts will also ensure that facts supporting a claim for Humanitarian protection is identified even if an Asylum claim does not succeed. We can also represent you through legal aid subject to a means and merits test.
If you have a criminal record or if your character portrays that you are a danger to the public interest the Secretary of state would seek to deport you, we can help you make representations on why you should not be deported and appeal any deportation order that is issued. If you are sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment or more you will be subjected to the Automatic deportation regime. We can work through the legal minefield and provide the best advice, guidance and representation.
EEA matters and applications under the EU Settlement scheme. (EUSS)
The UK left the EU on the 31st of January 2020 and the transition period ended on the 31st of December 2020.There is a great deal of uncertainty for those from the EEA who have settled in England. If you are required to prove your status or need legal advice on whether you qualify for settled or pre settled status, we can help. Our legal team is experienced in all matters related to immigration and will provide you with the best possible chance to win your case.
Immigration law is extraordinarily complex, and fresh claims can only be made once you have exhausted your right to appeal or you have previously made an Asylum or Human rights claim that were refused and you did not appeal same. To make a fresh claim, your fresh submissions must be significantly different from your previous submissions in that they have not already been considered, and taken together with the previously considered material, created a realistic prospect of success not withstanding its previous rejection. Our team can advise on whether you can make an effective fresh claim and help you submit appropriate evidence.
Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery
If you are a victim of human trafficking or slavery, the world can be a terrifying place where you may be unsure of your rights and whether you can stay in the country safely. Our legal team includes experts in this area. We will approach your case with sensitivity and empathy, helping you find your way through the legal maze and supporting you through the process, of getting a positive reasonable grounds and conclusive grounds decision. We will also assist in getting the entitlements and support whilst the application is pending including reference to first responders.
Immigration and Asylum Appeals
If your immigration or Asylum application is refused, you can usually appeal the decision at an immigration tribunal. However, it is essential that your appeal is handled correctly and that adequate evidence is presented to support your case. We are experts in immigration tribunals at the First and Upper tier. We will represent your interests throughout the entire appeals process.
Navigating the appeals process for immigration and asylum applications could be tedious. How you appeal depends on whether you are appealing from inside or outside the UK. Having proper representation and support makes it more likely that you will get a positive outcome. We have the skills and experience needed to guide, advise and represent you through every stage of the appeals process.
A judicial review is a challenge to the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body. Such decisions or actions include certain decisions of the Immigration authorities and the Immigration and Asylum chambers. It is not intended to challenge the decision itself. However, if there is a flaw in the process, it may allow you to appeal the decision. We can represent you during the judicial review and ensure that your case and evidence are heard and judged fairly.
Naturalisation and Nationality Matters.
Becoming a British citizen can be a complex process depending on your circumstances, including your nationality at birth, your current immigration status and your relationships within the UK. Our legal team have experience in all aspects of naturalisation and nationality matters and can support you through the application process. We also specialize in making applications for children born in the UK who have lived in the UK for 10 years or more to apply to be registered as British citizens.
Points Based Applications.
Following Brexit, EU citizens wanting to live and work in the UK must follow the same points-based system as non-EU citizens. The system requires you to amass enough points before being considered for a visa. Your work status, education and your language skills are all taken into consideration in the points system. There are numerous paths you can take, and our legal team can help you find the way that best fits your skills and career expectations.
If you need professional support and assistance navigating the UK immigration Visa process, we can help. Our team can support you with queries, applications, extensions and appeals. If you don't know how to get started, we are your best first step. We specialize in Spouse visas, Tourist visas, Student visas, Family visit visas Fiancée visas, Ancestry visa, Turkish worker visa, Domestic worker in private household visa and many more types of visas to the UK.
Work Permits/ Skilled workers and Employers
If you wish to come to the UK to work, you will most likely need a Work Permit or apply for Long –term work visas such as Skilled worker visa Health care worker visa, Intra-company visas, Minister of Religion Visa or sportsperson visa. We can also advice you through the short term work visas route such as Temporary Worker- charity worker visa or other applications under the investor, business development and talent visas. These route require that you have a licenced sponsor. We can assist employers to get licences to sponsor the applicants under these routes. The conditions attached to the permit and the application process depend on several things. We can take you through the process and ensure that you apply for the correct type of visa, reducing your time, stress, and costs.