The team at Reiss Edwards consists of expert teams of some of the best immigration lawyers in London. We boast of top advisers most of whom have qualified as immigration solicitors of England and Wales. Our specialities include business immigration, Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applications, Tier 1 investor visa application, Tier 2 visa specialists as well as boasting a team of sponsor license lawyers. We also have a dedicated team of immigration lawyers specialising in appeals, judicial reviews and human rights applications.
With our office situated less than a minute away from Chancery Lane station (Exit 4) - in the City of London, we provide a friendly, reliable, honest, affordable and professional immigration service. You can be rest assured that you will be getting the best immigration service in London and indeed the UK.
Feel free to speak with one of our immigration lawyers based in the city of London on 020 3744 2797. Alternatively, you may send us your immigration enquiry using our contact form at the right hand side of this page or send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer a free immigration assessment on the initial call and we encourage you to take advantage of this. Using this service, we are able to confirm whether or not you can proceed with your application with regards to its merits. We would normally not accept to take a case we have no prospect of winning whatsoever. We will give an honest opinion on your situation so that you can decide whether you wish to proceed.
Our UK immigration team is made up of top lawyers and solicitors that are highly recommended, highly sort after and are ranked top amongst Solicitors and immigration Lawyers in the UK. We have over 40 years combined experience in immigration, human rights and nationality law.
We boast of one highest success rates among other immigration law firms in London. The reason is simple, we do not just accept a case because the client is willing to throw money at it, we only accept cases that have a good prospect of succeeding. For us, our pride and integrity is more important than financial gains. We also operate on the principles of fairness and transparency especially when it comes to costs.
We are one of the UK's top immigration lawyers and immigration appeal lawyers. We are competent and regulated to advice on a broad range of immigration issues including Appeals and Refusals, Judicial Review referral, Spouse Visas, Student Visas, Work Permit Visas, Indefinite Leave to Remain, EEA Applications, Asylum and Human Rights, British Citizenship, All types of visas, Business Immigration Visas, Entrepreneur Visas and Investor Visas. Our top immigration advisers and lawyers are here to assist.
For settled persons in the UK, or British nationals looking to bring their overseas spouse (partner/husband or wife) or other family members to join them in the UK and gain a residence permit or a permanent residence, our top immigration lawyers have the knowledge, experience and technical know-how to win your application; providing practical advice and representation. Solicitors tailor the best immigration advice for clients on an individual basis.
Our lawyers get involved all the way throughout the process and absorb all the stress from our clients. Business immigration solicitors and specialists assist with your business immigration issues. If you are looking to live and work in the UK, our immigration experts are able to advice you based on your current situation.
We do not shy away from complex business immigration related issues as well. We advise on Investors Visas, Entrepreneur Visas, Sponsor Licences, illegal working compliance, Points Based System, Sponsor Skilled Workers, Global Migration Planning, Temporary Workers, Education Institutions, Transfer Within the European Union, Refusal and Judicial Reviews, Sole Representatives.
1. We are client-centric
Our immigration lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the best possible outcomes for our clients. Right from the initial call to the consultation and throughout the entire process our goal is to make the client happy. The reason for this is not far-fetched, happy clients means a happy business. As such we are ultimately here to make you happy as we resolve your immigration issues.
2. Specialising in Immigration Law
Law, as a field of study and profession is quite broad. Inefficiency and ineffectiveness is the resultant effect if any law firm tries to cater for clients via all legal frontiers, 'Jack of all trade, master in none' may be the right tag. It is on this premise that we have decided to focus on immigration law. This specialisation has afforded us the opportunity to gain maximum expertise on even complex immigration matters ensuring that we deliver the best immigration service to our clients.
We continually assist UK business and employers in their recruitment of overseas workers. From obtaining Certificates of sponsorships, successfully assigning them and then making their Tier 2 visa applications. We are trusted partners of a lot of UK business when it comes to their immigration issues and overseas workers.
We also help our clients conduct immigration audit services, setting up an immigration compliant HR System and conducting training for in-house member of staff. We also assist with Representative of an Overseas Business visa and Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applications. We have a dedicated team of business immigration expects that advice on Tier 1 investor visa applications. They deal specifically with High Net Worth Clients, who need legal assistance and advice in applying for and then complying with Tier 1 Investor Visa
We also advice in a broad range of individual immigration issues ranging from professional clients, to high net worth clients, to family and EEA immigration to the very basic student visa applications
Our approach is to initially engage with our clients over the telephone, this is usually for free. The free immigration advice initially is to ascertain if there is a case or not. We believe it is an opportunity for clients to asks their immigration questions and get to know their immigration lawyer or solicitor as well as gauge our proficiency and expertise.
Areas that our immigration advocates / representatives advise individual clients on include:
You will need to apply for a spouse visa if are a Non-EU national who is married to a British national or an indefinite leave to remain holder. If however you are looking to come into the UK to get married to your British partner or someone with settled in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for fiance visa. Contact one of our advisers if you are not sure
The requirements of a spouse visa include:
With regards to fiance visa applications, it is normally granted for a 6 months period. You are expected to get married within 6 months and switch to a spouse visa.
If you have had your application rejected, you may be able to appeal the decision. We have successfully handled a number of appeals. We are able to access your situation to determine all possible grounds of appeal.There are various types of appeal with which we can help:
Our UK immigration lawyers are able to read the decisions and possibly spot errors made by in the decision.
In order to qualify for Further Leave to Remain as the spouse of a British national, you will need to meet the relevant criteria found in Appendix FM. See the requirements below for your ease of reference:
Suitability : you will need to show that there are no issues as to your character such as criminal convictions (whether pending or previous), immigration breaches or otherwise which suggest that you are of bad character and therefore should not be permitted to remain in the UK.
Relationship : you would need to show that your relationship continues to be genuine and subsisting and that you and your husband continue to intend to live together permanently. The predominant method in order to establish this is to provide evidence that you and your husband have lived together for the duration of the grant of the initial 2.5 years spouse visa.
Financial : you would need to show that through income and/or savings that you can meet the relevant financial threshold. Assuming you have do not have any non-British children, the relevant threshold is £18,600 gross (before tax). We would be happy to arrange a time to talk in order to take further instructions from you in order to ascertain whether your income meets this requirement as this requirement is very case specific and can be difficult to provide general advice on.
Accommodation : you would need to establish that you have adequate accommodation to reside in moving forwards. This can be through renting, owning your own property or living with family/friends. Subject to your housing arrangements, a property inspection report may also be required in order to demonstrate that the living conditions do not amount to over-crowding.
English Language : unless you are exempted (which will be primarily based on your nationality or having a degree or higher taught in English) you will need to sit and pass the A2 Life Skills examination from an approved English Language provider.
We would be happy to arrange a consultation in order for us to take further instructions from you and to advise you further on how we can assist and present an application for further leave to remain on your behalf.Visa renewals
Subject to your nationality, it may be the case that you can apply within Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules for a spouse visa (on the basis that you are British) or for an EEA Family Permit and/or an EEA Residence Card if you are an European national. The Immigration Rules also slightly differ if you are a Points Based System migrant (for example Tier 1, 2 or 4).
We would invite you to contact us in order for us to take further instructions from you so that we can advise you further as well as advise you on the process, timeframes and costs.Visa help
It is extremely unlikely that you would be eligible for a grant of leave to remain in the UK under the same category as your wife as you are not the parent' (albeit we appreciate that you are the day-to-day parent) of a British national child. However, it may be the case that you could be eligible for a grant of leave to remain for a reason outside of the Immigration Rules on a wider human rights basis - in this case on the basis of your private and family life in the UK as protected by Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.
They essence of any application submitted is that the child's best interests dictates that you should be remain a part of her upbringing. It is therefore fundamental that you provide evidence that you play an active and central role in the child's upbringing so that it would be ultimately unfair on the child for you to be removed from the UK and therefore be removed from her upbringing. Such documentation could include a statement from the mother of the child, correspondence from the child's school and other institutions which can comment on the role you play for the child.
However, the application will be discretionary as it is being made outside of the Immigration Rules. In light of the fact that the merits of the case are not fanciful, it should be the case that you will be granted an in-country right of appeal against any decision from the Home Office to refuse your application. In this case, you have the right to appeal before the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in order for a Judge to hear the circumstances of your case and decide whether or not the child's best interest are sufficient to justify a grant of leave to remain despite not falling into a category within the Immigration Rules.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss this further with us.Marriage to a British national Visa help
Whether or not we can assist you in this issue will depend on the reasons why he was detained and his current circumstances. Please contact us urgently so that we can take further instructions from you and so we can advise you further.Immigration detention
You do need to notify the Home Office simply because your husband is no longer working or that your situation has changed unless they are material and affect your right to remain in the UK.
Given the complexities of your enquiry, we would invite you to contact us in order for us to take further instructions from you and to advise you further.Family of a British person visa application
In light of the fact that your wife's EEA Residence Card is due to expire, we can potentially assist her in an application for Permanent Residence in the UK as the family member of an EEA national.
We will need to establish firstly that you have been a qualified person for 5 consecutive years. This means that you have been a-
You can rely on a combination of these activities as oppose to simply relying on one category.
We will also need to establish that your marriage is a genuine one and not one of convenience.
Finally, the Home Office will consider your character as well as whether or not either you or your wife have been absent from the UK for more than 6 months in each 12 months for the last 5 years.
We would invite you to call us so that we can take further instructions from you in order for us to advise you further on the application, process, timeframes and costs involved.UK Visa
In order for you to be issued with an EEA Family Permit (as you rightfully pointed out which will be valid for 6 months) you will firstly need to show that you are married to a qualified EEA national. This means that your husband will be in one of the following category-
You will also need to demonstrate that your marriage is not one of convenience. Evidence of your cohabitation and relationship will be very useful to evidence this point.
In relation to your children, the EEA Regulations stipulates that children under the age of 21 will be presumed to be dependant on their parents (unless circumstances prove otherwise). This means that your eldest two children will need to establish that they are dependant on both you and/or your husband. We will need to take further instructions from you in order to advise you on the merits of those children applying for EEA Family Permits with you. We therefore invite you to contact us in order for us to be able to advise you further.UK Visa
"In order for your spouse to apply for the fiancé visa. The following requirements must be satisfied:
We always charge a fixed-fee and our fee is based on our assessment of our clients individual circumstances.
First of all, congratulations on the birth of your child. In order to apply for leave for your baby, a formal identification must be provided. It is advised that you obtain a passport for the baby prior to submitting the application.
We are sorry to hear that the company's application for the sponsorship licence has been refused. Considering that the application was refused on the basis that the Home Office was not satisfied that the company can offer genuine employment, a "cooling-off" period would have been applied. This means that the company may only submit a fresh application only after 6 months from the date of the decision. Your best option is to stay with your current sponsor or secure another employment with another company with a sponsor licence.
Certainly. We assist on all aspects of Immigration and in order for us to do so, we will need to obtain more information from you. Please provide your contact details for us to be able to contact you, alternatively, you may call us on our office number which can be found on our website.
It may be possible for you to apply for an application for "No Time Limit" provided that you have not been absent from the United Kingdom for a continuous period of 2 years or more since your Indefinite Leave to Remain was granted and only if you are currently in the United Kingdom.
Your eligibility for British Citizenship is dependent on your "deemed date of acquiring Permanent Residency". If you have been in the UK for a continuous period of 8 years, you may rely on any 5 continuous years provided that during this relevant period, you are able to evidence that you are "exercising Treaty rights". This would mean that you must either be in employment, self-employment or as a student or self-sufficient. If you rely on a 5 year period for example 2012-2017 and your deemed date of acquiring Permanent Residency is 2017, this means that it has now been more than 12 months since that date and you may submit an application for Naturalisation without having to wait for a further 12 months.
In order for his application to be valid, he will need to provide updated documents to evidence your income. If he is unable to provide these, his application will not be successful.
There is no right of appeal against the refusal of a visit visa. You may challenge the decision by way of Judicial Review. We may assist you on this but we would need to see the Notice of Decision and information on the documents you provided in support of her application.
We will need to know first on what basis you are applying for further leave to remain. Please provide your contact details for us to be able to contact you, alternatively, you may call us on our office number which can be found on our website.
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