The team at Reiss Edwards consists 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 applications and Tier 2 sponsor license application.
Our office is situated less than a minute away from Chancery Lane station (Exit 4), in London. We aim to provide a friendly, reliable, honest, affordable and professional immigration service to all our clients.
Feel free to speak with one of our immigration lawyers on 020 3744 2797. Alternatively, you may send your immigration enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer a free immigration assessment on the initial call. On this free advice session, we are able to answer general questions as well as confirm whether or not you meet the criteria for the application you are looking to make. We can tell if your application has merits or not. As you'd expect, we wouldn't be taking on a case in which we have no prospect of winning. We will give an honest opinion on your situation so that you can decide whether you wish to proceed.
Feel free to speak with one of our immigration lawyers on 020 3744 2797. Alternatively, you may send your immigration enquiry to email@example.com.
We offer a free immigration assessment on the initial call. On this free advice session, we are able to answer general questions as well as confirm whether or not you meet the criteria for the application you are looking to make. We can tell if your application has merits or not. As you'd expect, we wouldn't be taking on a case in which we have no prospect of winning. 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 specialised practitioners, top lawyers and solicitors that are highly recommended and ranked top amongst Solicitors and immigration Lawyers in the UK. We have over 65 years combined experience in immigration, human rights and nationality law.
We boast of one highest success rates among other immigration law firms in London. We also operate on the principles of fairness and transparency when it comes to costs. Our prices are reasonable and affordable and we are flexible with payments.
Immigration Law & Advice
We pride ourselves as one of the UK's top immigration appeal solicitors. We are competent and regulated to advice on a broad range of immigration issues including Appeals and Refusals, Judicial Review, Spouse Visas, Student Visas, Work Permit Visas, Indefinite Leave to Remain, EEA Applications, Asylum and Human Rights, British Citizenship, Entrepreneur Visas and Investor Visas.
For settled persons in the UK, or British nationals looking to bring their overseas partners or family members to join them in the UK. We can assist in putting together an application for a residence permit or a permanent residence.
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.
We are not " Jack of all trades", we focus strictly on immigration law. This specialisation has afforded us the opportunity to gain maximum expertise on even the most complex immigration matters, ensuring that we continue to deliver the best immigration service to our clients.
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 advise on a broad range of individual immigration issues. From professional clients, to high net worth clients. Family visas, EEA immigration and 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 are merits in a case. It is also an opportunity for clients to ask their immigration questions and get to know their immigration lawyer or solicitor as well as gauge our proficiency and expertise.
Areas that our personal immigration solicitors advice on include:
Tier 1 - Investor visas (designed for those who can invest at least GBP 2 million in the UK)
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.
Accommodatio: 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 different 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.
The 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
How old is your son? Did he have a spouse dependant visa with you or was he herein his own right? Has he been charged with a criminal offence or has his visa expired? If he has not got a visa, we will need to assess his age and whether he may be eligible to apply for a visa in his own right. If he is a minor, there may be alternative grounds to consider. When I am made aware of the facts, I can go through exactly what options he will have. There may be an option for an in-country application or he may have to leave the UK to apply. The type of category may include a child dependant visa, a spouse dependant visa or others.Immigration detention
What visa do you hold currently? Are you on a spouse visa? When was your spouse visa issued and have you applied for a spouse extension previously? You need to hold a family visa like this for 5 years under the current rules. Only then can you apply for indefinite leave to remain.
If you meet the residence requirements and your income is suitable, we can apply either by post or using the same day service for permanent stay known also as indefinite leave to remain. There are many services if you are a qualified person, a postal service or premium appointment with the Home Office.Visa Extension
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 cost
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 cost
"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 client's 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 in 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.
We write further to your enquiry.
In order to be better placed to advise you on the requirements to extend your current visa and be able to advise you on the general documents needed, we will need to first understand what visa you are currently on. Please feel free to provide us with more information in relation to the current visa you are currently on so that we can advise you further.
We write further to your enquiry. We would be happy to arrange an initial free telephone consultation with one of our Senior Associates in order to discuss your enquiry in more detail.
However, please find below an overview of the visitor visa requirements.
Visitor visas are often refused because of the intention to return requirement (the first of the three general requirements). The way that the Home Office will review these applications is to assess an applicant's connections to their country of residence. This can be a number of different factors such as work, business, family or property, but may include a number of other factors. We would be happy to discuss this further in our initial consultation.
We write further to your enquiry. We generally do not charge for an initial consultation of 20 minutes.
However, at the present moment, there is no amnesty announced by the Home Office or the Home Secretary. There has been talks of the Home Office announcing an amnesty, but this not be officially announced and no details have been provided as such. As a consequence, at this moment in time, we would advise you not to rely on the current talks of an amnesty.
We would be happy to arrange a time to speak with one of our Senior Associates for us to advise you on your friend's circumstances and to see if we can assist them in their immigration matter. However, before arranging an initial free consultation, it would be helpful to perhaps arrange a time to speak on the telephone so that we can take initial instructions.
We write further to your enquiry. In order to obtain a visa to specifically work in the UK, you will need to obtain a Tier 2 visa. There are two types of Tier 2 visas-
If you have remained in the UK without leave for more than 14 days, the Home Office is unlikely to accept any application for Leave based on employment. The reason for this is that a requirement for either Tier 2 visa is that you must have valid leave that allows you to switch to the Tier 2 category. Currently, you are not in such a position.
As a consequence, you will need to leave the United Kingdom in order to submit the application for a Tier 2 visa. However, in the event that you have over-stayed in the United Kingdom for more than 30 days, you will have a re-entry ban to the United Kingdom for at least 12 months (assuming you leave on a voluntary basis, at your own costs). This is a Mandatory Grounds of Refusal and it is extremely unlikely that any application submitted within those 12 months will be accepted.
Once the application has been submitted online, an appointment can be booked at a Visa Application Centre for your partner to provide the application form, the relevant confirmation emails as well as his passport. There is no longer a requirement to bring your original supporting documents to the appointment as all documents are uploaded to the Home Office before your appointment.
Please feel free to contact one of our Senior Associates so that we can discuss your case in more detail and for us to give you a quote on our fees.
Thank you for your question.
Under the EEA Regulations, you are only required to prove you have obtained Permanent Residence to show you are settled in the UK. If you were the non-EEA family member of an EEA national, this would have been confirmed by way an endorsement in your passport. This endorsement will state it is a Residence Documentation, have your picture on it with the date it was issued and will have confirmation that it is a Permanent Residence card. According to the Home Office's Right to Work guidance (see here), it is still an acceptable way for you to prove your right to work. It follows
Having said this, we are in the midst of Brexit. The Home Office have created new rules know as Settled Status for EEA nationals and non-EEA nationals who are/were family members of EEA nationals. You will be required to apply through the scheme to obtain Settled Status. They will ask you to provide basic information through which the Home Office will confirm whether you have been in the UK for over five years by checking with HMRC. The deadline to do so is currently 30 June 2021 if there is a Brexit deal and 31 December 2020 if there is no Brexit deal. We recommend applying as a matter of urgency.
We write further to your enquiry. We would be happy to arrange an initial free telephone consultation with one of our Senior Associates in order to discuss your enquiry in more detail.
If you have a British passport after Naturalising as an EEA National, your child may be able to make an application under the new settled status scheme provided by the Home Office. This would allow for your child to register their details in line with the system. Your child will need to show that they have lived in the UK with you for 5 years.
Permanent Residency is an application route that was provided for by EEA Regulations, after
Brexit these regulations will no longer apply. A settled status application allows for a simpler basis of application and requires far less evidence in support.
If your child was born after you were granted permanent residence yourself your child may in fact already be a British National.
Please contact us so that one of our Senior Associates can take further instructions from you and advise you further.
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