LEXVISA Weekly Immigration Update 20 October 2017

This week we set out how we can offer a bespoke and unique immigration and visa service through the LEXVISA Tourist Visitor Visa by not only preparing a strong visa application, but also by arranging tours around London as part of our Aftercare Service. LEXVISA is also pleased to announce the success of an EEA Permanent Residence application which we prepared for one of our clients. It is highly recommended that EEA nationals who have yet to obtain their EEA Permanent Residence document and wish to remain in the UK post-Brexit do so before the UK leaves the EU in light of Theresa May’s confirmation of the simple swap process to the new EEA Settled Status which is likely to be a stress-free and straightforward process than applying for EEA Settled Status after the UK has left the EU under the new EEA Settled Status rules.  

1. LEXVISA Tourist Visitor Visa – A Bespoke and Unique Immigration and Visa Service

Tourism is one of the main reasons why foreign nationals may make a Standard UK Visitor Visa application. LEXVISA’s specialist immigration team provide our clients with a bespoke and unique service from the initial advice during the consultation, to preparing the LEXVISA Tourist Visitor Visa application as strongly as possible by conducting a rigorous review process to ensure all the supporting documents not only meet but exceed Home Office requirements for the Standard UK Visitor Visa, in order for it to have the best chance of success.

Further to our visa application service, because of our unique location in central London opposite the Royal Courts of Justice, LEXVISA can also offer an aftercare service for our LEXVISA Tourist Visitor Visa Applicants by arranging London bus tours and tours around Temple Church so that our clients get the most out of their visit to the UK.

2. EEA Permanent Residence Application Success Story

EEA nationals who are currently exercising their Treaty Rights in the UK for a period of more than 5 years may be eligible to apply for an EEA Permanent Residence application document and can exercise Treaty Rights by searching for employment, working, studying or being self-sufficient. EEA nationals may be eligible to submit an EEA Permanent Residence Application if they can meet the eligibility requirements under the 2006 EEA Regulations. Non-EEA family members may also be eligible to apply for an  EEA Permanent Residence Application document. In order to apply, the non-EEA family member must demonstrate that he/she is the family member of ‘qualified person’ and that they are residing with them in the UK. Applicants applying for an EEA Permanent Residence application may be eligible to apply using the European Passport Return Service.

3. Theresa May Confirms Simple Swap Process for EEA Settled Status in the UK

Since the UK voted in favour of Brexit last year, there has been a great amount of uncertainty for EEA nationals currently in the UK as to their status post-Brexit. However, Theresa May has finally  given some reassurance for EEA nationals in the UK by confirming a simple swap process for EEA nationals to switch their current EEA Permanent Residence to the new EEA Settled Status.

It is likely that once the UK leaves the EU, the EEA Regulations will no longer apply, and EEA nationals will have to make their visa applications under new rules which are expected to be more stringent and harder to meet. It is predicted that the new EEA Settled Status rules will be similar to the requirements under the existing Immigration Rules for non-EEA migrants. The process for EEA nationals qualifying for and making an application for British citizenship will also be more complex post-Brexit. Therefore it is recommended that EEA nationals who have yet to apply for EEA Permanent Residence do so before the UK leaves the EU and the procedures for settling in the UK are made less simple.

Using Legal Representation to Prepare a UK Visas and Immigration Application

Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to submit a UK Visas and Immigration application.

Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your UK Visas and Immigration application succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.

This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your UK Visas and Immigration application meets the Immigration Rules.

Successful UK Visas and Immigration Applications

Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your UK Visas and Immigration application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of your UK Visas and Immigration application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.

We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. LEXVISA is just minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.

Preparation is the key to a successful application. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.

Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02030110276 or complete our contact form.

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