The Importance of having regulated legal representation for UK Visa and Immigration matters

The UK’s immigration laws and policy guidance can be complex; even to the most experienced legal professionals, which is why many UK Visa and Immigration Applicants instruct immigration solicitors and advisers to assist with their applications. Unfortunately, though, there are many individuals who will exploit vulnerable immigration Applicants and will charge them money in exchange for legal advice that they are not qualified and regulated to give. Unregulated immigration advice can put Applicants in compromising positions as their immigration status can be put at risk. Therefore it is important that Applicants instruct representatives who are authorised to give out immigration advice and have the experience to succeed in even the most challenging cases; such as our immigration solicitors. Please contact our team in order to arrange an initial consultation with us to assess your immigration matter and give you the appropriate and fully authorised advice.

Cases in the news of unregulated ‘legal representatives’

A recent example an unregulated immigration adviser is a man in Hull preyed on vulnerable asylum seekers by charging them for legal advice in relation to their cases when he was not in the position to do so. The rogue immigration adviser did not have the correct training or qualifications to be handing out legal advice and was therefore not authorised by a regulatory body. The consequence of his unregulated advice was that the Applicants’ immigration status was put at risk. The unregulated adviser was found guilty of giving unlawful immigration advice and received a suspended prison sentence.

Another recent example was a man who gave immigration advice to a woman in North West London; however, like the aforementioned case, the adviser lacked the training, qualifications and authorising to give legal advice. Therefore the Applicant’s leave to remain application was refused. The adviser was found guilty and given a community sentence and ordered to pay the Applicant compensation and a victim surcharge.  

Why is it important to get regulated immigration advice?

Applicants must ensure that they instruct the correct representative to prepare and submit their UK immigration application or appeal otherwise their immigration status in the UK could be jeopardised. Worst case scenario, this could lead to removal from the UK and a ban from re-entering. It could also cost the Applicant thousands to rectify their immigration situation and cause severe emotional and mental distress in the process. Therefore Applicants should ensure that their representative is first and foremost regulated by the SRA, Bar Standards Board (BSB) or Office of Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). This proves that the adviser is authorised to give immigration advice and representation.

How our Immigration Solicitors can help with UK Visa and Immigration applications

Our immigration solicitors in London are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and are therefore authorised to give out immigration advice to clients. We have expertise and specialist knowledge in all areas of UK immigration and prepare applications to the highest standard. We have an impeccable track history of submitting successful applications to the Home Office for a range of both business and individual immigration clients.

The key to submitting successful UKVI applications is being aware of the relevant Immigration Rules and submitting the correct supporting documents. Our immigration solicitors in London guide Applicants through the requirements and prepare detailed legal submissions in support of the application. In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provides multiple substantial reviews of the application bundle to ensure that the correct documentary evidence is submitted. We also prepare and assist with the submission of the application, documents and scheduling of biometric appointments.

What happens if I have received incorrect immigration advice?

If you have received bad immigration advice then you should consider contacting our professional negligence team as they have vast experience in handling negligence disputes. Our professional negligence solicitors are happy to arrange a consultation in order to discuss and evaluate your case in more detail. Our immigration solicitors in London have also assisted a large number of clients to rectify their immigration situation having received poor assistance from other representatives.

Using our Immigration Solicitors in London to submit a UK Visa and Immigration application to the Home Office

Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration matter. You can instruct one of our immigration and visa legal representatives to successfully assist you with a visa and immigration application to submit a visa application. Our solicitors and Barristers will help you comply with the Home Office’s requirements and meet the Immigration Rules.

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 application succeeds, our solicitors and barristers will ensure all specified documents must be provided.

The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.

Successful UK Visas and Immigration applications with our Immigration Solicitors in London

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 prospects of submitting a UK visa application before your application even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of a visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements under the Immigration 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.  We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice, and other central London courts.

Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. 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 to discuss a visa application.

Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.

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