Our solicitors and barristers recently received the wonderful news that a client (the Applicant) had been granted an Entry Clearance Spouse Visa to the UK, as the spouse of a British citizen who is present and settled in the UK. In our initial consultation with the Applicant, we discovered the client’s circumstances and facts surrounding her Entry Clearance Spouse Visa application. The Applicant expressed her intention to opt for the Settlement Priority Visa service as she had been offered a job in the UK and therefore needed a decision on her application as soon it was practicable.
The case for an Entry Clearance Spouse Visa Application
The Applicant was a USA national residing and working in British Columbia, Canada. The Applicant met the Sponsor at her place of work and began dating shortly after. After several months, the Applicant and Sponsor decided to get married. From the onset, our solicitors had advised the Applicant that this was a difficult application as they would have to collect all the required specified and supporting documents in a short space of time. In addition to this, it was essential there documents were in the correct format and had the necessary information. However, our team of expert solicitors assured the client that we could assist submit a successful application and that our solicitors often assist clients in similar situations to hers. The Applicant instructed us to prepare and assist with the submission of her application.
How we can assist submit a successful Entry Clearance Spouse Visa Application
In this particular case, we were instructed that the Applicant was going to opt for the Settlement Priority Visa Service. Therefore, it was important her application was prepared and presented in accordance with the Home Office guidance. Our solicitors and barristers successfully guided the Applicant through the application process and prepared strong legal representations which focussed on how the Sponsor satisfied the immigration rules for an Entry Clearance Spouse Visa application. Unlike OISC regulated practices, Our Solicitors and Barristers are fully qualified at the highest level and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Body (SRA). Our specialist Immigration Team works closely with Applicants ensuring that all the mandatory documents are collected for the application.
In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provided multiple substantial reviews of her documents to ensure that Applicant submits the correct documentary evidence in the correct format, which meets the Home Office’s requirements. We also prepared and assisted the Applicant with the online visa application form and the financial requirements form.
Overcoming Home Office Delays on Entry Clearance Spouse Visa Application
Despite the Applicant opting and paying for the Settlement Priority Visa Service, her application was disproportionately delayed and as a result causing her excessive inconvenience and stress. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for Applicants to experience severe Home Office delays on Entry Clearance Spouse Visa applications. As a result of unexpected and disproportionate delays, Applicants are being left in difficult waters as they are losing out on valuable employment and education opportunities. In this case, the Applicant had been offered a job and the Home Office delays had put the job offer in jeopardy.
Our Solicitors and Barristers were able to apply pressure to the Home Office by writing and communicating with the Home Office requesting for the Applicant to be given a decision without further delay.
There are limited actions that can be taken to the Home Office where it has failed to process an application or fails to provide a decision on a UK Visa and Immigration application in accordance with its standard processing times. The Home Office can be contacted via phone email and but they have recently changed its procedure and have started to charge for their time. The Home Office now charge £1.37 for every call and £5.48 for emails.
As a last resort Applicants can write to their local MP’s to inquire about why their application is being delayed as well to report a Home Office failure in providing adequate responses to queries. Whilst this is an option available for Applicants, there is no obligation for the Home Office to respond to an MP letter, therefore, it may be best to obtain legal assistance in chasing Home Office for decisions.
Using Legal Representation to Submit an Entry Clearance Spouse Visa Application
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on the law and your immigration matter. You can instruct one of our immigration and visa legal representatives to successfully assist you with an Entry Clearance Spouse Visa. 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 Immigration & Visa 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.
Successfully Apply for an Entry Clearance Spouse Visa Application
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 an Entry Clearance Spouse Visa application before your application even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of an Entry Clearance Spouse Visa application and are able to advise you in respect of your prospects and to ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
Our offices 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 an Entry Clearance Spouse Visa application.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.