Personal and Business Immigration

 

We have specialist immigration solicitors and immigration lawyers, regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and accredited by the Law Society, who provide advice and services in all areas of UK immigration with a proven track history.  Our immigration team is led by Mr Daud Ouattara who is a well-established and highly-experienced specialist immigration layer.  We are based in Manchester and provide our services under both private Fixed Fee paying and Legal Aid public funding (where the client qualifies under our awarded Legal Aid Agency contract).  Our immigration lawyers have helped hundreds of clients secure their visas, leave to remain, indefinite leave to remain (ILR) settlement or EEA / EU immigration status in the UK. 

We have lawyers fluent in several languages including Arabic, Urdu and Punjabi.

Why Use Us?

Whether you are an individual with a private or family immigration query (see common types of applications and cases below) we are ready and able to help. Our thorough and expert advice will help you decide what course of action is best and will most likely achieve your objective. You will have the assurance and benefit of our extensive experience in this dynamic area of law.

Immigration Applications Services

Our legal experts will take the time to check that there are no issues in your application and we collaborate with you in delivering solutions that achieve your individual objectives. We will advise you on the legal requirements, the specified documents and evidence to support your application, the correct application forms, any applicable fees and the timeframe for reaching a decision on your application. In addition, we will draft detailed legal representations in support of your application to advocate on your behalf and demonstrate to the decision maker how your evidence and circumstances satisfy the requirements of the relevant laws. We will also address any deficiency or weakness in your application to avoid an unnecessary bad decision.

Once we perfect and submit your application, we will keep you updated with any relevant developments in law or any contact or correspondence we receive from the Home Office. We will also form a communication link between you and the Home Office (UK Visas and Immigration) to alleviate any stress while the application is under consideration.

Applications Processing Time-frame

Our immigration solicitors can prepare and submit your urgent applications within any deadline which could be within hours. We typically complete and submit your non-urgent immigration application within 1-2 weeks of receiving your instructions and documents. 

Home Office Processing Times are not within our control and vary depending the type of your application and the Home Office workload. 

Immigration Appeals – Judicial Review Services

In the event that your application is refused you may have the right to have the refusal reconsidered either by the Home Office under the Administrative Review Rules or by the First Tier Tribunal (and if necessary the Upper Tribunal or Court of Appeal) through the appeal process. It may also be possible that the adverse decision can only be challenged by a different legal process known as Judicial Review which is under the jurisdiction of either the Upper Tribunal or the High Court.

Applications are often refused due to lack of specified evidence, failure to follow procedure, inadvertent error in the application form or misunderstanding or oversight by the decision maker. Whatever the case may be, we are equipped with the necessary expertise and resources to analyse the decision and advise you on the best course of action. If legally appropriate, we would be open to your instruction to fight on your side to advocate and plead and intercede on your behalf (whether by Appeal or Judicial Review) towards obtaining a new and favourable decision.

Next Steps

We are based in Manchester but we are able to arrange for our advice and services either face to face in our office, by email, over the telephone or via Skype. This applies to both private Fixed Fee funding and Legal Aid cases. We respect our client’s confidentiality and privacy at all times.

If you would like us to advise and represent you call Daud Ouattara for an initial FREE 15-minute consultation. 

You can also contact us via our Immigration Facebook page. 

 

Your Applications and Tribunal/Court Cases

We routinely assist our clients who want to secure their entry to, or residence in, the UK. Our services with their different types of visa applications and Tribunal/Court include:

Entry Clearance / Visa applications

o Spouse / Unmarried / Civil Partner visas
o Fiancé visa
o Adult Dependent Relatives
o EEA Family Permit
o Right of Abode
o Business visas
o Tier 1 Investor
o Tier 1 Entrepreneur
o Preparing and/or reviewing Business Plans
o Tier 2 (all categories)
o Tier 5 (all categories)
o Study visas
o Visit visas

In-Country Applications

For our client’s who are already in the UK, our application service includes: 

o Same Day Visa Premium Service
o Leave to remain on family or Human Rights grounds
o Long Residence Indefinite Leave to Remain (Settlement)
o Other Indefinite Leave to Remain (Settlement)
o Leave to remain Outside the Rules on Discretionary basis
o Domestic Violence
o Victims of Modern Slavery

o EU/EEA nationals Pre-Settled Status and Settled Status Documents
o EEA nationals Registration Certificate and Permanent Residence
o EEA Family Members’ Residence Cards
o EEA Retained Rights of Residence
o Armed Forces Personnel and their Family Members

o Asylum and Humanitarian Protection

Business and Corporate Immigration

Our range of services for businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and highly skilled workers covers:

o Sponsor licences
o Audits and Compliance
o Tier 1 Investor
o Tier 1 Entrepreneur
o Preparing and/or reviewing Business Plans
o Referral and collaborating with Accredited Certified Accountants
o Tier 2 (all categories)
o Tier 5 (all categories)

British citizenship

For most migrants, the final step of settling in the UK is to acquire British citizenship. We help our client with various types of British citizenship and British Nationality applications such as

o Naturalisation and British citizenship
o Registration as British citizen
o Reconsideration of refusal of citizenship applications
o Challenging Depravation or Nullification of citizenship
o Other forms of British Nationality (from British Overseas Territories, British Overseas Citizens, British Nationals Overseas, British Protectorates, British Subjects)
• and so much more…

Challenging Home Office refusals, Detention and Bail

Unfortunately it is a fact that decision maker make wrong and sometimes unlawful decisions on visa and citizenship applications. Our team is expert in dealing with such wrong decisions by various legal avenues. Our expert immigration solicitors frequently restore justice to our client by representing them in the appropriate legal procedure which include:

o Administrative Reviews
o Appeals at all levels of Tribunals and Courts
o Pre-Action Protocol Letters
o Judicial Reviews at the Upper Tribunal and the High Court
o Injunctions against imminent removal
o Deportation
o Revocation / Cancellation of leave to remain
o Curtailed leave to remain
o Exclusion from the UK on National Security or Public Interest grounds
o Depravation or nullification of citizenship
o Detention
o Bail applications to the Home Office
o Bail Hearings at the Tribunal

We look forward to advising and assisting you with how to resolve your immigration problem!