The Best Immigration Solicitors in London
Immigrate means to move into a non-native country or region to live there. The UK is a favoured destination for immigration for various reasons. It is a vibrant economy with a lively manifold job market. The UK has world class top Universities for aspiring students from all over the world. The UK society and culture are ideal and class apart. Hence, the UK offers superior life and a lot more for the natives as well as non-natives.
The immigration rules/legislations keep changing from time to time in accordance with the UK Government Policy. The United Kingdom (UK) exited the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020, which is referred in short as Brexit. Brexit ended free movement from EU countries. After Brexit the UK Government brought in vast changes in the UK immigration rules.
The UK’s points-based immigration system Policy Statement, published by the UK Government on 19th February 2020 emphasised as under:
“We intend to create a high wage, high-skill, high productivity economy.”
“We will deliver a system that works in the interests of the whole of the UK and prioritises the skills a person has to offer, not where they come from.”
“From 1 January 2021, EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally and give top priority to those with the highest skills and the greatest talents” Now a level playing field is provided for the EU and non-EU citizens. The new changes came into effect from 1st January 2021. The UK immigration system offers various visa routes, leave to remain, and permanent settlement.
Our Immigration Solicitors in East London would help you with applications for the following:
- Graduate Scheme
- Dependent Visa
- Leave to Remain
- UK Citizenship
- EU Residence
- Travel Document
- All types of Appeals
- Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange Visa ( Formerly Tier 5 Visa)
- Representative of an Overseas Business Visa – ‘Sole Representative Visa’
We also cover a wide range of cases across many different areas, some which pertain to the following:
- Human Rights Cases
- Detention, Removal and Deportation Matters
- Regularisation of Illegal Immigrants
- All types of Entry Clearance Matters
The Role of Our Immigration Solicitors in East London
Immigration can be confusing and stressful, especially if you don’t know where to turn for help and advice. We understand your concerns and can relate to these. We know there is a lot of information out there and it’s often difficult to determine what is factual. This is where we can help. As a well-known law firm in East London, we specialize in UK immigration and are here to provide support with all types of concerns and issues.
Our team of immigration solicitors East London can advise on a number of different areas, including UK citizenship, Working Visas, Appeals, Point Based Applications, and much more.
We aim to support you through the process and most importantly, to take the stress and worry off your shoulders. Every case we handle is dealt with efficiently and we always ensure we remain sensitive to our clients’ needs and concerns at all times. We listen and handle every case individually.
We have a strong reputation within the local area and are a popular choice for those seeking representation on aspects related to the immigration process. Whether you are making an application or need to seek advice on what to do next – we can help.
Hire an immigration solicitor in East London
Our immigration solicitors in East London are highly experienced in a range of areas, including both civil and criminal cases. We pride ourselves on offering a friendly and reliable service and delivering a first-class solution at all times.
Are you currently dealing with a renewal or refused application? Are you applying for a Student or Work VISA or wanting to migrate to another country? Are you worried about approaching deadlines? If so, we can help! At Legend Solicitors, our immigration solicitors in East London deal with all sorts of issues and offer our help and services to those in all stages of the process.
We take pride in our ability to resolve complicated immigration or VISA related matters for our clients in the most efficient and respectful manner.
What Makes Us One of The Best Immigration Solicitors In East London
We are specialists in UK immigration law and therefore have the experience and qualifications needed to help you whatever your current status. Contact immigration solicitors today with your questions and we’ll be only to happy to advise you on how to take your case or application in the right direction.
We analyze and cater to the individual requirements of our clients to figure out the appropriate course of action in every matter. Leave all aspects related to the UK Home Office to us and let us take the stress and worry off your shoulders to support and guide you through the cumbersome process. Being one of the most reputed law firms in East London, regardless of your immigration status– prospective migrant, wanting to switch/renew status, refugee/asylum seeker- our dynamic team of experienced specialists in the UK Immigration Law is ready to guide you through.
Our Immigration Solicitors In East London Are Here For You
Call the best immigration solicitors in East London to offer today on 020 3130 174 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your first chat with one of our specialist Immigration Solicitors London is free and could give you the information you need to achieve your goals. If you need legal advice and want to find out more about our legal services in East London, we are happy to have an initial chat to see how we might be able to support you. Ring us up on 0 20 8548 0302 or drop an email or just walk in to our office in East Ham, London, to initiate a conversation free of cost and let’s draw a strategy together.
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Can I bring parents as dependents?
No, You cannot bring your parents as dependents. Unfortunately, your parents/siblings do not qualify as dependants. The term “Dependents” here restricted to your partner (spouse) and children. Partner include husband/ wife/ civil partner/ unmarried partner (provided you have been living together for at least 2
consecutive years) and if you wants to bring your children then, they should be under 18 years of age; including if they were born in the UK during your stay. If your child is 16/17 then on the date you apply you need to prove that, they’re not living an independent life or they’re not married or in a civil partnership. You will need to produce the documents showing the relationship with the dependents; like marriage certificate, civil partnership certificate, child birth certificate. Marriage certificate and civil partnership
certificate for your partner and child birth certificate for your child. Your dependants need to have criminal records certificate submitted with their visa application.
What is the total expense to bring a dependent?
For visa application, Dependents must have sufficient funds to cover the living costs in the UK. Your partner and child must each have a certain amount of money available to them. This is in addition to the money you must have to support yourself. They only need to prove they have money to support themselves. Your partner or child must have this money for atleast 28 consecutive days. The end date of 28th day must be within the 31 days of the date they apply for their visa. If you’re in a student visa and bringing dependents with you then the money will be calculated depends on where you’ll be studying. If you’re studying /doing courses within London for upto 9 months then you must have £845 per a month & outside London for upto 9 months then you must have £680 per a month. This only shows the money criteria regarding the main applicant.
If you have a student loan or financial sponsorship, you’ll need to provide the evidence of this from your loan or sponsorship company. If your loan does not cover your partner or child, you’ll need to prove that you have enough money to support them instead. If they have been in the UK with a valid visa for atleast 12 months, then you or your partner/ child need not prove that
they have enough money to support them. Each person will need to pay £490 for the visa + health care
surcharge. The cost of a spouse/partner visa made inside the UK is £1033. The applicant will also need to pay £19.20 biometric enrolment fee as part of the application. (fingerprints and a photo is taken and its not a free of cost one). The application fee for a dependent child visa from outside the UK is £1,523, plus the immigration health surcharge of £1,200. From inside UK, you will pay a government fee of £1,033 plus an immigration health surcharge of £1,000. As of 2020/2021, the minimum income requirements to bring in entitled family members are : Partner(no children)- £18,600; Partner with 1 child- £22,400;
Partner with 2 children- £24,800; Partner with 3 children- £27,200; It might take you several years to earn enough to bring your family to the UK. You will also need to pay their travel and visa costs. Entry visa costs are changed every April. As of now, a visa for 2021/2022 costs £1,538 per person
Is treatment free for the dependents?
On applying for visa , there we will need to pay an amount other than application fee which is immigration health surcharge. Main applicant along with dependents too shall need to pay of this immigration health surcharge for their treatment. As the treatment there is expensive and immigrants needs to cope up
with that. So during that particular period as it mentioned in visa, there will be free treatment for dependents (because they’re already paid for the health services to some extend, that may be well depicted in the policies). For students applying for entry clearance from overseas, the surcharge will apply to visas
granted for more than 6 months.
Hospital treatment is free to ‘ordinary residents’ of th UK.; if you’re a visitor or a tourist or if you’re living here without proper permission, then you are likely to be charged for treatment it gives you.
Minors aged 19 or under 19 years of age, Senior citizens aged 60 or above 60 years of age, peoples having serious medical conditions, pregnant ladies, war-pension schemes, Armed forces compensation schemes were qualified to avail free treatment and services in UK. (Conditions applied).
Some visitors to UK do not have to pay for hospital treatments because they are within one of the exemption categories. (The exemption categories only apply to people who are not ordinarily resident in UK)
How soon can dependents join the main applicant?
The processing time of a dependent visa application depends on the country you are applying to. But, it generally takes 15 working days to two months. In UK, Applications for family visas may take up to 24 weeks to process. Dependent staying in UK without the main applicant if visa is not curtailed. The official
answer is she would be in breach of her visa conditions as the main applicant have left the country. By not reporting this has a potential negative effect on their licence when this is discovered.
For how long dependents will get the visa?
The processing time of a dependent visa application depends on the country you are applying to. But, it generally takes 15 working days to two months. In UK, Applications for family visas may take up to 24 weeks to process.
Can the students apply for loan in the UK with the student visa ?
If you’re an international student, you can apply for a loan provided that: You’re resident in the UK; you’re enrolled in an accredited UK university; and you’re at least 18. Being on a student visa, lenders in UK will allow international students on certain visa types to borrow up to 90% of the value of the purchase price, provided they meet the lending criteria. Some lenders may even be able to offer you a discounted student visa mortgage.(Conditions applied)
– People who are with student visa could able to work (part-time jobs) and this will be depends on what you’re studying and whether you’re working in or out of term-time. You cannot claim public funds/ benefits and pensions. You cannot perform certain jobs; for example as a professional sportsperson or sports coach
and can’t be self-employed.
Can we convert to work permit before finishing the course?
Yes, the Home Office of UK permits eligible students to make the switch from student visa to work visa. The new Immigration Rules introduced on 29 March 2019 allow students to apply to switch student visa into work visa in the UK; prior to 3 months to the expected completion date of their course. Your partner or children will need to apply separately to switch their visa. They can either apply at the same time as you, or at any time before their current visa expires.
How do I manage the education of children, who comes in the dependent visa?
Your partner and children (‘dependants’) may be able to apply to come to the UK or stay longer in the UK. You must be of a full-time student on a postgraduate level course that lasts 9 months or longer. And Yes, Schooling for children aged 16 and under who are in the UK as the dependants of international students is free. So you need not worried about managing your children’s education untill 16. There are currently no restrictions on dependents studying in the UK. There are no restrictions on the level or type of study, but dependants are advised to obtain ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance if they are studying a course that would normally require this.
Do the dependents need IELTS to join the main applicant?
No, IELTS is not required for dependant visa applications. So the dependents need not necessary to go through IELTS for their dependent visa.
Do the dependents have to pay tax during the PSW?
The Graduate route visa commonly refers to PSW (Post Study Work) visa. It allows eligible international students who completes an under-graduate degree or a master’s degree at a qualifying institution to stay In UK to work, or to look for work, for a fixed period of 2 years after completing their courses. If you’re
a student and you have a job, you’ll have to pay Income Tax and National Insurance if you earn over a certain amount. This still applies if you work abroad during your holidays, and if you’re a foreign student working in the UK
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