Immigration Solicitors

Immigration solicitors
Legally reviewed by: Nisha Leel

Cartwright King deals with personal and business immigration cases. UK immigration rules are constantly changing, which is why our immigration solicitors provide you with informed, uncomplex legal guidance to ensure your matter is resolved efficiently and effectively.

Our specialist immigration solicitors stay up to date with the latest UK immigration rules and have decades of experience dealing with the Home Office. You benefit from our legal know-how to help you navigate the UK’s complex immigration system.

For help with your UK immigration matter, get in touch with our specialist solicitors today.

Important UK Immigration Information for 2021

Due to Brexit, and the end of free transit between the European Union countries and the UK as of January 2021, all people who are not residents of the UK need to have a visa. The rule does not apply to citizens of Ireland.

If you are a business owner looking to hire EU and non-EU staff, you will need a Sponsorship Licence to issue Certificates of Sponsorships which will enable you to hire Skilled Workers.

Please keep in mind that during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the rules for entering the UK might be prone to change, as it is in everyone’s interest to keep both people in and out of the UK as safe as possible. Check the government guidelines for more up-to-date information.

Get in touch with one of our immigration lawyers for advice on how to proceed with these new immigration rules.

How Cartwright King Can Help You with UK Immigration Matters

Navigating the complexities of UK immigration law requires a specialist Cartwright King solicitor. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) can refuse immigration applications if the correct evidence is not provided, which is why having the right legal advice and assistance with the paperwork is key to a successful application without any immigration issues.

Our immigration solicitors can also help with…

  • Right to rent checks – landlords
  • Home Office compliance and illegal working prevention
  • Civil enforcement notices
  • Business premises site visits
  • EU Settlement Scheme applications

Benefit from a Free, Initial Telephone Consultation

It doesn’t matter why you are looking into UK visa applications -whether you are a business owner who wants to hire workers from outside of the UK or you want to resettle in the UK, you can benefit greatly from a telephone conversation with one of the experienced immigration lawyers here at Cartwright King.

A telephone call with one of our experienced immigration lawyers, which is completely non-obligatory, will provide us with an opportunity to understand your situation better and see what can be done to achieve your desired outcome. Please keep in mind that no detailed advice will be given – it is more of an initial assessment of your case.

Our Immigration Fees

We will conduct an initial enquiry about your case with you without charge to confirm that it is a matter we can help with. This will typically involve a short telephone conversation with you. Please feel free to call us or email us using the contact form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer Legal Aid to fund your Immigration case. However, we can offer a fixed fee service for private paying individuals.

Click below for more information on our Immigration fees.

Immigration Fees

Why Choose Cartwright King’s Immigration Solicitors?

We know that dealing with immigration matters is not the easiest – especially after new immigration rules were introduced earlier this year. This is exactly why you need an experienced law firm such as Cartwright King by your side, to ensure you are provided with reliable and up-to-date immigration advice.

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Frequently asked questions.

What UK visa do I need to apply for?

This is one of the questions that doesn’t have just one answer, as there are several things that determine what kind of visa you need to apply for. Those include:

  • your country of origin
  • your reason for coming to the UK
  • the time period you are planning on staying in the UK
  • your personal circumstances and skills.

For example, if you have secured a job in the UK, you will need a Skilled Worker visa.

To discuss your immigration options and what kind of visa will be the best for you to apply for, you should get in touch with one of Cartwright King Immigration Lawyers.

What Are the Types of Visas You Can Apply For?

There are dozens of different visas that you can apply for. Some of the most common ones include:

Family Visa – if you have a family member with permanent UK citizenship, and you are planning on staying with them for more than six months, you’ll need a family visa. If you are planning on staying less than six months, you might need a standard visitor visa.

Ancestry Visa – if one of your grandparents has British citizenship and you want to live or work in the UK, you’ll need to apply for this visa. After being approved, you can stay in the UK for five years.

Transit Visa – if you are travelling to another country and you need to, for example, have a layover in the UK that is longer than 24 hours, you are required to have this visa.

Tier 1 Visa – If you’re a non-UK national seeking to invest in the UK, securing a Tier 1 Investor Visa for UK entry is potentially your pathway to securing a major investment, and potentially settlement and British Citizenship in the UK.

Study Visa – depending on the duration of the course you wish to pursue while being in the UK, there are a few different subtypes of student visas you can apply for. For instance, if you want to complete a short course, no longer than six months, and you are over the age of 18, you can apply for a short-term study visa (in some instances, it can be extended to 11 months).

Skilled Worker Visa – If you’re a non-UK national with a job offer in the UK, the Skilled Worker program is now the main visa entry route for EU and non-EU workers. The new Visa has different qualifying criteria to the Tier 2 (General) visa and has a very strict criteria.

What Are the Requirements For Obtaining a Visa?

Unfortunately, not everyone who applies will be granted a visa. There are several things that affect a person’s eligibility. Here are some of them:

  • if you can prove that your entrance to the UK will not be harmful to the country or its residents, but it will be productive
  • if you can prove your qualification to obtain a visa
  • if you have a valid passport – for at least six months
  • if you can prove that you have financial resources to support yourself and those coming with you for the duration of your stay
  • Visa applicants should undergo a medical examination to acquire a clean bill of health
  • Visa applicants cannot be involved in any criminal activity at the time of the application
  • Visa applicants might be asked to attend a face-to-face interview before they receive a visa.

What are the fees to apply for a UK visa?

The fee you pay will depend on the type of UK visa you’re applying for. However, for some UK visa applications, there are some mandatory fees, including the £624 per year Immigration Health Surcharge.

For more information on UK immigration fees, get in touch with Cartwright King immigration solicitors.

I am a British employer. How do I hire non-UK workers?

As of 1 January 2021, all UK employers need a Sponsor Licence to hire EU and non-EU workers. A Sponsor Licence comes with a list of duties that you must comply with to avoid breaching UK immigration rules and compliance duties. Every non-UK national that you hire is subject to the Immigration Skills Charge fee.

To discuss hiring non-UK nationals, get in touch with an experienced Cartwright King Business Immigration Lawyer, now.

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