Immigration Solicitors in Birmingham

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As a leading legal immigration law firm with an experienced team of immigration solicitors based in Birmingham, Cartwright King provides straightforward, actionable legal advice when you need it most. We work both with individuals and business owners to resolve immigration law matters swiftly and efficiently. As we can advise you remotely, you can be based anywhere in the UK or overseas and still seek our expert advice and tailored support.

With a proven track record of success, we tackle a variety of issues including Skilled Worker Visa applications, Student Visas, Indefinite Leave to Remain and Asylum in the UK. We can also help you appeal visa refusal and deportation. With our Legal 500 listed law firm by your side, you will have the expert legal support you need to secure life in the UK. 

If you have a immigration issue, our specialist immigration solicitors in Birmingham are here to help. Contact Cartwright King Birmingham today on 0121 270 1988 to arrange a free non-obligation discussion or fill out our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.

How Cartwright King Birmingham can help

Our immigration solicitors in Birmingham work quickly and efficiently to ensure that every step of your visa applications and appeals is completed correctly and within the designated deadline. We are here to guide you through the complexities of immigration law and prevent your immigration status from being affected by avoidable issues with your documentation. 

The Cartwright King team has a wide range of expertise and we regularly offer legal advice on all immigration issues including:

  • UK Visa Applications We handle all visa applications including Skilled Worker Visas (Tier 2), Student Visas (Tier 4), Government Authorised Exchange Visa (Tier 5), Spouse Visas and more
  • Business Immigration If you are a UK employer who wishes to make a Sponsor Licence application or facilitate an Intra Company Transfer, our team can assist you
  • EU Law & Brexit We help EU nationals with securing their settled and pre-settled status to work and live in the UK post Brexit
  • UK Immigration Detention If you are threatened with deportation or you are being held in a detention centre in the UK, contact our immigration lawyers for advice
  • UK Asylum & Human Rights If you are seeking asylum in the UK or you wish to appeal a deportation decision against you, we can help
  • Judicial Reviews Unfavourable decision made on your visa or asylum application? We can challenge an unlawful decision made by the UKVI when you have no direct right of appeal
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Our immigration solicitors can also help with…

  • Right to rent checks
  • Home Office compliance and illegal working prevention
  • Civil enforcement notices
  • Business premises site visits
  • COVID requirements for immigration workers 

Challenging Home Office Refusal Decisions

We understand that when your immigration application has been refused this can have a serious negative impact on your personal and professional life. If you believe that the refusal decision may have been unlawful, our immigration solicitors in Birmingham can investigate your case and advise you on whether you have good grounds to challenge the decision of the Home Office UKVI. 

As immigration experts, we are able to support you in launching an appeal against a refusal decision. We can also assist you in challenging the Home Office UKVI if a delay on their part has prevented you from obtaining a timely decision and the delay has resulted in prejudice against you.

Free Consultation with an Immigration Solicitor

Every client matters at Cartwright King, whether you are a UK-based employer or an individual seeking to come to the UK. We take the time to get to know you, your case and your needs so we can offer the most suitable solution for your immigration matter. 

To make sure you feel comfortable with choosing our immigration solicitors in Birmingham to take on your case, we offer a FREE initial no-obligation telephone conversation* during which we:  

  • Talk about you and your case 
  • Get to know the details of your situation  
  • Discuss what we could do to help you

This is a confidential discussion that is designed to give you an opportunity to experience how we work and decide whether Cartwright King is the right choice for you. If you don’t want to instruct us following our initial talk, you don’t have to; it’s a no-obligation conversation.

To book your free telephone consultation, speak to one of our immigration solicitors in Birmingham on 0121 270 198 or email us to get a telephone appointment at a time convenient for you. 

*Please note that this is a “get to know you” call and you will not be given any detailed legal advice during the initial conversation.

Our Immigration Fees

Once we have had the chance to learn more about the details of your case in our free, initial telephone consultation, we can offer the appropriate plan for the next steps to take.

Depending on the information provided and the action needed, the legal fees will vary. We have a fully transparent policy when it comes to prices, so feel free to learn more about the cost of our immigration law services.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer Legal Aid to fund your Immigration case. However, we do offer an affordable fixed fee service for private paying clients.

Why Choose Cartwright King’s Immigration Solicitors in Birmingham?

Helping both individuals and business clients successfully resolve immigration law matters, Cartwright King is a trusted Legal 500 law firm with an outstanding reputation and an excellent success rate. 

Our immigration solicitors in Birmingham have a wealth of experience and we are dedicated to offering you the best legal advice and representation you can get. We will support and guide you with expertise and regular communication whether you are based in the UK or abroad. 

Whether you are looking to start a new job, do a university degree or are looking for asylum in the UK, you can rely on Cartwright King for professional advice, affordable pricing and an understanding approach. This is why our immigration law experts are recommended by our clients.

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My visa is expiring. Can your immigration solicitors in Birmingham help me stay in the UK longer?

Every visa has a set expiry date but if you meet certain criteria, you can extend your stay in the UK and our immigration experts in Birmingham can help you do that. We can verify the validity of your current visa and we can fill in the application for you, ensuring it’s correct and submitted on time. 

Acting quickly is of the utmost importance because if you overstay your visa you are likely to face legal action. That may include deportation and a ban to re-enter the UK that lasts years.

What documents do I need to apply for a UK visa?

Depending on the visa you are applying for, you will be required to provide a list of documents that may include:

  • Photo ID (passport or valid travel document)
  • Passport photographs 
  • Marriage certificates
  • Proof of correspondence with your partner 
  • An official job offer letter from a UK employer
  • An official placement offer from a UK university
  • Bank statements demonstrating your ability to financially support yourself while you are in the UK
  • A written statement from your parents or legal guardians (if you are under 18)
  • Any other evidence that may support your eligibility

Our team of immigration solicitors in Birmingham can help you gather the necessary documentation for your specific visa application and verify everything is submitted in time.

I would like to enter the UK as a visitor. What are my options?

Based on your reason for travelling, we can advise you on applying for the correct visa type. As an international traveller visiting the UK, you may need:

  • Standard Visitor Visa (for leisure, medical care, unpaid business appointments)
  • Student Visitor Visa (short-term student’s visa valid for no longer than 6 months) 
  • Business Visitor Visa (for paid work-related travel)

Travelling to mainland Europe? If you are staying in Europe for no more than 90 days in a 180-day period, you can apply for a Schengen Visa.

I’m worried about meeting my visa application deadline. Can you help me?

Yes, our Birmingham-based immigration solicitors can assist you in making the deadline by offering practical advice on your application, including filling in the application forms, liaising with the Home Office on your behalf and monitoring the status of your application. 

Call us on 0121 270 1988 to discuss how we can help you get all your paperwork together in time.

My visa application has been delayed. What should I do?

If your application was incomplete or if you failed to submit some of the required documentation, your visa application may be delayed. However, as it takes on average 2-3 weeks for the Home Office to respond, it may take a while before you realise that there is a problem with your application.

If you are worried that this might be the case, our immigration experts can contact the Home Office for you and investigate the status of your visa application.

I’m currently outside of the UK. Can your immigration solicitors in Birmingham still work with me?

Yes, many of our immigration law clients are located abroad. At Cartwright King, we can advise you via phone and video call meetings to ensure that you benefit from excellent legal representation, no matter where you are based.

Can you help me seek asylum in the UK?

Yes, our asylum specialist can support you at any stage of the process, from launching a new asylum application to handling asylum appeals and deportation problems

Why should I hire an immigration solicitor?

Applying for a visa isn’t always a straightforward process. It can take time and there are many pitfalls that can be avoided if you have an immigration law expert by your side. At Cartwright King Birmingham we can advise you on all immigration matters, no matter how complex – from simple UK visa applications to asylum applications and deportation.

Our team also regularly helps UK employers who would like to hire professionals who are foreign nationals and need a visa to work and live in the UK.  

Do I need a visa to enter the UK?

Whether you can enter the UK without a visa depends on your country of origin. Most EU and Commonwealth nationals can visit the UK without a visa for up to 6 months whereas those coming from countries that are not on the visa exemption list need a Standard Visa to do so. 

That being said, anyone who wishes to stay in the UK for more than six months must have a visa (unless they are a UK resident or have settled or pre-settled status). 

Speak to our immigration law team to find out more about your visa requirements and eligibility. 

What do I need to apply for a Skilled Worker Visa in the UK?

To be eligible for a Skilled Worker Visa, you must be able to demonstrate all of the following:

  • An official job offer by a UK employer approved by the Home Office
  • A ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer detailing the position you’ve been offered 
  • Have a job offer for one of the eligible occupations 
  • Meet the minimum salary requirement for your specific job type

How can I get a British Passport?

To apply for a British passport, you must be a British citizen. You will also be required to provide proof of identity and other supporting documents, such as a birth or adoption certificate and/or evidence of one of your parents’ immigration status (if you were born in the UK before January 1983), or certificate/registration/naturalisation if you were born outside the UK.

What issues can your immigration solicitors in Birmingham help with?

Cartwright King Birmingham provides clients in the UK and abroad with immigration law advice on a number of matters, including: 

  • Business Immigration
  • Sponsor Licence Applications
  • Skilled Worker Visa  
  • Dependants Of Work Visa Holders
  • Student Visa
  • Family, Spouse and Partner Visas
  • Further Leave to remain application
  • Application to regularise leave in the UK
  • Private Life Applications
  • Long Residence Applications
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain 
  • British Citizenship Applications
  • Visitor Visa UK
  • EEA Nationals & Their Family Members
  • Super Priority Service (Decision Within 24 Hours)
  • Visa Chase Up Service UK
  • Various Other Immigration Applications

How much does it cost to hire your immigration solicitors in Birmingham?

The legal costs involved in each case are different but here at Cartwright King, we believe in offering clear and comprehensive pricing so feel free to check our immigration fees.

Where are your immigration solicitors based?

Cartwright King has teams of immigration solicitors based in our offices in Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Leicester and Nottingham but we work with clients in any location in the UK and abroad.

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