Immigration

If you are looking to move to the UK, set up a business here or extend your stay here then our immigration lawyers can help. Our experts offer quality, tailored advice to meet all your immigration needs.

Our experts have years of experience supporting businesses and individuals settle in the UK. We are passionate about helping our clients achieve their aims.

Our Immigration Services

Immigration law is a rapidly changing area, but our immigration lawyers keep up to date with current legislation and guidelines.

We have a strong working relationship with the Home Office, understanding their guidelines and protocols to ensure applications are successful.

We boast a wealth of experience in immigration, advising businesses and individuals.

Corporate immigration applications

If you are looking to setup an office or company in the UK then our immigration lawyers can guide you through the process. We support businesses with Home Office applications ensuring that all criteria are met.

If your business is looking from foreign talent then you need to register for a sponsorship license before the workers submit their applications. Our team advises throughout the process, ensuring that you understand the immigration rules to ensure you get the right people for your roles.

Further, if you are looking to start a business, or open an office or subsidiary of your business then our experts can support you. Our immigration lawyers provide tailored advice covering your investment visa, innovator visa or sole representative visa application depending on your business need.

If you are looking to work in the UK and meet the criteria for a Global Talent Visa, our team can support you. The UK is looking for promising graduates from the arts, sciences and digital technologies.

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Individual immigration applications

Our immigration lawyers help individuals to navigate complicated immigration rules and time frames for applications. We review our clients’ situation and suggest which application route is best suited. Our experts support your leave to remain, further leave to remain or even indefinite leave to remain applications depending on your specific situation.

Families are important in life and recognised by law. We are experts in applying for spouse visas, partner visas and family visas. Our immigration lawyers understand the importance of family and help you to apply for your spouse or family member to join you in the UK. By enlisting our support, you can be confident that everything is being done to reunite you and your family. The team keep you up to date with the application process and notify you as soon as a decision is made.

The UK has one of the strongest education systems in the world with students coming from afar to study here. If you or a family member needs support with a student visa application our immigration team can help.

If you are looking to regularise your residency or apply for British nationality, our team can support your naturalization. Our immigration lawyers provide a strategy for naturalisation from the onset, helping you with your future applications.

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Human Rights applications

Our immigration lawyers can help you with your asylum application. We have trained professionals who understand the sensitivities of asylum applications. If you fear persecution in your own country and then you can apply for asylum here.

We discuss your situation and why you feel there is a threat to your life or that you fear persecution in your country of origin. Once we establish the circumstances we can advise you on your application and our approach.

FAQs

To apply for a partner or spouse visa, your other half must be a British citizen, someone settled in the UK, someone with pre-settled status, have a Turkish businessperson or worker visa, or have refugee status in the UK.

You need to be over 18 years old and be in a marriage, civil partnership, living together for at least two years or be engaged with intention of marrying or entering a civil partnership within six months of being in the UK.

Further requirements of a spouse visa are that you have good knowledge of English and are capable of financially supporting yourself.

Contact our team for support.

If you wish for your family member to live with you in the UK for more than six months then you need a family visa. If it is less than six months then you need either a Standard Visitor visa or a Marriage Visitor visa.

General visa rules depend on the visa application. Get in touch with our team to discuss your situation in more detail.

Our immigration experts can help you apply for further leave to remain in the UK. We can review your situation and apply through the online platform on your behalf.

While waiting on an asylum decision you are usually not allowed to work and are told what you must do during your screening interview.

Get in touch our team for more information.

Anyone applying for a skilled worker visa in the UK must meet a certain number of specific criteria. Depending on the criteria met you are awarded points.

The skilled worker route requires a minimum of 70 points.

50 points are mandatory, applicants must have an offer of a job from a approved sponsor, job at the appropriate skill level and speak English at the required level.

A further 20 points must be made up from your salary, education level and whether the role is on the designated list of job shortages.

Ronald Sempebwa

Ronald Sempebwa is a highly experienced lawyer with over 18 years’ experience, his career has seen him work for both in the public sector representing public bodies, local and central government as well as the private sector.

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Our Fees

Our charges will be based on the time actually spent by the solicitors and other staff in respect of any work which they do on your behalf.

Our current hourly rates are set out below:

The work we carry out on your immigration case can take several hours, therefore we understand some clients prefer fixed fee costs.  We will provide you with a fixed fee of £ 250 + VAT at the initial consultation (if you prefer this option).

If you wish to proceed with hourly rate fees you can expect on average to pay the following dependant on the fee-earners hourly rate.

Visit our immigration fees page for more info.

How long does a visa application take?

We will normally be able to submit your application within 4 – 8 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Read the current processing times.

For an informal discussion regarding your case, or to book an appointment with our Immigration team, please call us now on 020 3051 5060.