The Global Advantage:
Free initial assessment by phone or email
No call centres – speak directly to a specialist immigration lawyer
Fixed fees and unlimited support
Complete list of all documents needed
Professionally prepared applications
Experienced specialist immigration lawyers
NOT IN LONDON? NOT A PROBLEM!
We have clients across the UK and the rest of the world.
With phone, email and Skype, we can act for you wherever you are.
Not everyone needs to apply for a visa before coming to the UK on a visit. You can check whether you need a visa here.
To get your visa you will have to satisfy the Home Office that you are genuinely only planning to visit the UK for a limited time, for the reasons declared on your application form, and that you will leave the UK at the end of your visit. The Home Office will also need to be satisfied that you have enough money of your own, or available to you, to support yourself in the UK.
You can stay in the UK for a maximum of 180 days per visit.
Visitors cannot use the National Health Service (NHS), but you can come to the UK for private treatment. When you submit your application you must be able to show that you have made suitable arrangements for your treatment, that you can afford to pay for the treatment, and that you can support yourself in the UK without working while you are undergoing treatment.
You can apply for a ‘marriage visit’ if you want to come to the UK to get married, but do not intend to stay in the UK after that. The Home Office will expect to see realistic arrangements for the wedding when you submit your application.
If you are coming to the UK to get married you will need to apply for a visa before you travel, even if citizens of your country don’t usually need a visa to visit the UK.
Though in general visitors are not permitted to undertake work in the UK, whether paid or unpaid, highly qualified academics and experts, overseas lawyers, pilot examiners and professional artists, musicians, entertainers and sports persons can, in certain circumstances, carry out paid permitted engagements. The scope of such paid work is, however, severely limited.
All our lawyers have specialised in UK immigration law for at least 14 years now, so when it comes to making a successful application, we know what we are talking about. When you instruct us we will:
Ensure that you know what the rules are
Though the Immigration Rules set out the requirements that you have to show you meet, Home Office caseworkers are also issued with separate guidance documents, which tell them how to interpret the Rules, what documents are required and when they can exercise discretion in a case. We look at all these things when we advise you on what is needed.
Give you a complete list of documents
It is for an applicant to provide supporting documents to show how the requirements of the Immigration Rules are met. We provide a complete list of all the documents you will need, both those that are mandatory as well as those we recommend based on our experience of preparing several thousand successful applications.
Check your documents
The Entry Clearance Officer will usually make a decision on the basis of the papers that are submitted, without you ever being interviewed – this means that your paperwork needs to be perfect. We check your documents, and work with you for as long as it takes to get them perfect, so that any problems are dealt with and rectified before your application is submitted.
Prepare the application to a very high standard
We will complete all the paperwork, and draft detailed legal representations that set out your case, address any issues that may be problematic, and then go through the different requirements of the Immigration Rules and show how you meet each one.
Provide unlimited advice and support
We will work with you for as long as it takes to get your paperwork perfect. And because we charge a fixed fee, you can call or email us at any time that your have a question without any extra charge, no matter how many times that is.