Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

Personal Immigration

Personal Immigration

Relationship based nationals 

Our  immigration solicitors have a proven track record of obtaining fiancé, spouse and unmarried partner visas for applicants wishing to come to the UK from outside the EEA as the partner of a British citizen or person present and settled in the UK. 

We can advise you on the eligibility requirements for a partner visa application and once instructed will inform you of the documents required which would demonstrate you meet the relationship, financial, English language and suitability requirements. 

We understand from experience that relationship based applications are supported by a vast amount of documentary evidence which is why we will review your documents and prepare legal representations in support of your application. 

EEA Applications 

Our immigration team have a wealth of experience of helping family members of EEA nationals obtain family permits, residence cards and permanent residence cards. Post BREXIT, the rules stay in place until the UK officially leaves the EU which means those wishing to apply under these routes should continue to do so. 

We also assist EEA nationals who wish to obtain a document certifying permanent residence. EEA nationals who have resided in the UK and have been exercising their Treaty Rights for a continuous period of 5 years automatically acquire permanent residence. However, in November 2015, amendments to nationality laws now require those wishing to naturalise as British citizens to first obtain a certificate confirming permanent residency and after holding the same for 12 months, they can then apply to become a British citizen. 

International Students 

The UK is one of the top destinations to study in the world and is home to some of the best educational institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge. The Tier 4 Student visa category allows international students to study and experience life and culture in the UK. 

Our immigration lawyers can assist you in the preparation of your student visa application or if you wish to switch from your student visa to a working visa once you have graduated, our business immigration solicitors can help you get the right visa.  

Exceptional Talent 

This route is for those exceptionally talented individuals who have been endorsed in their field in science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology or the arts as a recognised leader or an emerging leader. 

There are only limited places available under this category so if you wish to consider your eligibility, please contact our expert lawyers who can guide you on the visa process.  

Ancestry Visas 

The UK Ancestry visa route is available to Commonwealth citizens who are over the age of 17, who can demonstrate they have a grandparent who was born in the UK and who have the intention to work in the UK.  

We can advise you of the eligibility requirements and help you prepare your application so you can obtain a visa which when granted will be valid for 5 years.  

Once you have held the visa for 5 years, you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after which you could naturalise as a British citizen.  

Settlement/Nationality 

Our immigration team have a wealth of experience in helping individuals apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or settlement by checking their eligibility and guiding them through the application process.  

If you wish to apply for ILR following leave as a Points Based Migrant or you wish to apply on the basis of long residency, our business immigration lawyers can review your documents and prepare legal representations in support of your application ensuring you obtain settlement.  

Those who have been free of immigration restrictions (i.e. held ILR or a Permanent Residence Card) for at least 12 months, are welcome to consult with our specialist team of immigration lawyers who can assess their eligibility to naturalise as a British citizen.  

Appeals & Administrative Review 

The UK’s ever changing immigration laws and complicated Home Office guidance can make the visa process daunting. We often consult with business and individual clients who have received a visa refusal from the Home Office, perhaps because they haven’t submitted the correct documentation or simply because the Home Office have failed to consider the application competently. 

On these occasions, our expert immigration lawyers are here to help. We can review the Home Office’s refusal letter with you and consider your options . We can consider your options of appealing the decision, applying for Administrative Review or challenging the decision by way of Judicial Review. We are here to provide you with expert advice on the next steps you should take to ensure you get your visa quickly.  

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+44 (0)20 7539 8000

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