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Immigration lawyers


Anyone that is not a British national must comply with all of the current immigration laws. If you are not a British national and are looking at immigrating into the UK, call us and we can recommend a specialist immigration lawyer to help you file your application with the Home Office.

How does UK immigration work?

The legislation you must be aware of when entering the UK to work, study, or live includes:

  • UK Borders Act 2007
  • The Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009
  • The Immigration (Form and Manner of Passenger Information) Directive 2008

You must have the right to enter the UK and be able to produce the correct documentation on request. If you find that you are accused of entering the UK illegally, hiring the best immigration lawyers you can afford is essential as they can represent you at your court hearing.

What do immigration lawyers do?

Immigration lawyers specialising in private immigration will handle all immigration issues that arise in relation to individuals. For example, an individual may need help with the following matters:

  • Applying for a tourist visa or any other type of visa
  • Applying for leave to enter the UK to look for work
  • Asylum appeals
  • Bringing family members who live outside the UK into the UK
  • Applications for naturalisation and indefinite leave to remain

Employing migrant workers

The UK now has a Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) that handles all immigration documentation for employers that use migrant workers on a regular basis.

If you do employ overseas workers it is vitally important that you do so in accordance with the current regulations. Any failure to do so could mean a fine of up to £10,000 for each illegal worker you employ. If you are found to be employing foreign workers you know are not in the UK legally, you could face an unlimited fine and a prison sentence.

Whether you employ overseas workers, or are entering the UK to study, the best immigration lawyers you can use are those that have a detailed understanding of the new agencies and laws. Always use the best immigration lawyers you can afford, as their skills will ensure your case is given a fair hearing.

Studying abroad

The rules about studying in the UK have also been recently tightened to combat the rise of false applications to UK colleges and universities. All international students must be sponsored, but the university that sponsors them must register with the UK Border Agency.

If you have been refused entry into the UK to study, immigration lawyers will be able to advise you about your particular case, and represent you at any hearing that takes place to decide whether you can stay in the UK.

Want to know more about moving to the UK for employment? See our FAQs on immigration and employment law.

Do you need an immigration lawyer to help you enter into the UK legally? Contact Law can put you in touch with a specialist solicitor to give your application the best chance of success. Please call us on 0800 433 4846 or complete the web-form above.

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