UK Immigration Law & Visa Refusals
Has your UK visa application been refused? If so, you’re likely already aware that UK immigration is a difficult and complicated process, one that needs expert insight from an experienced legal professional. In order to contest a visa application refusal, you will have to hire a barrister who will work to make sure your visa refusal is overturned. Of course, you’re probably thinking, how can I find the funds to pay my barrister’s legal fees? Don’t worry because you’re not alone; each year thousands of individuals like yourself ask the very same question. Through our dedicated paralegals and direct access to barristers program, we aim to answer this question with authority.
With our direct access to barristers program, we work to get you in touch with a talented barrister who can begin contesting your visa refusal immediately. Start challenging your visa refusal with confidence today by contacting PX Barristers on 0800 888 6760.
How can PX Barristers help your immigration case?
Immigration law is a unique area where a solicitor is legally required, but through our team of dedicated paralegals, we can help you navigate around the pitfalls of hiring a solicitor yourself. We work under the supervision of a solicitor while still minimising your cost exposure to their fees, because we believe everyone should be entitled to the legal representation they require.
We also offer direct access to experienced barristers, who our paralegals will work with to prepare the correct documentation. The barrister will then use this documentation to construct a watertight case to begin contesting your visa refusal. They’ll approach your case with special consideration for your personal situation, ensuring you are represented accurately to the immigration officers in the Home Office. You can rest assured knowing PX Barristers will fight your visa refusal every step of the way.
We can also reduce your legal fees by offering access to a comprehensive range of convenient legal loans in the form of legal cost finance. These legal loans come equipped with payment plans that allow your repay your legal fees in manageable instalments. Some of these payment plans even have a cost-neutral repayment solution, which means you may be able to repay the loan effectively interest free for the first 12 months. For more information on these payment plans, click here.
Compassionate immigration experts
It is a source of pride for PX Barristers that we always work tirelessly to get our clients the best possible legal representation. Each member of our diverse paralegal team has a proven track record in UK immigration, as do our carefully vetted barristers. Our compassionate paralegals will stand by you throughout the whole process. Get in touch with a member of our team now on 0800 888 6760.
Visa refusal or appeals and litigations
In the event your UK visa application is refused, it is important not to panic. Most refusals can be appealed within 28 days and it is during this time that you and your barrister must begin to make an appeal. Your barrister should provide any additional information that was missing from your initial application. If your visa has been refused, you need to contact a legal expert specialising in UK immigration law as soon as possible.
Our devoted team of legal experts can offer you the support and advice you need to begin contesting your visa refusal. With visa appeals and refusals, it is essential to have the correct documentation to avoid immigration issues further down the line. At PX Barristers, we can give you direct access to specialist barristers as well as our team of paralegals, who are more than happy to help with the visa administration process. To learn more about the steps needed to ensure visa approval, contact one of our immigration specialists today on 0800 888 6760.
UK visa applications
Each and every visa application is reviewed by a Home Office Immigration officer, who applies and abides by a strict set of rules. As such, it is essential to make sure you have the correct documentation, because even the smallest misstep can result in a rejection of your application.
If you need help getting a UK visa, you can rely on our paralegals’ impeccable standards of immigration documentation. With years of experience in dealing with immigration applications, our paralegals can help you with the necessary information and support in starting your immigration visa application.
Your first step towards UK immigration is your visa application, of which there are a number of different types. These include:
- Spouse visa
- Fiancé visa
- Work visa
- Entrepreneur visa
- Investor visa
- Student visa
- Standard Visitor/Tourist visa
- Ancestral visa
If you need help with any other type of UK visa, our paralegals are happy to provide concise and impartial advice. Contact us now on 0800 888 6760.
Human rights claims
The 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees states:
“A refugee, according to the Convention, is someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.”
If your status falls under this definition of the 1951 Convention, then you can make a human rights claim and apply for asylum within the UK. This can be a complicated procedure with its own unique range of difficulties. These include being interviewed by someone from the Home Office, who will scrutinise each and every detail of your asylum claim to ensure legitimacy. It is highly important not to be intimidated by the process, as mistakes in the information you give them could delay, or even jeopardise, your British Citizen Application. Therefore, it is vital to secure legal support from experienced legal advisors with a track record of successful outcomes in assisting individuals like you with immigration matters.
Getting the most effective processing of British citizenship registrations and naturalisation application requires talented legal finesse. Contact our team today and get direct access to our immigration barristers and paralegals.
Our team of legal experts have a proven track record in immigration law, and are always available to advise you on the most appropriate approach based on your individual circumstances. If you need information and advice on visa applications, appeals, British citizenship, asylum and human rights claims, call our legal team today.
PX Barristers’ paralegals can take care of document management, filing, and other litigation support functions that your barrister will rely on you to do yourself.
If the legal fees involved concern you, then you’ll be pleased to learn we may be able to cover 100% of your legal costs immediately. You won’t need to make any payments upfront until your case is settled, giving you the peace of mind to focus on getting the best result possible. To find out more about our convenient payment plans and our direct access to barristers, contact us on 0800 888 6760.
Every visa category has different sets of requirements and specific documentation. If you’re unsure of what category you fall under, then our experienced and friendly consultants will give you all the necessary information and support on starting your immigration visa application. With years of tackling similar cases under our belt, you can be sure you have only the top paralegals and barristers fighting for your corner.
If you are a British citizen or have obtained indefinite leave to remain (ILR, permanent residence) your partner or family member can apply for a UK visa. In the case that the individual lives outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and wants to live in the UK for six months or more, they will need to apply for a ‘Family of a Settled Person’ visa. The applicant for a Family of a Settled Person visa must be able to meet the following requirements, regarding their relationship to you, finances and English language proficiency:
- The couple must be 18 years old or over
- The validity of the marriage is recognised under UK Law
- The marriage is genuine and subsisting
- The couple must meet the minimum level of income of £18,600 per annum (subject to increase if there are children involved)
- The applying partner must demonstrate a basic command of English, equivalent to a Level A1 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), or have an academic qualification that was taught in English
Fiancé/Proposed civil partner visa
If a couple has the intention of getting married in the next six months and they live in the UK, they can be granted a UK Fiancé visa. When the marriage ceremony is over, the applicant can then apply for a spouse visa within the UK before the expiry of their current visa. The Fiancé visa also requires the applicant to demonstrate that they are currently in a genuine relationship, are financially stable and are proficient in English.
What is often a complicated process doesn’t have to be when you choose PX Barristers. Our service will give you direct access to talented immigration barristers who know the ins and outs of UK visa applications. We’ll also put you in touch with our paralegals, who will give you the legal support you need to organise your visa paperwork and documentation management.
A UK based company can bring in a foreign qualified worker by applying for a Tier 2 (General) visa. A Tier 2 (General) visa is a type of visa category specifically designed for skilled workers, who can then be employed in the UK by the companies who were issued, or want to apply for, a certificate of sponsorship (COS).
Tier 2 general
Before a UK based company can hire a foreign national, they will need to secure a Tier 2 sponsorship licence. After this licence has been granted, the visa applicant will need to demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:
- They have a written offer from a UK based company
- They have a certificate of sponsorship
- An appropriate salary for the job title is offered
- They have a reasonable amount of savings in their bank account
- A proficiency in the English language.
Tier 2 intra-company
International companies looking to transfer their employees from overseas to the UK need to apply for a Tier 2 (intra-company transfer) visa. If your international business is applying for this visa, you will need to prove that the position cannot be filled by a local resident in the UK workforce. There are three types of intra-company transfer visas:
- Long term staff – available for applicants that have worked for more than 12 months in the company
- Short term staff – for applicants who have a certificate of sponsorship signed on or before the 5th day of the month. Certificates signed after the 5th day will be held until the next month’s allocation date.
- Graduate trainee – designed for applicants in specialist trainee roles who have worked with their international employer for at least 3 months overseas
Getting a Tier 2 visa in the UK can a lengthy and complicated process that may incur serious financial strains. If these legal fees are worrying you, then you should consider one of our convenient payment plans. Our legal consultants are always available to help advise you on the best payment plan to help cut your legal fees and streamline your visa process.
Our service offers direct access to immigration barristers who can help you secure your company transfer visa. It also includes our experienced paralegals who have the necessary skills to prepare all the essential documentation. For more information on what we can offer you, call us on 0800 888 6760.
Securing a Tier 1 (Investor) visa requirers keeping up to date on the current immigration legislation in the UK. You must meet criteria which includes:
- You have at least £2,000,000 in investor funds
- You’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
- Opened a UK bank account for the purpose of investment in the UK
- Provide evidence that the money belongs to either your husband, wife, unmarried or same sex partner
- Your money is held in one or more regulated financial institutions in the UK or overseas
A Tier 1 (Investor) visa gives you permission to stay in the UK for the maximum of 3 years and 4 months. During this time, you may wish to start accelerating your route to UK settlement, as well as for your dependents. If you invest the minimum of £2,000,000, you will be able to apply for settlement after a continuous residence of 5 years in the UK. If you want to speed up your application process, then the investment of £5,000,000 will make you eligible for settlement after 3 years. This settlement eligibility period further shortens to 2 years if you invest £10,000,000.
You are allowed to be absent from the UK for up to 180 days in each 12-month qualifying period, without compromising your settlement application. After you have obtained settlement, you can apply for a British passport.
In many circumstances, processing applications can be costly, making it important to seek the advice of professional settlement experts. Our team of experts are exactly that and they’ll always commit to your application process with careful consideration for your personal situation. Give them a call on 0800 888 6760 for more information on how they can help your investor visa application.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa 200,000 investment funds
If you are an entrepreneur wanting to establish or take over a business in the UK, you will need to apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa. Additionally, you’ll need to provide a sound business plan to ensure your visa application is legitimate. The main requirements for the visa are:
- Have £200,000 to invest in a business
- Be at least 16 years old
- Be able to financially support yourself and your family during your stay in the UK
- Pass an approved English language test with a minimum level B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) or have an academic qualification that was taught in English and is fully recognised by UK NARIC
An applicant who has £200,000 in investment funds must prove that the money is:
- Their own
- Made accessible to the applicant through their spouse, investor or business partner
- In a joint bank account with their spouse or partner who is not applying for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa
A Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa allows you and your family to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) once they’ve been settled in the UK for 5 years. Certain conditions related to business profits and operations, however, can allow the entrepreneur to ‘fast track’ their settlement application and qualify for ILR after 3 years. If your intention is to create or take over a business in the UK, it is essential that you contact an experienced legal advisor, one you can help you cut costs and save valuable processing time. Our service gives clients like you direct access to barristers as well as inclusive paralegal support. Get your business up and running today by calling our experts on 0800 888 6760.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa 50,000 investment funds
If you have £50,000 in investment funds from a UK government department, a venture capital firm, or a UK entrepreneurial seed funding competition, secured for a business proposal, you can also apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa to establish your own company. You will need to seek legal advice and financial support before moving forward with your application to start a business. We can provide both, through our talented paralegals and convenient payment plans. Get in touch with one of our legal representatives today.
Tier 4 (General) visa
You might be student looking to study in the UK, in which case you’ll need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa from your home country. In order to study in the UK, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Aged 16 or over
- Have an offer for a place on a course
- Have an acceptable level of English language proficiency
- Have enough money to support yourself and pay for the course
- Are from a country that’s not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
Tier 4 (Child) student visa
If your child is between the ages of 4-17 and you want them to study at an independent school in the UK, you will need to apply for a Tier 4 (Child) student visa. The visa applicant must be able to demonstrate that they have:
- An unconditional offer from an institution that is licensed to sponsor your child
- Financial support for the course and their living costs
There is also the option for parents to join their child in the UK by applying for a Parent of a Tier 4 (Child) visa, which allows them access to the country for 6-12 months. For more information on getting this visa, contact our immigration specialists on 0800 888 6760.
Standard Visitor visa
If you wish to visit the UK and you currently live outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you can apply for a Standard Visitor visa. Individuals like you may wish to apply for this if they are:
- Travelling to the UK for leisure, maybe for a holiday or to see family and friends
- Visiting for business, to take part in a conference, conduct academic research, attend meetings or training courses
- Taking part in sports or creative events
- Receiving private medical treatment
The Standard Visitor visa has replaced several separate visa applications, such as the Family Visitor visa, Business Visitor visa, and the Private Medial Treatment visa. If you’re not sure exactly what visa you are applying for, then contact our experts today on 0800 888 6760 and they’ll guide you through the process.
Nationals of countries currently in the European Union (EU) have the right to work, study, establish a business and live in the UK without any immigration restrictions. If these nationals have non-EU family members looking to join them in the UK, then they will need to apply for an EEA Family Permit. The EEA Family Permit allows the applicant to stay in the UK for up to 6 months at a time.
Individuals staying in the UK under an EEA Family Permit can apply for an EU Residence Card, which allows them to stay in the UK for up to 5 years.
If you have been living in the UK for more than 5 years, you can apply for Permanent Residence status if you wish to continue living and working in the UK. After obtaining Permanent Residence, you can then start your application for British citizenship.
Throughout this process, you may require expert legal advice on your EEA application, something PX Barristers can provide. We offer direct access to experienced barristers and inclusive paralegal support, which can assist you with administration and documentation management.
UK ancestry visa
Commonwealth citizens with ancestral ties to the UK are allowed to immigrate to the country with a UK Ancestry visa. As long as you can demonstrate your ability to work and intent to seek employment, you can apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) within the granted 5-year period. To be eligible for the UK Ancestry visa, you must demonstrate that you:
- Are over the age of 17
- Are currently a Commonwealth citizen
- Have a grandparent born in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, or a grandparent born before March 1922 in what is now the Republic of Ireland
- Can demonstrate proof of adoption
- Are born within or outside marriage in the UK
If you meet any of these requirements, your next step is to contact a legal advisor with a proven track record of successful outcomes in immigration law. PX Barristers’ tried and tested team of paralegals can help you through expert documentation and administration. Start your immigration application today by contacting us on 0800 888 6760.
You may have already appointed a barrister to your case. In which case, we can still offer you a range of affordable payment plans designed to give you access to a comprehensive legal loan. With this legal loan, you can get the representation you require and a real head start in your immigration application. Find out more about how our payment plans can help you here.