There are a number of other types of applications we can help with including visitor, ancestry, long residence and applications involving human rights issues.

We also support extension and indefinite leave to remain applications at the appropriate time and have vast experience in appeals against visa and leave to remain refusals.

Visitors

Whether you are seeking to come to the UK as a business, family, private health or marriage/civil partner visitor we can help you negotiate your application and understand the parameters of what you are permitted to do while here.

Our team will guide you through the requirements (including whether or not you require a visa) and will prepare your application from start to finish to ensure a successful outcome.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

British National (Overseas) visa

If you’re from Hong Kong and are a British national (overseas), you and your family members can apply for a British National (Overseas) visa. This is also known as a BN(O) visa. It allows you to live, work and study in the UK.

Applicants for the new visa are now able to apply entirely digitally, using a smartphone app to scan their passport.

While BN(O)s should be self-sufficient in the UK, they would not need to have a job and would be able to look for one once in the UK. BN(O)s can bring immediate dependants, including non-BN(O)s. (Dependants are defined in the Immigration Rules as a spouse or partner or children aged under 18. If there are serious or compelling reasons, the definition may include grandchildren under 18.)

Adult children (born on or after 1 July 1997) of BN(O) citizens will be eligible to apply under the BN(O) Household Member route, as will their immediate family dependants.  The BN(O) Household Member, and any dependent partner or dependent child of the Household Member, must be applying at the same time as the BN(O) citizen and form part of the same household as the BN(O) citizen.

However dependent grandparents or other relatives will not be eligible if they are not BN(O) citizens in their own right.

In exceptional circumstances of high dependency, other adult dependants may also be eligible at the UK Government’s discretion, considered on a case by case basis.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Youth Mobility Scheme

The Youth Mobility Scheme is a great route for youth aged 18 – 30 wishing to live, study or work in the UK to spend two years in the country without the need to be sponsored. Applicants must have certain types of British nationality or are a national from one of the eligible countries which all have a cap on applicants. India is set to join the scheme too from 1 January 2022.

Applications from some countries are within the quotas, though the Home Office operates a lottery for applicants from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea, who have to register interest in the scheme by email to revive an invite if chosen at random.

We can advise on eligibility requirements as well as alternative routes too.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Ancestry

Commonwealth citizens with a UK-born grandparent may be eligible to apply for an ancestry visa if they are able and intend to work in the UK.

We have a wealth of experience in ancestry visa applications and can guide you through the process from start to finish.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Long residence

The long residence rule enables those who have lived in the UK continuously and lawfully for at least 10 years to apply for indefinite leave to remain.

Our service includes advising you on your ability to meet the requirements and preparing a robust application.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Human rights

A human rights claim can form the sole basis of just part of an application to enter or remain in the UK. The law around the protection of human rights is complex. UK Visas and Immigration takes the position that the Immigration Rules reflect the extent of the UK’s obligations under human rights law while the Courts have ruled that in some circumstances human rights should be considered beyond the scope of the provision in the Rules.

We will help you to identify whether you have a potential claim and assist you with an application based on your right to a family and/or private life in the UK.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Appeals, administrative review and judicial review

Appeals can be brought against adverse decisions on human rights claims. In cases where there is no right of appeal there is normally an alternative recourse referred to as ‘administrative review’. Where decisions do not attract a right of appeal or administrative review, you may potentially challenge the decision by way of judicial review provided that the challenge is on the grounds of illegality, irrationality or unfairness.

We have expertise in all of these types of challenges and will advise you on your prospects of success through to preparing and representing you in your appeal or application for review.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

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