PROFESSIONAL IMMIGRATION ADVICE & SERVICES OISC REGISTERED LEVEL 3
LEGAL PRACTITIONERS & CO
Immigration law firm based in Hammersmith, London, UK. We focus on helping individuals and business meet their immigration goals. Particular focus on Business Immigration, nationality, all European nationals applications, applications for family members of the European nationals. We are also experienced in all extension applications, settlement, family based applications, visa applications, business related applications including Point Based Systems as well as all non-business immigration applications, student stay, entry clearance and appeals applications, asylum related, illegality matters and detention/ removal matters.
Professional Consulting & Representation
We have the highest level of immigration accreditation, professional adviser Level 3 OISC/ level2 Law Society IAAS accredited.
We take care to choose the best immigration option for you as well as working out in advance if you qualify for the relevant route.
Once clients have indicated that they wish to sign up with us, we send them a client care letter. This provides details of our advice, the nature of your case and the fees we will charge.
This document is important, as it provides in writing all the terms of conditions.
Once the client care letter has been read and you indicate that you wish to proceed, we will ask for an initial payment, usually half of our fee. We then create a list of documents to gather for us based specifically upon the instructions we have taken from you.
You do your best to gather those documents and we are of course on hand to assist in the gathering of those documents.
We ensure that the application has the best prospect of success by properly completing the form, indexing and cataloguing all the supporting documents, as well as writing detailed representations on the case and including all the leading case law precedents.
Once the application is sent off, we track it to make sure it arrives in good time and then deal with any correspondence, acknowledgements and queries on your behalf and in conjunction with you until the application is granted.
Legal Practitioners & Co undertakes appeal work, and we are often instructed when an application by another immigration solicitor is refused.
We note that immigration matters often cause significant stress and anxiety, without having to deal with strict and uncertain UK Immigration Rules.
Our objective is to take away those worries from you.
OUR PRICES ARE FIXED WITH NO HIDDEN 'SURPRISES'. WE BELIEVE THAT THE PRICES WE QUOTE WILL BE A FAIR INDICATION OF THE LEVEL OF SERVICE THAT WE WILL PLACE INTO YOUR IMMIGRATION MATTER. AND YET YOU WILL NOT FIND THAT THE PRICES ARE VERY COMPETITIVE COMPARED TO THE SOLICITORS' PRICES FOR THE SAME APPLICATIONS ANYWHERE.
Legal advice and representation
Since 2000, We have been providing professional consulting services and representation to clients from different nationalities.
We can help you with the following applications:
New Start-up visa category is launched from 29 March 2019
New Innovator visa is launched from 29 March 2019
Tier 1 Entrepreneir and Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur are opened for extension applications only from 29 March and 6 July 2019 accordingly
This visa category is focused on more experienced businessmen who already have the funds (£50 000) to invest in their business and is replacing Tier 1 Entrepreneur route after 29 March 2019.
Home Office Fees
TIER 1 (Exceptional Talent)
TIER 1 (Exceptional Talent) This new category was introduced in summer 2011 and is designed for applicants who have been endorsed by the Designated Competent Body and are considered to be exceptionally talented in their area of expertise.
Tier 4 (Students) was launched on 31 March 2009 and has undergone some major changes.
This category includes two sub-categories:
General Student – for those who are coming to the United Kingdom for post-16 education.
Child Student – for children between 4 and 17 years old coming to the UK for their education to study at independent schools. Parents of Tier 4 child aged betwen 4 and 12, can apply to accompany them under different category, namely under paragraph 276BT1 of the Immigration Rules.
Educational provider means any educational establishment in the UK that is approved by the UKBA and has been given a licence to bring overseas students to the United Kingdom under Tier 4 of the PBS.
Tier 5 came into force on 27th November 2008. Tier 5 enables young nationals to experience life and culture in the UK and also permit workers to undertake short-term or temporary employment in the UK.
Overseas application to come to UK as a visitor, spouse, investor, student etc
APPEALS in Country & Overseas appeals in the UK, Reconsideration applications
In-country applications to vary your leave or to extended your current stay
In-country applications as an illegal entrant or overstayer to make a concessionary based application
EEA Regulation applications & EUSS Family Permits
Immigration DETENTION & BAIL representation – with onsite visits
Administrative removal matters
These are the fees that are fixed by the home office and will have to be paid directly to the Home Office. Please note that the fees are subject to change.
HOW TO MAKE A COMPLAINT
If you aren’t happy with your immigration adviser, you must not be afraid to speak up. Tell them what’s gone wrong, and ask them to put things right.
If you are still unhappy, you can make a formal complaint to either the Law Society or the OISC. Immigration advisers must have a complaint scheme should things go wrong.
You can complain to the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) about either of the following:
bad service you received from an adviser registered with OISC;
bad immigration advice you received from an unregulated person, who charged you fees. Such a person would not posses the required legal knowledge acquired by years of legal training and could not be insured as a professional, so you will not recover your money back, should things go wrong,
You can also ask someone to make a complaint on your behalf, for example a friend, solicitor or voluntary organisation.
CITIZENSHIP & EUROPEAN PROJECT
We are particularly keen on citizenship applications for naturalization and registration as British and assisting European citizens and their family in obtaining their necessary documentation to enable them to evidence their stay in the UK. We offer special discounted prices for these applications and for nationality applications.
Spring 2022 We work online & from the office
We follow the governement advices on Covid-19 and we work online, where possible.
Applicants for British citizenship & European citizens in the UK and their European or non-European family members (spouses, parents, children, other relatives): Fridays & Sundays 13.30pm - 15.30pm; Telephone: 07590283779.
Spoken languages: English, Bulgarian & Russian - telephone advice line regarding their status and possible immigration applications
HOW DO THE UK'S SCHEMES FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES WORK? BY REALITY CHECK
BBC NEWS 30 MAR 2022
The UK has been widely criticised for not letting enough Ukrainian refugees come into the country, in comparison with other European states.
On 14 March, the government extended its family visa scheme and launched the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme - known as "Homes for Ukraine" - to help more Ukrainians to come.
What are the schemes?
Family visa scheme
The family visa scheme is for Ukrainians who have an immediate or extended family member in the UK.
That family member must have British nationality, indefinite leave to remain in the UK, settled status or proof of permanent residence.
It was launched at the beginning of March, and was extended after criticism that it excluded some close family members.
Ukrainian refugees are advised to apply at a Visa Application Centre (VAC) in countries including Poland, Romania, Hungary and Moldova, where they need to provide biometric information, such as fingerprints.
Applications from refugees who have a Ukrainian passport can now be made entirely online. They will need to provide biometric information once they arrive in the UK.
As of 29 March, the UK had issued 22,800 visas under this scheme.
The "Homes for Ukraine" scheme lets people in the UK host Ukrainians refugees who are known to them, but who do not have family ties here.
It was launched on 14 March, and more than 100,000 people and organisations signed up within the first day.
Under the scheme, people are asked to offer Ukrainians a rent-free space in their home or a separate residence for at least six months. They will not be expected to provide food and living expenses but can choose to do so.
Those offering to host a refugee will be vetted by the government and Ukrainian applicants will undergo security checks.
Each household housing a refugee will be offered £350 a month, tax-free, for up to 12 months.
Local authorities will also receive £10,500 in extra funding per refugee for support services, with more for children of school age.
However, some families who have applied to be sponsors have complained that the system is overly complicated.
Government figures show that as of 29 March, 2,700 sponsorship visas had been issued from 28,300 applications.
Due to the high number of enquiries, we cannot give online advice. We can, however, contact you back or redirect you to other solicitors. Please, explain your situation as well as you can and leave your contact details and convenient time for you, below.
You can write to us in English, Bulgarian or Russian languages.