There are many reasons why thousands of people choose to move to the UK every year. For some, it may be for a relationship, work, study, or family. Whilst the reasons behind this move are usually pretty straightforward, navigating UK immigration law can be an extremely arduous, time-consuming and complicated venture.
Government statistics show that, in the year ending March 2019, 612,000 people moved to the UK (immigration) and 385,000 people left the UK (emigration). This is almost 1,000,000 people who were forced to deal with immigration law’s tight policies.
Protection-based immigration was offered to 17,304 people in the year ending March 2019. This is defined as immigration offered by the UK government form of humanitarian protection, grants of asylum, alternative forms of leave and resettlement.
This number was up 22% from the previous year and was the highest number of people granted protection in the UK in a single year since the year ending September 2003.
There were also 175,891 applications for British citizenship in the same year as well, a staggering number which was 24% more than in the previous year.
Therefore, to help cope with this such growing numbers of immigration, many people take up the legal assistance of immigration law solicitors in order to give them the best possible chance of a successful result.
What Situations Is Help Needed In?
Professional advice and help is available for people with all types of applications for entry clearance and leave, to remain in the UK.
Whatever your individual situation, immigration law solicitors are on hand to help you with your UK immigration matter. This includes applications for family members, students, visitors, high-net individuals, and individuals wishing to work in the UK.
Those who have not trained for decades in UK immigration law may feel lost when sifting through legal guidelines and technical jargon. Nationality law and Immigration are complex areas of law governed by many complex legislative provisions, rules, and regulations.
Maidstone Immigration Solicitors can assist you if you are:
- Applying to come to the UK and need to gain ‘entry clearance’
- Already in the UK and want to extend your stay, and be granted ‘indefinite leave remain’
- Already in the UK and want to switch visa category
- Trying to arrange your first visa
- An employer looking to help a new employee
- A student looking to study in the UK
- Making a Human Rights application outside of UK Immigration Rules
- Appealing against a refusal decision
- Trying to stop a removal or deportation
- Immigration Tier 1 Visa
- Immigration Tier 2 Visa
How Can Immigration Law Solicitors Help?
As every Immigration law case is unique and is often combined with other areas of law, immigration law solicitors can draw upon the expertise of an entire team of experienced professionals. Getting the right legal advice is key to achieving the best possible outcome.
It is also a highly politicised area, which means that it is subject to frequent changes, often with little or no notice. As a result of this, Immigration solicitors need to keep up to date with all recent developments, so that their clients receive the best legal representation and advice.
In addition to this, immigration law solicitors work to protect the Human Rights of children and vulnerable individuals. They can act for those who are detained under the Immigration Act, including bringing claims for unlawful attention, and applications for immigration bail.
RKB Law Solicitors have years of experience in working with a variety of cases associated with immigration. Get in contact today for further information regarding RKB law solicitors wide range of expert legal advice services.