Adam Khattak Solicitors immigration solicitors can provide assistance with the following matters of immigration law:
- Helping people obtain either temporary or permanent residency
- Assistance with extension of visas
- Helping people bring their family members to Britain
- Sponsoring overseas employees to work in Britain
- Provide assistance for people to appeal refused visas
- Judicial Reviews
- Human Rights applications
- EU Applications
We can assist you with a variety of issues and problems that you may have with Immigration. The following are some of the types of applications that you can expect Adam Khattak Solicitors to professionally help you achieve a successful outcome
Applications By Family Members
Any family members of settled persons (holding ILR &British Citizenship) are eligible to apply for entry clearance for a UK Visa, leave to remain to stay with a UK sponsor, on the basis of their relationship with that person
At Adam Khattak Solicitors, we specialise in all types of family visas. As one of the expert immigration solicitors in Cardiff, we provide sufficient legal assistance supplemented by years of experience.
Applications By EEA Nationals & Their Family Members
If you’re an EU citizen:
- You and your family are able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, in order to continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020.
- Successful applicants get either settled or pre-settled status.
If you are an EEA national or a family member of an EEA national, our expert team of immigration solicitors can guide you and help you with legal advice throughout the application process.
Private Life Applications
Private life applications include application on the basis of:
- 20 years long residence,
- Application on the basis of 7 years child residence,
- Application on the basis of being over the age 18
- Under the age of 25
- Living half of the life in the UK continuously
- Application on the basis of significant obstacles to integration in your country of origin.
Adam Khattak Solicitors we can provide legal assistance for the process in any of the above application.
A person who has lived in the UK continuously for 20 years in the UK whether lawfully or unlawfully can apply for permission to stay in the UK for 30 months under paragraph 276ADE of the Immigration Rules.
For the application to succeed under the 20 years long residence category, it is important that you substantiate your claim of 20 years long residence through documentary evidence proving continuous residence in the UK for at least 20 years. We can guide you through this process and how to prove your residence effectively.
Children who have lived in the UK for 7 years continuously can apply for leave to remain on the basis of private life. The childs parents or siblings can concurrently make an application and lead to a grant of same leave under family life.
Discretionary Leave To Remain (DLR) Applications
Discretionary Leave to Remain is granted outside the Immigration Rules and is based on human rights as well as compelling compassionate circumstances of the applicant. The Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) can exercise his discretion and grant someone discretionary leave to remain. Discretionary Leave to Remain (DLR) is currently granted by the Home Office UKVI under the 10 years route to settlement.
Asylum Claim Under The 1951 Refugee Convention
Asylum is protection given by a country to someone who is fleeing persecution in their own country. It is given under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. To be recognised as a refugee, you must have left your country and be unable to go back because you have a well-founded fear of persecution.
A person who fears persecution in his country of origin due to one of the reasons given in the Refugee Convention can apply for asylum in the UK and the successful applicant will be granted refugee status in the UK.
If you are a recognised refugee or have been given humanitarian protection in the UK, the family reunion programme allows you to be reunited with your family members.
Adam Khattak Solicitors can assist you with your initial asylum application and also, if relevant, with your family reunion applications
British Citizenship Applications
Becoming a British citizen is a significant life event. It allows you to apply for a British citizen passport, and gives you the opportunity to participate more fully in the life of your local community. You can either naturalise as a British Citizen or register yourself as a British Citizen to get recognised status.
As proficient immigration solicitors in Cardiff, we can provide legal help and assistance with applications to naturalision or registeration as a British Citizen:
UK Visitor Visa Applications
If you are coming to the UK for up to 6 months for a temporary purpose, e.g. a tourist, or to visit family or friends, carry out a business activity, you can apply for a visitor visa. In order to do so, you must satisfy evidence that you have strong family, financial and social ties to the country of origin and will return once the visit visa expires.
UK Student Visa Applications
The Tier 4 General Student visa category is for students to come to the UK for post – 16 education, and the Tier 4 (Child) student visa is for children aged 4 to 17 years to come to the UK for their education. We can offer expert advice and assistance with such applications
Under section 82 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 a person may appeal to the Tribunal where a decision has been made to either:
- refuse a protection claim
- refuse a human rights claim
- revoke protection status
Our immigration specialists can aid you in appealing and the process that is required.
Pre Action Protocol (PAP) & Judicial Review Against Home Office UKVI
If your immigration application has been refused and you have not been given a right to appeal against the decision, you can challenge the refusal of your immigration application by way of Judicial Review after you have fulfilled the Pre Action Protocol (PAP).
Before making your claim for Judicial Review (JR) against the Home Office, UKVI, you should send a letter to the Home Office to identify the issues in dispute and establish whether litigation can be avoided. We can guide you on what the letter should contain.
An immigration Judicial Review against the Home Office/UKVI should not normally be made until the proposed reply date given in the Pre Action Protocol (PAP) letter has passed, unless the case requires more immediate action to be taken.
The Home Office should respond to letter before action (pre-action protocol letter) within 14 days and sanctions may be imposed unless there are good reasons for not responding within that period.
An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review can be filed in the Upper Tribunal or Administrative Court (High Court).
You can also challenge the decision of the First Tier Tribunal by way of Judicial Review in Upper Tribunal where you have no appeal remedy against the decision of the First Tier Tribunal. Normally, the procedural decisions of the First Tier Tribunal are challenged by way of Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal.
An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review against a decision of the First Tier Tribunal must be filed in the Upper Tribunal within one month of the decision date. You are not required to submit Pre Action Protocol letter when challenging the decision of the First Tier Tribunal by way of Judicial Review.
Applications for permission to proceed with the claim for Judicial Review are considered by a single judge on the papers. This is to ensure that applications are dealt with speedily and without excessive expense.
The judge’s decision and the reasons for it will be served upon you, the defendant and any other person served with the claim form. If a judge grants permission and you seek to pursue the claim, you must lodge a further fee of £215.00 with the Upper Tribunal within 7 days. If you do not lodge the additional fee, your file will be closed by the Upper Tribunal.
If permission is refused, or is granted subject to conditions, you may request a re-evaluation of that decision at an oral hearing. In such cicumstances we will advise you of the procedure and costs in detail.
Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with an experienced immigration solicitor in Cardiff.