Some of the facts:
Receiving your British citizenship is an exciting step; For most people, you must have Indefinite Leave to Remain before you can apply for citizenship; You must first hold settlement status for 12 months; At the time of application, you must be at least 18 years old, you are of good character, for example, have no criminal record in the past 10 years, no claims of deception against you by Home Office, you will continue to live in the UK, you have met the knowledge of English and Life in the UK, and lastly meet the residency requirement; You must also ensure that you do not exceed absence limits; A refusal of a British citizenship application does not attract right of appeal;
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Defining Good Character for British Citizenship Applications
In late November 2017, Prince Harry announced he was to marry his American girlfriend, Meghan Markle. Kensington Place also stated that Miss Markle would be working towards getting her British Citizenship. The dream of British citizenship feels much closer once you have achieved an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) status. Applying for British Citizenship is the…
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Naturalisation Application as a British citizen—Details Matter!
A client was ready for British Citizenship application Mr C has been in the UK for over 10 years, acquiring residency through various immigration visa categories. He first approached A Y & J Solicitors when he required assistance in making an entry clearance application as a Tier 5 migrant and we successfully assisted him in…
Tips to Choose a Right UK Immigration Lawyer
We are a specialised UK immigration law firm.
In this video, I will share with you some tips on how to choose a UK immigration lawyer.
There are five but very important points you may wish to consider while choosing a UK Immigration Lawyer.
Number 1 : UK immigration law is very specific, fast changing and complex. You would not trust your future to someone who does not understand well this complex UK immigration law. Therefore, first tip you may consider choosing a lawyer who specialises in the UK immigration law with wealth of experience dealing with UK immigration applications and/or appeals.
Number 2: you need a lawyer who is going to be truthful with you. This includes discussion about the success chances of your immigration case, total cost and tentative time frame.
Number 3: A lawyer’s reputation often precedes them – look for a lawyer who is known for honesty. Check out client reviews to see what others have said. When many people rate the same lawyer as honest after their transactions, chances are good that you’ve found an honest lawyer. Check out for independent review platform such as TrustPilot for real and verified reviews from actual clients.
Number 4: How about choosing a lawyer who loves immigration law? and cannot wait to get started on your case. A passionate lawyer who regularly sees success in immigration matters will tend to deliver great results.
Number 5: Always look for a lawyer who is Authorised and Regulated. In most cases, lawyers in the UK are regulated by the SRA – Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) or by the OISC. Professional certification or Awards are also good indications. It might be prominent on their webpage if they have this.
Finally, look for a lawyer who is always improving by staying up to date on the UK immigration rules and regulation, and is constantly upgrading their skills. This is particularly important in the UK immigration, where laws are changed frequently, and lawyers must know exactly what is required for each type of application or appeal.
If you look for these qualities in a lawyer, it is likely that you find someone who is going to take a good care of your Immigration matter, while respecting you as a valuable, important individual.
If you require legal assistance with your UK Immigration matter, please get in touch with us. Our contact details are at the bottom of this video. We’re happy to help. Thank you.
A Y & J Solicitors’ Review
They are one of the best immigration solicitors around. Perfect and professional, they help you out in every step of the process and guide you very professionally. We took our case to other solicitors but no one succeeded but A Y & J solved it in one go. Highly recommended.
Me and my wife would like to take this opportunity in thanking A Y & J Solicitors for the very efficient and professional way they handled our case. From the very beginning, they guided us in the correct direction. Finally, I received my settlement visa and I am much confident Diana will do everything to sort out my wife’s visa as my wife’s case is complex than my one. Things I like about A Y & J Solicitors are top end professional service, approachability, reliability, and honesty. I would definitely recommend to anyone who has complex immigration situation without any hesitation.
A Y & J Solicitors has provided excellent service on a time-sensitive case. The team has been flexible in meeting client needs and substantial case experience / relationships proved especially helpful to tricky cases.
Applying for British Citizenship
British Citizenship Application Guide Applying for British Citizenship or Nationality can be an ultimate immigration application for many migrants. Achieving British citizenship grants you full rights to live, work, and travel as a UK citizen. You can enter and leave the country without restrictions and enjoy the status that such esteemed citizenship offers. It is…