Personal immigration allows individuals from outside of the UK to enter or remain here for employment, study or family reasons.  The UK is still a major force on the global state and, every year, immigrants arrive in large numbers to contribute towards the growth of its economy. We work closely with our clients to help them navigate the complexities of the UK immigration system so that they can join this fast-moving, dynamic success story.

Our Personal Immigration Visa Support and Services

Global Talent visa

The Global Talent visa is for non-EEA individuals who are ​the deemed the ‘best and brightest’ in their respective industries and wish to immigrate to the UK. It allows individuals who are either ‘recognised leaders’ or ‘emerging leaders’ in their field.

Visitor visa

With a UK Standard Visitor visa, you have the right to visit the UK as:

  • a visitor (for leisure)
  •  for business purposes
  • other reasons such as receiving private medical treatment

Skilled Worker visa

Formerly known as the Tier 2 General work visa, this is for skilled migrant workers who wish to work in the UK and have been sponsored by an employer who holds a valid Tier 2 sponsor licence.

Spouse/unmarried partner visa

This visa category is for the family members (husband, wife, civil partner/partner for more than two years) of a British national or settled person in the UK. This route allows immigrants to live and work in the UK.

Indefinite leave to remain

Indefinite leave to remain is the final road to settlement that allows immigrants to stay in the UK without any time limit. Immigrants with an ILR are free to take up employment or study in the UK.

British citizenship

British citizenship gives you the right to live, work, and travel in the UK without any restrictions, by granting the status of a British citizen or National.

Refusals / Appeal

Immigrants looking to move to the UK need to send their visa applications to the Home Office for approval before making a move. However, many of these applications are refused by the Home office. Our legal experts can help you can challenge a refusal.

FAQs

The immigration health surcharge is a statutory fee paid by the applicant as a part of their immigration application. This amount must be paid by anyone who makes a visa application from outside the UK or for immigration applications made within the country. The applicant must pay a sum of ​£​300 per year for a student visa or Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme). All other visa and immigration applicants will need to pay ​£400 per year​.

Immigrants in the UK (typically non-EEA residents) can apply for indefinite leave to remain in order to live in the UK for an indefinite period. Usually, you’ll need to have spent at least five years here before you apply for ILR. However, it depends on the visa type – you may be able to apply for ILR after three years spent in the UK.

Visa fees will vary according to the type of visa and will depending upon your reason for applying, such as work, student, settlement or naturalisation.

A knowledgeable immigration firm – such as A Y & J Solicitors – will provide a combination of expert legal and a professional and supportive approach. Whether applying for a UK visa or challenging an immigration decision, a solicitor can offer tailored immigration law solutions particularly designed to meet the requirements of individuals wishing to enter or remain in the UK for work, study or other family reasons.

A Y & J Solicitors is a multi-award winning, boutique UK immigration law firm with more than 10 years of experience. Recommended by Legal 500, we pride ourselves on thorough and incisive legal skills combined with a friendly ‘can do’ attitude.

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