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Immigration – Personal

The immigration team at Paris Smith LLP provides expert legal advice to individuals wishing to live, work or study in the UK. We advise on all personal immigration law issues, except in relation to asylum, deportation or detention cases.

The immigration service we offer to individuals is wide-ranging and diverse.

  • Do you wish to come to the UK to start a business?
  • Do you want your spouse and/or children to live with you in the UK?
  • Do you want to apply for permanent residence?
  • Do you want to visit family in the UK for a short time?

We provide excellent advice and representation to individuals on this complex and ever-changing area of law. Whether you are a European National or someone from outside the European Union who wants to come to the UK, we can help you.

Main areas of practice

  • Applications for permanent residence relating to European Nationals
  • The requirements necessary to obtain British nationality and the routes to British citizenship
  • Assistance with obtaining a visitor visa, for example, as a tourist or to visit family or friends
  • Advice on the visa requirements for your spouse and/or dependants to join you in the UK
  • Advice if you want to run a business in the UK under a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa and/or invest funds in a UK business
  • Applications for settlement/indefinite leave to remain in the UK
  • Advice on coming to the UK to work or study under the Points Based System:
    • Under Tier 2 (general) as a highly skilled worker
    • Under Tier 2 (ICT) because your employer is transferring you from an office outside the EU into the UK
    • Under Tier 4 as a student; or
    • Under Tier 5 as a temporary worker within the defined categories
  • ‘Discretionary’ and human rights based applications
  • Your rights when your application is refused – administrative review, re-application and/or appeals

Recent experiences

Our skilled team of immigration lawyers have successfully helped many private individuals. Recent examples include:

  • advising an individual on an appeal against a refusal for indefinite leave to remain. The appeal was based around the ‘genuine and subsisting relationship’ requirement. The appeal was successful and the individual now has the security he wanted to live indefinitely in the UK;
  • assistance with a Tier 2 (General application for a highly skilled migrant from outside the EU;
  • reviewing an individual’s settlement application form and
  • supporting documentation to provide a report highlighting necessary action points to ensure the best chance of success before submission;
  • advising an individual on her permanent residence application to ensure she submitted all relevant original documentation;
  • advising a couple on a spousal visa application to enable them to get married in this country and then to enable the wife to remain in the UK.

Contact us

Contact us to arrange an initial fixed fee meeting where we can offer advice and guidance on your situation and your options going forward.

Meet the Team

Jane Biddlecombe
Solicitor

T: 023 8048 2374
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Southampton
02380 482 482

Winchester
01962 679 777

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