Immigration law satisfies both the professional and personal for me – it is complex and convoluted, presenting a broad spectrum of challenges, but also taps into a vast array of personal situations as people move between countries to work, invest, study, join their families or simply broaden their horizons.
Understand and appreciate the difficulties my clients face when dealing with our immigration system; whether they seek in country visas or out of country appeals, I will always give clear and concise advice to help to ally their concerns.
Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family and I love travelling.
It is important to seek immigration advice at least 4-6 months ahead of the expiration of your visa so that you can start to prepare for a new application.
Immigration cases often require you to provide a plethora of supporting documents, so always retain documents that you may need to refer to for any future application.
For future immigration purposes, I highly recommend that each individual keep a record of international travel dates.
Do I have a good chance of success?
I am very transparent when advising clients on their immigration matter. Firstly the client has to demonstrate that they meet the immigration rules and they can provide the necessary supporting documents required. Once I am able to review your documents, then I am able to determine if you have a good chance of success for your application or appeal.
When will I get a response from the Home Office?
The Home Office guidelines vary depending on where the application is submitted i.e. from outside the UK or from within the UK. Depending on the type of application it can usually take any time from as little as three weeks to as much as six months from the date of an application. However the client often may have an option of applying for a priority service whereby they can expect a decision to be made more quickly.
Why did my friend’s case succeed and my application has been refused?
Each case will be different based on the individual circumstances. Although there may seem to be similarities in a particular case, if there is undisclosed information pertinent to the successful outcome of the case, this can lead to a refusal. It is vital to ensure accurate records of travel, and the correct documents are key factors in determining a case.