Immigration Law comprises the rules and requirements governing the rights of foreign nationals wishing to enter the United Kingdom for any purpose.
People may wish to come to the United Kingdom for a variety of reasons such as: to visit, work, study or claim asylum. In order to enter or remain in the United Kingdom, you will be required to apply under the category applicable to your circumstances.
There can be serious implications for those who enter and remain in the United Kingdom in breach of immigration laws. A person residing unlawfully can be detained, removed or even deported from the United Kingdom. This can lead to difficulties with any future applications to return. It is therefore important that you submit the correct application either before travelling or after your arrival in the United Kingdom.
Immigration laws and rules are wide ranging and complex. The Home Office often changes the requirements at very short notice. However, these difficulties can be overcome by obtaining legal representation. Your legal representative can advise on which application you should submit; prepare and submit an application on your behalf, ensuring all relevant documentation is included; advise and submit an appeal against a refusal; advise on the conditions attached to a grant of stay. In most cases, obtaining legal advice prior to submitting an application can prove both cost and time effective.