Zeenat Karim

Senior Supervising Immigration Case Worker


Place of birth: Blantyre, Malawi
Job Role: Senior Supervising Immigration Case Worker
Start Date with Kalsi Solicitors: Aug 07, 2020
Office based in: Leicester
Languages spoken: English, Urdu, Gujerati, Hindi, Katchi, Basic German and Basic Arabic
Favourite sports team (if any!): Chelsea
Favourite movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Best concert / live performance you have ever been to: Michael Jackson BAD
Last 3 holiday locations you have been to: Malaysia, New York, Jerusalem
Dream holiday location you have yet to have travelled to: Peru
A fun fact about you!: I love cupcakes
What made you want to practice law: I didn’t really want to practice law however I fell in love with immigration and this has become a huger part of my life


Academic Education: Bachelors Degree
University for Bachelors Degree: De Montfort University
Subject/Course for Bachelors Degree: Law, German and Psychology of Human Communication
Grade for Bachelor Degree: 2:1
Institution for Other: Birmingham University
Subject/Course for Other: Legal Practice Course
Grade for Other: Pass
Professional Qualifications: Law Society Immigration & Asylum – Supervisor Accreditation


Background: I started off working in private practice and then moved to a charitable oganisation where i spent most of my early career, preparing and presenting asylum and human rights appeals at the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.
I am accredited as a Supervisor and Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme, which means I have demonstrated the required level of competence and knowledge in immigration and asylum law.
Over the years I have dealt with a wide range of immigration cases, from EEA applications and appeals, nationality law and applications for entry clearance and in country, both within the immigration rules and based on human rights. I also have experience of advocacy, bail and detention work, having worked with firms running Detained Asylum Casework contracts.
Immigration work at this level involves a great deal of independent work and, requires initiative, self-motivation and a wide range of skills.
I also have several years of experience supervising and training teams of immigration caseworkers
Expertise: I have been working in this field since 1997 and have a wealth of experience to offer both in terms of asylum and detained work as well as immigration applications and detention and appeal cases. I am passionate about helping others with their immigration issues and have an excellent success rate.

  • Zeenat Karim

    Senior Supervising Immigration Case Worker


Spouse & Unmarried Partners

Under the spouse visa it allows non-EEA nationals to enter or remain in the UK where they are married to a British citizen or a person with a UK settled status. Bringing your loved ones to the UK is life-changing.


Children & 7 Year Child Concession

If you are an overstayer and you have a child who has lived in the UK for a continuous seven-year period and / or is British, you may be able to apply for Leave to remain on the basis of your family and private life in the UK.


EEA Nationals

With upcoming changes and the United Kingdom leaving Europe, European citizens and their family members, who are currently living in the UK, may wish to consider obtaining confirmation of your right of residence in the UK under European law.


Long Residency

If you have completed 10 years continuous and lawful residence in the UK, you may apply for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) under the long residency route. Settling (known as a indefinite leave to remain) means you can stay in the UK without any time restrictions.


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