Kalsi Solicitors provides our clients with a range of services, all of which we are highly experienced and knowledgeable in. We can support you in any of the processes involved in the UK immigration process from applying for entry clearance, leave to remain, bail from a detention centre and much more.
Applying for Entry Clearance to the UK
Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) at British missions overseas use a procedure called entry clearance to ensure that a person qualifies for the Immigration rules for entry to the UK, before a person arrives. Here at Kalsi Solicitors, we have helped clients seeking entry to the UK and guided them through the process numerous times.
From preparing and submitting the online application to booking the relevant appointment at the visa centre in the country of application and acting as their legal representative, our team strives to make this process as easy and stress-free as possible.
We will be able to advise you on the different required documents which change from home country to home country. For example, TB certificates and certificates of good documents.
Applying for Leave to Remain from in the UK
This is the process when you are in the UK and looking to apply for an extension of your visa. Whether it be before it reaches its expiry date or if you are already in the UK and simply looking to switch into a permitted category. Regardless, you will be required to apply for leave to remain to the Home Office.
The Risk of Detention and Deportation
Here at Kalsi Solicitors, we are registered to provide the highest level of immigration advice and provide assistance in even the most complex of matters. We can provide excellent legal advice and support the stress and uncertainty that can come alongside the immigration process.
There are a number of scenarios in which you can face detention in an immigration removal centre. Namely, if you arrive into the UK illegally or didn’t leave the country when the visa expired or if your asylum claim has been turned down.
We can understand that the threat of detention and/or deportation from the UK can be hugely overwhelming and we pride ourselves on making this process as easier as possible. We are able to arrange client meetings at the relevant Immigration Removal centre and instruct an experienced Immigration Solicitor who will apply for bail to secure your release from a secure centre, submit appeals, applications that on your behalf.
Same Day Visa Processing
In certain visa application applications, there is the option of using the Home Office premium service centre applications, we are authorised to provide assistance to clients using this service. The service is simply that you attend an appointment at any Home Office Premium Service Centres and you will be processed that same day rather than posting your documents and waiting for weeks on end until your documents are returned. This service costs an additional £400 fee in addition to the standard fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge.
This service can be ideal for those who are already in the UK and simply need to extend their stay or settle permanently via a settlement application. There are limitations to this service: you must have completed your Life in the UK test, at least 48 hours previously and within 28 days of you completing your qualifying period.
Sponsor Licence Applications
In the event that you are an employer that is seeking to employ migrant workers from outside the EEA, a Sponsor Licence shall be required should you wish under Tier 2 or Tier 5 of the Points Based System. This does not only include paid work but any charitable work or volunteering. It does not ensure that the person in question will be allowed to come to or stay in the UK.
There are two eligibility requirements for a Sponsor licence: putting systems in place in order to monitor sponsored employees:
- Unspent criminal convictions for immigration offences or certain other crimes, such as fraud or money laundering
- Any history of failing to carry out your sponsorship duties
You are required to maintain a number of duties. Our staff will be happy to offer training and assistance to your HR team and staff regarding their Sponsor Licence needs. You can also invest further into a Maintenance package which is tailored to your individual requirements. With this option, you have the capacity to appoint us as representatives on your Sponsor Licence and allows our immigration lawyers in Leicester to assist and advise you.
Your Sponsor License is of uttermost importance, at Kalsi Solicitors, we can assist in maintaining your sponsor license, the implementation of updates, particularly in regards to the constantly changing rules and requirements that apply to Sponsor Licenses.
Our clients can often have difficulty with the basic knowledge and skill sets surrounding sponsor licenses and there is rarely a specified member of staff who can take responsibility for it. With a specified member of staff, it can be easier to keep track of key information like work location for migrant staff, proposed changes to business structure, status changes, visa expiry dates and changed terms of employment or work. We are happy to support you in this and build an environment with communication.
At Kalsi Solicitors, our team of Immigration solicitors in Leicester offer a wide range of services. Our law firm is multilingual and can assist you in Dari, Farsi, Arabic Kurdish Sorani, Pastho, English Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu. if you have any questions or queries or are in need of any support, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.