Top Tier Advice on Immigration Applications

When making a UK immigration application of any kind it is imperative to get the application right the first time around. If you do not do so you may be subject to complications, uncertainty and a risk of being classed as an overstayer. This is why it is very important to seek the best immigration advice and our team of immigration solicitors will be able to give you just that.

Immigration solicitors London confirm that if an applicant makes a mistake on a UK immigration application the Home Office may classify this application as invalid. You might think that an error in an application can be easily fixed, but this is not the case. The process takes time, many people leave it until the last minute and if you get it wrong and run out of time then you risk further penalities and overstaying past your legal timeframe (under your visa). UK law clearly states with reference to the 1971 immigration act and numerous examples of case law that if an application is submitted before the expiry date of an applicants’ visa and has no problems or mistakes, then this person is not considered to be an overstayer.

If an immigration application is invalid then the applicant can suffer the consequences of failing to submit their application properly. This is why it is very important to be very diligent when handling your own immigration applications and we have taken some time to lay out some basic immigration advice for those of you who will be doing this.

Submitting the right application form

This is a basic requirement and you will be surprised how many people get it wrong. It is very important to submit the correct application form that is relevant to your specific visa route or immigration status.

Fill it out 100% correctly

Make sure you double-check, triple check and quadruple check your application form as it is very very easy to make a mistake. On UK immigration application forms there can be no room for error so take our word for it, take care when filling one out as it is very easy to forget to check a box or to spell something important correctly. Proofreading is key, so make sure you read your application form at least 3 to 4 times before you press the send button.

Pay the right fee

It goes without saying that if you do not pay the right fee your immigration form application could be rejected. In this case, your application will either be classed as invalid or you will be given 10 days to pay the right fee, if you do not pay the right fee within the 10-day deadline then the application will be treated as invalid by default.

Make sure you pay the Immigration Health Surcharge

Paying the immigration health surcharge is a piece of basic advice but if you have not done so this can result in complications and possible rejection. You will have to prove that you have paid by providing your immigration health surcharge reference number in your application.

Give yourself enough time

This process shouldn’t be a race at the last minute. We have taken care of immigration applications for clients and advised 1000’s of individuals on the process for over three decades and we strongly suggest that one must think ahead of the game when going through this process. If you do not get it right then this could jeopardise your future life in the UK. 

Hire an Immigration Solicitor

Sometimes it’s better to just let the professionals handle the nitty-gritty paperwork. Our firm not only has great relations with the Home Office, but we also have very high success with the applications that we personally deal with. Our team of immigration lawyers can provide you with the most up to date UK immigration advice and if you like, we can even do take care of the whole application for you.

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