RKM Law has been dealing with the whole range of immigration-related matters fo years. We have earned substantial reputation by representing immigrants in the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. We have a proven track of challenging decisions of the Home Office having appeal right to First Tier Tribunal and those with no appeal rights by way of judicial review in the Upper Tribunal. Additionally, we have expertise in defending cases involving human rights, no matter how complex, including application outside the rules and discretionary leave to remain. Our research and development team constantly ensures that all updates and changes to the law are adhered to as well as communicating same to our subscribers.
Immigration Law of the United Kingdom is the most volatile piece of legislation that keeps changing at a rapid pace. Needless to say, the likeliness of falling foul of the immigration rules and/or law is very high and it is no secret that the Home Office is very strict, if not rigid, in the way they process the visa applications. It’s a daunting experience with great risk, if not done diligently and correctly.
How To Be Legal In The United Kingdom
Not all nationals are allowed to enter the United Kingdom without a valid visa or entry clearance by the Home Office. That said, no one can continue staying in the United Kingdom after the expiry of their visa or leave to remain unless validated by a new visa application. The Home Office is very strict in processing visa application and as such neither a deadline should be missed nor must documentary evidence be omitted. RKM Law has advised and represented non-British nationals in the UK to:
- Work under the appropriate working visa and with employers holding valid sponsor certificate;
- Operate a business via Entrepreneur/Investor route, now known, as Innovator Visa;
- Extend student visa, including appeals, to study,
- Visit the UK as tourist;
- Join family members as spouse or dependents;
- Obtain permanent residence and in particular under the 10 year rule and outside rules;
- Obtain discretionary leave to remain in the UK;
- Obtain British citizenship;
- Secure a valid visa under Asylum, Refugee and Humanitarian Protection.
Post Brexit – EU Settlement Scheme
Following Brexit, RKM Law has geared up to advising EU nationals on settlement in the UK and as well as supporting EU-UK business to trade with the new rules.
The rights and status of all EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK remained the same until 30 June 2021 which was the deadline for most of them to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
However, if you and your family could not apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the above deadline, you can still do so provided subject that you meet the Home Office criteria which are:
- You or your family were living in the UK by 31 December 2020;
- You meet one of the criteria for a later deadline to apply;
- You have reasonable grounds for not applying by 30 June 2021;
You can also apply if you already have pre-settled status and you’re applying for settled status.
If you have not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme, your rights in the UK are not protected, meaning, you cannot work or study, access benefits and services and rent a property.
Needless to say, that these information may change without notice and therefore you are advised to contact RKM Law for further advice as soon as possible.
RKM Law employs a result-oriented attitude and deals with all immigration matters meticulously and realistically. We value immigrants for their hard work in the United Kingdom and will always go an extra mile to successfully represent their interests. Our personalised attention to every single case and our attention to details coupled with our extensive experience have made us a renowned law firm. Our process is transparent and straightforward, as such, every case is assessed based on merits and you will be provided with a detailed evaluation along with the applicable fee. Click here to see our fees for immigration services.
Your allocated Solicitor willhelp you to organise the necessary documentation and will review your case at significant length so that we can pre-empt any potential problems. Our out of office helpline is always open to deal with urgent matters including arrests, detentions, removals and deportation.
Prevention is better than cure
Research data shows that most rejected application in immigration cases occur because of lack of information or preparation as the law changes rapidly. RKM Law provides ongoing support to all categories of visa applicants and advise all to run a pre-check on their immigration status at least 1 year before expiry of their visa. In this process, the allocated Solicitor will also help to prepare the necessary documentation and ensure everything is in order or will make recommendation.
This service is more popular with businesses who have sponsorship licence. We act as their retainer and constantly advise them on the development of Immigration law as well as applying for work permit.
Our Immigration Cases – Case Studies
RKM Law has dealt with almost every category of visa involving a series of complexities and has also been engaged successfully in making appeal against Home Office decision, submitting Judicial/Administrative Review. We set out below a few complexities of our past successful immigration cases:
- Visa refusal due to revocation of sponsorship licence of the sponsor (Education Provider).
- Visa refusal due to missing pages of evidence.
- Admissibility of fresh evidence during appeal hearing.
- Visa refusal due to missing information of the business details, business card and evidence of marketing.
- Visa refusal due to accountant’s error in preparing the business accounts.
- Visa refusal due to missing payroll evidence and disputed number of created employment.
- Bail application for wrongfully detained immigrants
- Appeal for bail
- Refusal of ILR without right of appeal
- Representing immigrant in Upper Tribunal to interpret the relevance, applicability and effectiveness of S3C Immigration Act 1971.
- Student’s visa expired by that time he got married to a British citizen. Application for leave to remain outside the rules was made and it was successfully granted.
- Challenge to the removal of a US citizen who lived in UK for more than 20 years with family, all being British Citizens.
- Applicants overstayed and had their application under private and family life refused without any right of appeal. 7 years rule applied to secure a right of appeal after pursuing judicial review proceedings in the Upper Tribunal.
- The applicant, his wife and three daughters came in UK as visitors and subsequently overstayed. Their application under private life was refused but their appeals were subsequently allowed on 7 years rule and it was not reasonable for the daughters to be removed to their home country.
- The applicant, his wife and daughter made an application under private life which got refused. The appeal to the First Tier Tribunal and subsequently to the Upper Tribunal both got refused. However, his leave to remain got extended pursuant to s3C of the Immigration Act 1971. Ultimately he made an application for indefinite leave to remain under the 10 years legal and continuous residence.