PRACTICE AREA

Please note that we cover further fields within the Immigration department such as (but not limited to):

  • Entry clearance
  • Point based visas
  • EEA applications
  • Settled and Pre- settled applications
  • Human Rights applications
  • Private life
  • Exceptional circumstances
  • Leave to remain
  • Ancestry visas
  • Stateless applications
  • Business Visa
  • Visit visas
  • Naturalisation
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain
  • Reconsideration
  • Switching categories applications
  • Bail
  • Deportation
  • Judicial Review
  • Appeals
  • Administrative Review

Domestic Abuse/ Death

– Do not suffer in silence. Have you suffered domestic abuse and or death of a spouse? Give us a Call; you may be able to settle in the UK.

British Citizenship

There are different ways to apply for British citizenship based on your circumstances.

You can apply for British citizenship if you:

If you were born in the UK to British or settled parent(s);

If you were born in the UK and resided here for the first 10 years of your life;

If you were born outside the UK but your parent(s) became British or settled and you are under the age of 18;

You are settled in the UK and have resided here for at least 5 years;

You are settled in the UK, married to a British citizen, and have resided here for at least 3 years;

You may be eligible to apply for citizenship if:

you have another type of British nationality

you’re stateless

you previously gave up (renounced) your citizenship

you or one of your parents arrived in the UK before 1973 and you’ve lived in the UK and not been away from it for more than 2 years (Windrush Scheme)

If your parent arrived in the UK before 1973, and you were either been born in the UK or arrived in the UK before you were 18 (Windrush Scheme)

UK ANCESTRY

https://www.gov.uk/ancestry-visa

You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you:

are a Common wealth citizen

are applying from outside the UK

are 17 or over

are able to prove that one of your grandparents or was born in the UK

are able and planning to work in the UK

are able to maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependents adequately without recourse to public funds

settlement after 5 years of residence in the UK in this capacity

REPRESENTATIVE OF AN OVERSEAS BUSINESS VISA

https://www.gov.uk/representative-overseas-business

You can apply to come to the UK as a representative of an overseas business if you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and you are either:

the sole representative of an overseas company planning to set up a UK branch or a wholly owned subsidiary for an overseas parent company

an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation posted on a long-term assignment to the UK

you meet the English language requirement (CEFR level A1 in speaking and listening or above)

you can come to the UK for an initial period of 3 years, you may be able to extend your visa for another 2 years, and you may apply for settlement after you have been in the UK for 5 years in this capacity

START-UP VISA

https://www.gov.uk/start-up-visa

You can apply for a Start-up visa if:

you want to set up a business in the UK

you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)and Switzerland

your business or business idea have been assessed by an approved body before you apply

you are at least 18 years old

you meet the English language requirement (CEFR level B2 in speaking and listening or above)

you are be able to prove that you have enough personal savings to support yourself while you’re in the UK

You can stay in the UK for 2 years on a Start-up visa

You cannot apply to extend this visa.

INNOVATOR VISA

https://www.gov.uk/innovator-visa

You can apply for an Innovator visa if:

you want to set up or run a business in the UK – you need to have your business or business idea endorsed by an approved body

you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)and Switzerland

you meet the other eligibility requirements

you must have at least £50,000 in investment funds if you want to set up a new business. You do not need funds if your business is already established and has been endorsed for an earlier visa

meet the English language requirement (CEFR level B2 in reading, writing, speaking and listening or above)

you are at least 18 years old

you are able to prove that you have enough personal savings to support yourself while you’re in the UK

You can stay for 3 years if you come to the UK on an Innovator visa or if you switch to this visa from another visa

You can apply to extend for another 3 years when your visa is due to expire. There’s no limit on the number of times you can extend

You may be able to apply for settlement once you’ve been in the UK for 5 years

GOLDEN VISA

Golden Visas facilitates the acquisition of residency, immigration and citizenship through investment

For more information about Pollard solicitors or to arrange your free initial consultation please get in touch with our professional team to discuss your enquiries today. We can even arrange consultations via Skype/watsapp for your convenience. Our forward thinking lawyers have one goal; to strive towards a more equal world.

Point Based System

The Points Based System is a relatively new and constantly changing area of law, and is notorious for its complexity. Many have fallen victim to Home Office’s absurd Points Based System policies, or their draconian and incompetent administrative errors in the past. As Lord Justice Jackson in Pokhriyal [2013] EWCA Civ 1568 very aptly states, “The rules governing the PBS are set out in the Immigration Rules and the appendices to those rules. These provisions have now achieved a degree of complexity which even the Byzantine Emperors would have envied.”

Our aim is to use our firm understanding of the laws and this system to provide all clients with the best possible legal advice. The Points-Based System is comprised of five ‘Tiers’ which are as follows:

TIER 1

Investor, Entrepreneur, Graduate Entrepreneur, Exceptional Talent, General (now closed to new applicants) and Post-Study Work (now closed to new applicants)

TIER 2

Primarily for ‘skilled workers’ outside the EU who have been further split into four categories, Tier 2 (General), Intra-company transfers which could apply to you if you are employed by a multi-national company outside the UK which has a UK branch, Sportspersons or Ministers of Religion.

TIER 3

Originally designed for low-skilled workers when filling temporary labour shortages. This tier has never been operational.

TIER 4

For adult and child students wishing to pursue an education in UK in licensed institutions.

TIER 5

Consists of Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) and Tier 5 (Temporary Workers)

We specialize in providing advice and legal services for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4, however we are able to provide personalized, bespoke advice for all of the above Tiers. Our incredibly passionate and professional team deal with applications and appeals relating to all of the above.

Family Law

Here at Pollard solicitors we provide assistance with all aspects of family visa applications. As Home Office Immigration Rules are constantly changing with regards to family visa applications it is important to seek professional advice. This will help to ensure that you are not breaking any Immigration Rules. The complexity of these cases can be incredibly confusing and hard to understand; you can always count on us to be direct and provide honest, clear and concise advice. We specialize in the following areas of family immigration law:

Visitor visas

Fiancé/fiancée applications

Spousal applications

Sole responsibility applications for children abroad wishing to join their parents/relatives in the UK

We offer professional representation at appeal hearings for all of the above, if required. At Pollard solicitors our passionate and committed staff understand how complex these types of cases can become and how taxing this can be on both you and your family; we will be there for you every step of the way. For more information in regards to our family visa applications services please get in contact with our helpful team.

EU LAW

we provide assistance for all aspects of European Law and Nationality Law including; Residence Card Applications, Family Permit Applications, Derivative Residence Card Applications and Applications for Croatian Nationals. The legal rules and laws are frequently changing therefore our lawyers always maintain up-to-date knowledge of the developments in the laws of the European Union.

Whether you are a national of a country within the EEA seeking to work, live or study in the UK or a non-EEA family member seeking to reside in the UK with your immediate or extended family we are here to help you by providing advice and legal representation. We can provide you with all areas of advice on all aspects of EU law.

Many cases are exceptionally complex and require an in-depth understanding of immigration law which is why you should seek legal advice. Our highly experienced and professional team offer appeal representation for all aspects of EU refusals and provide advice in regards to Nationality Law.

Bail Applications, Prison Visits, Deportation and Removals

As specialist deportation lawyers in all aspects of Immigration and Human Rights Law we are exceptionally proud of our track record for preventing deportations and removals; this is central to our practice. We deal with highly complex cases with confidence, passion and expert knowledge.

We deal with all aspects of deportation appeals including; prison visits, bail applications and removal appeals. Our passionate team understands that receiving a removal notice is extremely traumatic, stressful and confusing; we endeavour to support and advice you every step of the way.

BAIL APPLICATIONS & PRISON VISITS

We can represent clients who are either in prison or in detention centres for bail. Normally we can have a bail application listed within 3 days. We also deal with unlawful detention claims. Please contact the office for more details.

Bail applications and prison visits can be booked together, please call the office to discuss or book a Legal visit for someone in detention or prison. (Fees apply for legal visits).

We pride ourselves on being experts and well known in the area of Immigration Law. The best barristers in the business work with our forward-thinking team and we are renowned for providing excellent legal advice as well as representation. We will liaise with family to arrange prison visits all over the country (fees apply). Your peace of mind is important to us; we will care for you and your family from initial contact through to your appeal.

Human Rights

Human Rights applications are at the core of our work ethic and are one of the most important parts of our practice. This is an extensively complex part of immigration law and the rules are always changing; this can make it extremely difficult to enter or remain in the UK.

The Human Rights Act 1998 was implemented in October 2000; its primary aim is to give further effect to the rights included within the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights (ECHR) and Fundamental Freedoms. Because of this act any decision made in regards to a person’s right to remain in, or enter the United Kingdom must comply with those of the ECHR.

Our passionate, empathetic, and highly professional team work with some of the most vulnerable members of our society. We deal with domestic violence victims, abused children, over stayers, and complex medical cases to provide immigration assistance; this list is not exhaustive as we deal with many complex cases and have the experience to succeed.

If you are someone in one of the situations mentioned above we urge you to get in contact. Protecting the human rights of our clients lies at the heart of our ethos here at Pollard Solicitors We have much experience dealing with a broad range of highly complex cases and provide all appeal representation under this area of immigration law.

Nationality Law

This area of law deals with all aspects of citizenship and other categories of British nationality. The law is complex because of United Kingdom’s historical status as an imperial power. The situation is further compounded by the fact that different colonies attained independence at different times and the law will differ from country to country. Here at Pollard Solicitors. we try to simplify this area of law as much as possible for you. We offer a two pronged approach to clients with nationality queries, we first offer to research your nationality claim and if eligible we will then make the relevant application on your behalf. We believe that doing the relevant research is important, as you might end up wasting a lot of money on an unsuccessful nationality application if you are not eligible for it.

We also offer help and advice to those that believe that they are entitled to a Right of Abode in UK. As with nationality law applications, we will only make the applications after a thorough research of the claim.

Appeals

We pride ourselves on being experts and well known in the area of Immigration Law. The best barristers in the business work in our forward-thinking team and we are renowned for providing excellent legal advice as well as representation.

We provide excellent representation for appeals for all types of Immigration cases from simple visitor applications to extremely complex deportation appeal.

For more information about Pollard Solicitors, or to arrange your free initial consultation please get in touch with our professional team to discuss your enquiries today. We can even arrange consultations via Skype or Watsapp, Our forward thinking lawyers have one goal; to strive towards a more equal world.

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Pollard Solicitors

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