Immigration and Asylum
At Katani & Co, we pride ourselves in providing advice covering a wide range of Immigration issues which impact our clients. Please see below for the list of services we offer:
Individuals (Settling, Studying and Working)
If you wish you join family, study or work within in the UK, we can assess your eligibility and help you submit a successful application. Our Immigration solicitors will advise you on what best suits your needs.
Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
If you have lived in the UK for a number of years and wish to settle in the UK, ILR will allow you to achieve this. Depending on the number of years you have lived in the UK (which includes a minimum period of time), will determine if you will be granted ILR.
If you have lived, worked and settled in UK, you may wish to make an application to become naturalised. If you are successful, you will be granted British Citizenship. This will allow you to travel unrestricted within the European Union and hold a British Passport. You will need to meet certain eligibility requirements for your application to be successful.
Entry Clearance Applications
Our team can provide tailored advice of the options available to you and your family members wishing to make an application for entry clearance (visa) to travel to the UK.
Do you have a family member who wishes to make an application to visit you in the UK for a short period (less than 6 months)?
We can assist you in sponsoring someone to visit you in the UK. This will include , completing visa application forms and advising of the accommodation and financial requirements of the Immigration Rules in relations to such applications. We can also provide advice on your options if a family member has been refused a visitor visa.
Does your husband or wife live abroad?
We can help prepare an application for entry clearance for them to join you in the UK. This will include completion of necessary visa application forms, advising you of the evidence required and of the minimum income requirements of the Immigration Rules. We can also provide advice for applications that fail to meet the financial requirements of the Immigration Rules and prepare detailed human rights applications on your behalf.
If you wish to marry your partner in UK, you may need to apply for a visa before coming to UK. This must be done from outside of UK before you can register to marry.
Family of EEA Nationals
If you are currently settled or planning to come to UK with intention of staying and you are a citizen of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) with family members outside of the EEA, you may be able to apply for them to live with you in the UK.
Tier 1 Visa
Under the Points Based System (PBS), there are four categories to prospective migrants, each with different eligibility requirements:
- Exceptional Talent
- Graduate Entrepreneur
Tier 2 Visa
This visa is available to skilled migrants who wish or are in UK to take employment that has been offered by an employer who can sponsor the migrants visa application. There are four categories, each with different eligibility requirements:
- Minister of Religion
- Intra Company Transfer
Tier 4 Visa
Tier 4 visas allow for you to live and study in the UK, provided you have a sponsor for your visa and you can adequately maintain yourself financially. There are for four categories:
- Tier 4 (General) student
- Student Visitors
- Prospective students
- Tier 4 (Child)
- Child Visitors
We can arrange for one of our qualified solicitors to visit you in custody or detention if you are detained under the Immigration Acts. We can assist you with submitting a bail application to the Chief Immigration Officer of the Home Office. We can also assist with submitting a bail application to and appearing on your behalf before an Immigration Judge of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber of the First-Tier Tribunal.
We have extensive experience of representation in the Judicial Review process. Judicial Review is where decisions are reviewed by judges at the Court of Session in Scotland (the highest court in Scotland).
Asylum and Human Rights Claims
We can assist you from the beginning of the asylum process by intimating a claim to the Home Office on your behalf, preparing you for interviews with the Home Office and discussing evidence which may help support your case.
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