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Covering immigration, asylum and nationality
Official bodies of involved with immigration
UK Visas and Immigration is responsible for securing the United Kingdom borders and controlling migration. They manage border control enforcing immigration and customs regulations. They also consider applications for permission to enter or stay in the UK, citizenship and asylum. The site is an extensive source of information UK Immigration control, citizenship and asylum and provides information for people overseas as well as for people already here. There is a good set of links to other bodies involved in this area. There is now also a section on “Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know”.
Citizens Advice provides information on immigration and on British Citizenship. Search on the key words.
Coventry Law Centre has set up a detailed advice section on immigration, welfare benefits, employment and housing. The briefing sheets can be downloaded in pdf or Word formats. There is also a very extensive set of links on legal advice centres and resources in each of these areas.
The Electronic Immigration Network (EIN) is a charity relating to immigration, refugee and nationality law and practice in the UK. The site provides an online resource for immigration practitioners and for others with an interest in immigration, including immigrants and asylum seekers, students, journalists, judges, academics and researchers. The free part of the site gives access to general news and updates on immigration, as well as events and immigration law jobs. The Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals and the ILPA & EIN Experts Directory are also both freely available on the public site. There is further and more detailed information available on a subscription basis.
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) is an independent public body set up under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. It is responsible for ensuring that all immigration advisers fulfill the requirements of good practice. The site contains a facility to search for regulated organisations and advisers by area although this only includes advisers regulated by OISC – not solicitors or barristers. Parts of the site are available in many different languages.
Organisations offering free legal information
Aston Brooke is based in Harrow, Middelsex, and also has four branches in Pakistan. There is information on the site relating to business visas, family visas, work permits, student visas, carers and appeals procedures.
DavidsonMorris – London, provides a great deal of information about many types of visa for individuals and for businesses, the processes of applying for visas, appeals and compliance.
Direct Immigration Solutions – Norwich, provide information on their site about immigration rules.
D J Webb & Co. – London, provides information sheets on many aspects of immigration including an overview of UK residence and citizenship, an overview of visa and immigration, tourist and short term visas, business and study visas, work permits, residence for investors, retirement to the UK, gay immigration, family related visas and residence, training permits, political asylum and refugees.
Five Star (International) is a firm of Specialist Immigration advisors based in Glasgow. There is a great deal of free legal information on the site covering current UK immigration requirements for both individuals and companies. Five Star is not a Law Firm but has a team of In-House Specialist Immigration Solicitors, regulated by the Law Society of Scotland. They specialise in Entry Clearance and carry out the preparation of all types of applications. They can offer consultations in English, Hindi, Urdu & Punjabi – face to face, by telephone or Skype.
Gherson specialise in UK immigration, nationality, European Union Law, human rights law and asylum. The site is in 3 languages, including Russian and Chinese and there are brochures in another 7 languages. There is a large amount of information on the site on all possible topics relating to UK immigration law and also a library of articles on important current legal developments and a blog.
Global Visas works across the world and specialise in visas and work permits for many countries, including the UK but covering also the USA, Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland, India, China and the Philippines. They offer services for private individuals and for corporate organisations and provide a great deal of free information on the site on detailed regulations on all these countries.
iConsult Immigration provide extensive information on their site about different types of visa and the rules applying to each type.
ICS Legal specialise in employer sponsorship licensing, tier 2 work permits, partner visas and dependent visa applications. The site contains up-to-date information about a full range of UK immigration categories and is updated daily with UK immigration related news. ICS Legal is an OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) regulated legal practice, providing immigration advice and visa advice.
Immigration and Visa comes from LEXLAW Solicitors, and provides information on a whole range of topics relating to different categories of immigration and related issues.
Kadmos Consultants of Wembley Park, London, provide information on different types of immigration and news and articles on current Immigration topics.
Life in the UK Test is an advisory blog and website that provides free advice, background information, test questions and related resources for future exam candidates. The sites are provided by a group of experienced university academics who have been through the UK immigration process themselves. The sites provide a comprehensive background and clear overview for Life in the UK Test.
PK Immigration Law – Edgware, Middlesex, provide information on many aspects of immigration including an explanation of the main UK immigration routes (from the Home office) of the points-based system consisting of 5 Tiers. Their initial assessment by telephone or email is free.
James & Co. – Bradford, provide information on many aspects of immigration, including work permits, family immigration, adoption, Islamic marriages, British Citizenship, becoming British and political asylum.
Reiss Edwards specialise in Immigration law and have a team with up to 10 years of experience in the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum field. There is a great deal of information on the site about the many different types of visa both for individuals and for companies. Staff members speak many languages including Arabic, Russian, Gujarati, Hakka, Cantonese, Hindi and Urdu.
RLegal – established specialist immigration law firm located in the West End of London undertaking work & investment, family including fiancé, spouse & partner, other individual type visas, appeals and nationality applications. There is detailed information on most types of visa categories available on the site.
Smith Stone Walters is a company providing assistance with UK permit applications, nationality law and United Kingdom work permits and UK visa applications. There is information on the site for individuals and for companies on the different types of work permits available and related regulation.
Status Solutions, founded by Shabana Shahab, tries to ensure that a solution is found to meet a person’s UK Immigration requirements and lifestyle. Whether the person’s aim is to like to live and work in the UK or simply become a member of one of the world’s most popular European Countries, the company will give straightforward, honest advice.
Stevens Machi are immigration lawyers in London with over 30 years combined experience. They provide free initial legal advice on immigration law, visas and immigration appeals procedures in the UK. There is information on their site covering these areas.
thevisaoffice, regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), provide immigration advice for individuals and for businesses and are also expert in advising on EEA Immigration Status. They offer a fixed fee framework, whereby all fees are agreed before work is sarted.
UK Visa Experts is a company providing assistance with all types of UK visas, and providing free information on their web site on these topics. You can fill in a form to send to them for a free online assessment. They offer a “No-visa No-Fee” guarantee.
Visalogic specialises in employment-related immigration from corporate immigration compliance and employer sponsorship licensing to individual work permits, partner visas and dependent visa applications. The site contains up-to-date information about a full range of UK immigration categories and is updated daily with UK immigration related news.
Visa Simple are immigration lawyers in London. The site provides information on many sorts of visa for individuals, families, businesses, students and workers as well as Settlement Visas, Indefinite Leave to Remain and Naturalisation. There is a special expertise in visas to India as well.
Westkin Immigration Associates provide free information on their site on many aspects of immigration law, including the Points Based System (including the Tier 1 (General) system (Highly skilled individuals, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Post Study Work), applications for UK Work Permits under the Tier 2 System, as well as Student applications under the Tier 4 system). Also issues relating to Marriage, Civil Partnership, Asylum, Human Rights and European Union Free Movement. You can fill in a form on their site to get free initial legal information.
WM Immigration Ltd is a private immigration consultancy firm offering professional advice on all UK Immigration and Visa issues. There is a large amount of useful information on the site on topics such as Indefinite Leave to Remain, Vistors Visas, Employer Services, Family Permits, Settlement Visas, Tier 1 and Tier 2 General Work Visas, Fiancée, Spouse, Marriage and Civil-Partner Visas and Student Visas. They are happy to provide a Free Eligibility Assessment to find out how they can help get someone’s visa approved, with a response within 24 hours.
Gudeon & McFadden is an American law firm based in London practising exclusively in U.S. immigration and nationality law. There is lots of information on the site and also links to US and other bodies involved in this topic. There is a useful “What’s New” page on the site with the latest news.
US Immigration is a site set up by USA attorneys (Sesini Law firm) providing a practical guide to US immigration policies and procedures, including asylum and refugee topics. Other topics covered include family immigration, fianc visas, student visas, citizenship and naturalization, labor certifications, and deportation/removal defense.
United States Immigration is a site set up by David Turner, an American qualified (US Attorney) English national who has practiced United States Immigration Law for more than a decade. There is extensive information on the site, particularly on US Visas and on jobs in the US.
Alghoul & Associates, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, specialise in immigration and refugee law in Canada. Their site has some free and useful information on it, and they also take legal aid refugee cases for those who are unable to pay our legal fees themselves.
Best Place Immigration is an established firm of Canada immigration consultants based in Vancouver. The site provides information on many Canadian visa categories. The firm’s specialities are spousal and family class applications, appeals, and business immigration applications.
Canadavisa covers Immigration and Visa Advice provided by Canadian immigration lawyer, David Cohen and the law firm of Campbell Cohen. Aiming to speed up the Canadian immigration application process, Canadavisa features Canada immigration solutions and a free Job Search Tool.
Canreach was established in Canada in 1998 with the primary objective of providing quality Canadian Immigration consultancy services for migrants from all corners of the globe. There is information on the site about the different categories of immigrant and work permit.
Canada Work Permit maintains extensive information on working in Canada and obtaining a work permit. It has an up to date discussion forum with answers to hundreds of typical questions.
Daw Immigration Solutions Inc. are Immigration Advisors or Representatives for your immigration case. Owner Christopher Daw has been working with Immigrants for many years. His first experience was as a volunteer, helping refugees settle in Canada. The site contains information on immigration to Canada and also a news page that is updated several times a week to help people keep on top of changes in Immigration news and policy.
Haag Walker Lawyers are Registered Migration Agents and Lawyers practicing exclusively in Australian Immigration Law. They provide a comprehensive range of Australian visa and immigration services, from standard visa applications to High Court Appeals. There is a free Visa Eligibility Assessment tool (VEA) on the site. This offers users a superior online service in providing an instant, accurate and free appraisal of whether they are likely to satisfy particular criteria for an Australian visa.
General services and multiple countries
SkillClear is a company offering services related to immigration, work permits and consultancy generally. There is information about immigration to the UK, USA, Australia and Canada.
Migration Expert provides a wide range of services for many visa types and categories, with registered Migration Consultants and Lawyers providing immigration services for entry to Australia, Canada and the UK.