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Specialist Immigration Lawyers in London – With a difference

We are leading immigration lawyers and immigration solicitors situated in the heart of Mayfair, London. Our immigration law firm focuses on all aspects of immigration law. Our area of expertise extends to visas for both personal matters and specialist business reasons such as Tier 1 (Investors), Tier 1 (Entrepreneurs) or more general UK business visas such as Tier 2.

We are also one of the only OISC regulated immigration firms permitted to take Judicial review matters.

COVID 19 Guidance:

We are open to assist clients we can offer either video or face to face appointments, evening appointments or weekend appointments.

Why you should complete your UK Immigration application now, and not hold off due to COVID-19 restrictions?

Many of our clients are taking advantage of the COVID -19 situation in order to make sure they remain first in the queue to make their immigration applications. You can do the same through our strategic approach to preparing your case.

It is important to be first in the queue when travel becomes easier, so your plans are not delayed. This delay is likely to be significant, as beating the rush will be important as there will be a lot of pent up demand which you do not want to be on the end of.

To get ahead of the deadline call 0207 118 4546 or email info@westkin.com.

Application from outside the UK

Whilst there are a number of visas which have closed down, many are still open and for those which are temporarily suspended, they will open shortly. It is important to get ahead of the curb and have your application ready when the situation normalises, we can help you with this.

Britain remains one of the most resilient countries and will likely bounce back from the economic downturn rapidly. In doing so, Britain will become a welcoming environment for investors and entrepreneurs, with a host of business opportunities.

To seize this opportunity, contact our UK immigration lawyers at 0207 118 4546 or email info@westkin.com

You Can Stay In the UK

The Home Office has announced that anyone (including visitors) whose leave expires after the 24th January and is unable to leave due to travel restrictions or because they have had to quarantine themselves will be able to extend their leave until the 31st May. After this you will need to extend your leave or switch to a different visa.

To apply for an extension, call 0207 118 4546 or email info@westkin.com

Switch To A Different Visa In-Country

The Home Office has also announced they will be expanding in-country switching provisions meaning that applicants who wish to change visas may not need to leave the country and apply.

Now is an ideal time to secure your status by switching to a different visa. Call one of our expert lawyers at 0207 118 4546 or email info@westkin.com

What if you cannot get all the mandatory documents needed in time due to disruption caused by COVID-19?

Due to significant delays with the release of documentation the Home Office is allowing for some leniency, for example the requirement to enrol biometrics within 45 days has been waived.

Where we have clients who are in this position, we are contacting the Home Office for them. It is best to make the application without the documentation and then to set out when the document will be ready and to provide detailed evidence as to why the documents was delayed due to COVID-19.

For expert-led legal advice call 0207 118 4546 or email info@westkin.com

What if you are already past the deadline for applying?

Given the unprecedented nature of the current pandemic the Home Office will be extending the leave of those with visas which expired after the 24th January. These visas will be extended until the 31st May due to travel restrictions and individuals being forced into quarantine.

With this said, if your leave expired before January, we may also assist you in seeking discretion. With a strong history of making appeals on behalf of our clients we have been able to highlight the unique circumstances our clients have been placed in and provided detailed consultations accordingly.

Whatever your worry, our lawyers are here to assist. Call us on 0207 118 4546 and we can advise on how we can assist you, and provide you a quote for services.

As leading immigration lawyers in London we also work with a broad range of other immigration issues and are experienced in representing applicants who have grounds to raise claims relating to visas that involve marriage, civil partnership, asylum, human rights and the European Union free movement.

Our immigration lawyers in London are ready to assist you with all your immigration matters, including assisting with straight-forward immigration applications submitted to the Home Office, all the way to complicated appeals heard before the Asylum & Immigration Tribunal.

Contact us today on 0207 118 4546 or via info@westkin.com to book your appointment. 

Westkin Associates – Immigration Lawyers Working with you, for you

We build our immigration service around the concept of project managing every step of the application process. Within this we work to exacting standards and support you all the way and offer clear, concise and effective advice increasing the likelihood of your visa being granted.

We have built specialist teams of immigration lawyers who manage each type of visa category ensuring that they are the right people for your case. For example, we have business and corporate teams that deal with Tier 1 and Tier 2 visas specifically, teams that assist with marriage and unmarried couples’ visas and specialists who handle complex European Immigration Law cases.

We ensure that our immigration cases are handled by the best immigration lawyers at our firm and the best immigration solicitors with the appropriate level of experience and skills in that area.

Westkin Law – Immigration Solicitors WORKING hard on your case

Westkin Law is our sister immigration firm which operates from our same offices. Regulated by the SRA, Westkin Law operates primarily in immigration law and also in business matters. When you contact Westkin Associates, your case will be assigned to one of our staff, an immigration solicitor or potentially an immigration barrister at our offices.

Should you be unsure we can help to assess your case via telephone on 0207 118 4546 or at info@westkin.com 

What should I do next?

Call us to experience how different we are to competitors. We invite you to take your time to explore some of the useful information we have compiled on our website. Your will find the different services we offer businesses and individuals are detailed at the top of the page, with more frequent immigration topics placed on a list to the left. When you decide it is best to speak to one of our team members, you should simply telephone or email us or contact us through our enquiry box. You will find speaking to an immigration lawyer or immigration solicitor very useful.

For any urgent enquiries, you can contact us by using our priority query form, which can be found on the right of this page. With this form, you can reach us anytime – day or night for the best levels of response

How can we help you?

Our clear and straight forward process is detailed below:

  1. When you email or phone us we assess your case and give you a fixed fee quote
  2. We then invite you to our offices for a consultation which normally lasts for an hour (£125 pounds, excluding VAT) with one of our immigration lawyers. Should you then decide to proceed with our services, we will refund you the cost of the consultation.

We also offer a form checking service, where applicants who have prepared their cases for submission to the immigration authorities themselves can receive specialist advice to check the merits of their case and make sure that all the correct procedures have been followed. We guarantee that only a fully qualified immigration lawyer will take this appointment with you.

First class immigration advice and representation – Our Ethos

We believe in the service we provide and the responsibility that we have in assisting our clients in often complex and stressful matters. Our immigration lawyers have over 18 years’ experience in providing world class immigration advice and services in both immigration applications and immigration appeals. We are proud of our reputation as one of the best immigration law firms in London and committed to providing a specialist level of service to all our clients.

How we are different to competitors?

     •  We go through your case with you on the phone
     •  We issue all engagement letters within 24 hrs of your consultation
     •  We have over 25 staff to assist you – meet our lawyers

We guarantee that you will be given the time and respect that your immigration case deserves and that our immigration lawyers will always provide you with advice that is:

  • Honest
  • Effective
  • Clear

Our 6 quality promises  highlight the commitment we make to you to ensure that we provide a world service at a fair price. To book and appointment today contact our London immigration lawyers on 0207 118 4546 or via info@westkin.com, we look forward to working with you.

*Important notice: Westkin Associates staff includes those who are qualified immigration solicitors and immigration barristers now working with us under the OISC regulatory framework. Our sister practice Westkin Law is an SRA regulated firm also specialising in immigration, operates from the same address. When we discuss your case with one of our immigration advisors. We can recommend the best immigration solicitor or lawyer based on your circumstances. Westkin Associates’ immigration advisors remain regulated by the OISC.

Immigration Cases

UK IMMIGRATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much Immigration lawyers charge depends on several factors, such as the amount of work required for your case, how complex your case is and typically what the reputation and expertise of the law firm is. Although some firms still charge per hour but most firms tend to charge a fixed-fee to complete your case.

Westkin Associates' fees are priced on a case-by-case basis depending on a range of factors such as case type and complexity. Westkin typically provide a guideline quote for free over the phone once they have understood more about your case. If you would like a consultation then the fee is £125 + VAT which is deducted from your case fee. On occasion we waive this fee.

If you have a visa and you are a national who is required to register with the Police in the UK then you can do so at the Overseas Visitors Records Office (OVRO)  if you live in London then you should use your local police station which you can find on the  UK Police website.

It is always recommended to speak with an Immigration Lawyer first so you are fully informed.

Once you have done this then you should set up an account one the official UK Government Visa page on www.visas4uk.fco.gov.uk (please note that this page may have been migrated to the Gov.uk website by the time you read this)

You do not legally need an Immigration lawyer to submit a visa application, however it is highly recommend that you engage or consult an Immigration professional for this process as the UK's visa system is notoriously confusing, fragmented and prone to refusals for even minor errors.

Therefore it I wise to speak with an Immigration specialist before you begin the process.

An Immigration Lawyer is an umbrella term for all immigration specialists whom assist in visa matters. Immigration Lawyers are regulated by bodies such as OISC.

A Solicitor refers to a Lawyer whom is regulated specifically by the Law Society and practices other areas of law.

Solicitors and Lawyers would provide the same service but Immigration Lawyers tend to be specialists.

If your visa application is refused then you will not get a refund of your application fee. If your application is invalid or void then you may get a refund minus an administration fee. If you application is not granted you will always have your IHS payment refunded.

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