Immigration Law


Immigration Solicitors

Whatever your reason for coming to the UK, an immigration solicitor can help you decipher the Immigration Rules and Home Office guidance on immigration.

Visa routes to the UK are extensive and can be complex. Where more than one option applies to you, it is often difficult to know which is best for your situation and needs.

It is important that you have a clear understanding of what is required by the Home Office to grant a UK visa whether you are looking to come to the UK from overseas, or whether you are already here and need to extend your stay.

You can apply for a visa for the UK if you want to come to the UK:

  • as a visitor, to visit family or friends or as a tourist;
  • to work or to start a business;
  • as a student;
  • to settle here with family.

You might also need immigration advice if you:

  • want to sponsor somebody to come to the UK, either as a visitor or for work;
  • bring a family member here to visit or live with you;
  • understand what options you have for staying in the UK.

You can find out more about our services for businesses here.

Even if you are unsure of what rights or responsibilities you have in the UK, Bishop & Sewell can help you to understand the options available to you. Mariam Khaliq and Karma Hickman in our Immigration team will be able to handle your case with the professionalism, diligence, patience and sensitivity required.

Our team

Our Immigration lawyers have an outstanding reputation for acting on behalf of individuals and businesses with highly successful results.

Our Immigration lawyers have the expertise and experience to guide you through this rapidly changing area of law. They have assisted numerous individuals throughout the UK and worldwide, no matter how complicated their case, to obtain a positive result.

We offer competitive rates for advice on and assistance with:

  • Applying to come to the UK for any purpose, to work, study or visit
  • Applying to come to the UK to marry, or to join your spouse
  • Making applications under the Points Based system
  • Applying to extend your stay in the UK
  • Making an application to stay in the UK permanently (‘indefinite leave to remain applications’)
  • Coming to the UK as a European national or as a family member of a European national
  • British Citizenship and UK ancestry

We can also assist you in appealing a decision made by the Home Office, or applying to request a review of a decision.

We also have extensive experience offering advice on business immigration. Including:

  • Applications under Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 5 of the points based system
  • Assisting representatives of overseas businesses
  • Immigration for domestic workers
  • Sponsoring employees to come to the UK

For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with one of our Immigration solicitors, please contact us on 020 7631 4141.

Important things to consider

It can often be hard to know where to start when applying for a visa. It is important that you understand what is expected of you as taking the wrong course of action could have disastrous consequences on your rights in the UK, and could result in:

  • wasting significant amounts of time, and money on failed applications;
  • having your application returned as invalid;
  • having your application refused;
  • being prevented from entering the UK;
  • being removed from the UK;
  • being banned from re-entering the UK.

Having to appeal or apply for a review of a refusal can be costly, and can delay future plans. In some cases you might not be allowed to appeal a refusal at all. So the assistance of a qualified immigration solicitor is essential from the outset.

What should I do now?

If you or members of your family wish to migrate to the UK, our immigration team in can provide you with quality legal advice to achieve the best possible outcome.

For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with one of our Immigration solicitors, please contact us on 020 7631 4141.

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Who to contact


For more information the following lawyers will be able to help with Immigration Law.

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Mariam Khaliq
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Karma Hickman
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Charles Davidson
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