We are the best lawyers in Pakistan, and specialist knowledge in all areas of Immigration Law. Our private client practice helps leading entrepreneurs and investors to relocate to the UK for investment into business or government bonds. Also helping clients with their family visas.
We Provide The Following Services
- Visit/Tourist visa (Tourism purposes, Business purposes, Regular Visits, Other reasons)
- Spouse (Settlement) visa
- Family based applications
- Sole Representative Visa
- Tier 2 Work (General) Visa
- EEA Family Permit
- Investor visa
Do you have a family member that wishes to come to the UK as a visitor? Are you seeking to come from overseas to attend to business in the UK? Have you made a previous application to visit the UK that has been refused? If any of these questions relate to your circumstances, our team of immigration advocates at Adam Bernards will ensure that you are informed of your rights and the requirements under the different routes. We will guide you through each stage of the process, whether through making an application or when submitting a Judicial Review where a previous application has been refused. Our team of experts across both of our London offices will ensure your applications stands the best chance of success.
We understand the importance in staying in close contact with your family. We understand the importance for your business networking and utilising opportunities in the UK. In both these broad areas we have extensive experience and an unparalleled track record in the success of our clients.
Application that falls under this category:
- Standard Visit Visa (For Tourism purposes, Business purposes and Other reasons)
- Regular Visitor Visa
Spouse (Settlement) visa
There are several routes in which a spouse may be eligible for entry clearance to the United Kingdom. Fundamental across each of these routes, however, is the immigration status of the spouse resident in the United Kingdom. That spouse must be a British citizen or hold indefinite leave to remain, in order to be successful under this route.
Formalities that need to be shown under this route include:
- Financial requirement
- Suitability requirement
- Proof of a ‘loving and subsisting relationship’
- English Language requirement
Family based applications
The right for an individual to reside with their family is well protected within British and international law. If you have already been granted a visa, and seek an extension under this route, it is vital that you are given comprehensive advice regarding the requirements you must meet. A failure to do so could have serious consequences to one’s route to settlement. At Adam Bernard we will ensure that you are guided through every step of the process to ensure that your right to remain with your family is upheld.
Those making applications under the family route are having to face stricter and stricter requirements, and applications can be refused even where all requirements are met but a singular document is missing. As a result of this harsh reality, it is vital that you are in the capable hands of our department. Attention to detail is fundamental when making these applications, and the successes of countless clients we have served is testament to our ability in this area. Widely regarded as the best immigration advocates in Pakistan for dealing with such applications, we will ensure that you are relieved of all pressures as we guide you through this process seamlessly.
Sole Representative Visa
If you and your business are looking to expand into the UK market, seeking representation in the UK to better facilitate your business activities, our team of immigration advocates will ensure that you are able to do so. Our team has extensive knowledge in this area having helped clients from all over the world achieve leave to remain under this route and subsequently improve opportunities available for them to expand their businesses.
If successful under this route, the applicant will be granted 3 years leave to remain in the UK. During this initial 3 year grant it is expected that you will grow your company here, at which point you could become eligible for an extension. This extension will grant a further 2 years, and upon completion of 5 years you may be eligible for settlement.
In order to secure the additional opportunities available for your business in the United Kingdom, it is fundamental that you are in the hands of experts within this field to help facilitate that. Our team of immigration advocates will ensure that every aspect of your application is covered to give you the best chance of success.
Tier 2 Work (General) Visa
This visa route allows skilled workers from outside the EEA to come to the United Kingdom in order to work. It is an entry clearance only application. In order to be eligible under this route, it must be shown that the vacancy can not be filled by a resident worker. If a profession meets these criteria it will be listed in the ‘Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List’. As part of the point-based system, such applications are regarded as some of the most complicated to submit within the British immigration system. As a result, it requires expert advice from those within this field to ensure that all requirements are met. We at Adam Bernard are best suited when completing such application as a result of the vast amount of experience we hold and the numerous successes we have achieved for our clients under this route.
EEA Family Permit
This application is for family members of an EU citizen who live outside the UK. This is applicable to both ‘close’ and ‘extended’ family members. This will grant family members 6 months residency in the UK if successful, after which one will have to apply under the EU settlement scheme to attain pre-settled states.
Applicants applying under this route enjoy many benefits that are not normally afforded to migrants in other categories. For instance, there is no need for applicants under such routes to pass an English language requirement. This comes at a price, however, as applicants must evidence that they have £2 million within their control to invest in the UK. When dealing with this amount of money, it is paramount that you feel assured and comfortable in your working relationship with representatives. At Adam Bernard, we have ensured that several investors have been able to explore the UK market, ensuring that their applications are comprehensively prepared to give them the best chance of success under this route.
This route has become far stricter for applicants to be successful as a result of changes made in March 2019. For example, funds available to the applicant need to be held for 2 years prior to the application, replacing the previous requirement of 90 days. Our team of immigration advocates have facilitated the ventures of numerous business people here in the United Kingdom. Our experts operate out of our Pakistan offices and have an in-depth understanding when making such applications. To ensure that your business investments have the greatest likelihood of success and you are able to take advantage of the numerous opportunities available in London and throughout the UK to grow your capital, it is paramount that you are in the capable hands of our immigration advocates.
The option for denied entry, permission to stay, deportation or some other types of UK immigration refusals is to file for an immigration and human rights appeal with the tribunal. The Government has now limited the types of refused visa applications which can be challenged at an appeal in the UK. Most applications which are now refused, such as applications under the points-based system, have to be challenged by way of Administrative Review.
There is currently only the right of appeal within the UK if the Home Office refuse an application based on:
- An international protection claim
- A decision to revoke Refugee Status or Humanitarian Protection
- A claim for the right to remain in the UK under EU (European) law
- A human rights claim.
Not all applications based on human rights or protection grounds have a right of appeal. For example, you do not have the right of appeal in the UK if your asylum or human rights claim is refused by the Home Office because they think it is “clearly unfounded”.
Why Adam Bernard?
- Our team of immigration advocates have years of experience in navigating the complexities of all areas of law.
- We have achieved numerous successes for our clients as evidenced through our client testimonies.
- Our experienced team will ensure that you are comprehensively advised on what is the best route for you to achieve you goal.