Immigration Advice Service
It’s important for individuals to understand their immigration status and get Immigration and Nationality Advice in order to safeguard their livelihood, and equally caseworker for business owners to understand their legal obligations in order to protect their businesses. The team at Immigration Status UK have been specially picked for both their legal knowledge and their dedication to helping clients achieve the best possible outcome; that’s why we offer free telephone advice to help you understand your position and your options.
Immigration law advice is changing, and it’s vitally important that you speak to somebody who understands the latest legislation, which is why our staff undertake continuous professional development to keep them up to date with the latest developments. We have advisors fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, and Hindi, and we assign one caseworker to every client from start to finish so that you always speak to the same person.
Most importantly, we want to clear up the mystery surrounding what can seem like a very complex legal area. We aim to be able to give everybody we speak to advice that is friendly, caring and professional, in order to help their lives and their businesses run more smoothly.
Shabana Shahab - Lead Immigration Advisor
Headed up by Lead Advisor, Shabana Shahab, Immigration Status UK has been helping both individuals and corporates to navigate all areas of immigration law for many years.
Shabana can offer a wealth of knowledge in UK Immigration & Nationality Law, with over 15 years of experience in this area of law, she has the patience, and ability to give clear and honest advice while ensuring that confidentiality is maintained.
Shabana works mainly as the lead advisor at Level 1 and can be contacted from Monday to Thursday, so call today.
UK Immigration & Nationality Advice FAQs
UK Immigration Laws grant permission to migrates to live and work in the UK. The most used laws explaining these are the Immigration Act 1971. This is the primary statute dealing with rules on migration. The Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 and Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 which defines the right to live in the UK, for citizens, some other British nationals and some Commonwealth citizens.
British Nationality Law, on the other hand, defines people nationality if born in the UK have and or how a migrant acquires British Nationality. This can be through the application of the British Nationality Act 1981 which has been significantly amended. This includes:
- The British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983
- Hong Kong Act 1985
- Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order
- British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1990, which introduced the British Nationality Selection Scheme
- Hong Kong (War Wives and Widows) Act 1996
- British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997
- Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999
- British Overseas Territories Act 2002
- Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002
- Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006
- Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.
As you can now understand these areas of Law are completely different and will affect you in different situations.
If you are a migrant looking to live and work in the UK then UK Immigration Law will affect and determine your rights.
If you are born in the UK to settled parents, or you have British Grandparents as a migrant, or you were born as a British Subject in a British Overseas Territory and wish to live in the UK, then The British Nationality Act 1981 and (others) will determine your rights.
You may be a non-EEA National you have been granted permission to live and work in the UK for more than 6 months, you are by law expected to pay this charge.
The Immigration Act 2014 made changes to the charging rules. These changes are two-fold. First, section 39 of the Act changes the meaning of “ordinary residence” in section 175 of the National Health Service 2006 Act as it relates to non-EEA nationals who are subject to immigration control. Since 6 April 2015, such individuals also must have indefinite leave to remain in the UK to be ordinarily resident here. Second, section 38 of the Immigration Act authorised the Home Secretary to introduce an immigration health charge (known as the health surcharge) to be paid by non-EEA nationals, subject to immigration control, who apply to reside temporarily in the UK for six months or longer. The health surcharge is paid at the same time as a visa applicant pays their visa application fee.
There are exemptions from paying the health surcharge for certain people, and the Home Secretary has the discretion to reduce, refund or waive all or part of the health surcharge. The health surcharge is payable for new visa applicants who have made an application for a visa on or after 27 April 2015.
However, do note that the Home Office or UK Visa Centre, will refund this fee, back to you if your application is refused.
To understand which UK Immigration laws have changed and how you will be affected by the change, you should contact us today on 01634 828288.
As non-EEA nationals who are subject to immigration control, you need to ensure that you are aware as to when your visa will expire if you are in the UK.
Otherwise, if you are outside of the UK you are not subject to time limitation – unless your UK visa states this condition.
You seek legal advice if your visa has expired.
To understand how you will be affected by the change, you should contact us today on 01634 828288.