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Immigration Emergency Advice

What do you need to know about Immigration Emergency Advice?

Immigration emergency advice is a paid service, involving the giving of urgent Immigration advice because:

  • your Immigration Visa has expired
  • you have lost your immigration status documents
  • you have received a refusal letter from the Home Office
  • your permission to work has been curtailed
  • you have been arrested and are awaiting removal from the UK by the relevant professional.

Legal guidance at a glance:

  • Advise on your Rights
  • Assessment of your Claim Free
  • Assessment of Good Character
  • Prepare documents in support of claim
  • Prepare your Naturalisation Application
  • Keep you informed of all developments

Emergency Advice on Immigration

Immigration emergency advice do not always involve removal from the UK, although this is a common thought, concern you will have if faced with one of the above situations.

Many Immigration emergencies do exist and can range from:

  • Your visa has expired
  • You are unable to meet the legal requirements on time, such as the English Language Test or the Life in the UK test
  • The Home Office may have refused your leave in the UK
  • Your visa has been curtailed

All of these situations require an individual response and urgent Immigration Advice that is unique to the situation. Depending on your Immigration Emergency your options will vary. Failing to respond to a Home Office enquiry within their appointed deadline can also be considered an emergency as these can impact on whether you will still be allowed to lawfully live and work in the UK.

All Immigration emergencies should be treated under the supervision or guidance of a regulated Immigration Adviser professional. This is in order to act in your best interest, to ensure that your rights under Article 8 – humanitarian rights are protected. 

By contrast, a seeking emergency immigration services such as a “same day service” appointment with the Home Office is often more precisely defined as a service of choice, especially if your visa has not expired, one which presents no immediate threat of removal.

If you are detained facing removal, please reconsider contacting a Level 3 Adviser.

We cannot advise on removal decisions from the Home Office.

We cannot advise on applications deemed outside of the Immigration Rules.

We cannot advise on Refuges Applications.

Matters we are able to advise you on:

  • same day service immigration applications
  • urgent immigration application within the rules
  • urgent replies to the Home Office on your behalf
  • loss of travel documents
  • investigate delayed considerations from the Home Office
  • re-submission of entry clearance applications
  • curtailment matters regarding Tier 2 General status holders

Immigration Emergency Advice FAQS

Immigration Adviser do offer emergency consultations to provide short term response to the Home Office on your behalf to perhaps request an extension of time to supply documents, followed by detailed representation on your behalf to the Home Office.

In an emergency appointment you could:

  • Be advised urgently regarding your application and merits.
  • Have immediate representation before the Home Office.
  • Have immediate assessment if your documents
  • Have your immigration application and support documents sent urgently by us.
  • Be referred to specialist services where appropriate.
  • Simply be given advice.

Unless you are faced with any of the situations below, you do not need emergency immigration advice:

  • Home Office Refusal by writing
  • Visa Expired
  • Travel Document lost and leave expired
  • Curtailment from the Home Office
  • Detained (we will advise you to the appropriate experts)
  • Facing Removal (we will advise you to the appropriate experts)
  • Have not taken the English Language Test in time
  • Have failed the Life in the UK Test or not taken the test on time
  • Refused entry to the UK
  • Cannot access your current Legal Representative

You can contact and speak with Shabana Shahab our Immigration Adviser during normal hours.

This link will take you to our contact page, for details for our practice, and our receptionists will be happy to help with your query.

Emergency Immigration advice: things to remember.

You should complete our contact form, email any letters or decisions from the Home Office prior to contacting the urgent service.

If you receive emergency immigration advice you will be asked to sign a form to confirm you understand that you will be charged a fixed fee of £180, and it is a good idea to bring any documentation with you. It is your responsibility to provide accurate information, if you make a mistake, or fail to supply all the information required you will be responsible for the outcome of your immigration matter.

You will need to complete a travel history form, bringing a list of any documents you wish to rely upon is a good idea.

You will be granted 60 minutes, for the adviser to take formal instructions to act

Emergency appointment and or telephone conference call will cost £180, whether you act upon the advice or not. It is a good idea to bring any documentation with you as it is your responsibility to provide accurate information.

Whatever emergency advice you receive, it is very likely that a follow up appointment with your immigration adviser. We recommend that you try to arrange this as soon as possible.

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Immigration Status UK was really helpful when it came to my wife getting her spouse visa. Shabana was lovely to work with and went above and beyond to make us feel in safe hands when it came to getting the visa. Getting a visa can be scary and complicated, but Shabana made it simple for us to understand and was there when we needed help, I would highly recommend using immigration Status UK as they are very professional. Talking with Shabana felt like you were talking to a friend which made the whole experience a lot better. I can't thank Shabana enough for all the work and help she has done for me and my wife in getting the Spouse Visa.
Tom Gibson - 10 Apr 2020
I came to the UK in 1995 as a child. My mother settled in the UK, gaining indefinite leave to remain visa for us as a family. I have travelled multiple countries with my visa with no issue. In Jan 2018, I left to go to my home country Kenya for a short trip. Before the trip my mum warned me that her friend with my visa had been delayed in her return to the UK so before leaving, I asked an immigration official if there would be any issues upon my return, she assured me there would be no issue. I asked her to call her superior, who confirmed that there would be no issue. I tried to return after 2 weeks in Kenya however, I was denied entry by the UK immigration officials. They provided no help or explanation. I went to the Embassy where I was not even allowed in the building or given any assistance other than an address to a Visa processing centre. I went to the centre and was told I had to apply for a Visa even though it explicitly states on my Indefinite leave to remain Visa that I do not need to apply for any other visa and I have authority to leave and return with no interference from the UK immigration. After being given the run around by immigration including being advised to apply for the wrong visa (£800) which I was denied for. I finally was able to find the right visa (returning resident) which I subsequently paid the £1000 fee and applied. They denied that visa application stating that I had not provided evidence to prove that I was residing in the UK 2 years prior to leaving. I appealed the decision since I had provided them my work payslips for the 2 years prior to leaving, letter from my work and landlord stating that I was in the UK during that time period. When the 28 days decision time period elapsed, I emailed them asking why I had not received a decision yet on my application. They sent me an email stating that there was a delay in coming to the decision and in 2 weeks they would give me a decision. After the 2 weeks was up, I emailed them again asking for the decision since my flight ticket had expired, they told me they needed 2 more weeks to come to a decision. This continued for many months, so I started contacting lawyers and charities asking if they could assist me pro bono since all my funds was exhausted. All lawyers and charities advised me that unfortunately, since I wasn't in the UK, they would not be able to assist me. Out of the blue I got an email from Shabana who had read my email and stated that she would assist me in any way possible. She straight away asked for all my information to chase up my case. She then emailed my MP and Home office enquiring about my case. By the end of the month, I had my reply from home office stating that I was able to return to the UK. She did not ask for any fees for her help and was just generally thrilled that I could finally continue with my life. I found out from other sources that it is the Home Office tactic to extra judicially strip people of their indefinite to leave to remain visa is to find ways to delay the return of the visa holders until they are 2 years abroad where the visa will be up for review and use that opportunity to cancel the visa and permanently deny the holder of ever getting it back. I was in Kenya for 21 months! So, without the help from Shabana, I would still be in Kenya having to abandon everything in the UK and somehow have to try restart my life there. So, her help prevented me having to rebuild my life from scratch. Highly recommended!
Chris K - 8 Mar 2020
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Huma Sheikh - 13 Jan 2020
What an amazing team. From day 1 when we entered Shabana office 8 years we have had nothing but amazing service they helped with our Tier 2 application and now our Leave to Remain. And our situation from day 1 has been complicated. The patience and calm manner that our panic phone calls were dealt with. And thankfully I can say to this amazing team our Leave to Remain has now been granted. So would highly recommend there services.
Yvonne Da Silva - 23 Oct 2019
Status Solutions - Nothing to fault, has helped myself and family on a number of occasions, which has never been straight forward cases. Very grateful for all the time and effort put into our leave to remain which has been granted. Can honestly say I recommend Shabana and the team.
Tracey-Anne Da Silva - 23 Oct 2019
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