Bolton 01204 565 234   Burnley 01282 575 234

Leading Immigration Solicitors based in Bolton and Burnley offering a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.

The family migration provisions of the Immigration Rules are complex, difficult to understand and can be a challenging exercise for the lay person. We have a wealth of experience in advising clients on meeting the Minimum Income Requirement of Appendix FM and the related evidential requirements under Appendix FM-SE. We are on hand to help you calculate the gross annual income for employees and self-employed people and the sum required if an applicant is relying on savings to supplement any shortfall. We advise on the minimum income threshold of £18600.00. We can also provide practical guidance on the content of these provisions and ways to challenge decisions by ECOs and the SSHD.

We can prepare your settlement application and will do all the work until you receive a decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) on your application.

Our work will include:

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application;
  • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided and discussing the same with you;
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as document translations, DNA tests and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
  • Preparing a detailed cover letter and the relevant application form(s)
  • Arrange an appointment at the VAC in your home country to enrol your biometrics and to submit your passport. Thereafter we shall also arrange to submit your completed application to the relevant UKVI department on your behalf.
  • We shall act as your legal representatives in relation to this application during the decision making process.

We advise on marriage cases, Settlement for husband or wife in UK and same sex partners in which a foreign spouse or prospective spouse is seeking entry into the UK to join his/her spouse or civil partner. We also advise on the Surinder Singh route for EEA appliants and their family members. You can contact Us if you are seeking legal help in relation to your application for an extension of a spouse visa or indefinite leave to remain and our immigration solicitors will provide you with a reliable, honest and professional immigration service.

In the event that you have been refused a spouse visa, it may be subject to a legal challenge which can be exercised on appeal to the First-tier Immigration Tribunal. Contact one of our specialist solicitors who can advise you on the prospects of appeal, supporting documentation, filing the appeal and attending the hearing on your behalf, all for a fixed fee on flexible payment terms.

English Language Requirement

Secure English Language Tests that have been assessed as meeting the Home Office’s requirements from 1 August 2014 can be used in a UK immigration application until 5th November 2015, only when they have been taken on or before 5th April 2015. From 6th April 2015 there is a new list of approved Secure English Language Tests and Test Centres.  Anyone taking a test on or after 6th April 2015 must take one of the new listed tests at one of the approved centres if they wish to use it in a UK Immigration application, unless you have a certificate that has previously been accepted by the Home Office as part of a successful application.

Immigration Health Surcharge

You may also need to pay a healthcare surcharge called the ‘immigration health surcharge’ as part of your immigration application.

Wife visa refused ? Husband Visa refused ? Please call our Immigration lawyers now on Bolton 01204 565234 | Burnley and Nelson 01282 575234

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