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Immigration Law

Our Immigration team specialists provide our clients with up to date advice on the ever changing UK Immigration laws.

Due to the new immigration system which was implemented on 1  December 2020, coming into force on 1  January 2021, the information on these pages may not be reflective of the new system. We are in the process of updating these pages to reflect the changes, but if you would like any further information in the meantime, please contact us directly on 01276 686 222.

The team are experienced in the ever changing world of immigration law and provide advice on immigration, asylum for both British and European Nationals.

Brexit has created a cloud of uncertainty around immigration law and the impact it will have going forward – we are here to help you understand what has changed and how you can plan or prepare. Meet with one of our specialist immigration lawyers to fully understand what you may need to do.

Our immigration legal services:

Family members or dependants visas 

Family route visa applications

Sponsor licence

EU Settled & Pre Settled status

Settlement in the UK

Naturalisation as a British Citizen

Visitor Visa & Short-term Routes – Priority Services

UK Visas

 

 

 

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    Home Secretary announces details of the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa

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    Clients of Herrington Carmichael LLP ‘always receive a consistently high level of service’ from the immigration team, which is praised for its ‘excellent knowledge of immigration law and the procedures and processes behind it, ensuring that all avenues are considered so as to mitigate against any risks’. The practice has cultivated a firm following among employers nationwide, who regularly instruct the firm on licence application compliance, Brexit-related immigration issues, and ongoing compliance with sponsor duties and recruitment of migrant workers, among other matters.

    - Legal 500, 2019

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