Can an immigration lawyer speed up my case?
Immigration applications can be both stressful and time-consuming. The process is often lengthy and this can be frustrating. An immigration lawyer cannot magically speed up your applications process once it has been submitted, however by hiring an immigration lawyer you can greatly decrease your chances of unnecessary delays caused by mistakes in your application. An immigration lawyer can also help you to complete your application quicker, shortening the overall start to finish application process.
When it comes to immigration applications, even the smallest of mistakes can cause significant delays in your application being processed. Delays can also be caused by a lack of supporting evidence. For most people who are going through the immigration system, the impact of significant delays can be severe, keeping them from reuniting with their families, starting a new job or beginning a new life in a different country. With the guidance of a professional immigration lawyer, not only are your chances of a successful application higher, but the likelihood of delays is significantly lower.
Our immigration lawyers in London are here to ensure that your case is solved as quickly as possible. With their knowledge of immigration law, they can ensure that any paperwork is filled out accurately and on time. Our lawyers can also liaise with the Home Office on your behalf to receive information about the progress of your case, monitoring for any possible delays and solving any potential issues quickly.
Fast-track application services
Whilst application processing times can be lengthy, so can the time it takes to actually complete an application before submitting it to the Home Office. This is because immigration application forms usually require you to fill out detailed information and can be complex. As well as this, you will be required to gather evidence to support your application, this may include documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, bank statements and much more. To have a good chance of success, your portfolio of evidence will need to be substantial, and it can take a long time to find out which documents you need and to gather them.
Our lawyers are here to assist you throughout the entire application process with these things. They can fill in paperwork on your behalf, ensuring that it is accurate and they can also inform you about exactly which documents you will need to apply and can help you to gather these. If you are working to a tight deadline, or simply want to speed up the immigration process by getting your application submitted quickly, our lawyers can assist you with their fast-track application service.
If you choose our Fast-Track application service, a dedicated caseworker will work around the clock to get your application finished by your deadline. Depending on the complexity of your immigration case, this can be done in as little as 24 hours. You can be sure that with our fast-track application service, the quality of your application will not be compromised, our experienced immigration lawyers will thoroughly check your application and documents for accuracy before they are submitted.
Other ways to speed up the process
Once you submit your application, an immigration lawyer cannot control how long it will take for the Home Office to process it, they can only help to avoid delays by maintaining contact with the Home Office and helping you to gather any extra information that they may require.
However, if you need a decision on your visa or settlement application urgently, there are still ways that you can speed up the process. The Home Office offers a priority service that will see you receiving your decision faster than usual, there are two different types of priority services.
The regular priority service costs £500 on top of the original visa application fee. With this service, you will receive a decision within 5 working days of your appointment with UKVCAS. The super-priority service costs £800 and you will receive a decision within the next working day if your appointment with UKVCAS is on a weekday, or within 2 working days if your appointment is on a weekend or bank holiday.
It’s worth noting that not all immigration applications are eligible for the priority service, you can find out more about which types of applications are eligible on the UK government website.
Our lawyers are trained in all areas of UK immigration law, which allows them to offer a wide range of professional citizenship and immigration services. Just a few of the services that our team offer include:
- Application packages
- Document and application checks
- Appeal services
- Professional legal advice
Our lawyers will be there to guide you throughout the immigration system and can answer any immigration-related questions that you may have.
To find out more about how our lawyers can help you, book a free consultation today by calling 020 4502 8582.
The time it takes for you to receive a decision on your visa application depends on the type of visa that you are applying for and where you are applying from.
Generally, you can expect to receive a decision within 3 weeks for most UK visas if you are applying from outside the UK, this includes visitor, work and student visas. If you are applying to join a family member in the UK, then it could take up to 12 weeks.
It’s worth noting that there could be a delay in processing your application, for example, if you have filled in a form incorrectly or if the Home Office requires further supporting evidence from you.
To get started on your visa application, simply call our team now on 020 4502 8582.
Each immigration issue is different, which is why it is impossible to predict exactly how much it costs to hire an immigration lawyer. The cost of hiring an immigration lawyer will depend on the services that you will require.
Immigration lawyers can be expensive to hire, however, it’s worth noting that seeking the assistance of an immigration lawyer can actually save you money. Immigration applications are often expensive, an immigration lawyer will fill in paperwork accurately and ensure you have everything you need for a successful application. With higher chances of success, the assistance of an immigration lawyer can save you from having to go through the cost of appealing a decision or applying for a second time and paying application fees again.
Here at London immigration lawyers, we believe in being transparent about our costs and can assure you that there will be no hidden fees. You can get a quote from us by booking a quick consultation where one of our caseworkers will speak to you about your situation, then will then give you a quote that will cover all of the services that you will require to handle your issue. Once you have received your quote, it will not change.