Immigration

Our immigration department has a strong and growing reputation for providing practical, strategic and tailored advice on all matters relating to immigration law, whether you’re an individual, family, entrepreneur or business.

On hand every step of the way, our highly experienced, multilingual team is well-versed in all current legislation and procedures, ensuring your journey into the UK is as smooth, successful and stress-free as possible.

Business and corporate immigration
We offer businesses of all sizes bespoke and comprehensive legal advice on moving their operations to the UK, including:

  • Sponsor licensing applications and certificates of sponsorship
  • Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 visas
  • Upgrading sponsorship licences to highly trusted status
  • Implementing a sponsorship management system
  • Avoiding financial penalties
  • Appeals

Private individuals and families
We currently advise a number of private clients, from high-net-worth individuals and families to investors and entrepreneurs, on all aspects of immigration, including:

  • Family and Article 8 (Right of Private and Family Life) applications
  • Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 visas
  • Innovator and start-up visas
  • Representative of overseas business
  • Extension of leave applications
  • Entry clearance applications (all categories – spouse, children, fiancée, dependant relatives)
  • Visitor, medical, marriage, and fiancée visas
  • Permanent residence
  • Permitted paid engagements visitor
  • British Citizenship and right of abode
  • Challenging citizenship refusals
  • Appeals, administrative review and judicial review applications
  • Enforcement
  • UK ancestry
  • Discretionary Leave to Remain applications
  • Asylum, family reunion, Leave Outside the Immigration Rules and Human Rights applications
  • Long residence and private life
  • Advice on EU settlement and residence applications

We will also work hand in hand with our colleagues in the property , employment, commercial and family departments – all of whom are in the same office – to offer you practical and expert guidance on all aspects of living and working in the UK.

Contact the team

Recent work undertaken

  • Acting for an EEA citizen securing her settlement in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Acting for two applicants to obtain a successful grant of leave to remain as Tier 1 entrepreneur partners
  • Acting on a British citizenship matter on behalf of two minor children and successfully securing their grants of British citizenship
  • Defending an appellant in his appeal matter at the Immigration First-Tier Tribunal to overturn the original refusal decision based on the allegation of false documents

What it will cost

We are happy to have an initial discussion over the phone regarding immigration matters free of charge. After that we will charge a consultation fee if a meeting is required. During this we will endeavour to provide a fixed price quotation for our services and clear guidance on any further costs. The consultation fee will usually be deducted from the overall legal costs.

Our Fees

What our clients say

“Thanks to the great team of Woodford Solicitors, my wife arrived in the UK and we had our first baby last month. Special thanks to Tharwat and Jeremy who were very supportive, sympathetic and professional throughout the process.”

“Tharwat and Jeremy were very helpful and had my husband’s application sorted very quickly. I definitely recommend them for any legal matters.”