UK Immigration Law compromises the rules and requirements governing the rights of foreign nationals wishing to enter the United Kingdom for any purpose ranging from visiting, working, studying, settlement, or to claim asylum.
To enter or remain in the UK, you will be required to apply under the category applicable to your circumstances. Immigration rules are wide ranging, technical, complex and constantly changing. It is important that you understand your immigration status against this backdrop since adverse immigration history is likely to cause difficulties when making any future applications.
The most common misconception for most immigration applicants is that it is merely a form filling or document collecting exercise, no one denies the importance of using the correct form and documentation to support the application, however, most applicants fail to realise that the UKBA, British Embassies/High Commissions receive tens of thousands of applications daily, therefore an application needs to stand out from the rest to be successful.
Anyone can make a UK Visa application by going directly to the UKBA website, downloading the relevant form, paying the specified fee and submitting the application, however, the process is often not straightforward because of the increasing complexity of the UK Immigration rules. What seem to be a simple application can end up in failure because the applicant fails to meet a requirement of the rules. In my experience, the probability of success is considerably greater when people choose to use professional services.
There are many types of visas applicable, the main ones are:
Tiers 1 – 5 Points Based System, Family Visas, Visitor Visa, Business Immigration, Indefinite Leave to remain, British Citizenship/Naturalisation, EEA Applications.