Deportation Solicitors In London
Being held in detention ahead of being deported from the UK without the help of a deportation solicitor in London is stressful on a person, emotionally and legally. Before anything else, differentiating between deportation and enforced removal is necessary; deportation is the forced removal of a foreign national from the UK on account of criminal charges and threats to the public, whereas enforced removal, otherwise known as administrative removal, is when foreign nationals’ visas expire before they leave the UK or they do not have the right to remain.
As a team of deportation solicitors in London, our job is to represent you in your deportation case, ensure you clearly understand your rights as a migrant and dispute any unjust decisions made by the Home Office.Contact us
Automatic And Discretionary Deportation
Our deportation solicitors will explain that automatic deportation occurs when a criminal offence has been committed, and the foreign national poses a threat to the public. Depending on the circumstances, the solicitor will advise on your legal rights.
If the criminal offence warrants a prison sentence of over 12 months, the foreign national will be issued with a Deportation Order from the Secretary of State. The prison sentence period determines when/if the deported individual will be allowed back into the UK. A sentence of fewer than four years will enable re-entry ten years after the foreign national received the deportation order.
The Secretary of State has the discretion to order deportation if the foreign national is deemed a threat to public safety. This discretion also broadens the scope of deportation as the foreign national’s actions do not necessarily have to be considered a criminal offence to be deported in this case.
This deportation’s discretionary nature makes it necessary for the Secretary of State to issue the foreign national with a Notice of Intention to Deport. In this case, our deportation solicitors will be able to offer you the necessary legal advice before anything goes ahead.
In either instance, our team of deportation solicitors will ensure you are fully equipped and confident in the way forward.
For more details on any of the deportation advice that we offer, please contact us.