Personal immigration experts
Our personal immigration team has extensive experience in working with clients to find bespoke strategies for them to relocate, remain or settle in the UK. Branch Austin McCormick’s immigration specialists advise our clients on the full spectrum of immigration options available to them, providing clear and practical legal advice, preparing a detailed and individual plan of action and ensuring that your immigration process is dealt with in a professional, cost-effective and straightforward manner. Our team also assists with nationality applications.Contact us
What are Branch Austin McCormick’s areas of expertise?
Our immigration specialists have a wide breadth of experience when it comes to meeting all aspects of our clients’ immigration requirements. Some of the areas in which we have worked include:
- fiancé, family and partner visas;
- Private & Family Life (Article 8) visas;
- ancestry visas;
- EEA nationals and family;
- settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain);
- visitor visas;
- student visas;
- Hong Kong (BNO) visas;
- asylum, human rights and overstayers;
- detention and deportation;
- Immigration Appeal;
- Judicial Review;
- British citizenship and nationality;
- investor visas;
- entrepreneur visas;
- complex immigration and other services.
How can Branch Austin McCormick’s immigration specialists assist you?
Our personal immigration team are expert lawyers with a formidable track record in securing successful applications for their clients. We are adept at dealing with both contentious applications, which have been refused in the past, as well as routine applications where we ensure that the entire process is efficiently managed and streamlined, allowing you to secure your visa with precision.
Branch Austin McCormick advises on all areas of immigration and nationality law, in corporate immigration matters and for individuals.
Our commitment to each of our clients ensures that we:
- take care to understand your specific case following an initial call with you, taking the time to see how we can help you and providing a clear fixed fee to resolve your case under the supervision of a partner of the firm;
- deliver in-depth expertise and the utmost discretion;
- provide prudent legal advice from our experienced immigration solicitors;
- offer services tailored to your situation.
We advise and represent our clients in cases and appeals before the UK courts and tribunals. We are often instructed to deal with complex cases where other lawyers have failed to find a solution and to remediate the case; we pride ourselves on bringing such cases to a successful conclusion.
What sets Branch Austin McCormick’s immigration specialists apart?
Because of our broad experience in the field of immigration law, we understand that every case is different, which is why Branch Austin McCormick’s private immigration team takes the time to speak to you on an initial call about your individual case circumstances, free of charge.
Once we have understood what your case relates to, its strengths, weaknesses and the practical steps we can take to overcome those weaknesses, we provide an agreement to carry out your work with a fixed fee payable until a certain point in your application (usually a decision by the Home Office or relevant adjudicator).
Once instructed, we provide a streamlined and partner-led service. We build our team around your individual circumstances and adhere to your time frames. Our cases are managed from inception to outcome with clear and concise steps based upon our comprehensive understanding of the area. Ultimately, we provide you with a seamless experience to ensure your case is resolved efficiently. Our fees are reasonable and do not change once they are agreed with you.
What are our clients’ nationalities?
Clients seek our help and expertise from all over the world. These include private clients and corporations from EU countries, the US, Canada, Australia, Africa, India, Russia and the CIS states, the Middle East, China and other emerging economies.
Family and partner visas
We work with clients, their families and partners at our immigration law firm in London, with applications under Appendix FM of the immigration rules and those cases external to the immigration rules, which include:
- spousal visas;
- civil partnership visas;
- unmarried partners;
- fiancé visas;
- child visas;
- adult dependant relatives;
- dependants of PBS migrants.
EEA nationals and family
In light of Brexit and the new changes to the UK immigration legislation, we offer specialist advice under the EEA regulations and the EUSS scheme in the United Kingdom on immigration matters including:
- Frontier Worker visas;
- EEA Family Permit;
- EEA settled status;
- EEA pre-settled status;
- permanent residence;
- derivative rights of residence;
- residence cards/certificates.
As part of our work as an immigration law firm, we work alongside many of our clients up to the point of indefinite leave to remain (ILR). Additionally, our immigration specialists also represent clients who request our services specifically for their entire ILR case. This is a crucial part of life in the United Kingdom, therefore reaching out to an expert to take on the case for you is advised.
We provide guidance and a whole range legal services in settlement cases including:
- settlement by investment;
- settlement for partners and family members;
- settlement based on long the residence route;
- returning residents.
Branch Austin McCormick offers legal advice on temporary visas for visitors from abroad, including:
- visitor visas;
- short term visas;
- business visas.
British citizenship and nationality
Our team of immigration specialists are experts in handling the complex nationality laws within the United Kingdom. We offer advice and guidance on whether or not clients qualify for registration or acquisition of nationality, as these can be especially challenging areas to navigate alone. Some of the areas in which we can provide expert advice are:
- ancestry routes;
- other niche and discretionary applications.
Hong Kong (BNO)
British Nationals Overseas (BNO) in Hong Kong are eligible for their own route to settlement in the United Kingdom, following the BNO route announcement by the Government in 2020.
Providing these services as an immigration law firm in London, our immigration specialists are well-practised in offering Hong Kong clients necessary advice and can provide the assistance required for the preparation, documents, and steps needed ahead of this application route.
Why choose our immigration lawyers?
Our specialist team at Branch Austin McCormick will help you through your immigration case in a personable and professional manner to ensure you feel satisfied every step of the way.
Immigration cases can be an overwhelming journey, but, being an established immigration law firm, we are here to help. Each case has unique circumstances, and we make every effort to understand each detail so that you rest assured that you are in the best possible hands. Our solutions are tailor-made to your needs in order to achieve the most favourable outcome.
We take satisfaction in offering valuable, cost-effective and transparent services and are committed to acting on your behalf. Additionally, your interests are represented and protected throughout the process, giving you peace of mind and confidence in our work.
Our advantage as a boutique law firm with a closer relationship between our lawyers and clients is that we always establish a two-way conversation from the beginning — this is how we so effectively tailor our solutions to your situation. We believe that you should be able to ask the questions you need to and receive the legal advice you are searching for without any hassle or unpleasantness.
We aim to offer you a smooth and comfortable experience while giving you the advice and support essential to your case. No matter how complex your situation may be, whether you’re in the UK or abroad, our expert legal advice and case management is provided to our clients within a reasonable fixed fee structure.