AA (Nigeria) v. Secretary of State (2017) – Extending the Surinder Singh Requirements – “Genuine and Effective” Residence

Background

Since 2012, the UK government has put strict conditions, such as financial requirements, on spouses of British Nationals who wish to move to the UK. However, Surinder Singh (see previous blog posts here and here) has effectively opened up an alternative route for those British Nationals and their spouses who do not meet the strict requirements for a Spouse Visa but are willing to relocate to live in another EEA country, with the option of coming back to the UK in the future.

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10 Common Mistakes You Should Avoid When Applying For Your UK Visa

For many, a key step in deciding to visit or move to the UK is to obtain a visa. Unfortunately however, people frequently fail in this quest. Being a knowledgeable and experienced UK immigration solicitor, I have good knowledge of the most common errors that many people make when filing their visa application with the UK immigration authority (UKBA), especially when they decide not to choose reliable assistance (which includes suitability qualified Immigration Lawyers in the UK, or a specialist Human Rights Solicitors). Continue Reading →

Difference Between Solicitor and Advisor

Difference Between Immigration Solicitors/Lawyer and Immigration Advisor 

I wonder how many of you know the difference between the Immigration Solicitor, lawyer and advisor? And is it important? Reason I am writing this post is because I don’t think solicitors been tarred with the same brush with so called advisors. I have had several client who have come to me gun blazing with complain of legal representation and advice previously given by legal reps. Most have alleged to have been ripped off by solicitor, but upon close examination it transpired there legal rep was neither a lawyer nor a solicitor. Continue Reading →