You might think that submitting a UK visa application is fairly easy, but often there are complicated and strict rules you must follow if you’re going to be in with a chance of success.
There are always lots of forms to fill in and lots of documents to supply, so the more help you can get the better. Immigration solicitors are there to help you out when it comes to completing and submitting your application. Failing to seek their assistance could end up meaning your application is not successful, which could set you back months.
Problems with UK visa applications
One of the main problems which arises from UK visa applications is that people submit their own without seeking the help of professionals, say Manchester immigration firm, AWH Solicitors. They find that often clients will come to them after they have attempted their application on their own and have been rejected. This can happen for first time applicants, people looking to extend their visa, or people who are lodging an appeal to the Home Office after their application has been rejected.
Initial applications are often expensive, and appeals even more so. Not only do they cost a lot of money, but they can also be very time consuming. It’s worth getting help from immigration experts to begin with, to save you time, money and just the general stress of applying for a visa.
Another problem, say immigration experts, is that people don’t understand the different UK visas properly and so end up applying for the wrong one. There is a wide range of visas with some of them seeming very similar to the untrained eye, but actually allowing you to do very different things whilst in the UK. That’s why enlisting a professional is so important.
It’s tempting to guess which visa seems appropriate for you, but wouldn’t you want to be 100% sure? After all, if you get it wrong, not only will you be rejected but you might have to wait for a cooling off period before you apply for another visa. You could be waiting six months before you’re even allowed to submit another application, so it’s best to seek help in the first place to have the best chance of success.
Having the correct documentation
As well as many people choosing to not seek the help of professionals such as immigration solicitors, frequently applicants fail to submit the correct documentation to the Home Office with their visa application.
Failure to provide the proper documents to the Home Office alongside your application means that your application is much more likely to be rejected. Missing documents such as sufficient evidence of relationship for a UK spouse visa can end up with you being disappointed with your result.
For most UK visas you have to provide certificates to prove you’ll be able to live in the UK without problems, such as an English language test. These certificates expire after two years, so you have to make sure that yours is still in date before applying. If you apply for a visa and submit documents which have expired or are due to expire during your stay in the UK, you won’t be successful in your application. If you have a lot to submit it can be difficult to stay on top of everything, which is why appointing a solicitor to do it for you is so important.
Expert immigration solicitors are there to help you with your visa application because with them, you’ll have the best chance of success. Their job is to make sure you submit all the evidence and documentation you need to, when you need to do so. You wouldn’t try to complete a test without having the knowledge to pass and expect to be successful, so it seems silly to pass on seeking the help of professionals when it comes to submitting your visa application.