Immigration is a complex area of law which is constantly changing with the Home Office frequently introducing new procedures and policies. It is difficult to keep track of the changes and how these affect your immigration status but it is imperative that you do so that you are aware of your options and remain lawfully in the UK.
If you plan to make an immigration application beware of relying on a telephone conversation with the Home Office for advice.
In the recent case of R (on the application of Zia and Another) v Secretary of State for the Home Department IJR  UKUT 191 (IAC), the Upper Tribunal decided that immigration applicants cannot rely on telephone calls with the Home Office for advice.
If you need advice and assistance with an immigration application, you should seek advice from an experienced and qualified immigration advisor.
You may run the risk of an application being refused or the application being returned as invalid by the Home Office if you do not meet the requirements, complete the correct form and provide the necessary documents in support of the application.
You can avoid the risk of your application being refused or returned as invalid by seeking advice from an experienced and qualified immigration advisor.
Contact us if you require any immigration advice and assistance.