Sunrise Solicitors based in New Street, Birmingham provide specialist immigration advice service in all types of UK immigration matters. The quality of our services is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our expert immigration solicitors. We offer professional immigration service with very reasonable fixed fees and flexible payment terms for all of our immigration clients. Please be advised that our fixed fee does not include the Home Office UKVI Fees for the immigration application.

As the expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we are registered with the Home Office, UKVI and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service whereby decision on your immigration application is likely to be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the enrolment of your biometrics at a designated service centre.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors in Birmingham deal with wide range of immigration matters including:

We also provide legal help and assistance with challenging Home Office UKVI refusal letters. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our expert immigration solicitors.

Our immigration solicitors in Birmingham can also provide visa chase up service to chase up the Home Office UKVI for a decision on a pending application where the decision on your immigration application has been unreasonably delayed by the Home Office UKVI and you are prejudiced by such delay.

Services Provided By Our Immigration Solicitors In Birmingham

Our team of expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham can provide a wide range of UK immigration services. As specialist immigration and human rights lawyers in Birmingham, we provide immigration legal advice and representations concerning all UK immigration and human rights cases. Various immigration services provided by our expert team of immigration solicitors in Birmingham can be summarised and categorised as below: 

UK Work Visa Applications

Our expert team of immigration solicitors in Birmingham specialise in all types of UK work visas. We can provide legal help and assistance at all stages of UK work visa applications including applications for entry clearance for UK work visa, switching into work visa from inside the UK, renewal/extension of UK work visas and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) on the basis of UK work visas.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors in Birmingham can provide legal help and assistance for the following UK work visa categories:

Innovator Visa UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK
Start Up Visa UK Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Tier 1 Investor Visa UK
Tier 2 General Migrant Visa UK Tier 2 Minister Of Religion
Tier 2 Sportsperson Tier 2 ICT
Tier 5 Charity Worker Visa Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker Visa
Tier 5 Religious Worker Visa Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange
Tier 5 International Agreement Tier 5 Seasonal Worker Visa UK
Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) UK Ancestry Visa
Domestic Worker Visa Representatives Of Overseas Business
Turkish ECAA Businessperson Visa Turkish ECAA Worker Visa

Sponsor Licence Applications

A UK employer or an educational institution who wishes to sponsor a migrant worker or student to come to the UK for study or work visas must have a sponsor licence issued by the Home Office UKVI. The spnosor licence is normally granted by the Home Office UKVI for a period of 4 years and can be renewed for further 4 years prior to its expiry.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors in Birmingham can help you apply for sponsor licence so that you can:

  • sponsor foreign workers to come and work in the UK (sponsorship for employment by UK employers);
  • sponsor foreign students to come to the UK for study (sponsoriship by UK educational institutions for study).

As expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide legal help and assistance with following sponsor licence applications:

Tier 2 General Sponsor Licence Tier 2 Minister of Religion Sponsor Licence Application
Tier 2 ICT Sponsor Licence Tier 2 Sportsperson Sponsor Licence
Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Sponsor Licence Tier 5 Religious Workers Sponsor Licence
Tier 5 Charity Workers Sponsor Licence Tier 5 International Agreement Sponsor Licence
Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Sponsor Licence Tier 4 General Student Sponsor Licence
Tier 4 Child Student Sponsor Licence  

Applications By Family Members Of British Citizens & Settled Persons

Family members of British Citizens and settled persons (holding ILR) can apply for entry clearance for UK visa or leave to remain to stay with the UK sponsor on the basis of their relation with the British Citizen or settled person.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors in Birmingham specialise in all types of family visas. We can provide priority or super priority service for most of the family visa applications. As expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide legal help and assistance with the following applications as family members of British Citizens or settled persons:

Fiance(e) Visa UK Proposed Civil Partner Visa UK
UK Spouse Visa (5 Years Route) UK Spouse Visa (10 Years Route)
Civil Partner Visa UK (5 Years Route) Civil Partner Visa (10 Years Route)
Unmarried Partner Visa UK (5 Years Route) Unmarried Partner Visa (10 Years Route)
Same Sex Partner Visa (5 Years Route) Same Sex Partner Visa (10 Years Route)
ILR - Victim Of Domestic Violence ILR - Bereaved Partner
Adult Dependent Relative Visa Parent Of British Or Settled Child
Children Of British Citizens Or Settled Persons Adopted Children Of British Citizens Or Settled Persons

Applications By EEA Nationals & Their Family Members

If you’re an EU citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status. You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you’re an Irish citizen or have indefinite leave to remain (ILR). The rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 31 December 2020.

If you are an EEA national or a family member of an EEA national, our expert team of immigration solicitors in Birmingham can provide legal help and assistance with the following applications:

EU Settlement Scheme Settled Status Application
Pre Settled Status Application EEA Family Permit
Retaining Right Of Residence Derivative Residence Card
Extended Family Members  

Private Life Applications Under Paragraph 276ADE Of The Immigration Rules

Applications for leave to remain on the basis of private life in the UK are made under paragraph 276ADE of the Immigration Rules. Private life applications include application on the basis of 20 years long residence, application on the basis of 7 years child residence, application on the basis of being over the age 18 and under the age of 25 and living half of the life in the UK continuously and application on the basis of significant obstacles to integration in your country of origin. Such applications are usually made using the application form FLR (FP) and leave is granted under 10 years route to settlement.

As expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide legal help and assistance with the following applications based on private life established in the UK:

20 Years Long Residence 7 Years Child Residence Rule
Over 18, Under 25 And Lived Half Of Life In The UK Application Based On Very Significant Obstacles To Integration In Country Of Origin

Discretionary Leave To Remain (DLR) Applications

Discretionary Leave to Remain is granted outside the Immigration Rules and is based on human rights as well as compelling  compassionate circumstances of the applicant. The discretionary leave is based on discretion of the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) in favour of the applicant due to particular compelling and compassionate circumstances of the applicant and therefore despite not meeting the requirements of the Immigration Rules for the grant of leave to remain, the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) can exercise his discretion and grant someone discretionary leave to remain. Discretionary Leave to Remain (DLR) is currently granted by the Home Office UKVI under the 10 years route to settlement. 

As expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide legal help and assistance for following applications for discretionary leave to remain based on exceptional, compelling and compassionate circumstances of the applicant:

Discretionary Leave To Remain (DLR) - 6 Years Route Discretionary Leave To Remain (DLR) - 10 Years Route

Asylum & Humanitarian Protection Applications

A person who fears persecution in his country of origin due to one of the reasons given in the Refugee Convention can apply for asylum in the UK and the successful applicant will be granted refugee status in the UK. A person who cannot qualify for refugee status in an asylum claim can still qualify for Humanitarian Protection due to need for protection from ill-treatment and torture in his country of origin.

As expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can help with following applications for asylum or international protection:

Asylum Claims Under The Refugee Convention Humanitarian Protection (HP) Applications

British Citizenship Applications

Becoming a British citizen is a significant life event. It allows you to apply for a British citizen passport, and gives you the opportunity to participate more fully in the life of your local community. There are different ways to become a British citizen. You can either naturalise as a British Citizen (Naturalisation as a British Citizen) or register yourself as a British Citizen (Registration as British Citizen).

As expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide legal help and assistance with following applications to naturalise or register as a British Citizen:

Naturalisation As A British Citizen Registration As British Citizen
Application For Confirmation Of Nationality Status (NS) Reconsideration Of Naturalisation/Nationality Application

UK Visitor Visa Applications

A visitor is a person who is coming to the UK, usually for up to six months, for a temporary purpose, for example as a tourist, to visit friends or family or to carry out a business activity. One of the key factors in the visitor visa entry clearance applications is to satify the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) that the applicant has strong family, financial and social ties to the country of origin and therefore he will return to the country of origin upon visiting the UK.

Our expert immigration solicitors can provide help and assistance with visitor visa applications by assessing your eligibility for visitor visa, advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of the application and explaining in detail the relevant family, financial and social ties you have in your country of origin for the ECO to believe that you will not overstay in the UK if granted entry clearance as a visitor.

As expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide legal help and assistance with the following entry clearance applications for UK visitor visas:

Business Visitor Visa UK Family Visitor Visa UK
Child Visitor Entertainer Visitor Visa UK
General Visitor Visa UK Parent Of A Child At School
Sports Visitors Visa UK Student Visitor Visa UK
UK Visa For PLAB Test Visitor For Marriage/Civil Partnership
Visitor For Private Medical Treatment Visitor In Transit Visa UK
Visitor Under Approved Destination Status (ADS) Agreement With China Visitors Undertaking Permitted Paid Engagements

Our expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham can also help you with challenging the refusal of visitor visa application through Pre Action Protocol (PAP) and Judicial Review (JR).

UK Student Visa Applications

The Tier 4 General Student visa category is for students to come to the UK for post - 16 education, and the Tier 4 (Child) student visa is for children aged 4 to 17 years to come to the UK for their education. Children aged 4 to 15 years only qualify if they are being educated at independent fee paying schools.

To be granted student visa, Tier 4 migrants must satisfy the Immigration Rules and score points against two sets of objective criteria to achieve an overall pass mark of 40 points.

Applicants  must score points for:

  • attributes (30 points), and
  • maintenance (10 points)

If you are outside the UK, you can make an application for entry clearance as a Tier 4 General Student or a Tier 4 Child Student. If you are already in the UK, you may be able to switch or extend your stay in the UK as a Tier 4 General student or Tier 4 Child student, as the case may be.

As expert UK immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide legal help and assistance with the following student visa applications:

Tier 4 General Student Visa Tier 4 Child Student
Student Visitor Visa UK  

Applications Based On Long Residence In The UK

Applications for initial leave to remain, further leave to remain or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) can be made by a person based on his/her continuous long residence in the UK. The requirements for applications on the basis of long residence are set out in part 7 of the Immigration Rules. All long residence applications are treated as human rights claims by the Home Office UKVI and a refusal of a long residence application normally triggers an in-country right of appeal unless the human rights claim is certified by the Home Office UKVI as manifestly unfounded.

Our immigration solicitors specialise in long residence applications. As expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide the expert legal help and assistance with the following long residence applications:

ILR - 10 Years Long Residence Extension Of Stay - 10 Years Long Residence
20 Years Long Residence  

UK Passport & Travel Document Applications

If you are a British Citizen by birth, naturalisation or registration, you are entitled to apply for British Passport. If you are a refugee in the UK, you can apply to the Home Office UKVI for refugee travel document. If you are a stateless person, you are entitled to apply to the Home Office UKVI for stateless person travel document.

If you are in the UK lawfully but do not have a valid passport issued by the authorities of your own country, you may be able to apply for Certificate of Travel if you can show that the authorities of your own country have refused to issue you with a passport.

As expert UK immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide legal help and assistance with the following passports and travel documents applications:

Application For British Passport Refugee Travel Document
Stateless Person Travel Document Certificate Of Travel
One Way Travel Document  

Applications By Stateless Persons & Their Family Members

According to paragraph 401 of the Immigration Rules, a stateless person is a person who:

  • satisfies the requirements of Article 1(1) of the 1954 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, as a person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law;
  • is in the United Kingdom; and
  • is not excluded from recognition as a Stateless person under paragraph 402.

According to paragraph 402 of the Immigration Rules, a person is excluded from recognition as a stateless person if there are serious reasons for considering that they:

  • are at present receiving from organs or agencies of the United Nations, other than the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, protection or assistance, so long as they are receiving such protection or assistance;
  • are recognised by the competent authorities of the country of their former habitual residence as having the rights and obligations which are attached to the possession of the nationality of that country;
  • have committed a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity, as defined in the international instruments drawn up to make provisions in respect of such crimes;
  • have committed a serious non-political crime outside the UK prior to their arrival in the UK;
  • have been guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

As expert UK immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide legal help and assistance for the following applications by stateless persons and their family members:

Stateless Persons Family Members Of Stateless Persons

Applications By Members Of Armed Forces & Their Family Members

Members of Armed Forces, Members of Non-HM Forces, Relevant Civilian Employees and their family members can apply for permission to stay in the UK under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules.

As expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide legal help and assistance with the following applications by members of armed forces and their family members:

Applications On Discharge From HM Forces Partners Of Member Of HM Forces
Children Of Members Of HM Forces Members Of Non-HM Forces
Relevant Civilian Employees Dependants Of Non-HM Forces & Relevant Civilian Employees

Other Miscellaneous Immigration Applications

Following are the other miscellaneous immigration applications for which our expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham can provide legal help and assistance:

Immigration Bail Application Revocation Of Deportation Order
Subject Access Request (SAR) Returning Resident Visa UK
TOC Application NTL Application
Certificate of Entitlement To Right Of Abode Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Replacement Application From Inside The UK
Replacement BRP Visa Application From Outside The UK Immigration Applications From Overstayers In The UK

One-Off Immigration Services

As expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we also provide the following one-off immigration services at Sunrise Solicitors:

Detailed Immigration Advice During Our Office Hours From Just £80 (VAT included) Assessment Of Case Documents / Documents Checking Service From £200 + VAT
Emergency Phone/Skype Consultation Outside Our Office Hours from Just £120 (VAT included)

Challenging Refusal Letters (Immigration Decisions)

As expert immigration solicitors in Birmingham, we can provide the following legal help and assistance with challenging the refusal of immigration applications:

Immigration Appeals

Under section 82 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 a person may appeal to the Tribunal where a decision has been made to either:

  • refuse a protection claim
  • refuse a human rights claim
  • revoke protection status

If you are appealing from inside the UK, the appeal should be filed within 14 days after the receipt of notice of decision and if you are appealing from outside the UK, the appeal should be filed within 28 days after the date of the receipt of the notice of decision. In certain cases, an applicant who made an in-country application may be granted out of country right of appeal which the appellant should file with the First Tier Tribunal within 28 days after leaving the UK.

Immigration Appeals To First Tier Tribunal (FTT) Entry Clearance Appeals
In-Country Immigration Appeals Out Of Country Appeals
Immigration Appeal To The Upper Tribunal Immigration Appeal To The Court Of Appeal
Immigration Appeal To The Supreme Court  

Administrative Review (AR)

An Administrative Review (AR) is a review or reconsideration of your immigration application following refusal of the same by the Home Office UKVI. Refusal of certain immigration applications known as eligible decisions can only be challenged by way of Administrative Review (AR). If you think that the Home Office, UKVI has made a mistake about the result of your application to remain in the UK or in refusing you entry to the UK at the border you can ask the Home Office UKVI to review the decision.

Administrative Review Against Home Office UKVI Refusal

Pre Action Protocol (PAP) & Judicial Review Against Home Office UKVI

If your immigration application has been refused by the Home Office UKVI and you have not been given a right to appeal against the refusal of your application, you can challenge the refusal of your immigration application by way of Judicial Review after you have complied with the Pre Action Protocol (PAP).

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide legal help and assistance with challenging Home Office refusal decisions through Pre Action Protocol (PAP) and Judicial Review (JR). 

Pre Action Protocol (PAP) Against Home Office UKVI Emergency Injunction To Stop Removal From The UK
Immigration Judicial Review (JR) In The Upper Tribunal (UT) Immigration Judicial Review (JR) In High Court
CART Judicial Review (JR) Against The Upper Tribunal Immigration JR Appeal To The Court Of Appeal
Immigration Appeal To The Supreme Court  

UK Work Visas

Sponsor Licence Applications

Family Members Of British Citizens & Settled Persons

Private Life & Discretionary Leave Applications

EU Nationals & Their Family Members

Long Residence Applications

British Citizenship Applications

Members Of Armed Forces & Their Family Members

UK Student Visas

Visitor Visa UK

Asylum & Humanitarian Protection Applications

UK Passport & Travel Documents Applications

Stateless Persons & Their Family Members

Other Immigration Applications

Challenge Home Office Refusal Decisions

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