Immigration Law & Asylum Law

Immigration Solicitors London

UK immigration & asylum law is complex. At Arona St James, we have a team of solicitors and barristers who make the process of submitting immigration applications or appealing Home Office decisions straightforward. Arona St James are highly trusted Immigration solicitors in London.

We are expert at helping you navigate the myriad of rules of procedure and practice in place when you want to apply for you or for a loved one to enter or to stay in the UK. We have years of experience in:

  • Marriage, Civil partner and Finance visas;
  • EEA residence card and permanent residence card applications;
  • Student visas;
  • Entrepreneur visas;
  • Child visas;
  • Adult dependent relative visas;
  • Visit visas;
  • Deportation & removal;
  • Immigration bail;
  • Asylum;
  • Long residence applications;
  • Indefinite leave to remain applications;
  • Naturalisation applications;
  • Judicial review.

​We are different to other firms because we offer a holistic approach, with both a barrister and a solicitor, working on your case from start to finish. You will therefore get the best diagnostic advice throughout your case.

Applications
When you make an application, our aim is to help you get it right the first time to prevent the prohibitive costs of appeals and administrative or judicial review. We will give you an honest assessment of your prospects of success from the start and work with you in a way that is tailored to your convenience, either through face-to-face meetings, over the telephone or by email, to help you compile the evidence you need in support of your application. We also offer an application checking service for clients that just want peace of mind that applications they have prepared themselves comply with the rules.

We will walk you the application process in a clear, methodical way and help you present your application to the Home Office persuasively. We will keep in touch with the Home Office for you so that we can alert you immediately to any developments in your case. We will help you understand the result of your application once we get it and what it means for you.

Over the years our clients have seen changes being made to the immigration rules and worry about how this impacts them.  We offer some of clients a monthly review service up until they acquire their residence.  Most of our clients that opt for this service are high net-worth clients and or business clients who travel a lot through their work commitments.

Appeals, administrative review & judicial reviews
Not all applications are successful –the Home Office makes mistakes, laws can be unclear and guidance from the Courts are required, the immigration rules are strict and sometimes cannot be met by everyone.

Whatever the situation, if your application is refused, we will help you challenge that refusal in the appropriate tribunal/court. Our in-house barrister has years of experience at the independent Bar representing clients in appeals and judicial review proceedings and can advise you on how you can successfully overturn the Home Office’s decision.

Global Citizenship routes
We act for clients who are nationals of one country that work and reside in another, with their spouses and families.  Some clients are keen to explore more of a global diagnostic solution.  Our team now works with another of experts and can explore these options if required.