WH Solicitors

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FAQ

How do I set up a meeting with WH Solicitors?

You can arrange a phone, video, or face-to-face meeting by visiting our contact us page or calling our office at 01483608786.

What’s the cost of a consultation with WH Solicitors?

We charge a competitive £99 for our consultations. You can find out why we charge this fee in our article, What To Expect From A Consultation With WH Solicitors?

How much do you charge with visa applications

We are transparent with fees, offering fixed fees with no hidden charges. You can find our pricing range at Here 

What is meant by ‘Home Office Fees’?

Home Office Fees are charges you must pay t  when you submit an immigration application.  

What is meant by ‘IHS fee’?

The IHS fee, or Immigration Health Surcharge, is a fee you must pay when applying for a visa to the UK for more than six months. Some applications don’t attract this fee. 

What services does WH Solicitors offer for people seeking asylum?

We specialise in asylum cases and can provide legal advice and representation for asylum seekers. We do not provide legal aid. 

Can WH Solicitors assist me in applying for a family visa?

Yes, we’re experts in family visas and can guide you through the application process. 

I want to work in the UK. Can WH Solicitors help me with my work visa application?

Absolutely; we specialise in work visas and can assist you in applying for the right visa based on your situation. We do not provide work sponsorships. Once you have found a UK employer, you can contact us.

I’ve been accepted to a UK university. Can WH Solicitors help me get a study visa?

We can help you with your study visa application to ensure you can legally study in the UK. 

I want to start a business in the UK. Can WH Solicitors assist me in getting a business visa?

Certainly, we can guide you through the process of applying for a business visa. 

My visa application was refused. Can WH Solicitors help me challenge the decision? 

Yes, we can help you understand why your application was refused and assist you in challenging the decision.

Can WH Solicitors assist with bail, detention, appeal, administrative review, and judicial review matters?

Yes, we specialise in all these areas and can provide legal advice and representation. 

I want to sponsor a foreign worker. Can WH Solicitors assist me in getting a sponsor licence?

Yes, we can guide you through the process of applying for a sponsor licence.

Can WH Solicitors assist me in proving my right to work in the UK?

Absolutely, we can help you gather the necessary documents to prove your right to work in the UK.

When must I apply for the EU Settlement Scheme?

The deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021. However, you may still be able to apply if you have ‘reasonable grounds’ for not applying by the deadline.

Who should apply for the EU Settlement Scheme?

EEA or Swiss citizens and their family members who were living in the UK by 31 December 2020 should apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. 

Who would not need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme? 

You would not need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme if you have indefinite leave to remain or enter, are an Irish citizen, or have British citizenship. 

What status would you acquire from the EU Settlement Scheme?

From the EU Settlement Scheme, you would acquire either settled status (if you have lived in the UK for a continuous 5-year period) or pre-settled status (if you have not yet lived in the UK for 5 years). 

I am not an EU national; can I apply as a family member under the EU Settlement Scheme?

Non-EU family members of an EEA or Swiss citizen can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. You will need to provide proof of your relationship to the EEA or Swiss citizen. 

What are the main routes to getting Indefinite Leave to Remain?

The main routes to Indefinite Leave to Remain include the partner visa route, the work visa route, and the long residence route.

How do I satisfy the requirements for the English language?

You can satisfy the English language requirement by passing an approved English language test at the required level or by having an academic qualification taught in English recognised by Ecctis as equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD.

What is the Life in the UK test?

The Life in the UK test is a computer-based test you must pass as part of your application for British citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain. It consists of 24 questions about British traditions and customs.

How long does it take to get a decision on the Indefinite Leave to Remain application?

 The process for Indefinite Leave to Remain can vary in length depending on individual circumstances. It involves gathering extensive documentation, and the Home Office processing time can be several months. 

Getting a visa is straightforward – Isn’t it?

While the process may seem straightforward, it can be complex and requires careful attention to detail. Mistakes or omissions can lead to delays or refusals

Why are visa applications refused?

Visa applications can be refused for a variety of reasons, such as providing incorrect information, failing to provide necessary documents, or not meeting the requirements of the visa category.

My visit visa has been refused – Can I appeal?

In most cases, you cannot appeal a visit visa refusal. However, you challenge the decision through a Pre-Action Protocol/Judicial Review application. 

I need to extend my visit visa – Is this possible? 

In some cases, it may be possible to extend your visit visa. It’s best to consult with us for personalised advice.

I have provided inaccurate/false information/documents. What can/will happen?

Providing inaccurate or false information or documents can lead to a visa refusal, a ban on entering the UK, or even criminal charges.

I have a criminal conviction – Does this matter?

Yes, a criminal conviction can affect your eligibility for a visa. The impact will depend on the nature and severity of the crime. You should seek legal advice before submitting your application 

I want to start a business in the UK. Can WH Solicitors assist me in getting a business visa?

Certainly, we can guide you through the process of applying for a business visa. 

My visa application was refused. Can WH Solicitors help me challenge the decision? 

Yes, we can help you understand why your application was refused and assist you in challenging the decision.

Can WH Solicitors assist with bail, detention, appeal, administrative review, and judicial review matters?

Yes, we specialise in all these areas and can provide legal advice and representation. 

I want to sponsor a foreign worker. Can WH Solicitors assist me in getting a sponsor licence?

Yes, we can guide you through the process of applying for a sponsor licence.

Can WH Solicitors assist me in proving my right to work in the UK?

Absolutely, we can help you gather the necessary documents to prove your right to work in the UK.

When must I apply for the EU Settlement Scheme?

The deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021. However, you may still be able to apply if you have ‘reasonable grounds’ for not applying by the deadline. 

Who should apply for the EU Settlement Scheme?

EEA or Swiss citizens and their family members who were living in the UK by 31 December 2020 should apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. 

Who would not need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme? 

You would not need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme if you have indefinite leave to remain or enter, are an Irish citizen, or have British citizenship. 

What status would you acquire from the EU Settlement Scheme?

From the EU Settlement Scheme, you would acquire either settled status (if you have lived in the UK for a continuous 5-year period) or pre-settled status (if you have not yet lived in the UK for 5 years). 

I am not an EU national; can I apply as a family member under the EU Settlement Scheme?

Non-EU family members of an EEA or Swiss citizen can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. You will need to provide proof of your relationship to the EEA or Swiss citizen. 

What are the main routes to getting Indefinite Leave to Remain?

The main routes to Indefinite Leave to Remain include the partner visa route, the work visa route, and the long residence route. 

How do I satisfy the requirements for the English language?

You can satisfy the English language requirement by passing an approved English language test at the required level or by having an academic qualification taught in English recognised by Ecctis as equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD. 

What is the Life in the UK test?

The Life in the UK test is a computer-based test you must pass as part of your application for British citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain. It consists of 24 questions about British traditions and customs.

How long does it take to get a decision on the Indefinite Leave to Remain application?

 The process for Indefinite Leave to Remain can vary in length depending on individual circumstances. It involves gathering extensive documentation, and the Home Office processing time can be several months. 

Getting a visa is straightforward – Isn’t it?

While the process may seem straightforward, it can be complex and requires careful attention to detail. Mistakes or omissions can lead to delays or refusals

Why are visa applications refused?

Visa applications can be refused for a variety of reasons, such as providing incorrect information, failing to provide necessary documents, or not meeting the requirements of the visa category.

My visit visa has been refused – Can I appeal?

 In most cases, you cannot appeal a visit visa refusal. However, you challenge the decision through a Pre-Action Protocol/Judicial Review application. 

I need to extend my visit visa – Is this possible? 

In some cases, it may be possible to extend your visit visa. It’s best to consult with us for personalised advice.

I have provided inaccurate/false information/documents. What can/will happen?

Providing inaccurate or false information or documents can lead to a visa refusal, a ban on entering the UK, or even criminal charges.

I have a criminal conviction – Does this matter?

Yes, a criminal conviction can affect your eligibility for a visa. The impact will depend on the nature and severity of the crime. You should seek legal advice before submitting your application