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0161 248 4444

Blackburn

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Immigration

European immigration law is highly complex and is constantly changing, so you must get the right legal advice from an expert immigration solicitor to make sure your application is successful the first time. At Ashwood Solicitors, our team will individually handle your case and you will be given advice from one of our experienced immigration lawyers, whose areas of expertise will perfectly match your needs. You and your adviser will work together to assess your circumstances, immigration goals, and eligibility for your desired visa.

We will always be available to guide you through the process of completing and submitting your application, following you through each step until your case will be solved. At Ashwood Solicitors, we can help you and your family apply for the correct status to enter into or remain in the UK. Our highly specialised team in all aspects of legal immigration issues can help you with applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.

What About Family?

Brexit has changed the way EU and EEA nationals can live and work in the UK. If you’re an EU or EEA national, you’ll need to apply for UK immigration status to stay in the UK after 31 December 2020.

An EEA national is anyone from the following countries within the European Economic Area: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and Sweden.

Under UK Immigration Rules, family members of an EU or EEA national are considered to be a:

  • Spouse or civil partner.
  • Child or grandchild of you or your spouse or civil partner, if they’re under 21 or financially dependent on you.
  • Parent or grandparent of you or your spouse or civil partner who’s financially dependent on you.
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Enforcing EU residence rights

Millions of EU nationals and their family members have made the UK their home or place of work and Brexit caused great uncertainty for many. The transition period for this has now ended and the picture is a little clearer. The rules, however, can be bewilderingly complex and in many cases, residence rights can be confirmed with a simple application to the Home Office. Some cases are far from straightforward and our experience of applications within the EU and EEA immigration and the new rules imposed.

At Ashwood Solicitors, we understand that immigration is highly personal and sensitive and we reflect this in our advice and approach. Our dedicated immigration team aim to remove the stress from the immigration process and applications; we want to help you maximise your chances of a successful outcome.

EEA Residence Card

As a non-EEA (European Economic Area) national applying for an EEA family permit, the person will only be able to apply if the EEA citizen if you are already living in the UK or travelling with you to the UK within six months.

If you are then granted permission for your partner to join you in the UK, you can then apply for a residence card. This process can be complicated, which is where our expert team can help; we can guide you through the process and ensure all paperwork is completed correctly. We can also help you answer any questions you may have, help you to understand the immigration laws and assess your individual circumstances as per the new changes to the EEA law and European immigration laws.

Contact Us

At Ashwood Solicitors, we specialise in a wide range of legal matters, which has earned us an excellent reputation across the country. We can assist wherever you are based, including meeting via video link and we also have offices in Manchester and Blackburn.

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, call our friendly team today on 0161 248 4444 or email us at info@ashwoodsolicitors.co.uk.

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Why Choose Us?

Using our depth and expertise, we have helped clients with a wide range of legal matters. The Ashwood Solicitors team works with private clients as well as businesses to explore the best strategy that is specifically tailored to their requirements rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach. Our immigration experts provide professional, confidential advice and speak a range of languages, including Bengali, Urdu, Polish, Punjabi, Tamil, Malay, Kurdish and Arabic.

Our approach is to be proactive and work with you and other advisers to achieve your objectives and deliver successful outcomes as efficiently and swiftly as possible. We can clearly explain the legal issues and provide you with expert advice that is tailored to your specific circumstances.