I have worked as UK immigration advisor and lawyer for more than 21 years. I know that the journey to change your life can start with a visit to the UK. Visiting the UK can often be the prerequisite to migrating to the UK on a permanent basis. It can be a great opportunity to get informed about the genuine work and business opportunities that exist in the UK. You know that old saying “seeing is believing” well I would agree with that. There really is only one way to find out.
Here at DIY UK, we can help you with your journey. We will provide clear, step-by-step guides and blog content on how to complete your UK visa application. Not just visit visa applications but any UK visa application. Each month we will focus on a particular immigration category such as a spouse visa or skilled worker visa. We will explain what the application process is, how you meet the rules etc. If you are seriously thinking about making the UK your permanent home then you must visit the UK before making any important decisions about living there permanently. Make sure it is right for you and your family.
Ultimately, our monthly content will save you hundreds of pounds in lawyer fees. You may also be surprised to find some less obvious benefits to completing your own immigration application!
There are three main reasons why making your immigration application yourself could be the best choice for you.
First, it is extremely important that you provide the Entry Clearance Officer or Home Office with as much information about your personal circumstances as possible, and clearly no one knows your personal circumstances better than you. Even after explaining everything to your Solicitor, they still may not provide a full and accurate account of your personal and immigration history. The more information you provide about your personal circumstances, the easier it will be for the Entry Clearance Officer and or the Home Office to make the right decision about your case.
Secondly, you can complete your application at a time and place that suits you. You don’t need to wait for inconvenient appointments, or hope that your Solicitor will prioritise your case above all their others – you are your own client so you can guarantee you will be top priority!
The third reason to complete your immigration application yourself has already been stated above, it can save you hundreds of pounds! We understand that the mandatory visa and home office application fees are very expensive. We also understand that the real fear most people have when considering making their own application is making a mistake that leads to their application being refused. Let us take away the fear of completing your own immigration application by guiding you through each step.