Hadi Law

Residency and Citizenship

Providing honest and affordable advice, representation, and legal services to clients nationwide

At Hadi Law, we want to help you achieve residency and British citizenship as swiftly and smoothly as possible. Our team have successfully advised and represented clients applying for residency or citizenship for over 30 years’. We appreciate that if you are struggling to achieve settlement or citizenship it can take an enormous emotional and financial toll on you and your family. Therefore, our Immigration Law Solicitors put their heart into ensuring your application is approved. If your residency or citizenship application has been refused, you can be confident that we will leave no stone unturned in our work to get UK Visas and Immigration to reverse their decision and approve your application.

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“I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from Hadi Law. Zeemal and Ivan completely went out of their way to ensure that the case I had given to them was handled quickly and discreetly. There were times I was completely unable to provide them with required documents due to an ongoing illness, but they were patient and helpful and supported me through that with great care and respect. They understood what I needed, and everything was done in a timely and professional manner. I received the outcome they had told me I would and for that I am very impressed.

Super reliable team and service. Great communication and understanding of each individual person’s case and circumstances. I have already recommended Hadi Law to my siblings and a friend.”

You can trust that our Immigration Residency and Citizenship Solicitors will always act in a way that is in your best interests. We will work effectively and efficiently to achieve a positive result in your case.

Please call us for an initial consultation on 01772 447000 or request a callback.

Indefinite Leave to Remain

Depending on the type of visa you have, after a certain period of time (normally five years), you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) also known as settlement. This means you can live, work, and travel in and out of the UK free from immigration law restrictions. You must meet several eligibility conditions, including passing the Life in the UK test and meeting the English language and continuous residence requirements.

British Citizenship

For many migrants, obtaining British Citizenship is a dream come true. Unlike ILR, which you can lose if you are out of the country for two years or more, British citizenship is normally for life. Having British citizenship means you can vote in local and general elections and obtain a British Passport. You need to meet several requirements to become a British citizen, including holding ILR or Settled Status for 12 months minimum. You must also be of good character and have not broken any immigration rules during your time in the UK.

Right of Abode

Having a right of abode means you can live and work in the UK without any immigration restrictions. British citizens automatically have right of abode as do some Commonwealth citizens. For example, Commonwealth citizen may have a right of abode if one of their parents was born in the UK and a citizen of the United Kingdom and colonies when the applicant was born or adopted. In certain circumstances, you can obtain a right of abode through marriage; however, special conditions must be met and you will invariably require legal advice to make a successful application.

Stateless Person

If you are not recognised as a citizen of any country and are unable to live in any other country, you may be able to apply to live in the UK, even if you have been refused asylum.

EU Settlement Scheme

When the UK left the EU at 11pm on 31st December 2020, the right of freedom of movement also ended. EU citizens living in the UK who wanted to remain in Britain had to apply for settled status or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. The deadline for most people to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021. However, some exceptions for late applications apply. An Immigration Law Solicitor can advise you as to whether you have grounds to make a late application.

If you have pre-settled status, you can normally apply for settled status if you have lived in the UK for five years.

How Hadi Law Solicitors can help

Hadi Law Solicitors provide specialist, compassionate immigration law advice and representation. You can be confident that by choosing us, you will receive honest and affordable legal services. Our team care about our clients and are committed to providing responsive, proactive, friendly service and getting the outcome you want

“Hadi law Solicitors are great professionals; they are really experienced and informative. Especially Katie and Sana who have been showing support since the start. Really impressed with the customer service. Will be using them for the future.”

For further information speak to us on 01772 447000 or reach out to us on our 7 day a week WhatsApp helpline 07869760533.

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