Immigration Solicitors

The immigration solicitors at Richard Nelson LLP are well-positioned to support you with legal challenges relating to immigration and visas. Offering depth and breadth of expertise, the team can help support both individuals and businesses with immigration to the UK.

We can assist businesses and individuals with immigration and visa matters for those looking to enter or remain in the UK. Our services range from visa and British citizenship applications to deportation cases and cover advice and assistance, case preparation, communications with the immigration authorities, application completion and application submission.

Richard Nelson LLP does not offer legal aid and the service that we provide is on a private fee-paying basis. All applications will be assessed on their merits.

Our Immigration Services

Representation & advice from specialist immigration solicitors

How we can help

Our immigration solicitors represent individuals and businesses with their personal or professional immigration and visa matters. These cases can arise from the need or want to enter the UK or from situations where leave to remain in the UK is required. The Richard Nelson LLP immigration team are experts in the following range of services:

Due to the ever-changing Immigration rules, policies and procedures, we understand the complex immigration process. We direct cases in a straightforward manner with clear advice to ensure the requirements are addressed to secure the desired outcome.

For accurate preparation, execution and submission of your individual application, our legal experts will ensure you have the best chances of a successful application process if you need to secure your status in the UK.

An inaccurately completed application or any flaws in the submission process or failure to meet the strict immigration rules could result in a refusal, which could lead to other complications. Our experienced immigration solicitors are committed to an excellent standard of service and discretion in all matters.


Our specialists can provide honest, clear legal advice and assistance for all personal immigration visas including short-term visit visas, spousal visas, further leave to remain and settlement applications.

We can assist with the following UK visa applications:

  • Spouse visas
  • Civil partner visas
  • Unmarried partner visas
  • Fiancée visas
  • Proposed civil partner visas
  • Child visas
  • Parent visas
  • Adult dependent visas
  • Further leave to remain in the UK
  • Visa applications for victims of domestic violence
  • Settlement applications including long residence and returning residency
  • EU settlement scheme – family permit
  • EU settlement scheme – pre-settled status
  • EU settlement scheme – settled status
  • EU settlement scheme – derivative rights of residence

Richard Nelson LLP’s immigration lawyers are experts in navigating the complex and restrictive requirements for UK visa applications and will work closely with you to ensure your application has the best chance of being accepted. Visit our page on UK visa applications for more information.

British citizenship

If you have lived in the UK for at least 5 years and have been granted either indefinite leave to remain (ILR) over 12 months ago or “settled status” under the EU settlement scheme, you may be eligible to apply for British citizenship.

In some instances, individuals automatically qualify for British citizenship and do not need to go through the formal application process. Our team of experts will review your case and provide clear and honest advice regarding the requirements. They can also advise on the registration of children and the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) (BN(O) visa. If you need more information, see our British citizenship page.

Business immigration

Our immigration solicitors are experienced in assisting businesses of all sizes, investors, and entrepreneurs with the complex immigration routes and visa requirements for the UK.

We assist businesses and individuals with all of the following visa applications:

  • Sponsorship licences
  • Skilled worker visas
  • Global business mobility visas
  • Health and care worker visas
  • International sportsperson visas
  • Minister of religion visas
  • Graduate visas
  • High potential individual visas (HPI)
  • Global business mobility – graduate trainee visas
  • Youth mobility scheme
  • Temporary work – creative worker visas
  • Seasonal worker visas
  • Charity worker visas
  • Religious worker visas
  • Temporary work – government-authorised exchange visas
  • Business visitor visas
  • Investor visas
  • Entrepreneur visas
  • Start-up visas
  • Global talent visas

Visit our business immigration page for further information.


If you do not have leave in the UK you may be at risk of being removed from the country by the Home Office. This may be the case if you have lodged an application that has been refused or your current leave has expired, you are an overstayer or have never secured leave to remain in the UK.

Deportation would significantly affect your family and private life and it is essential you have the right representation to give you the best chance of securing leave. Our expert immigration lawyers provide honest and clear advice to guide you through challenging deportation decisions.

Richard Nelson LLP’s team can assist with the following deportation matters:

  • Deportation appeals
  • Immigration bail applications
  • Applications to regularise leave outside the rules (LOTR)
  • Asylum applications
  • Stateless applications

Contact us to discuss your situation and we will advise you on the best course of action, or visit our deportation page for more information.

Our services and sector offerings

Our immigration lawyers' specialisms and other related services

Richard Nelson LLP is a UK-wide law firm specialising in immigration law and capable of working with clients throughout the UK. Learn more about how we can work with individuals and businesses.

  • British Citizenship Lawyers

    Work with our British Citizenship lawyers to secure citizenship in the United Kingdom.

  • Business Immigration Solicitors

    Our business immigration solicitors support businesses, investors and entrepreneurs in navigating the complex immigration routes into the UK and successfully applying for visas.

  • Deportation Immigration Solicitors

    Our deportation solicitors assist individuals to challenge deportation decisions and secure leave to remain in the UK.

  • Immigration Law Fees

    We have set out our average fixed fees for various types of immigration applications. We offer fixed fees where appropriate, as we appreciate that clients prefer the certainty of a fixed fee.

  • UK Visa Solicitors

    Our visa solicitors assists individuals, families and partners in obtaining visas to enter the UK.


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Whether you need support with a UK visa or British citizenship application for you or your family, are looking to secure leave to remain in the UK, or require immigration advice for business affairs, our industry-leading team of specialist immigration lawyers is on hand to help.

Your first telephone consultation with us is completely free and carries no obligations. In this call, we will discuss the particulars of your case and how we can help you. If, after the call, you decide to continue working with us, we will assess your case thoroughly and provide you with the best advice and representation possible for its duration. Our immigration services are conducted on a fixed fee basis. Learn more about immigration solicitor fees.

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