At the beginning of April this year, the government issued updated service and application fees for migrants to the UK.

The fee increases are connected with the Home Office’s policies calling for tighter and more thorough immigration rulings, and will equate to around a 4% increase for most associated fees.

For migrants, this fee increase is another blow adding to the amassing red tape surrounding visa applications to the UK.

Immigration law is engulfed in policy, procedure and precedent which is principally designed to stabilise and control applications for residence in the UK, but in many cases, individual and exceptional circumstances are overlooked.

David Gray Solicitors LLP is the North East’s leading specialist law firm in matters of immigration. They offer a sensitive and efficient service to their clients in matters concerning, amongst others:

  • Nationality Law and Human Rights
  • Deportation, removal and challenging detention
  • Spouse and family applications to the UK
  • Visa and Immigration advice

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