UK Immigration Law and Visa Types

Our immigration service is based in Inverness and we offer extensive experience across a variety of aspects of immigration and nationality law.

With a comprehensive and technically in-depth understanding of UK immigration law, a fully personalised approach and genuine dedication to fulfilling the best interests and wishes of our clients, you will find the specialist immigration solicitors at Grey & Co well-equipped to represent you in many UK immigration law matters. 

Our UK immigration legal advice services include:

Bringing Family to the UK

Our UK immigration solicitors are well-equipped with the skill and knowledge to assist you through every stage of reuniting your family in the UK. We liaise with you and your family overseas and prepare your application here in Inverness.  Once approved by you we will submit this online for you and advise you of further instructions which will include visiting your local Visa Service for your interview and to undertake biometrics.  Until a decision is reached we will review your file regularly and escalate your matter if the Home Office have missed their own published timescales for a decision to be made.   In the unlike event that an application is refused then we will of course advise you as to your right to an appeal if appropriate and work with you to find a solution.  We can also assist with renewal / extension of leave where appropriate and applicable, bearing in mind the need to provide timely instructions.

Indefinite Leave to Remain

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) provides those who have decided to make the UK their permanent home with peace of mind and freedom from immigration controls. The UK immigration system is extremely complex and challenging to navigate, which is why it is highly beneficial to have immigration solicitors on your side to relieve the pressure by ensuring your application is right first time.
British Citizenship
If you are considering making the UK your permanent home, you can rely upon our dedicated immigration lawyers to provide you with the highest level of advice and representation to assist you in gaining British citizenship. If you have been refused citizenship then judicial review may be an option and we have achieved numerous successes for our clients in such cases.

British Citizenship

Individuals can live and work in the UK free of any immigration controls if they are a British citizen.

You may be apply to apply to:

  • Register as a British citizen for example, if you have another type of British nationality
  • Become a British citizen by ‘naturalisation’ for example, after you settle in the UK

You may already be a British citizen based on where and when you were born, or your parents’ circumstances.  Although please note you are not automatically entitled to British citizenship if you were born in the UK.

Our Immigration team have a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist those who are unsure if they qualify as a British Citizen.

The EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme allows you and your family members to get the immigration status you need to continue to live, work and study in the UK beyond 30 June 2021. This status means you can continue to be eligible for:

  • public services, such as healthcare and schools
  • public funds and pensions
  • British citizenship, if you meet the requirements and want to apply

If you have not already done so, we would urge all affected individuals, including non-EU family, to register with the scheme before 30th June 2021.

Visiting the UK

Whether you are seeking to apply for a visa for friends or family to visit you in the UK, or wish to visit the UK yourself, you will need a good level of specialist UK visa advice to ensure your application is approved. Various supporting documents will need to be provided and there will also be a requirement to prove there is a genuine relationship between you and your visitor, or the person you are visiting. Visas are regularly refused, so to be sure of a successful application it is always wise to invest in expert advice.

Tier 2 (General) Work Permit

If you have been offered long or short-term skilled employment in the UK, you may be eligible for a Tier 2 visa. We will provide expert assistance with your application, paying meticulous attention to ensuring all your documents are in order for the best possible chance of success.

Tier 4 Student Visa

For students with a secured full-time place at a UK-based, Home Office registered institution we are able to offer specialist UK visa advice and guidance through the application process. We will ensure all your supporting documentation is correctly compiled and help you demonstrate what is required to meet the criteria for a successful application.

We Are Open - Covid-19 Update

Our office is open and we are taking on new clients. 

We are available to help you by telephone, email and video call including Whatsapp.  We are also able to offer face to face appointments, where that is your preference, and precautionary measures such as facemasks and the use of hand sanitiser are recommended.

If you have a new enquiry then please e-mail or telephone us on 01463 239011 and we will be happy to discuss your matter and see how we can help you. 

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to call our office on 01463 239011 or e-mail us at  In general, it is back to business.

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