Checklist to find a good UK Visa Lawyer- Top 10 Rules

Choosing a UK Immigration Adviser or Solicitor Firm- Checklist

Introduction

For a UK visa application, if you find it challenging and difficult to prepare the application and documents yourself then only take help from a registered and professional UK visa firm. There are many factors which should be taken into account when instructing an immigration adviser or a solicitor such as registration, professional insurance, relevant experience, success rate and modes of services.

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Choosing Adviser- Checklist

For most of the people, this could be their first experience to find and get help for immigration matters to sponsor their partner, children or other family members in the UK or extend their visas, applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain ILR or Citizenship. For businesses, maybe they are looking to get professional advice for sponsor licence applications to sponsor migrant workers from inside the UK or outside the UK. We have highlighted the main points which can be followed to select the best possible visa firm for their immigration matters.

1. Firm Registration- Verify

The details of the immigration lawyer should be checked with the Licencing Regulatory Body. Use our postcode ST6 7AZ or search by our business name ZR Visas. https://home.oisc.gov.uk/adviser_finder/finder.aspx.

Our Registration- https://zrvisas.com/uk/our-credentials-how-to-verify-our-registratin-with-oisc-home-office-uk-how-to-verify-our-professional-indemnity-insurance/

Verify our Registration on UK Government website. We are Regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC, Home Office, UK). Registration Number: F201100207.

Verify our Registration on UK Government website. We are Regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC, Home Office, UK). Registration Number: F201100207.

2. Relevant Experience

Some law firms may have great customer reviews but their reviews may be for other non-immigration services such as commercial or residential property, inheritance, wills, criminal law matters. Therefore it may be worth asking and checking for relevant experience for the type of applications you need help with. We at ZR Visas have more than 16 Years of Experience in UK Immigration matters. See our success rate page for visa approvals dated back to 2008.

  • UK Parent Route Visa Extension ZR Visas UK 30 Jan 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa from Kenya ZR Visas UK 28 Jan 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa Application from Pakistan ZR Visas UK 27 Jan 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa from Kenya ZR Visas 26 Jan 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Canada ZR Visas UK 27 Jan 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from India ZR Visas UK 27 Jan 2023
  • UK Employer Sponsor Licence Application ZR Visas UK 20 Jan 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa from Tunisia ZR Visas UK 17 Jan 2023
  • UK Health and Care Visa Application 16 Jan 2023 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Parent Route Visa Application 16 Jan 2023 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Fiance Visa from Bahrain ZR Visas UK 11 Jan 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa from Saudi Arabia ZR Visas UK 9 Jan 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Srilanka ZR Visas UK 2 Jan 2023
  • UK Dependent Child Visa Application from Srilanka ZR Visas UK 2 Jan 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application FLR AF ZR Visas UK 30 Dec 2022
  • UK Fiance Visa from Algeria ZR Visas UK 29 Dec 2022
  • UK Fiance Visa Application from USA ZR Visas UK 26 Dec 2022
  • UK Employer Sponsor Licence Application ZR Visas UK 22 Dec 2022
  • UK Parent Route Visa Extension FLR ZR Visas UK 20 Dec 2022
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Srilanka 19 Dec 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Dependent Child Visa Application from Srilanka 19 Dec 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Fiance Visa Application from India ZR Visas UK 16 Dec 2022
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Algeria 13 Dec 2022
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Morocco ZR Visas 13 Dec 2022
  • UK Fiance Visa Application from Poland 8 Dec 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Morocco ZR Visas UK 8 Dec 2022
  • UK Fiance Visa Application from USA 23 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Fiance Visa Application from Spain ZR Visas UK 6 Dec 2022
  • Spouse Partner Route 10 Years 3 Dec 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • EU Settlement Scheme App Sam 3 Dec 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • EU Settlement Scheme App PR 3 Dec 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • EU Settlement Scheme App 29 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa Further Leave to Remain 28 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Fiance Visa from Philippines 22 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa from India 22 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa from India 21 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Skilled Worker Visa Health and Care Visa 22 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from India 18 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • British Nationality Naturalisation 21 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa Entry Clearance from India 17 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa from Romania 11 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Partner Spouse Visa from India 14 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Skilled Worker Visa Health and Care Visa 16 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application 8 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Naturalisation Application British Nationality 7 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain ILR Application 3 Nov 2022
  • Spouse Visa Application from Jordan 24 Oct 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Partner Visa from Netherlands20 Oct 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Skilled Worker Visa Health and Care 22 Oct 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Partner Visa from Pakistan 11 Oct 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Skilled Worker Visa Health and Care 16 Oct 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Employer Sponsor Licence CoS Allocation 29 Sept 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Extension FLR M 28 Sept 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Application 26 Sept 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Skilled Worker Visa 25 Sept 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Nationality Application Naturalisation Mother 19 Sept 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Nationality Application Naturalisation Son 19 Sept 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Switching Application from UK Fiance 31 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • British Nationality Application 29 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • EU Settlement Scheme Application 29 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • British Nationality Application 22 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Application Pakistan 19 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Switching from Fiance Visa 17 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • British Nationality Application Naturalisation 15 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa from Pakistan 11 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Health and Care Skilled Worker Visa 5 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Extension FLR M 27 Jul 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Swtiching Appllication 23 JUly 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Fiance to Spouse Visa Switching 16 July 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa from Pakistan 6 July 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Fiance to Spouse Visa Switching 6 July 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Sponsor Licence Application 1 July 2022 ZR Visas UK Skilled Worker
  • Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching 24 Jun 2022 ZR Visas
  • British Nationality Naturalisation 20 Jun 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • British Nationality 31 May 2022 Naturalisation ZR Visas UK
  • British Citizenship Application 30 May 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • British Nationality Application 23 May 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa FLR M Extend Stay 18 May 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Family Visit Visa 29 April 2022 Albania ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Extension FLR M 12 Apr 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Application 1 April 2022 on 10 Years Route ZR Visas UK
  • UK Family Visit Visa from Bangladesh 31 Mar 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Fiance Visa from USA 2 July 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Family Visit Visa from India 17 Jan 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Fiance Visa Application from Malaysia 13 Apr 2022
  • UK Spouse Visa from Ukraine Feb 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa from Veitnam 28 Feb 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Parent Route Visa Extension 7 Mar 2022 FLR ZR Visas UK
  • Child VIsa Extenson 7 Mar 2022 FLR App ZR Visas UK
  • Fee Waiver Application 1 Mar 2022 Home Office ZR Visas UK
  • Employer Sponsot Licence App 10 Feb 2022 ZR Visas
  • Parent Route Visa Extension FLR 4 Mar 2022 ZR Visas
  • Sponsor Licence Application 1 Mar 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • British Nationality Naturalisation 21 Feb 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa from India 11Feb 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa Partner Visa 3 Feb 2022 Premium Service ZR Visas
  • UK Spouse Visa Partner Visa 8 Feb 2022 Premium Service ZR Visas
  • UK Spouse Visa Partner Visa 11 Feb 2022 ZR Visas FLR M
  • Fee Waiver Application Approval 12 Jan 2022 ZR Visas
  • Spouse Visa FLR Extension 3 Feb 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Sponsor License Application 18 Jan 2022 CoS ZR Visas UK
  • Employer Sponsor Licence UK 28 Jan 2022 ZR Visas Home Office
  • UK Spouse Visa 21 Dec 2021 Algeria ZR Visas
  • Indefinite-Leave-ILR-1-Dec-2021-ZR-Visas
  • Indefinite-Leave-to-Remain-ILR-15-Nov-2021-ZR-Visas
  • Indefinite-Leave-to-Remain-ILR-5-Nov-2021-ZR-Visas
  • UK-Fiance-Visa-Application-FLR-11-Aug-2021
  • Indefinite-Leave-to-Remain-2-Dec-2021-ZR-Visas
  • ILR-Indefinite-Leave-to-Remain-Permanent-Residence-ZR-Visas
  • Indefinite-Leave-to-Remain-ILR-Application-7-Sept-2020-ZR-Visas
  • Indefinite-Leave-to-Remain-Application-6-Apr-2014
  • ILR-Application-under-PBS-13-Apr-2014
  • ILR-6-April-2014
  • Spouse Visa Entry Clearance 2 Dec 2013 ZR Visas UK

3. Success Rate

Making success claims is must easier than actually providing evidence of such claims. Asking for recent visa approvals (ideally within last 4-6 months) can help you to understand their success rate alongside their customer reviews. Checking dates of customer reviews with visa approvals can verify the success rate claims.

Types of Immigration ApplicationsSuccess RateYears
Spouse Visa Extension/ Switch Applications100%2006-2022
Fiance Visa Applications100%2006-2022
Fee Waiver Applications100%2006-2022
Parent Route/ Family & Private Life FLR100%2006-2022
Naturalisation (British Citizenship)100%2006-2022
Indefinite Leave to Remain100%2006-2022
Skilled Worker Visa100%2006-2022
Tier 2 General100%2006-2022
Employer Sponsor Licence100%2006-2022
EU Residence Card/ Settlement Scheme100%2006-2022
See latest Home Office decisions for our clients

4. Allocated case worker

Ask the question whether you will have an allocated adviser for your visa application. This brings a lot of benefits including a point of contact from the start to the end of the immigration matter. At ZR Visas, OISC (the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) Registered Adviser will be your case worker when you book our ‘Full Application Preparation & Submission Service‘.

5. Customer Reviews

The Internet brought a lot of blessings for all of us. Without stepping out, you can search, understand and evaluate any business. Google being the most widely used search engine, could be a starting point to search for an immigration firm. Google can provide customer reviews such as Google Business Reviews, Truslpilot Reviews, presence of a particular business on other social media platforms such as on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube.

Search ‘ZR Visas‘ to read all reviews on Google, Trustpilot, Yell, Bark, Facebook, 192.com. 5 Star Reviews across all platforms.

  • General Visa Advice ZR Visas UK
  • General Long Standing ZR Visas UK
  • General Visa Advice Spouse FLR ZR Visas UK
  • General Student ZR Visas UK
  • General Immigration Advice and App ZR Visas UK
  • General Successful Visa App
  • General Visa Application ZR Visas UK
  • General Not Just a Client ZR Visas UK
  • General IA ZR Visas UK
  • General Spouse Visa EC ZR Visas UK
  • General Visa Granted Fee Waiver Approved ZR Visas UK
  • General Successful Visa App after Refused App ZR Visas UK
  • Visit Visa App ZR Visas UK
  • Visa Application General ZR Visas UK
  • UK Visa Advice Extra Mile ZR Visas UK
  • Student Visa ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Youtube ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa UK Entry Clearance Amna ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Switching from Student ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa for Wife ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Successful Application ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Husband ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa FLR M ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Extension FLR ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa EC ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa EC USA ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa EC Pakistan ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa EC App Raja ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa for Wife App FLR M ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa App FLR M Extension ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa App FLR M ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse ILR Nationality ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Entry Clearnce ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse EC 5 Stars are Less ZR Visas UK
  • Nationality Child ZR Visas UK
  • Nationality Children ZR Visas UK
  • ILR Wife ZR Visas UK
  • Nationality Ebe ZR Visas UK
  • Nationality Application ZR Visas UK
  • Nationality Haruna ZR Visas UK
  • Nationality General ZR Visas UK
  • General Visit ILR Nationality ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse FLR M ZR Visas UK
  • ILR App ZR Visas UK
  • Sponsor Licence App ZR Visas UK
  • Skilled Woker ILR Nationality General
  • Skilled Worker Visa ZR Visas UK
  • Nationality Naturalisation ZR Visas UK
  • Nationality Mercedita ZR Visas UK
  • General Visa Granted ZR Visas UK
  • Sponsor Licence ZR Visas UK
  • ILR Husband ZR Visas UK
  • Fiance Visa UK App ZR Visas UK
  • General Family Visit Visa Father ZR Visas UK
  • Application Checking Service ZR Visas UK
  • BRP Renewal ZR Visas UK
  • Fee Waiver ZR Visas UK
  • Fiance Visa from Malaysia ZR Visas UK
  • Fiance Visa UK
  • Fiance Visa from Pakistan ZR Visas UK
  • Fee Waiver Geeta ZR Visas UK
  • Fee Waiver Application ZR Visas UK

6. Modes of service (online/ in person/ combination of both)

Though most of the services are provided online as pandemic has changed the world substantially. The different firms may have different modes of providing the servies such as in person, Online, email, WhatsApp, Skype, Post or combination of any of them. At ZR Visas, we used all above (except in person) modes to provide the best possible services, read mode.

7. Professional indemnity Insurance

Things can go wrong with the visa application. Therefore always ask the legal firm for their professional indemnity insuance. At ZR Visas, we are fully insured up to the £250,000 for all UK Visas, Immigration and Nationality matters. We never had any claim against us since we started our business in 2006. We are confident that it will never happen. But in any case, where you think that you have lost money in the form of visas fees and it was caused by our us, you are 100% protected.
Policy No: 14619867, read details.

8. Language(s)

If English is not your first language and you are unable to communicate at fair level then it may be worth asking for an adviser in your own language. The language barrier may cause misunderstandings between you and your adviser. We at ZR Visas provide advice in 5 Languages: English, اردو, हिन्दी , سرائیکی. پنجابی.

9. Fees- Hidden Costs & Surprised Bills

This is common to receive surprise bills, we observe in everyday life. Therefore asking for a fee structure in writing, asking about hidden costs, potential extra fees, VAT and any non-official disbursements may give you peace of mind. This will also help you to allocate and plan your budget for visa application.

We at ZR Visas have a very competitive One Single Fixed Fee. No hidden costs whatsoever. Read more details on our Fee Page. All our fees are clearly displayed on our website.

Application TypeFees (Fixed, No Hidden Costs, No VAT)
Naturalisation/ British Nationality£500
Spouse Visa Extension FLR/ Switching/ Entry Clearance£750
Additional Dependant/ Family Member applying at same time (within UK App only)£250
Immigration Home Survey (Virtual) Report£150
Indefinite Leave to Remain- ILR£750
Parent Route Visa Extension£750
Fiance Visa/ Marriage Visitor Visa£750
Family & Private Life Visa Extension£750
Visit Visa/ Family Visit/ Business Visit£500
EU Settlement Scheme Application/ Family Permit£400
Schengen Visit Visa£500
Subject Access£200
Student Visa Application£700
Skilled Worker Visa£500
Global Talent Visa- Endorsement£750
Global Talent Visa Application£750
Issue CoS to Employee£300
Employer Sponsor Licence Application£1100

10. Processing time to prepare and submit visa applicaiton

For most people, time is of essence and very important.This could be particularly important in cases where family members are living apart and making visa applications from outside the UK to join their loved ones in the UK (for example, Fiance Visa Application, Spouse Visa Application, Dependent Children, Dependent Relative), due to obvious reasons that visa processing on average takes 26 weeks or 6 months. Even so, it is equally important that the application is well prepared in the best possible way. In these circumstances, one should ask the business on how long they will take to prepare and submit the visa application.

We at ZR Visas prepare the application within 5 working days of receiving all documents and required information. On draft approval from the client, we can submit a visa application in as little as 1 working day.

The case worker or firm’s workload can affect the quality of the immigration advice you receive from them. At ZR Visas, the best interest of our clients is very important to us. Therefore, we only take new cases when we can handle them in the best possible way. This is the reason we have a 100% success rate in the majority categories of UK Visas. https://zrvisas.com/our-success-rate. Where we can not take new cases, we have a system in place for waiting lists for new clients. See current status. 

On first contact, if a firm is not willing to provide this information, one should vary of trusting their immigration matter with that business. Choosing the right immigration adviser firm or law firm for immigration can make a lot of difference in terms of quality of the work and cost.

At ZR Visas, we have details of almost everything on our website and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We understand that this is your right to know all the information about us, services, fees, visa success rate so that you can make an informed choice when choosing an immigration adviser for your next UK visa application. 

All our services can be booked online. 

Booking Our Service

For each visa, available services are listed in the ‘Our Services’ section of each visa page. For example, for spouse visa, from the menu, please select Spouse Visa. Within the page, go to Our Service section. Select the service you need, add the relevant service to the basket by clikcing ‘Add to Basket’ and click ‘Proceed to checkout’ like normal shopping. Fill in your name, address and contact number and click ‘Place Order’. You wlll receive order confirming email along with our business bank account details to make payment. Once you make payment, we will start wroking on your immigration matter. Feel free to contact us, should you need any assistance, read more.

Our Full Application Service

In this service, we do all the work for your visa, nationality or immigration application from very start to the end. We take care of everything and let you get on with your life while we work professionally and efficiently to get your visa, visa extension, indefinite leave to remain, EU resident permit or nationality. You can relax that your local and best in town immigration consultants are doing their best to get through the whole process smoothly, read more details.

Help

Feel free to contact us, should you have any questions about the services we offer. You can contact us by phone, email and WhatsApp.

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