The OISC allows different levels of qualification to be acquired and I have been struck by the quality and professionalism shown by some firms. Indeed one firm I rate highly is United Kingdom Immigration Services (“UKIS”) based in West London and headed up by the excellent Nelam Trewin. I have had a number of referrals and instructions from them and have found them to be the equal of and indeed better than a great number of immigration solicitors.Paul Turner – Barrister, Mansfield Chambers,
UKIS helped my wife obtain a spouse visa for the United Kingdom. I contacted them from the United States in order to help me. I was very nervous with the procedure at the beginning, as I found the UK government website very complicated. UKIS answered all my questions and concerns in a very timely manner. I found this company to be very professional and I am planning on using them again when it is time to extend my wife’s visa.Paul Hyams - Winchmore Hill London,
Absolutely excellent, timely communication from Gerard around every query we had, and the advice given at all stages of the visa application was clear and specific, allowing us to ensure we submitted every single piece of relevant information. A 100% recommended service - many thanks.Paul and Eunice - Carlisle,
I had been going through a stressful time over the past few years due to my parent’s immigration case. My lawyer at that time was not clear; we had no idea of where we stood and where given the run-around.
In October 2015, I started searching for a new immigration lawyer, there were so many. I came across UKIS and luckily decided to call and make an appointment. The consultation was conducted by Nelam and Shabana. The advice was very clear and I didn’t hesitate instructing UKIS. Shabana was assigned to handle the case and guided me through the process and paperwork. She had great knowledge and was very patient listening to our complicated case. My mother and father’s cases were separate and complex.
My father was previously refused a family visit visa and a subsequent Judicial Review claim dismissed. In 2015, he applied again and was refused. Nelam and Shabana managed to get the refusal overturned by way of a pre action protocol letter. A few days after the pre action protocol letter was sent I was informed by Nelam that she had received notice that the refusal had been overturned and my father would be issued entry clearance . I couldn't believe this news was for real!
Thanks to UKIS my father got his visa in December. I cannot explain how happy we are as a family. UKIS were amazing and I would like to thank Shabana , Nelam, Hardeep and the whole UKIS team.
I would, without any hesitation whatsoever, recommend UKIS to anyone with immigration problems. They are passionate about their work and care about their clients.L.K. - Retail Manager, London,
I was in a difficult situation in terms of my complex ILR application. I spent more time out of the UK than was allowed for an ILR application . Having spoken to many firms about this, I decided to instruct UKIS. This was because when I spoke to them, it was evident they had experience dealing with complex applications like mine. UKIS handled my application with great care and professionalism. They dedicated a huge amount of time and effort to my application to ensure that I had the highest chance of success, many out of office hours were spent on my application going through every detail with great care. Despite the tense and stressful situation I was in, Shabana was always calm and assuring. My application was a success and my family and I were granted ILR.
I would like to thank Nelam and Shabana for their pure dedication and support through what was a very anxious time for me and my family. Even after submitting our applications, Shabana stayed in contact with me. She was the one who broke the good news to me and I am forever grateful to UKIS. I highly recommend UKIS for their outstanding service and commitment.Mr S Uslay – Director Pozitron Ltd, IT Manager in a global insurance company,
I first came across UKIS in 1999. Since then I have referred many clients to them, most of whom had difficult applications. Quentin and Nelam have great knowledge dealing with all aspects of immigration law. They have travelled abroad to represent some of the clients I referred. I would highly recommend UKIS.M Singh – Lakshmi Sweet Centre – Wolverhampton,
My partner (a US citizen) was refused entry to the UK. I immediately researched on-line for solicitors and companies specializing in UK immigration law. There were several, but fortunately for us, I found UK Immigration Services and after a phone call to Nelam, I decided to take up the offer of a consultation to discuss the circumstances.
I remember deciding that I was going to appoint Nelam and her team before the consultation was even over, that's how well she presented her experiences and knowledge of such issues and dealing with the UK Home Office. Gerard Harrison was appointed to deal with our case which he did in a very professional way, always a prompt reply to any of my emails, and addressing our concerns.
He guided us through the process and paperwork, and produced documentation that contained all the relevant details which were eventually presented to the British Embassy with my partners application. My partner's settlement visa was granted on the first application, we couldn't have been happier!
The fees charged are sensible and worth it in my opinion. I would recommend UK Immigration Services to anyone who has any issues with UK Visas/Immigration issues for their partner or family.Ken Patterson - Maritime Engineer, Hampshire,
We were not happy with the Solicitor dealing with our case. UKIS were recommended to us, we contacted them for a consultation and without hesitation instructed UKIS to handle our case. In June 2015 we received the good news that our case had been successful. Thank you so much to Nelam, Hardeep and Gerard - you handled our case professionally and we were never left wondering what was happening, we never had to chase you. Having UKIS handle our case took away a lot of the stress we were experiencing. We can now enjoy our lives and go on holidays as a family, a luxury most people take for granted. UKIS provide a friendly professional service, they have high ethical standards and we would recommend them to anyone facing immigration problems.
Thank you !Mihaela & Ardian Alija, London,
UKIS helped me and my wife in obtaining her visa. Right from the very beginning of the process they were there for us every step of the way. I am so pleased that I decided to instruct them. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their services to anyone who needs the assistance of an immigration lawyer. Great company, great people and above all great service!Lee Alaba - Property Consultant, London,
After having a visa application rejected due to inaccurate legal advice from another firm, my husband and I were cautious about choosing a lawyer to work with. We spoke to a number of other lawyers, none of whom impressed us quite like Nelam did. From our initial meeting and all throughout the process, she provided the most clear and practical advice and instruction.
Nelam and Gerard were both excellent at answering questions clearly and demystifying the rules and requirements of our visa. They both fielded a number of anxious emails from me, and dealt with my concerns in a professional and kind manner. Thanks to UKIS, my application was very thorough and professionally presented, and it was accepted within 24 hours of being received by the Home Office, in spite of the previous refusal.
Working with Nelam and Gerard made an otherwise scary and overwhelming visa process manageable and straightforward. I would absolutely recommend UKIS, and I fully intend to return to them for future visa and Indefinite Leave to Remain needs.Mr. and Mrs. Hudson, Surrey,