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UK Entry Clearance Solicitors


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At Ashwood Solicitors, we have a strong success rate in helping families reunite in the UK by navigating the entry clearance process and assisting with Entry Clearance Applications. Entry Clearance Applications and the UK immigration laws are complex to navigate through, especially with all the paperwork involved. This is why you should get in touch with an immigration solicitor such as ourselves.

Our immigration experts at Ashwood Solicitors provide professional, confidential advice and speak a range of languages, including Persian, Farsi, Urdu, Punjabi, Kurdish, Arabic, and Polish.

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What is an Entry Clearance Application?

An application for entry clearance is where you fill out an application for a visa, used to check whether you qualify to enter the UK under the immigration rule.

At Ashwood Solicitors, our expert team of solicitors can advise clients on all types of UK visa entry clearance applications. With a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge, we aim to provide clients with support when applying for an Entry Clearance Application.

Spouses and partners

To bring a spouse or partner to the UK, you must satisfy the Home Office that you and your partner are:
● Lawfully married or in a genuine and subsisting relationship
● That any previous marriages and relationships have ended
● That you have sufficient income (at least £18,600 p.a.) to support yourselves
● You have access to accommodation
● Your partner speaks an adequate level of English
● Your partner is free from Tuberculosis

Many clients find the financial aspect of these applications intimidating. If you are self-employed, relying on pension income or the director of a limited company, the evidence you will need to provide is very specific. We would advise that you get this paperwork and evidence in order before sending documents to a Visa Application Centre.

In limited circumstances, you may be able to rely on exceptional offers of funding from third parties or job offers to support an application. If you are successful, your partner will be granted 30 months of leave to remain in the UK on a 5-year route to settlement. If not, we can assist you in troubleshooting what went wrong with an earlier application or appeal against a refusal.

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Adult dependants

You can sponsor any family member over 18 to join you. Still, you must show that they have medical issues with basic daily functions and that the care they require is either not available or not affordable in their country of origin. You must also show that you can accommodate them without requiring any state support for at least five years.

This is a significant narrowing of without requiring previously much more generous provisions and these applications are notoriously challenging. Getting appropriate medical evidence is crucial if you wish to proceed.


If you have limited leave to remain in the UK and your children outside of the UK, it is possible to apply for them to come and re-join you here. If they are applying alongside your partner, you will need to show sufficient funds to support them; they will be granted leave in line with your own.

If you are settled in the UK with indefinite leave to remain, you can apply for your children to be given indefinite leave to enter. You’ll need to show:

  • You have sufficient accommodation and maintenance to support your child
  • The child does not have an independent life outside of the UK
  • The role you have in making decisions for your child as a parent whilst separated
  • Any other compelling reasons for entry

Why Choose Us?

At Ashwood Solicitors, our team can provide expert advice, practical assistance and professional representation. When guiding you through the application and decision-making process, from start to finish, we never offer a one-size-fits-all approach. We can help with a range of immigration and entry clearance applications; our team also speak a range of languages, including Persian, Farsi, Urdu, Punjabi, Kurdish, Arabic, and Polish.

We take pride in the service we provide and the reputation of our solicitors when dealing with these complex immigration applications and appeals. Ashwood Solicitors has extensive experience in immigration law, with a specialist department that can offer straightforward, client-focused advice and guidance.

Contact Us

At Ashwood Solicitors, we specialise in a wide range of legal matters, which has earned us an excellent reputation across the country. We can assist wherever you are based, including meeting via video link and we also have offices in Manchester and Blackburn. For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, call our friendly team today on 0161 248 4444 or email us at

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