Deportation is the act of legally removing a foreigner from the country. If you are a national of another country and have been sentenced for a crime in the United Kingdom, such as overstaying according to the length of your Visa, it is highly probable that you will be deported.
You can be deported if you are not a citizen of the United Kingdom and you are sentenced for a criminal offence, especially likely if the crime is sentenced to more than a year, or if a legal entity such as the state secretary or criminal court suggests deportation is the correct measure.
Seeking legal help during the deportation process is highly recommended and ASL are specialised in immigration-related law fields. Although tricky without legal help, there are several grounds on which you can avoid deportation:
If you have solid connections to the United Kingdom, especially in the form of family that are currently in the country and deportation may separate you from loved ones, especially dependent family members, you may be able to appeal against deportation more easily.
You may also challenge deportation if your deportation is against principles of the UN or the United Kingdom in relation to displaced people or your age if you were under 18 during your conviction. You may be able to challenge deportation more easily if you are an EEA national or have lived in the UK for a long period of time prior to any criminal activity.
You are exempt from deportation if you are a British Citizen.
Deportation is a difficult legal situation to deal with on your own and for that reason, it is important to seek the help of legal professionals. ASL are happy to provide you with all the support and guidance you need to successfully appeal against deportation. Contact us on 01706 711176 for 24-hour advice.
How will we help you?
We know how frightening deportation is, which is why it is recommended to work with legal experts, who can guide you and support you during your application. ASL have onboard many experienced, immigration focused solicitors and we will fully commit to helping you on every step of your case:
- We will review your situation and your desired outcome and determine the best way to deal with your case
- We will help you fill out any necessary forms, taking much of the pressure off you and letting one of our experienced solicitors deal with the technical work including submitting any forms to the Home Office
- We will write your Letter of Representation to best present your case
- We will personally liaise with legal bodies in order to swiftly resolve your situation
Even if your case is unsuccessful, you may be able to appeal. You will be provided with a letter by the Home Office which will explain how you should leave the country or if you can appeal the decision. If it is possible to appeal, it is best to follow up with ASL and continue getting legal guidance. If you are not presented with an opportunity to appeal, you may able to take your case for a judicial review. Whether you get the opportunity to appeal or take your case for judicial review, ASL will be happy to best deal with the case for you and maximise your chances of success.
Deportation can be very scary to deal with as you may feel things will swiftly and dramatically change in your life. It’s very important to have the correct legal advice as this is a critical process in ensuring you remain in the country legally. ASL will be happy to support you in getting you the decision you deserve. Contact us on 01706 711176 for 24-hour advice.