Immigration

Here at Crowley & Company Solicitors we are proud to be one of the few firms in Wales who specialise in immigration matters.

Our immigration department was originally founded by Hanif Bhamjee OBE. Hanif still supports and consults for the practice from his retirement. We are delighted with the department’s expansion and its considerable reputation. Our immigration department offers comprehensive advice, assistance and representation in all aspect of UK Nationality and Immigration law.

Along with our wealth of experience we are also able to offer (for those who are eligible) free advice, assistance and representation funded by the Legal Aid Agency; for those who may not qualify for the free assistance we offer competitive rates to suit all of our private client’s needs.

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Samantha Heenan
LL.B (Hons) JD
Solicitor
IAAS Level 2 Caseworker & Supervisor

Immigration Department Supervisor

Jane Caddick
GCILEx
IAAS Level 1 Caseworker

Caseworker

We are able to assist with the following::

Asylum claims including:

  • Claims for asylum.

  • Fresh Claims and further submissions.

  • Claims of an unaccompanied minor.

Visa Applications from abroad

  • Partner Applications.

  • Dependants.

  • EEA Family Permits.

  • Visitors.

  • Refugee Family Reunion.

  • Student Applications.

  • Points Based Applications.

Application within the UK

  • Extension of Stay as a Partner.

  • Applications based upon Family and Private Life.

  • Extensions of Discretionary Leave to Remain.

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain.

  • Appeals against the Home Office in relation to refusal of permission to stay.

  • Travel Documents

  • Naturalisation as a British Citizen.

  • Registration as a British Citizen.

  • Student Applications.

  • Point based system.

  • Applications to switch residence permit category.

We offer competitive fixed fees for all our services wherever possible, and will let you know upfront what our costs are expected to be. Legal aid may also be available and we can let you know if you will be eligible for this. However legal aid for non-asylum matters has become very limited.

We also offer a one off appointment for an hour for advice only for £100 plus VAT.

Notable Cases

DAM v SSHD– Asylum Appeal – secured Humanitarian Protection for a Togolese national including commissioning a Country Expert Report and Medico-Legal report from the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture

NM v SSHD – Appeal against refusal of further leave to remain as an Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child – secured Refugee Status for a previously unrepresented child including commissioning a country expert report and psychologist report.

NA v SSHD – Appeal against refusal of further leave to remain as an Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child – secured further leave to remain based upon a family and private life.

MS v SSHD – Asylum Appealsecured Refugee Status for an Iranian Christian convert after tracking down the American missionary who had baptised the client in Thailand.

MIO v SSHD – Asylum Appealsecured Refugee Status for a Sudanese national from a Non-Arab Darfuri tribe including commissioning a Country Expert Report in relation to his tribe and nationality.

BN v SSHD, ANG v SSHD, MK v SSHD, RS v SSHD and others – Asylum Appeal – secured Refugee Status for an Eritrean national on the basis that the Home Office Country Guidance was incorrect.

AGT and MA v SSHD – Immigration Appeal – secured Indefinite Leave to Remain for elderly Iraqi parents of three British children living in the UK as elderly dependant relatives under the previous rules after the Home Office rejected the initial application as invalid due to an issue regarding payment and a subsequent application was submitted under the current rules.

FIW v ECO – EEA Appeal – secured an EEA family permit for the mother of an EEA national after the ECO withdrew their refusal after receiving our grounds of appeal.

DT v ECO – Entry Clearance Appeal – secured a family reunion visa for the daughter of a refugee after the ECO withdrew their refusal after receiving our grounds of appeal.

RB v SSHD – Asylum Appealsecured Refugee Status for a Pakistani national who had been in the UK for several years with British family members before claiming asylum in the United Kingdom.

FA v SSHD – Asylum Appeal – secured Refugee Status for a Kuwaiti Bidoun.

MES and AM v SSHD – Asylum Appeals – secured refugee Status for a Doctor from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and her husband who made an independent claim for asylum after joining his wife in the UK.

SA v SSHD – Asylum Appeal – secured Discretionary Leave to Remain for an Eritrean national who grew up in Ethiopia following further submissions to as asylum claim made over ten years earlier which had been refused on third country grounds.

FD v SSHD – Asylum Appeal – secured Refugee Status for a Guinean national at risk of severe FGM if returned to Guinea.

ML and YL v ECO – Entry Clearance Appeal – secured leave to enter for the Chinese spouse and daughter of a Chinese national, granted indefinite leave further to the legacy programme, after many years apart while he resided illegally in the UK.

IE v SSHD – Immigration Appeal – secured Leave to Remain outside the rules, based upon family life for a Turkish national who joined his wife and children in the UK as a visitor before applying for an extension of stay from within the UK.

MP v ECO – Entry Clearance Appeal – a successful appeal against a refusal of entry clearance under Appendix FM of an American citizen relocating to the UK with her British spouse on the basis that the Immigration Rules make no reference to the requirement for a returning British spouse to have a job offer to return to.

GR v ECO – Entry Clearance Appeal – secured entry clearance for a Haitian national to join his wife and children in the UK based upon third party support from other family members under the previous spouse regime.

RO v ECO – Entry Clearance Appeal – secured entry clearance as a spouse for the husband of a British national in receipt of disability benefits after the entry clearance officer refused the application due to a lack of adequate maintenance on the basis that the arrival of the husband in the UK would automatically increase her benefits. The Entry Clearance Officer withdrew the decision upon receipt of our appeal directing them to the legislation which excluded such an increase in benefits where the spouse has no recourse to public funds.

JE v ECO – Entry Clearance Appeal – secured entry clearance as a fiancé for an Albanian national who had previously been removed from the UK after claiming asylum as a Kosovan.