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Why South Africans Moving To The UK Need Immigration Solicitors

22 May 2020 | 2 comments | Posted by Thomas Wiggins in Get Court

South Africans moving to UK

If you are going through the immigration process, you might be wondering if you need an immigration lawyer or not. It's an entirely fair question to ask, but the process of immigration is not easy, and the laws vary a great deal from country to country, while the reason for immigration drives up the complexity of the application.

I'm sure you've been wondering why immigration lawyers have become the go-to when it comes to moving to another country and why few people try to do it independently. If you're still curious as to why an immigration lawyer is a better option, then this blog is going to cover you with everything that you need to know about the benefits of hiring an immigration lawyer for solicitation.

South Africans moving to the UK

The immigration process is complex, and while you may be well versed with the laws of your country, but when it comes to other countries like the UK, you may have no clue about what their immigration laws say. This is the case for many South Africans, as uncertainty in political and economic factors has seen a brain drain and capital flight from South Africa to the UK with South African ex-pats making up well over 100 000 UK citizens to date.

This massive migration of skilled labour, families, students and extended families is where an immigration lawyer comes into play. For example, if you are applying for the UK's immigration, you'll need to hire a UK visa solicitor to help you go through the process. Here are some of the benefits that you'll have if you hire an immigration lawyer or visa solicitor:

They can give you strategic advice

Every journey starts with the first step, no matter how miles this journey entails. But, you need to take that first step in the right direction, or else you'll get lost in the middle of nowhere with zero chances of returning back.

When it comes to the immigration process, the first step is always the most critical one, and if you need any advice, you need it before you take that first step. A legal adviser will help you in making your first step in the right direction that will lead you right to your ultimate destination.

They will be your trusted counsellor

More often than not, in an immigration process, there are more than one possible solutions to a problem. You can fill all the forms perfectly alright and still have troubles. An excellent legal solicitor will make sure that you choose the right option for you. They will counsel you with the pros and cons of every opportunity. So, by hiring an immigration attorney, you'll have a trusted counsellor by your side throughout the process of immigration.

They will save you both time and stress

Let's face it. Immigration is a stressful process. The worst part of immigration is the uncertainty that the whole process holds. There can be long and unnecessary delays, and it'll take a lot of time if you don't have someone experienced to guide you to the process. Sometimes, even if you have the best legal assistance, the judicial authorities can issue requests for evidence.

Therefore, you can't leave it at the chance and have to make sure that you have legal assistance with you to save yourself from trouble and stress.


It is the job of the immigration solicitor to make the whole process simple and stress-free for you. You may have a lot of other things to take care of at home if you are planning to move. The last you would want is the legal trouble in such a scenario. So, stop asking yourself if you need an immigration attorney or not because now you know all the benefits that you could have after hiring one.

Have you made the jump?

Have you considered moving from South Africa to the UK? Do you know friends and family who have? What was their experience like? Let us know in the comment section down below.

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