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Article 8 - Surrender Singh Route

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We can assist you with all aspects of immigration law. This includes any problems concerning visiting, working, studying, settling or conducting business in the UK.

Why Choose Us for Immigration

SJS Solicitors is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme. This is awarded to firms who have an extremely thorough understanding of the UK's immigration and asylum laws. SJS Solicitors are proud to hold Level 2 membership, and our Principal Solicitor, Mrs. Sukul, holds supervisor status with over 17 years of experience fighting for her client's immigration rights. SJS Solicitors have been accredited since January 2006.

We are fully aware of the fact that the United Kingdom immigration laws are ever changing and can be very complex. It is therefore essential that you consult us for specalist legal advice before making any application that concerns any aspect of immigration law and the UK.

Our immigration team are specialists in drafting and submitting Article 8 applications, generally this route is used to allow an individual to reside in the UK legally by proving that they have established a family life in the UK and has close family relations already residing in the UK.

It is important that the evidence submitted for an Article 8 application has legal merit as it is evidence which is unique and specific to each case which effectively determines whether a person has a right to reside in the UK.

The Court of Appeal addresses this issue in the case of Singh v The Secretary of State for the Home Department setting the guidelines for Article 8 applications.

As this is a technical area of immigration law, getting the right advice and guidance is essential for a successful application.

SJS Solicitors have been accredited by the Law Society at both a Level 2 and a Supervisor Level for Immigration and Asylum cases and as such are very well placed to give your application the highest chance for success.

Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights states:

  • 1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
  • 2. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic wellbeing of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

As a guideline, generally to be successful in an application under this category requires the following criteria below to be met:

  • The applicant must show that they have an established a family life in the UK and has close family relations such as husband or wife, civil partner or children
  • additionally evidence of wider families such as grandparents, grandchildren, uncle, aunts living in the UK is sometimes required

The guidelines listed here are only an introduction as to what is needed for a successful Article 8 application, there are other requirements which will be dealt with once we are instructed. When our immigration team at SJS Solicitors submit these applications on behalf of our clients we always ensure that in each and every case that all potential and available evidence is properly sought, pursued, obtained, and assessed before any application is submitted to the Home Office. Further we continue to represent you after the application has been submitted to the best of our ability. Your application is prepared comprehensively and you are assisted through the entire application process.


Our Fees for an Article 8 Application varies depending on the complexity of the case but as a guideline will start in the region of £1875 + VAT, this includes our consultancy fee of £125 + VAT, which includes a 45 minute meeting with our Principal Solicitor where we discuss the details of your case, and allow you to decide if you would like to proceed with instructing our firm, if you decide not to, only the consultancy fee is payable. Our fees do not include any Home Office fees or disbursements which have to be paid separately.

Our consultancy fee includes:

  • A 45 minute meeting with our Principal Solicitor
  • A client care letter detailing all advice given in the meeting sent within 24 hours
  • The option to choose if you want to instruct our firm or not for your matter

If you are considering submitting an Article 8 application and currently reside outside the UK, we urge you to contact our firm by following this link or telephone us on +442086754436 so that we can help ensure that your application is a success.

If you reside within the UK, we recommend that you book a consultancy meeting with us by following this link so that we can discuss your application face to face.