Legal Advice

What We Do

From our Head Office in Bolton and our second office in Preston, Compass Immigration Law Ltd offers worldwide advice on UK immigration matters –  including both in-country and entry clearance applications, European Economic Area (EEA) and EC Association Agreement (ECAA) status and permits, human rights matters, asylum and asylum fresh claims, nationality applications and sponsorship licenses.

Our team of dedicated, friendly lawyers and consultants have extensive practice in immigration law and offer a wealth of experience. We can arrange to meet with you in offices throughout the UK or even in your own home.

We are a professional organisation and take great pride in our work. Our business ethics are dedicated first and foremost to safeguarding the interests of our clients.

Compass Law also offer training and legal update solutions to other organisations and lawyers alongside business consultancy services.

Legal Advice & Representation

We provide advice, applications, appeal preparation and advocacy under:

  • The Points Based System (PBS) for tiers 1-5 including skilled workers, students and  investors both within the UK and overseas (including Administrative Review);
  • Tiers 2 and 4 sponsorship licenses and business consultancy including compliance audit;
  • Visit visas including multiple-entry, sports, marriage and student visits;
  • Spouse, fiancée and partner entry applications and settlement in the UK;
  • Dependent relative entry clearance applications and settlement in the UK;
  • EEA and ECAA family permits and permanent residence;
  • Applications to ‘switch’ from one form of visa to another while in the UK;
  • Applications for UK issued travel documents;
  • Asylum claims, asylum fresh claims and further submissions;
  • Consideration of UKVI decisions where there is no right of appeal;
  • Human rights applications outside the UK Immigration Rules;
  • Immigration bail and renewal hearings;
  • Deportation;
  • Applications for British nationality; and
  • Same-day checking service for British nationality, ILR and Family Reunion.

The above list of advice and representation offered by Compass Immigration Law Ltd is not exhaustive. If your enquiry does not fall under one of the aforementioned categories please contact us to discuss your matter as we may be able to assist.

Please contact us as our experienced advisers are available 7 days a week and can provide advice by phone, office appointment, home visit or over the internet.

Immigration Drop-in

Compass Immigration Law Ltd offer a weekly asylum drop-in service from both our Bolton Head Office and our Preston office. For Bolton, drop-in runs on Mondays between 10:00am to 1:30pm – for Preston, they are held on Fridays between 10:00am to 1:30pm. Please be advised this is except public holidays and closures for operational purposes.

The aim of our drop-in service is to establish whether attendees have a UK immigration legal matter that we can assist with. No appointment is required for drop-in, though you may need to wait and we cannot guarantee that you will be seen.

It is recommended that attendees who do not speak English bring with them an English-speaking friend to assist during drop-in.

Photographic identification is essential for all attendees for the purposes of record-keeping, otherwise you will not be seen.

Compass Immigration Law Ltd also offers an immigration and asylum legal advice surgery with SWAP (Support for Wigan Arrivals Project) in Wigan on the second Tuesday of every month. To meet with a consultant at SWAP please ring 01942 614 486 to make an appointment.

Unfortunately, Legal Aid is no longer available for the vast majority of immigration cases.

Same-day Checking Service

For clients wishing to apply for British Citizenship (naturalisation), settlement in the UK or to bring their family members from overseas under Family Reunion, we now offer peace of mind through a fixed-cost application form and document checking service without the need for legal advice.