Immigration, Visitor Visa Application or Nationality Application?

If you need help and advice with an Immigration, Visitor Visa Applications or Nationality application,

get in touch with John Atkins today.


With over 23 years of immigration and nationality law experience and a successful track record of applications and repeat applications, we can help.


We provide specialist immigration and nationality services here

in the South-West.


As a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association, we offer first class advice and service at transparent and affordable prices. With John Atkins you will receive a truly personal, professional and compassionate service.

Specialist services include family entry clearance, as well as complex nationality cases and appeals.


We understand the emotional and sensitive nature of immigration law and as such, our advice is always personal, unbiased and sympathetic.


Member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) who represent only the most serious professional lawyers in immigration.

John Atkins | Exclusively Immigration

John Atkins is the only independent specialist immigration solicitor in the South West.​


Visitor Visa Applications


John Atkins is the only independent specialist immigration solicitor in the South West.​

John Atkins | Exclusively Immigration

Elevate Your UK Immigration Experience with John Atkins, Your Trusted Immigration Solicitor.


At John Atkins, we understand that the prospect of immigration can be both a challenging and transformative experience, especially when it comes to keeping families together. Led by John Atkins, a fully qualified immigration solicitor, he is committed to providing a professional, empathetic service that strives to not only reunite families but also address the complexities that arise from immigration issues.


When it comes to facilitating the arrival of spouses and children to join their UK-based families, precision and thoroughness are our guiding principles. The application process, which includes sometimes formidable forms, can be an intimidating terrain for many. As an immigration solicitor, John recognises that detailed, error-free evidence is not just beneficial, it is an absolute necessity:  as is a clear understanding, and application of, complex immigration laws and Rules which you probably won’t realise from just completing a form.



The stakes are high, with the current Home Office fee for each family member's application standing at a substantial £1846. For dependents, such as elderly parents, this fee surges to a significant £3250 per individual. With such an investment on the line, perfection in the immigration application process is non-negotiable. In the unfortunate event of rejection, the fee is non-refundable, potentially leading to prolonged periods of separation.

Long-Term Residency Rewards: Indefinite Leave to Remain.


For individuals who have made the United Kingdom their home for an extended period, there exists a potential pathway to securing indefinite leave to remain under the long residence rules. However, the current climate surrounding immigration has led to understandable apprehension among those who have resided continuously in the UK for many years.


It's entirely plausible for someone to have a compelling reason to be in the UK, yet their immigration status was never formally regularised. This is a complex issue that demands careful attention and expertise from experienced immigration solicitors.


In such situations, it is imperative to assess your immigration status and explore the available avenues. Capita, a company entrusted by the UK Government to manage cases of unauthorised stay, may initiate contact, emphasizing the significance of timely action. Here at John Atkins, our immigration service provides the knowledge and experience to navigate these intricate scenarios.

Calming Your Concerns.


In moments of concern, it's vital to stay composed while seeking professional advice promptly from qualified immigration solicitors. There may be avenues outside the standard Immigration Rules where the Home Secretary can exercise discretion to rectify a resident’s status. As experienced an immigration solicitor, John is equipped to provide the guidance and support needed to address these concerns and pursue the most appropriate course of action.

The Art of Appeal:

A Strategic Approach


Appeals can be a recourse, but they come at a cost. Notably, you cannot introduce new evidence that wasn't presented in the initial application to the entry clearance officer. This makes the initial immigration application process all the more crucial.


Regrettably, clients have occasionally endured prolonged waiting periods only to learn that the Judge's authority is limited in considering fresh evidence. Any pertinent evidence should have been submitted during the initial immigration application. This highlights the importance of thoroughness and accuracy from the outset, as emphasised by our immigration service.


To pre-empt appeals, our immigration applications are meticulously prepared, adhering to High Court presentation standards in bundle preparation. This strategic approach, recommended by experienced immigration solicitors, minimises the likelihood of recourse to appeals, saving time, money, and emotional strain.

A Voice for Your Cause.


Our professional advice, provided by a highly qualified immigration solicitor, is geared towards minimising the necessity for appeals. Nevertheless, when appeals are unavoidable, a well-crafted appeal, coupled with our expert advice on tactics, can be priceless. With an extensive network of peers, recommended by seasoned immigration solicitors, we can confidently recommend the finest advocates, ensuring that geographical distance doesn't unduly escalate your costs. This network extends to highly experienced Tribunal advocates, ensuring that your immigration case is in the hands of experts.


During consultations, we promptly evaluate the viability of success in an appeal and provide guidance on alternatives that are both cost-effective and time-efficient. Our commitment, as trusted immigration solicitors, is to not only navigate the complexities of the immigration process but also to do so with a keen eye on your best interests.

Going the Extra Mile:

Tailored Solutions for Every Immigration Scenario


At John Atkins, we understand that every immigration case is unique, and we approach each one with a personalised strategy. Whether you're seeking to unite your family, secure long-term residency, or navigate the appeals process, our team, led by an experienced immigration solicitor, is committed to going the extra mile.


Our experts are well-versed in the intricacies of immigration law, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of service from an experienced immigration solicitor. We stay abreast of the latest updates and changes in immigration policies to provide you with accurate, up-to-date advice.


We recognise that the immigration journey can be emotionally taxing. Led by a highly qualified immigration solicitor, we are here to provide not only legal expertise but also emotional support, helping to alleviate the stress that can often accompany this process.



A Legacy of Success:

Testimonials That Speak Volumes


Our track record of success speaks for itself. Over the years, we've helped numerous families reunite, individuals secure their long-term residency, and clients navigate the appeals process with confidence.


These testimonials, provided by satisfied clients, are a testament to the quality of service we provide. We take great pride in the positive impact we've had on the lives of our clients, and we're committed to continuing this legacy of success.

Your Trusted Partner in UK Immigration.


Choosing the right partner for your UK immigration journey is a decision of great importance. At John Atkins, we don't take this responsibility lightly. We're dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service, expertise, and support throughout every step of the immigration process.


Contact our us today to schedule a consultation and let us be your trusted partner in achieving your UK immigration goals.

Calming Your Concerns.
The Art of Appeal
Going the Extra Mile:
A Voice for Your Cause
A Legacy of Success

Guiding You with Care.


With our Family Application Service, led by our experienced immigration solicitor, you can have confidence in our dedicated expertise in ensuring a meticulous and efficient immigration process. Our approach is rooted in empathy, recognising the emotional weight that accompanies the immigration process, particularly when it involves matters of family.

The 180-day absence rule doesn’t apply to people with a spouse or partner visa​

Immigration appeals are much more likely to succeed if there’s an oral hearing​


John Atkins | Exclusively Immigration
ILPA Member
John Atkins | Exclusively Immigration

Member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) who represent only

the most serious professional lawyers in immigration