The Home Office has the power to make a deportation order. A deportation order requires a person to leave the UK for the public good, usually after serving a criminal sentence in the UK. It prohibits him or her from re-entering whilst the order is in force. It also invalidates any leave to enter or remain.

Administrative removal is when the Home Office enforces your removal from the UK if a person does not have any leave to remain. If your application for leave to remain has been refused, or you did have some form of leave to remain but it has now expired.

Removals and deportations are usually carried out either on a commercial airline or by private charter flight.

We can assist you with challenging a removal or deportation on the following grounds:

  • Pending asylum claim or immigration appeal in the UK
  • Outstanding decision on newly submitted application

We can also assist in challenging an imminent removal by seeking an application for permission for judicial review / injunction to challenge the decision to remove or deport you from the UK.

At Chris Alexander Solicitors our fee for challenging a Deportation or Administrative Removal is £1,200 (+ 20% VAT) for our professional immigration services.  This fee will cover perusing any relevant documents, preparing a detailed representation and grounds for challenging the removal / deportation, advising on your rights  and all our work done until a further decision is made by the Home Office

The standard fee will not cover any disbursements which are incurred e.g. translation of documents, or subsequent representations. If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.

Detention / Bail Applications

The Home Office may detain a person who is subject to immigration control, while they wait for permission to enter or before they are deported or removed from the country. It is an administrative process, not a criminal procedure. This means that migrants and undocumented people are detained at the decision of an immigration official, not a court or a judge.

Home Office policy says that detention must be used sparingly and for the shortest possible period.

As part of our service, we will assess your circumstances to ascertain whether you may be particularly vulnerable to harm in detention. This includes the following:

  • suffering from a mental health condition or impairment
  • having been a victim of torture
  • having been a victim of sexual or gender-based violence, including female genital mutilation
  • having been a victim of human trafficking or modern slavery
  • suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
  • being pregnant
  • suffering from a serious physical disability
  • suffering from other serious physical health conditions or illnesses
  • being aged 70 or over
  • being a transsexual or intersex person.

You also may have been unlawfully detained if the following applies:

  • Valid leave to remain in the UK
  • Pending application for leave to remain in the UK
  • EU National or family member of an EEA national
  • Unlawful immigration decision by the Home Office
  • No imminent removal / no evidence of evading immigration controls
  • Unaccompanied minor at the time of detention

Immigration Detention Bail

Bail applications can be made in 2 different ways depending on your situation:

1. Application for Secretary of State Immigration Bail

You can apply to the Home Secretary for bail from the first day you arrive in the UK. This is called ’Secretary of State Bail’.

Our immigration experts will visit you at the immigration detention centre and take your detailed instructions. We will assist you with completing the bail application form BAIL401 and draft detailed grounds of the reasons why bail should be granted.

We will peruse the Home Office documents and will also advise you on necessary further documents you will need to include with your application. You will receive advice on the procedure relating to the likely bail conditions and also help in advising on suitable potential bail supporters. We will forward your application and necessary documents to the Home Office.

For this type of application, no hearing will be held and we will liaise with the Home Office until they have reached a decision on your application.

At Chris Alexander Solicitors our fee for an Application for Secretary of State Immigration Bail is £500 (+ 20% VAT) for our professional immigration services.  This fee will cover all our work until the Secretary of State has made a further decision on our application.

The standard fee will not cover any further bail applications or subsequent representations. If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.

2. Application to be released on bail by the First Tier Immigration Tribunal

You can apply to the independent ‘First-tier Tribunal’ for bail if you arrived in the UK more than 8 days ago.

Our immigration experts will visit you at the immigration detention centre and take your detailed instructions. We will peruse the Home Office documents and will also advise you on necessary further documents you will need to include with your application.

We will assist you with completing the bail application form B1 and draft detailed grounds of the reasons why bail should be granted. We will advise you on the procedure relating to the likely bail conditions and also help in advising on suitable potential bail supporters.

We will also advise you on the necessary documents you will need to include with your application and we will forward the same to the First Tier Tribunal.

We will provide legal representation for you at the oral hearing where an independent judge will decide whether you should be released on bail.

At Chris Alexander Solicitors our fee for an Application to be released on bail by the First Tier Immigration Tribunal is £600 (+ 20% VAT) for our professional immigration services.  This fee will cover all our work until the First Tier Tribunal has made a decision on the application.

The standard fee will not cover any further bail applications or subsequent representations. If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.