What advisers can do
Immigration advisers are only allowed to give you advice on things they’re qualified to help you with.
You can see what advice they can give you by their ‘level’. There are 3 levels.
Check an immigration adviser is allowed to give you the advice you need before you use them.
Only a level 3 adviser can appear on your behalf at an immigration tribunal.
Level 1 - advice and assistance
A level 1 adviser can give you advice on simple cases, for example getting a business visa extension when you have no problems with work and all necessary documents.
Level 1 advisers can advise you on:
- entry clearance
- leave to enter
- leave to remain
- nationality and citizenship
- EU and EEA law
The detailed guide explains what level 1 advisers can do.
Level 2 - casework
Level 2 advisers can do everything that Level 1 advisers can do, but can also accept more complicated cases.
You may want to use a level 2 adviser if you’ve had problems in the past with immigration and want permission to remain in the UK.
Advisers in this category can also help:
- with claims for asylum and human rights applications
- get your visa application decision reviewed (an ‘administrative review’)
- if you entered the UK illegally or stayed after your visa expired
- if you’re being removed or deported
The detailed guide explains what level 2 advisers can do.
Level 3 - advocacy and representation
Level 3 advisers can do everything that Level 1 and 2 advisers can.
They can also appear on your behalf at an immigration tribunal. In certain situations they can help you if you go to court.
The detailed guide explains what level 3 advisers can do.