Immigration Law

We provide legal services on all UK Immigration matters, whether it be Judicial review applications, applications under the Points Based System; all types of Visa’s such as; Student Visa’s; Dependant Settlement Visa’s; Visit Visa’s, or any other applications for leave to remain (such as EEA, Family and Private Life (Article 8), Asylum or Indefinite leave to remain). Our firm is aware of the often unsettling nature of Immigration matters and our lawyers are fully equipped in dealing with sensitive immigration matters and will offer a bespoke service tailored to our clients’ needs. We also have a wealth of experience in dealing directly with the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Home Office).

UK Student Visa Applications

The United Kingdom has some of the oldest and most respected universities in the world. If you or a family member want to study at a British institution, but the student is a foreign national, our expert student visa solicitor Jawad Baig and his team can help you apply for a student visa, or help you extend your current visa so that you can continue your studies in the United Kingdom.

Bentley Sterling & Co Solicitors are here to offer you assistance and guidance through a process that can be exceptionally complicated. With our expert advice, your application for a student visa will be straightforward and easy to understand.

Bentley Sterling & Co Solicitors will help you Apply for Student Visas in London

We also understand that time is often of the essence in organising studies, so we offer a premium same-day student visa application service to get you on your way.  The visa application process can be complex and weaknesses in your case could lead to delay or rejection.

Minimum Requirements for Student Visa Applications

Before being accepted on a student visa, you must have been accepted onto a course in the UK and have the ability to pass an English test. We can help you successfully navigate the system to get you where you want to be.

Whatever your educational intentions, Bentley Sterling & Co Solicitors will provide our expertise and assistance for all immigration matters. Our student visa team can help give you easy to understand advice, friendly support and help you through every stage of the application process.

Apply for a Student Visa

Pre-Entry Clearance Service

Some students may require some specific preparation to maximise their chances of a successful application. A delayed or failed application could have a significant impact on a student’s education and their future prospects, so we have developed a service to assist you in meeting basic entry requirements.

We can arrange an English test at one of our centres, with a fast turnaround to get your application moving. We can also assist in your search for a UK based course with our affiliated colleges and universities to secure a confirmed acceptance of study letter.

Entry Clearance

We understand what the Home Office are looking for in a successful visa applicant. Our expert visa team will assess your case and discuss the strong points of your application and advise you on how to improve any weaknesses.

We’ll also handle the paperwork, completing your Tier 4 application form and preparing a covering letter to the British High Commission, making further representations on your behalf. We’ll be there every step of the way until a decision is reached on your student visa application.

Fast Track Service

We know that sometimes, you urgently require a fast decision regarding your visa application. That’s why we have created our same day service for switching to a Tier 4 visa, made possible by our links to the Home Office and Public Enquiry Office. By attending the Home Office, you will usually get a decision on your application on the very same day.

Your personal student visa solicitor will prepare all the relevant documentation and accompany you on the day. You will be required to provide biometric data as part of the process, but your legal representative will be there to help.

We have various fixed-fee and fast-track packages to suit your requirements, whether you only require student visa advice, a review of your application, or assistance in preparing your visa to study in the UK.

Switch to or Extend a Student Visa

We have extensive experience when it comes to extending a student visa, should you require extra time in the UK. Our specialist team will guide you through the requirements for a successful extension, advising you on how to achieve the outcome you desire.

We can also help when switching to a general student visa under the points based Tier 4 visa. Let our solicitors help you change to a student visa.


If you have made an application for a Student Visa and it has been refused, you might be able to appeal that decision. Our solicitors will review the grounds of refusal and prepare your appeal for you.

The firm has a wealth of experience amongst its lawyers and we draw on our expertise to provide exceptional and specialist legal services on the following areas of law:

At Bentley Sterling & Co Solicitors, we appreciate that English is not everyone’s first language, however we welcome instructions from clients of all nationalities and walks of life. Within our office we have staff that can speak and understand French, Spanish, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
We also have the benefit of access to local interpreters too if needs be, so clients can be rest assured of clear communication and thorough understanding throughout the duration of a case.