Individuals who have committed a serious criminal offence, may find themselves at risk of being deported from the UK.

This is automatically the case if you have committed an offence for which you received a prison sentence of 12 months or more. It may also be the case if you have committed numerous offences and the Secretary of State is of the belief that it would be in the public interest to deport you from the UK. 

Currently the rules with regards to the Secretary of Sate’s ability to deport EEA nationals, are a lot more difficult and are dependent on how long the EEA national has lived in the UK and whether the EEA National poses a further risk to society. This is to change after Brexit so that EEA nationals committing an offence after the Brexit date, will be treated the same as any other non EEA foreign national. 

If you are facing deportation, you will be issued with a Notice of Intention to  Deport and given a short period of time to put forward reasons as to why you should not be deported.  It is very important to take immediate action and contact us as soon as possible so that we can make representations on your behalf and argue why you should not be deported.

If the Secretary of State has made the decision that you should be deported, you will be given a right to appeal against the decision to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, however, this may often be an out of country right of appeal only.

With your written authority we can often take instructions from family and or friends and can assist you from the onset in making the initial representations all the way to a full deportation appeal.

We can also help to make representations to revoke a deportation order, although this may often be very difficult to do, especially if it is less than 10 years from the date it was issued.

If you fear deportation, have been served with any deportation documents or have received a decision to deport/a deportation order has been signed, please call our team without delay to get advice and assistance.

Please contact our immigration specialist team on 0808 166 8831 or email a.minnaar@sydneymitchell.co.uk or m.southall@sydneymitchell.co.uk alternatively complete our online enquiry form.

 

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