Our Services

Immigration Law

If you are looking to visit the UK as a tourist, wish to work here or settle with your family, the first most important decision you need to make is to decide who will help you get through the necessary stages and gather all the vital information to present your application in the best way possible. At Lansbury Worthington we take on all new applications with one aim; to have our applications granted while giving our clients a stress free and quality service.

We specialise in all aspects of immigration law such as helping individuals bring family members to the UK, helping partners bring their spouses to the UK, helping individuals get student visas and Points Based System visas.

We at Lansbury Worthington believe that providing as much information to the UK Immigration & Visa Agency UKIV (previously known as UK Border Agency) will assist them in having a better understanding of your personal circumstances and your needs. The first stage of our services is to produce a plan of action. This will enable both the solicitor and the client to understand what steps we will be taking on your behalf and what is required from the client to be able to get the results we want.

Ziba Akarcay who leads the immigration team also specialises in the Turkish Association Agreement (Ankara Agreement). We do immigration cases with UK points based systems and have skilled and experienced solicitors who will assist our clients throughout their cases and explain in detail what is required from A-Z. There are extensive immigration paths to take; the most important aspect is being able to assess individual needs and determine what type of visa is most suitable for our clients.

Brexit – EU Nationals

All EU nationals who have been in the UK for at least 12 months and wish to apply for British Citizenship will need to apply for a permanent residence card first. This change was introduced by the British Nationality (General) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/1806) and came into force on 12 November 2015.

All applications for naturalisation will be refused for EU nationals who require the permanent residency card first. Under these circumstances any fees paid will not be refunded. We have applied for many permanent residence cards and all have been successful.

We currently don’t have solid information, as to where Brexit will leave the EU nationals regardless of any promises being made politically. We take the view that you have nothing to lose by making a Permanent Residence Application and subsequently the Naturalisation Application to become a British Citizen to protect your interest in the UK.

Brexit – Businesses

In June 2016 the UK held a referendum whether to leave or stay in the European Union.   Although the result is not what most had expected, the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union.

With the outcome of the referendum followed many uncertainties for UK based businesses and this will continue until any final decisions are made in regards to agreements the UK will make with Europe. The summer saw quiet reflection on the vote and its effect. With such political decisions businesses are bound to be affected.

The business sectors and areas which are likely to have implications are construction, data protection, employment issues, European Insolvency Regulation, Intellectual Property, General Litigation, mergers & acquisitions and many others. If you have any concerns regarding your business and the future of Brexit please contact us to discuss further. We will continue to update you as further developments occur.


All our immigration work is privately funded. We offer competitive fees for quality work and high standard of customer service. Please consult us directly for our fees and payment arrangements.

Immigration - We Can Help

You can come to the UK for the following reasons:

  • as a visitor, to visit family or friends or as a tourist;
  • to work or to start a business;
  • as a student;
  • to settle here with family.

We recommend you seek immigration advice if you:

  • want to sponsor somebody to come to the UK, either as a visitor or for work;
  • bring a family member here to visit or live with you;
  • understand what options you have for staying in the UK.  

We always ask our clients to remember that taking the wrong course of action can mean;

  • wasting your time and money on failed applications;
  • having your application returned as invalid;
  • having your application refused;
  • being prevented from entering the UK;
  • being removed from the United Kingdom;
  • being banned from re-entering the UK.

Types of Visa & Applications

  • Tourist visa 
  • Business visa
  • Student visa
  • Permanent Residence
  • Marriage/spouse visa
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain
  • Naturalization
  • EACC [Ankara Agreement]

To get more information or to book an appointment please call Mrs Ziba Akarcay on 020 8563 9797 or email za@lansbury-worthington.co.uk