You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration solicitors in LondonManchester or Birmingham in relation to your entry clearance application for Tier 5 Seasonable Worker visa and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

What Is Tier 5 Seasonal Worker Visa Category?

The Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa category is for migrants coming to the UK as seasonal workers in the edible horticulture sector through an approved scheme operator. This is a pilot scheme that will run between March 2019 and December 2020.

The ‘edible horticulture sector’ means those growing:

  • protected vegetables – those grown in glasshouse systems
  • field vegetables – those grown outdoors, including vegetables, herbs, leafy salads and potatoes
  • soft fruit – those grown outdoors or under cover (for example, in glasshouses or a polytunnel), such as strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, blueberries and all ribes and rubus species
  • top fruit (orchard fruit) – trees that bear fruit, such as apples, plums, cherries, and apricots
  • vine and bines – both twining or climbing flexible stems of certain plants – for example, hops is a bine, and grapes is a vine
  • mushrooms – typically covers Agaricus bisporus species but can also include more exotic species; typically grown indoors

What Is Seasonal Work?

‘Seasonal work’ means employment which fluctuates or is restricted according to the season or time of the year.

Who Are The Approved Scheme Operators For The Seasonal Workers Pilot Scheme?

Only 2 approved scheme operators have been endorsed by DEFRA for this pilot. The approved scheme operators, Concordia (UK) Ltd and Pro-Force Limited, are listed in Appendix U to the Immigration Rules.

This pilot is subject to an annual quota of 2,500, set by the Home Office, UKVI and divided between the 2 scheme operators.

For How Long Will I Be Granted Entry Clearance As Tier 5 Seasonal Worker?

Applicants can come to the UK for a maximum period of 6 months’ employment in the UK within any 12-month period under the scheme.

How Can I Challenge The Refusal Of Entry Clearance For Tier 5 Seasonal Worker Visa?

A refusal of an entry clearance application as a Tier 5 Seasonal Worker is challenged by way of an Administrative Review Request to the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM). If refusal is maintained by the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM), then the same can be challenged by way of Pre Action Protocol (PAP) and Judicial Review (JR) in the Upper Tribunal.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Tier 5 Seasonal Worker Visa UK?

  • Experts In Tier 5 Seasonal Worker Visa Applications: Our team of immigration solicitors is expert in dealing with Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa applications;
  • Fixed Fee For Our Services: We will agree a fixed fee for our professional services which will cover all our work on your application until a decision is made by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) on your entry clearance (visa) application;
  • Initial Assessment By Senior Immigration Caseworkers/Supervisors: The eligibility of the applicant for Tier 5 Seasonal worker visa will be initially assessed by one of the Supervisors/Senior Immigration Caseworker/Solicitor who will:
    • Take detailed information from the applicant pertaining to the relevant criteria to be satisfied and then assess the eligibility of the applicant in light of such information to advise the applicant to what extent the applicant will be satisfying the relevant criteria for the grant of the application;
    • Advise the applicant on the relevant criteria to be met by the applicant for the application to be successful;
    • Identify weaknesses and strengths of the application and devise a strategy to overcome the weakness, where possible;
    • Agree a plan of action which will be followed by the relevant caseworker and the applicant under the supervision of the relevant supervisor;
    • Prepare and email the list of documents to the relevant caseworker and the applicant so that both follow the list prepared and approved by the Supervisor;
    • Address all the queries of the applicant in relation to the application.
  • High Success Rate: Our team of immigration solicitors has very high success rate in Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa applications;
  • Fast, Friendly, Reliable and Professional Service: Our team of immigration solicitors will provide fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service for your Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa application;
  • Clients’ Testimonials: Our team of immigration solicitors provide high quality service to our clients. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our team of immigration solicitors;
  • Effective Communication: Where necessary, our team of immigration solicitors can use the modern means of communication to communicate with you including contacting through emails, skype, WhatsApp etc
  • Very Clear, Transparent & Through Approach: Our team of immigration solicitors will demonstrate a very clear, transparent and thorough approach in dealing with your application for Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa;
  • High Quality Control: We have very high-quality control in place whereby all the casework carried by the relevant immigration caseworker is actively supervised by the relevant supervisor to ensure that the plan of action as agreed during the initial consultation session is followed by the caseworker. All the documents prepared by the caseworkers are thoroughly checked, amended and approved and signed by the relevant supervisor before the same can be submitted to the Home Office UKVI. The firm works under the overall supervision and management of principal immigration solicitor who has 10 plus years  of post qualification experience (PQE) and where the need arises, the immigration caseworkers and supervisors would benefit from the expertise of the principal immigration solicitor to ensure that the case strategy is such that the case has highest possible chances of success.

How We Can Help With Your Entry Clearance Application For Tier 5 Seasonal Worker Visa?

If you instruct us to represent you in your application for Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa, the work to be carried out by our team of immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Assessment of your eligibility: We will assess your case and advise you on the prospects of success in the case;
  • Advice on relevant criteria (requirements): We will advise you on the relevant requirements to be met for the application to succeed;
  • Advice on total costs: We will advise you in advance on all the costs involved in the application including our fixed fee and any other third-party charges e.g. UKVI fees;
  • Advice on procedures: We will advise you on the procedures to be followed for preparation, submission and processing of the application including timeframe within which the application is likely to be decided by the Home Office UKVI;
  • List of relevant documents: We will prepare and email you the list of documents which you should provide us to be submitted in support of your application;
  • Assessment of documents: We will assess all the documents you provide us to advise you whether or not the documents you provide would satisfy the UKVI criteria for the grant of the application;
  • Completion of the application form: We will complete the application form and share the same with you to ensure that all the factual information given by us in the application form is correct;
  • Cover letter in support of the application: We will prepare cover letter in support of the application explaining the background of the case, the relevant legal requirements, documents being provided in support the application to meet the relevant requirements and where necessary addressing the key issues in the case. We will share the draft cover letter with the applicant to ensure that all the factual information and the documents listed in the cover letter is correct. The cover letter is finally approved by the relevant supervisor before it is submitted to the Home Office UKVI in support of the application to ensure the high quality of work carried out by the relevant caseworker;
  • Further Representations: Where necessary, we will prepare and submit further representations to the Home Office UKVI to enhance chances of success in the case;
  • Chasing up the Home Office UKVI for decision on the application: Where the UKVI has not decided the application within the service standards as published by the UKVI on their website, we will chase up the UKVI for a decision on the application by sending chase up letters to the UKVI;
  • Keeping you informed on the progress of the case: We will keep you informed on the progress of the case and will contact you through your preferred mode of contact to update you on the progress of the case;
  • All the follow up work until decision on the application: We will carry out all the follow up work until decision by the Home Office UKVI including dealing with any enquiries by the Home Office UKVI or request for further information/evidence in support of the application.

Our Fee For Tier 5 Seasonal Worker Visa Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £700.00 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services for Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fixed fee for our services will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on your Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any third-party charges e.g. UKVI fees.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

 

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