Immigration Law Advanced

Immigration Law Advanced logoOur Immigration Law Advanced Accreditation covers all types of immigration law work.

You must be accredited as a senior caseworker if you want to carry out and receive payment for immigration work under a Legal Aid Agency contract.

Eligibility

To apply for the accreditation, you must be a senior caseworker under our Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation.

You must be able to show you have:

  • a high level of understanding of immigration and asylum law and practice
  • done a minimum of six hours of immigration and/or asylum focused training during each of the previous three years
  • successfully managed a range of complex cases

These cases can be through working:
• in private practice
• for an organisation regulated by the Legal Aid Agency

How to apply

To apply for accreditation, you’ll need to:

  • meet the eligibility requirements
  • submit a detailed application
  • attend an assessment

The accreditation process takes around six to eight weeks. It can take longer if we receive high volumes of applications or if you do not give us all the information we need.

Find out how to apply

Cost

The cost of the accreditation is made up of an application fee and a membership fee.

We’ll send you an invoice when we receive your application.

Application Application fee Membership fee Total (including VAT)
Initial application £515 £0 £618

Other fees Cost Total (including VAT)
Late application £123 £123.60
Certificate re-issue £10 £12
Appeal against decision to refuse accreditation £258 £309.60

Promoting your accreditation

We have logos, certificates, window stickers and more for you to promote your accreditation.

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Membership

Download a list of Immigration Law Advanced Accreditation members (PDF 119 KB)

This list is updated monthly.

If you’re a member of the public, you can find accredited members in your area by postcode using Find a Solicitor.

Contact us

Call: 020 7320 5797

Email: accreditation@lawsociety.org.uk

Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

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