Pahl & Associates

Pahl & Associates specialise in providing legal representation for UK Immigration and Visa matters.
We have 50 years of combined expertise in UK immigration matters and a proven track record of consistently providing professional, clear and honest legal advice.
We are based in Hounslow, London and look forward to assisting you with your UK immigration application or appeal.
Our multilingual team is regulated by the OISC at Level 3.


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    About Us

    With over 50 years of combined immigration experience in the UK immigration field, our multilingual team of qualified professionals have an excellent understanding of UK immigration legislation.

    UK Immigration has always been a complex area of law which is consistently evolving with new rules and policy changes being introduced by the UK government.

    It is essential that a client and their legal representative is fully aware of any recent changes to UK immigration legislation, processes and evidentiary requirements.

    If you fail to meet the strict immigration rules including recent online application submission requirements, your application is likely to be rejected and result in loss of application fees as well as uncertainty as to your future UK immigration status.

    At Pahl & Associates we strive to ensure we remain up to date with the latest immigration rules, policies and procedures. It is our aim to ensure that all our clients are aware of our immigration strategy being implemented to achieve a positive result. We will provide clear, honest and professional advice during the entire immigration process.

    Our extensive experience allows us to pre-empt any potential issues and formulate a workable immigration solution.

    We are committed to ensuring that legal fees are always agreed prior to undertaking your immigration instructions. This approach will inevitably assist you in managing costs related to your UK immigration application or appeal.


    How We Work

    Initial Phone Interview

    We discuss your UK immigration matter  by phone on a free no obligation basis.  We will review your options, confirm fees and ensure we are in a position to represent you. 

    Personal Consultation

    We invite you to schedule a personal consultation at our office or via Skype for an agreed initial consultation fee. This fee will be deducted from any future legal fees. 

    Legal Representation

    We agree to represent you in relation to your UK immigration application or appeal for an agreed fee and provide a client care letter confirming your instructions and our role.

    Why Choose Us

    Pahl Associates are on standby to advise you and provide legal representation for your immigration requirements. Whether you looking for your spouse to join you in the UK, apply for ILR or apply for British Nationality, we can help.

    • Free initial phone review
    • Regulated by OISC at Level 3
    • We agree a Fixed Fee before acting on your behalf
    • 95% success rate across all application types
    • 50 years of combined UK immigration experience
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    We represent clients in the following UK immigration matters.

    Family Entry Clearance / Visa

    Spouse/Partner Visa

    Fiance//Fiancee Visa

    Visitor or Student Visa

    Further Leave to Remain

    Visa Extension

    Visa Category Switch

    Same Day Service

    Indefinite Leave to Remain

    5 Year Route

    10 Year Route

    Same Day Service

    EU Applications

    Late Applications

    via EU Settlement Scheme

    Family Permit

    British Citizenship and Naturalisation


    Registration of Children

    UK Work Visas / Extensions

    Skilled Worker

    Temporary Worker

    Youth Mobility Scheme

    Graduate Route

    Immigration Refusals / Appeals

    Immigration Tribunal

    Administrative Review


    Discretionery  Leave

    Returning Resident Visa

    Biometric Card

    Our Team

    Balvinder Pahl LLb Hons

    OISC – Level 3

    25 years of immigration experience submitting UK Visa and Home Office applications in addition to representing Immigration Appeals.

    Balvinder Pahl LLb Hons

    Balvinder Pahl LLB(Hons)
    Immigration Consultant
    OISC Level 3
    Pahl & Associates was founded by Balvinder Pahl.

    Balvinder graduated in law and has more than 30 years of experience working exclusively in area of immigration law. He began his career in 1989 as an Immigration Counsellor with the Immigrants Advisory Service (IAS)

    Since leaving the IAS, Balvinder remained in the UK immigration field as an Immigration Consultant in private practice and as an Immigration Executive with a leading immigration law firm in the U.K. Bartram & Co Solicitors.

    During the past 3 decades, Balvinder has dealt regularly with government departments and overseas posts whilst helping thousands of individuals and families with their immigration applications.

    Balvinder has also represented clients before the Immigration Appellate Authorities on a regular basis. In the past he has been quoted in legal journals and newspapers in matters pertinent to his immigration experiences and successful client decisions.

    Balvinder regularly attends and participates in seminars/courses relevant to immigration practice in order to keep abreast of the ever-changing U.K. immigration regulations and policies and to provide competent and professional services for the benefit of his clients.

    In addition to being registered with the OISC at Level 3, Balvinder is registered with ICCRC and has actively been practising Canadian immigration law for the past 15 years.

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    Peter Bartram LLM

    OISC – Level 3

    30 years of  immigration experience submitting UK Visa / Home Office applications as a Solicitor and representing Immigration Appeals

    Peter Bartram LLM

    Peter Bartram LLB MA
    Immigration Consultant
    OISC Level 3
    Peter is our senior associate and has a longstanding reputation as one of the UK's leading immigration law practitioners.

    Peter graduated in law at Bristol University in 1978, and went on to qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales in 1981. He later obtained a Masters degree in socio-legal studies at Brunel University.

    Since 1984 Peter has specialised in immigration cases. For several years he was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and was formerly convenor of its Family Immigration Sub-Committee.

    Peter was one of the first solicitors to join the Immigration Law Panel of the Law Society of England and Wales, and subsequently attained senior level accreditation in immigration law awarded by the Legal Services Commission. Over the years he has presented numerous training courses to immigration law professionals and regularly appeared as an advocate in immigration appeal proceedings before the Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

    In 2014 Peter retired from practice as a solicitor after running his own immigration law firm, Bartram & Co Solicitors for over 20 years. He now works for Pahl & Associates as a part-time consultant and non-practising solicitor and is registered with OISC as a Level 3 advisor.

    His expertise in immigration law was noted in several editions of Chambers UK Legal Directory of the leading solicitors and barristers which described him as follows:

    "Peter Bartram never fails to impress those who refer work to him... He is technically excellent and very responsive to the needs of clients."

    "He has a wide geographical spread of clients... Personal advice includes family sponsorship work for settlement and visits, applications and appeals... The caseload further extends to advising on commercial immigration issues for small businesses"

    Peter is also a fluent speaker of Spanish and French.

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    Sindy Locmele LLb

    OISC – Level 1

    5 years of UK immigration experience submitting Visa / Home Office applications, online applications, legal research, and office administration.

    Sindy Locmele LLb

    Sindy Locmele
    Immigration Consultant
    OISC Level 1
    Sindy is an essential part of our team and provides exceptional support in preparing our client immigration applications.

    Sindy has over 3 years of experience in dealing with all aspects of the UK and EEA immigration.

    Having attained her undergraduate degree in law at University of Latvia, Sindy is also accredited by OISC Level 1. Sindy is fluent in Latvian and English

    Sindy is known for her professionalism and her excellent attention to detail. She is always very dedicated to ensuring that she achieves the best outcomes for our clients.

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    What people say about us

    “Thanks to you Mr. Pahl and you team unstinting efforts I won my ILR appeal.  I had given up and expected to leave the UK!

    ZW – Leicester

    “Everything worked out with my student appeal and I’m back in the UK. Thank you for all your hard work.”

    L. Nyache – Nairobi, Kenya

    “A big thank you for helping with my wife’s visa appeal and son’s indefinite leave to remain application”

    F. Sweet – Devon

    “Mr. Pahl thanks for helping with my brother’s visa application. I had given up hope after his previous lawyer had lost his previous appeal.”

    R. Sidhu – Reading

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      Useful Links

      The following UK government weblinks may assist you in accesssing latest information related to UK immigration matters.                            If you need more information and detailed legal advice feel free to contact Pahl & Associates.

      UK Visa Options

      Click to see if you need a visa to enter the UK and/or submit an application for leave to remain in the UK

      Visa/Application Fees

      Click to see latest UK government fees for visa and Home Office applications

      English Language

      Click to see English language requirements for your UK immigration and Nationality requirements

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      Our Services

        • Entry Clearance/Visa Applications
        • Home Office Applications
        • Immigration Appeals
        • British Nationality
        • Late EU Settlement Applications
        • Indefinite Leave to Remain
        • Student / Skilled Worker Visa
        • Biometric Card
        • Same Day Service Applications

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