What is Immigration Bail?

Mandatory immigration detention is the practice of detaining or imprisoning individuals who are considered to be illegal immigrants or unauthorized to enter into a country until a decision is made by to either grant a visa and release them from
detention into the community, or to repatriate them to their country of departure.

Immigration bail is when people who are detained by the UK Border Agency can make an application to a court for release, usually under certain conditions. All detainees have the right to apply for bail if they have been in the UK for at least 7

When a detainee makes an application for immigration bail, they are brought to an immigration court where an independent Immigration Judge decides on whether detention should be upheld.
The case can be presented by a legal representative and will generally be opposed by a Home Office Presenting Officer.

Taking legal representation early on is essential to ensure that the rules are applied correctly in each case for bail and we can also assist with a strong initial bail application to try to ensure that you are released on bail.

Will I be Granted Bail?

The immigration authorities have a duty to grant you bail unless they can prove that there is a good reason for detaining you.
The main reasons you may be detained are:

  • It is likely that you will not comply with the authorities while your application is being decided
  • The authorities need to establish your identity
  • You are waiting to be removed from the UK or the outcome of a fast track application

Our specialist team will assess the legalities and merits of the case and will offer expert advice and immigration advice and support in these matters.
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Conditions of your Immigration Bail

If you are granted immigration bail, there might be certain conditions you have to obey.

You might have to:

  • Report regularly to an immigration official
  • Attend an appointment or hearing
  • Be restricted on where you can live
  • Have an electronic monitoring tag
  • Have restrictions on the work or studies you can do
  • Obey any other condition decided by the person granting your bail

If you do not follow the terms of your immigration bail you might:

  • Have your immigration bail conditions changed so that there are tighter restrictions
  • Be charged with a crime
  • Have to pay the money agreed at the hearing – or your Financial
  • Condition Supporter might have to pay
  • Be returned to detention

How We Can Help?

Our specialist immigration solicitors can:

  • Apply for temporary admission (release) through a bail application
  • Assess the legality of immigration detention and the making of a claim for damages
  • Assist with foreign prisoners facing deportation from the UK when their bail application is refused
  • Assist with foreign prisoners with a bail application to revoke deportation
  • Represent you at bail hearings for the immigration detention revocation of leave or nationality

How We Can Help?
We are experts in dealing with immigration detention and bail applications. If you consider that you have been detained for an unreasonable period of time, you need to apply for bail, or are facing deportation, then we can assist.

Why Choose Us?

Our specialist immigration solicitors will be by your side throughout all stages of your bail application. They will discuss your circumstances and present you with options on how to proceed.

Legal advice should always be sought before an application is submitted, the case must be argued well and in detail to show evidence that you meet the requirements.

Our solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with all types of immigration matters. They will expertly guide you in all aspects of your case and are ideally positioned to explain any complexities and can represent your position robustly in order to achieve your desired outcome.

How to Get in Contact

Please call us on 01234 350 244 or email us at info@dvsolicitors.com for further information and advice about our family visa application services. We will happily provide you with a free initial discussion about your individual circumstances.

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