Who we are and what do we do
MyUKVisas is a specialist immigration law firm. Our very experienced team helps both private clients and businesses to navigate the UK’s immigration rules and law. We have a well-deserved reputation for our expertise and for going the extra mile for our clients.
MyUKVisas is a trading name of MyUKVisas Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with Company Number 10403294. Our registered office is 64-66 John William Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1EH. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and our registration number is 639810. Our VAT number is 276991835.
How to contact us
What personal information do we collect?
Your personal information may be collected by us during the course of our business with you, including via our website. This will include when you request information from us, when you engage us to act on your behalf or when you engage with one of our staff. We need to collect your data so that we can effectively deliver our services to you. More specifically, this is so we can:
To undertake these goals we may process the following personal information:
A: If you visit our website
B: If you are a prospective or actual client in receipt of our services
With regards to clients and prospective clients, we also collect information to enable us to market our products and services. For this purpose we collect:
C: If you are applying for a job at MyUKVisas
How we use your personal information
We may use your information for the following purposes:
A: Fulfilment of Services
We collect and maintain information that you voluntarily provide to us to enable to us process your visa application or other business with us. The information is used so as to provide the best possible service to you.
B: Client enquiries
Our website enables you to request information about our services using an electronic enquiry form or via the telephone. We need this information so that we can advise you in the best possible way.
C: Legal Compliance
We use your personal information to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, including Anti-Money Laundering Regulations. It is our legal and regulatory obligation to do so.
We use your personal information to assess your suitability for any position for which you may apply at MyUKVisas. With your consent we may also use this information to assess the performance of MYUKVisas with regards to equal opportunities legislation and to ensure that we do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis. This information is required to ensure that we make the best possible recruitment decisions and that those decisions are based solely on merit.
E: Marketing communications
We may carry out postal or email marketing using your personal information. We will make every effort to ensure this is relevant to your situation and interests from what we know about you from our interactions with you, including email communications, web enquiries and face to face meetings. We will only send you marketing communications where you have consented to do so.
F: Client insight and analysis
Who we share your personal information with
It may be necessary to share your personal information with third parties so as to ensure your case or other matter is successful. This could include the Home Office, UK Visas and Immigration, the UK’s courts, tax authorities and translation services. Please note this list is not exhaustive and it will depend on the particular circumstances of the issue being dealt with.
How long do we keep your personal information for?
For visitors to the website, we will retain relevant personal information for at least three years from the date of our last interaction with you. This is in compliance with our obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to keep the data for longer to comply with regulatory or professional indemnity obligations.
For clients we are required to keep personal information for at least six years to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Again, it may be necessary to keep data for longer for regulatory or professional indemnity reasons. We may then destroy such files without further notice or liability. If personal information is only useful for a short period e.g. for specific marketing campaigns we may delete it.
Confidentiality and the security of your personal information
We take your personal security very seriously and take every necessary step to ensure that the data you provide us with is kept securely. This is design to ensure that we guard against unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification and unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All of our staff are obliged to respect the confidentiality of such personal information.
Your other rights, including how to access your personal data
Under GDPR legislation you have the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict, move or object to the use of your personal data.