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Immigration Advisory: The Alternative Route Into Law

Friday, 14 July 2017 12:05

September is about to roll around, now is the perfect time to reflect and work on yourself. You’re about to enter the stage of your life where your actions will count towards your future (no more sleeping in the back of the class!) Want do you want to achieve? Who do you want to be?

If you’re thinking of a career in law, you’ll need to be naturally poised, committed to your clients and have a passion that drives you forward. But law is a large and often difficult career path to navigate and if you’ve just started thinking about life after education then the possibilities can be endless.

Immigration has become the fastest growing sector of law in the UK, as Brexit draws closer more and more people are actively seeking to set up their immigration status; ensure future security for their family, and help navigate the often-difficult waters of British law. And an immigration adviser can do just that.

An Immigration Adviser is a trained professional who guides people through asylum claims, nationality, citizenship and visa issues. Immigration Advisers are regulated by the OISC (Office of the Immigration Commissioner) passing a test of competency will set you on the track to becoming a Level 1 adviser and over time you can work your way up to Level 3 and are able to handle priority cases.

To be a successful Immigration Adviser you need to be able to work with a variety of different people in unique situations, have a comprehension knowledge of both EU and UK immigration law, and want to get the best for the people you’re working for. It’s a demanding but ultimately satisfying profession for intelligent and caring people.

Studying for an OISC course supplies you with practical knowledge to pass OISC assessment and represent your clients in real world situations. The Immigration Advice Services host two-day OISC training courses up and down the country where you can learn UK immigration law, European Union Law and asylum law in a stimulating and lively environment.

Edward Mynott, who has been providing immigration advice for the past 15 years, is a OISC-regulated advocate in First-tier and Upper Tribunal appeals. He instructs IAS’ OISC courses and really believes in this career path. He states, “There are a lot of reasons to study to be an Immigration Adviser, it’s intellectually stimulating and allows you to be at the forefront of political debate and allows you to really help the people that need it.” Commenting on course success, he stresses, “You have to be tough and really believe in what you’re doing as you will be battling against certain bodies that are trying to make things difficult for your client.”

To set yourself on the path to becoming an Immigration Adviser you need to get started on an OISC training course today, to book your place simply contact the IAS at or ring 0203 468 9949