There are many ways you can prepare your visa application, but the only way that matters is the ‘right way’.
The best way to make sure you do it the ‘right way’ is to use a professional immigration adviser to prepare your visa application for you.
And the easiest way to find an immigration adviser you can trust is to use Help with my visa!
We’re like an ‘Airbnb for immigration advice’ that makes it quicker, easier and safer for you to get professional help making your visa application.
Here are 7 top reasons why people use Help with my visa! to beat the bureaucracy when applying for their visas.
And at the end we’ll tell you exactly how you can get started with your visa application the ‘right way’.
1) Transparent visa service offerings
One of the biggest frustrations in getting immigration advice is the lack of transparency.
There’s very little information available online about exactly what you’ll get with the service.
And good luck finding a price online – virtually all immigration advisers ask you to call them to get a quote.
And this is even after the Law Society has required all legal services, like the provision of immigration advice, to use fixed price offerings wherever possible. And if fees are published, they’re typically embedded deep within a website and aren’t easy to find.
Comparing prices and services between immigration advisers is even more challenging due to the differences in detail published online.
But when you use Help with my visa! to find an immigration adviser we make it easy and transparent for you to compare different service offerings.
Each service we offer has a detailed service description that contains common information, making them easier to compare.
And when you’ve settled on a shortlist of options, you can use our ‘Compare a service’ tool to quickly view offerings side-by-side to decide which service best suits your needs.
So using Help with my visa! will save you a lot of time and hassle finding the right immigration advice service for you.
But what about the immigration professionals providing these services? How do you know you can trust them?
Great question, and the subject of the next point.
2) Only vetted immigration professionals
Every immigration professional listed on Help with my visa! has gone through a 3-stage vetting process before we list their services for sale.
This protects you as a client as you know the firm you’re dealing with is legit.
It also means that we protect the overall integrity of Help with my visa! by only associating the immigration professionals who work with us with other reputable firms.
The first stage in the vetting process is to ensure that the immigration professional has the required legal credentials to provide the services they want to sell.
For example, in the UK, all immigration professionals providing immigration advice for UK visa applications must be registered with either the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) or the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). We check these registrations before proceeding to Step 2.
Step 2 in the vetting process is performing a credit reference check on the immigration professional’s business. We’re looking for financially strong and stable businesses, as well as checking that the business is still a ‘going concern’., i.e. that they’re still in business.
We’ve refused to list many firms who’ve not passed this step as they couldn’t demonstrate that their business was financially sound.
Finally, Step 3 involves a customer feedback review.
We look for a minimum 4 stars out of 5 for service quality, and seek to clarify any issues raised in poor reviews to satisfy ourselves that they won’t reoccur.
This customer feedback review ensures that we only list immigration professionals on Help with my visa! who have demonstrated exceptional customer service. This means you can be sure you’ll receive an excellent service from anyone you buy from on our website.
3) Fast, 100% online service
The traditional way of getting immigration advice takes a lot of your time.
You search for immigration advisers online.
Click on the top search result.
Try to find what you’re looking for online (but unfortunately, it’s usually not there…)
So you give them the immigration adviser call – during office hours – and spend 20 minutes giving out all your personal information to hopefully get a quote or a call back several hours later.
And as you’ll want to compare that information with another immigration adviser to make sure you’re getting the best deal, you’ll go back to the second search result and click.
Rinse and repeat.
You can spend hours online – during your busy workday – and still not get the help you need.
That’s why Help with my visa! is 100% online.
We give you all the online tools to search for visas and information you need to make an informed decision, so you can go ahead and book an appointment with your chosen immigration professional directly on Help with my visa! within less than 3 minutes.
And as we’re 100% mobile responsive, that means you can do this anywhere and using any device.
Even during your morning coffee break.
4) Immigration advice to fit your schedule
You’ll get a guaranteed appointment scheduled with your chosen immigration adviser when you book through Help with my visa!
There’s no checking of diaries and bouncing emails back and forth to find a mutually beneficial time.
We’ve secured appointment availability with all immigration professionals who work with us and you can see when they’re available before you book.
On each service page there’s an appointment availability calendar at the top that shows which days the immigration adviser has availability.
Click on a date to see available times and you’re ready to book your initial consultation.
Several of our immigration advisers also offer weekend appointments, so you can get immigration advice services that truly fit your schedule.
5) Secure payments
When you book your appointment with an immigration professional on Help with my visa! we also take the payment for that service.
We hold those funds in a separate trading account until you’ve had your initial consultation with your immigration adviser and you’ve confirmed you’d like to proceed with them.
Only then do we transfer those fees to your immigration adviser so they can continue to provide you with the service.
You can make a fee payment using any major credit or debit card, or PayPal. We use a secure online payment gateway provided by Stripe to process these payments that is fully PCI-compliant. Stripe is used in 120+ countries by the likes of Deliveroo, Booking.com and Asos and is completely safe and secure.
By taking a payment for the immigration advice service from you upfront, this protects you from potential fraud or issues making bank transfers.
If you pay by Visa, Mastercard, Amex or PayPal, you also receive additional payment protection from these companies when making an online payment.
So for a quick, secure and easy way to pay, you can book an appointment with an immigration adviser through Help with my visa!
And if you change your mind, we’ve still got you covered.
6) 100% money-back guarantee
All services bought through Help with my visa! come with our 100% money-back guarantee that doesn’t affect your statutory rights.
If you book an appointment through Help with my visa! you can cancel it and receive a full refund at any time and for any reason within 14 calendar days, providing you do this more than 24 hours before your initial consultation.
Even if you have your initial consultation and then decide you don’t want to continue with the immigration advice service, you can still cancel and receive a refund. Each immigration adviser operates their own cancellation and refunds policy, and will typically only charge their hourly rate for the time they’ve spent with you.
You can cancel your appointment in your Help with my visa! account and send us a refund request via our website. We’ll process your refund within 3 working days and you can expect to receive the money back in your account within a further 7-10 days.
It unfortunately takes this long to process a refund due to payment gateway and card issuer processes, but we’ll let you know as soon as we’ve made the refund and you can always follow up with us if needed.
7) Built with your privacy in mind
You’ll be sharing your most private information and sensitive documents during your visa application process. We want to make sure you’re comfortable doing so and have built Help with my visa! with your privacy in mind.
Firstly, we only collect personal data from you that we actually need to run the service we provide. That means we only need your name, contact details and your consent to share this data with (and only with) your chosen immigration adviser.
We don’t need you to send us your passport, birth certificate or bank statements. You’ll provide them to your immigration adviser directly.
Secondly, we use https and SSL to protect the privacy and integrity of information as it flows between your web browser and our servers.
Thirdly, all data we collect and process is done on UK-based servers in data centres that are certified to ISO 9001 for their Quality Management Systems, and ISO 27001 for their Information Security Management Systems. This means that they’re world-class data storage solutions.
Beat the bureaucracy when applying for your next visa
So no matter which stage you’re at with your visa application, we have a service that can help you.
If you’d just like to ask questions about your visa options we have visa consultations that let you talk with an immigration professional to get the answers you need.
We also have services to check what you’ve prepared is correct before you go and submit everything to the government.
And we have full immigration advice services where an immigration professional will prepare everything for you.
You can get started now by using the Help with my visa! Signposting Tool.
It’ll point you to exactly where you can find out more information based on you answering a few simple questions.
Click the link below to get started and get help with your visa application today.