Removal or Deportation

Removal or Deportation

If you’ve broken immigration rules, for example by living in the UK illegally, the Home Office can make you leave. Most people call this being deported, but it’s technically called administrative removal.

Administrative removal is when the Home Office enforces your removal from the UK if you don’t have any leave to remain: if your application for leave to remain (including an asylum claim) has been refused, or you did have some form of leave to remain/a visa but it has now expired.

Deportation, legally speaking in the UK, is the enforced removal of someone “for the public good”, usually after serving a criminal sentence in the UK.

You’ll get a chance to provide evidence that you should be able to stay in the UK.

If your evidence is rejected you can:

  • appeal (if you have appeal rights – this information will be on your letter from the Home Office)
  • choose to leave

Our Immigration specialists can advise you on the best cause of action based on your individual case and help you appeal actions against you.


We appreciate that worry about costs can be the biggest barrier to getting professional help – but don’t let it stop you. We offer a competitively priced service for all private immigration matters including a range of fixed fee options.

The fixed fee services are designed to make Immigration advice accessible and affordable and to give peace of mind that you will know from the outset the total costs. For information on these fixed fees please see here.

Flexible Appointments

Our Immigration specialists understand it’s not always possible to attend our offices, that’s why our team offer appointments via SKYPE and via telephone, as well as face to face.

2 steps to contacting Howells:

Step 1

Call our New Enquiry Team on 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected] for an initial chat about your situation.

Step 2

We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

The Team

Joseph Galpin
0114 249 6684
Rashdah Kauser
0114 249 6687
Sarah Smith
Solicitor (Scottish Qualified)
0114 249 6666