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Going to the London Olympics? Apply for your visa now

With the start date of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games fast approaching, we encourage anyone travelling to the UK for this event to plan ahead and apply now for their necessary UK visa.

For those travelling during this busy period Mishcon de Reya offers a bespoke immigration service. Our Immigration team has been appointed to the pro bono legal advice panel for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by LOCOG. As part of this panel, we will be providing legal advice on a wide range of issues to athletes, teams and sporting federations during the Games.

Most recently we acted on behalf of a member of an Olympic team who had applied for an Olympic Games visa in the UK Embassy of their resident country. We were instructed the day before the athlete was required to travel to the UK and was in need of urgent assistance. We liaised with our contacts in the visa issuing post overseas and managed to obtain a successful and expeditious result for our client within the same day.

If you intend to apply for a UK visa or if you need a bespoke immigration advice, please contact Kamal Rahman.