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Anurag V   16 October 2021

Immigration Lawyer

Hello Respected Members,

just a quick query . Can an advocate registerd with BCI or State bar council practice as Immigration Lawyer in india? and can he/she open his firm to assist and advice people on immigration matters?

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Anusha Singh   16 October 2021

As per your query it is understood that you need information regarding immigration lawyers.

In order to practice as a immigration lawyer you need to give the bar exam and get yourself registered in State Bar Council or the Bar Council of India.

In order to become an immigration lawyer in India, it is necessary for the interested candidate to attend law school and complete either a five-year integrated course of law, offered by the reputed National Law Universities, government and other private institutions for pursuing law right after the completion of intermediate school (+2 level) or a three-year LLB programmes offered by various prestigious governmental institutions and private colleges after the completion of an undergraduate degree.

A specialisation in immigration laws of India, such as those that have already been discussed above in brief, is not offered by many universities as other fields such as criminal, constitutional, corporate law etc. are more sought after by students.

However, interested candidates can enhance their skills and knowledge in and about immigration laws by pursuing internships under already established immigration lawyers or firms that look into the legalities of immigration in India. Internships are a better method of understanding and identifying one’s interests and learning practical skills about lawyering.

Immigration lawyers can either practice independently or join a specialised firm dealing solely with immigration laws. They can also get themselves registered after clearing the Bar examination and start their individual practice or under a lawyer.

Yes, the immigration lawyer can establish his own law firm in India. While some firms tend to cater to all kinds of clients, certain immigration law firms are client-specific; solely dealing with business-related or family-based immigration, as both require, besides the intersecting common procedures, certain specific or additional procedures based on the nature of immigration.

The rules are different for the advocates who are foreign based and want to practice in India or establish law firm in India.

Hope it helps!



Anusha Singh

Anurag V   16 October 2021

thanks a lot for your answer Anusha ji, really appreciate it.

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