Fees for Immigration Services
Hourly rate charges
Our charges will be calculated mainly by reference to the time actually spent by the solicitors and other staff in respect of any work which they do on your behalf. Please note all non-qualified staff, paralegal and trainee solicitors are always supervised by experienced solicitors from within each department. A profile of each solicitor and caseworker is provided on our website with details of their qualifications and accreditation and examples of cases they have dealt with.
These charges are reviewed annually and we will let you know if the rates increase.
In all cases, the exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:
The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
The complexities of the case
Which language(s) you speak
Whether you are applying with other dependants
If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable immigration rules, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range
The work will involve:
discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
giving you advice about the requirements of the immigration rules, timescales and whether you meet the criteria.
if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
considering the supporting evidence, you have provided
where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf
Attendance at a Home Office interview or carrying out mock interviews: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time.
giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.
the number of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents
Disbursements (not included in costs set out above)
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Our fees do not include VAT or disbursements incurred on your behalf i.e., They are separately payable, if applicable
Any Home Office fees and/or NHS surcharge fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process. Court fees, Independent expert opinions/ reports and medical experts. These are not required in many cases: we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary.
Business plan writers for Entrepreneur applications. These are independent plan writers who will quote fee separately and on average will cost between £1500-£3000 excluding VAT.
Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal/review or further work on the matter
How long will my application take?
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.
We will normally be able to submit most applications within 2-4 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and/or if the application has sufficient merits. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.
Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above.
All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.
Fixed Fee Arrangements:
Our indicative fees for the more common Immigration matters are as follows:
• The new route for entrepreneur (£1500. 00 – £2000. 00
• Tier-1 (£1000.00 to £2500.00)
• Skilled Workers under Tier-2 (£750.00 to £1500.00)
• Student Visas under Tier-4 (£750.00 to £1000.00)
• Asylum Applications (£500.00 to £1000.00)
• Human Rights Applications (£750.00 to £1500.00)
• Marriage Applications (Fiancé, Spouse, Unmarried partner) (£750.00 to £1000.00)
• Family Reunion Applications (£750.00 to £1000.00)
• Indefinite Leave to Remain (£750.00 to £1500.00)
• Humanitarian Protection (£750.00 to £1500.00)
• Family Visitors Visas (£600.00 to £1000.00)
• Investment and Business Establishments under Tier-1 (£1500.00 to £3000.00)
• Sole Representatives (£750.00 to £1500.00)
• EU Nationals and Their Families (£750.00 to £1000.00)
• EC Association Agreements (£750.00 to £1500.00)
• Citizenship (£500.00 to £1000.00)
• Rights of Abode (£750.00 to £1000.00)
• Deportation (£500.00 to £1000.00)
• Bail Applications (£500.00 to £1000.00)
• Access Rights to Children (£750.00 to £1500.00)
• Appeals (£1500.00 to £2500.00)
We confirm that our fees for completing your matter are relevant only to the information provided and should this change the fees are also open to alteration. If the transaction does not proceed smoothly, we reserve the right to increase our price or because of unforeseen extra work (e.g. after we started work on your application there is unreasonable delay from you to provide necessary documents/information to complete the work and submit your application) or your requirements significantly change during the matter. We will write you to confirm our increased cost and attempt to agree with you on the increased cost. If we cannot reach agreement then we will stop the work and charge you on hourly basis for the work we have carried out on hourly basis.
By instructing us you authorize us to use our discretion in instructing counsels, experts etc., to conduct your matters and to incur disbursements on your behalf i.e., Application fee, Immigration Health Surcharge, Counsel’s fees, Court fees or expenses incurred in obtaining reports / expert opinions etc.
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