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Immigration Fee Structure

We offer an initial fixed fee consultation by appointment to take your initial instructions, consider the various immigration options with you and give preliminary advice.

 

The cost of this initial fixed fee appointment is £60 (IN PERSON) or £75 (ONLINE).

Although much of our work is agreed on a fixed fee basis, there will be times where this would not be appropriate.  Our hourly rate for carrying out immigration law work is £350 per hour(plus VAT).

Immigration fixed Fees                                                                

Tier 1 Entrepreneur initial application  / £3500- 6500 / per applicant

 

Tier 1 Investor / £7500-9500 / per applicant

 

Tier 2 worker / £1500-2500 / per applicant

 

Points-Based System Dependent’s visa / £1250 - 2000 / per dependent

 

Spouse, partners, fiancés and proposed civil partners / £2500 / per applicant

 

Ancestry Visa / £2500 / per applicant

 

Student and work experience visas / £1500-2500 / per applicant

 

Visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends/family) / £1500 - 2000 / per applicant

 

Dependent and family reunion applications / £1250-4000 / per applicant

 

Indefinite leave to remain applications under the 10-year rule / £2500-3500 / per applicant

 

Applications for naturalisation or registration / £2000 - 3000 / per applicant

Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or Immigration Rules, including applications for permanent residence, residence cards, and registration certificates / £1,500-2500 / per applicant

Please note that our fees in relation to applicants making an initial entry application from overseas will not be subject to VAT / However all in-country applications will be charged VAT unless the applicant does not hold valid leave to remain at the time the work is carried out.

 

Work the hourly fee includes:

  • Attending upon you and taking your detailed instructions regarding your circumstances;

  • Advising you regarding the options available to you and recommending the most appropriate application for you to make;

  • Advising you on timelines;

  • Advising on the requirements of the Immigration Rules and on whether you meet the criteria;

  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, discussing how this can be overcome;

  • Considering the supporting documents you provide;

  • Where necessary, helping you to obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements) including taking statements of any witnesses;

  • Preparing and submitting the application on your behalf;

  • Advising regarding the outcome of your application;

  • If you are required to attend a Home Office interview, offering clear advice and discussing the possibility of us attending with you;

  • Giving advice on the outcome of your application and any further steps you need to take.

Further Information

Work the above fee does not include:
▪    Where the Home Office refuse the application, providing you with advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.
 
Please also note that the actual number of hours work that will be needed in your case may vary, depending upon the circumstances of your case and so the likely range of fees set out above may be exceeded. Factors that may mean that your case may take longer than our estimate include the following:
▪    Whether the application is a first-time application or an extension;
▪    Whether there are multiple dependents (e.g. children);
▪    What language you speak;
▪    The number of witnesses;
▪    Whether you need to attend a Home Office interview;
▪    Whether it is a fast-track or premium application;
▪    How clearly you meet the Immigration Rules;
▪    The number of supporting documents;
▪    How promptly you are able to produce the required documents;
▪    The length of time it will take to obtain any missing documents;
▪    Whether documents need to be translated.
 
Disbursements
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable by you to third parties, such as visa fees. These items are in addition to our fees set out above. We handle the payment of some disbursements on your behalf, and the cost of these will be added to your final bill.
 
Disbursements that we handle on your behalf include:
▪    Interpreters’ fees – You are not required to use an interpreter of the firm’s choosing and you may wish to will bring a friend or another community figure to come and help interpret. However, if professional interpreter services are required, their costs typically range from £54 – £84 per hour (inc VAT). The number of hours required with an interpreter will depend on the complexity of your case. Simple cases may only require around 2 hours services (£108- £168), but more complex matters may need 10- 15 hours (£540- £1,260).
▪    Independent expert reports – e.g. medical experts. These may not be required in many cases, but we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary, together with the likely cost.
▪    If we attend any Home Office interviews with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of any travel expenses that we incur.
Disbursements that will be paid directly by you:
You will be responsible for paying any Home Office application fees directly to the Home Office. You can find more information regarding these fees by visiting this web address https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table
 
Timeline
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times here.
Subject to the prompt response of clients to produce the required documents, we will normally be able to submit applications within an average of 2 months of you instructing us. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer.
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.
 
Other Information
You may need to pay for UK healthcare as part of your immigration application. More information regarding this can be found here- https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application