Immigration Pricing

We are committed to providing our clients with upfront clear information about the costs of pursuing their matter in order that they make informed decisions. We are able to deal with Immigration matters on the basis of either traditional hourly rate charging or agreed fees set out below.

Agreed Fees

The fee we are able to agree for dealing with your matter will depend upon the work we anticipate that will be involved in the proper conduct of it. We will be able to agree that fee with you at your initial consultation when we know precisely what will be involved. We set out below a table identifying the average cost of common types of applications and appeals.

The figures stated are exclusive of VAT. Whether you will be required to pay VAT will depend upon your immigration status.

Our agreed fees involve dealing with all necessary aspects of your case. In order to keep those fees competitive and offer a significant reduction from our hourly rate charging, the services included are specifically detailed.

The services included for the agreed fee in respect of advice and assistance are as follows:

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming the most appropriate application for you to make;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.

The services included for the agreed fee in respect of applications are as follows:

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming the most appropriate application for you to make;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria;
  • Advice as to the evidence you will be required to provide in support of your application;
  • If you do not fulfil the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how;
  • Considering the supporting evidence you provide;
  • Preparing your application and submitting with a covering letter on your behalf by Royal Mail Signed For First Class delivery;
  • Pursuing the Home Office for the results of your application*;
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps that you may need to take.

The services included for the agreed fee in respect of appeals are as follows:

Pre-notice of hearing:

  • Taking instructions;
  • Considering matter;
  • Advice on Merits;
  • Drafting grounds of appeal.

Post-notice of hearing:

  • Taking instructions;
  • Drafting witness statements;
  • Collating documents;
  • Preparing bundle;
  • 1 x Case Management Review/Interim Hearing (if applicable);
  • Instructing counsel (if applicable);
  • Advice on decision.

Final Hearing:

  • Representation at the Tribunal for the substantive hearing of your matter.

Interim Hearing:

  • Representation at an interim hearing of your matter.

The following are not included in the agreed fees quoted above:

  • Disbursements - costs relating to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Home Office fees;
  • Immigration Health Surcharge;
  • Interpreters fees;
  • Experts reports such as medical, DNA, etc.;
  • Attendance at any Home Office Interview;
  • Continued pursuit of the Home Office over that otherwise stated;
  • Routine updates following the submission of your application pending determination;
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal;
  • Submission of application/documentation by any service other than Royal Mail Signed For First Class delivery.

How long the application will take

How long it takes us to complete and submit your application will depend to a great extent upon the complexity of the application and how long it takes you to provide us with the instructions and evidence required. However we will always endeavour to deal with your matter as expeditiously as possible.

*Once you application has been submitted we cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. You can read their current processing times here: https://www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times. If your application has not been determined within the standard processing time (where applicable) we will pursue the Home Office by way of correspondence every six months.

Average Agreed Fees

Advice and Assistance

Initial Consultation£36.00

Entry Clearance Applications

Visitor£650.00
Visitor (medical treatment)£750.00
Tier 1 (all)£1,600.00
Tier 2£1,100.00
Tier 4£800.00
Tier 5£800.00
EEA family permit£600.00
Fiancée/proposed civil partner (sponsor employed/exempt)£850.00
Fiancée/proposed civil partner (sponsor self-employed/director)£1,000.00
Spouse/civil partner/unmarried partner (sponsor employed/exempt)£850.00
Spouse/civil partner/unmarried partner (sponsor self-employed/director)£1,000.00
Adult Dependant Relative£1,000.00
Parent Exercising Access Rights£1,000.00

In country Applications

Extension of Tier 1£1,600.00
Extension of Tier 2£1,100.00
Extension of Tier 5£800.00
Extension of Tier 4£800.00
Extension of LTR as Spouse (sponsor employed/exempt)£850.00
Extension of LTR as Spouse (sponsor self-employed/director)£1,000.00
Switching into Spouse (sponsor employed/exempt)£850.00
Switching into Spouse (sponsor self-employed/director)£1,000.00
Leave to remain in the UK based on Family and/or Private Life£850.00
Extension of Discretionary Leave to Remain£750.00
EEA Residence Card (family members)£700.00
EEA Residence Card (extended family members)£850.00
EEA Residence Card (Retained Rights of Residence/Derivative Rights of Residence)£850.00
Registration Certificate (EEA Nationals)£600.00
Indefinite leave to remain - Spouse/Unmarried Partner (sponsor employed/exempt)£850.00
Indefinite leave to remain - Spouse/Unmarried Partner (sponsor self-employed/director)£1,000.00
Indefinite leave to remain - 10 Years Long Residence£750.00
Indefinite leave to remain - 20 years (unlawful residence)£900.00
Indefinite leave to remain - victim of DV£700.00
Indefinite leave to remain - Bereaved Partner£700.00
Indefinite leave to remain - further to 6 Years Discretionary Leave£700.00
EEA Permanent Residence£850.00
EEA Permanent Residence (Retained Rights of Residence/ Derivative Rights of Residence)£900.00
Indefinite Leave to Remain - Points Based System Route - Tier 1£1,100.00
Indefinite Leave to Remain - Points Based System Route - Tier 2, 4, 5£850.00 £850
Naturalisation as a British Citizen£650
Registration of a child as a British Citizen£650
Registration of a child born in the UK and has lived in the UK 10 years£650
Application for a British Passport£550.00

Appeals

Pre - notice of hearing£500.00
Post - notice of hearing£1,500.00
Final Hearing£500.00
Interim Hearing£300

Hourly Rates

Most customers prefer the certainty of agreed fees, however we are able to deal with your matter on a traditional hourly rate charging basis.

A preliminary point needs to be stressed - the hourly rate which you pay must cover not only training, knowledge and expertise of the Solicitor, but also staff and office running costs. All letters and telephone calls (whether made or received) are counted as a minimum of six minutes. If any letter or telephone call represents a longer time involvement then the time will be specifically noted on the file and will be costed accordingly. Please bear in mind that our time is your money. Therefore, whatever you can do to reduce our time involvement will save you money. For our part we will try to work as efficiently and effectively as possible. For example, we will not send unnecessary letters nor make unnecessary telephone calls, help us to help you. Our current charging rates are as follows:

Grade A - Senior Partners, Directors and Solicitors with over eight years post qualification experience (currently our Mr Ian Anderson): £201.00 per hour

Grade B - Partners, Directors, experienced Solicitors and experienced Legal Executives with over four years post qualification experience: £177.00 per hour

Grade C - Other qualified Solicitors or Legal Executives: £146.00 per hour

Grade D - Trainee solicitors, paralegals or equivalent (currently our Mr Abderrahmane Morchid): £111.00 per hour