Our fees are as follows:
All costs are subject to VAT which is currently at 20%
Application for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK – £1,500 plus VAT.
Applications under Private Life route (20 years long residence, 7 years continuous residence by a child, half of life in the UK) – £1,500 plus VAT.
Judicial Review – £3,000 plus VAT.
Application for Discretionary Leave to Remain in the UK (6 years and 10 years rule) – £1,500 plus VAT.
Application for Naturalisation – £1,000 plus VAT.
Application for leave to remain in the UK as family members of a person present and settled in the UK – £1,500 plus VAT.
EEA Applications (residence card as a family member of EEA national, retaining rights of residence as a family member after divorce or death, derivative residence card as a primary career, residence card as extended family members, registration certificate as an EEA, permanent residence as an EEA national) – £1,250 plus VAT.
Extension of leave to remain in the UK (on all categories) – £1,500 plus VAT.
Application for UK work visas (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5) – £1,250 plus VAT.
What our service includes:
We offer a professional service with very reasonable fees and flexible payment terms for all of our clients. If clients cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of the instructions, we are happy to accept half of the agreed fee at the time of initial instructions and the balance to be paid within 28 days. Our agreed fee covers all work relating to your matter including;
Taking initial instructions
Providing advice on which documents would be needed for your type of application
Checking the support documents for the application/appeal
Preparing the necessary application/appeal forms on your behalf
Preparing grounds of appeal
Preparing representations in support of your application
Sending the application form, representations and support evidence to the Home Office
Representing the client at the tribunal hearings/appeals
All communication between the Home Office and other agencies concerning your application/appeal until we receive a written decision in your matter.
Please be advised that we will not issue any refund if you withdraw your instructions. Furthermore, please note that the prices quoted does not include the Home Office fee, clients will be responsible for paying the Home Office fees/appeal fees (HO fees vary depending on the type of the application).
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Some examples of disbursements are (but not limited to) the following:
- Interpreters fees if required. This kind of application will normally require between 5-8 hours with an interpreter, depending on the complexity of your case.
- Independent expert reports e.g. 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.
- If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.
- 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.
- Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal/review or further work on the matter
- Appeal/administrative review fees
- Barrister fees which vary depending on complexity of matter, the seniority of barrister and time spent on matter. On average this may cost between £650-£3000 excluding VAT.
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 4-8 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.
It is difficult to estimate how long it will take before the Home Office can reach a decision in your matter as this will depend on a case and a caseworker dealing with the application. However, we can only give a rough estimate that most straight forward cases can takes between 3 to 6 months for the Home Office to provide a decision, and complicated cases can take between 3 to 12 months for the Home Office to reach a decision.
Qualifications and experience
Any of our lawyers who will work on your case are qualified solicitors and have experience of not less than 3-5 years if not more in Immigration Law.
In some cases, our paralegals will liaise with you in relation to the mechanics of your case and will provide a support role, however, only qualified solicitors will be advising you and dealing with the day to day interaction with your employers and/or their solicitors. We are happy at any time to clarify our costs or any of the above.