(All prices below are excluding VAT)
Fees for Immigration Services
(Our firm charges on an hourly rate and on a fixed fee basis) Hourly rate charges
Our charges are calculated and based upon the time actually spent by the solicitors depending on the level of experience and position in the firm. There may be times where assistants and other staff may be involved in respect of any work which they do on your behalf. All non- qualified staff, paralegal and trainee solicitors are always supervised by experienced solicitors practicing in the relevant field.
Our current rates are set out below.
Partners £ 450.00
Solicitors over 8 years qualified experience £ 350.00
Solicitors /legal executives, 4 years+ qualified experience £ 200.00
Trainee Solicitors, Paralegal; equivalent £ 100.00
These charges are reviewed annually and we will let you know if the rates increase.
- Naturalisation or Registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 - On average, this type of work on average costs from £2000 depending on the fee-earners hourly rate and complexity of the case. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated.
- Spouse and partners applications, including fiancé(e)s or proposed civil partners - On average these types of applications would cost between £2500-£4000 depending on the fee-earners hourly rate and complexity of the case. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated.
- 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 - On average the costs would be between £2000-£4000 depending on the fee-earners hourly rate and complexity of the case. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated.
- Applications under the immigration Rules, including : Student and work experience visas, Standard I visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends / family) - On average, based on the type of application it would cost between £950-£3500 depending on the fee-earners hourly rate and complexity of the case. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated.
- Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System (apart from Sponsorship license applications); - On average, depending on the type of application, costs would be between £2500-£7500 depending on the fee-earners hourly rate and complexity of the case. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated.
- Dependent relative and family reunion applications I Ancestry visas - On average, depending on the type of application, costs would be between £2000-£5000 depending on the fee-earners hourly rate and complexity of the case. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated.
- Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence - On average, costs would be between £2000-£5000 depending on the fee-earners hourly rate and complexity of the case. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated.
In all cases, the number of hours depends on the circumstances in each case involving:
*The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
*The complexities of the case
*The language(s) you speak and if any interpretation required
* Whether you are applying with other dependents / Joint application/s
If substantive information and documents are provided to us at the first meeting the cost may be lower.
The consultation and work will involve:
- Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and any other options available to you;
- Giving you advice about the requirements of the immigration Rules, timescales and whether you meet the criteria.
- If certain criteria of immigration rules are not satisfying, whether this can be overcome and how, which may take additional hours;
- Considering the supporting evidence, you provide,
- Helping you obtain further evidence if required (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking I preparing statements of any witnesses;
- Preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf,
- We can carry out mock interviews with you if required for your case: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you advice 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, 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, Independent expert reports e.g. medical experts etc. These are not required in many cases: we will let you know if we consider an expert report is necessary:
- If a Business plan is required for Entrepreneur applications. These are independent plan writers who will quote fee separately.
- Any Home Office fees and/or IHS surcharge fees for making the application: You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
- We can advise further in case any application is refused and discuss further actions and options available to you.
The guarantee as to how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Please Read the current processing times in the UKVI website.
We normally are able to submit most applications within 2-8 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and with us 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 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.
NOTE: There may be cases and applications where a fixed fee may be agreed with you depending on the type of application and this will be decided and agreed with you at the start of your instructions to us.
Litigation I Appeals I Court Hearings
Immigration matters involving appeals, preparation and representing you in your case, court hearings, court attendance and related procedures will depend on the level I stage of every case at which we are instructed to represent you. The costs involved in these types of matters will be discussed with you at the first meeting which would be either on an hourly rate of the fee earner or on a fixed fee. This would depend on the complexity of each case and the time that may be involved in dealing with your matter. In any event you will be informed at the start of your instructions to us.
We will be happy to discuss personally your case and the fees with you and agree to payments in instalments if possible.
Please do feel free to inquire with the firm or our fee earners I solicitors if you require any assistance in understanding your fee and I or have any queries with reference to your payments.