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Immigration Services to Individuals: Range of Estimated Fees

We are required by our regulating body, the SRA, to publish our range of fees. The fees set out below are an approximate range, based on our experience. We will provide you with a more tailored fee estimate for your agreement prior to our commencing any work. Factors that may affect the cost include: whether it is a first-time applicant or extension, if there are multiple dependents (e.g. several children), language, the number of supporting documents or witnesses, possible attendance at a Home Office interview, and whether it is a fast-tracked/premium application. Some cases may be unusually complex, require more time and therefore exceed the range given above. (e.g. if there is a particularly poor immigration history, or difficult previous refusals, criminal records, etc.).

Service

Our Fee Range (Ex. VAT)

Consultation (providing you with an initial assessment of your situation and the options available to you, either by telephone, in a meeting or by email) £200 - £350
UK WORK VISAS & EXTENSIONS
Tier 1 (entrepreneur) £4000 - £5000
Tier 1 (investor) £4000 - £5000
Tier 2 Visa (general, intercompany transfers, sportsperson, minister of religion) £1250 -£3000
UK Ancestry £1250 - £2000
Domestic Workers and Carers £1000 - £2500
Dependants £1250 -£2500
Tier 5 (Charity workers) £1250 -£2000

FAMILY OF BRITISH CITIZENS & SETTLED PERSONS – visas and extensions

Fiancé(e) / Proposed Partner £1000 - £1750
Spouse / Civil Partner £1000 - £1750
Unmarried Partner £1000 - £1750
Children £1000 - £1750
Settling in the UK (indefinite leave) - Partner/Child £1250 - £2000
Settling in the UK - Domestic Violence / Bereaved Partner £1350 - £2000

APPLYING TO BECOME BRITISH

Naturalisation £1250 - £1750
Registration of Children £1000 - £1750
Complex citizenship issues £2000 - £5000

EU APPLICATIONS – EU citizens/family members

EEA Family Permit £1000 - £1250
Residence Card as Family Member of an EEA National £1250 - £1500
Retained Right of Residence (after divorce or death of EEA national) £1500 - £1750
Derivative Residence Card as a Primary Carer £1500 - £1750
Residence Card as Extended Family Member £1500 - £1750
Registration Certificate £1000 - £1250
Permanent Residence (PR) As an EEA National £1000 - £1750

LONG RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS

ILR - 10 Years Long Residence £1250 -£1500
Limited Leave to Remain – 20 years / most of life in UK £1500 - £2000

OTHER APPLICATIONS

Tier 4 (student) Visa/Extension £1000 -£1500
Leave to Remain outside the Immigration Rules £2000 - £3000
Returning Resident Visa £2000 - £3000
TOC Application £750 - £1000
NTL Application £750 - £1000
Visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends/family) £1000 - £1500

APPEALS

Administrative Review – PBS £850 – £1500
Giving Notice of Appeal (Pre-Hearing Notice) £750 - £1000
Preparation for Appeal Hearing including compliance with court directions (First-tier Tribunal) £1500 -£3500

Please Note:

(a) For Applications

Our work will generally include as follows:

  • considering documents, taking instructions and providing initial advice;
  • advising on and where necessary helping you to obtain the required supporting documents including taking statements of any witnesses;
  • completing the application in draft for you to check/amend before signing it;
  • preparing our legal representation letter to accompany the application;
  • posting (Special Delivery) to the Home Office, or to you as required in order then for you to submit; (alternatively where the application is done online as is increasingly the case, it is for you to submit it, followed by your presenting the documents in person);
  • and to keep you informed and updated on progress with the application and finally to notify you of the outcome of the application, and any resulting further steps you need to take.
  • Once submitted, we cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. For application made in the UK the Home Office generally gives itself up to 6 months within which to make its decision (in our recent experience decisions are currently being made well within that timescale, on average around 8 – 12 weeks, depending on the application). For visa applications from outside the UK, please see the Home Office published current processing times: https://www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times.
  • We will normally be able to submit an application within 2-3 weeks of you instructing us though it varies depending on the type of application and the facts in each case; we will let you know more accurately once we have assessed your case and the availability of required documents.

Work not included in the fee ranges given above is:

  • our attendance at any Home Office interview. If the Home Office asks you to attend an interview we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of our attending with you). This could be between 2 and 4 hours additional work; and
  • advice and assistance in relation to any appeal, should your application be refused by the Home Office.

In addition to legal fees the applicant will in most cases have to pay: (1) Home Office application fees (see here for current publish fee list: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-2018; (2) Immigration Health Service (IHS) charge: https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application; (3) Home Office Biometric charge (currently £19.20); (4) Special Delivery postage charges (estimate per application: £15, plus VAT where applicable); and (4) where applicable certified translator’s costs [to be confirmed].

(b) For Appeals to First-tier Tribunal

Our work will generally include: initial advice; preparing and filing notice of appeal; advising on and where necessary helping you to obtain the required supporting documents including taking statements of any witnesses;  assessing evidence to support appeal; corresponding with Home Office; preparing appeal bundles; instructing and liaising with Counsel; attending at the hearing.

Our work included in the fee range given above will not include advice and assistance in relation to any further appeal/challenge, should your appeal to the First-tier tribunal not be allowed.

In addition to our legal fees you will have to pay for Counsel’s work (usually to settle the formal grounds of appeal, and then representation at the tribunal hearing: estimate £800 - £1,000 plus VAT); and the Tribunal fee, which is currently of £140; also printing and postage costs (for the appeal bundles), estimate £50 plus VAT; and where applicable certified interpreters’ and /or translators’ costs [ TBC ].

Please note that after filing notice of appeal there is currently a wait of about 1 year for the appeal to be heard in the Tribunal.

(c) Basis of charging

Our fees are based on an hourly rate of £250 - £350. The range of figures set out above not include VAT which, where applicable, will be charged at 20%.