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Immigration - Our fee structure

The vast majority of our immigration work is carried out on a fixed fee basis. We operate a very transparent service and our range of fees are listed below.

All the quoted fees for all applications include:

  • Considering all papers
  • Meetings with you and any other relevant parties
  • Discussing the most appropriate application to submit
  • Discussing the criteria for your application
  • How to overcome any obstacles in making a successful application
  • Taking your instructions and providing advice
  • Obtaining any additional documents
  • Preparing and submitting the application to the relevant body
  • Advising you on timescales and the outcome of your application

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your requirements.

Our fees do not include disbursements which are out of pocket expenses to a third party i.e. Home Office, courts, experts, Interpreters, parking etc. You can view a list of all Home Office fees here. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table The Home Office fees can range from less than £100 for a visit fee to over £3,000 for settlement applications.

Interpreter fees where an interpreter is required can range from £16.00 per hour to £48.00 per hour depending on the complexity of your case and how many hours are spent on interpretation. In a typical case, it may require between two to Eight number of hours of work which could cost between £32.00 and £384 plus VAT.

Appeals and other Court applications will also attract a Court fee. The latest Court fees can be found here. https://www.gov.uk/court-fees-what-they-are Again, these can have a varied range from £25.00 to £680.00.

There are various factors which can affect the fees we charge and also the time your matter takes. The following is a list of such factors where it may cost more than the quoted fee. This list is not exhaustive however, we will advise you of any additional factors as soon as we become aware of it.

  • The amount of documentation we need to review if this is over and above the norm;
  • What language you speak;
  • Whether you are making an application with other dependants;
  • If you are required to attend an interview or hearing and need to be accompanied;
  • adjourned hearings

Some of the most common transactions are detailed below with the key stages of each type of case and the typical range of timescale and costs.

Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981

Key stages

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
    • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application;
      • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided and discussing the same with you;
      • where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as DNA test results and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
        • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
        • Preparing your application and a detailed cover letter and submitting the application to the Home Office and liaising with them on your behalf during the decision making process.

 

Typical timescales to prepare:  2-3 weeks to prepare

Range of costs

From £500.00 to £700.00 plus VAT

Typical total cost including disbursements and any applicable Court fees: £1930.00 Inc VAT

Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or Immigration Rules

Key stages

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
    • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application;
      • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided and discussing the same with you;
      • where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as DNA test results and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
        • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
        • Preparing your application and a detailed cover letter and submitting the application to the Home Office and liaising with them on your behalf during the decision making process.

 Typical timescales: 2-3 weeks

Range of costs

From £500 to £1000 + VAT

Typical total cost including disbursements and any applicable Court fees: £665 inc VAT (Disbursement for DNA is additional: £500 - £1000 if applicable)

Applications under the Immigration Rules – various different types of visas

Key stages

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
    • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application;
      • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided and discussing the same with you;
      • where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as DNA test results and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
        • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
        • Preparing your application and a detailed cover letter and submitting the application to the Home Office and liaising with them on your behalf during the decision making process.

Typical timescales

3-4 weeks

Range of costs

From £500 to £1500 plus VAT

Typical total cost including disbursements and any applicable application fees: £2133 Inc VAT (in country applications).

Preparation and submission of immigration applications (excluding asylum applications)

Key stages

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
    • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application;
      • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided and discussing the same with you;
      • where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as DNA test results and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
        • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
        • Preparing your application and a detailed cover letter and submitting the application to the Home Office and liaising with them on your behalf during the decision making process.

Typical timescales:

4 – 6 weeks

Range of costs

From £500 to £1000 plus VAT

Typical total cost including disbursements and any applicable Home Office fees: £2133 Inc vat (Plus Disbursement for DNA £500 - £1000 if applicable)

Applications under the Immigration Rules – various different types of visas

Key stages

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
    • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application;
      • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided and discussing the same with you;
      • where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as DNA test results and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
        • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
        • Preparing your application and a detailed cover letter and submitting the application to the Home Office and liaising with them on your behalf during the decision making process.

Typical timescales

4 – 6 weeks

Range of costs

From £800 to £1500

Typical total cost including disbursements and any applicable Court fees: £3800 (overseas settlement applications).

We cannot of course guarantee how long an application will take to process by the deciding authority but you can view the current visa processing times here. https://www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times

Please note that all the above information and fees are general in nature and are designed to give you an idea of the total cost of your matter. Each individual case is different and we can give you a more accurate estimate according to your circumstances after your initial consultation after we have more information about your specific case.

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