Immigration Fees

To give you an idea of our costs* for UK immigration advice, please refer to the following fees list:

One-off advice: £300 + VAT** (+/- £100)

What the fee covers: Taking your instructions, providing advice and follow up advice confirmation.

One-off checking service: (£300 + VAT** (+/- £200)

All our fixed fees are exclusive of VAT which is applied at the current rate of 20% if applicable.

All our fixed fees include:

  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria;
  • advising on the evidence required in support and considering it;
  • preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf;
  • Preparing any witnesses statements, if appropriate;
  • Advising and assisting you throughout;
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System are all charged at an hourly rate of £200 plus VAT which is applied at the current rate of 20% if applicable. On average this type of work takes between 6 to 10 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1200 and £2000 plus VAT at 20% if applicable.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. These are in addition to the fixed fees stated above. We can handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process and to reduce any possible delays. The following disbursements may be payable:-

  • Home office/visa application fees/court fees – we will inform you of the cost of these as soon as possible.
  • Interpreters fees – an interpreter may be required if you do not have a family member or friend available to assist with translation. We will advise you of likely fees if an interpreter is required.
  • Independent expert reports – If we consider a report from an independent expert is required, for example a medical report, we will advise you as soon as possible together with the likely cost.
  • Mileage – travel to attend a meeting with you or to attend a Tribunal is charged at 45 pence per mile plus VAT at 20% plus the cost of parking.

How long will it take?

It is estimated that preparing and submitting your application to the Home Office will take between 1 and 6 weeks. This depends on your location and the time it takes you to gather any supporting documentation. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. We are, however, able to check the current Home Office processing times for you at the beginning of your matter to provide you with approximate timescales

What the fee covers: Taking your instructions, checking a completed UK immigration application form and supporting documents and providing advice.

Fees for Entry Clearance Application – Applying from abroad to join family in the UK

Fee StructureCost
Spousal/Fiancé/Proposed Civil Partner/Unmarried partner£750 + VAT** (+/- £200)
Spousal/Fiancée/Proposed Civil Partner/Unmarried partner£1000 + VAT** (+/- £200)(if relying on self-employment)

Adult Dependant Relatives: £1,000 + VAT** (+/- £200)

What these fees cover: Our fees for making an entry clearance application will include consultations, taking detailed instructions, considering documents and advising on timelines.

We will draft statements, provide a tailor-made list of documents specific to your case to support the application, assess each document to ensure maximum chance of success, make the application, book an appointment at the visa centre, and full preparation of the application pack with detailed legal representations.

Fees quoted do not include Home Office refusal of your application or advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

Entry Clearance Application (applying from abroad): £1,400 + VAT** (+/- £200)

This includes:

  • Tier 4 students
  • T5 temporary workers

Ancestry visas (If you are a Commonwealth citizen, have a grandparent who was born in the UK and are able and planning to work in the UK)

What this fee covers: Our fees for making an entry clearance application from outside the UK will include consultations, taking detailed instructions, considering documents and advising on timelines

We will draft statements, provide a tailor-made list of documents specific to your case to support the application, assess each document to ensure maximum chance of success, make the application, book an appointment at the visa centre, and fully prepare the application pack with detailed legal representations.

Fees quoted do not include Home Office refusal of your application or advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

In-country student visa: £1,000 +VAT** (+/- £200)

What this fee covers: Our fees for making an in-country application will include consultations, taking detailed instructions, considering documents and advising on timelines.

We will draft statements, provide a tailor-made list of documents specific to your case to support the application, assess each document to ensure maximum chance of success, make the application, book an appointment at the visa centre, and fully prepare the application pack with detailed legal representations.

Fees specified do not include Home Office refusal of your application or advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

Entry Clearance – Visit visa for tourism or visiting friends/family: £500 + VAT** (+/- £250)

What this fee covers: Our fees for making an entry clearance application will include consultations, taking detailed instructions, considering documents and advising on timelines.

We will draft statements, provide a tailor-made list of documents specific to your case to support the application, assess each document to ensure maximum chance of success, make the application, book an appointment at the visa centre, and fully prepare the application pack with detailed legal representations.

Fees specified do not include Home Office refusal of your application or advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

In-country further leave to remain applications: £750 + VAT** (+/- £150)

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Spousal
  • Fiancé
  • Proposed Civil Partner
  • Unmarried partner
  • Family life and private life routes

What this fee includes: Our fees for making an in-country application will include consultations, taking detailed instructions, considering documents and advising on timelines.

We will draft statements, provide a tailor-made list of documents specific to your case to support the application, assess each document to ensure maximum chance of success, make the application by post or online where applicable, and fully prepare the application pack with detailed legal representations.

Fees specified do not include Home Office refusal of your application or advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

In-country indefinite leave to remain/settlement applications: £1,000 + VAT** (+/- £200)

These include:

  • Spousal
  • Fiancé
  • Proposed civil partner
  • Unmarried partner
  • Ancestry
  • Family life and private life routes

What this fee includes: Our fees for making an in-country application will include consultations, taking detailed instructions, considering documents and advising on timelines

We will draft statements, provide a tailor-made list of documents specific to your case to support the application, assess each document to ensure maximum chance of success, make the application by post or online where applicable, and fully prepare the application pack with detailed legal representations.

Fees specified do not include Home Office refusal of your application or advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

Long residence applications – In-country long residence 10 years (continuous legal residence): £1,500 + VAT** (+/- £400)

In-country long residence 20 year route: £2,000 + VAT** (+/- £400)

What these fees include: Our fees for making an in-country application will include consultations, taking detailed instructions, considering documents and advising on timelines

We will draft statements, provide a tailor-made list of documents specific to your case to support the application, assess each document to ensure maximum chance of success, make the application by post or online where applicable, and fully prepare the application pack with detailed legal representations.

Fees specified do not include Home Office refusal of your application or advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

Application from abroad for family members to join EU citizens in the UK: £1,200 + VAT** (+/- £200)

What this fee includes: Our fees for making an entry clearance application will include consultations, taking detailed instructions, considering documents and advising on timelines

We will draft statements, providing a tailor-made list of documents specific to your case to support the application, assess each document to ensure maximum chance of success, make the application, book an appointment at the visa centre, and full preparation of the application pack with detailed legal representations.

Fees specified do not include Home Office refusal of your application or advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

Fees Applying for British Citizenship

Adults: £900 + VAT** (+/- £200)

Children under 18: £800 + VAT** (+/- £200)

What our fees include: Our fees for making an in-country application will include consultations, taking detailed instructions, considering documents and advising on timelines

We will draft statements, provide a tailor-made list of documents specific to your case to support your application, assess each document to ensure the maximum chance of success, make the application by post or online where applicable, and fully prepare the application pack with detailed legal representations.

Fees specified do not include Home Office refusal of your application or advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

Fees for Appeals

Fee StructureCost
Existing client (non asylum)£1,800 + VAT** (+/- £500)
New client (non asylum)£2,000 + VAT** (+/- £500)
Existing client (asylum)£2,000 + VAT** (+/- £500)
New client (asylum)£2,500 + VAT** (+/- £500)

What our fees include: Our fees for lodging and representing an appeal before the First Tier Tribunal will include drafting grounds of appeal, lodging with the Tribunal, consultations, taking detailed instructions, considering documents and advising on timelines

We will draft statements, provide a tailor-made list of documents specific to your case to support the appeal, assess each document to ensure maximum chance of success, prepare court bundles, liaise with the Tribunal, Home Office, a Barrister and any specialists.

If the appeal is unsuccessful, the cost quoted does not include any advice and assistance in relation to any onward appeal.

Applying for family members to join a refugee in the UK: £1,000 + VAT** (+/- £200)

What do our fees include: Our fees for making an entry clearance application will include consultations, taking detailed instructions, considering documents and advising on timelines.

will draft statements, provide a tailor-made list of documents specific to your case to support your application, assess each document to ensure the maximum chance of success, make the application, book an appointment at the visa centre, and full preparation of the application pack with detailed legal representations.

Fees specified do not include Home Office refusal of your application or advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

*Please note – the below items are not covered in the above fees and may or may not be required depending on which sort of service is provided:

  • Barrister fees
  • Expert report fees
  • Cost of interpreters if required
  • Translations
  • Attending any Home Office interviews
  • Immigration Health Surcharge
  • Court fees
  • Housing Reports for immigration purposes
  • DNA tests where appropriate
  • Any other cost related to your matter that are payable to third parties
  • Home Office/visa fees and any premium service supplements (further information can be found visiting the UK Government website).

You may also be required to pay:

  • A supplement of £250** + VAT may apply for each additional dependent/multiple applicants

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office/Visa Centre will take to process your application. Please refer to the current processing times on the Home Office website.

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