Immigration Fees

Immigration Fees

IMMIGRATION (EXCLUDING ASSYLUM) FEES

1. What does the fee cover?

1.1. Our fees cover all the work required to help you prepare, submit and support your application to the UK Home Office. We ensure that the relevant forms and any supporting documentation are prepared accurately. Once the application is submitted we monitor your application as it is processed by the Home Office and address any questions or issues that arise.

2. Our Fees

1.

APPLYING FOR A VISA TO COME TO THE UK (ENTRY CLEARANCE APPLICATIONS)

 
 

1.1

 

Visitor, spouse, partner, fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner, dependent children, parents, other family members, ancestry Visas

£750.00+ vat for the main applicant

£150.00 + vat for each dependent

 

1.2

Points Based Applications

 
  

i

Tier 1 –  Innovator/Start Up/ Entrepreneur/ Graduate Entrepreneur   

£4,000 – £25,000 + vat

  

ii

Tier 1 –  Investor

£10,000 – £50,000 + vat

  

iii

Tier 2 – General, Intra company transfer, Sports person, Minister for Religion

£1,500 –  £4,000 + vat

  

vi

Tier 5 – Temporary worker, Youth Mobility scheme          

£1,250.00 + vat

  

v

Tier 4 –  Student Visas

£1,000.00 + vat

  

vi

Points Based System – Dependents Visa (if applying separately from/with main applicant)

£1,000.00 + vat

   

 

 

2.

EXTENDING YOUR STAY IN THE UK / SETTLING IN THE UK / INDEFINITE LEAVE TO REMAIN

 
 

2.1

 

Spouse, Partner, Fiancé, Fiancée, children, parents, other relatives, family and private life, discretionary grounds.

Indefinite Leave To Remain/ Settlement

 

£850.00 + vat for the main applicant and £150 + vat for each dependent

£950.00 plus vat for the main applicant and £150 + vat for each dependent

 

2.2

 

Indefinite Leave to Remain after 10 years in the UK (long residence)

Indefinite Leave to Remain  after 20 years in the UK (lawful and unlawful)

 

£1,000.00 + vat

3.

APPLYING TO BECOME BRITISH

 

 

 

 

 

 

£850.00 + vat for the main applicant and £150 + vat for each dependent

4.

EEA APPLICATIONS

 
 

European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under EEA regulations or Immigration Rules, including applications for residence cards, registration certificate, or other proof of residence documents.

 

 
  

i

Application for pre-settlement status

£500.00 + vat

  

ii

Application for settled status

£600.00 + vat

  

iii

EEA Family Permit applications

£850.00 + vat

  

iv

Residence Card applications

£850.00 + vat

 

 

 

5.

APPEALS

 
  

i

Appeal before the First Tier, Tribunal or Upper Tier Tribunal 

£2,000.00 – £5,000.00 + vat

  

ii

Application for Permission to Appeal to First Tier Tribunal      

£500.00 + vat

  

iii

Application for Permission to Appeal to Upper Tier Tribunal (if we have lodged the pretrial application to the First Tier) 

£350.00 + vat

  

iv

Administration review

£750.00 + vat

  

v

Further submissions / fresh claim

£1,000.00 + vat

  

iv

Immigration Bail (incl. advice and assistance, preparing searches, lodging bail and representation at bail hearing)       

£1,000.00 + vat

     

6.

ATTENDANCE AT COURT / OTHER

 
  

i

Case Management Review Hearing

£400.00 + vat

  

ii

Representation at Home Office interview (each interview)

£500.00 + vat

     

7.

OTHER SERVICES, DOCUMENT CHECKING

 
 

We charge a fixed fee to advise you on a one-off basis during a consultation (either in person or on the telephone). This does not include checking your documents.

If you decide that you would like to instruct us to submit an application on your behalf then the fees stated below apply.

There is no obligation for you to instruct us any further after this initial consultation.

The one-off consultation is limited to a maximum of 30 minutes.

£150.00 + vat

3. Factors that could make a case more complex

3.1. Whether there is any adverse immigration history

3.2. The urgency with which the visa is required

3.3. Whether documents need to be translated

3.4. If documents are missing, how long it will take to obtain the missing documents

3.5. The number of witnesses and documents

4. What is not covered by our Fees?

4.1. Disbursements as set out below

4.2. Where the Home Office refuses your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal

4.3. Significant copying and postal costs

4.4. Travel costs for travelling to visit you in person, attend an interview you have, attend any court hearing

5. Disbursements

5.1. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees.  Once we receiver the monies from you for the disbursements we handle the payment of them on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

5. 2. Disbursements include:

  • Visa Application Fees – these are paid directly to the Home Office as part of the application process. The level of fees depends on the type of application and we will let you know what fees apply to your application. For up to date visa fees please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised- table/8-october-2018 . Please note that this is a third party external link and is correct as at 8 October 2018 and is subject to changes and/or updates.  This firm is not liable to the accuracy of the information on this link.
  • Immigration Health Surcharge Fees – this depends on which application you make and we will let you know whether this applies. These are paid directly to the Home Office or one of the Home Office’s delegated partners as part of the application process. More information is available at https://gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application . Please note that this is a third party external link and is correct as at 8 October 2018 and is subject to changes and/or updates.  This firm is not liable to the accuracy of the information on this link.
  • Visa Submission Fees – there are different submission options, e.g.: fast track, premium service, same day service, evening appointments, document scanning. If you wish to use any of these options then the fees for these are paid directly to the Home Office or one of the Home Office’s delegated partners as part of the application process.
  • Barrister Fees – the hourly rates for barristers typically range between £250 – £750 + vat per hour depending on the seniority and experience of the Barrister and the complexity of your case.
  • Interpreter Fees – this can vary according to your needs. The hourly rates typically range between £20 – £25 + vat per hour plus travel expenses.
  • Expert Reports e.g.: medical reports – these are not required in many cases; we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary.
  • Travel Expenses – if there is an interview and you require us to attend with you or you require us to attend the tribunal or court with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses. We will notify you of these expenses prior to incurring them

6. What work is involved in my matter?

6.1. The work will involve:

  • 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.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses
  • Preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

7. How long will my matter take?

7.1. The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the following:

  • Type of application
  • How quickly you can gather all the necessary documentation to support your application
  • How quickly third parties are able to assist
  • Processing times at UK Visas and Immigration
  • Whether there are any complexities which could affect your application

7.2. Subject to the above, the timeframe for a straightforward application with the requisite supporting documentation is generally between 2 weeks to 3 months.  In more complex applications then the preparation and application process can take longer.

7.3. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  You can get an idea of how long applications take to process by going to https://www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times . Please note that this is a third party external link and is subject to changes and/or updates.  This firm is not liable to the accuracy of the information on this link.

8. Hourly Rates

8.1. Where are our work is charged on an hourly rate basis, our hourly rates will be charged as follows depending on the experience and qualifications of the team member carrying out the work required on your matter:         

Team Member

Hourly Rate

Partner

£350 + vat per hour

Assistant/Associate

£225 + vat per hour

Trainee

£175 + vat per hour

Paralegal

£150 + vat per hour

8.2. Please note often work carried out will be charged on a combination of these rates depending on which aspect of the work is carried out by whom.

9. Who will be dealing with my matter?

9.1. The majority of the work that we undertake for clients is carried out by a qualified solicitor who may be assisted by a trainee solicitor, paralegal, legal executive or suitably experienced member of staff. The work will be supervised by a Partner.

10. VAT

10.1. Where applicable, Vat will be charged at the prevailing rate.