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Our Costs

As per the SRA transparency rules, we have provided information regarding the usual costs and expenses (disbursements) for various categories of immigration work we undertake for our clients.

We have a dedicated team who prepare and submit immigration applications. We instruct Barristers with years of experience to represent you at any hearing.

At the outset of your case we will provide you with a client care pack in which we will confirm either the fixed fee or hourly rate for our dedicated team. This pack will normally specify the range of potential fees to cover all work on your application.

We will make clear in our client care letter who is responsible for your file and any other members of our dedicated team who can answer any of your questions.

Fees guide

It is difficult to quote an exact fee as each case is different and will depend on a number of factors such as

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependents

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of the range in the examples below.

We have listed below examples of our range of fixed fees we offer for the most common applications we deal with. Please note this does not include disbursements or the court / home office fee.:

  • Visit Visa Application – £300 to £500 depending on the complexity and whether there has been a previous refusal.
  • Administrative Review Application – £300 to £500 depending on the reasons for refusal and complexity of the case.
  • Entry clearance application for your child, a partner / spouse  – £800 to £1500.
  • In-country partner / family member extension application – range from £800 to £2000. Please note the fee will depend on the number of applicants and complexity.
  • In country indefinite leave to remain application – ranges from £900 to £2000.
  • Appeal to the first-tier tribunal – starts from £1500.00 to £3000. This does not include the barrister’s fees which starts from £400
  • Permission to Appeal application – the price ranges from £600 to £1500 This does not include the barrister’s fees which starts from £250. If permission is allowed and a hearing is listed – the fee will range from £1000 to £2000 and does not include the barristers fee which starts from £1000.
  • Judicial review – the fees starts from £5000 and depends on the complexity of the case. Barristers fees will be in addition to the above and start from £2000
  • British nationality application – our fee ranges from £600 to £1500  depending on the complexity of the application.
  • Asylum application – our fees start from £600 to £1500 If 353 representations is required we charge a further £350 to £1000
  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa entry clearance application – starts from £1200 to £2000

 

Please note for an initial consultation we charge £30 and all fees quoted above are exclusive of VAT

What services are included?

  • 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 fulfill certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided
  • 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
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

Disbursements are costs related to your case that are payable to third parties, such as home office fees, court fees, barristers fees, translator fees, medical and other expert reports. We will always provide you with a quote for such services before incurring costs on your behalf.

Remember the costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

After our initial meeting we will provide you with an estimate of how long your application may take to prepare and submit. For example, a typical indefinite leave to remain application can be prepared in 2 to 4 weeks, so long as you are able to provide supporting evidence promptly.

Please call us on 01282 838913 for any information about the way your case will be handled and the fees we charge,

 

Mandatory requirements

You must provide details of:

  • what services are included within the displayed price
  • any services not included in the price that might reasonably be expected to be included
  • typical timescales and key stages for the given legal service (you are not required to provide cost information for each individual stage, just a total cost)
  • the experience and qualifications of all individuals who carry out work within the areas specified under the Transparency Rules. This may include:
    • number of years post-qualification experience
    • estimated numbers or examples of cases they have dealt with in given areas
    • percentage of their time spent on given areas
    • complexity or type of issues they typically deal with
  • the experience and qualifications of those who supervise the individuals who will be carrying out the work, although you do not need to necessarily specify who supervises who.

For example – for immigration we put down  Samiya Khan

How many years experience she has

Where she qualified

Sort of application she has done and some that have been in the paper

Example pricing for immigration:

Example template (hourly rate): Application for leave to remain

Hourly rate: £ X

On average, this type of work takes between X-X hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £x and £x. All figures include VAT unless specifically stated.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependents

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range.

What services are included

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 fulfill certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes X hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take X to XX hours*;
  • 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, which we anticipate will take X hours;
  • 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. This could be between X and X hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*the amount 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.

  • Interpreters fees at £X per hour. This kind of application will normally require between X-X hours with an interpreter, depending on the complexity of your case.
  • Independent expert reports e.g. medical experts. These are not required in many cases: we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary.
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within X weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. 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.