We are required by the SRA to provide detailed price information for the following types of applications:
– Student and work experience visas
– Visit visa (for tourism, or visiting friends/ family)
– Ancestry visas
– Dependant relative and family reunion applications
– Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System
– Spouse and partners applications, including fiancé(e)s or proposed civil partners
– Other categories, such as application on the basis of long residence
We charge fixed or hourly fees for immigration matters. Fixed fees may be agreed once an initial consultation has taken place and we have more information on your matter.
This is dependent on the following factors:
– The type of application
– The client’s instructions; and
– The complexity of the matter
Please note that all applications are likely to vary and of course, we will be able to provide an accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case. We will then be able to determine whether you will be charged a fixed fee or hourly rate and start the application process.
Our Charging rates per hour are as set out below:
Hourly rate (excluding VAT)
Partners and Consultants
£450 + 20% VAT
Solicitors (+ 8 years PQE)
£350 + 20% VAT
Solicitors (- 8 years PQE)
£250 + 20% VAT
All other fee earners including trainees
£150 + 20% VAT
All disbursements will need to be paid for separately in addition to the fees for our services. Examples of disbursements include home office/visa application fees, court application fees, postage, interpreting/translation services, medical reports fees, expert report fees, mileage/travel expenses etc. This is not an exhaustive list and is meant purely as a guide.
Please see the following links which provides a breakdown in relation to any disbursements payable: Home Office immigration and nationality fees: 20 February 2020 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and Home Office immigration and nationality fees: 6 April 2020 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
Key stages & Timescales:
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. We will usually be able to submit your application within 2-8 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.
There are some factors which can make a matter more complex and therefore prolong the process of your application.
These factors include:
– Previous convictions
– Previous immigration offences;
– Previous immigration history;
– Long periods of absence;
– Periods without work/study activity;
– Inability to provide specified documents;
– Unemployment in home country;
– Your employment history and level;
– Reasons for Home Office to consider you an overstay risk;
– Minimal evidence of genuine relationship;
– Forming an entrepreneur team; and
– Viability of overseas company.
If you need any further advice or legal assistance, please contact us in confidence on 020 8367 0505 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our solicitors will be able to help you.