Applications under the Points Based

(PBS Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5)

Applications for Entry Clearance, Leave to Remain, Further leave to Remain and Indefinite Leave to Remain/Settlement under the above categories.

Hourly rates:

Senior Solicitors £250.00 (plus VAT Per hour)

Solicitors £200.00 (plus Vat per hour)

Trainee Solicitors & Paralegals £150 (plus VAT per hour)

Innovator and Businesspersons

This includes the different types of innovator visa and applications for further leave and indefinite leave to remain under the Graduate Entrepreneur, Sole Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur team applications.

On average, this type of work takes between 20-30 hours to complete. These types of applications are complex and never straightforward and this means that on average costs are between £3000 and £5000 (depending on the complexity of the work and the seniority of the one does the work) excluding VAT and disbursements.

The price of researching and preparing a business plan is not included in this fee estimate although reviewing and advising in relation to the business plan that has been prepared is. The cost of preparing a business plan varies depending on the nature and size of the business but will be between £1500.00 to £3000.00 excluding VAT and disbursements.

The Investor Visa

The likely time that will be taken on such an application will be between 20-30 hours and the costs will be £3000.00-£5000.00 (depending on the complexity of the work and the seniority of the one does the work) excluding VAT and disbursements.

 Tier 2 Worker Visas

The exact costs associated with this type of visa application will vary and depend on the nature of the job and the organisation that the applicant will be joining. On average, this type of work takes between 10-20 hours to complete; the costs will typically vary between £2000.00 to £4000.00 (depending on the complexity of the work and the seniority of the one does the work) excluding VAT and disbursements.

Tier 4 Child Student Visa Applications

The costs associated with such applications will vary depending on whether the applicant is a child who will not be living with a parent or close relative (grandparent, brother, sister, step- parent, uncle (brother or half- brother of your parent) or aunt (sister or half- sister of your parent) who is aged 18 or over) then adequate care arrangements will have to be made and evidenced.

This application on average will take between 10-20 hours to complete and the average costs will vary between £2000.00-£4000.00 (depending on the complexity of the work and the seniority of the one does the work) excluding VAT and disbursements.

 Tier 4 Student Visa Applications

Applications for adults to study at universities or appropriate institutions that are approved by the Home Office will usually be more straightforward then those relating to children. On average this type of work takes between 10-15 hours to complete. The costs of dealing with such applications will be between £1500.00-£3000.00 (depending on the complexity of the work and the seniority of the one does the work) excluding VAT and disbursements.

Tier 5 Temporary Workers

The costs associated with such applications will vary depending on the nature of the application. The time taken to complete this kind of work will be 10-15 hours and the costs will be between £1500.00-£3000.00 (depending on the complexity of the work and the seniority of the one does the work) excluding VAT and disbursements.

The amount of work involved in any particular application will depend on a number of facts such as:

  • Your immigration history

  • Are any dependents such as your spouse/partner and or children included on the application

  • If you can give clear instructions in English

  • The number of third party individuals or organisations we will have to deal with in preparing your application

 What work is included?

The work will typically involve:

  • Understanding your situation and identifying if you meet the requirements of the relevant immigrations rules and requirements and how you can prove you meet them;

  • Identifying the supporting evidence that is required, considering the evidence you have;

  • If needed helping you obtain all relevant further evidence such as bank statements, letters from banks, documents from your employer, university or school, charity etc;

  • Completing your application and submitting it to the Home Office;

  • Dealing with the Home Office while they are considering your application;

  • Advising you in relation to the end result.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the Home Office fees, medical or other experts’ fees / interpreter fees, etc.

  • Interpreter’s fees at £25.00 to £50.00 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 4-8 hours with an interpreter, depending on the complexity of your case.

  • Translation of any documents that are not in English or expert reports if necessary we will let you know as soon as possible and what the likely costs are.

  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional costs and disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses. The fee quoted above does not cover the costs of attendance at any interview.

The costs quoted here do not include:

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. The processing times can be checked on the Home Office website https://www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times). There may be options for making applications on the same day service you will be advised about this once the case has been assesses.

We will normally be able to submit applications within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us do long as all the necessary documents are readily available at the first meeting. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity how long it will take.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate. All applications are likely to be different we will give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Contact us today to arrange an appointment to discuss your problems and in confidence