Entry Clearance, Leave to remain, Indefinite leave to Remain/Settlement applications (visitor visas, family reunion, spouses/partners, parents /children and settlement applications) and responding to decisions to start deportation

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)

On average, this type of work takes between 5-20* hours to complete. This means that costs could be between £1000.00 to £3000.00. All figures exclude VAT and disbursements.

Examples of prices:

Visit Visas, Family Reunion and Marriage applications from £1000.00 plus VAT and disbursements.

Settlement applications from £1250.00 plus VAT and disbursements.

Responding to notice of intention to deport from the UK from the £1500.00 plus VAT and disbursements.

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

  1. The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider

  2. Which language(s) you speak

  3. Whether you are applying with other dependants

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.

The work will involve and includes:

  1. Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming which is the most appropriate application for you to make and what if any other options may be available to you;

  2. Giving you advice about the requirements of the relevant immigration rules and whether you meet the criteria.

  3. If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether the problems can be overcome and how;

  4. Assessing the supporting evidence you have provided;

  5. Where necessary, helping you to obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements) including taking statements from all relevant witnesses;

  6. Preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf;

  7. 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) and assistance at the appropriate time.

  8. Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*The number 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 are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties such as interpreters, visa fees, Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS is refundable if your application is unsuccessful). We can handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

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

  2. Independent expert reports e.g. medical experts, country experts etc. These are not required in all cases and we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary in your case.

  3. 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 estimates noted above do not cover the costs of attendance at the interview.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  1. Any Home Office fees for making the application. The relevant fee can be checked on the Home Office website because they change from time to time.

  2. 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. The processing times can be checked on the Home Office website. There may be options for making applications on the same day service you will be advised about this once the case has been assessed.

We will normally be able to submit most applications within 4 weeks of you instructing us if the documents that are required are readily available. 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. All applications are likely to vary and we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have information about your specific case.

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