How much do immigration applications cost?

This price information is for assistance in relation to assisting clients with the preparation and submission of a limited range of immigration applications, excluding asylum applications. We do not undertake all types of immigration applications but we operate on the basis of a fixed fee for the following services.

The fee will vary according to our assessment of the complexity of the application and your circumstances and the complexity of a matter will usually be determined by matters such as prior immigration history, any facts impacting good character, personal and financial circumstances and future plans.

Please feel free to contact us for a no obligation discussion about your case.

Legal Fees and Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees.

Our Legal Fees are as follows

  • Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 – between £800.00 and £1000.00 + VAT
  • Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or Immigration Rules, including applications for permanent residence, residence cards, and registration certificates – between £800.00 and £1000.00 + VAT
  • Visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends / family) – between £700.00 and £1,000.00 + VAT
  • Spouse and partners applications, including fiancé(e)s or proposed civil partners – between £950.00 and £1200.00 + VAT
  • Application for new biometrics – between £600.00 and £800.00 + VAT
  • Travel document applications – between £600.00 and £800.00 + VAT
  • Further leave to remain application – between £1,000.00 and £1,200.00 + VAT
  • Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence – between £900.00 and £1200.00 + VAT

Likely disbursements may include

  • Interpreter’s fees at £40.00 to £120.00 per hour if applicable.
  • Home office application fees which vary depending on the type of application. Information about the Home Office fees are available on their website.
  • Independent expert reports for example 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.

What services does this fee include

The following steps 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 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

Potential additional costs may be charged for

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

Typical timescales and key stages

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within a week or two of you providing us with all of the relevant information, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application once it is submitted but you can read the current processing times here: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration

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.

First-tier Tribunal Appeals

In the event that your application is refused and you wish to consider an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in relation to appeals against Home Office visa or immigration decisions (excluding asylum appeals). We do not undertake all types of immigration application appeals but we operate on the basis of a fixed fee for the following services.

The fee will vary according to our assessment of the complexity of the application and your circumstances and the complexity of a matter will usually be determined by matters such as prior immigration history, any facts impacting good character, personal and financial circumstances and future plans.

Please feel free to contact us for a no obligation discussion about your case.

Legal Fees and Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as barrister’s fees.

First tier appeal legal fees are fixed and fall into the following stages.

  • Permission to Appeal Application First-tier Tribunal Application – starting at £800 + VAT
  • Filing Notice and Grounds of Appeal – starting at £800 + VAT
  • Preparing Bundles and Filing with Tribunals and Respondents – starting at £1500 + VAT

The Appeals Tribunal fees charged by the Tribunal are published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-and-appeals-tribunal-fees-t495

All disbursement payments and payments to third parties such as Couriers, Translators and Barristers or Expert Witnesses vary and are NOT included in the legal fees above.

We will always provide you with an alternative price if you wish to compare costs and will always endeavour to find the best possible price for you where we are reasonably able to do so.

Barrister Fees vary according to case types, venues for hearings and preparation time therefore these need to be taken into consideration when you receive your estimate for representation. We will be able to obtain an estimate of the barrister’s fee when you contact us.

Where the fee quoted is a fixed fee, it is on the basis that the matter does not become unnecessarily complicated or protracted in which case we reserve the right to charge a further fee.

The fixed fees include:

  • our initial advice and 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;
  • the advice on the documents and information required and consideration of this evidence and documents whilst preparing your case;
  • preparation and filing of the work you require and correspondence with the Home Office or Tribunals until the decision on the application or appeal is made;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided and 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;
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application/appeal.

You will not be charged separately for such items as letters, telephone calls, etc, however we may need to charge you for particular expenses such as international couriers.

Our fees do not include payments required to be made to third parties and we will always endeavour to inform our clients in advance, should such payments be necessary.

To enable us to keep our prices low for all clients, our fixed fee is agreed on the understanding it is payable in full regardless of whether, in the case of an appeal, it proceeds to a full appeal hearing or not.

The experience of people who may carry out the work for you

You can review the experience and qualifications of our lawyers on our “Our People” section of our website. Our Partners are responsible for the supervision of all legal work conducted on your behalf.

Typical Timescales

Matters usually can take between 2 -12 weeks from receipt of your confirmed instructions to submitting the appeal. The time taken for the appeal to be heard varies according to the Tribunal’s timetable.

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