Immigration Pricing Structure

Range of legal costs for advice – excluding disbursements
Innovator Visa (Tier 1)Main Applicant£5,000 + VAT £1,000 to £10,000 + VAT £2,000.
Dependent(s)£1,500 + VAT £300 to £2,500 + VAT £500.
Start-Up visaMain Applicant£3,000 + VAT to £5,000 + VAT.
Dependent(s)£1,500 + VAT.
Global Talent visa£3,000 + VAT to £5,000 + VAT.
Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System (Tier 2 and 4);£2,500 + VAT £500 to £7,500 + VAT £1,500 to obtain the sponsorship licence.
£2,500 + VAT £500 to £5,000 + VAT £1,000 to issue a sponsor certificate.
£2,500 + VAT £500 to £5,000 + VAT £1,000 to apply for visa on the basis of an issued sponsorship certificate.
Spouse and partners applications, including fiancé(e)s or proposed civil partners£2,500 + VAT £500 to £7,500 + VAT £1,500.
Dependent relative and family reunion applications£2,500 + VAT £500 to £7,500 + VAT £1,500.
Ancestry visas£2,500 + VAT £500 to £7,500 + VAT £1,500.
Student and work experience visas£2,500 + VAT £500 to £7,500 + VAT £1,500.
Visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends / family)£1,500 + VAT £300 to £3,000 + VAT £600.
Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence£2,500 + VAT £500 to £7,500 + VAT £1,500.
Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981£2,500 + VAT £500 to £7,500 + VAT £1,500.
EU Settlement Scheme application£2,000 + VAT
Basis for charges - hourly rate or fixed fees or combination of both
£400 + VAT £80 – PartnerN/A
£200 + VAT £40 – Trainee solicitor/ paralegalN/A
Description of and cost of likely disbursements or average cost or range of costs
Anticipated DisbursementsVatable/Non Vatable
Home Office immigration and nationality fees 8 October 2018 – Various depending on application and where application made.
Interpreter fees – variousVatable
Courier fees - variousVatable

Key stages of the matter and likely timescales for each stage

Descriptive Example:

Hourly rate: A Partner will deal with your matter assisted by a paralegal or trainee solicitors. The hourly rate for a Partner is £400 + VAT £80 and the hourly rate for trainee solicitor/ paralegal is £200 + VAT £40.

The range of fees is provided above based on our experience in dealing with these matters.

The exact cost of the service depends on the number of hours it will take which 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 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:

  • 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.

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.

Disbursements can include:

  • Interpreter/ translator fees. If a translator/ interpretor is required we will obtain a quote/ estimate first and obtain your approval before engaging them.
  • 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

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 2 to 4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. If the matter is urgent, please also let us know. However, an urgent application may mean that our fees and disbursements are higher.

Please note the range of 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.

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