Price information for clients for preparation and submission of immigration applications.
Immigration and Entry Clearance/Visa Applications including the following:
Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 – our fees range between £750 and £1000 plus VAT[if applicable]
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 – our fees range from £1000 to £2000 plus VAT [if applicable]
Applications under the Immigration Rules, including:
student and work experience visas – our fees range from £1000 and £2000 plus VAT [if applicable]
visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends / family) – our fees range from £750 and £1000 plus VAT [if applicable]
spouse and partners applications, including fiancé(e)s or proposed civil partners – our fees range from £1500 and £2000 plus VAT [if applicable]
applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System – our fees range from £2000 and £4000 plus VAT [if applicable]
dependent relative and family reunion applications – our fees range from £1500 and £2000 plus VAT [if applicable]
ancestry visas – our fees range from £1500 and £2000 plus VAT [if applicable]
other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence our fees range from £1500 and £2000 plus VAT [if applicable]
Our fees will include the carrying out of the following work:
Attending on the client and taking instructions, taking instructions for the preparation of witness statements, reading and considering documents and providing advice, preparing written submissions, preparing and submitting the application, advising the client on timelines and the outcome of their application
Our fixed fees quoted above are calculated on the basis of an hourly rate of £200 excluding VAT.
The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of each 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.
What services are included
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, which on average takes between 1 to 3 hours;
considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 2 to 5 hours*;
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, which we anticipate will take between 3 to 5 hours;
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. This could be between 5 and 10 hours of work.
giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.
*the amount 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
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
How long will my application take?
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times on the UKVI website.
We will normally be able to submit the above type of applications within 2 to 6 weeks of you instructing us, but 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 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.
Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Our quoted fees DO NOT include payments which we may need to make on your behalf such as Home Office fees, Visa fees, the Immigration Health Surcharge fee, interpreters fees, independent expert report fees, medical report fees, doctors fees, mileage/transport costs [eg for travel to see clients in prison, detention centres, at interviews at any Home Office venues or hospital etc] etc.
Various other factors may affect the cost of an immigration matter, such as whether it is a first-time application or extension, there are multiple dependents (eg several children), the language of the client, the number of supporting documents or witnesses, possible attendance at a Home Office interview, and whether it is a fast tracked / premium application.
These are difficult to estimate and depend on the nature of the application. Some cases may only need a couple of hours with an interpreter whilst other applications may need 10 or 15 hours.
The number of hours needed will vary depending on the complexities of the case and the nature of the evidence required and the number and complexity of documents which need to be translated.
Often clients will bring a friend or another community figure to come and help interpret. All clients are free to use an interpreter of their own choosing so long as they are competent.
Interpreters charge anything between £30 to £70 per hour and on average their fees can range between £275 for half a day[4 hours] or £475 for a full day[8 hours], excluding travel costs.
Who will have conduct of your case
- Mr Hari Sangha – Solicitor/Director/ Head of Immigration Department
A Law Graduate of the University of Wolverhampton. A Solicitor with over 35 years experience. One of the founding partners of the firm which was set up in 1988. Appointed an Immigration Judge in 2002; Deputy District Judge(Civil) in 2010; and Notary Public in 2009. He has advised and assisted hundreds of clients in all areas of Immigration/Nationality/Human Rights Law and has presided over hundreds of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal of the Immigration & Asylum Chamber.
- Mr Sanjeev Kumar – Consultant SolicitorA Graduate of University College Birmingham. A Solicitor with over 10 years experience. He has advised and assisted hundreds of clients in all areas of Immigration/ Nationality/Human Rights law.