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Immigration Pricing Information

Immigration Applications – Type of ServiceFees Range (excluding VAT)
Consultation by appointment£200-£645
Family based application under Appendix FM for Entry Clearance/Leave to Remain or Indefinite Leave to Remain£1,290-£1,720
Private Life Application/complex human rights/outside the Immigration Rules Application£1,505-£2,150
Application for Indefinite Leave to Remain under the 10-year Rule£1,290-£1,720
Applications for an EEA Residence Card for a partner or child of an EEA national£860-£1,290
Applications for Permanent Right of Residence document£860-£1,505
EEA Application based on a Retained Right of Residence£1,720-£2,150
Application under the EU Settlement Scheme£215-£1,935
EEA Application for an extended family member£1,935-£2,580
Application for British Citizenship£860-£1,290
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) or Tier 1 (Investor)£3,225-£6,450
Tier 2 and Tier 4 Application under the Points Based System – Initial Application/further leave/Indefinite Leave to Remain£860-£1,720
PBS Dependant’s Visa – applying separately from/with the main Applicant)£300-£1,000
Letter Before Claim£645-£1,075
Attendance at a local Premium Service Centre£500

 

Court/Tribunal Work – Type of ServiceFee Range (excluding VAT)
Bail Applications to the First Tier Tribunal£1,075-£1,505
Representation at Bail Hearings (excluding advocacy)£645-£1,290
Lodging grounds of Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal£645-£1,075
Court representation in the First Tier Tribunal (excluding advocacy)£3,225-£4,300
Applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (excluding drafting of grounds by counsel)£430
Representation in the Upper Tribunal (excluding advocacy)£860-£1,505

 

* The above prices are estimates based on our hourly rate of £215 per hour plus VAT. This is the hourly rate of Associate Solicitor Louis MacWilliam. From time to time we may be assisted by a Paralegal whose charge is £120 per hour plus VAT, or by an Apprentice whose charge is £75 per hour plus VAT.

We have provided a range of pricing which reflects the fact that some cases take longer than others. For example, if your case is particularly complex and/or has a high volume of documents for us to read then our estimate is likely to be at the higher end of the range. We may exceptionally give you an estimate outside of this range.

We will on occasion provide work for a Fixed Fee, within the above ranges.

Disbursements

You are liable for any disbursements which arise during the course of your case. A disbursement is a payment which we make to a third party on your behalf. We normally ask for you to make a payment on account up front before we incur disbursement costs. Common disbursements are:

Home Office application fees

These vary greatly depending on the particular type of immigration application being submitted. You can see the current list of charges here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

Fees range from £93 for a Visit Visa to £3,250 for settlement as an ‘other dependant relative’. If you are not sure which fee applies then please contact us and we can clarify this for you.

Counsel fees 

We use counsel (barristers) to complete certain aspects of our work. For example, we use counsel to present your case in the Tribunal or to draft grounds to the Upper Tribunal. The costs of Counsel vary greatly depending on the seniority of Counsel as well as the complexity of the case.

As a guide, Counsel might charge from £750-£2,000 plus VAT to prepare Grounds of Appeal and £1,000-£3,000 plus VAT to advocate in the Tribunal. The cost of drafting Grounds of Appeal to the Upper Tribunal varies from £500 to £1,500 plus VAT.

Interpreting and translation

You are responsible for the costs of translating any document which you need to submit as part of your Application or Appeal. We use a number of language service providers who will provide a quote before undertaking any work. Price generally relates to the word-count. As a guide, language service providers typically charge 6-10 pence per word.

You may organise your own translation but you should check with us that the translation is adequate, for the purposes of any Application or Appeal.

If you require an interpreter then you are also liable for these costs. Again, we can provide you with an estimate in advance of any appointment and the costs will be linked to the duration of the appointment. Typically, interpreting will cost around £25-£35 per hour plus travel costs of around £10-£30.

 

Scope of work

Consultation

As part of the consultation we will either attend with you in person, or by telephone or video link, to take detailed instructions. We will review relevant documentation and then provide detailed advice orally and in writing. We will consider which routes are available to you and the relevant application process and supporting documentation required.

Immigration Applications

We will provide an initial consultation as above. We will then assist you in the preparation and submission of the relevant Application. This includes reviewing supporting documents and the Application, drafting representations, and sending the documents to the Home Office.

 

Court/Tribunal work

Bail Application

Preparing the Bail Application and Grounds of Bail.

Representation at Bail Hearings

Preparing the Bail Application, including advising on required documents, reviewing documents, and submitting documents to the Tribunal. Also includes briefing counsel. Note that a separate fee will be payable to Counsel.

Lodging Grounds of Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal

Completing the relevant Appeal Form and drafting separate Grounds of Appeal.

Court representation in the First Tier Tribunal

Advising and reviewing required documents, drafting witness statements, preparing bundle, briefing Counsel, and all work up to a decision from the Tribunal.

Applications for Permission to Appeal to the Upper Tribunal

Preparing Application for Permission to Appeal to the Upper Tribunal and liaising with Counsel. Note that a separate fee will likely be payable for Counsel to draft grounds.

Representation in the Upper Tribunal

Preparing supplementary bundle and liaising with Counsel.

 

Timescales

We are usually able to offer an initial appointment within a week and then provide written advice within a further week. We are also generally able to turn around urgent work within a tighter timescale, as required.

The length of time taken to receive a decision on an immigration Application depends on a number of factors: the type of Application; where it was submitted (whether within the UK or from abroad); the complexity of the Application; and whether any additional premium package has been paid for which allows for expedited decisions.

As a guide, Applications from abroad take from between two weeks and three months for a decision to be made. Applications submitted from within the UK can take anything from two months to a year.

There are considerable delays in Appeals being heard with them taking around six months to be listed.

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