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Immigration Solicitors Fees

Personal Immigration Solicitors Fees

We offer fixed fees for the full range of personal immigration legal services, including:

Please note the fixed fees quoted below are the typical fees we charge for each particular type of application. No two applications are identical and so we may need to revise the fixed fee once we have more information about your specific case. Fixed fees quoted in individual cases might be higher or lower than the fees quoted below. Factors likely to lead to a higher or lower fixed fee in particular cases are set out in relation to each type of application.

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Proof of residence for EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members (EEA Family Permits, Registration Certificates, Residence Cards, Documents Certifying Permanent Residence, Permanent Residence Cards)

Typical Fixed Fee
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£2,400 inc VAT at 20% 
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £2,400 including VAT at 20%. The fees for any additional family members applying at the same time start at £600 including VAT at 20%.

We also offer a document checking service for applicants applying for EEA documents in the UK (ie not EEA Family Permit applications). The fixed fee for which will typically be £780.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • Where the application is for documents following the acquisition of permanent residence particularly if you or your family have had a high number of absences from the UK over the qualifying period, and/or the principle applicant is relying on a period of self-employment to demonstrate the acquisition of permanent residence.
  • The presence of any factors which might call into question the good character of any member of your family.
  • If you or a member of your family have a complicated immigration history.

Scenarios in which we might offer a fixed fee reduced by up to 25%

  • Where you are applying for a Registration Certificate or Residence Card and you can easily produce evidence that you are in employment.
  • An application for documents following the acquisition of permanent residence where you have been employed by a single employer for 5 years.

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Applying for a visa to visit the UK (for tourism, or visiting friends / family)

Typical Fixed Fee
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£1,800 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £1,800 including VAT at 20%, or £1,500 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • Your income and savings are structured in such a way that demonstrating you have sufficient funds available to you is not straightforward.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

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Student (Tier 4) applications

Typical Fixed Fee
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£2,100 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with a visa application to come to the UK as a Tier 4 student (assuming you have already been assigned a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies - "CAS") is £2,100 including VAT at 20%, or £1,750 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category (assuming you have already been assigned a CAS) is £1,920 including VAT at 20%.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • Your CAS needs to be amended or you need to be assigned a new one.
  • The evidence of your finances that you need to submit with your application is not readily available.
  • You are applying as a Tier 4 (Child) and will be studying at an independent school as a day pupil.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.
  • You are not required to submit evidence of the finances available to you with your application.

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Applying for a visa to come to the UK as the parent of a Tier 4 (Child) student

Typical Fixed Fee
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£2,400 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £2,400 including VAT at 20%, or £2,000 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category is £2,100 including VAT at 20%.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of your finances that you need to submit with your application is not readily available or held across multiple bank accounts.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

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Applying for a visa to come to the UK for short-term study

Typical Fixed Fee
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£2,100 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £2,100 including VAT at 20%, or £1,750 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of your studies given to you by your UK course provider needs to be amended.
  • The evidence of your finances that you need to submit with your application is not readily available.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

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Applying for a visa to come to the UK for work experience, as a charity worker or religious worker (Tier 5 Temporary Workers)

Typical Fixed Fee
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£2,400 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications, assuming that you have already been assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship, is £2,400 including VAT at 20%.

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Applying for a visa to come to the UK for a working holiday worker (Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme)

Typical Fixed Fee
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£1,500 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £1,500 including VAT at 20%, or £1,250 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of your finances that you need to submit with your application is not readily available.
  • You are a Hong Kong or Republic of Korea passport holder and need assistance obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 25%

  •  You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

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Applying for a visa to come to the UK for skilled work in any of the Tier 2 immigration categories

Typical Fixed Fee
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£2,400 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications, assuming that you have already been assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship, is £2,400 including VAT at 20%.

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Applying for a visa to come to the UK as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

Typical Fixed Fee
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£6,000 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £6,000 including VAT at 20% or £5,000 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU). If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £600 per family member (including VAT at 20%, or £500 if you are not required to pay VAT).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The application is for an "Entrepreneurial Team".
  • The evidence of the finances that you need to submit with your application is not available in the required format.
  • You are relying on funding from a third party.
  • You have not yet prepared your business plan (we do not assist with the preparation of business plans, but can advise on the contents and will review the business plan prepared by you).
  • You need additional assistance preparing for an interview.
  • You will be accompanied by any dependent children who are over the age of 16.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • Where your application relies on funds sourced from a UK entrepreneurial seed funding competition endorsed by the Department for International Trade (DIT) then our fixed fee could be as low as £2,100 including VAT at 20%, or £1,750 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).
  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Extension to stay - Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category is £6,000 including VAT at 20%. If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £600 per family member.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • There are difficulties providing the required evidence that any of the mandatory requirements have been satisfied (particularly, investment of the required funds and job creation).

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

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Applying for a visa to come to the UK as a Tier 1 (Investor)

Typical Fixed Fee
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£6,000 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Meet the team

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £6,000 including VAT at 20% or £5,000 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU). If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £600 per family member (including VAT at 20%, or £500 if you are not required to pay VAT).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of the finances that you need to submit with your application is not available in the required format.
  • You need additional assistance preparing for an interview.
  • You will be accompanied by any dependent children who are over the age of 16.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Extension of stay - Tier 1 (investor)

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category is £7,200 including VAT at 20%. If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £600 per family member.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of your investment portfolio is complicated and needs to be amended.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.
  • Your investment portfolio clearly demonstrates that the requirements have been satisfied throughout the relevant qualifying period.

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Applying for a visa to come to the UK under the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) category

Typical Fixed Fee
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£6,000 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £6,000 including VAT at 20% or £5,000 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU). If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £600 per family member (including VAT at 20%, or £500 if you are not required to pay VAT).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 50%

  •  You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • You require our assistance in approaching the relevant bodies for references and other evidence that you meet the relevant criteria.
  • You will be accompanied by any dependent children who are over the age of 16.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You are applying after accepting an offer of a role as a Professor, Associate Professor or Reader at a UK Higher Education Institution (or an equivalent position at a research institute, such as Senior Group Leader).
  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Extension of stay - Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category is £6,000 including VAT at 20%. If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £600 per family member.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.
  • You are applying for an extension having previously been granted a visa or leave to remain in this category and your endorsement has not been withdrawn.

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Applying for a visa to come to the UK as the spouse of a British citizen or person who is settled in the UK (including fiancé(e)s, civil partners, proposed civil partners and unmarried partners

Typical Fixed Fee
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£2,400 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Meet the team

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £2,400 including VAT at 20% or £2,000 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU). If any children will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £600 per family member (including VAT at 20%, or £500 if you are not required to pay VAT).

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category is £6,000 including VAT at 20%. If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £600 per family member.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of the finances you will be relying on derive from self-employment or employment income from a business that you or a close relative have significant ownership in.
  • You are applying as an unmarried partner.
  • You need additional assistance arranging to take an approved English language test.
  • You have not yet prepared your business plan (we do not assist with the preparation of business plans, but can advise on the contents and will review the business plan prepared by you).
  • As evidence of your English language ability you will be relying on a degree that was taught in English but from an overseas university.
  • You need additional assistance preparing for an interview.
  • You will be accompanied by any dependent children who are over the age of 16.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You do not need to provide evidence of your English language ability.
  • You are able to satisfy the financial requirement on the basis of cash savings or easily demonstrated employment income.
  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

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Applying for a visa for an adult dependant relative

Typical Fixed Fee
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£7,200 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for a visa to come to the UK or an extension of stay in this category is £7,200 including VAT at 20% or £6,000 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

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Applying for a visa to come to the UK in the UK Ancestry category

Typical Fixed Fee
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£1,500 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Meet the team

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £1,500 including VAT at 20%, or £1,250 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of your finances that you need to submit with your application is not readily available.
  • You need assistance obtaining replacement birth or marriage certificates for you or any of your relatives.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 25%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

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Applying for indefinite leave to remain in the UK on the basis of long residence

Typical Fixed Fee
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£2,400 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Meet the team

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £2,400 including VAT at 20%.

We also offer a document checking service, the fixed fee for which will typically be £1,080 including VAT at 20%.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 25%

  •  A high number of absences from the UK over the qualifying period.
  • The presence of any factors which might call into question the good character of any of the applicants.
  • You have a complicated immigration history.
  • You are using our document checking service and need additional advice in the course of preparing your application or significant changes are required to your documents and/or application form.

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Applying to become a British citizen

Typical Fixed Fee
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£1,920 inc VAT at 20% (if applicable)
The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our fixed fees for assisting with citizenship applications for a single applicant start at £1,920 including VAT at 20%.

The fees for assisting a couple start at £2,400 including VAT at 20%. The fees for any additional family members applying at the same time start at £600 including VAT at 20%.

We also offer a document checking service, the fixed fee for which will typically be £780 including VAT at 20% and the fees for any additional family members applying at the same time will be £300 including VAT at 20% per person.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 25%

  •  A high number of absences from the UK over the qualifying period.
  • The presence of any factors which might call into question the good character of any of the applicants.
  • You have a complicated immigration history.
  • You are using our document checking service and need additional advice in the course of preparing your application or significant changes are required to your documents and/or application form(s).

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For specialist advice and support from experienced immigration solicitors, please contact Judith Hockin on 0117 314 5302 or make an online enquiry below.

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