How to pay for your case and pricing
Our team’s expertise means that we understand and can recognise issues in immigration matters that are often complicated and which can cause stressful and time-consuming situations. We appreciate that both personal and business-related immigration applications can feel very personal to all; we understand the nuances of our clients’ circumstances and we provide tailored and bespoke services which best suit our clients’ needs and requirements.
Our fees reflect and depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to:
- whether you are already living in the UK or are abroad,
- any previous immigration history,
- the amount of supporting evidence we have to consider,
- the urgency of your case,
- whether you are able to provide the documents necessary for your application speedily,
- the complexity of your case and
- Home Office processing times, which vary greatly according to the type of application
All fees ranges below are estimates and our actual fees will depend on the particular circumstances of your case. The ranges below are for guidance purposes.
What will your case cost?
Our hourly rates range from £190 per hour to £450 per hour, depending on the seniority of the person dealing with your case. We can also offer fixed fees for certain applications, once we have reviewed the position and circumstances.
You can read about our team here.
Our fees will not include any disbursements, such as Home Office fees, and are exclusive of Value-Added Tax (VAT). If a matter is terminated before completion (for example if you are unable to provide documents requested or you withdraw your instructions) we will charge for the time spent at our usual hourly rates. Any additional work required outside the scope of any fixed fee will be charged on an hourly basis unless otherwise agreed. If such work is required, we will inform you and provide an estimate.
We normally charge 2-4 hours for an initial consultation including written follow-up advice, after which we then can give you an estimate for your case, or a fixed fee as appropriate.
In many cases, once we have initially reviewed the position and your situation, we can offer a fixed fee. This means that we may be able to charge you a fixed amount provided that there are no unforeseen complications or significant changes to your instructions.
We can provide a matter-specific estimate of our legal fees before commencing any instruction, based on the expected amount of work and our hourly rates.
The quotation will take into account the particular circumstances of the work to be undertaken, whether it is an initial or extension application, the estimated complexity of the matter, the type of matter, the number of applicants involved, and other relevant factors.
Our fee ranges
We set out below a range of our likely charges:
- Consultations – between 2-4 hours at the relevant hourly rate
- Visitor visa – £1,500 – £6,000
- Student visa – £2,000 – £3,500
- Family visa, such as a fiancé, spouse, partner (civil or unmarried), child, adult dependant relative – £1,500 – £7,500
- Surrogacy applications – £2,800 – £7,000
- Ancestry visa – £1,500 – £4,000
- Applications under the EUSS – £750 – £4,500
- Settlement applications – £1,500 – £7,500
- Long Residence/Private Life applications – £1,800 – £7,500
- Naturalisation or Registration as a British citizen applications – £1,000 – £5,000
- Sponsor Licence Applications – £4,000 – £12,000
- Skilled Worker /Senior or Specialist Worker Visa – £1,250 – £4,500
- Innovator visa – £5,000 – £15,000
- Start up visa – £5,000 – £15,000
- Scale up visa – £5,000 – £10,000
- Investor visa – £5,000 – £20,000
- Entrepreneur or Representative of an Overseas Business extension visa – £3,000 -£10,000
- Expansion Worker licence and visa – £4,000 – £6,000
- Global Talent Visa – £3,500 – £12,000
- Creative Worker visa – £1,500 – £3,000
- Graduate Visa – £1,500 – £3,500
- High Potential Individual visa – £2,000 – £3,500
- Administrative Review – £3,000 – £5,000
- Advice and representation at the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in relation to appeals against Home Office visa or immigration decisions – £4,000 – £30,000
We cannot change the Home Office fees or other fees associated with the submission of an application.
Value-Added Tax (VAT)
Value-Added Tax (VAT) will usually be added to our fees and some disbursements. This applies if your usual place of residence is the UK, including if you had permission to stay in the UK but overstayed. If you are not resident in the UK, or you entered the country without permission or as an asylum seeker and do not yet have permission to stay, you are not normally liable to pay VAT.
Third party or other costs
In addition to our costs, you will be responsible for paying costs payable to another organisation which are incurred by us on your behalf, such as, and not necessarily limited to:
- Home Office application fees,
- the Immigration Health Surcharge (if applicable),
- Tribunal and Court fees,
- barristers’ fees,
- expert report fees,
- interpreter/translation costs,
- our travel costs (if we have to travel outside our office on your behalf, for example to a Tribunal hearing or to the Home Office) and
- courier costs
Home Office fees
For information on the Home Office fees please see here.
For information on the Immigration Health Surcharge see here.
Tribunal appeal fees
Tribunal appeal fees are currently £140 per appellant for an appeal to be decided at an oral hearing (which means that you will have a chance to give evidence in person before a judge).
For an appeal to be decided on the basis only of written evidence provided, the appeal fee is currently £80.
For information on Tribunal appeal fees see here.
We can, subject to our capacity, offer legal aid for those clients who are entitled to it. Legal aid is subject to a means test and is not normally available for immigration or nationality cases, apart from applications under the domestic violence rule and immigration bail. However, we can apply to the Legal Aid Agency for exceptional case funding in appropriate cases.