A guide to our fees.
We do offer fixed fees for most of the work that we provide, and these are indicated as such in this guide. A fixed fee is an agreed fee, which will not be varied up or down, and is not dependant on the application being successful. As set out below, any disbursements or expenses (costs that we incur on your behalf or for the purposes of carrying out our work) are payable in addition to our fees.
In the event of your instructions being withdrawn prior to the submission of the application, the fixed fee, together with any disbursements and expenses, will remain payable in full. We also work on hourly rates. Depending on the work you instruct us to do we may charge by the hour. The rate that we charge, or bill, per hour is dependent on the seniority and expertise of the person undertaking the work. It may be cost-effective to have a range of people on differing rates working on your matter, having more junior people doing the basic, routine work and a more qualified person making the strategic decisions and overseeing the work of the juniors. Below is a guide to the hourly rates we charge for people of differing seniority and expertise.
Senior Solicitors Associates & Consultants £205-£225
Legal Case Workers £175
Trainee Solicitors, Legal Executives and Legal Secretaries £110
It is always difficult to accurately gauge the costs of a case where we charge by the hour as this can vary depending on new information, underlining issues, the complexity of the matter etc. In these cases, we will try to provide you with estimates for each stage. Where we provide an indicative fee range or estimate, it operates as a guide and not a cap. Estimates will be based on a number of assumptions and if we encounter unforeseen work or complexity this may cause our fees to increase above any fee range or estimate provided.
You must not consider them to be maximum or fixed-fee quotations. We will always inform you of who will be working on your case and their hourly rate. Factors which could increase the overall cost of your case This applies where a fixed fee is quoted or where the amount charged is based on the hourly rates of the people doing the work for a standard application. Some examples are:
Unexpected circumstances in your immigration history, personal circumstances, or financial status which we were not aware of at the outset Delays in obtaining the information requested Information provided is inaccurate, out of date, inadequate or requiring translation; or Where there are short deadlines.
A complex application may attract higher fees, and we will always advise you on this. Factors which could decrease the overall cost of your case This applies where a fixed fee is quoted or where the amount charged is based on the hourly rates of the people doing the work. Some examples are:
Where we have undertaken work on your behalf in the past and your immigration history is familiar to us; or Where we do multiple applications for the same organisation or family; or Where you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules.
Our Pricing Structure Type of Case Guideline Fees (From)
Initial Consultation £50.00 – £150 (the price of a consultation may be deducted from professional fees if further instruction is made).
Applying to reside in the UK on the basis of investing either £2,000,000 or more
Tier 1 (Investor)- Entry Clearance £8,000 – £15,000
Tier 1 (Investor) – In-Country Switch £6,000 – £10,000
Tier 1 (Investor) – Extension £5,000 – £6,000
Tier 1 (Investor) – Indefinite Leave to Remain £3,500 – £6,500
Entry Clearance £6,000 – £12,000
Start-up £3,000 – £5,000
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – Extension £5,000 – £8,000
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – Indefinite Leave to Remain £3,000 – £5,000
Entrepreneur applications for Graduates Available to graduates identified by Higher Education Institutions as having developed genuine and credible business ideas and entrepreneurial skills to establish one or more businesses in the UK.
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) £4,000
Students – over 16 years old
Available to students who have been offered an unconditional offer for a course at the required level by an education provider, who is recognised as a Tier 4 Sponsor by the Home Office.
Tier 4 (General) Student – £1200 – £1,400
Students – aged between 4 – 17 years old
Available to students who have been offered a place on a course at an independent school in the UK
Tier 4 (Child) Student – Entry Clearance – £800 – £1,200
Tier 4 (Child) Student – In-Country Switch – £700 – £1,000
Tier 4 (Child) Student – Extension – £500 – £800
Parent of a Child at School – £1,200 – £1,500
Individuals from participating countries
Available to sponsored young people (aged 18 – 30 years old) from participating countries and territories who wish to experience life in the UK.
Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)
Temporary Migrants Entry Clearance – £800 – £1,000
Family members of applicants under the Points-Based-System
Applying with or to join a family member who is making an application/ already granted with a visa under the Points-Based-System (PBS).
PBS Dependant Entry Clearance:
£1,500 for the first dependant
£1000 for each additional dependant applying
PBS Dependant In-Country Switch
PBS Dependant Extension
PBS Dependant Indefinite Leave to Remain – £2,000+ depending on the complexity of the matter
Adult Dependant Relative – Discretionary – £2,000
Replace your visa with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) – indefinite leave
Available to those who hold settled status (Indefinite Leave to Remain) in the UK. You can apply for a BRP to replace the visa held within your passport.
No Time Limit Application – £500 – £800
Replace your visa with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) – limited leave
People who have limited leave endorsed in a passport that is lost, stolen, damaged or due to expire can have their leave transferred to a BRP.
Transfer of Conditions – £400 – £800
BRP is lost or stolen
You can report your BRP lost or stolen from inside or outside the UK. You can only order a replacement from inside the UK.
BRP Replacement – £500 – £800
Visiting the UK
If you are visiting the UK for any purpose (such as leisure or business), you may require a visit visa to enter the UK.
Visit Visa – £1,000 – £1,300
Residing in the UK as a European Economic Area (EEA) national or family member of an EEA national
EU Pre Settled Status – £500 – £700
EU Settled Status – £1,000 – £1,200
EU Complex Cases – £1,500 – £2,500
EEA Family Permit
Available if you are a family member of an EEA national wanting to enter the UK – £1,500 – £2,500
EEA Registration Certificate
Available for EEA nationals currently residing in the UK – £700 – £800
EEA Residence Card
Available to family members of an EEA national to confirm status in the UK – £1850 – £2,500
EEA Permanent Residence (PR)
Available to EEA nationals or family members of EEA nationals who have been residing in the UK for 5 continuous years – £2,000 – £2,500
Settlement under Immigration Rules
10 Year Lawful Residence
Available to applicants who have been living legally in the UK for 10 continuous years – £2,500 – £3,000
Becoming a British Citizen
For applicants who want to obtain British nationality.
Naturalise as British Citizen 6(1)
Available to individuals who have already obtained settled status in the UK (either Permanent Residence or Indefinite Leave to Remain) and held it for 12 months – £1,000 – £1,500
Naturalise as British Citizen 6(2)
Available to individuals who have already obtained settled status in the UK (either Permanent Residence or Indefinite Leave to Remain) and are married to a British Citizen – £1,000 – £1,500
Discretionary Nationality. For individuals who do not meet all requirements – £1,500-£2,500
Register a Child as a British Citizen
Available to children under 18 years old who wish to obtain British nationality – £1,000- £1,500
Family members of British Citizens
Available for those who apply as a spouse of a British citizen or settled person in the UK (Appendix FM)
Entry Clearance – £2,000 – £3,000
In Country Switch – £1,850 – £3,000
Extension – £1,850 – £3,000
Indefinite Leave to Remain
(settlement) – £2,500 – £3,000
First British Passport Application – £400
Working in the UK
Tier 2 (General)
Available to applicants who are from outside the EEA and have been offered a skilled job in the UK
Tier 2 (General) Entry Clearance – £3,000 – £5,000
Tier 2 (General) Leave to Remain – £1,500 – £2,500
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrant
Available to applicants who are from outside the EEA and have been offered a role in a UK branch from their overseas employer
Tier 2 (ICT) Entry Clearance – £2,000 – £3,000
Tier 2 (ICT) Leave to Remain – £1,500 – £2,500
Tier 2 Indefinite Leave to Remain
Only available to Tier 2 General, Sportsperson or Minister of Religion migrants who have spent a continuous period of 5 years in the UK – £2,500 – £4,000
Tier 5 (GAE)
Available to applicants who want to come to the UK for a short time for work experience or undertake training – £1,000 – £1,800
Available to applicants who area representative of an overseas company and plan to set up a UK branch/subsidiary
Also available for employees of a news agency on a long-term assignment to the UK – £6,000
Response to Illegal Worker Notice
Applicable to clients who have been notified by the Home Office that they have employed or are currently employing a person who does not have the right to work in the UK.
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)
Available to applicants who are a recognised leader in their field of expertise – £6,000
First-tier Tribunal £3,000 – £5000
Application for permission to appeal to the First-tier Tribunal £1,000 – £1,500
Application for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal £1,000 – £1,500
Permission hearing £1,000 – £1,500
Preparation of Pre-Action-Protocol letter – £1,000 – £1,500
Preparation of judicial review grounds and issuing proceedings - £2,500 – £3,500
To prepare judicial review renewal grounds – £800
Judicial review renewal hearing – £1,500 – £2500
Judicial review substantive hearing – £3,500 – £5,000
Administrative Review – £1,000 – £1,500
Application for leave to remain in UK
Private & Family life – £2,500 – £3,500
What is not included
Our professional fees do not include the following:
– Any fees payable to the Home Office fee, such as application fees, Immigration Health Surcharge, submission costs etc.
– VAT, HM Revenue & Customs, HM Passport Office or to the Land Registry etc
– Counsel’s fees where applicable
– Fees payable to Courts or Tribunals
– External Translation fees
– Costs of Experts or Agents instructed on your behalf
– Non-routine postage charges and courier charges
– Travel and meeting expenses
– Bank charges
– Document Certification Fees
Please note that the guide above sets out the prices for different types of immigration applications. However, our fees may vary depending on individual circumstance may call for a combination of applications or for some intervention in advance of the application. We will always advise you about this and the anticipated cost. As your matter progresses, should it become clear that further costs may be necessary, we will, of course, provide an update at the earliest opportunity. The fees quoted above are for standard applications, except where specified. More complex matters will attract higher fees, but we will always advise you on this.
Please be advised that we will not issue any refund if you withdraw your instructions. Furthermore, please note that the prices quoted do not include the Home Office fee; clients will be responsible for paying the Home Office fees/appeal fees (HO fees vary depending on the type of the application).
If you prefer you can arrange to have an initial consultation. These meetings are charged for and the price is in the guide. The range of price is dependent on the seniority of the professional who meets with you. At the initial consultation, we will give you comprehensive verbal advice about your case and make recommendations as to how you should proceed. We will also give you an indication of what we will charge you to do the work. Again, you are not obliged to engage our services if you do not want to. If you do decide to instruct us, we may at our discretion deduct the cost of the initial consultation from your overall professional fees.
When our fees are payable
For fixed fee matters our professional fees, as well as the anticipated Home Office fees and any other fees which we have told you about, will usually be payable at the start of your matter. We can discuss this with you and make arrangements to suit your circumstances and the time frames of your matter.
On hourly-rated cases, we will ask you to pay us an amount to be held in anticipation of our fees and costs we may incur on your behalf. This is held in our Client Account and we will inform you before we take any of this to settle our professional fees.
When the Home Office fees are payable
Home Office fees and any other fees (for example, medical expert, barristers, translation) must be paid before we book your appointment with or submit your application to the Home Office.
Unpaid fees or costs
If you do not pay all the fees and costs associated with your application, we may decline to submit your application. If we do submit your application and there remain fees and costs outstanding at the conclusion of your matter, we are entitled to retain your documents, including originals, until all our fees have been settled.
Advice about unsuccessful applications and further steps you may need to take if your application is unsuccessful, or if you need to make further applications or submissions in order to achieve your aim, we will advise you on those costs before undertaking any further work on your behalf. To be clear, the costs of appeals, administrative or judicial reviews are included in the above price guide.