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Our firm adopts a transparent and fair charging fee structure. We also endeavour to be competitive with market rates. There are two ways in which we charge for our services, either an hourly rate or on a fixed fee basis.


For certain types of applications (as listed below), we will agree a fixed fee. For all other types of applications we will be happy to discuss your requirements and advise upon fees payable.

Fixed fees are charged irrespective of the time that we take to complete your work. This is subject to any changes in instructions or additional information that we were not made aware of at the start of our retainer and in such circumstances we reserve the right to revise our fee. We will never conduct any additional work or vary the fees without your agreement.

For the following Applications our fees (excluding VAT) will be as follows

Application Type Fee Range
Naturalisation or Registration £1500 to £2000
EEA Registration £1000 to £1250
EEA Permanent Residence £1500 to £2000
Student Visa/extension £800 to £1250
Spouse Visa/extension £1500 to £2500
Visit Visa £1000 to £1500
Tier 2 Visa/extension £1000 to £1500
Tier 5 Visa/extension £1000 to £1500
Indefinite Leave To Remain £1500 to £2500
Long Residency £2500 to £3500


Whether the fixed fee we agree with you is at the lower or higher end of the range will depend on the following factors:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependants
  • The complexity of the matter

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 the relevant range.

Our fees do not include our attendance at Home Office interviews or, in the event that your application is refused by the Home Office, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

In addition to our fees, disbursements (payments made to third parties) will also be incurred. The anticipated disbursements in an immigration matter are as follows:

  • Interpreters fees
  • 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 to be necessary
  • Our mileage/travel expenses

Any Home Office fees incurred for making an application are not included and you will have to pay this direct as part of the application process.

The work we undertake on your behalf will involve the following:

  • 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
  • Providing you with advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the relevant criteria
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be resolved and in what way
  • Consideration of the supporting evidence you have provided
  • 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
  • If the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear guidance (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time and advise you of the costs involved
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

How long will my application take?

  • We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. We will provide you with an estimate of the likely timescales, however, these are subject to the Home Office making further enquiries which could lengthen the time required to decide an application.
  • We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 2-4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

NB: If an immigration application is not listed above then please let us know and we will discuss your requirements and advise on fees.


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