Immigration and nationality law

We offer a tailored approach to those seeking to make an immigration application.

Are you planning to…?
Visit the UK?
Join or remain with family in the UK?
Work in the UK?
Study in the UK
Invest in the UK?

Our services aim to cover the full range of UK immigration applications including (but not limited to) spouses and/or partners looking to relocate to the UK to live or family relatives visiting the UK. We specialise in dealing with initial applications to the Home Office through to appeals before the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal and Court of Appeal.

Our team of solicitors have extensive knowledge and experience in immigration. We will work with you to find the best approach tailored to your specific individual circumstances and requirements. We are dedicated to ensuring that the whole process runs smoothly and will provide you with regular updates through all stages of the immigration process.

Our team speak a range of languages:-

  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Bengali
  • Italian
  • Romanian

We also offer a personal interpretation service for Chinese (Mandarin) clients.

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Application for visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends / family)

We typically charge a fixed agreed fee for the majority of immigration applications.

Where we act on this basis, our fee is based on what we consider reasonable taking into account the time that will likely be required to complete the matter based on our hourly rates, level of expertise involved, the urgency of the matter and the circumstances of your case, such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence we need to consider;
  • Whether you are applying with dependants;
  • The overall complexity of the case (e.g. whether you qualify under the Immigration Rules or we need to make a discretionary application, previous immigration history, any criminal convictions etc.)

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting, clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, and the application proceeds without any unforeseen complications, then the cost for a single applicant is likely to be in the region of the fees specified in the table below.

If the circumstances of your application are more complex – and/or there are unforeseen complications – then the cost may well exceed the fees specified in the table.  Any such additional costs will depend on the time spent at the applicable hourly rates (see Appendix 1).

Please see below the typical fee in relation to the above application.

Description Currency (GBP):
Professional Fee 500.00*
Application visa fee* https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020
Approximate Invoice Total:  £595.00

*Additional applicant will be charged at £350 extra for our professional fees.

Indicative figures given have been prepared using an average of the likely cost. If applicable, the actual cost will vary on a case by case basis.

What work is involved

The work will involve:

  • 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;
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 2 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 1 to 2 hours*;
  • 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, which we anticipate will take between 4-6 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 4 and 6 hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

 

*the amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents.

Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

  • Interpreters fees at approximately £20 per hour. Depending on the complexity of your case, applicants requiring interpreters will normally require 2-5 hours with an interpreter.
  • 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 is necessary.
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

 

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 1 week of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case

Application to join your partner, parent, proposed civil partner or child in the UK

We typically charge a fixed agreed fee for the majority of immigration applications.

 

Where we act on this basis, our fee is based on what we consider reasonable taking into account the time that will likely be required to complete the matter based on our hourly rates, level of expertise involved, the urgency of the matter and the circumstances of your case, such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence we need to consider;
  • Whether you are applying with dependants;
  • The overall complexity of the case (e.g. whether you qualify under the Immigration Rules or we need to make a discretionary application, previous immigration history, any criminal convictions etc.)

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting, clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, and the application proceeds without any unforeseen complications, then the cost for a single applicant is likely to be in the region of the fees specified in the table below.

If the circumstances of your application are more complex – and/or there are unforeseen complications – then the cost may well exceed the fees specified in the table.  Any such additional costs will depend on the time spent at the applicable hourly rates (see Appendix 1).

Please see below the typical fee in relation to the above application.

Description Currency (GBP):
Professional Fee 1,000.00
Application visa fee* https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020
Immigration Health Surcharge fee https://www.immigration-health-surcharge.service.gov.uk/checker/type
Document scanning assistance service in VFS Global London 75.00
Document scanning assistance service in home country 24.00
Approximate Invoice Total:  £3,800.00  

 

*Priority service fee is an additional £800.

Indicative figures given have been prepared using an average of the likely cost. If applicable, the actual cost will vary on a case by case basis.

What work is involved

The work will involve:

  • 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;
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 2 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 1 to 2 hours*;
  • 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, which we anticipate will take between 4-6 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 4 and 6 hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

 

*the amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents.

Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

  • Interpreters fees at approximately £20 per hour. Depending on the complexity of your case, applicants requiring interpreters will normally require 2-5 hours with an interpreter.
  • 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 is necessary.
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

 

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 1 week of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

 

Application for leave to remain in the UK on the basis of your family or private life in the UK

 

We typically charge a fixed agreed fee for the majority of immigration applications.

 

Where we act on this basis, our fee is based on what we consider reasonable taking into account the time that will likely be required to complete the matter based on our hourly rates, level of expertise involved, the urgency of the matter and the circumstances of your case, such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence we need to consider;
  • Whether you are applying with dependants;
  • The overall complexity of the case (e.g. whether you qualify under the Immigration Rules or we need to make a discretionary application, previous immigration history, any criminal convictions etc.)

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting, clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, and the application proceeds without any unforeseen complications, then the cost for a single applicant is likely to be in the region of the fees specified in the table below.

If the circumstances of your application are more complex – and/or there are unforeseen complications – then the cost may well exceed the fees specified in the table.  Any such additional costs will depend on the time spent at the applicable hourly rates (see Appendix 1 at the foot of this page).

Please see below the typical fee in relation to the above application.

Description Currency (GBP):
Professional Fee 1,000.00*
Application visa fee** https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020
Immigration Health Surcharge fee https://www.immigration-health-surcharge.service.gov.uk/checker/type
Approximate Invoice Total:  £3,800.00  
*Approximate Invoice Total with priority service £4,600.00

 

*Additional applicant will be charged at £500 extra for our professional fees.

**Priority service costs £500 in addition to the application fee (decision within 5 working days). Super priority service costs £800 in addition to the application fee (decision by the end of the next working day)

Indicative figures given have been prepared using an average of the likely cost. If applicable, the actual cost will vary on a case by case basis.

What work is involved

The work will involve:

  • 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;
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 2 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 1 to 2 hours*;
  • 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, which we anticipate will take between 4-6 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 4 and 6 hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

 

*the amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents.

Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

  • Interpreters fees at approximately £20 per hour. Depending on the complexity of your case, applicants requiring interpreters will normally require 2-5 hours with an interpreter.
  • 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 is necessary.
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

 

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 1 week of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Application for indefinite leave to remain (settling in the UK)

We typically charge a fixed agreed fee for the majority of immigration applications.

 

Where we act on this basis, our fee is based on what we consider reasonable taking into account the time that will likely be required to complete the matter based on our hourly rates, level of expertise involved, the urgency of the matter and the circumstances of your case, such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence we need to consider;
  • Whether you are applying with dependants;
  • The overall complexity of the case (e.g. whether you qualify under the Immigration Rules or we need to make a discretionary application, previous immigration history, any criminal convictions etc.)

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting, clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, and the application proceeds without any unforeseen complications, then the cost for a single applicant is likely to be in the region of the fees specified in the table below.

If the circumstances of your application are more complex – and/or there are unforeseen complications – then the cost may well exceed the fees specified in the table.  Any such additional costs will depend on the time spent at the applicable hourly rates (see Appendix 1 at the foot of this page).

Please see below the typical fee in relation to the above application.

Description Currency (GBP):
Professional Fee 1,500.00*
Application visa fee** https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020
Immigration Health Surcharge fee https://www.immigration-health-surcharge.service.gov.uk/checker/type
Approximate Invoice Total:  £4,889.00  

*Additional applicant will be charged at £800 extra for our professional fees.

**Priority service costs £500 in addition to the application fee (decision within 5 working days). Super priority service costs £800 in addition to the application fee (decision by the end of the next working day)

Indicative figures given have been prepared using an average of the likely cost. If applicable, the actual cost will vary on a case by case basis.

What work is involved

The work will involve:

  • 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;
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 2 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 1 to 2 hours*;
  • 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, which we anticipate will take between 4-6 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 4 and 6 hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

 

*the amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents.

Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

  • Interpreters fees at approximately £20 per hour. Depending on the complexity of your case, applicants requiring interpreters will normally require 2-5 hours with an interpreter.
  • 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 is necessary.
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

 

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 1 week of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Application on the basis of long residence (settling in the UK after being in the UK legally for 10 continuous years)

We typically charge a fixed agreed fee for the majority of immigration applications.

 

Where we act on this basis, our fee is based on what we consider reasonable taking into account the time that will likely be required to complete the matter based on our hourly rates, level of expertise involved, the urgency of the matter and the circumstances of your case, such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence we need to consider;
  • Whether you are applying with dependants;
  • The overall complexity of the case (e.g. whether you qualify under the Immigration Rules or we need to make a discretionary application, previous immigration history, any criminal convictions etc.)

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting, clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, and the application proceeds without any unforeseen complications, then the cost for a single applicant is likely to be in the region of the fees specified in the table below.

If the circumstances of your application are more complex – and/or there are unforeseen complications – then the cost may well exceed the fees specified in the table.  Any such additional costs will depend on the time spent at the applicable hourly rates (see Appendix 1 at the foot of this page).

Please see below the typical fee in relation to the above application.

Description Currency (GBP):
Professional Fee* 1,500.00
Application visa fee** https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020
Immigration Health Surcharge fee https://www.immigration-health-surcharge.service.gov.uk/checker/type
Approximate Invoice Total:  £4,889.00  

*Additional applicant will be charged at £800 extra for our professional fees.

**Priority service costs £500 in addition to the application fee (decision within 5 working days). Super priority service costs £800 in addition to the application fee (decision by the end of the next working day)

Indicative figures given have been prepared using an average of the likely cost. If applicable, the actual cost will vary on a case by case basis.

What work is involved

The work will involve:

  • 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;
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 2 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 1 to 2 hours*;
  • 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, which we anticipate will take between 4-6 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 4 and 6 hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

 

*the amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents.

Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

  • Interpreters fees at approximately £20 per hour. Depending on the complexity of your case, applicants requiring interpreters will normally require 2-5 hours with an interpreter.
  • 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 is necessary.
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

 

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 1 week of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Application for registration certificate or residence card as the family member of an EEA national or retained rights of residence as the former family member of an EEA national

We typically charge a fixed agreed fee for the majority of immigration applications.

 

Where we act on this basis, our fee is based on what we consider reasonable taking into account the time that will likely be required to complete the matter based on our hourly rates, level of expertise involved, the urgency of the matter and the circumstances of your case, such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence we need to consider;
  • Whether you are applying with dependants;
  • The overall complexity of the case (e.g. whether you qualify under the Immigration Rules or we need to make a discretionary application, previous immigration history, any criminal convictions etc.)

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting, clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, and the application proceeds without any unforeseen complications, then the cost for a single applicant is likely to be in the region of the fees specified in the table below.

If the circumstances of your application are more complex – and/or there are unforeseen complications – then the cost may well exceed the fees specified in the table.  Any such additional costs will depend on the time spent at the applicable hourly rates (see Appendix 1 at the foot of this page).

Please see below the typical fee in relation to the above application.

Description Currency (GBP):
Professional Fee 1,250.00*
Application visa fee £65.00 (please check https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-a-uk-residence-card)
Biometric information £19.20 (please check https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-a-uk-residence-card)
Approximate Invoice Total:  £1,084.20

*Additional applicant will be charged at £500 extra for our professional fees.

Indicative figures given have been prepared using an average of the likely cost. If applicable, the actual cost will vary on a case by case basis.

What work is involved

The work will involve:

  • 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;
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 2 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 1 to 2 hours*;
  • 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, which we anticipate will take between 4-6 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 4 and 6 hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

 

*the amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents.
Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

  • Interpreters fees at approximately £20 per hour. Depending on the complexity of your case, applicants requiring interpreters will normally require 2-5 hours with an interpreter.
  • 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 is necessary.
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

 

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 1 week of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Application for Permanent Residence Card as the family member or former family member of an EEA national (applying to settle in the UK)

We typically charge a fixed agreed fee for the majority of immigration applications.

 

Where we act on this basis, our fee is based on what we consider reasonable taking into account the time that will likely be required to complete the matter based on our hourly rates, level of expertise involved, the urgency of the matter and the circumstances of your case, such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence we need to consider;
  • Whether you are applying with dependants;
  • The overall complexity of the case (e.g. whether you qualify under the Immigration Rules or we need to make a discretionary application, previous immigration history, any criminal convictions etc.)

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting, clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, and the application proceeds without any unforeseen complications, then the cost for a single applicant is likely to be in the region of the fees specified in the table below.

If the circumstances of your application are more complex – and/or there are unforeseen complications – then the cost may well exceed the fees specified in the table.  Any such additional costs will depend on the time spent at the applicable hourly rates (see Appendix 1 at the foot of this page).

Please see below the typical fee in relation to the above application.

Description Currency (GBP):
Professional Fee 1,500.00
Application visa fee £65.00 (please check https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-a-uk-residence-card/permanent-residence-card)
Biometric information £19.20 (please check https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-a-uk-residence-card/permanent-residence-card)
Approximate Invoice Total:  £1,584.20

Indicative figures given have been prepared using an average of the likely cost. If applicable, the actual cost will vary on a case by case basis.

What work is involved

The work will involve:

  • 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;
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 2 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 1 to 2 hours*;
  • 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, which we anticipate will take between 4-6 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 4 and 6 hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

 

*the amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents.

Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

  • Interpreters fees at approximately £20 per hour. Depending on the complexity of your case, applicants requiring interpreters will normally require 2-5 hours with an interpreter.
  • 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 is necessary.
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

 

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 1 week of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Application for Naturalisation or Registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 (applying to become British)

We typically charge a fixed agreed fee for the majority of immigration applications.

 

Where we act on this basis, our fee is based on what we consider reasonable taking into account the time that will likely be required to complete the matter based on our hourly rates, level of expertise involved, the urgency of the matter and the circumstances of your case, such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence we need to consider;
  • Whether you are applying with dependants;
  • The overall complexity of the case (e.g. whether you qualify under the Immigration Rules or we need to make a discretionary application, previous immigration history, any criminal convictions etc.)

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting, clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, and the application proceeds without any unforeseen complications, then the cost for a single applicant is likely to be in the region of the fees specified in the table below.

If the circumstances of your application are more complex – and/or there are unforeseen complications – then the cost may well exceed the fees specified in the table.  Any such additional costs will depend on the time spent at the applicable hourly rates (see Appendix 1 at the foot of this page).

Please see below the typical fee in relation to a standard single application for Naturalisation under paragraph 6(1) or (2) or Registration under (section 1(3) of the British Nationality Act 1981.

Description Currency (GBP):
Professional Fee 1,000.00
Application visa fee** https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020
Approximate Invoice Total:  £2,330.00   

Indicative figures given have been prepared using an average of the likely cost. If applicable, the actual cost will vary on a case by case basis.

What work is involved

The work will involve:

  • 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;
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the British Nationality Act 1981 and whether you meet the criteria.
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 2 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 1 to 2 hours*;
  • 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, which we anticipate will take between 4-6 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 4 and 6 hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

 

*the amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents.

Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

  • Interpreters fees at approximately £20 per hour. Depending on the complexity of your case, applicants requiring interpreters will normally require 2-5 hours with an interpreter.
  • 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 is necessary.
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 1 week of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Our team is experienced in dealing with the following types of matters:-

  • Entry clearance and leave to remain applications (visa applications)
  • Further leave to remain applications (extension application)
  • Indefinite leave to remain applications (settlement applications)
  • Naturalisation as a British citizen (nationality applications)
  • Asylum & human rights applications Immigration & asylum appeals
  • Applications for bail
  • Deportation cases

We are also able to assist with the following types of applications:-

  • Visit visas
  • Dependent relatives
  • EEA applications
  • Investment visas
  • Student visas