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Immigration

The firm has been involved in important cases resulting in clarification of, and new interpretation of UK immigration and Nationality law. Many of our cases have been reported in the Law Reports and the media.

The firm adopts a practical and ‘hands on’ approach, and attempts to responds quickly and efficiently to client requirements.

We undertake a great deal of appeal work before the Immigration Appellate Authority and are pleased to accept instructions to represent a client before an Immigration judge or Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (High Court and Court of Appeal)/ House of Appeal and European Courts of Justice.

We strongly advise persons considering an immigration application to take advice from a specialist immigration solicitor and use their services in preparing and submitting applications. This will often avoid the need for an expensive and time consuming immigration appeal.


Our Fees

On average, initial applications can cost between £250.00 and £500.00 (+ VAT). For a full list of our set fee range please see below.

Where applications are more complex or have additional dependants then we will charge extra based on our hourly rate of £150 plus VAT. In those instances details will be provided if and when they arise and we will agree any additional fees with you first.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

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

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 this range.

What services are included

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 1 hour
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 2 to 3 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 2 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 arranging a barrister whose fees not included in our fees to attend with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 2 and 4 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.

  • 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.

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

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 2 weeks 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.


Range of costs for various applications:

  • FLR (M)- Application to extend stay in the UK as the partner or dependent child of someone who is settled here or who is a refugee or under humanitarian protection- Ranges from £450.00 plus VAT to £500.00 plus VAT
  • FLR (FP) -Application for leave to remain in the UK on the basis of your family life as a partner, parent or dependent child or on the basis of your private life in the UK and for a biometric immigration document- Ranges from £450.00 plus VAT to £500.00 plus VAT
  • FLR (DL)- Application for 1) further leave to remain or settlement in the UK by a person granted Discretionary Leave following the refusal of asylum, and 2) a Biometric Immigration Document- Ranges from £450.00 plus VAT to £500.00 plus VAT
  • SET(M)- Application to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK if you are the partner of a person, or parent of a child, who is present and settled in the UK- Ranges from £450.00 plus VAT to £500.00 plus VAT
  • SET(O)- Application to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK in various immigration categories and for a biometric residence permit- Ranges from £450.00 plus VAT to £500.00 plus VAT
  • SET (LR)- Application to settle in the UK if you’ve been in the UK legally for 10 continuous years- Ranges from £450.00 plus VAT to £500.00 plus VAT
  • SET (DV)- Application to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK if you are a victim of domestic violence. Ranges from £450.00 plus VAT to £500.00 plus VAT
  • EEA (FM)-Application for a family member of an EEA or Swiss national in the UK to apply for a registration certificate or residence card- Ranges from £450.00 plus VAT to £500.00 plus VAT
  • EEA (PR)- Form for an EEA or Swiss national, a non-EEA or non-Swiss family member of an EEA or Swiss national, to apply for a document certifying permanent residence or permanent residence card in UK.- Ranges from £450.00 plus VAT to £500.00 plus VAT
  • EEA (QP)- Form for an EEA or Swiss national to apply for a registration certificate to confirm the right to live in the UK as a qualified person.- Ranges from £450.00 plus VAT to £500.00 plus VAT
  • NTL-No Time Limit Application- £300.00 plus VAT
  • TD112- to apply for a Home Office travel document if you need to travel outside the UK but can’t use a passport issued by your own country- £250.00 plus VAT
  • AN- Application for citizenship by naturalisation if you are living in the UK- £400.00 plus VAT
  • MN1- Application to register a child under 18 as a British citizen.- £400.00 plus VAT
  • TOC- Application For A Transfer Of Conditions (TOC) And A Biometric Immigration Document By Someone Who Already Has Limited Leave To Enter Or Remain In The UK -£300.00 plus VAT
  • BRP(RC)- Application for a Replacement Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)- £250.00 plus VAT