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We charge for these services based on an hourly rate which ranges from £200 for a junior lawyer to £595 for certain partners, depending upon the particulars of case and the level of experience of the person who has conduct of the matter. VAT at a rate of 20 per cent will apply in addition to our fee, unless an exemption applies. These fees are based on applications where you have no prior adverse immigration history, provide us with all required documents in a timely manner; there is no time urgency or discretionary elements to your application; and there are no other factors that may make your application non-standard. As our services are bespoke to our clients, the below fees are only intended as a guide and not a quote.

No case is the same and each case is fact specific. Please contact a member of our immigration team to discuss your specific circumstances and to receive an individual fee quote.

Estimated costs for visa applications are outlined below:

Immigration Pricing

Application type

Approximate fee range

Tier 1 entry clearance, limited leave to remain, including the entrepreneur, innovator, investor, exceptional talent and graduate entrepreneur categories

£4,000 to £15,000

Indefinite leave to remain for a Tier 1 migrant

£4,000 to £12,000

Tier 2 worker entry clearance or limited leave to remain, including the general, intra-company transfer, minister of religion and sportsperson categories.

These costs do not include assisting the applicant's Sponsor with work required for the assignment of a Certificate of Sponsorship. We can provide the Sponsor with a quotation for costs for assisting with this.

£2,000 to £2,500

Indefinite leave to remain for a Tier 2 migrant

£3,000 to £7,000

Tier 5 temporary worker entry clearance or limited leave to remain, including the charity worker, creative and sporting, government authorised exchange, international agreement and religious worker categories

£2,500 to £5,000

Tier 5 youth mobility scheme entry clearance

£3,000 to £5,000

UK ancestry entry clearance or limited leave to remain

£3,000 to £5,000

Indefinite leave to remain for a person with UK ancestry

£3,000 to £5,000

Domestic Worker Visitor

£3,000 to £5,000

Turkish businessperson entry clearance or limited leave to remain

£3,000 to £6,000

Indefinite leave to remain for a Turkish businessperson

£3,000 to £6,000

Turkish worker limited leave to remain

£2,000 to £5,000

Indefinite leave to remain for a Turkish worker

£2,000 to £7,000

Entry clearance or limited leave to remain as the dependant of a person in an investment, business or work category

£1,000 to £2,500

Indefinite leave to remain for a dependant of a person in an investment, business or work category

£2,000 to £6,000

Application type

Approximate fee range

Tier 4 student entry clearance or limited leave to remain, including the general and child categories

£3,000 to £5,000

Short-term student entry clearance/leave to enter or limited leave to remain

£2,000 to £5,000

Parent of a Tier 4 (Child) student entry clearance or limited leave to remain

£2,000 to £5,000

Entry clearance or limited leave to remain as a dependant of a Tier 4 general migrant

£1,000 to £2,500

Application type

Approximate fee range

Settlement entry clearance or limited leave to remain as a partner, child, adopted child, refugee dependent relative or other dependent relative

£3,000 to £15,000

Indefinite leave to enter the UK for an adopted child

£3,000 to £15,000

Indefinite leave to remain for a partner, child, adopted child, refugee dependent relative or other dependent relative

£3,000 to £15,000

Application type

Approximate fee range

Limited leave to remain on the basis of long residence in the UK

£3,000 to £15,000

Indefinite leave to remain on the basis of long residence in the UK

£3,000 to £15,000

Application type

Approximate fee range

Limited leave to remain on the basis of private life in the UK

£3,000 to £15,000

Indefinite leave to remain on the basis of private life in the UK

£3,000 to £15,000

Application type

Approximate fee range

Limited leave to remain under the EU Settlement Scheme (pre-settled status)

£1,000 to £4,000

Indefinite leave to remain under the EU Settlement Scheme (pre-settled status)

£1,000 to £12,000

Application type

Approximate fee range

Visit entry clearance, limited leave to remain, including the standard, marriage visit, permitted paid engagement and transit categories

£1,800 to £6,000

Application type

Approximate fee range

Returning resident entry clearance

£1,000 to £5,000

Application type

Approximate fee range

Transfer of conditions of leave (vignette transfer)

£1,000 to £5,000

Single-entry entry clearance to replace a Biometric Residence Permit

£1,000 to £3,000

Correction of an error on an entry clearance or Biometric Residence Permit

£500 to £2,000

Application type

Approximate fee range

Naturalisation as a British Citizen

£3,000 to £8,000

Registration as a British Citizen

£3,000 to £15,000

Application type

Approximate fee range

Application to the Home Office for administrative review of a decision

£2,000 to £30,000

Application type

Approximate fee range

Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum chamber), excluding an appeal against an asylum decision

£5,000 to £30,000

Disbursements 

We will also charge for disbursements that we pay on your behalf. These will vary depending on the kind of application or advice but can include translation fees, courier and postage fees.  These normally range from £20 to £600.  This is in addition to the Home Office fees which will include any priority service fees for an expedited decision and any appointment fee which is payable to the Home Office's commercial partner. The Home Office's fees vary depending on the kind of application and the length of the visa. The appointment fee will vary depending on the location of submission and whether any additional services are requested. The Home Office fees are subject to change and can be found here


An Immigration Health Surcharge fee is normally payable where an application is made for a visa in excess of six months.  This is charged at a rate of £625 per year the visa will be valid.

In addition, applicants may also incur costs for the following however these vary depending on the type of application and we will provide a list of disbursements on a case by case basis:

  • Criminal Record Certificate – Some applicants applying from outside of the UK will be required to obtain a Criminal Record Certificate from any country where they have lived for more than 12 months (whether continuously or in total) in the last ten years.  Costs for a Criminal Record Certificates will vary depending on the country from which they are obtained and are normally between £45 to £100;
  • Evidence of English Language - Applicants may also be required to sit an English language test or obtain documents from UK NARIC to confirm that their degree was taught in English and is equivalent to a UK degree.  The cost of the English language test will vary depending on where the test is taken, but normally cost around £200.  The UK NARIC documentation normally costs from £125 plus VAT to around £220 plus VAT, depending on the time-scales and documentation required;
  • Tuberculosis Testing - If the applicant is requesting a visa with a duration of more than six months and the application is being made from a tuberculosis-prevalent country where the person has been living for more than six months, they will also be required to obtain a certificate from a Home Office-approved tuberculosis testing clinic.  The cost of the tuberculosis test varies from clinic-to-clinic but normally costs from £50.  A list of TB-prevalent countries can be found here;
  • Subject Access Request – As part of the preparation of your application, you may wish to request your immigration records from the Home Office by way of a "Subject Access Request". This costs £10.
  • Life in the UK Test – Applicants for Indefinite Leave to Remain are required to pass the Life in the UK test.  The Life in the UK test fee is £50.  There are additional fees for the study material and mock tests.
  • Counsel's fees – In some complex cases and appeals we seek counsel's advice and this can range from approximately £200 to £5,000 although this will vary depending on the nature of the advice and may be higher. 


Timescale

The time that it takes from taking your initial instruction to submitting your application to the Home Office will depend upon the complexity of your case, your circumstances and how quickly the documentation for the application can be provided by you.

We cannot guarantee how long it will take the Home Office to process your application.


Our Team

Our Immigration team provides services through three offices in the UK – London, Birmingham and Manchester. Ranjit Dhindsa is head of the EPIC (Employment, Pensions, Immigration and Compliance) group and the Immigration team is led by Gillian McKearney, Senior Associate and Head of UK Immigration, and supported by Sophie Spector, Solicitor and Lucy Moss, Solicitor Apprentice and supported by trainees and paralegals.