Pricing information – Immigration

Introduction

We understand that transparency and certainty about legal costs is just as important as providing pragmatic and succinct advice with excellent response times.

We pride ourselves on being open and transparent on costs from an initial enquiry to a successful conclusion.  We also regularly benchmark our costs against our local competitors.

We offer a range of fee models, including fixed fees, retainers and capped fees.  If we charge on a time spent basis, we will always provide an estimate or agree a cap on our time.

We are required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Transparency Rules to publish information on the cost of Immigration applications to members of the public. We have provided this generic information below but would be happy to provide you with a bespoke quote for your matter.

We charge fixed fees for the majority of immigration applications.

Where we quote a fixed fee, our fee is based on what we consider reasonable taking into account the time the matter will take to prepare based on our current hourly rates (set out below).  We also factor in the complexity or urgency of the matter, the level of expertise required, together with the circumstances of your case and any supporting evidence required.

The more information that can be provided at the outset, will enable us to provide you with the most accurate quotation.  If the application proceeds without any unforeseen complications, then the cost for a ‘single applicant’ is set out at the specific visa category below.

If the circumstances of your application are more complex or it becomes protracted for any reason – then the cost may well exceed the fees specified for the immigration route.

Role Hourly rate
Partner £325
Senior Associate £260
Associate £240 – £250
Trainees £90 – £120
Paralegals £90

Disbursements are expenses related to your application that are payable to us or to third parties, such as visa application fees, appointment booking fees, surcharges or translation fees.  We will make payment of most disbursements on your behalf or, alternatively, you may be asked to pay them directly.  We will agree with you at the start of the matter how disbursements will be paid.  If we pay on your behalf, we will request payment of all disbursements in advance.

Each visa route application costs set out below provide an indication of the ‘standard application’ fee that you can expect to pay for the type of application you are making.

Links have been provided to the Government/Home Office pages with fees.  The visa application fees are set by the Home Office, but these are revised annually.  Some nationals attract concessionary rates.  If this applies to your circumstances, we will notify you at the start of the matter.

Where the Immigration Health Surcharge is payable, the cost will be included at the relevant visa route below.

Other possible disbursements for standard applications include:

  • Appointment fees at visa centres – these vary from centre to centre and timing of appointments;
  • Translation fees, which are usually payable per page. The cost is dependent upon the language being translated and urgency;
  • English language test fees vary from country to country; see website for more information. Usually you can expect to pay around £200 https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/united-kingdom?c=y
  • UK NARIC comparability statements vary by country or qualification. Usually you can expect to pay £150 plus VAT for the standard service.  See NARIC website for more details. naric.org.uk/visas%20and%20nationality/Default.aspx
  • Tuberculosis test certificates for nationals of certain countries, the cost of which varies from country to country;
  • Overseas criminal record certificates;
  • Travel costs including rail, air and taxi fares, mileage and parking. We will always try to use the most cost effective means of transport;
  • Courier or similar delivery charges where expediency is required;
  • Bulk photocopying charges £25.

Higher visa fees will be payable for priority or super priority applications. These vary from country to country. Those costs are set out on either Teleperformance, VFS Global, or Access depending on the country you are applying from.

The standard rate of UK VAT, which is currently 20%, is charged on all disbursements deemed as services.  VAT is added on to our standard services such as travel and bulk photocopying costs.

We have set out the typical costs for a ‘standard application’ for a single applicant in the routes below:

1. Naturalisation/Registration
2. Proof of residence for EU Nationals
3. EU residence for family members
4. Working holiday visa (Tier 5)
5. Visitor visa
6. Family member of British citizen/Settled migrant
7. Entrepreneur
8. Investor
9. Exceptional talent
10. Ancestry
11. Indefinite Leave to Remain
12. Indefinite Leave to Remain – 10 years
13. Skilled workers – Tier 2
14. Students – Tier 4

1. Application through naturalisation, or registering as, a British citizen

The typical fee for a standard single application for Naturalisation under paragraph 6(1) or (2) or Registration under section 1(3) of the British Nationality Act 1981.

Our professional fee will be from £3,000 – £5,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

a. Application fee: – A list of the application fees and the citizenship ceremony fee is available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b. Life in the UK – £50
c. NARIC – to compare foreign qualifications – UKVI report – from £150 plus VAT
d. English language tests – vary by provider but around £200
e. Translation of documents into English – from £90.00
f. Courier fees – Inter UK depending on weight – up to 10kgs (£50 plus VAT)
g. Appointment fees in UK – from £60

An application for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 will typically involve:

 

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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 meet the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application on your behalf where government process permits
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship-indefinite-leave-to-remain/after-youve-applied

We will normally be able to submit an application for naturalisation or registration within 2-4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

2. Proof of residence for EU nationals

The typical fee for a standard single application under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Our professional fee will be £520 plus VAT and disbursements for EU nationals working in the UK (Accession Worker, self-employed, students or self-sufficient applicants will be non-standard.  Our professional fees for those applicants will be from £1,500 to £3,000 plus VAT and disbursements).

An application for ‘settled’ or ‘pre-settled’ status under the EU Settlement Scheme will typically 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 Scheme and whether you meet the criteria
  • If you do not meet the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application together with a covering letter on your behalf
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached

The costs quoted here do not include advice and assistance in relation to any appeal should the Home Office refuse your application.

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/after-youve-applied

We will normally be able to submit an application under the Settlement Scheme within 1-2 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

3. Proof of residence for family members of EU nationals

The typical fee for a standard single application under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Our professional fee will be from £1,500 to £3,000 plus VAT and disbursements.  Where applicants are unmarried partners, new relationships or retained rights, these may attract higher fees of up to £5,000 plus VAT.

An application for ‘settled’ or ‘pre-settled’ status under the EU Settlement Scheme will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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 Scheme and whether you meet the criteria
  • If you do not meet the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application together with a covering letter on your behalf
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached

The costs quoted here do not include advice and assistance in relation to any appeal should the Home Office refuse your application.

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/after-youve-applied

We will normally be able to submit an application under the Settlement Scheme within 2-4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

4. Working holiday visas - Tier 5

The typical fee for a standard single application under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Our professional fee will be from £1,500 to £3,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

a. Visa application fee – please click here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b. Immigration Health Surcharge fee of £300 per year of visa

An application for a working holiday visa under Tier 5 will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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 for this route and whether you meet the criteria
  • If you do not meet the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application on your behalf where government process permits
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/after-youve-applied

We will normally be able to submit an application for naturalisation or registration within 2-4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

5. Visit visas (tourism/family visits)

The typical fee for a standard single application for a visitor visa.

Our professional fee will be from £2,000 to £4,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

a. Visa application fee – please click here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b. Immigration Health Surcharge fee of £400 per year of visa (if the visa is issued for over 6 months)

An application for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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 that apply to this route and whether you meet the criteria
  • If you do not meet the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application on your behalf where government process permits
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times

We will normally be able to submit an application for a visitor visa within 2-4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

6. Family member of a British citizen/Settled migrant visas

The typical fee for a standard single application for a family member visa.

Our professional fee will be from £5,000 to £7,500 plus VAT and disbursements.

a. Visa application fee – please click here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b. Immigration Health Surcharge fee of £400 per year of visa (if the visa is issued for over 6 months)
c. Life in the UK (extensions only) – £50
d. NARIC – to compare foreign qualifications – UKVI report – from £150 plus VAT
e. English language tests – vary by provider but around £200
f. Translation of documents into English – from £90.00
g. Courier fees – Inter UK depending on weight – up to 10kgs (£50 plus VAT)
h. Appointment fees in UK – from £60

For a Family member application, the work will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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 under this route and whether you meet the criteria
  • If you do not meet the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application on your behalf where government process permits
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times

We will normally be able to submit an application for naturalisation or registration within 2-6 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

7. Entrepreneur visas – Tier 1 or Start-up, Innovator

Please see below the typical fee in relation to a standard Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application.

Our professional fee will be from £8,000 to £12,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

a) Visa application fee – please click here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b) Immigration Health Surcharge fee of £400 per year of visa
c) NARIC – to compare foreign qualifications – UKVI report – from £150 plus VAT
d) English language tests – vary by provider but around £200
e) Translation of documents into English – from £90.00
f) Courier fees – Inter UK depending on weight – up to 10kgs (£50 plus VAT)
g) Appointment fees in UK – from £60
h) Overseas criminal records certificate – vary by country

For a Start-up/Innovator application the work will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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
  • Discuss eligibility for first stage endorsement
  • If you do not fulfil the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Liaising with your chosen FCA regulated institution and endorsing body
  • Drafting third party funding and legal declarations where required
  • Advising on the application to the endorsing body.
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application together with a covering letter on your behalf
  • Helping an applicant prepare for a Home Office interview
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times

We will normally be able to submit a Start-up/Innovator application within 4-10 weeks of you instructing us (after the approval of the endorsing body), but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

8. Investor visas

Please see below the typical fee in relation to a standard Tier 1 Investor application.

Our professional fee will be from £15,000 to £20,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

a) Visa application fee – please click here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b) Immigration Health Surcharge fee of £400 per year of visa
c) Translation of documents into English – from £90.00
d) Courier fees – Inter UK depending on weight – up to 10kgs (£50 plus VAT)
e) Appointment fees in UK – from £60
f) Overseas criminal records certificate – vary by country

For a Tier 1 Investor application the work will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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 the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Liaising with your chosen FCA regulated institution
  • Drafting third party funding and legal declarations where required
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application together with a covering letter on your behalf
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times

We will normally be able to submit a Tier 1 Investor application within 4-12 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

9. Exceptional Talent visas

Please see below the typical fee in relation to a standard Tier 1 Exceptional Talent application for leave to remain.

Our professional fee will be from £5,000 – £7,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

a) Endorsement Fee and Visa application fee – please click here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b) Immigration Health Surcharge fee of £400 per year of visa
c) NARIC – to compare foreign qualifications – UKVI report – from £150 plus VAT
d) English language tests – vary by provider but around £200
e) Translation of documents into English – from £90.00
f) Courier fees – Inter UK depending on weight – up to 10kgs (£50 plus VAT)
g) Appointment fees in UK – from £60
h) Overseas criminal records certificate – vary by country

For an application for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent leave to remain the work will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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 the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application together with a covering letter on your behalf
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times

We will normally be able to submit an endorsement application for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent within 2-5 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this. Once the endorsement is approved it is normally another 2-12 weeks before a visa application is submitted.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

10. Ancestry visas

Please see below the typical fee in relation to a standard application for UK Ancestry application.

Our professional fee will be from £2,500 – £4,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

a) Visa application fee – please click here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b) Immigration Health Surcharge fee of £400 per year of visa
c) NARIC – to compare foreign qualifications – UKVI report – from £150 plus VAT
d) English language tests – vary by provider but around £200
e) Translation of documents into English – from £90.00
f) Courier fees – Inter UK depending on weight – up to 10kgs (£50 plus VAT)
g) Appointment fees in UK – from £60
h) Overseas criminal records certificate – vary by country

For an application for UK Ancestry leave to remain the work will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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 the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application together with a covering letter on your behalf
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times

We will normally be able to submit an application for UK Ancestry leave to remain within 2-8 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

11. Indefinite leave to remain applications – 5 year route:

Please see below the typical fee in relation to a standard application for standard indefinite leave to remain.

The typical fee for a standard single application for Indefinite Leave to Remain visa.

Our professional fee will be from £3,000 to £5,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

a. Visa application fee – please click here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b. Life in the UK – £50
c. NARIC – to compare foreign qualifications – UKVI report – from £150 plus VAT
d. English language tests – vary by provider but around £200
e. Translation of documents into English – from £90.00
f. Courier fees – Inter UK depending on weight – up to 10kgs (£50 plus VAT)
g. Appointment fees in UK – from £60

For an application for indefinite leave to remain the work will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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 the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application on your behalf where government process permits
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times.

We will normally be able to submit an application for indefinite leave to remain within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

12. Indefinite leave to remain applications – 10 year route:

Please see below the typical fee in relation to a standard application for Indefinite Leave to Remain on the basis of completing 10 Years continuous residence in the UK.

The typical fee for a standard single application for Indefinite Leave to Remain visa.

Our professional fee will be from £5,000 to £7,500 plus VAT and disbursements.

a. Visa application fee – please click here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b. Life in the UK – £50
c. NARIC – to compare foreign qualifications – UKVI report – from £150 plus VAT
d. English language tests – vary by provider but around £200
e. Translation of documents into English – from £90.00
f. Courier fees – Inter UK depending on weight – up to 10kgs (£50 plus VAT)
g. Appointment fees in UK – from £60

For an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (10 Years Long Residence) the work will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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 the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application together with a covering letter on your behalf
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times

We will normally be able to submit an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (10 Years Long Residence) within 4-12 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

13. Skilled worker visa – Tier 2 (General)

Please see below the typical fee in relation to a standard Tier 2 (General) application.

The typical fee for a standard single application for Tier 2 General visa.

Our professional fee will be from £2,750 to £5,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

a. Visa application fee – please click here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b. Immigration Health Surcharge fee of £400 per year of visa
c. NARIC – to compare foreign qualifications – UKVI report – from £150 plus VAT
d. English language tests – vary by provider but around £200
e. Translation of documents into English – from £90.00
f. Courier fees – Inter UK depending on weight – up to 10kgs (£50 plus VAT)
g. Appointment fees in UK – from £60

For a Tier 2 (General) application the work will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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
  • Advising which education institutions are registered as licenced sponsors
  • If you do not fulfil the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application together with a covering letter on your behalf
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times

We will normally be able to submit an application within 2-4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.

14. Student - Tier 4 General

The typical fee for a standard single application for Tier 4 General visa.

Our professional fee will be from £2,500 to £5,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

a. Visa application fee – please click here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741718/Gov.UK_Table_13-09-18.PDF
b. Immigration Health Surcharge fee of £300 per year of visa
c. NARIC – to compare foreign qualifications – UKVI report – from £150 plus VAT
d. English language tests – vary by provider but around £200
e. Translation of documents into English – from £90.00
f. Courier fees – Inter UK depending on weight – up to 10kgs (£50 plus VAT)
g. Appointment fees in UK – from £60

For a Tier 4 (General) application the work will typically involve:

  • Assessment by way of an online questionnaire
  • 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
  • Advising which education institutions are registered as licenced sponsors
  • If you do not fulfil the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Preparing an application for your review, approval and submission
  • Submitting the application together with a covering letter on your behalf
  • Liaising with the UKVI until a decision is reached
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

The costs quoted here do not include:

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Current processing times are available here: www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times

We will normally be able to submit an application within 2-4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know if we become aware that it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note that applications are likely to vary depending on circumstances. We will give you a more accurate estimate of timings (and costs) once we have more information about you. None of the information contained within this document should be taken as a binding estimate or quotation.  All fee quotes will be clarified in our engagement letter.