Immigration Fees

Scope of the services

Please note that we will provide a scope of work tailored to your individual circumstances once we have been provided with full details of your situation. Set out below, in no particular order, is our typical scope of work for assisting with a UK immigration application:

  • Obtaining information in relation to your particular circumstances and discussing your circumstances in detail;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria;
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, advising whether this can be overcome and how and advising on the UK immigration options available and agreeing if such option is the most appropriate application for you to make, and what other options may be available to you. This on average takes 2 to 3 hours;
  • Providing detailed advice on the documentation required and the procedure for submitting the relevant application;
  • *Considering the supporting evidence you have provided, and where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses. This on average takes 4 to 7 hours; *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.
  • Providing advice on the timelines and likely outcome;
  • Meetings, where required;
  • Preparing and drafting the relevant application form and providing draft suggested wording for any documents required in support of the application (such as a covering letter) and submitting it on your behalf. This on average takes 3 to 6 hours;
  • Preparing the bundle of documents which need to be submitted in support of the application;
  • Booking an appointment for submission of the application and/or submitting the application directly to the Home Office;
  • Answering any routine queries that the Home Office may have in relation to the application;
  • 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 an appropriate time. This could be between 3 to 6 hours of work;
  • Once the application has been approved, reviewing the approval documentation, which may include a passport endorsement and/or a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) to ensure that it has been validly issued;
  • Providing advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

 

Our pricing

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. The above scope does not include assisting with challenging a refusal decision if the application is not approved. If you wish to challenge a decision to refuse your application, we would provide a separate fee quote for this work.

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 hourly rate ranges up to £250 (depending on the complexity of the matter).

On average, this type of works takes 5 to 15 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1,250 to £3,750 excluding disbursements. 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.

Our fees for advising you and representing you on the most common UK immigration applications are likely to fall within the ranges (excluding VAT) set out below.

Tier 1 (Investor) £15,000 to £50,000
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £15,000 to £50,000

 

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. Disbursements which we may incur on your behalf are normally:

  • interpreters fees range between £100 to £150 (excluding VAT) per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 30 minutes to 1 hour with an interpreter, depending on the complexity of your case;
  • 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 fees stated above 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. You can click here for more information on Home Office fees;
  • where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.
  • Priority processing fees.
  • Counsel fees (though this is not required in many cases we handle).
  • Third party fees, such as translation costs and overseas lawyers’ fees.

 

VAT

All the figures given above include VAT (currently at a rate of 20%) unless specifically stated. However, charging VAT in relation to immigration matters may depend on where you live and what immigration permission you have.

We will confirm whether VAT is payable when you instruct us and we can work out if VAT is properly chargeable.

 

Timescales

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. You can read the current processing times and other guidance by clicking here.

We will normally be able to submit applications take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to prepare from point of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Typical Home Office processing times from the date of submission of a straightforward application are as follows:

Overseas

  • Between 1 and 15 working days to process applications for temporary immigration permission submitted overseas, depending on the complexity of the application and whether the application is submitted using one of the priority services.
  • Between 15 and 30 working days to process applications for settlement submitted overseas, depending on the complexity of the application and whether the application is submitted using one of the priority services.

In-country

  • Between 1 and 60 working days to process applications submitted in the UK, depending on the complexity of the application and whether the application is submitted using one of the priority services.

 

Other applications

If the application you wish to submit an application which not is not set out in the scope stated above, please contact us and we will be pleased to provide a fee quote and scope of work for the relevant application.

Our policy is to charge (wherever possible) on a fixed fee basis. However, the fees quoted above are for assisting with straight forward applications. Where a matter is complex (for example, if you have previously been refused a visa for the UK or another country or you have a criminal record) or involves providing a significant amount of strategic advice, we may charge on a “time-spent basis”, subject to an estimate.

Factors which can make an application more complex and involve our charging fees either at the higher end of the above stated ranges or which exceed them, include:

  • the time taken to assist with the matter;
  • the urgency of the matter;
  • the level of correspondence involved;
  • the amount and quality of supporting documentation;
  • the likely level of engagement with the Home Office; and
  • the need to engage and liaise with third parties.

Multiple Applications

The fees quoted above are for assisting with single applications by a principal applicant. They do not include the costs of assisting with applications for dependant family members, even if submitted simultaneously.

If you would like assistance with submitting a number of applications, for example an application for indefinite leave to remain followed by an application to naturalise as a British citizen, or applications involving dependant family members, please contact us and we will be pleased to provide a fee quote and scope of work for the relevant applications.

Applications by Corporates

The fees set out above only cover assisting with applications submitted by individuals. We are also specialists in assisting companies with submitting applications, such as:

  • representative of an overseas business applications;
  • Tier 2 sponsor licence applications; and
  • reviewing and drafting policies to ensure companies comply with their Tier 2 sponsor licence duties and responsibilities and the law in relation to the prevention of illegal working.

Outbound Advisory

We are able to provide advice and assistance with outbound immigration applications for other countries, working on a case by case basis with third party advisers who specialise in the relevant jurisdiction. We will provide a proposed scope of service and a fixed fee on instruction.

 

Complaints procedure

Our Complaints Procedure can be located by client here.  

 

Disclaimer

We recommend that you contact us on 0333 772 7736 or at info@360lawservices.com before relying on this information or taking any course of action (or omitting to take any action) that has or may have legal implications. If you rely on this information without obtaining legal advice you do so at your own risk.

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