Fee Estimates

As an immigration Solicitors’ firm, we conduct many different types of immigration cases and even the cases of similar type vary in complexity. However, as a general guide and in accordance with new regulations issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), we aim to provide some basic information regarding the fees which we charge on the most common applications we are instructed to undertake.

Please note that some categories of work – e.g., asylum and appeal preparation — are not included in the estimates, because these can vary widely according to the circumstances of each individual case and the SRA guidance does not require them to be published. We would however be happy to give you a quotation if you contact us with details about your case.

We usually recommend our clients to see one of our immigration advisers for a one-off consultation either in person, by telephone or via Skype, during which we take full instructions regarding your circumstances so that we can offer full advice regarding your options. Where relevant, we will follow up the consultation by sending you a detailed email or letter setting out your options and a list of required documents in full.

Initial One-Off Consultation / Immigration Advice - £130/£160

Our fee includes:

  • In-person (£160) or phone/Skype/Zoom (£130) consultation with our principal solicitor Mr Marcelo Reale or another member of our specialist immigration team.
  • VAT (where applicable) (VAT is a value-added tax which in the UK is 20%. Residents outside the UK/EU and those who do not have a residence visa for the UK do not pay VAT)

Our fee does not include:

  • Liaising with third parties, such as the Home Office or Tribunal
  • Interpreter fees (where required)
  • Completing or submitting an application

Immigration Application Casework and Management Service

We would be happy to assist you in preparing and submitting an immigration application to the Home Office, or an entry clearance (visa) application to a British Post overseas. Our fees for this service vary depending on the application being made, the complexity of the matter, and the experience of our immigration team member assisting you. The fee, agreed in advance to give you peace of mind regarding costs, includes phone and in-person consultations as necessary to progress your application, advising you on the documents required, assisting you to prepare and review the documents, assistance with completing the application form(s), preparing detailed and tailored representations to support the application, and assisting you to submit the application.

We normally offer fixed fee for our services, which includes the following:

  • In-person or telephone consultations, as necessary, for preparation of the application
  • Advice on documents needed in support of application
  • Assistance in preparing and checking documents
  • Advising on any issues raised by the documents and how to address these
  • Drafting legal representations in support of the application
  • Assistance in completing and submitting applications forms
  • Preparing and copying or scanning an application pack ready for submission
  • Assistance in submitting application to the Home Office
  • Email or phone contact to keep you up-to-date regarding your application
  • Liaising, where necessary, with third parties, including the Home Office and the courts
  • Assistance in preparing for the Home Office/marriage interviews

Please note that our fee does not include:

  • VAT (where applicable) (a value-added tax which in the UK is 20%. Residents outside the UK/EU and those who do not have a residence visa for the UK do not pay VAT)
  • Home Office or its third party providers’ fees
  • Interpreting or translation fees
  • Barristers’ fees, where required
  • Courier /priority postal service fees
  • Further work, where necessary, following submission of application. This can be agreed with a further fixed fee or an hourly rate, as appropriate should the need arise.
  • Any other disbursements

Below is a guidance of our fee ranges for the most common applications (single applicants only). However, we assist clients with a very wide range of immigration and nationality matters and your individual circumstances would be best assessed during a one-off consultation, during which you would also receive a quote for the work required to prepare your particular case. The fees would depend on factors such as whether the applicant has a complicated immigration history, whether the Applicant and/or the sponsor is employed or self-employed, the status of the Applicant and/or the sponsor in the UK, whether there are any other aggravating factors which may result on more time being spent on the case. Any future extension applications would likely cost less than initial application and we are often able to offer small discount to our former clients. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly to discuss fees for your specific circumstances.

Fixed fee ranges

Application type Fee Range
Partner (married or unmarried) settlement entry clearance (visa) £1800-2500
Leave to remain as a partner (initial application) £1400-£2000
Leave to remain as a partner (extension) £1400-£2000
Indefinite leave to remain (settlement) as a partner £1400-£2000
Entry Clearance under Appendix FM for “other relative” (parent, child, adult dependent relative) £1800-£2500
Leave to Remain under Appendix FM for “other relative” (parent, child, adult dependent relative) £1400-£2000
Complex Article 8 leave to remain application £1500-£3000
EEA Family Permit application £1500-£2600
EEA Residence Card application £1400-£2600
EEA Permanent Residence application £1700-£2500
Tier 1 Entrepreneur (initial / extension / settlement) £3000-£4500
Tier 1 Investor (initial / extension / settlement) £3000-£5000
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent (endorsement) £2000-£2500
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent (entry clearance / leave to remain / settlement) £1800-£2200
Tier 2 (initial / extension / settlement) £1400-£2200
Tier 4 (initial / extension) £1400-£2000
Ancestry visas £1400-£2500
Indefinite leave to remain based on long residence £1800-£2800
Naturalisation as a British citizen £1200-£1500
Registration as a British citizen (child or adult) £1200-£2000
Visit visas £1400-£2500
Transfer of Conditions (TOC) or No Time Limit applications (NTL) £1600-£3000

Typical Timescales (from the date of submission)

Visit visas – 2-4 weeks;

Entry Clearance Applications – from 2 weeks to 3 months;

Further leave to remain as a partner – from 2 to 6 months;

Further leave to remain based on private and family life (initial application) – from 6 to 12 months

Further leave to remain based on private and family life (extension) – from 3 to 9 months

Indefinite leave to remain (Settlement) – from 3 months to 6 months;

EEA Registration certificate (for EEA national only) – from 1 to 3 months;

EEA residence Card (for non-EEA nationals) – from 3 to 6 months;

Managed migration (Tier 1, 2 & 4) – from 2 months to 6 months;

Naturalisation as a British citizen – from 3 to 6 months;

Registration as a British citizen (child or adult) - from 3 to 6 months.


There may also be disbursements that need to be paid in addition to our costs such as:

  • Home Office application/ visa fees (usually between £65 and £3250)
  • Immigration Health Surcharge (usually between £1000 and £2000)
  • Priority or Premium Service fees (typically from £210 up to £610)
  • For Tier 2 (work permit) migrants a Skills Charge, which is between £364 and £1000 for each year of the visa.
  • Translation fees (from £25 per page)
  • Priority postage fees (e.g. Special delivery; from £5 per item)
  • Interpreter (from £50 per hour)
  • Barristers fees (typically between £400 and £500 per hour plus 20% VAT)
  • Barristers’ fees are usually only payable where a case involves an appeal or requires complex advice about interpretation of the law.

All immigration advice and casework is carried out by:

  • Principal Solicitor assisted by legal assistants;
  • Legal assistants closely supervised by the Principal Solicitor.

You can find more detail about the experience and qualifications of any of our team members by referring to their profiles on our website  here.

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