Immigration Fees

Please find below details of our average fee estimates for the most common types of applications.

Our fees are will vary depending on the lawyer carrying out your work and their level of experience. The hourly rates typically vary from £111.00 to £201.00 per hour. This is exclusive of VAT. This will be discussed with you at the outset of your case.


  • 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;
  • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided*;
  • 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 3 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 attending with you) at the appropriate time.
  • 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.


Disbursement are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees, Counsel fee, Interpreter fee etc. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

These costs can be:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. These vary depending on the type of application you are making. Further details of these fees can be found here .
  • Fees of any independent expert witnesses, where required;
  • Interpreter fees, which vary depending on the language you speak and the amount of time spent by the interpreter;
  • Official translation fees, which vary depending on the language and the number of documents requiring translation;
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal


The following are examples of issues that may impact on the cost of your case:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider.
  • Whether you have had a previous adverse immigration matter, such as a visa refusal.
  • Which language(s) you speak.
  • Whether you are applying with dependants and the number of dependants involved.
  • How easily you are able to provide all of the supporting evidence.
  • How clearly you meet the eligibility criteria for the relevant application.
  • The urgency of your case.
  • In relationship cases, where you are not married or where there are stepchildren.

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
    Type Of Application Fee/hrs (Excluding VAT) Estimate working Hours Fixed Fee (Excluding VAT)
    Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 £ 165 / Hr 4 - 5 Hours £ 500
    Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or Immigration Rules, including applications for permanent residence, residence cards, and registration certificates £ 165 / Hr 5 - 6 Hours £ 400 + £ 250 per application
    Student and work experience visas £ 165 / Hr 4 - 5 Hours £ 500
    Visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends / family) £ 165 / Hr 4 - 5 Hours £ 500
    Spouse and partners applications, including fiance(e)s or proposed civil partners £ 165 / Hr 4 - 5 Hours £ 500
    Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System; £ 165 / Hr 10 - 12 Hours £ 1500
    Dependent relative and family reunion applications £ 165 / Hr 4 - 5 Hours £ 500
    Ancestry visas £ 165 / Hr 5 - 6 Hours £ 600
    Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence £ 165 / Hr 5 - 6 Hours £ 600
    Any other which is not mentioned in this table, Client can contact us directly by email or phone call, we will be able to give best of quote. N /A N /A N /A

    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 here . We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 1-4 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.

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