Immigration Solicitors Fee Information

At the outset, we will arrange an initial consultation which lasts for 30 minutes in order to take full details of your matter and advise you on your options and how we are able to assist. The cost of this is £95 including VAT. We conduct immigration matters on a fixed fee basis; a guideline of our fixed fees can be seen below.

 

Applications to Become British – Naturalisation or Registration

Fixed fee – £800 plus VAT

We assist on a fixed fee basis for all Naturalisation and Registration applications. Our fixed fee is usually in the region of £800 plus VAT; the fee is per applicant and therefore will be higher if there are multiple applicants.

 

What services are included:

The work will 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 relevant requirements 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.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Disbursements are not included in our fixed legal fee. Disbursements may include:

  • Interpreters fees
  • 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 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

 

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. The Home Office processing guideline for Naturalisation applications is 6 months.

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 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.

 

Applications for EU Nationals and their Family Members

  • Settled Status – £500 plus VAT
  • Pre-Settled Status – £500 plus VAT
  • Family Members – £1000 plus VAT
  • Permanent Residence – £1,000 plus VAT

We assist on a fixed fee basis for all EU applications. The above fixed fees are per-applicant; therefore fees will be higher if there are dependants.

 

What services are included:

The work will 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 relevant requirements 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.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Disbursements are not included in our fixed legal fee. Disbursements may include:

  • Interpreters fees
  • 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 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

 

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Applications made through the EU Settlement Scheme usually take around 5 working days, however this may take longer.

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 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.

 

Applications under the Immigration Rules

  • Short term study visas – £1,000 plus VAT
  • Visit visas – £800 plus VAT
  • Family visa applications – £1,200 plus VAT
  • Private life applications – £1,200 plus VAT
  • Applications for work, business, or study under the Points Based System – £1,250 plus VAT
  • Family Reunion applications – £1,200 plus VAT
  • Ancestry Visa – £1,200 plus VAT

We assist on a fixed fee basis for all applications made under the Immigration Rules. The above fixed fees are per-applicant; therefore fees will be higher if there are dependants. We charge an additional £200 plus VAT per application for priority applications.

 

What services are included:

The work will 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 relevant requirements 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.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Disbursements are not included in our fixed legal fee. Disbursements may include:

  • Interpreters fees
  • 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 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

 

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. The processing times of the different types of applications made under the Immigration Rules varies, however are often between 8 – 12 weeks.

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 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.

 

Our immigration team

Our immigration team at AWH Solicitors has experience in providing high quality representation in all areas of immigration law. Our experienced team in Manchester assist with complex immigration matters including visa applications, naturalisation, settlement, appeals, and judicial review.

Our expert Immigration Solicitor, Cathryn Davies will advise and represent you from start to finish. She is supervised by Abdul W. Hussain, the Managing Director of AWH Solicitors.