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UK Settlement Visa

At AWH Solicitors we can help you secure either temporary or permanent UK residence for you and your family.

We will assist you during your visa application process from beginning to end when you are ready to apply for your UK settlement visa, allowing you the best chance at a successful visa application.

Settling in the UK

There are a variety of ways you can permanently settle in the UK. It will depend on your specific situation and background what visa will be suitable to you.

UK Settlement Visa Restrictions

A UK settlement visa will allow you to live, work and study in the UK with nearly no further visa restrictions in place.

Permanent settlement status in the UK, also known as indefinite leave to remain, is the most comprehensive and long-term type of status you can obtain.

Applying for permanent settlement can be highly complex. However, with the help of our expert immigration solicitors you can be assured the best chance at a successful outcome.

When you can Apply for UK Settlement

You are eligible to apply for a UK settlement visa if you have been in the UK for five or more years on a different type of visa(s), or if you are from within the EEA or Switzerland and have been living in the UK for the same amount of time.

For more information on your eligibility call us today on 0844 414 0667. We offer 30 minute consultations by phone or in our offices in Manchester, where we will advice you of everything that you need to know about the application as well as what we can do for you.

UK Settlement Visa Length of Stay

The UK settlement visa allows an individual to remain in the UK for as long as they please with nearly no restrictions, and is commonly sought after prior holding a previous long-term visa.

After living in the country for one or more years on the UK settlement visa you will likely be eligible to apply for British citizenship. Our solicitors can help you achieve both settlement status and British citizenship.

Applying for a UK Settlement Visa with AWH Solicitors

The visa which you currently hold will dictate when you are eligible to apply for settlement, which will understandably be unique to each and every client.

Our immigration solicitors have the knowledge and experience to tailor their advice so that it specifically applies to your personal situation and in order to ensure the process is stress-free we provide all our immigration advice in a clear and jargon-free way.

We are also able to help you secure British citizenship and a British passport once you meet the eligibility requirements, and if you wish to travel overseas we can help you obtain the appropriate visas required, thanks to our consulates in numerous foreign countries.

Immigration Advice and Support for UK Settlement

Our immigration solicitors are here to help you settle in the UK while making the application process as painless and smooth as possible.

They are highly skilled and experienced within the field of immigration law in the UK and can speak a variety of languages, helping you feel at ease.

The process of settling down in the UK is complex, and for some there might be significant obstacles to overcome.

To find out if you are eligible to settle in the UK permanently through one of the above visas call us today.

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Our Fees

Due to the large amount of services and the complexity of each case we cannot provide any standardised fees without knowing a little bit more about your situation.

However, if you get in touch with us we can discuss in detail what charges you can suspect and what fees we will charge.

Full transparency at all times

We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.

Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.

This is why we provide competitive prices across our range of services.

Immigration solicitor fees
30 minute initial consultation £60 + VAT
Additional 30 minutes where consultation runs over £60 + VAT
Initial consultation + advice letter £300 + VAT
Visa checking service(no drafting) £250 + VAT
Extension applications settlement From £1,000 + VAT

Entry clearance fees - out of country
Visit Visa £600 + VAT
Spouse Visa Sponsor Employed £700 + VAT
Spouse Visa Sponsor Self Employed £800 + VAT
Dependants (Parent/Relatives) From £800 + VAT

What is included:

  • Advice on procedures and law
  • Completion of the paper and on line application form
  • Advice on all documents required to submit with application
  • Consider the contents of all documents supplied to submit to the British Embassy and follow up
  • Advice on strengths and weaknesses of the case
  • Preparation of the covering letter
  • Attendances and follow up

In country applications (extensions)
Extension applications for:

  • Spouse visa
  • Tier 4 student
  • Application for discretionary leave/humanitarian protection
  • Applications for long residence
  • EEA Applications
  • Domestic violence applications
Services include:

  • Attendance and advice on procedure and legal procedure
  • Advice and completion of forms
  • Advice on documents required
  • Preparation of covering letter
  • Submission to Home Office
From £800 + VAT
Points based system - applications and extensions applications
  • Extension applications
  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2
  • Tier 4
All cases are individually assessed and if additional dependants are placed on application they will be charged seperately.

From £900 + VAT

Other Immigration applications
Application for transfer of visa into biometrics card £400 + VAT
Travel document application £400 + VAT
Entry clearance forms (completion only) £70 + VAT
Home Office Forms (completion only) £200 + VAT
Asylum From £2,000 + VAT
Asylum - fresh claim £1,200 -£1,500 + VAT

British Citizenship
Application for British citizenship/children registration £500 + VAT

Corporate fees
Employers licence for businesses (online) From £1,000 + VAT
Tier 1 entry clearance (Entrepreneur) From £2,000 + VAT
Tier 1 extension application(Entrepreneur) From £2,000 + VAT
Business audit services Price available upon request

Lodge appeal only £400 + VAT
Lodge appeal and representation £1,200 - £1,500 + VAT
Asylum appeal £1,500 - £2,000 + VAT
Bail application and representation at hearing From £1,000 + VAT
Application for permission to appeal to upper tribunal From £900 + VAT
Review of decision and counsels opinion £350 + VAT

Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.

The consultation fee is discounted at the end of the case if we are instructed.

Returning Resident Visa

As a holder of the UK settlement visa you will not be able to leave the UK for a period longer than two years. If you do choose to leave the country for such a time you will need to apply for a returning resident visa.

However, there are exceptions for some visa holders. If your partner is a member of the armed forces and you left the UK to join them on an overseas posting you will not need to apply as a returning resident.

Applying for a Returning Resident Visa with AWH Solicitors

When you apply for a returning resident visa you will need to provide new evidence to support your application including proof of your ties to the UK, your intent to live in the UK permanently and your reason for leaving.

The application for a returning resident visa is relatively complex, even though you have held residency in the UK before.

Our solicitors have extensive experience helping individuals and families return to the UK, and we are here for you too.

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