Settlement – Humanitarian Protection

Humanitarian Protection was introduced in 2003 to help individuals who require protection, but who do not qualify under the Refugee Convention, the ability to stay in the UK. If you’re in the UK under the Humanitarian Protection scheme, our solicitors can give you the advice you need to stay in the UK indefinitely.
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Who can apply for settlement on the basis of Humanitarian Protection

Created to replace the previous ‘exceptional leave to remain’ visa, Humanitarian Protection, also known as HP, offers security for those who would be at risk of serious harm if they were sent back to their home country. It therefore includes reasons for risk that are not covered under the Refugee Convention.

If you have been living in the UK on a residence card you may be able to apply to settle in the UK permanently.  Settlement in the UK is also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’, and you may be able to apply for this if you are:

  • A refugee
  • A person with humanitarian protection

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Bringing dependants

You may also be able to include your partner and children on your settlement application if they are already in the UK with you.

If they are not currently with you, they may be able to apply to be reunited with you in the UK.

To find out if you can apply for settlement on the basis of humanitarian protection, get in touch with AWH Solicitors today. We can assess your situation and advise you on your options for staying or settling.

Our immigration solicitors have extensive experience helping people like yourself apply for indefinite leave to remain on the basis of humanitarian protection. To find out what we can do for you, get in touch.

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Work and study restrictions

There are no restrictions or conditions preventing you from seeking or taking on work or study under this visa.

Convictions and criminal offences

If you have refugee status or humanitarian protection you can only apply for indefinite leave to remain as long as you haven’t:

  • Been convicted of an offence and sentenced to four or more years in prison
  • Been convicted of an offence and sentenced to between 12 months and four years in prison, unless a period of 15 years has passed since the end of the sentence
  • Been convicted of an offence and sentenced to less than 12 months in prison, unless a period of seven years has passed since the end of the sentence
  • Been convicted of (or admitted) an offence and given a non-custodial sentence (or other out of court disposal) within 24 months of your application
  • Caused serious harm or shown a particular disregard for the law

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Assistance with your application

Our expert immigration solicitors have handled all manner of applications for clients in regards to asylum, HP and refugee status.

Just as with any visa application, no one can guarantee success. However, with AWH Solicitors on your side, you are guaranteed the very best chance at a successful outcome.

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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 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, Investor, Innovator, Start-Up) From £2,000 + VAT
Tier 1 extension application (Entrepreneur, Investor, Innovator, Start-Up) From £2,000 + VAT
Business audit services Price available upon request

Appeals
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

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I first contacted AWH in december and booked my consulation with Shayeda. I didn’t wait long for an appointment and was given very professional advice and the appointment was thorough. Shayeda brought me the print outs and showed me everything I needed for my application. Both Shayeda and Cathryn were very helpful throughout my application. I received a very professional service from AWH and they have alot of knowledge & would recommend them for your immigration matters.

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