UK visa application services

The process of applying for an immigration visa can be complex, expensive and time-consuming. Our expert immigration solicitors will make sure your visa application process will be smooth and stress-free. With us, your application’s in with the best chance of success.

Our immigration solicitors will give you the advice and guidance you need. We are here to look after your visa application from start to finish and we will do so for a competitive price.

With our dedicated solicitors by your side you won’t need to worry. We will ensure you the best chance of being granted your visa.

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Finding the right visa for your stay

Firstly we will help you decide which visa is best for you.

Applying for the wrong type of visa is a common mistake and will often lead to automatic refusal.

Our expert solicitors will learn about your situation and personal requirements, making sure you apply for the right visa in the right way.

From predicting problems early on to keeping you informed every step of the way, we are here to help. And though we can’t guarantee that our UK visa application services will succeed, our extremely high past success rates speak for themselves.

Starting your visa application

Since each visa application process is different, the best way to start your application is by speaking to one of our immigration solicitors.

We  advise you of the best visa for your purpose and what evidence we will need to collect to support your application, so you receive an answer sooner rather than later.

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UK visa categories

Visiting the UK

If you are simply visiting or transiting through the UK, you may require a visit or transit visa.

Visitor visas are usually applicable for anyone who wants to visit the UK for up to six months. To be granted this type of visa you will need to explain clearly what the purpose of your visit is.

The purpose of your visit

You’ll be eligible for a visitor visa if you are planning a holiday in the UK, visiting friends or family, or carrying out business.

There are four different categories you can apply under:

  1. Standard visitor visa
  2. Marriage visitor visa
  3. Permitted paid engagement visa
  4. Transit visa

When you are in the UK on a visitor visa you won’t be able to work or study unless the activities you have planned are set out in the visitor rules.

Visitor visa requirements

To be eligible for a visitor visa, you must meet the requirements outlined in the visitor rules. This is true even if you are travelling as part of a group, such as a tour group, school party or family.

Applications are decided based on the information and evidence provided by you, so it’s important to understand exactly what the Home Office is looking for.

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Studying in the UK

The UK is home to some of the most respected universities in the world and it’s a first choice for many international students who want to give their career a competitive edge.

If you live outside the UK but would like to study at a British university, our expert immigration law solicitors can help you apply for a student visa.

Improve your chances of success

Some students may require specific preparation to give their application the best chance of success.

In addition to our visa application services we offer specialist student visa support that is designed to help you meet the basic entry requirements and to reduce the likelihood that your application will be delayed or denied.

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Joining family in the UK

If you are joining a family member in the UK for more than six months, you will need to apply for a family visa.

There are several different categories of family visa, which apply to partners, parents and children. You can apply for a family visa from inside or outside the UK.

Joining your parent or parents in the UK

If you are a dependant child under the age of 18 you may be able to apply for a dependant visa and join your parents in the UK. You can join your parents if they are on a visa themselves or if they are residents or citizens of the UK.

If only one of your parents is currently living in the UK you can apply only if they are the sole surviving parent or if they have sole responsibility over your upbringing.

Joining your spouse, civil partner or fiancé

You can apply for a visa to join your spouse, civil partner or fiancé in the UK if:

  • Your partner is a British citizen, or
  • Your partner is settled in the UK with ‘indefinite leave to remain’, or
  • Your partner has a refugee status in the UK, or
  • Your partner has been giving humanitarian protection in the UK

What spouse visa are you eligible for?

There are different types of spouse visas. Which one you are eligible for will depend on your specific situation.

Typically, applicants apply using a ‘family of a settled person’ visa. You would be eligible for this visa if your partner is a British citizen, they hold indefinite leave to remain or if you are getting married and both intend to live in the UK.

If this type of visa is not applicable you may be able to apply for a fiancé visa, family reunion, EEA family permit or as the ‘dependant’ of a tier 2 or 4 visa, depending on your circumstances.

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Working and investing in the UK

If you are looking to move to the UK to work you may be able to apply for a ‘skilled workers’ visa. To be able to apply for this type of visa you must pass a points-based assessment and in most cases you must have secured a job prior to arrival. However, if you are highly skilled, exceptionally talented, an investor or an entrepreneur you can apply for your visa without needing a job offer.

The points-based system has five separate tiers. If you wish to move to the UK to work you will likely either need a Tier 1 or Tier 2 visa. The Tier 1 visa category is for high-value migrants and the Tier 2 visa category is for skilled workers.

To be eligible for one of these visas you must pass the points-based assessment as set out by the Home Office. Our solicitors can assess your application and circumstances beforehand and tell you how likely you will be to pass before you apply.

Points are awarded on the basis of your ability, age and experience. The exact number of points you need varies for each tier.

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How we can help with your visa

We aim to give all our clients the best possible service with our UK visa application services. Our high-quality systems and outstanding reputation prove that we can offer some of the best visa advice anywhere in the UK.

Whether you simply need an expert to run their eye over your visa application, or you’re a business owner in need of sponsorship licensing for overseas recruitment, our immigration specialists are here to find the right solution for you.

Call our team now to get an idea of how we might be able to help you.

Our success stories

We’re often asked about stories of people we’ve helped in the past. If you would like to read more about people like you that we’ve helped, take a look at our case studies page.

We never share details on any case without explicit permission, and all names and client data have been removed.

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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 expect 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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Our Promise to You

  • Friendly, personal legal services Friendly, personal legal services

    We promise that our approachable solicitors will provide you with a genuinely personal service that puts your needs first. Our team of experts are always on hand to give you support when you need it.

  • Award-winning service in our fields of expertise Award-winning service in our fields of expertise

    We pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of service across each of our legal departments. Regardless of your situation, we promise to provide you with the very best legal advice.

  • Advice tailored to your needs Advice tailored to your needs

    We promise to listen to your needs and offer the right guidance for your situation.

    There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution in any area of the law. Every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.

  • Outstanding customer service and care Outstanding customer service and care

    Our excellent reputation is built on our exceptional level of client care.

    Every case is handled with the highest level of respect and many of our clients go on to recommend us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.

  • Transparent fees and processes Transparent fees and processes

    Transparency is very important to us. We promise to provide you with total Transparencyrency on fees, so you know exactly what you are paying for. We’ll also make sure you’re kept updated on the progress of your case every step of the way.

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What our clients are saying about us

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Stephen

excellent service kept fully informed through every step of the claim . would recommend these people 1st class

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Anonymous

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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Darren

My wife and I were both very pleased with the service we received.Very professional and knowledgeable staff. A superb result all round. Many thanks to all the staff who helped us, especially Shayheda and Cathryn

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