UK Visa Application Services
Applying for a visa can take a long time. The application process is complex as well as expensive and at the end of it you could be denied your visa.
In order to get the best possible chances of success for you or your loved ones, we recommend you work with an expert immigration solicitor.
At AWH Solicitors we offer immigration guidance and support from highly experienced immigration solicitors at competitive prices to ensure you the best chance at a successful outcome of your visa application.
Finding the Right Visa for the Purpose of your Stay
Our solicitors know the visa application process inside out, and can guide you through each and every step with ease.
We understand how important getting granted the right visa is and stand by you throughout the process, helping you overcome any obstacles that might be in your way.
Our high success rates speak for themselves. We are proud to say that our expert solicitors have helped many clients achieve the visa they require.
Applying for your Visa
There are many different types of visas, and it can be hard understanding which one you require.
Each visa application is different, and depending on the purpose of your travel to the UK; different requirements will need to be met.
Our solicitors can advice you of which visa is most suitable to your current situation.
Visiting the UK
If you are planning on visiting the UK you may require a visit visa.
A visit visa is usually applicable for those who wish to visit the UK for up to six months.
Purpose of your visit
You can visit the UK on a visitor visa if you are coming over for a holiday, to visit friends or family or to carry out a business activity.
A person can apply for a visit visa under the different categories which are:
- Standard visitor visa
- Marriage visitor visa
- Permitted paid engagement visa
- Transit visa
Visitors cannot work or study in the UK unless this is allowed by the permitted activities that are set out in these visitor rules.
Visit visa requirements
Each visitor must meet the requirements of the visitor rules, even if they are travelling as, for example, a family group, a tour group or a school party.
Applications are decided based on the information provided by the applicant and any other relevant circumstances at the date of decision.Read more about visit visas
Studying in the UK
If you live outside the UK but wish to study at a British university, our expert immigration law solicitors can help you apply for a student visa.
Alternatively, you may require an extension of your current visa in order to progress with your studies.
The UK is home to some of the most respected universities in the world, making it a first choice for many aspiring students looking to advance their education.
Improve your chances of success
Some students may require specific preparation to maximise their chances of the application being successful.
Our service is designed to assist you in meeting basic entry requirements and to eliminate the chances of your application being delayed or denied.Read more about student visas
Joining family in the UK
If you wish to join a family member in the UK for more than six months you may want to consider applying for a family visa.
There are multiple categories for family visas which are created for partners, parents and children. You can apply for a family visa both from inside and outside the UK.Read more about family visas
Joining your spouse, civil partner or fiance
If your partner is either a British citizen, is settled in the UK with ‘indefinite leave to remain’, has a refugee status or humanitarian protection from the UK, you can apply for a visa to join them in the UK permanently.
What spouse visa are you eligible for?
There are different types of spouse visas and it will depend on your specific situation which one you will require.
Most often an applicant would apply as a 'family of a settled person' visa, as you would be eligible for this visa if your partner is either a British citizen, holds indefinite leave to remain or if you are getting married to your partner with the intent to both live in the UK.
If this type of visa is not applicable you may be able to apply for a fiance visa, family reunion, EEA family permit or for a 'dependant' of a tier 2 or 4 visa, depending on your circumstances.Read more about spouse visas
Working or investing in the UK
The UK Border Agency have in force a points-based system that requires an applicant to satisfy specific requirements under the immigration rules.
If you are a highly skilled, exceptionally talented, or an investor or entrepreneur you can apply to enter or remain in the UK without needing a job offer. However, in most cases the points-based assessment will apply.
Tier 1 of this system for high-value migrants and the system separates these into five tiers. To be eligible to apply you must pass the ‘points based assessment.
The points will be awarded on the basis of a candidates, ability, age and experience. The points will vary for each tier.Read more about Point Based Visas
How Our Solicitors can Assist You with Your Visa Application
AWH Solicitors is a professional and well-respected firm within the North West and we aim to give our clients the best service aiming to achieve quality and satisfaction and with high-class systems in place, we believe that we tick all the boxes when it comes to serving you.
Whether you’d simply need some assistance from the experts when applying for a visa, or you’re a business owner who requires sponsorship licensing for overseas recruitment, the immigration specialists at AWH Solicitors are here to provide solutions.
Our expert team can assist you over the phone or in our modern Manchester office, so give us a call on 0844 414 0667 or request a call back from one our solicitors for a time that suits you better.
Our Success Stories
Our clients often ask us to give them more information about what we have achieved in the past, so for those who would like to know more about how we have helped people like you we have provided multiple case studies for immigration cases on this website.
Of course, we never share details on any case without explicit permission, and all names and other client data has been removed.
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:
||From £800 + VAT|
|Points based system - applications and extensions applications|
||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|
|Application for British citizenship/children registration||£500 + VAT|
|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.
Our Promise to You
Approachable and friendly solicitors
We are committed to delivering a truly personal service that puts you and your wishes first. Our team will always be on hand to support you, regardless of the time or location.
Award-winning service across our fields of expertise
Our high standards of service are applied consistently across all of our departments. Regardless of your enquiry, you can expect to receive the best legal advice delivered in a sympathetic manner.
Advice tailored to your needs
We take the time to listen to your needs and offer guidance that is best suited to your current situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution when it comes to any area of law; every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our reputation is largely built on the exceptional level of client care we continue to deliver.
Every case is handled with the utmost level of respect and many of our clients have recommended us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent on fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us as we want you to feel confident in our services.
We adhere to providing full transparency on fees, ensuring that you know exactly what you are paying for and keep you updated on the progress of your case along every step of the way.