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Immigration Services & Fees

PREAMBLE

We undertake a range of Immigration work ranging from private clientele to SMEs and multinational companies. We offer a range of pricing structures depending on the nature and complexity of the case.

We have set out below the typical Immigration Applications with a range of our average fees.

FEE INFORMATION

In Immigration cases, we propose Fixed Fees. Our professional fees are in addition to the Home Office Application fees, Appointment submission costs, Immigration Health Surcharge costs, additional Home Office fees and any required translation or courier costs.

Applicants may also incur costs for other disbursements such as Tuberculosis testing and English Language Test Certificates. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all possible costs.

Please see below the Immigration categories and fee ranges:



TIER 1 INVESTOR VISA

Overview

The Tier 1 Investor visa enables overseas nationals to reside in the UK by investing at least £2 million in the UK via government bonds, share or loan capital, or actively trading UK companies.

Our Fees

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter, such as visa fees, that are payable to third parties,.. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

The likely disbursements are:

Up to date Home Office Application Fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020.

What services are included:

The work will involve:

 *Our fees assume that:

 *The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing time

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk.


START-UP VISA

Overview

Our Fees

Disbursements

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.

The likely disbursements are:

Up to date fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020

What services are included:

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

 *The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing Timeframe

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk


INNOVATOR VISA

Overview

Innovator is a new route (replacing Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)) to enable experienced overseas Entrepreneurs to establish a business in the UK:

Our Fees

Disbursements

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.

The likely disbursements are:

Up to date fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020

What services are included:

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing timeframe

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk.


REPRESENTATIVE OF AN OVERSEAS BUSINESS [SOLE REPRESENTATIVE VISA]

Overview

Employees of Overseas Businesses may apply for Immigration permission to enter the UK: 

Our Fees

Disbursements

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.

The likely disbursements are:

Up to date fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020

What services are included:

The work will involve:

 *Our fee assumes that:

 *The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing timeframe

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk.


GLOBAL TALENT (REPLACING TIER 1 EXCEPTIONAL TALENT VISA)

Global Talent visa is a new route which has replaced the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa. Applicants may apply for a Global Talent visa if they work in a qualifying field and have been endorsed:

 Applicants need to complete 2 stages to obtain this visa:

Applicants may apply to stay for between 1 and 5 years. Applicants can apply to extend their visa as many times as they like. Each extension can last from 1 to 5 years. Upon meeting the requirements, the Applicants may be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain once they have been in the UK for:

Our Fees

Disbursements

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.

The likely disbursements are:

Up to date fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020

What services are included:

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

 *The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing timeframe

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk.


TIER 2 VISA

Overview

This Immigration category enables Applicants who have been offered a skilled job in the UK to work and reside in the UK.

Our Fees

Disbursements

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.

The likely disbursements are: 

Application Fees:

Certificate of Sponsorship Fee: £199.00

Immigration Skills Charge: £362.00 (small company) or £1,000.00 (medium or large company) per year of Sponsorship

NHS Immigration Healthcare Surcharge: £400.00 per year

Biometric Enrolment Fee: £19.20

UKVCAS Fees: can range between £0.00 - £200.00 dependent on the Application Centre

Up to date fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020

What services are included

The work will involve:

 * Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing time

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk.


TIER 4 VISA

Overview

This Immigration category enables Applicants, who have been accepted onto a course of education at a UK educational institution with Tier 4 sponsorship status, to study in the UK.

Our Fees

Disbursements

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.

The likely disbursements are:

Up to date fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020

What services are included:

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing time


TIER 5 (YOUTH MOBILITY SCHEME)

Overview

This Immigration category enables young individuals from participating countries and territories to apply to live and work temporarily in the UK.

Our Fees

Disbursements

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.

The likely disbursements are:

Up to date fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020

What services are included

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing time


TIER 5 (TEMPORARY WORKER)

Overview

This Immigration category enables individuals that meet the individual sub-category criteria to live and work temporarily in the UK.

The Sub-categories are:

Our Fees

Disbursements

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.

The likely disbursements are:

Up to date fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020

What services are included

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing time


APPLICATIONS UNDER EU FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT PROVISIONS & THE EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME

Overview

This category enables EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens and the family members of EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens who are living in the UK to continue doing so after 30th June 2021.

This category is also applicable for the family members of EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens who have yet to reside in the UK but intend to do so before 1st January 2021.

Our Fees

Disbursements

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.

The likely disbursements are:

What services are included:

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing time

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk.


ECAA – TURKISH BUSINESSPERSON

Overview

A Turkish National can apply for this Visa if their intention is to:

Our Fees

Disbursements

What services are included:

The work will involve:

* Our fee assumes that:

* The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing timeframe


ANCESTRY VISA

Overview

The UK Ancestry category enables Commonwealth citizens who have a grandparent born in the UK to come to work, study and settle in the UK. 

Our Fees

Disbursements

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.

The likely disbursements are:

What services are included

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing timeframe

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk 


VISITOR

Overview

The Visitor provisions allow overseas nationals to visit the UK for a short period of time for leisure, business or another reason, for example to receive private medical treatment. 

Visitors are usually prohibited from undertaking certain activities, including:

Certain activities may be allowed under the Permitted Paid Engagements (PPE) provisions, including taking part in arts, entertainment, sporting activities and broadcasting as well as giving lectures and taking part in fashion modelling assignments. Please contact us for tailored advice. 

Our Fees

Disbursements

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. The likely disbursements are:

What services are included:

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing timeframe

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk 

 

FAMILY VISAS

Overview

Spouse/Partner

Fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner

Child

Parent

Relative who will provide long-term care

Our Fees

Disbursements

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.

The likely disbursements are:

Up to date fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020

What services are included

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing timeframe

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk.


INDEFINITE LEAVE TO REMAIN – SETTLEMENT

Overview

Seek to apply to settle in the UK. 

Our Fees

Disbursements

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. The likely disbursements are:

What services are included

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing timeframe

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk


NATURALISATION AS A BRITISH CITIZEN

Overview

Upon being settled in the UK, seek to apply for British Citizenship.

Our Fees

Disbursements

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. The likely disbursements are:

What services are included

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing timeframe


REGISTER A CHILD (Under 18) AS A BRITISH CITIZEN

Overview

Child (under 18) Registration for British Citizenship

Our Fees

Disbursements

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. The likely disbursements are:

What services are included

The work will involve:

*Our fee assumes that:

*The costs quoted here do not include:

Processing timeframe


 


VAT

As mentioned in each Immigration category, if the Applicant is a UK resident, the fees will attract VAT. VAT is charged at 20%

 

ADDITIONAL DISBURSEMENTS

For each Application, we have clarified the main disbursements. The actual disbursement fees would depend on the Application type.

A list of the applicable Home Office fees can be obtained from the website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020.

As well as the Home Office Application fees, associated Appointment submission costs, Immigration Health Surcharge costs, UKVCAS costs and any required translation or courier costs, Applicants may also incur costs for the following (please note, however, that the below is not an exhaustive list of all possible costs and they do not apply to every type of Application):

 

TIMESCALE

For each Application, we have clarified the timescales entailed.

The timescales entailed are dependent on:

We will keep you fully updated of the progress of the Immigration Application.

 

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

We have an experienced and dedicated team of Partners, Associates, Solicitors and Caseworkers. The work performed is reviewed by a Senior Associate or Partner.

Please see our ‘Meet the Team’ section which sets out our staff profiles with their Immigration Experience.