Our Services

Immigration applications

Our fees
We advise our clients on UK immigration applications that are most common to their circumstances.  We charge on a time-cost basis.  The fees estimated below are for assisting with straightforward applications; where a matter is complex (for example, if the applicant has previously been refused a visa for the UK or another country or has a criminal record – see further information below on “Complexities”) or involves providing a significant amount of strategic advice, our estimates may vary.

By way of a guide for your information only (none of which are fixed fees and none of which may be considered to be an offer to any person merely by way of being published here), our fees are likely to fall within the ranges (excluding VAT) set out below.

Tier 1 (Investor)

£8,000 to £30,000

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

£8,000 to £30,000

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

£8,000 to £18,000

Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer)

£2,000 to £5,000

Tier 4 (General) and Tier 4 (Child)

£2,500 to £5,000

Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange)

£2,500 to £5,000

UK Ancestry

£2,000 to £7,000

Partner of a person present & settled in the UK

£5,000 to £10,000


£2,000 to £5,000

Overseas Domestic worker

£5,000 to £10,000

EEA Family Permit

£3,000 to £7,000

EU Residence Document

£3,000 to £7,000

Document Certifying Permanent Residence

£4,000 to £9,000

Indefinite leave to remain

£4,000 to £12,000

Naturalisation as a British citizen

£5,000 to £9,000

Registration as a British citizen

£4,000 to £9,000

UK Passport

£2,500 to £9,000


Disbursements are costs we incur on your behalf such as:

  • Home Office application fees;
  • priority processing fees;
  • counsel’s fees; and
  • third party fees, such as translation costs and overseas lawyers’ fees.

We estimate these at the outset, and they will appear on our invoice to you.


Factors that can make an application more complex include:

  • the time taken to assist with the matter;
  • the urgency of the matter;
  • the level of correspondence involved;
  • the amount and quality of supporting documentation;
  • the likely level of engagement with the Home Office; and
  • the need to engage and liaise with third parties.

Multiple applications

The fees quoted above are for assisting with single applications by a principal applicant. They do not include the costs of assisting with applications for dependant family members, even if submitted simultaneously.

Clients who would like assistance with submitting a number of applications (for example, an application for indefinite leave to remain followed by an application to naturalise as a British citizen) or applications involving dependant family members should us and we will be pleased to provide a fee quote and scope of work for the relevant applications.

Applications by corporates

The fees set out above only cover assisting with applications submitted by individuals.  We can also help by assisting companies with submitting applications, such as:

  • representative of an overseas business applications;
  • Tier 2 sponsor licence applications; and
  • reviewing and drafting policies to ensure companies comply with their Tier 2 sponsor licence duties and responsibilities and the law in relation to the prevention of illegal working.


We will provide a description of the scope of work for each client’s individual circumstances once we have been provided with full details of the client’s situation.  Set out below is our typical scope of work and stages for assisting with a UK immigration application.

  • Obtaining information in relation to the client’s particular circumstances and advising on the UK immigration options available.
  • Providing detailed advice on the documentation required and the procedure for submitting the relevant application.
  • Providing advice on the timelines and likely outcome.
  • Meetings, where required.
  • Providing draft suggested wording for any documents required in support of the application.
  • Drafting the relevant application form.
  • Providing a covering letter in support of the application.
  • Preparing the bundle of documents which need to be submitted in support of the application.
  • Booking an appointment for submission of the application and/or submitting the application directly to the Home Office.
  • Answering any routine queries that the Home Office may have in relation to the application.
  • Once the application has been approved, reviewing the approval documentation, which may include a passport endorsement and/or a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) to ensure that it has been validly issued.
  • Providing advice on the next steps.

The above scope does not include assisting with challenging a refusal decision if the application is not approved. If an applicant wishes to challenge a decision to refuse an application, we would provide a separate fee quote for this work.

Application timings

Experience suggests that, on average, applications take approximately 4-6 weeks to prepare.

Typical Home Office processing times from the date of submission of a straightforward application are as follows:


  • Between 1 and 15 working days to process applications for temporary immigration permission submitted overseas, depending on the complexity of the application and whether the application is submitted using one of the priority services.
  • Between 15 and 30 working days to process applications for settlement submitted overseas, depending on the complexity of the application and whether the application is submitted using one of the priority services.


  • Between 1 and 60 working days to process applications submitted in the UK, depending on the complexity of the application and whether the application is submitted using one of the priority services.