We can help you apply for permission to enter and reside in the United Kingdom, where you otherwise don’t have a right to do so. This is usually referred to as ‘immigration’. You can find out more about immigration here. We specialise in urgent and important immigration matters and as such our service is highly bespoke and will be tailored to your needs. This page gives an example immigration matter and sets out what would be included in such a service. We routinely deal with matters very much more complicated than this example matter. We do not represent clients on appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).
What is included
As a general rule our services in this respect include:
What is excluded
The fees set out below would not include any further work, such as:
What we charge
We charge an hourly rate for our services. The hourly rates of our solicitors vary, as do the number of hours required to apply for a suitable visa. To give you an indication of our likely fees, we set out below example fee estimates for matters of varying complexity.
The following factors will increase the complexity of the matter:
In addition to our fees, you will need to budget for the following:
We would usually discuss these additional third-party costs and services (known as disbursements) with you in advance and incur those costs on your behalf when necessary. You are responsible for these costs, though we would usually handle their payment for you to ensure a smoother process and add these costs to your invoice.
Regrettably we cannot control how long it takes to secure a suitable visa. The process is run by the Home Office which deal with applications in the order in which they are received. The Home Office has published this guidance on its current processing times. This is only an indication and it may take longer to review your application.
We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 4 to 6 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.