Applications (Fees exclude Home Office fee and any other disbursement)  
Travel document £200.00
Replacement Residence Permit (BRP)
Fees exclude Home Office fee


Immigration Applications (PBS)  
Innovator visa application £5,000.00
Start up Visa £5,000.00
Tier 1 entrepreneur Team(extension) £7,000.00
Tier 1(Investor) £6,000.00
Tier 1 extension/ILR £6,000.00
Tier 2 initial application/further leave or ILR £2500.00
Tier 4 student application/ further leave £950.00
Tier 5 Youth mobility scheme £900.00
Administrative Review £800.00



Non Point Based System  
Spouse visa/extension of stay £2000.00
Fiancé visa £2000.00
Other dependent relative application £2,500.00
Access to children £2,000.00
Children to join you £2,000.00
Domestic worker £2,000.00
Visitors application £950.00
Application for settlement(ILR) £2,000.00
Sole Representative of an overseas business £8,000.00
Tier 2 sponsor license £3,000.00
Foreign adoption £2,500.00
Returning resident £2,000.00
Revocation of Deportation order £2,500.00


Dependent Applications (fee is based on per dependent)  
Applying at the same time as the main applicant £400.00
Applying separately from the main applicant £1000.00


Application for Discretionary Leave
Application spouse/partner for Discretionary leave/Extension/ILR £2000.00
Application for DLR (for diplomats and their dependent/s)(per application) £2,000.00
Application for DLR (20 years route) £2,000.00
Application for ILR (10 years route) £2,000.00
Fees exclude Home Office fee, and any other disbursements such as translations.


Application for British Citizen  
Application for British naturalisation/ Citizenship £850.00
Application for children (10 years route for children born in the UK) £1500.00
Application to register as a British citizen (from BOT) £1200.00
Application for Reconsideration for British citizenship £700.00


EEA/EU Applications  
EEA Family Permit £2000.00
Application for retention right £2,000.00
Dependents of EEA migrant, other than spouse and children £2,000.00
Application for settlement £850.00
Application for pre-Settlement £750.00

The Home Office Immigration and Nationality fee for 2021 is found on the link

Asylum and Protection Claims  
Asylum/Human Rights claims £2000.00
Fresh claims application £2000.00
Application for stateless person £1250.00
Family reunion application £1500.00
For asylum and Protected Route application, there is no Home Office application fee and IHS fee.
Bail applications  
Application for bail(paper application) £400.00
Plus Representation before the First Tier Tribunal Plus disbursement/s if any £450.00
The fees quoted is per bail application

For Bail applications, there is no Tribunal fee to be paid.

Appeals to the First Tier Tribunal  
Lodging ground of appeal £500.00
Plus Tribunal fee £140.00

Immigration hearings

For appeals to the Immigration and Asylum First Tier Tribunal, the fee of £140 (subject to any fee waiver).

Court and Tribunal fees can be found on the link:

Additional Fees for Appeals Hearings
The fee for advocacy is based on a single hearing. If there is more than one hearing, there will be a separate fee for a second hearing or an adjourned hearing.

The fees for our professional service exclude any expert report, translations, interpreter, and others. For Appeal hearing, the fee below excludes the court fee and other disbursements.

We also charge separate fee/s for postage, if documents are sent by Recorded delivery/Special delivery/courier/photocopying/travel cost/barrister’s fee/translation etc.

Preparation of appeal bundle and to represent  
Preparation of asylum appeal/Human Rights and advocacy before the First Tier Tribunal £2000.00
Deportation – Preparation and Advocacy Before the First Tier Tribunal

Before the First Tier Tribunal

Application for permission to the Upper Tribunal £700.00
Representation for permission in the Upper Tribunal £1200.00
Preparation of bundle for full hearing before Upper Tribunal £1200.00
Representation in the Upper Tribunal £1000.00
Representation at Case Management hearing(London) £350.00
Pre-hearing Review/CMRH(London) £350.00
Additional fee if the hearing takes place outside London per hearing, plus travel cost £350.00
Alternatively, if counsel is instructed to represent you at your hearing, an estimate of the fee may be around £700.00 per hearing

Court fees for Judicial Review are found on the link

We work mostly on fixed fee.

The following types of applications may be charged on an hourly rate:

  • Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981, where you have previously been refused.
  • Judicial review, on obtaining permission

The quoted fee for fix and hourly rate from £150 excludes VAT(if applicable) plus Disbursements and court fee:

  • considering documents
  • attending on the client
  • taking their instructions and providing advice
  • preparing and submitting the application
  • Preparing and submitting bundles for court proceedings
  • advising the client on timelines and the outcome of their application

The quoted fee, do not include disbursements, such a Home Office fee, IHS, interpreters’ fees, experts, Court fee/IAC fee, barristers fee, expert fee, travel cost,  etc.

We will confirm whether VAT (at a rate of 20%) is payable when you have been instructed and can work out if VAT is properly chargeable.

All the figures given below include VAT charged at 20% unless specifically stated. However, charging VAT in relation to immigration matters may depend on where you live and what immigration permission you have. We will confirm whether VAT (at a rate of 20%) is payable when you instruct us, and we can work out if VAT is properly chargeable.

Number of hours required for cases

  1. Immigration applications- around 14 -16 hours  (Average time scale: 3- 5 weeks)
  2. Asylum application- around 14-15 hours (Average time scale: 4-12 months)
  3. Judicial Review permission application- around 16 hours  (Average time scale: 2-4 months)
  4. Judicial Review – on permission being granted – 20 -30 hours (Average time scale: 3-6 months)

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependants

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range.


Interpreter’s fee means, if required is in addition to any fixed fees.  The fee will depend on the language being used. For the languages spoken at our office, such as Arabic, French, Tamil, Turkish, you will not be charged any interpreter fee as our staff are fluent in these languages. However, you will be charged a fee for the official translation of documents you have provided us. The fee ranges from £40 per page to around £60.00 for any language.

If an Interpreter in another language is required, the fee can range between £20- £30 per hours plus their travel fee (£20.00 for each attendance). The total fee for the interpreter will depend on the number of hours you require.

The number of hours needed will vary on the complexities of the case.

Clients do not always have to use an interpreter of the firm’s choosing, as you can also bring someone who is fluent in English and in your langue, so for example someone from your community centre.

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 2 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence, you have provided, which we anticipate will take 2 to 4 hours.
  • where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses.
  • preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf, which we anticipate will take 10 hours.
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview- is additional fee, and this will be a fix fee. The fee will be £500 for London, and £700 if outside London(plus travel cost).
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*If work is done on an hourly rate, the number of hours will depend on the volume of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether expert/s is required, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):

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.

  • Interpreters’ fees as mentioned above.
  • Independent expert reports e.g. medical experts. These are not required in many cases: we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary.
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses, or other travel cost.
  • Photocopying cost.
  • Travel cost.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.

Where the Home Office refuse your application, we will provide you with advice, and assistance in relation to any appeal(if instructed).

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 4 -8 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

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