Immigration - SRA price transparency guideline

The immigration team acts for individuals, SME's, medium to large global companies, entrepreneurs, and investors. These matters can be relatively straight forward or complex depending on the type of application made to the Home Office. Our service is partner led and the partner will be heavily involved  in your matter from start to finish. Our clients largely come from the following sectors:

  • Financial services 
  • Insurance
  • Professional services
  • Media 
  • Technology.

Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981

Our pricing is as follows:

  • Simple case: £950 to £1,950 (excluding VAT)
  • Medium complexity case: £2,000 to £5,000 (excluding VAT)
  • High complexity case: £5,000 to £50,000 (excluding VAT).

Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or Immigration Rules, including applications for permanent residence, residence cards, and registration certificates

  • Simple case: £950 to £1,950 (excluding VAT)
  • Medium complexity case: £2,000 to £5,000 (excluding VAT)
  • High complexity case: £5,000 to £10,000 (excluding VAT).

Individual applications under the Immigration Rules

  • Simple case: £950 to £2,500 (excluding VAT)
  • Medium complexity case: £2,500 to £5,000 (excluding VAT)
  • High complexity case: £5,000 to £10,000 (excluding VAT)

Each case is different, in terms of its factual and legal complexity and also the amount of work required by us. The information we have given is a broad  view of the relevant pricing.  We will provide you with an engagement letter and terms of business relevant to your circumstances.

Factors that could make a case more complex, include, without limitation:

  • Previous (adverse) immigration history in the UK and/or abroad
  • Character issues including criminal convictions
  • The volume and nature of the documentation required to make an application
  • The number of applicants
  • Whether third party reports are required
  • The amount of correspondence required between us the Home Office and any third party provider (e.g Visa Application Centres)
  • The urgency of an application
  • Whether an appeal is required to be lodged.

Disbursements

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

Application fees are subject to change. Up to date information can be found at:

If an appeal is required, Counsel's fees can be between £500 to £5000 plus VAT depending on the seniority and experience of the advocate for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation).  

VAT

VAT may be applied depending on your circumstances. We will advise you of this in our engagement letter.

Key stages

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of an immigration application:

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming what 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 law (i.e immigration rules, nationality law, EEA Regulations)
  • Considering and reviewing the documentation required
  • Liaising with, and instructing third parties if required
  • Advising you on the application process, including utilising third party application centres
  • Submitting your application and booking appointments if appropriate
  • Liaising with third party application centres in the UK and abroad
  • Attendance at any Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take, such as the ability and merits of an Appeal Administrative Review, if your application is refused.

The stages set out above are an indication and if some of the stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle some of the stages yourself and only take our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged according to your individual needs.

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the type and complexity of an application. We will provide you with up to date information on current processing times and service standards on instruction and throughout the application process.

Team members

Please see the links to the profiles of the team members who may be involved in your matter.