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Our Fees in Typical Immigration Law matters

Example (hourly rate): Application for leave to remain

Hourly rate: This work is conducted at this firm by Donatus Marcus who is a solicitor of 14 years standing, (Since 2007) His hourly charging rate is £260 plus VAT art 20%

On average, this type of work takes between 5-9 hours to complete. Assuming an hourly  rate of £260 This means that on average costs are between £1300 and £2350. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated. VAT is charged at 20%.

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 dependents

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.

What services include:

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. We will give you  an indication of how much additional time it may take to address this, if it arises;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 2 to 3 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 2 hours;
  • Attendance at a 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. This could be between 4 and 6 hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*the amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents


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 (typically at £60per hour). This kind of application will normally require between 2-4 hours with an interpreter, depending on the complexity of your case.
  • 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. Medical experts fees vary and may exceed £1000, sometimes more
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

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, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal

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 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.

We can also, in some cases agree a fixed fee. Please see the section dealing with fixed fees and staged fixed fees for more information. Alternatively please call us and ask to speak to a Funding 0fficer or Donatus Marcus directly.

Please note We do not undertake legal aid immigration work.

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