Leicester Immigration Lawyer, working across the UK

Whether it’s personal immigration or business immigration, our Leicester immigration solicitors and specialist immigration lawyers have had cases mentioned in legal Journals which demonstrates expertise that will help your case.

What can we advise upon?

Whatever your reason for coming to the UK, visa routes are extensive and can be complex. Where more than one option applies, it is often difficult to know which is best for your situation and needs.

Our qualified and expert immigration solicitors / lawyers can help you understand the Immigration Rules and Home Office guidance, whether you or your business are looking to come to the UK, sponsoring employees or extending an existing visa.

We have expertise in both Personal as well as Business Immigration

Our expert immigration lawyers are here to help        

Our team will take the time to listen and understand your unique circumstances and offer the best advice to help your personal needs. Our clients include:

  • Families and private individuals
  • High net-worth individuals
  • Highly skilled professionals
  • Entrepreneurs and Investors
  • We provide the best immigration advice

Our Immigration law experts can help on the following immigration matters:

  • Short-term and long-term visas to the UK
  • Employing workers from outside the European Union
  • Sponsorship licences
  • Nationality applications
  • Family life and human rights applications
  • Corporate compliance and training
  • Corporate audits
  • Sponsor Management System
  • Setting up a business in the UK and global expansions
  • Investing in the UK
  • Working in the UK
  • British citizenship
  • Residency documents for European citizens and their family members
  • Permanent residence and Indefinite Leave to Remain
  • Students
  • Family members
  • Adverse immigration history, visa refusals and complex issues
  • Our immigration fixed fee and pricing is available here.

Why choose Bond Adams LLP Solicitors

Immigration law requires an understanding of business and compliance, as well as the social, economic and political factors which influence immigration to the UK.

We have following expertise that makes us stand out from the rest of Immigration law firms:

  • We have in-depth knowledge of the UK Immigration laws, policies and procedures.
  • Our experts keep up to date with developments in the law, so that you always receive the best advice.
  • We are a full-service law firm covering many inter-related areas such as employment, corporate and commercial. We can provide clients with a unique broad area of services and offer solutions to suit your requirements.

Contact our team today to see how we can help you.

Business Immigration

It is important to understand how the points-based system works (“PBS”) and what it means for you as United Kingdom based employers employing migrant workers and educational institutions teaching migrants.

The points-based system only covers migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Although there are some restrictions on nationals of countries that have recently joined the EEA.

The Points Based System (“PBS”)

Under the current system, migrants will need to pass a points-based assessment before they are given permission to enter or remain in the United Kingdom. The system consists of five tiers. Each tier has different points’ requirements.

The number of points the migrant needs and the way the points are awarded will depend on the tier they are applying under. Points will be awarded to reflect the migrant’s ability, experience, age and when appropriate the level of need within the sector the migrant will be working.

The Role of The Sponsor

Migrants applying under any tier except tier 1 will need to be sponsored in order for their application to be successful. If a United Kingdom organisation wishes to recruit a migrant under tiers 2, 4 or tier 5: Temporary Workers they will have to apply to the Home Office for a sponsor licence.

Under tiers 2 and 5: Temporary Workers, the sponsor will need to be a United Kingdom based employer. Under tier 4, the sponsor will need to be a United Kingdom based educational institution.

Migrants wishing to come to the United Kingdom under Tier 5: Youth Mobility do not require a United Kingdom based employer.

The Five Tier System

The points-based system consists of five tiers. Please go to our section of the same heading for further information and guidance. In summary these tiers are:

  • Tier 1 – highly skilled workers
  • Tier 2 – skilled workers with a job offer
  • Tier 3 – low skilled workers filling specific temporary labour shortages
  • Tier 4 – students
  • Tier 5 – youth mobility and temporary workers.

Sponsorship Duties

Sponsors are expected to take responsibility for making sure that migrants comply with their immigration conditions, by keeping records on each migrant, and reporting any changes to the Home Office, such as if they do not turn up for work besides others. A licence can be ‘downgraded’ if sponsors do not comply with their duties or even withdrawn. Our expert Immigration Solicitors Leicester can assist with any case across the UK. Call us now on 0116 2858080 to find out how we can help.

Certificates of Sponsorship

Sponsors are responsible for assigning certificates of sponsorship to migrants. As well as having a certificate of sponsorship, migrants must also pass a points-based assessment to come to or stay in the United Kingdom. These certificates will be restricted (for overseas applicants) or restricted (applicants from within the UK). Call us now on 01162858080

Entry Clearance / Leave to Remain for The Foreign National Worker.

Migrants will need permission to come to the United Kingdom or leave to remain from within the UK before being allowed to commence work for the sponsored employer. This is a separate application, in addition to securing the sponsor licence, issuing the Certificate of Sponsorship and then applying for leave to remain/enter. It is essential that leave to remain

Settlement in the United Kingdom

To apply for it, you will need to have lived in the UK continuously and lawfully for a specified duration of time, normally for 5 years or 10 years depending on your status. Settlement is otherwise known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (“ILR”)

The Benefits of Gaining Settlement Status in the UK:

You will enjoy unrestricted entry to the UK, that is freedom from immigration control

  • You will be free to work within the UK without restriction
  • You may be eligible to apply for naturalization (British citizenship) within a further qualifying period, giving you the full benefits of a British Citizen
  • It is important to note that should an individual with “ILR” remain absent from the UK for 2 consecutive years, the ILR status is likely to lapse.

Eligibility for settlement depends on the type of visa that you currently have in the UK.

There are 3 types of visa of which you need one before you can apply:

  • If you have a visa that already provides you with ‘settled status’ in the UK, you can apply for settlement after 5 years of continuous lawful residence. These visas would include a spouse, unmarried partner, civil partner visa. Click here to progress your application now; or
  • If you have a ‘worker visa’, you can apply for settlement after 5 years of continuous lawful residence. Click here to progress your application now.
  • Long Residence Rule – This rule enables individuals to become settled in the UK after either 10 years lawful continuous residence or 20 years unlawful continuous residence subject to requirements.
  • Same day visa services ensuring your passport is endorsed within 24 hours
  • Extremely high success rate in these type’s of cases
  • Fixed fees so you stay in control
  • Direct access to qualified solicitors – with in-depth experience
  • Specialist solicitors who can get the application right the first time
  • Succeeded in complex cases where others have failed
  • Helped hundreds of individuals & families settle in the UK, many of whom go on to become British citizens
  • Free consultation with a specialist solicitor to assess your eligibility, avoid disappointment and wasted fees
  • Wealth of experience and knowledge as to the best way forward for you and your family.

Family and Spouse Visas

At Bond Adams Solicitors, we understand the emotions involved in trying to bring your foreign-born spouse and/or family members to the UK to join you.  If your spouse and/or family members come from outside the EEA, then they will need to apply for visas to enter and remain in the UK.

Spouse Visa

A spouse visa, (also known as a UK marriage visa), allows individuals who are married to a person settled in the UK – i.e. are not subject to any visa restrictions, to come to the UK to live, work and/or study.

An applicant granted entry clearance or Leave to Remain as a partner or parent will be on a 10-year route to settlement (indefinite leave to remain), with scope to apply later to enter the five-year route where they subsequently meet the relevant requirements.

Other minor changes were also included to clarify certain sections of Appendix FM, including:

“ensuring that children are granted leave of the same duration and subject to the same conditions as their parent, who is or has been granted leave under these Rules;

ensuring that the partner of a person here with refugee leave or humanitarian protection cannot qualify for indefinite leave to remain before that person has done so; and

clarifying the drafting of the English language requirement for further Leave to Remain as a partner or parent.”

What are the Requirements of a UK Spouse Visa?

To obtain a UK spouse visa, the following requirements must be met:

You and your spouse must be 18 years old or over.

You must have met each other and be legally married – this is to prevent arranged marriages.

You must intend to live together permanently.

Family Visas

Family Visas can be separated into four categories of family migration; these include:

  • Unmarried Partner Visas
  • Dependent Child Visa
  • Adult Dependant Relatives Visas
  • Parents Visas

To find out more, please call our office on 0116 285 8080, to speak to one of our top Immigration solicitors.

Unmarried Partner Visas:

To qualify for an unmarried partner visa, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You and your sponsoring partner must both be 18 years of age or over.
  • You and your partner must intend to live together on a permanent basis.
  • You must show that any previous relationship that you or your partner were involved in (whether it be as a married or an unmarried couple) has ended.
  • You need to show that you have been living with your partner for at least two years in a relationship similar to marriage. You will need to provide documentary evidence confirming this.

Dependent Child Visa:

To be eligible for a dependent child visa, to following criteria must be met:

  • the child must be under 18 years; and
  • must not be leading an independent life, be married or in a civil partnership and have no children of their own.
  • There are Financial Requirements Attached to a Dependent Child Visa.

Adult Dependent Relative Visa:

If you are settled in the UK and have an adult relative who depends on you for day to day support and care, then they can apply for an Adult Dependent Relative Visa, so they can join you in the UK for up to five years.  After five years, your relative may apply for indefinite leave to remain.

Parent Visa

If you have a child in the UK, as a parent, you can apply for a visa to join them via the ‘Parent Route’.

Eligibility requirements for entering the UK via the Parent Route depend on whether the child in question is British or ‘settled’ (meaning they have naturalisation or indefinite leave to remain) in the UK.

If the child is British or ‘settled’ in the UK, then the applicant will need to show that they have sole responsibility for caring for the child or have access rights to the child.  They will then need to provide evidence that you can financially support themselves and any dependents and can speak English.

In cases where the child is not British or ‘settled’ in the UK, you must not only meet all of the above criteria, but the child in question must have been living continuously in the UK for seven or more years, and that it would not be in the child’s best interests leave the UK with you.

Detention, Bail and Immigration Detention

If you have been detained, require bail or are facing removal, Bond Adams Solicitors will be there to assist you.  We understand that you and your family will be frightened and distressed.  You can count on us to work with the Home Office on your behalf, ensuring your case is heard and any issues properly addressed

The Home Office has the power to detain individuals. However, this is highly discretionary, the Home Office also has the power not to detain and to allow the individual to be in the UK on a temporary basis.

Bail

If you are being held in a detention centre, you may be able to apply for bail.  Our expert solicitors can assist you with making the application.

The grant of bail enables persons liable to detention to be physically present in the UK. Persons on bail have not, however, legally entered the UK. A person granted bail may live in the UK for months or possibly years but have not entered the UK within the meaning of the law.

Bail can be hard to get if you have been found guilty of breaking your bail conditions before or have been charged with a criminal offence.  To help us secure bail, it is helpful if you have suitable accommodation available and you can ask someone to act a ‘surety’. 

What is a deportation order?

If you have been given a deportation order, you may not be able to re-enter the UK, even as a tourist on a Standard Visitor Visa obtained with the help of an immigration solicitor, for a certain period.

What are the reasons a deportation order can be made?

The Secretary of State can issue a deportation order for the following reasons:

  • It is believed to be in the public good that the person subject to the deportation order is removed from the country.
  • The foreign national is the spouse, civil partner or child of the person subject to a deportation order.
  • The foreign national is over 17 years has committed a criminal offence and the court which sentenced him or her recommends that they be deported after they have served their prison sentence.
VISA, Refusals and Appeals

Appeals and Judicial Reviews/ Appeals Procedure


You can only appeal to the Tribunal if you have the legal right to appeal. You will be usually notified of your right to appeal in your decision letter. We will be able to review your refusal letter thoroughly and advise you of your options accordingly.

You will generally have the right to appeal if the Home Office has refused you application based on:

  • Asylum or humanitarian protection; or
  • Human Rights claim; or
  • If your refugee or humanitarian protection status is revoked

First -Tier Tribunal

You must give notice of appeal to the Tribunal no later than 14 calendar days after the date the notice of decision has been sent. If you are appealing outside of the UK, you will have 28 days to submit an appeal after you get your decision. If, however, you have to leave the country before you are allowed to appeal, you will have 28 days to appeal once you have left the country.

The Appellant’s appeal will first be heard at the First-tier Tribunal. The judge does not usually give a decision on the day of the hearing. You will usually be informed of the decision in writing after three or four weeks.

If you receive a positive decision from the Tribunal, the Home Office may either reverse their original decision or appeal the decision given by the Judge. If, however, you receive a negative decision, you may be able to appeal to the Upper Tribunal, subject to the merits.

Upper Tribunal

If your appeal is refused at the First-tier Tribunal, you can apply for permission to appeal at the Upper Tribunal if you believe that the First-tier Tribunal judge made an error in their determination.

You are required to submit an application to the First-tier Tribunal to seek permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal as this is not an automatic right. Your application for permission must be submitted within 14 days of the date of dismissal of your appeal from the First-tier Tribunal, if you are in the UK. If you are outside of the UK, the time limit is 28 days.

In the unfortunate event that the First-tier tribunal refuses your permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal, you may have the option to apply directly to the Upper Tribunal for permission to appeal.

It is a challenge the way a decision has been made, if you believe it was illegal, irrational, or unfair.

An application should be made no later than 3 months after the decision that you are trying to challenge was made.

Examples of when you may consider applying 

  • If your asylum claim has been certified
  • If your further submissions have been rejected as not a fresh claim, with no right of appeal
  • If you have been detained unlawfully
  • If you have been refused permission to appeal at the Upper Tribunal (the time limit for a judicial review in this case is 16 days)

The judge will not substitute what the correct decision is. If your application is successful, your case will be sent to the Home Office for them to make a decision on it. The Home Office may make the same decision, providing that they have followed the proper process, such as considering all the documents provided by you.

Challenging a refusal is a complex and time-consuming procedure.

Our Immigration Solicitors have a strong track record of successfully representing our client in the Tribunals and the High courts. Our in-house advocacy team are specialist Solicitors with national and international links. 

Personal immigration – Table of Charges

Personal Immigration:

Appplications

Description

Price From

1)

Visitor Visa

Standard visitor visa (this includes Family Visitor visa, General Visitor visa, Child Visitor visa)

£500.00 to £1,000.00

Marriage Visitor visa

£500 to £1,000.00

Permitted Paid Engagement visa

£1,500

2)

Applications as foreign Spouses & Family members of British Citizens and Settled Persons under Appendix FM and Part 8 of the Immigration Rules.

From £1,250 (No VAT) – where financial requirement is being satisfied only through employment of the sponsor.

From £1,500 (No VAT) –
where financial requirement is being satisfied through self-employment or
savings of the sponsor/applicant.

From £2,000 (No VAT) – where financial requirement is being satisfied through
directorship or employment in a relative’s business of the sponsor/applicant

Further Leave to Remain and / or Switching into human rights route

£750.00 to 1,250.00 + VAT

Indefinite Leave to Remain under Human Rights route.

£1,500.00 + VAT (if applicable)

3)

Seven Year Child Route and
/ or other Discretionary Application under ECHR

FLR(FP), FLR(HRO) and FLR (HRI)

£750.00.00 to £1,500.00
(+VAT) depending on the
complexity of the case

4)

Applications on the grounds of Long Residence and Private Life under Part 7 of the Immigration Rules

Further Leave to Remain and / or Switching into human rights route

£1,250.00 to £1,500.00 (+VAT) depending on the complexity of the case

5)

Settlement of the basis of Long Residency

Indefinite Leave to Remain
(ILR) on the basis of Long Residency in the UK

£1,500.00 + VAT*

6)

Adult Dependent Relative Visa

Entry Clearance as Adult Dependent Relative

£1,750.00 to £3,000.00 (+VAT) depending on the complexity of the case

Extension of Stay as Adult Dependent Relative

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as Adult Dependent Relative

Business Immigration – Table of Charges

Tier 2 Business Immigration:

7)
Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK

You can no longer apply for a Tier 1
(Entrepreneur) visa; however, you can extend or apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) provided that you are eligible to do so.

Extension of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa

£2,500.00 + VAT per person

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) under Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa

£2,500.00 +VAT per person

8)
Applications by Dependants Of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant

Entry Clearance as PBS Dependant Of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant

£1,250.00 (no VAT)

Extension/Renewal of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant

£1,000.00 +VAT per person

ILR As PBS Dependant Of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant

£1,250.00 +VAT per person

9) 
Tier 1 Start Up visa

Entry Clearance as Tier 1 Start Up visa

£3,000.00 to £5,000 (no VAT)

Extension of Stay as Tier 1 Start Up visa

£2,500.00 to £3,500.00 +VAT per person

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) As Tier 1 Start Up visa

£2,500.00 +VAT per person

10)
Applications by Dependants Of Tier 1 Start Up Migrant

Entry Clearance as PBS Dependant Of Tier 1 Start Up Migrant

£1,250.00 (no VAT)

Extension/Renewal of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 1 Start Up Migrant

£1,000.00 +VAT per person

11)
Tier 1 Innovative visa

Entry Clearance as Tier 1 Innovative

£3,500.00 to £5,000.00 (no VAT)

Extension of Stay as Tier 1 Innovative

£2,500.00 to £3,500.00 +VAT per person

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) As Tier 1 Innovative

£2,500.00 +VAT per person

12)
Applications by Dependants Of Tier 1 Innovative Migrant

Entry Clearance as PBS Dependant Of Tier 1 Innovative

£1,250.00 (no VAT)

Extension/Renewal of PBS Dependant Visa as
Dependant Of Tier 1 Innovative Migrant

£1,000.00 +VAT per person

ILR As PBS Dependant Of Tier 1 Innovative Migrant

£1,250.00 +VAT per person

13)
visaTier 1 Investo

Entry Clearance as Tier 1 Investor

£7,500.00 to £10,0000.00 (no VAT)

Extension of Stay as Tier 1 Investor

£2,500.00 to £3,500.00 +VAT per person

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) As Tier 1 Investor

£2,500.00 +VAT per person

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) As Tier 1 Investor

£7,500.00.00 + VAT OR £10,000.00
(No VAT) for your Entry Clearance
application (out of country application).

14)
Applications by Dependants Of Tier 1 Investor Migrant

Entry Clearance as PBS Dependant Of Tier 1 Investor

£1,250.00 (no VAT)

Extension/Renewal of PBS Dependant Visa as Dependant Of Tier 1 Investor Migrant

£1,000.00 +VAT per person

ILR As PBS Dependant Of Tier 1 Investor Migrant

£1,250.00 +VAT per person

15)
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa

Entry Clearance as Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

£5,000.00 to £7,500.00 (no VAT)

Extension of Stay as Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

£2,500.00 to £3,500.00 +VAT per person

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) As Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

£2,500.00 +VAT per person

Entry Clearance as PBS Dependant Of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

£1,250.00 (no VAT)

16)
Applications by Dependants Of Tier 1 Investor Migrant

Extension/Renewal of PBS Dependant Visa as Dependant Of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

£1,000.00 +VAT per person

ILR As PBS Dependant Of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

£1,250.00 +VAT per person

17)
Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa

You can no longer apply for a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa; however, you can extend or apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
if you are eligible to do so.

Extension of Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa

£1,500.00 + VAT per person

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) under Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa

£2,000.00 +VAT per person

18)
Applications by Dependants Of Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Migrant

Entry Clearance as PBS Dependant Of Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

£1,250.00 (no VAT)

Extension/Renewal of PBS Dependant Visa as Dependant Of Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Migrant

£1,000.00 +VAT per person

ILR As PBS Dependant Of Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Migrant

Graduate Entrepreneur Migrant
£1,250.00 +VAT per person

Tier 2

19)
Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence Application

Application for Tier 2 and / or Tier 4 Sponsorship Licence and Confirmation Sponsorship

£2,000.00 to £4,000.00 + VAT

20)
Tier 2 General Work and
Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) visa

Entry Clearance as Tier 2 General Work and ICT Visa

£2,000.00 to £2,500.00 (no VAT)

Extension of Stay as Tier 2 General Work and ICT Visa

£1,500.00 to £2,500.00 +VAT per person

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) As
Tier 2 General Work and ICT Visa

£2,500.00 + VAT per person

21)
Applications by Dependants Of Tier 2 General Work and ICT Visa

Entry Clearance as PBS Dependant Of Tier 2 General Work and ICT Visa

£1,250.00 (no VAT)

Extension/Renewal of PBS Dependant Visa as Dependant Of Tier 2 General Work and ICT Visa

£1,000.00 +VAT per person

ILR As PBS Dependant Of Tier 2 General Work and ICT Visa

£1,500.00 to £2,000.00 (no VAT)*

22)
Tier 2 – Minister of Religion and Sportsperson visa

Entry Clearance as Tier 2 Minister of Religion and Sportsperson visa

£1,500.00 to £2,000.00 +VAT per person*

Extension of Stay as Tier 2 Minister of Religion and Sportsperson visa

£2,500.00 + VAT per person*

23)
Applications by Dependants Of Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)

Entry Clearance as PBS Dependant Of Tier 2 Minister of Religion and Sportsperson visa

£1,250.00 (no VAT)

Extension/Renewal of PBS Dependant Visa as Dependant Of Tier 2 Minister of Religion and Sportsperson visa

£1,000.00 +VAT per person

ILR As PBS Dependant Of Tier 2 Minister of Religion and Sportsperson visa

£1,250.00 +VAT per person

24)
Tier 4 (General) and (Child) Student Migrant Visa

Entry Clearance as Tier 4 Student Migrant visa

£1,000.00 to £1.250.00 (no VAT)*

Extension of Stay as Tier 4 Student Migrant visa

£1,000.00 to £1.500.00 +VAT per person*

25)
Applications by Dependants Of Tier 4 Student Migrant

Entry Clearance as PBS Dependant Of Tier 4 Student Migrant visa

£1,000.00 (no VAT)

Extension/Renewal of PBS Dependant Visa as Dependant Of Tier 2 Minister of Religion and Sportsperson visa

£1,000.00 +VAT per person

26)
Tier 5 Short Term Work Visas

Entry Clearance as Tier 5 – Short Term Work Visa

£1,000.00 to £1.250.00 (no VAT)*

Extension of Stay as Tier 5 – Short Term Work Visa

£1,000.00 to £1.500.00 +VAT per person*

27)
Administrative Review Against Refusal of Point Based System (PBS) Application Refusals

All Tiers

£750.00 + VAT (if applicable).In cases of refusal of entry clearance as Tier 1, 2,5 and 5 Migrant, the fee will cover all our work until decision by the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM) is made on your Administrative Review (AR) request. In case of refusal of an in-country application as Tier 1, 2, 4 and 5 Migrant, the fee will cover all our work until decision is reached by the Home Office UKVI on your request for Administrative Review of refusal of your application.st

28)
Naturalization and Registration as a British Citizen

Applications for Naturalization and Registration as a British citizen

£1,000.00 + VAT per person

29)
Application Domestic Worker in a Private Household

Applications for Entry Clearance and Leave to Remain in the UK as a Domestic Worker in a Private Household:

£1,000.00 + VAT (if applicable)

30)
Miscellaneous Applications

Application for a Transfer of Conditions or for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status – limited
eave to remain and indefinite leave to remain

£750.00 + VAT

Application for a Home Office Travel Document

£500.00 + VAT

European Economic Area (EEA) - Table of Charges

European Economic Area (EEA) Applications:

31)

Applications for an EEA Family Permit

Entry Clearance application as a family member of an EEA national – Family Permit.

£1,000.00 (no VAT)

32)

Other EEA Law Applications

Applications for a Registration Certificate:

£750.00 to £1,000.00 + VAT (depending on the complexity of the case)

33)

Detention and Immigration Bail

Dealing with the detention applicants under Immigration Laws

£1,500.00 + VAT (if applicable)

Immigration Bail Application

£500.00 to £750.00 + VAT (if applicable)

Appeals – Table of Charges

Appeal Matters:

34)

Appeals to the Immigration Tribunals **

To the First-tier Tribunal against refusal of Spouse and / or Human Rights Applications

£1,500.00 to £2,000.00, depending on the complexity of the matter.

In case of more complex case then we will charge hourly rate of £175 plus VAT.

Application to Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal to appeal to the Upper Tribunal against the decision of the First-tier Tribunal

£500.00 + VAT (if applicable)

Application to Appeal to the Upper Tribunal to appeal to the Upper Tribunal against the decision of the First-tier Tribunal

£500.00 + VAT (if applicable)

35)

Judicial Review

Application for Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal following refusal of any personal and/or business application by the Home Office, UK Visas and Immigration

£1,250.00 to £3,000.00

Notes to table of Charges
  1. All fixed fees quoted below are exclusive of VAT.
  2. All fixed fees quoted below are for one applicant only.
  3. Where dependents are named on an entry clearance, extension or ILR application, an additional fee of £250.00 is charged for each dependent.

Note: For all applications in categories above, the Fixed Fee includes (and does not include) the following::

What services are included:

The fixed fee covers the following:

  • 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;
  • In case of applications for naturalization and registration as British Citizen, discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether you meet the criteria to be naturalised or registered as a British citizen;
  • In case of EEA national and / or their family member applications, giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration (EEA Regulations) 2016 and whether you meet the criteria;M
  • In case of Administrative Review Applications, discussing your circumstances in detail and giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria to apply for administrative review;
  • In cases of appeal, discussing your circumstances in detail and giving you advice about the merits of your prospective appeal and any other options available to you;
    • considering the decision intended to be challenged and the supporting evidence you have provided;
    • advising you of further evidence required, and where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
    • preparing your appeal and submitting it on your behalf;
    • receiving and replying to correspondence from the First-tier Tribunal regarding your appeal on your behalf
    • Complying with the Tribunal’s directions and drafting a witness statement(s) on your behalf and preparing and filing evidence to be relied on in support of your appeal;
    • Instructing counsel;
    • giving you advice about the outcome of your appeal and any further steps you need to take.
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria;
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, advising on whether this can be overcome and how;
  • considering the supporting evidence, you have provided;
  • advising you of further evidence required, and 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;
  • for leave to remain applications, receiving and replying to correspondence from the Home Office regarding your application on your behalf
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

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 or an application for judicial review.
  • Any Tribunal fees for submitting an appeal. This will be paid to the Tribunal as part of the appeal process.
  • Counsel’s fee to attend the hearing on your behalf. Counsel’s fee will be separately charged for, which can vary depending on counsel’s seniority.
  • Where your appeal is adjourned, representation at the subsequent hearing.
  • Where the First-tier Tribunal refuses your appeal, advice and assistance in relation to any application for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal.

How long will my application/appeal take?

  • We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Where the Home Office have a published service standard for the type of application you are submitting, we will inform you of this.
  • We cannot guarantee how long your appeal will take to be heard but we will give you the best possible indication of likely timescales.
  • We will normally be able to submit these types of applications within 2 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

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