Initial Advice Session
£180.00 inc VAT – Half an hour session to discuss the case and detailed letter of advice. If the appointment runs over the 30 mins become chargeable.
(Due to Covid 19, we have put systems in place to assess cases remotely). If you would like us to consider your case, please email your questions and any papers you would like us to read). Please email email@example.com
Spouse or Partner Entry Clearance
If you are the husband, wife or civil partner of a British citizen, you can make an application for a Partner visa which will allow you to remain in the UK for up to 5 years. Strict requirements need to be satisfied during the 5-year period in accordance with Appendix FM. The Specified Documents you need to provide are contained in Appendix FM-SE. In addition there is guidance available on the UK Visas and Immigration Website which you can locate here.
Following completing of the 5 years, the spouse can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.
In order to qualify:
- Both parties must be 18 years of age or over
- Both parties must intend to permanently live in the UK
- Relationship must be ‘genuine and subsisting’
- The oversees partner must have a satisfactory level of English
- Your marriage or civil partnership must be recognised by UK law
- You must show that you can support yourselves and any dependents without having to claim benefits from the government
Why not complete the online form at https://forms.gle/mGju2uPzik76jj419
Our Immigration Solicitors and caseworkers can support you through the application to ensure the best success rate.
Our Fees £900.00 inc VAT
You can also apply to come to the UK to marry and then settle. We can help you to make an application for a Fiancé visa to bring your prospective partner to the UK, with the intention of marriage. This will allow for your partner to enter the UK, during which period you must marry your partner or enter into a civil partnership. This visa is valid for a period of 6 months.
We can help you to make an application for a Fiancé visa to bring your prospective partner to the UK, with the intention of marriage. This will allow for your partner to enter the UK, during which period you must marry your partner or enter into a civil partnership. This visa is valid for a period of 6 months.
In order to make a successful application, you must show that you can support yourself and any dependants without any recourse to public funds. You must show that your relationship is genuine, that you both intend to reside in the UK permanently and intend to marry within the 6 month period.
After you are married you can then apply for a Spouse or Partner Visa or apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
Our Immigration specialists can support you through the application to ensure the best success rate.
Our Fees £900.00 inc VAT
Leave to Remain application
Our Fees £720.00 inc VAT
If you have been granted refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK, it is possible that the family members you were separated from in seeking protection can join you here. Please note that if you have since naturalised as British, this cannot be done.
The family members eligible for reunion are:
- Your children under 18
- Your spouse
- Your civil partner
- Your partner with whom you have cohabited for at least 2 years
You will need to demonstrate to an Entry Clearance Officer that you are related to these people, preferably using marriage or birth certificates. In extreme circumstances, DNA evidence may be required and we can assist in arranging tests overseas.
It is possible, in limited circumstances, to argue that children over 18 should be allowed to enter following separation on a discretionary basis. We can work alongside you to obtain the best evidence possible to put forward your case.
Our immigration experts provide professional, confidential advice and speak a range of languages including Urdu, Punjabi, and Arabic
£600.00.00 inc VAT for the main applicant
£180.00 inc VAT for any further dependents
EEA Family Permit, Residence Card or EU Settlement
Are you, a family member or your whole family looking to become UK citizens or wish to come to the UK under the EEA Regulations?
Our Immigration specialists can support with:
- the evidence and paperwork needed for your application
- complete your application form and collate all necessary documentation
- submit your application, documentation and evidence on time and on your behalf
- liaise with the Home Office regularly to check that your application is progressing
If you are an EU Citizen living in the UK, now is the time to act to ensure that you have the best possible chance of staying in the UK after it has left the EU.
To be eligible to remain in the UK once it leaves the European Union, EU Citizens and their families will likely have to prove the date that they first came to the UK and began exercising their treaty rights. This, of course, is difficult because EU Citizens do not receive a passport stamp when passing between European countries. For the best chance of success for you and your family, our Immigration specialists can advise you on your best course of action and ensure that you have a compelling case in support of your application including all the evidence, supporting statements and cover letters that a successful application requires.
Our Fees £300.00 inc VAT
Asylum and Humanitarian Protection
Our Immigration specialists can advise you on all of the options, including applications and/or appeals on the basis that your human rights which have been or are at risk of being infringed. We regularly advise on asylum claims and offer a comprehensive service for those who are seeking safety in the UK as a refugee or for humanitarian protection. We can cover this on Legal Aid. We will have to assess your eligibility to Legal Help. A copy of the Form can be found by clicking this link. If you are on Asylum Support (also known as a Section 95 support letter) please bring this to any appointments. We also ask you retain any receipts you obtain when withdrawing your money using the Aspen card. Sometimes ongoing evidence of NASS support is required.
If you have not received your ARC card, then please contact the Home Office on www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/3H7CUS/
If you are not eligible we charge as follows:-
Our Fees £1000.00 inc VAT (if applicable)
Set Protection – Indefinite Leave to Remain
Once you complete 5 years refugee leave or Humanitarian Protection, you will have to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. Please note there is no Home Office Fee.
You could also be eligible for Legal Help to submit your application depending on your financial circumstances. However, if you are not eligible for Legal Help, we can assist you on a private basis.
Our Fees £ 420.00 inc VAT
£180.00 inc VAT for any further each dependent
Appeals to the First Tier Tribunal (IAC)
As all appeals are different, the only way we can provide an accurate quote is by arranging an appointment with us. However, below is a broad example.
£1700 inc VAT . This is usually made up of the following stages:
- giving you advice about the appeal process and the merits of any appeal & then preparing and lodging the appeal, including drafting the grounds of appeal – £300.00 inc VAT
- where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses & preparing a bundle of evidence in support of the appeal & submitting this to the Tribunal – £800 inc VAT
- representing you before the Tribunal, either by one of our solicitors/caseworkers or by instructing a barrister – £500.00 inc VAT
- giving you advice about the outcome of the appeal and any further steps you need to take – £100.00 inc VAT
If the matter proceeds to an Upper Tribunal hearing, the costs will be discussed with you. The costs will depend on the grounds, if the Respondent is lodging the appeal and Counsels additional costs. However, by way of an example, the cost of an application for permission is approximately £800.00 inc VAT. The cost of Representing you at an Upper Tribunal error of law hearing is around £1000.00 inc VAT. The cost of a remittal to the FTT or the UT would be around £1200.00 inc VAT. Again, please note the costs will vary depending on the complexity of the case.
Please note if you want one of the Partners to handle your case an additional £250.00 inc VAT will be charged.
You can apply for British Citizenship if you have been living in the UK for five or more years and you have had indefinite leave to remain for at least the last 12 months or you are from the EEA and you had permanent residence status for the last 12 months. You may also be eligible if you are the spouse or partner of a British citizen and you have been living in the UK for the last three years either on indefinite leave to remain or a permanent residence document if you are from the EEA.
Lastly, you may also be eligible to apply for British citizenship if you:
- Have a British parent, or British parents
- You have another type of British nationality
- You are currently stateless
- You have previously renounced your UK citizenship
You would generally go through the naturalisation route after you resided in the UK for the minimum qualifying period of five years and you have already attained indefinite leave to remain at least one year ago.
During the qualifying period of five years you must not have left the country for more than 450 days during that period. You must furthermore not have left the UK for more than 90 days in the 12-month period before your application while you were in the UK under indefinite leave to remain.
You can apply to be registered as a British citizen if you were born on or after the 1st of January 1983 and your parents were not British or settled in the UK, after one or both your parents have permanently settled in the UK.
Expert immigration advice can help you achieve the best chance at a successful outcome. We ensure there are no administrative errors in your application, that you have provided all the evidence required, that you match all the eligibility requirements, and that you follow the correct procedures throughout your application process.
Our Fees £600.00 inc VAT
You can apply for a visitor’s visa to come to the UK for business, pleasure, or to see your friends or family members and even for medical treatment or to speak at an event. Visas to visit the UK are usually for up to 6 months.
You should consider getting specialist legal advice as the rules and evidential requirements are complex, and, if refused, there is no right of appeal. It might cost you a little, but it can save a lot of your time and hassle.
You can find an overview of the Visitors requirements by clicking the following link https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa There is also a Home Office Sponsorship Declaration form (normally used for settlement Visas SU07 Sponsorship form
Our Fees £600.00 inc VAT
Leave in Line Applications
If you were granted asylum and then have a child in the UK, we can apply for a BRP card for the child in line with your leave. When you apply for settlement, the child can then also apply for settlement at the same time. We will need the following documents:- 1, Copy of your BRP cards, Proof of address, child’s Passport Photos, Birth Certificate. Once we have applied for leave in line, the Home Office will invite the child to enroll their biometrics at the Home Office. The whole process can take anywhere between 3-6 months.
Our Fee £300.00 inv VAT
Remember 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.
Please remember that VAT is charged at 20% but as mentioned all VAT is already included in the price.
Skilled Worker Visa
The Skilled Worker visa, which has replaced the Tier 2 (General) visa, is the main UK immigration route for non-UK resident workers.
Whether you are an employer looking to hire a skilled worker from overseas or are an individual applying for a sponsorship visa, it will be important to understand the Skilled Worker visa eligibility and application requirements to avoid issues or delays with the Home Office application. A refused application will mean you lose the application fee.
For skilled workers and their sponsors, with so much at stake, it is important to seek legal advice to understand the migration options available and that the Skilled Worker visa is the correct route.
The Skilled Worker visa allows employers to recruit non-UK resident workers for certain eligible, skilled roles.
The visa is open to individuals who attain 70 points by meeting specific requirements such as skill and salary level, English language ability and having a qualifying job offer from a UK Sponsor.
The Skilled Worker visa makes provision for spouses, durable partners and dependent children to apply to join the main visa applicant in the UK, and is also a route to settlement and Indefinite Leave to Remain.
What are the Skilled Worker visa requirements?
The rules and requirements for the Skilled Worker visa route are set out in a new Appendix Skilled Worker. Under this route, applicants will need to accrue a total of 70 points to be eligible for a visa, including EEA nationals recruited from outside the UK after 1 January 2021 and who are not eligible for status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
The required level of English is a minimum level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages scale for reading, writing, speaking and understanding English.
Most Skilled Worker visa applicants will need to prove they meet the English language requirement, unless they have already done so as part of a previous UK immigration application or if they are a national of one of a number of exempt countries.
Unless exempt, language ability must be evidenced by either having a GCSE, A level, Scottish National Qualification level 4 or 5, Scottish Higher or Advanced Higher in English; having a degree-level academic qualification that was taught in English; or passing an approved Secure English Language Test.
Please contact Sara Berry for a consultation.
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.
When we take your instructions we will estimate how long your application may take to prepare and submit. For example, a typical spouse entry clearance application can be prepared in 4-6 weeks, so long as you are able to provide supporting evidence promptly.