Pricing information: Immigration

Fees

Our fees are based on the number of hours we take to complete the work, multiplied by the hourly rates for the fee earners involved. Immigration matters are dealt with by Charles Avens (Head of Immigration) whose hourly rate is £400 per hour and by Senior Associate Charlie Fowler whose hourly rate is £435 per hour.

For typical cases, our fees (and the disbursements) are set out below. In more complex cases, our fees may be higher. If an immigration matter requires representation in the Courts we may have to instruct Counsel to represent you in Court. In such cases, you would have to pay Counsel’s fees in addition to our fees.

The fees set out below do not include any Home Office fees for visa applications. They relate solely to the legal cost of preparing the application. The cost of preparing an extension to a visa (and an indefinite leave to remain application at the end of the visa) are charged at the same level as the initial cost of the visa application, as set out in the Fee Schedule below. The fees for each visa do not include the cost of visas for any dependents or additional family members who are likely to come to the UK with the main visa holder, these will be an additional cost.

Fee Schedule:

Initial Consultation: £1,000 to £3,000 plus VAT;

Global Talent Visa (including for Digital Technology) – Initial applications, Extension applications, ILR applications: £8,000 to £10,000 plus VAT;

Start-up Visa– Initial Application: £6,000 to £8,000 / Innovator Visa – Initial applications, Extension applications, ILR applications: £10,000 to £15,000 plus VAT;

Standard Sponsor Licence application: £5,000 to £6,000 plus VAT;

Sponsor Licence application linked to UK Expansion Worker Visa: £5,000 to £6,000 plus VAT;

Skilled Worker Visa – Initial applications, Extension applications, ILR applications: £2,500 to £3,500 plus VAT;

Global Business Mobility Route- Senior / Specialist Worker Visa – Initial applications, Extension applications: £2,500 to £3,500 plus VAT;

Global Business Mobility Route- Secondment Worker Visa– Initial applications, Extension applications: £3,500 plus VAT;

Global Business Mobility Route- Service Supplier Visa– Initial applications, Extension applications: £3,500 plus VAT;

Global Business Mobility Route- Graduate Trainee visa– Initial applications, Extension applications: £2,500 to £3,500 plus VAT;

Global Business Mobility Route- UK Expansion Worker Visa – Initial applications, Extension applications: £4,000 plus VAT;

International Sportsperson Visa – Initial applications, Extension applications, ILR applications: £3,500 to £5,000 plus VAT;

Health and Care Worker Visa– Initial applications, Extension applications, ILR applications: £2,500 to £3,500 plus VAT;

Minister of Religion Visa (T2)- Initial applications, Extension applications: £2,500 to £3,500 plus VAT;

Scale Up Visa: – Initial applications, Extension applications, ILR applications: £3,500 to £5,000 plus VAT;

High Potential Individual Visa: Initial applications: £2,000 to £3,000 plus VAT;

Tier 4 Student Visa (Child / General) (For HNW clients only) – Initial applications, Extension applications: £2,500 to £3,500 plus VAT;

Graduate Visa – Initial applications: £2,000 to £3,000 plus VAT;

Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa (For HNW clients only) – Initial applications, Extension applications: £2,500 to £3,500 plus VAT;

Commonwealth Ancestral Visa – Initial applications, ILR applications: £3,500 to £5,500 plus VAT;

Fiancé(e) / Spousal visa (Family of a settled person) Initial applications, Extension applications, ILR applications: £3,500 to £5,500 plus VAT;

PBS Dependant Visa– Adult- £2,500 plus VAT / Child- £1,500 plus VAT;

Marriage Visitor Visa (For HNW clients only): £1,000 to £1,500 plus VAT;

Standard Visitor Visa (for HNW clients only): £1,000 to £1,500 plus VAT;

Business Visitor Visa: £1,000 to £1,500 plus VAT;

Domestic workers in a private household visa (For HNW clients only): £1,000 to £2,000 plus VAT;

Returning Resident Visa: £1,500 to £2,500 plus VAT;

Permitted Paid Engagement Visa: £1,000 to £1,500 plus VAT;

Hong Kong British Nationals Overseas Visa: £1,500 to £2,500 plus VAT;

Application for Registration / Naturalisation / UK Citizenship: £2,500 to £3,500 plus VAT.

What is included?

  • Client meetings.
  • The provision of document lists, and review of supporting documents.
  • The preparation of the online application to the UKVI.
  • All communications with client and third parties (letter, email, telephone, zoom / teams calls).
  • Assistance with responding to queries raised by the Home Office once submitted.

What factors could increase the price?

  • An increase in the complexity of the application in light of new information provided by you.
  • A change of instruction or change in circumstances.
  • Difficulty in receiving prompt responses for requests of documentation from you.
  • Liaising with third parties on a client’s behalf.

What’s not included in the price?

  • Home Office online visa Application Fee, Immigration Health Surcharge, Immigration Skills Charge, cost of Certificate of Sponsorship, cost of biometric meeting, Home Office Appeal fees, and any additional Government fees. The most up to date information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-6-april-2020
  • Courier fees, translation fees, photocopying.
  • The cost for representation at Home Office Appointments.
  • Specialist report fees (e.g. psychiatry, child welfare etc).
  • The cost to retrieve title deeds to property.
  • The cost of instructing an Immigration Barrister to represent you at appeal or Judicial Review hearing or for advice in connection with Appeals on Applications for Judicial Review.

Typical timescales

In our experience, cases can take anywhere between 1 week and 18 months to be processed depending on the type of application, complexity of the case and the timescales set by the Home Office. We will endeavour to provide you with a timescale for completing your application during the initial consultation stage.

Our people

The fee earners who work on these matters are:

Charles Avens, Head of Immigration at Collyer Bristow LLP. Charles is a solicitor qualified in England & Wales. Charles is an experienced employment and immigration lawyer.

Charlie Fowler is a Senior Associate at Collyer Bristow LLP. Charlie is a solicitor qualified in England & Wales. Charlie is an experienced tax and immigration lawyer.

Trainees: Where appropriate, some of the work required to be carried out on your case may be undertaken by a trainee solicitor, whose charge out rate is £250-265 per hour, subject to the supervision of a more experienced lawyer.





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