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Immigration Pricing

PRICING

Pricing for Private Immigration Clients

We will inform you at your introductory meeting how we calculate our charges so our clients have the information they need to make informed choices. Our aim is to offer fair, competitive prices. As a specialist immigration firm, Oaks Solicitors undertakes a broad range of immigration work and we pride ourselves in keeping costs as transparent as possible so that there are no hidden extras. Whenever possible we will work on a fixed fee basis. When the work involved cannot be undertaken on a fixed fee basis, we will give you a detailed breakdown of the estimated total costs, whether these are our own fees or for an external party such as a barrister or expert. These external costs are known as disbursements and we will require your authority first before making these payments.

In litigation matters you may be able to recover your costs from the opposing party if you win your case.

The costs provided below are exclusive of VAT. They also do not include any Home Office fees for making the application or for disbursements such as barristers, medical or country experts, bank charges, photocopying, certification fees and translation fees.

Who will carry out the work?

At Oaks, we work as part of a team, as such work will be carried out by the following fee earners:

  • Principal
  • Solicitor
  • Caseworker assisted by a solicitor
  • All work supervised and overseen by Principal

What work is included?

Each application is individual and so the nature of the services provided will differ from case to case. Generally, in each standard application, our services will involve:

  • Initial attendance and consideration of the options and assessing most appropriate application (if any) based on client’s circumstance
  • Advising on the relevant law, procedures, guidance and specified evidence
  • Preparing the application for submission
  • Assessing supporting evidence, liaising and advising you and third parties
  • Preparing detailed representations
  • Further submissions/ providing updates on the progress of your matter until a decision is reached

Timescales

The exact number of hours it will take on each type of application depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider and delays in obtaining this
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependants
  • Unexpected circumstances or complexities such as past refusals, criminal convictions, immigration history

From the time of instruction, it can take from 1-4 weeks on average to submit your application, depending on the complexity of your case and if you have any immigration history. We will of course keep you updated if the timescales change. We recognise that in some cases there will be a need to expedite the work for example if there is a deadline where a visa is about to expire. We will of course try and work with you on these urgent type cases.

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. You can however obtain an indication on the Home Office website.

We have set out this guide as simply as possible and explaining the applications with little legal jargon.

 

Pricing Guide

Introductory Meeting

£ 75 /
Introductory Meeting (office, Skype/Telephone) up to an hour

 

Leave to Remain applications

£ 1650-£2000 /
Leave to Remain applications in country under the 5-year or 10-year route (marriage, rights to child, adult dependants private life, human rights) which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

Entry Clearance applications

£ 2000-£2500 /
Entry Clearance applications under the 5- year or 10-year route (marriage, rights to child, adult dependants) which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

Entry Clearance dependant applications

£ 500 for each additional dependant applying /
Entry Clearance dependant applications under the 5- year or 10-year route (marriage, rights to child, adult dependants) which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

 

Indefinite Leave to Remain applications

£ 1650-£3000 /
Indefinite Leave to Remain applications which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

EEA applications

£ 1650-£2000 /
EEA applications (pre-settled and settled status, durable relationship and marriage) which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

Visitor Visas

£ 1000 (an additional £300 per dependant) /
Visitor Visas (general, family and business) which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

Family Reunion Applications

£ 1650-£2000 /
Family Reunion applications (in country and entry clearance) which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

British Citizenship

£ 850 /
British citizenship (naturalisation, registration) which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

Sponsorship Licence

£ 3000-£5000 /
Sponsorship Licence applications by employers which will include advising on documentation and assisting with application

Tier 2 visa applications

£ 2000 /
Tier 2 visa applications (in country and entry clearance) which will include advising on advertising, documentation and completing the application

Tier 2 dependant applications

£ £2000 /
Tier 2 dependant applications which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

Tier 4 visa applications

£ 1500 /
Tier 4 visa applications which will include advising on documentation and completing the application

Tier 1 Innovator or Start-Up Visa applications

£ 3000-£6000 /
Tier 1 Innovator or Start-Up Visa applications which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

 

Tier 1 Innovator or Start-Up Visa dependant

£ 1500 for each additional dependant applying /
Tier 1 Innovator or Start-Up Visa dependant applications which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

Tier 1 Investor visa applications

£ 5000-£8000 /
Tier 1 Investor visa applications which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

Tier 1 Investor dependant

£ 3000-£5000 /
Tier 1 Investor dependant applications which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

£ 4000-£7000 /
Representative of an Overseas Business Visa which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

Replace your visa with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

£ 1000 /
Replace your visa with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) – No Time Limit application for those with indefinite leave to remain which will include advising on documentation, completing the application and drafting representations

Drafting appeal grounds

£ 500-£650 /
Drafting appeal grounds following refusal of immigration applications

First Tier Tribunal Appeals

£ 1500-£2000 /
First Tier Tribunal Appeals (Immigration, EEA. Deportation and Human Rights) which will include preparation of witness statements, obtaining evidence, preparing Tribunal bundles and instructing advocates

Applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal

£ 350 /
Applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal following a decision to refuse by the First Tier Tribunal

Bail Applications and Hearings

£ 750 /
Bail Applications and Hearings will include completing bail application, preparing grounds and the bail bundle and instructing advocate

Pre-action Protocol letters

£ 450 /
Pre-action Protocol letters where a decision has been made which is unreasonable and has no right of appeal

Judicial Review

£ 2500-£10000 /
Judicial Review which will include completing the application, preparing the bundles, responding to AOS until the permission stage. If permission is refused and if merits to renew the application orally and attend hearing

Administrative Review

£ 1000 /
Administrative Review of in country and entry clearance decisions which will include drafting grounds

 

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