Immigration Fees

SRA’s Price and Service Transparency Rules

Appleman Legal Solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).In accordance with the new SRA’s Price and Service Transparency Rules, we are required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to provide price information with the preparation and submission of certain types of Immigration applications. We offer a professional service with very reasonable fixed fees. 

Our Charges

    We can represent you in your immigration matter on a Fixed fee basis with flexible payments. 
    Where we agree a fixed fee with you from the outset of the case, you will know how much your case will cost exactly. The Fixed Fee agreed will depend on:
    1. The complexity of the case
    2. The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
    3. Which language(s) you speak
    4. Whether you are applying with other dependants
    The estimates described below represent the range of the fees for most standard applications. Upon our initial assessment of your situation, we may agree on a fixed fee. 
    If a fixed fee is agreed upon and your matter or transaction does not reach a conclusion or you decide to withdraw instructions, we reserve the right to charge for the work done on your case using our hourly charging basis.
    All Immigration casework is carried out by Kishan Soburrun, Solicitor & Director of the Immigration department and his hourly rate is £180 per hour.
    If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of your instructions, we are happy to accept half of the agreed fee at the time of initial instructions with the balance to be paid before the application is submitted to the UKVI for consideration.
    Our charges do not include VAT, which we will add to your bill at the prevailing rate which is at 20%.
    Our Fixed fee for immigration cases covers all the work until we receive a written immigration decision for the stage of the immigration application or immigration appeal for which you have instructed us. 
    Please be advised that our fees do not cover the third-party charges e.g., the Home Office UKVI fees for the applications.


What is Included in the Agreed Fixed Fee?

  • Entry Clearance (Out-of-Country) Visa Applications

    Entry Clearance (Out-of-Country) Visa Applications
    If instructed to represent you regarding your application for UK entry clearance, we will carry out all the work on your application until a decision is made by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) on your visa entry clearance application. On average, these types of work take between 6-20 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the case. This will include the following:
    ● Assessing your eligibility for visa entry clearance under Immigration Rules, EEA Regulations, or citizenship laws by considering all your personal circumstances. This on average takes 1-2 hours.● Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your visa entry clearance application which on average takes 1-2 hours.● Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your visa entry clearance application which on average takes 1-2 hours.● Assessing your documents to ensure that the documentary evidence is as per requirements of the Home Office UKVI immigration Rules which on average takes 1-5 hours.● Completing and submitting the online application form to apply for UK entry clearance by gathering all the relevant information from you which on average takes 1-5 hours.● Helping you with paying the visa application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) for the application (where applicable);● (In Spouse Visa Application cases) Where necessary, preparing detailed witness statement of the applicant and/or the sponsor explaining the background of theirrelationship and other relevant factors pertaining to the spouse visa entry clearance application. This on average takes 1-5 hours.● (In Spouse Visa Application cases) Preparing a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your spouse visa entry clearance application which on average takes 1-2 hours.● Uploading online all the relevant supporting documents and scheduling an appointment for submission of passport and enrolment of your biometrics which on average takes 1-5 hours.● Liaising with the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) for a timely decision on your visa entry clearance application.

  • In-country Visa Applications

    For in-country applications, these types of work take between 6-20 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the case. Our fixed fee will include:
    1. Initial Consultation with you and advising you under Immigration Rules, EEA Regulations, or citizenship laws and whether you meet the criteria by considering all your personal circumstances. This on average takes 1-2 hours.2. Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application which on average takes 1-2 hours.3. Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your Visa application. which on average takes 1-2 hours.4. Assessing your documents to ensure that the documentary evidence is as per requirements of the Home Office which on average takes 1-5 hours.5. Completing and submitting the online application form to the Home office by gathering all the relevant information from you - which on average takes 1-5 hours.6. Helping you with paying the visa application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) for the application (where applicable).7. (In Spouse Visa Application cases) Where necessary, preparing detailed witness statement of the applicant and/or the sponsor explaining the background of their relationship and other relevant factors pertaining to the spouse visa renewal application. This on average takes 1-5 hours.8. (In Spouse Visa Application cases) Preparing a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your spouse visa renewal application which on average takes 1-2 hours.9. Uploading online all the relevant supporting documents and scheduling an appointment for submission of passport and enrolment of your biometrics which on average takes 1-5 hours.10. Liaising with the relevant Immigration Department for a timely decision on your visa application. If the Home Office asks you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice, but the fees will not include attending the Interview with you. 11. Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take. 

  • Citizenship & Registration Applications

    As part of our professional legal services in relation to your application for naturalisation as a British Citizen, we will carry out the following immigration casework:
    ● We will assess your eligibility for naturalisation as a British Citizen under the Immigration Rules or eligibility to registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 by considering all the relevant information including your past immigration history which on average takes 1-2 hours.● We will advise you on the chances of success in your application for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act and would draw your attention to any weaknesses in your application which on average takes 1-2 hours● We will advise you on the list of documents to be submitted in support of your application for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 which on average takes 1-5 hours.● We will assess all the supporting documents to ensure that the documents you provide duly satisfy the Home Office UKVI requirements for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 which on average takes 1-5 hours.● We will complete application form online, submit the same online, help you pay the Home Office UKVI fee for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 and schedule your appointment with the UKVCAS appointment centre for enrolment of your biometrics which on average takes 3-5 hours● If necessary, we will prepare a detailed cover letter in support of the application explaining in detail your eligibility for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 by referring to all the relevant information, documents, laws and requirements which on average takes 1-2 hours● We will upload all the supporting documents online to be considered in support of the application including our cover letter prepared to support your application which on average takes 1-5 hours.● We will carry out all the work on your application for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981until a decision is received from the Home Office UKVI on your application.

  • Appeals

    The time taken to prepare an Immigration appeal varies considerably depending on the complexity of a case. The average time required is likely to be in the range of 20 - 40 hours of preparation time. 
    We can agree on a fixed fee for your appeal and our prices range from £ 1500 to £ 5000 depending on the complexity of your case. These figures exclude VAT which is charged at 20%. If you reside outside of the European Union, no VAT is chargeable.
    For the appeal hearing itself, it is our usual practice to instruct high-quality barristers to represent you at the hearing. 
    We work closely with the barrister and in most appeals will arrange a meeting with you and the barrister prior to the hearing (known as a “conference”). We will discuss with you the options and offer you a range of experience and price. 

What is not included in the Agreed Fixed Fee?

  • Disbursements

    Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Home Office fees, Interpreters, Independent reports etc. We will however handle the payments of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. You will be notified of the Disbursement amount well in advance and your agreement will be sought before these disbursements are incurred.

  • NHS Surcharge

    Any NHS Surcharge required for making the application will have to be paid directly by yourself as part of the application process. This will usually be payable as soon as your Application is ready for submission to the Home Office.

  • Interpreter / Translation of Documents Costs

    The number of hours needed for interpreters will vary on the complexities of the case and the number of words when documents are translated. Often clients will bring a friend or another community figure to assist with interpreting. Clients do not always have to use an interpreter of our choosing when providing us with instructions. 
    Interpreters’ fees from £25-£40 per hour excluding VAT which is charged at 20%. Most kinds of applications will normally require between 2 - 10 hours of client contact with an interpreter, depending on the complexity of your case.
    For Document translation, the fees range from £95 - £120 (per 1000 words) excluding VAT which is charged at 20 %.

  • Independent Experts

    Independent expert reports e.g. medical experts are not required in many cases: we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary in your case and the disbursement to be incurred will be agreed with you in advance of us instructing expert on your behalf.

  • Travel Disbursements

    If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

  • Home Office Fees

    Any Home Office fees for making the application will have to be paid to the Home Office directly as part of the application process by you. This will usually be payable as soon as your Application is ready for submission to the Home Office.

  • Counsel Fees

    In Appeal Cases, counsel fees are not included in the Fixed Fees. Counsel fees will be agreed with you in advance before counsel is instructed on your behalf. Costs for the barristers are likely to be in the range of £700 - £2,500 plus VAT if payable.

  • Appeal

    Where the Home Office refuse your application, only initial advice in relation to any potential appeal will be included in the Agreed Fixed Fees. Any further work in relation to submitting an Appeal to the Immigration Tribunal will attract a separate fee.

  • VAT

    You are not liable for VAT if you have no permission to live in the UK, if you are a visitor or if you are making an application from abroad for entry clearance. Therefore, our prices sometimes include VAT and sometimes do not, depending on your personal circumstances and the nature of the application.

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 these types 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.

Who will work on my case?

All Immigration casework is carried out by our Solicitor & Director, Mr. Kishan Soburrun. He is a solicitor with over 10 years post-qualification experience and his expertise range from all types of immigration applications based on human rights, all types of entry clearance applications, family visa applications and renewals, long residence, European applications, and also appeals at the First Tier Tribunal. Kishan is a member of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme since 2011 and has extensive experience in assisting vulnerable applicants with mental health issues or other disabilities in immigration matters. Kishan strives to provide a comprehensive and satisfactory service to all his immigration clients as evidenced by a large number of satisfied client reviews on our website.

Fixed Fees Schedule (Excluding VAT)

Free Initial Consultation 

We offer a free 20-minute no-obligation initial consultation for all cases. This is to assess your case, provide you with pre-liminary advice and quote a fixed fee for your case. We can offer the consultation over video call, telephone, or in-person. If you wish to book your free consultation, please make contact with us and a convenient slot will be arranged.

Entry Clearance Applications 

  • Spouse Application

    £1000 - £1500

  • Unmarried Partner

    £1000 - £1500

  • Fiancé

    £1000 - £1500

  • Same sex relationship

    £1000 - £1500

  • Short term/ Visitor's visas

    £950 - £1200

  • Tier 4 Student

    £900 - £1200

EU Settlement Scheme

  • Family Permit Application

    £800 - £1000

  • Settled Status Under the EU Settlement Scheme

    £500 - £700

  • Pre-Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme

    £500 - £700

  • Retaining Right of Residence for EEA family Members

    £800 - £1000

  • Residence Card as an Extended Family Member of an EEA

    £800 - £1000

Naturalisation (British Citizenship)

  • Adult

    £800 - £1000

  • Child

    £800 - £1000

Registration under the British Nationality Act 1981  

  • Adult

    £800 - £1000

  • Child

    £800 - £1000

Visa Extension Applications 

  • Spouse

    £1200 - £1500

  • Unmarried Partner

    £1200 - £ 1500

  • Fiancé

    £1200 - £ 1500

  • Same sex relationships

    £1200 - £1500

  • Visitors’ visas (Exceptional Cases only)

    £950 - £1200

  • Tier 4 General/Child Student

    £1200 - £ 1500

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Settlement Applications

  • Spouse

    £1500 - £1700

  • Unmarried Partner

    £1500 - £1700

  • Same sex relationships

    £1500 - £1700

  • Rights of Access to a child in the UK

    £1500 - £1700

  • Private Life

    £1500 - £1700

  • Family Life as Parent

    £1500 - £1700

  • Family Life as Partner

    £1500 - £1700

  • Rights to Access to a child in the UK (Settlement)

    £1500 - £1700

Private Life Applications

  • 20 Years Long Residence Applications

    £1800 - £2500

  • 10 Year Long Residence Applications in the UK

    £1000 - £1500

  • Applications based on Being Over 18, Under 25

    £1000 - £1500

  • 7 Years Child Residence Applications

    £1500 - £1700

  • Family life as parent

    £1500 - £1700

  • Family life as partner

    £1500 - £1700

  • Compassionate circumstances

    £1500 - £2000

Other Immigration Applications

  • Application for No Time Limit BRP

    £500

  • Subject Access Request to Home Office

    £500

  • BRP Replacement Application

    £500

Immigration Appeal

  • Lodging grounds of appeal

    from £400 - £1000

  • Preparation of case

    from £1500 - £5000

Entry Clearance Applications 

Spouse Application

£1000 - £1500

Unmarried Partner

£1000 - £1500

Fiancé

£1000 - £1500

Same sex relationship

£1000 - £1500

Short term/ Visitor's visas

£1000 - £1500

Tier 4 Student

£1000 - £1500

Registration under the British Nationality Act 1981

Family Permit Application

£800 - £1000

Settled Status Under the EU Settlement Scheme

£500 - £700

Pre-Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme

£500 - £700

Retaining Right of Residence for EEA family Members

£800 - £1000

Residence Card as an Extended Family Member of an EEA

£800 - £1000

Naturalisation (British Citizenship)

Adult

£800 - £1000

Child

£800 - £1000

Visa Extension Applications

Spouse

£1200 - £1500

Unmarried Partner

£1200 - £1500

Fiancé

£1200 - £1500

Same sex relationships

£1200 - £1500

Visitors’ visas (Exceptional Cases only)

£1200 - £1500

Tier 4 General/Child Student

£1200 - £1500

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Settlement Applications

Spouse

£1500 - £1700

Unmarried Partner

£1500 - £1700

Same sex relationships

£1500 - £1700

Rights of Access to a child in the UK

£1500 - £1700

Private Life

£1500 - £1700

Family Life as Parent

£1500 - £1700

Family Life as Partner

£1500 - £1700

Rights to Access to a child in the UK (Settlement)

£1500 - £1700

Private Life Applications

20 Years Long Residence Applications

£1800 - £2500

10 Year Long Residence Applications in the UK

£1000 - £1500

Applications based on Being Over 18, Under 25

£1000 - £1500

7 Years Child Residence Applications

£1500 - £1700

Family Life as Parent

£1500 - £1700

Family Life as Partner

£1500 - £1700

Compassionate circumstances

£1500 - £2000

Other Immigration Applications

Application for No Time Limit BRP

£500

Subject Access Request to Home Office

£500

Subject Access Request to Home Office

£500

Immigration Appeal

Lodging grounds of appeal

from £400 - £1000

Preparation of case

from £1500 - £5000