Immigration Fees

In line with the transparency rules laid down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bhogal & Co. Solicitors have a transparent solicitor fee structure for legal advice, applications, court work, UK visa services and sponsor management. We offer a range of service options to suit your needs, with the aim of helping the public make informed choices about who to instruct.

The priced listed below are for guidance only. We will give you an accurate quote reflecting the complexity and urgency of your case in advance of any work undertaken.

All Prices are subject to VAT @ 20%

If you decide to instruct us, we will request a payment on account of the legal costs we have estimated. Typically, this is between £500 and £1000 excluding vat.

In our Client Care Letter, which you will receive at the start of your case, we publish hourly fee rates for our professional staff; however, when quoting for work, we normally provide a range of potential fees to cover all work on your application.

In our Client Care Letter, you will be refered to our terms of business.

We adopt a collegiate approach to our work, which means that lawyers of varying experience, from paralegals to qualified solicitors, may work on your case at different times. We will make clear in our client engagement letter who is responsible for your file, and we will name the remaining members of the team whom you can expect to know about the progress of your case.

What services are included?

  • 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
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria
  • if you do not fulfill certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided
  • 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
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees, interpreter fees, medical and other expert reports. We will always provide you with a quote for such services before incurring costs on your behalf.

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.

Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal

Initial Consultation

Sit down with an immigration consultant who will review your circumstances in detail, give you an understanding of your options and relevant requirements and work out the best immigration strategy for you.

Initial Consultation by appointment Fees
30 minutes £50
1 hour £80

After the initial consultation, we will charge you either a fixed fee or a hourly rate fee depending on what you have agreed with us.

Document checking service

Avoid costly mistakes by having your application reviewed by an experienced caseworker to ensure it meets all relevant requirements before submitting it for scrutiny to the Home Office. Our checking service includes:

– Review of the relevant application form

– Vetting of your supporting evidence to ensure you have provided all the mandatory documents in the correct format

– Detailed written advice on any corrections which need to be made and actionable recommendations on how the application can be strengthened.

Type of application Fees starting from
Points-based system £600
Spouse visa/ extension 5-year route £750
Indefinite leave to remain £800
British citizenship (naturalisation) £600
British citizenship (child registration) £500
Permanent residence under the EEA Regulations £600

Full Representation

Benefit from our full services package which covers all work from instruction to decision. In addition to document checking as above, our service includes:

–  Ongoing supporting with documents – we will work with you to make sure these are in order and help you draft any statements and letters of support.

–  Full legal representations to the caseworker who will be assessing your application.

–  Ongoing communication with the Home Office until your application is decided.

Type of application Fees starting from
Scanning and photo copies of documents in respect of applications £100
Attending Home Office appointments for your visa application £800
Stateless Person’s Applications £1200
Submitting Human Rights application  £1500
Points-based system sponsored employment (Tier 2 General/Tier 2 ICT) £1500
Points-based system temporary worker
(Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme/ Government Authorised Exchange/ Charity Worker)
£1000
Points-based system student visa (Tier 4 General/ Tier 4 Child) £1250
Spouse visa/ extension 5-year route £1800
Spouse visa/ extension 10-year route £2500
Indefinite leave to remain £2000
British citizenship (naturalisation) £800
British citizenship (child registration) £800
Permanent residence under the EEA Regulations £1250
European Settled Status £600

Court Work

Type of Service Fees starting from
Bail applications to the First Tier Tribunal £950
Representation at bail hearings £950
Lodging grounds of appeal to the First Tier Tribunal £850
Representation at Case Management Review Hearings £600
Taking your statements and preparation for hearing £1000
Court representation in the First Tier Tribunal £1250
Applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal £1150
Representation in the Upper Tribunal £1400
Paper appeals to FTT £1500
Judicial Review Application  £2500

Further work may be required between lodging the grounds of appeal and the appeal hearing, such as gathering evidence, finding and instructing appropriate experts, negotiating with the Home Office, conferences with witnesses, drafting witness statements etc. Clients are advised in advance of the type of work required and the fees involved.

Additional charges may apply for travel time and waiting at the tribunal at the rate of £60 per hour. Travel expenses are not included for out of Birmingham venues.

Please note any court work undertaken does not include the Barristers fee.

For Employers

Type of Service Fees starting from
Applications for sponsorship licence £2250
Assisting with resident labour market test £1250
Applications for certificates of sponsorship (restricted) £600
Assigning certificates of sponsorship £250
Sponsor management system based on hourly rate of £225

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.

If you would like information about how we will handle your case, and the fees we charge, please call us on +441215237171