Application for Naturalisation – £500 Asylum, Human Rights, Bail and Deportation cases - £1000-£2000 Judicial Review – £1500-£3000
Citizens of the EU and their dependants can make a variety of applications (such as residence card as a family member of EEA national, retaining rights of residence as a family member after divorce or death, derivative residence card as a primary career, residence card as extended family members, registration certificate as an EEA, permanent residence as an EEA national).
The exact costs will depend on the circumstances in your case such as:
The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
Which language(s) you speak
Whether you are applying with other dependants
There will be an additional charge of a minimum of 50% (per person) where there are dependants/ more than one applicant.
What work is included?
Our agreed fee covers all work relating to your matter including, the work will typically involve:
Taking initial instructions to understand your situation and identifying if you meet the requirements of the relevant immigrations rules and requirements and how you can prove you meet them
Identifying the supporting evidence that is required, considering the evidence you have
If needed advising you to obtain all relevant further evidence such as bank statements, letters from banks, documents from your employer, university or school, charity etc;
Checking the supporting documents for the application/appeal
Preparing the necessary application/appeal forms on your behalf
Preparing grounds of appeal
Preparing representations in support of your application
Sending the application form, representations and support evidence to the Home Office
Where necessary representing you at the tribunal hearings/appeals
Dealing with communication between the Home Office concerning your application/appeal until we receive a written decision in your matter
The costs quoted here do not include:
VAT (where applicable) Any Disbursements Any Home Office fees for making the application. The relevant fee can be checked on the Home Office website because they change from time to time.
Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.
Disbursements (fees and costs in addition to our fees):
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the Home Office fees, medical or other experts' fees / interpreter fees, etc.
Interpreter’s fees at £25.00 to £40.00 per hour. Applications can normally require between 4-8 hours with an interpreter, depending on the complexity of your case.
Translation of any documents that are not in English or expert reports if necessary we will let you know as soon as possible and what the likely costs are.
If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional costs and disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses. The fee quoted above does not cover the costs of attendance at any interview.
How long will my application take?
It is difficult to estimate how long it will take before the Home Office can reach a decision in your matter as this will depend on a case and a caseworker dealing with the application, however they can typically take anything between 3 and 12 months to process an application.
Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case, at which point we may be able to agree a fee with you at a certain (fixed) level for our charges (excluding VAT and disbursements e.g. Home Office fees). Please be advised that we will not issue any refund if you withdraw your instructions
The Hourly Rates charged by us are as follows
Senior Solicitors £250.00 (plus VAT Per hour)
Solicitors £200.00 (plus Vat per hour)
Trainee Solicitors & Paralegals £150 (plus VAT per hour)Read More