At A Y & J Solicitors, we are committed to providing honest, high-quality service. Therefore, our uk visa fees policy is fair, transparent, and simple to understand.
Our hourly rate for the initial consultation is in the range of GBP 300 + VAT to GBP 500 + VAT, depending on the complexity of the matter. If VAT is applicable, then the initial consultation may cost between GBP 360 to GBP 600.
Generally speaking, initial consultations take up to 60 minutes to complete. At times, it can take more than 60 minutes and may cost more.
The exact cost of the initial consultation would depend on the circumstances in your case.
If you can provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range.
The work involved in the initial consultation includes:
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as interpreters. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Please note, interpreters are not required in many cases we handle. Normally, interpreters’ fees are charged at GBP 100 – 150 per hour (this may or may not exclude VAT). This is in addition to our UK visa fees as set out above. The initial consultation will normally require between 30 minutes to one hour with an interpreter (if applicable), depending on the complexity of your case.
Our hourly rate (standard):
GBP 360 to GBP 600 (includes VAT)
On average, this type of work takes between 5-15 hours to complete. This means for standard work on average costs are between GBP 1800 and GBP 9000 (including VAT). All figures include VAT unless specifically stated otherwise. And for the complex and/or urgent matter, on average costs are between GBP 6000 – GBP 27000.
The exact time spent, and visa fees charged will depend on the circumstances in your case, for example:
Our hourly rate (complex and/or urgent matter): GBP 1200 to GBP 1800 (includes VAT)
If you can provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of the GBP 1800 to GBP 5400 price range.
The work for your immigration application/appeal will involve:
*the number of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing, and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents.
Disbursements are not included in costs set out above.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. All costs quoted below are inclusive of any applicable VAT unless stated otherwise.
The costs quoted here do not include:
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 this type of application within 2-6 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.
Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary, and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate and at times fixed fees (wherever possible) once we have more information about your specific case.
Your case will be handled by one of our trusted advisers. We have a number of qualified lawyers, and an Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) registered adviser on our team, as well as experienced immigration law paralegals. Once we know who will be handling your case, we will introduce you to them and provide you with full details of their background and qualifications. Full details of the experience and qualifications of our team are available on our website including the types of work normally undertaken.
Regardless of who is working on your case, the matter shall be supervised by one of the solicitors (wherever applicable), who include:
A fixed fee arrangement provides certainty of costs.
We believe in offering a Fee Quote that provides our clients with a sense of certainty. That is why, wherever possible, we work on a Fixed Fees basis. You can be certain the amount we quote for the work we do is fixed and transparent. This certainty is invaluable for those with complex immigration cases which may take some time to resolve. Businesses needing to carefully manage their cash-flow and budgets when seeking legal advice on Sponsor Licence matters also appreciate the certainty that their final bill will not increase from the agreed amount.
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When a person takes the time to research the best immigration lawyer, fees are not the only standard by which they make their choice. We know prospective clients check service standards, knowledge, expertise, successful results, reviews from previous clients, and reliability, etc. Many clients instruct us over the phone, relying on a referral from friends or family and their trust in our service. We understand our responsibility to provide quality, accurate legal advice and representation increases in such circumstances. Hence, whether you choose to have a consultation or instruct us on an Agreed Fee basis, or an hourly rate, you can rely on us, to be honest, transparent, and fully approachable regarding all matters relating to fees. We are always available to answer any questions you may have and are committed to providing exceptional legal advice and representation.