We offer a range of different levels of service to suit all budgets. If you are unsure what may suit you then we suggest that you either drop in to our free clinic for a preliminary chat, available Wednesday's from 9-10 am or arrange a no obligation fixed fee consultation for £80 (up to 40 minutes). The clinic is simply intended help provide you with general guidance or help answer any preliminary questions you may have about your status or an application that you may be looking to make. At a fixed fee consultation we will discuss your case in detail with you and advise on the merits of your case both during the meeting and in writing thereafter. You can then decide whether you would benefit from any of our other services.

Details of our fees and the range of services that we offer are given below. We strongly urge you to compare our fees with those of our competitors. You will surprised just how much you can save! Not only are our rates very competitive but all our lawyers are qualified and experienced solicitors who have a reputation for excellence. Your lawyer will retain responsibility for your case from start to finish and you will not be left to deal with a junior paralegal which is what many firms offer.

  • Free Drop in Clinic – Wednesday 9-10am. No prior appointments required. We will discuss your case with you and provide you with necessary guidance and assistance (up to 15 minutes). You can use the drop-in clinic as a preliminary meeting prior to booking a paid appointment. You will be seen on a first come first serve basis.
  • Fixed Fee Consultation £80 inclusive of vat (up to 40 minutes). We will discuss your case in detail with you, advise on merits, the next steps that you should take and the supporting evidence you will require. We will also confirm the advice in writing and provide you with a clear and accurate estimate regarding future costs. This is a one off consultation and does not cover any further work beyond the consultation and the letter of advice.
  • Emergency Consultation £120 inclusive of vat. This will be appropriate where you need a same day or a next day meeting. The level of service will otherwise be the same as above.
  • Checking Service £250 +vat (£300) (up to 90 minutes). If you already know, what application you need to make but want the peace of mind of having your application checked over by an expert before submission, then this service is suitable for you. We are able to offer this checking service for most in-country applications, using the EEA forms, FLR forms, SET forms (excluding PBS cases) or applications for British citizenship. As part of this service we will review the paper application or online application form that you have completed (you must have completed the form already), answer any queries you have regarding the form, review your supporting evidence, advise regarding any additional evidence needed, advise you on the merits of the application and send you a letter of advice. It is very important that you come prepared to fully benefit from this service. No further work will be undertaken after the meeting unless you wish to upgrade to our Full Application Service, details of which are given below. If you upgrade then we will deduct these costs from the cost of the Full service. A prior fixed fee consultation is not necessary before utilising this service. You can book directly for this service or use it after you have had a fixed fee consultation.
  • Full Application Service As part of this service we will fully prepare your case and submit that to the Home Office or British Embassy. We will complete the application form, check your evidence, advise on any additional evidence needed, prepare and submit detailed representations in support of the application and deal with any follow up correspondence from the Home Office until your application is concluded. Our fees for various types of applications and appeals are given in the tables below.

Table of Fees


  Our Fees Visa Fee /
Health Surcharge
Entry clearance as a spouse/ unmarried partner/ fiancé/(cases involving non-complex finances) £900 £1846/£1872
Complex finance cases  (self employed, directors, rental income and reliance on investment savings) £960-£1,500 £1846/£1872
Entry Clearance as a spouse/unmarried partner/fiance where some requirements of the rules are not met £1250-£1800 £1846/£1872
Extension of leave as partner 5 year route (non-complex finances) £900 £1048 / £1560
Extension of leave as a partner 5 year route (complex finances as above) £950-£1,500 £1048 / £1560
Extension 10 year route* £900-£1500 £1048 / £1560
Entry clearance as a parent of a British or settled child £1200-£1500 £1846/£1872
Extension of leave as a parent with custody 5 year route £900 £1048 / £1560
Extension of leave as parent with contact only 5 year route £950 £1048 / £1560
Extension of leave as a parent with contact - 10 year route* £950 -£1500 £1048 / £1560
Parents and child - 7 Year route £1400-£1800 £1048 / £1560
Child 7 year rule / young adult under 25 who has spent half life in the UK (private life) £1000-£1500 £1048 / £1560
Adult dependent relative (entry clearance / in-country) £1,500-£2000 £3250 /£1048+£1560
Child Entry Clearance Appendix FM - no sole responsibility issues - cost dependent on whether parents' fiances are non complex / complex  £900 - £1500 £1846 / £470 per annum
Child entry clearance (sole responsibility) £1200-£1,500 £1846
*Note if you do not have a current visa then the Home Office fee for these applications will be £1258 rather than £1048    

EUSS Applications

Entry Clearance (family permit) for spouse/ civil partner/child of an EEA national - EUSS  £650
Entry clearance (family permit) for other family members ie parent / child over 21 - EUSS  £900
In Country  
EUSS - Pre Settled status / Settled Status for EU national £400 / £450
EUSS Pre Settled status / Settled Status for spouse/child  £400 / £450
EUSS Pre Settled Status for unmarried partner £650 / £650
EUSS other applications - retained rights/ derivative rights/ surinder singh etc £750- £1250
No Home Office fees are payable for these applications  


  Our Fees Home Office Fee
Registration of a child born in UK and based on 10 years residence or based on a parent securing settlement. £600 £1214
Registration of child born in UK and not having a settled parent £900-£1,250 £1214
Registration of child born overseas to a British parent section 3(2) or 3(5) £900 - £1200 £1214
Certificate of entitlement application £750-£1500 £372
Adult Naturalisation - meet all requirements £600 £1580
Cases involving issues regarding character or residence requirements £900-£1500 £1580


  Our Fees Visa Fee /
Health Surcharge
10 year long residence based on leave under the rules throughout £900 £2885
10 Year long residence where part of residence has been under EEA law £900 £2885
20 Year Long residence applications - initial application / further extension applications  £1250 - 1500 / £900 £1048* / £1560
UK ancestry settlement £900 £2885
PBS settlement applications £900 £2885
Spouse settlement - non complex finances £900 £2885
Spouse Settlement complex finances as above £950-£1,500 £2885
Spouse Settlement - Domestic Violence  £1250 - £2000 £2885
*Note if you do not have a current visa then the Home Office fee for these applications will be £1258 rather than £1048    


  Our Fees Visa Fee
General visit visa/Family visit visa £900 - £1500  from £115 


Lodging an initial appeal From £250-£500
Full representation at appeal From £1,250 + Barrister fees
Preparing Administrative Review From £500
PAP letter From £500
Details of the court fees you will incur are given in the Disbursements section below  


  Our Fees Visa Fee /
Health Surcharge
Sponsor Licence Applications from £2000 £536 or £1476*
Skilled Worker from overseas up to 3 years  £900 - £1000 £719 / £624 per annum
Skilled Worker from overseas 3+ years £900 - £1000 £1420 / £624 per annum
Skilled Worker in-country upto 3 years £900 £827 / £624 per annum
Skilled Worker in-country 3 years+ £900 £1500 / £624 per annum
Applying for a biometric card £250-£500 from £19
Applying for a refugee travel document / non refugee £250 £82 /£280
Refugee family reunion application pre flight £500 - £750 £0
Refugee family reunion application post flight £900 -£1500 £1846 / £624 per annum
UK ancestry entry clearance application £900 £637 / £3120
Fee Exemption Application £500 - £600 £0

DISBURSEMENTS (possible costs related to your case payable to third parties)

Home Office fees for visas. These tend to be made up of two parts being the visa fee (click hyperlink for details) and the Immigrations Health Surcharge (IHS) where that is payable. The Current IHS fee is £624 per year of visa granted and £470 per year for children https://www.gov.uk/government / publications/visa-regulations-revised-table
IHS fee £624 per annum / children £470 per annum
Cost of seeking fast track consideration of a family application from overseas £574
Fast track application for in-country applications £1000
Biometric appointment fee – free appointments are normally available but if a quicker appointment is required From £85
Administrative Review fee £80
Judicial Review – Court Issue fee £154
Judicial Review - court fee for renewal of application for permission after refusal on papers  £385*
Judicial Review - court fee if permission granted on papers £770 or £385* if already paid
Court fees for appeal in First Tier Tribunal - Oral hearing / papers appeals £140 / £80
Barristers fees for appeals - depending on complexity of case and location £500 - £3000
Interpreters fee where required £35 per hour
Translations of marriage / birth certs From £35
Independent social worker report £650 - £2500
Psychiatric / Psychological reports £750 -0£2000
Country expert reports £300 - £2000
If your case is likely to require other costs/disbursements then we will advise you of that and confirm the cost to be incurred.

*Where we are unable to provide a fixed fee, our costs will be charged at an hourly rate of £225  (£250 for Judicial review and Court of Appeals work) for solicitors (5 years+ PQE), £200 for junior solictors and £150 for Paralegals. 
*All fees are subject to VAT currently 20%  (where this is applicable) and disbursements.
*Additional fee of £100 where some or all of the supporting documents are to be provided electronically or documents are provided piecemeal

**Fees may vary according to the complexity and urgency of your case

*Additional applicants: Dependant(s) who can be added on the same form £150 each; Dependant(s) requiring separate form(s) 50% of normal fee applicable

**fees may vary according to the complexity of your case. Factors which will affect costs include;- the time required to complete your case, whether you meet the requirements of the rules, whether legal arguments regarding any particular issue needs to be made or whether particular research is necessary, volume of documentation, whether expert evidence, medical reports or social worker reports etc need to be obtained, the urgency with which work needs to be carried out etc.

In terms of the cost information given for appeals this assumes that just one witness statement will be required, no medical or expert evidence will be required and that the case does not raise any complicated issues.

All applications and cases will be different and the information given above regarding costs is based on our experience of dealing with typical cases on a day to day basis. Our sincere aim is to adhere to the typical price information given above. We will of course confirm the likely cost of dealing with your application following the initial consultation when we will have obtained information about your case. Where very occasionally it is necessary to adjust the costs of your case afterwards then we will advise you of this at the earliest possible opportunity with information as to why an adjustment is necessary and warranted.

Our fees do not include any Home Office, Tribunal appeal fees or the cost of obtaining supporting evidence such as medical / expert / social worker reports etc or translation fees. Information regarding those possible costs will be given as and when appropriate. A broad indication of those costs and other fees that you may incur are given in the Disbursements section above. 

Key Stages of applications
Typically, your application will go through the following key stages

  1. You have a consultation and we send you a letter of advice together with details of how to formally instruct us to act on your behalf.
  2. Checking your supporting documents and preparing a draft application form for approval.
  3. Submission of your application by paying the Home Office fees
  4. Arranging your biometrics appointment
  5. Preparing representations to be made in support of the application.
  6. Uploading your documents and representations
  7. Dealing with any correspondence from the UKVI
  8. Informing you of the outcome of your application


The time it takes an application to be prepared and submitted will depend on the type of application, the complexity of the application, the time taken to assemble all the supporting documents, and in some cases the time needed to meet various requirements of the rules. Typically, a free biometrics appointment can be arranged within 4 weeks of submission of the application but a paid UKVI appointment can be arranged earlier if required. The time taken by UKVI to make a decision on an application can vary. The UKVI publish service standards for dealing with various applications which provide an indication of the likely time to be taken to determine applications. The times standards can be seen here https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/customer-service-standards. For certain applications it may be possible to pay an additional fee to the UKVI for quicker determination of your application.  

We have for some time given comprehensive details of our costs on our website, although, the SRA has only made this information compulsory from December 2018.

Not only are our rates highly competitive but all our lawyers are qualified and experienced solicitors who have a reputation for excellence. Your lawyer will retain responsibility for your case from start to finish and you will not be left to deal with a junior paralegal.

Please feel free to compare our prices and the experience of our lawyers with those of other practices. Legal Rights Partnership is the leading specialist immigration practice in the area.