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Our team of experienced immigration solicitors can assist with all types of Leave to Remain applications to the Home Office.


Our Services Include:

Further Leave To Remain Applications

Limited leave to remain requires you to depart the United Kingdom at the end of the specified visa period, or to make a further application to the Home Office, by either applying for an extension of further leave or if appropriate for indefinite leave to remain, to ensure you retain lawful immigration status.

Indefinite Leave To Remain Applications

Indefinite leave to remain is granted to people who have already shown a commitment to the United Kingdom on a temporary visa. You can apply for indefinite leave to remain once you have lived in the United Kingdom for a specified time period according to the visa route you are currently on.

Discretionary Leave to Remain Applications

Discretionary Leave to Remain in the United Kingdom is granted to people who are able to prove to the Home Office that their circumstances are compelling on compassionate grounds or are such that they can be granted leave outside the Immigration Rules.


All our Immigration services are carried out on a private fee basis.   The fees vary depending on the type of instruction, and in the majority of cases, a fixed fee is agreed.  There may be occasions when disbursements are also payable, particularly in appeals, bails and Judicial Review matters in addition to the fees agreed and typically, these will include Counsels fees, Court fees and Home Office fees, expert fees and translation fees.  A court fee of £140.00 is payable to the First-Tier Tribunal when lodging an appeal. Counsel fees for a single appeal hearing will likely be in the region of £800.00 – £1200.00 plus VAT at 20% depending on the complexity of the case. We will inform you if it is likely that a disbursement will apply to your case and will seek your agreement before incurring any disbursement. 

A list of our fixed fees is given on our Immigration Services page. 

VAT at the current rate of 20% is payable for our Immigration services, except for applications where the applicant is a non-UK resident, or does not hold or ever held any UK status previously. For example, there will be no Vat on a spouse visa application as the applicant is not a UK resident. However, if an applicant was granted leave to remain in the UK, but subsequently became an overstayer, VAT would be payable on any further applications.

All Immigration services are carried out by a senior solicitor and include an initial consultation, advice on best options based on individual circumstances, completion of application, submission of documents and communication with the Home Office including advising clients of outcome. It takes on average 4 weeks to submit an application from initial instruction, and the timescale depends on the complexity of the matter. With regard to outcomes of applications, it is difficult to give an exact timescale, but on average decisions from the Home Office take approximately 6- 9 months to receive. However, during COVID times, this timescale is likely to be longer.

Our fees do not include any Home Office application fees, NHS surcharge payments, Biometric booking fees as these are paid by the applicant directly to the Home Office. Our fees do not include VAT, or Disbursements. Further, if the Home Office refuses your application, a separate fee is applicable for advice and assistance in relation to any appeals.



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Sonia, I would like to thank you for the patient and persevering professionalism with which you have handled our case. We were extremely fortunate to have found you as our solicitor. I like the manner with which you clearly outlined our legal case, and how you were always patient, tolerant, and available and ready to address each and every concern we might have.

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Sonia went the extra mile by keeping me up to date with the visa process even on days/hours she was not due to work. Sonia made an extremely daunting process a lot easier to go through. I would highly recommend Sonia Dass to anyone going through any visa/immigration process.



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It was your determination and the content of letters that you wrote that we managed to secure it; and the whole process only took 3 months. You were positive, professional throughout and a joy to work with and I have no hesitation in working with you again should the need arise.

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