Our specialist team of immigration solicitors can advise you on the specific requirements and assist with visa applications for your loved ones.
How We Can Help You
If you are living in the United Kingdom you can apply for your partner or spouse to join you. You need to be earning a certain amount, or have enough savings, in order to bring your partner to the United Kingdom to live. This is called ‘meeting the financial requirement’. You also need to meet other specific requirements set out in 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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