Immigration fees

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We offer fixed fees for the full range of personal immigration legal services, including:

  • Proof of residence for EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members (EEA Family Permits, Registration Certificates, Residence Cards, Documents Certifying Permanent Residence, Permanent Residence Cards)
  • Applying for a visa to visit the UK (for tourism, or visiting friends / family)
  • Student (Tier 4) applications
  • Applying for a visa to come to the UK as the parent of a Tier 4 (Child) student
  • Applying for a visa to come to the UK for short-term study
  • Applying for a visa to come to the UK for work experience, as a charity worker or religious worker (Tier 5 Temporary Workers)
  • Applying for a visa to come to the UK for a working holiday worker (Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme)
  • Applying for a visa to come to the UK for skilled work in any of the Tier 2 immigration categories
  • Applying for a visa to come to the UK as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
  • Applying for a visa to come to the UK as a Tier 1 (Investor)
  • Applying for a visa to come to the UK under the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) category
  • Applying for a visa to come to the UK as the spouse of a British citizen or person who is settled in the UK (including fiancé(e)s, civil partners, proposed civil partners and unmarried partners)
  • Applying for a visa for an adult dependant relative
  • Applying for a visa to come to the UK in the UK Ancestry category
  • Applying for indefinite leave to remain in the UK on the basis of long residence
  • Applying to become a British citizen

Please note the fixed fees quoted below are the typical fees we charge for each particular type of application. No two applications are identical and so we may need to revise the fixed fee once we have more information about your specific case. Fixed fees quoted in individual cases might be higher or lower than the fees quoted below. Factors likely to lead to a higher or lower fixed fee in particular cases are set out in relation to each type of application.

 

About Our Fixed Fee Immigration Services

Our approach to pricing

We think it is very important for clients to have choice in terms of how much support they require from us and the costs involved in receiving that support. 

How our fixed fees are calculated

The fixed fee we charge will be based 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
•  the level of support and assistance you require
•  whether there are any complicating factors in your case (such as previous immigration refusals, or you instruct us when your permission to be in the UK is about to expire or has already expired).

Why choose Britton & Time?

Our experienced immigration solicitors can advise you on all immigration categories relating to individual or personal entry clearance applications and applications to remain in the UK. The team comprises lawyers with different specialisms and qualifications to ensure that your needs are met by lawyers with the most appropriate level of experience and expertise. 

We take a team approach so that clients have a dedicated lawyer who will meet them and who is fully involved in every stage of dealing with an application. He or she is supported by paralegals, trainee solicitors and other administrative staff, so there is always cover and a point of contact. All work is supervised by either a partner or senior associate. 

Our specialist immigration lawyers have an average of 14 years’ experience each in dealing with immigration applications, from the straightforward to the highly complex. Please click the link to see a list of those in our Immigration team who can assist you with your personal immigration matters. 

What services are included?

For each type of application the work may involve: 

Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you. 

Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria. 

If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how. 

Considering the supporting evidence you provide. 

Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses. 

Preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf. 

Giving you advice about the outcome of your application and any further steps you need to take.

Rare occasions where additional fees may apply

On some rare occasions we may need to charge an additional fee after starting work on your matter. Circumstances in which this might occur include: 

Where complexities concerning your application which were not disclosed to us at the outset come to light after work has commenced, or you change your mind about the type or nature of application you want to submit. 

There is a significant change in the law or the required application process after work has commenced which means that work either needs to be repeated or significantly more work is required than originally anticipated. 

We need to repeat our advice to you where that advice has already been clearly explained, or you decide that you would like additional meetings (in person or over the telephone) which exceed the number of meetings which would be required for that type of matter. In all cases we will warn you if you are approaching a point at which we feel that additional fees are warranted on the basis of us spending an excessive amount of time on your application. 

The Home Office raise queries regarding your application after it has been submitted which require detailed representations or additional evidence to be submitted. 

Disbursements (not included in fee estimates)

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We sometimes handle the payment of disbursements on clients’ behalf to ensure a smoother process. 

If there is a Home Office interview which we attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our travel expenses. This cost will range from £30 to £80 plus VAT at 20%. 

Independent expert reports e.g. medical experts. These are not required in many cases: we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary. If required, a report form an independent expert costs between £500 and £2,000 plus VAT at 20%. 

Interpreters fees – we rarely use interpreters, but if one is required we will obtain quotes and agree the fees with you in advance. Interpreters fees are likely to be around £50 plus VAT at 20%per hour and around £75 plus VAT at 20% to translate a single page of A4. 

Couriers – for applications made overseas you may need to pay an additional charge for a courier to transport your supporting documents to the decision making centre. Charges for this will vary depending on the courier used, distance the documents are being transported and the size and weight of the package. 

How long will my application take?<br />

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. 

We will normally be able to submit applications within 2-3 weeks of you instructing us, but can submit applications much quicker than this if required. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this or there is any advantage in your application being submitted at a later date.

 

Proof of residence for EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members (EEA Family Permits, Registration Certificates, Residence Cards, Documents Certifying Permanent Residence, Permanent Residence Cards)

£3,400 plus VAT at 20%

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £3,400 plus VAT at 20%. The fees for any additional family members applying at the same time start at £900 plus VAT at 20%.

We also offer a document checking service for applicants applying for EEA documents in the UK (ie not EEA Family Permit applications). The fixed fee for which will typically be £980 plus VAT.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 45%

  • Where the application is for documents following the acquisition of permanent residence particularly if you or your family have had a high number of absences from the UK over the qualifying period, and/or the principle applicant is relying on a period of self-employment to demonstrate the acquisition of permanent residence.
  • The presence of any factors which might call into question the good character of any member of your family.
  • If you or a member of your family have a complicated immigration history.

Scenarios in which we might offer a fixed fee reduced by up to 10%

  • Where you are applying for a Registration Certificate or Residence Card and you can easily produce evidence that you are in employment.
  • An application for documents following the acquisition of permanent residence where you have been employed by a single employer for 5 years.

Applying for a visa to visit the UK (for tourism, or visiting friends / family)

£2,800 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £2,800 plus VAT at 20%, or £2,300 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 45%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • Your income and savings are structured in such a way that demonstrating you have sufficient funds available to you is not straightforward.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 10%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Student (Tier 4) applications

£3,100 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with a visa application to come to the UK as a Tier 4 student (assuming you have already been assigned a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies – “CAS”) is £3,100 plus VAT at 20%, or £2,600 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category (assuming you have already been assigned a CAS) is £2,920 plus VAT at 20%.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 45%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • Your CAS needs to be amended or you need to be assigned a new one.
  • The evidence of your finances that you need to submit with your application is not readily available.
  • You are applying as a Tier 4 (Child) and will be studying at an independent school as a day pupil.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 10%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.
  • You are not required to submit evidence of the finances available to you with your application.

Applying for a visa to come to the UK as the parent of a Tier 4 (Child) student

£3,400 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £3,400 plus VAT at 20%, or £2,830 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category is £3,100 plus VAT at 20%.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 45%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of your finances that you need to submit with your application is not readily available or held across multiple bank accounts.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 10%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Applying for a visa to come to the UK for short-term study

£3,100 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

Meet the team

Find out who will be fighting your corner

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £3,100 plus VAT at 20%, or £2,600 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 45%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of your studies given to you by your UK course provider needs to be amended.
  • The evidence of your finances that you need to submit with your application is not readily available.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 10%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Applying for a visa to come to the UK for work experience, as a charity worker or religious worker (Tier 5 Temporary Workers)

£3,400 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications, assuming that you have already been assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship, is £3,400 plus VAT at 20%.

Applying for a visa to come to the UK for a working holiday worker (Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme)

£2,500 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £2,500 plus VAT at 20%, or £2,500 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 45%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of your finances that you need to submit with your application is not readily available.
  • You are a Hong Kong or Republic of Korea passport holder and need assistance obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 10%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Applying for a visa to come to the UK for skilled work in any of the Tier 2 immigration categories

£3,400 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications, assuming that you have already been assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship, is £3,400 plus VAT at 20%.

Applying for a visa to come to the UK as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

£8,000 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £8,000 plus VAT at 20% or £8,000 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU). If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £900 per family member (plus VAT at 20%, or £900 if you are not required to pay VAT).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The application is for an “Entrepreneurial Team”.
  • The evidence of the finances that you need to submit with your application is not available in the required format.
  • You are relying on funding from a third party.
  • You have not yet prepared your business plan (we do not assist with the preparation of business plans, but can advise on the contents and will review the business plan prepared by you).
  • You need additional assistance preparing for an interview.
  • You will be accompanied by any dependent children who are over the age of 16.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 20%

  • Where your application relies on funds sourced from a UK entrepreneurial seed funding competition endorsed by the Department for International Trade (DIT) then our fixed fee could be as low as £2,100 including VAT at 20%, or £1,750 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).
  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Extension to stay – Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category is £8,000 plus VAT at 20%. If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £900 per family member.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • There are difficulties providing the required evidence that any of the mandatory requirements have been satisfied (particularly, investment of the required funds and job creation).

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 15%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Applying for a visa to come to the UK as a Tier 1 (Investor)

£9,000 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

Meet the team

Find out who will be fighting your corner

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £9,000 plus VAT at 20% or £9,000 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU). If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £900 per family member (plus VAT at 20%, or £900 if you are not required to pay VAT).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 45%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of the finances that you need to submit with your application is not available in the required format.
  • You need additional assistance preparing for an interview.
  • You will be accompanied by any dependent children who are over the age of 16.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 10%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Extension of stay – Tier 1 (investor)

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category is £9,200 plus VAT at 20%. If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £900 per family member.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of your investment portfolio is complicated and needs to be amended.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 10%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.
  • Your investment portfolio clearly demonstrates that the requirements have been satisfied throughout the relevant qualifying period.

Applying for a visa to come to the UK under the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) category

£9,000 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

Meet the team

Find out who will be fighting your corner

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £9,000 plus VAT at 20% or £9,000 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU). If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £900 per family member (plus VAT at 20%, or £900 if you are not required to pay VAT).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • You require our assistance in approaching the relevant bodies for references and other evidence that you meet the relevant criteria.
  • You will be accompanied by any dependent children who are over the age of 16.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 10%

  • You are applying after accepting an offer of a role as a Professor, Associate Professor or Reader at a UK Higher Education Institution (or an equivalent position at a research institute, such as Senior Group Leader).
  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Extension of stay – Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category is £9,500 plus VAT at 20%. If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £950 per family member.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 55%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 10%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.
  • You are applying for an extension having previously been granted a visa or leave to remain in this category and your endorsement has not been withdrawn.

Applying for a visa to come to the UK as the spouse of a British citizen or person who is settled in the UK (including fiancé(e)s, civil partners, proposed civil partners and unmarried partners

£4,400 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £4,400 plus VAT at 20% or £4,400 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU). If any children will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £950 per family member (plus VAT at 20%, or £900 if you are not required to pay VAT).

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for an extension of stay in this category is £9,000 plus VAT at 20%. If any family members will be accompanying you our fixed fee will be increased by an additional £950 per family member.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 50%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of the finances you will be relying on derive from self-employment or employment income from a business that you or a close relative have significant ownership in.
  • You are applying as an unmarried partner.
  • You need additional assistance arranging to take an approved English language test.
  • You have not yet prepared your business plan (we do not assist with the preparation of business plans, but can advise on the contents and will review the business plan prepared by you).
  • As evidence of your English language ability you will be relying on a degree that was taught in English but from an overseas university.
  • You need additional assistance preparing for an interview.
  • You will be accompanied by any dependent children who are over the age of 16.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 10%

  • You do not need to provide evidence of your English language ability.
  • You are able to satisfy the financial requirement on the basis of cash savings or easily demonstrated employment income.
  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Applying for a visa for an adult dependant relative

£9,900 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with an application for a visa to come to the UK or an extension of stay in this category is £9,900 plus VAT at 20% or £9,900 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Applying for a visa to come to the UK in the UK Ancestry category

£2,500 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

Meet the team

Find out who will be fighting your corner

Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £2,500 plus VAT at 20%, or £2,500 if you are not required to pay VAT (eg if you are resident outside of the EU).

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 55%

  • You have a complicated immigration or criminal history.
  • The evidence of your finances that you need to submit with your application is not readily available.
  • You need assistance obtaining replacement birth or marriage certificates for you or any of your relatives.

Factors which might decrease the fixed fee by up to 15%

  • You have already prepared the application form and required supporting documents.

Applying for indefinite leave to remain in the UK on the basis of long residence

£3,400 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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2-3 weeks

Average time to submit an application

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Our typical fixed fee for assisting with these applications is £3,400 plus VAT at 20%.

We also offer a document checking service, the fixed fee for which will typically be £1,580 plus VAT at 20%.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 55%

  • A high number of absences from the UK over the qualifying period.
  • The presence of any factors which might call into question the good character of any of the applicants.
  • You have a complicated immigration history.
  • You are using our document checking service and need additional advice in the course of preparing your application or significant changes are required to your documents and/or application form.

Applying to become a British citizen

£2,920 plus VAT at 20% (if applicable)

The fixed fee charged is based on the circumstances of your case

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Our fixed fees for assisting with citizenship applications for a single applicant start at £2,920 plus VAT at 20%.

The fees for assisting a couple start at £3,400 plus VAT at 20%. The fees for any additional family members applying at the same time start at £900 plus VAT at 20%.

We also offer a document checking service, the fixed fee for which will typically be £780 including VAT at 20% and the fees for any additional family members applying at the same time will be £900 plus VAT at 20% per person.

Factors which might increase the fixed fee by up to 55%

  • A high number of absences from the UK over the qualifying period.
  • The presence of any factors which might call into question the good character of any of the applicants.
  • You have a complicated immigration history.
  • You are using our document checking service and need additional advice in the course of preparing your application or significant changes are required to your documents and/or application form(s).

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