immigrant lawyer

SRA Transparency Rules

Adamir Solicitors Ltd is regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The SRA Transparency Rules, require us to disclose service information for certain types of immigration work including the preparation and submission of immigration applications and the provision of advice and representation at the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in relation to appeals against Home Office visa or immigration decisions.

Below, you will find information about the basis on which we charges for immigration work, what work is included under the fixed fee, what is not included in the fixed fee and the experience and qualifications of the person who will be acting for you.

Our Charges

  • We are pleased to offer representation for your immigration matter based on a Fixed fee arrangement, allowing for flexible payment options.
  • By establishing a predetermined fixed fee at the beginning of your case, you will have a clear understanding of the exact cost involved. The Fixed Fee will be determined by:
    1. The level of complexity associated with your case
    2. The volume of supporting evidence that requires evaluation
    3. The language(s) you speak
    4. Whether you are applying together with other dependants.
  • Where a fixed fee has been agreed upon but your matter or transaction remains unresolved due to a lack of instructions from you, or a failure to cooperate on you part, or if you choose to withdraw your instructions, we reserve the right to bill you for the work completed based on our hourly charging basis. In such instances, our charges will be based on Ms Rozyyeva’s hourly rate of £232, excluding VAT.
  • If you are unable to make full payment of our fee upfront, we are willing to accept half of the agreed fee upon initial instructions, with the remaining balance to be paid before the application is submitted to the UKVI for consideration.
  • Please note that our charges do not include VAT, which will be added to your bill at the prevailing rate of 20%.
  • Our Fixed fee for immigration cases encompasses all work conducted until we receive a written immigration decision for the specified stage of your immigration application or appeal, as per your instructions.
  • Kindly be aware that our fees do not cover third-party charges, such as the Home Office UKVI fees for the applications.
  • The following estimates outline the fee range for most standard applications. After conducting an initial assessment of your situation, we will reach agreement on a fixed fee for your application.

Entry Clearance Application

Application Type

Typical Fee Range

Spouse Application

£1,000 – £2,500

Unmarried Partner

£1,000 – £2,000

Fiancé

£1,000 – £2,500

Same sex relationship

£1,000 – £2,500

Short term/ Visitor’s visas

£   800 – £1,500

Tier 4 Student

£1,000 – £1,500

Skilled Workers Visa

£1,000 – £1,500

Child Visa (Family Visa)

£1,000 – £2,500

Parents Visa (Family Visa)

£1,000 – £2,500

Adult Dependent Relatives

£1,000 – £2,500

Registration under the British Nationality Act 1981

Family Permit Application

£800 – £2,000

Settled Status Under the EU Settlement Scheme

£800 – £1,000

Pre-Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme

£800 – £1,000

Retaining Right of Residence for EEA family Members

£1,000 – £1,500

esidence Card as an Extended Family Member of an EEA

£800 – £2,000

Naturalisation (British Citizenship)

Adult

£800 – £1,200

Child

£800 – £1,200

Visa Extension Applications

Spouse

£1,000 – £1,500

Unmarried Partner

£1,000 – £1,500

Fiancé

£1,000 – £1,500

Same sex relationship

£1,000 – £1,500

Visitor’s visas (Exceptional Cases only)

£1,000 – £1,500

Tier 4 General/Child Student

£1,200 – £1,500

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Settlement Applications

Spouse

£1,000 – £2,000

Unmarried Partner

£1,000 – £2,000

Same sex relationship

£1,000 – £2,000

Rights of Access to a child in the UK

£1,000 – £2,000

Private Life

£1,000 – £2,000

Family Life as Parent

£1,000 – £2,000

Family Life as Partner

£1,000 – £2,000

Rights to Access to a child in the UK (Settlement)

£1,000 – £2,000

Private Life Applications

20 Years Long Residence Applications

£1,000 – £1,500

10 Year Long Residence Applications in the UK

£1,000 – £2,000

Applications based on Being Over 18, Under 25

£1,000 – £1,500

7 Years Child Residence Applications

£1,000 – £2,000

Family Life as Parent

£1,000 – £2,500

Family Life as Partner

£1,000 – £2,500

Compassionate Circumstances

£1,000 – £2,500

Immigration Appeal

Lodging Grounds of Appeal

£600 – £1,500

Preparation of Case

£1,500 – £5,000

Other Immigration Applications

Application for No Time Limit BRP

£500

Subject Access Request to the Home Office

£250 – £500

Travel Documents

£500 – £1,000

Entry Clearance (Visa) As A Turkish ECAA Businessperson

£2,000

Switching Into Turkish ECAA Businessperson Category

£2,000

Extension Of Stay As A Turkish ECAA Businessperson

£1,800

ILR As Turkish ECAA Businessperson

£2,000

Dependents of Turkish ECAA Businesspersons

£1,500

Turkish ECAA Workers

£1,400

Dependents of Turkish ECAA Worker

£1,400

Discretionary Leave

£1,750

Bail Application to the Chief Immigration Officer (CIO)

£1,500

Bail Application to the Immigration Judge at Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

£1,500

For any subsequent bail application, if your first bail application to the Immigration Judge has been unsuccessful

£1,500

Revocation Of Deportation Order

£2,500

Sponsor Licence Application

£2,500

Returning Resident Visa UK

£500

TOC Application

£600

NTL Application

£600

Replacement Residence Permits (BRP, NTL)

£500

Asylum

Asylum

£1,500 – £3,500

Divorce Service 

Divorce

£1,000 – £1,500

What is Included in the Agreed Fixed Fee?

For Entry Clearance (Out-of-Country) Visa Applications

Upon receiving your instruction to handle your UK entry clearance application, we will undertake all necessary tasks until a decision is reached by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) regarding your visa application. The average completion time for these cases typically ranges from 6 to 20 hours, depending on the complexity of your situation. Our comprehensive service includes the following:

  • Assessing your eligibility for visa entry clearance under relevant Immigration Rules, EEA Regulations, or citizenship laws, taking into account all pertinent personal circumstances. This assessment generally takes 1-2 hours.
  • Providing guidance on the strengths and weaknesses of your visa entry clearance application, offering insights and recommendations. On average, this consultation lasts 1-2 hours.
  • Advising you on the specific documents required to support your visa entry clearance application, ensuring compliance with Home Office UKVI immigration Rules. Typically, this process takes 1-2 hours.
  • Thoroughly reviewing your documents to ensure they meet the necessary requirements set by the Home Office UKVI. This scrutiny generally takes 1-5 hours.
  • Completing and submitting the online application form for UK entry clearance, gathering all relevant information from you. The average time spent on this task is 1-5 hours.
  • Assisting you with the payment of the visa application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) when applicable.
  • (In Spouse Visa Application cases) If necessary, preparing a comprehensive witness statement from the applicant and/or the sponsor, providing essential background information and relevant factors pertaining to the spouse visa entry clearance application. This preparation typically takes 1-5 hours.
  • (In Spouse Visa Application cases) Crafting a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your spouse visa entry clearance application. On average, this process takes 1-2 hours.
  • Uploading all relevant supporting documents online and scheduling an appointment for passport submission and biometric enrolment. The average time spent on these tasks is 1-5 hours.
  • Engaging in timely communication and coordination with the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) to facilitate a prompt decision on your visa entry clearance application.
In-country Visa Applications
 

For applications made within the country, the completion time for these tasks typically ranges from 6 to 20 hours, depending on the complexity of the case. Our fixed fee encompasses the following services:

  1. Conducting an initial consultation with you, assessing your eligibility under applicable Immigration Rules, EEA Regulations, or citizenship laws, and determining if you meet the criteria based on your personal circumstances. On average, this consultation takes 1-2 hours.
  2. Providing guidance on the strengths and weaknesses of your application. On average, this advisory session lasts 1-2 hours.
  3. Advising you on the necessary supporting documents to be submitted with your Visa application. Typically, this guidance takes 1-2 hours.
  4. Evaluating your documents to ensure compliance with the Home Office’s requirements for documentary evidence. This assessment generally takes 1-5 hours.
  5. Completing and submitting the online application form to the Home Office, collecting all relevant information from you. The average time spent on this task is 1-5 hours.
  6. Assisting you with the payment of the visa application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), if applicable.
  7. (In Spouse Visa Application cases) If required, preparing a comprehensive witness statement from the applicant and/or the sponsor, explaining the background of their relationship and other pertinent factors related to the spouse visa renewal application. On average, this preparation takes 1-5 hours.
  8. (In Spouse Visa Application cases) Crafting a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your spouse visa renewal application. Typically, this process takes 1-2 hours.
  9. Uploading all relevant supporting documents online and scheduling an appointment for passport submission and biometric enrolment. The average time spent on these tasks is 1-5 hours.
  10. Coordinating with the relevant Immigration Department to ensure a timely decision on your visa application. Please note that if the Home Office requires you to attend an interview, our fees do not cover accompanying you to the interview; however, we will provide clear advice in such cases.
  11. Providing advice regarding the outcome of the application and guiding you on any further steps you need to take.

Citizenship & Registration Applications

As part of our professional legal services regarding your application for naturalisation as a British Citizen, we will perform the following immigration casework:

  • Assessing your eligibility for naturalisation as a British Citizen under the Immigration Rules or eligibility for registration under the British Nationality Act 1981. This assessment will consider all relevant information, including your past immigration history. On average, this process takes 1-2 hours.
  • Providing advice on the likelihood of success in your application for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act, and highlighting any potential weaknesses in your application. On average, this advisory session lasts 1-2 hours.
  • Guiding you on the required list of documents to be submitted in support of your application for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981. Typically, this guidance takes 1-5 hours.
  • Assessing all supporting documents to ensure their compliance with the Home Office UKVI requirements for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981. This process generally takes 1-5 hours.
  • Completing the online application form, submitting it electronically, assisting with the payment of the Home Office UKVI fee for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981, and scheduling your appointment with the UKVCAS appointment centre for biometric enrolment. On average, this task requires 3-5 hours.
  • If necessary, preparing a comprehensive cover letter to support your application, detailing your eligibility for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981. This letter will refer to all relevant information, documents, laws, and requirements. Typically, this preparation takes 1-2 hours.
  • Uploading all supporting documents online, including our cover letter prepared to support your application. On average, this task takes 1-5 hours.
  • Handling all aspects of your application for naturalisation as a British Citizen or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 until a decision is received from the Home Office UKVI.

Appeals 

The time required to prepare an Immigration appeal varies significantly depending on the complexity of the case. On average, the preparation time ranges from 20 to 40 hours.

To ensure transparency, we can establish a fixed fee for your appeal, with prices ranging from £1500 to £5000, based on the complexity of your case. Please note that these figures are exclusive of VAT, which is charged at a rate of 20%. If you reside outside of the European Union, no VAT will be applicable.

For the appeal hearing itself, we follow our standard practice of engaging highly skilled barristers to represent you. We maintain close collaboration with the barrister, and for most appeals, we arrange a meeting (referred to as a “conference”) between you and the barrister prior to the hearing. During this conference, we will explore various options and provide you with a selection of barristers based on their experience and pricing.

 

What is not included in the Agreed Fixed Fee?

  • Home Office Fees: You will need to directly pay any applicable Home Office fees as part of the application process. These fees are typically due when your application is ready for submission to the Home Office.
  • Counsel Fees (in Appeal Cases): The Fixed Fees do not cover counsel fees for appeal cases. The fees for barristers, typically ranging from £700 to £2,500 plus VAT if applicable, will be agreed upon in advance before counsel is instructed on your behalf.
  • Appeal: If your application is refused by the Home Office, the Agreed Fixed Fees only cover initial advice regarding a potential appeal. Any further work related to submitting an appeal to the Immigration Tribunal will attract a separate fee.
  • VAT: Depending on your personal circumstances and the nature of the application, VAT may or may not be included in our prices. You are not liable for VAT if you have no permission to live in the UK, if you are a visitor, or if you are applying from abroad for entry clearance.
  • NHS Surcharge: The required NHS Surcharge for your application must be paid directly by you as part of the application process. This payment is typically due when your application is ready for submission to the Home Office.
  • Disbursements: Disbursements refer to costs associated with your case that are payable to third parties, such as Home Office fees, interpreters, or independent reports. We will handle the payment of disbursements on your behalf, but you will be informed of the amount in advance and your agreement will be sought before incurring these costs.
  • Interpreter/Translation of Documents Costs: The fees for interpreters and document translation will vary based on the complexity and word count of the case. You may choose to bring your own interpreter, and interpreter fees range from £25 to £40 per hour (excluding 20% VAT). Document translation fees range from £95 to £120 per 1000 words (excluding 20% VAT).
  • Independent Experts: In certain cases, independent expert reports (e.g., medical experts) may be required. If necessary, we will inform you in advance and agree upon the associated disbursement before instructing an expert on your behalf.
  • Travel Disbursements: If we attend an interview with you, additional disbursements for mileage/travel expenses will apply.

Who will work on my case?

Your case will be handled by Mrs Gulruh ROZYYEVA, our Solicitor & Director, who possesses over 10 years of post-qualification experience in Immigration law. With a broad expertise encompassing various types of immigration applications based on human rights, entry clearance, family visa applications and renewals, long residence, European applications, as well as appeals at the First Tier Tribunal, Gulruh is well-equipped to handle your case. Gulruh is dedicated to delivering a comprehensive and competent service to all her immigration clients, as evidenced by the numerous positive client reviews on our google business page.

How long will my case take?

The processing time for your application by the Home Office cannot be guaranteed. You can refer to the current processing times for more information.

Typically, we aim to submit these types of applications within 4 weeks of receiving your instructions. However, if there is a likelihood of it taking longer than this, we will inform you as soon as possible.

Fixed Fees Schedule (Excluding VAT)

Free Brief Consultation:

For cases that are not complex, we provide a free, no-obligation initial consultation lasting 10 minutes. During this consultation, we will evaluate your case, offer preliminary advice, and provide you with a fixed fee quote tailored to your specific circumstances. You have the option to schedule the consultation in person at Adamir Solicitors Ltd, located at 5 Norman Road, Unit-1, N15 4ND. To book your free consultation, please reach out to us, and we will arrange a convenient time slot for you.