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.
The fee information provided is based on our experience and will give you an idea of the likely costs. We charge fixed fees which depend on the type of application that you make. Disbursements are the costs related to your matter that are paid to third parties such as the Home Office fee, which are paid in addition to our legal fees.
How our fixed fees are calculated
The fixed fee we charge will be based on the circumstances in your case, such as:
We will confirm whether VAT (at a rate of 20%) is payable when we are instructed and able to assess if VAT is properly chargeable.
Who will carry out the work
All work will be carried out by a solicitor who is supported by paralegals. The Immigration department is led by Sejal Karavadra. She is a consultant Solicitor- Advocate specialising in immigration, asylum and nationality work. She qualified as a Solicitor in June 2008 and has over 14 years of experience in this area of law and has previously worked for the Home Office. Together with the team, she will be able to guide you through the process and offer you the most effective solutions for your situation.
What services are included
For each type of application the work may involve:
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:
Any additional fees would only be applied after discussing the matter with the client.
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.
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Check the current processing times here and here.
We will normally be able to submit application with 6-8 weeks but can submit application 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.
Please contact us to discuss your case further.