Costs and Service Information

JMW’s specialist immigration team can assist with a wide range of applications and other services. Full details of our fixed fees for these services are set out below. To speak to a solicitor about an immigration matter, get in touch by calling us on 0345 872 6666, or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you. If you’re looking to set up, take over or become actively involved in the running of a UK business, find out how we can help you here.

Prices

Please note that there will be two elements to the prices as set out below:

  1. Fees charged by JMW; and
  2. Fees payable to third parties.

Please ensure that you consider both parts of the price information.

* Value Added Tax (‘VAT’) – please note that VAT will only be payable if the person making the application or appeal has leave to remain in the UK. Otherwise, you will just pay the price quoted in the ‘Legal fee’ column to cover the firm’s fees.

FEES CHARGED BY JMW

Please note that where we state that we are charging on the basis of hourly rates, our hourly rates are set out for each member of our immigration team under the heading ‘Qualification and experience of our team’ below.

Fees charged for consultations

Consultation duration

Legal fee

VAT

(charged at 20%)

Total

Basis of charging

30 minutes (in person or by telephone)

£0

£0

£0

 

1 hour (in person or by telephone)

Partner

£360

£90

£450

 Average fee based on hourly rates

1 hour (in person or by telephone)

Associate

£200

£50

£250

 Average fee based on hourly rates

 

Fees charged for applications

Application type

Legal fee

VAT

(charged at 20%)

Total

Basis of charging

Entry Clearance (outside the UK)

 

Visitor

£750-£3000

£150 - £600

£900 - £3600

Fixed fee range dependent on;

  • Complexity
  • Previous immigration history
  • Urgency of the matter
  • Dependants to be applying as a visitor
  • Establishing reason for visit- e.g. conducting business activity

Fiancée

£1500

£300

£1800

Fixed fee

Spouse – Entry Clearance – Category A

(Salaried)

£1500-2500

£300 - £500

£1800 - £3000

Fixed fee range dependent on financial requirements and complexity matter e.g.

  • Where an individual is relying on salaried employment, careful review of specified evidence is required e.g. review of applicant’s payslips and bank statements to ensure Home Office requirements are met.
  • Varied Income – where the applicant is receiving a varied amount of income per month due to commission or overtime, we would need to ensure they still meet the financial requirement set by the Home Office.

Spouse – Entry Clearance – Category F & G (Self-Employed)

£2000-2500

£400 -  £500

£2400 - £3000

Fixed fee range dependent on how the applicant may meet the financial requirements e.g.

  • Where an individual is relying on a self-employed salary, the specified evidence to support the application is more complex and more documentation is needed to evidence how they meet the requirement.
  • review of documentation in support of finances. Where more complex, a fee at the higher end of the range is likely.

Spouse – Entry Clearance – More complex matters

£2000-2500

£400 -  £500

£2400 - £3000

Fixed fee range dependent on;

  • complexity of the case;
  • complexity and volume of supporting evidence provided.  
  • which financial requirement category the applicant is seeking to fall under.
  • basis of the applicant relationship with the individual that is present and settled in the UK
  • whether there are dependants involved
  • where the applicant does not meet the income threshold
  • unusual accounting periods

Other Family Applications

£1500-2500

£300 - £500

£1800 - £3000

Fixed fee range dependent on circumstances and complexity of the case.

  • e.g. Ancestry cases can be more complex.
  • Complexity and volume of documentation provided to ensure that the client meets the specified Home Office requirements.
  • Where dependants may be included in the application.

Elderly parents visa

£3500

£700.00

£4,200

Fixed fee

Student visa

£600 -1500

£120 - £300

£120 - £1800

Fixed fee range dependent on how the individual intends to satisfy certain Home Office requirements, such as;

  • proving maintenance for themselves during their study.
  • urgency of instructions – dependent on start date of study.
  • complexity and volume of documentation provided in support of application

Home Office Applications (inside the UK)

 

Spouse/ unmarried partner

(Further Leave to Remain)

 £2500

£500

£3000

Fixed fee

Indefinite leave to remain:

 

 

 

 

Indefinite leave to Remain

£1500-2500

£300 - £500

£1800 - £3000

Fixed fee range dependent on complexity of case including:

  • immigration history – dependent on whether the client has exceed the total days of absences allowed during five-year residency  – review of trips taken out of the UK to calculate total number of days
  • dependent on what route the client has completed their five year continuous residency
  • complexity and volume of evidence provided in support of the application

10 year long residency

£2000

£        400.00 *

£2400

Fixed fee

British Citizenship

 

British Citizenship – S 6 (1)

£750.00

£    150.00  *

£900.00

Fixed fee

British Citizenship – S 6 (2)

£750.00

£    150.00  *

£900.00

Fixed fee

Child registration in the UK

£750.00

£    150.00  *

£900.00

Fixed fee

Passport application

£   400 

£ 80.00      

£    480.00

Fixed fee

British Citizenship – Complex Applications e.g. Surrogacy or Tracing Rights to Citizenship

£1250 - £1500

£250 - £300

£1500 - £1800

Fixed fee range will be judged on a case-by case basis, dependent on the complexity of the case;

  • consideration as to what section of the legislation the client may need to submit his/her application to naturalise.
  • surrogacy – review of where the child was born if outside the UK.
  • consideration of who the ‘biological parent’ is – if they are a British citizen.

British Citizenship – Crown Service

£1250-£1500

£250 - £300

£1500 - £1800

Fixed fee range will depend on consideration of complexity and volume of evidence provided in support of the client’s application along with consideration of length of service in the crown service.

European Union (EU)

 

Pre-settled status application

£750.00

£ 150.00  *

£900.00

Fixed fee

Settled Status application

£1250

£250.00*

£1500.00

Fixed fee

 

Sponsor Licence Applications/Management

Sponsor Licence Applications 

£2500 (1-25 employees)

 

£3000-£3500 (25-50 employees)

 

£4000- £5000

(50+ employees

£500

 


£600 - £700

 


£800 - £1000

£3000


 

£3600 - £4200


 

£4800 - £6000

Fixed fee range dependent on size of organisation

 

Higher fees will be considered where the organisation has 50+ employees

Defined Certificates of Sponsorship Representations 

£400.00

£80

£480.00

Fixed fee

Audit Compliance

Half Day Audit - £750 - £1000

 

 

Full day Audit - £1500

 

£150 - £200

 

 

£300

 

£900 - £1200

 

 

£1800

Fixed fee range will be also be dependent on the size of the organisation.

 

Higher fees will be considered where the organisation has 50+ employees

Sponsor Management 

£100-£200 per month  (1-25 employees)

£200-£300 per month (25-50 employees)

£350 per month (50+ employees)

£20 - £40
 

£40 - £60


£70

 

£120 - £240
 

£240 - £360
 

£420

Fixed fee range dependent on size of organisation

 

Right to Work Checks 

£100-£200 per month  (1-25 employees)

£200-£300 per month (25-50 employees)

£350 per month (50+ employees)

£20 - £40
 

£40 - £60


£70

£120 - £240
 

£240 - £360


£420

Fixed fee  range dependent on size of organisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skilled Worker Visas  

Skilled Worker Visa (Initial applications together with Sponsor Licence Application)

£1250-1500

£250 - £300

£1500 - £1800

Fixed fee range dependent on the complexity of the matter:

  • Initial application for Sponsor Licence;
  • Size of Organisation – where the application is for a larger organisation, higher fee will be advised
  • Review of company documents e.g. hierarchy chart for organisation 

Skilled Worker Application:

  •  Liaising with client’s sponsor
  • Assigning Certificate of Sponsorship
  • Length of stay

Skilled Worker Visa (Initial applications together with Sponsor Licence)

£1250-1500

 

£250 - £300

£1500 - £1800

Fixed fee range includes entry clearance applications where additional fees will be  charged for Defined Certificate of Sponsorship application

Dependent on the complexity of the matter:

  • Liaising with client’s sponsor
  • Assigning Certificate of Sponsorship
  • Length of stay

Skilled Worker Initial Application

£750.00

£150.00

£900.00

Fixed fee

Skilled Worker FLR

£750.00

£150.00

£900.00

Fixed fee

Skilled Worker ILR

£1250-1500

£250 - £300

£1500 - £1800

Fee range established on a case-by-case basis

  • Immigration History – dependent on whether the client has exceed the total days of absences allowed during five-year residency  – complexity of the review of trips taken out of the UK to calculate total number of days
  • Documentation  to be provided in support of application – we must review all documentation to ensure it meets the eligibility requirements
  • Stature of Client within a company e.g. director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intra Company Transfer Application

Intra Company Transfer Application

£750-1500

£150 - £300

£900 - £1800

Fixed fee range dependent on the complexity of the matter:

  • Liaising with client’s sponsor
  • Assigning Certificate of Sponsorship
  • Length of stay
  • Review of supporting evidence to be provided 

Intra Company Transfer FLR

£750

£150

£900

Fixed fee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PBS Dependants  

PBS Dependant – Spouse (applying at the same time as main applicant 

£250 -800

£50 - £160

£300 - £960

Fixed fee range dependent on complexity of matter and fees quoted for main applicant;

  • complexity and volume of supporting evidence to be provided
  • length of stay

PBS Dependant – Child (applying at the same time as main applicant)

£250-500

£50 - £100

£300 - £100

Fixed fee range dependent on complexity of matter and fees quoted for main applicant

  • complexity and volume of supporting evidence to be provided
  • length of stay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sole Rep Applications

Sole Rep- Initial Application 

£4000-£15,000

£800 - £3000

£4800 - £18000

Fixed fee range dependent on the complexity of the case and determined on case-by-case basis.

Higher fee range may be dependent

on the casework required to complete instruction

  • urgency of instruction
  • specified evidence provided and the time taken to review all company document provided

Services include:

  • consideration and review of business plan.
  • template affidavits required from parent company and applicant
  • review of employment contracts (UK & Overseas)
  • cover letter
  • completion of application forms.
  • review and advice on supporting documents.
  • assistance with creation of company entity once in UK and referral to suitable accountancy services.
  • referral and assistance with other JMW departments.

Sole Rep – Spouse

£250-800

 

£50 - £160

£300 - £960

Fixed fee range determined on a case-by-case basis and dependent on complexity of matter and fees quoted for main applicant;

  • specified evidence provided in support of application
  • whether the applicant may require help on the setting up UK subsidiary

Sole Rep – Child

£250-800

£50 - £160

£300 - 960

Fixed fee  range determined on a case-by-case basis dependent on complexity of matter and fees quoted for main applicant;

  • Specified evidence provided in support of application

Sole Rep – FLR

£2500

£500

£3000

Fixed fee 

Sole Rep – ILR

£1500-3000

£300 -  £600

£1800 - £3600

Fixed fee  range will be determined on a case-by-case basis

  • Immigration History – dependent on whether the client has exceed the total days of absences allowed during five-year residency  – review of trips taken out of the UK to calculate total number of days.
  • Specified evidence provided

Bank Account Opening

£350-500

£60 - £100

£360 - £600

One-off fee for referral to Barclays bank and fee range to vary based upon hourly rate of lawyer instructed.

Business Plan (Disbursement)

£1500-£3000

£300 -  £600

£1800 - £3600

Fixed fee range dependent on complexity of business plan/idea;

  • Whether the client needs/requires additional assistance with the business plan to ensure it meets the requirements for endorsement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Talent Visa

Stage 1 Endorsement Application  

£1500-5000

 

£300 - £1000

£1800 - £6000

Fixed fee range depends on complexity of case - establishing what category the applicant may qualify for along with the complexity of business plan.

This will include the following services:

  • detailed analysis of client’s circumstances to determine the most suitable category they would qualify under for the Global Talent Visa.
  • advice on the documents required to meet the endorsement criteria.
  • preparation of application ensuring the most relevant 10 supporting documents are provided.
  • template supporting letters.
  • detailed representations.
  • liaising with Endorsement bodies on your behalf.

Stage 2 Visa Application 

£1500-2500

 

£300 - £500

£1800 - £3000

Fixed fee range dependent on;

  • review of supporting evidence
  • urgency of the instruction
  • number of dependants to be included in the application

Tier 1 (Investor) Visa

Tier 1 (Investor) Visa Initial Application

£7500 -25,000

£1500 - £5000

£9000 - £30000

Consideration of where the client’s investment will be placed.

Fixed fee range will depend on;

  • complexity of investment/business plan.
  • funds for investment may be held in different places and complexity of advice required around whether it is suitable to submit to the Home Office.

Tier 1 (Investor) Extension or Switching

£5000-7500

£1000 - £1500

£6000 - £9000

  • Complexity of investment/business plan.
  • funds for investment may be held in different places and complexity of advice required around whether it is suitable to submit to the Home Office.
  • Complexity and volume of all supporting documentation provided.

Tier 1 (Investor ILR)

£5000-£7500

£1000 - £1500

£6000 - £9000

Fee range established on a case-by-case basis;

  • immigration history – dependent on whether the client has exceed the total days of absences allowed during five-year residency  – review of trips taken out of the UK to calculate total number of days
  • documentation  to be provided in support of application – we must review all documentation to ensure it meets the eligibility requirements

Tier 1 (Investor) Dependant

£750-1500

£150 - £300  

£900 - £1800

 

Innovator & Start-Up Visas

Full Service Application (Innovator or Start-up)

Option A: £10,000 (Would include Half Day consultation; templated Business plan; Interview preparation and pitch plus visa application)

Profit Costs- £5000-£6500 

Option B: £12500

 (Would include Half Day consultation; full business plan; Interview preparation and pitch plus visa application)

Profit Costs- £6500

Option C: £15,000 (Would include Full Day consultation; Full business Plan; Interview preparation and pitch and visa application)

Profit Costs- £8000

£2000
 

 

 

 

 

£2500

 

 

 

 

£3000

£12000
 

 

 

 

 

£15000



 

 

 

£18000

PAYABLE IN THREE STAGES: This includes disbursements that would be payable for a Business Plan and to engage with Home Office endorsing bodies - please see below)

Stage One: Business Concept & Synopsis

Full Consultation to determine merits of Innovator Visa and Innovation within Business- Includes Synopsis that would be then be submitted to Home Office Endorsing Bodies

 

£1500- 2500

£300 - £500

£1800 - £3000

Half Day Consultation (3 hours)

Fixed Fee range  for option  A & B

  • Client should have a business concept in mind and have already conducted research, facts and figures.
  • We would work into more detail into the concept to crystallise core elements to meet the criteria.
  • Stress Test of Business Concept and find innovation.
  • Detailed Synopsis.
  • Includes Senior Associate from Aurora (supervised by Partner) and instructing Solicitor from JMW.
  • At the end of this session client will know whether or not their concept would meet approval.
  • If there is an innovative concept we would use the synopsis to gauge interest from Home Office Endorsing Bodies.
  • Advice on the suitable Home Office bodies to pitch your business concept and their specific requirements.
  • If Home Office Endorsing Bodies express interest, we move to Stage 2.

Full Consultation to determine merits of Innovator Visa and Innovation within Business- Includes Synopsis that would be then be submitted to Home Office Endorsing Bodies

 

 

£3500

£700

£4200

 

 

Full Day Consultation (9am to 5pm)

Fixed Feed – Option C

  • Client should have a business concept in mind and have already conducted research, facts and figures.
  • We would work into more detail into the concept to crystallise core elements to meet the criteria.
  • Stress Test of Business Concept and find innovation.
  • Detailed Synopsis.
  • Includes Senior Associate from Aurora (supervised by Partner) and instructing Solicitor from JMW.
  • At the end of this session client will know whether or not their concept would meet approval.
  • If there is an innovative concept we would use the synopsis to gauge interest from Home Office Endorsing Bodies.
  • Advice on the suitable Home Office bodies to pitch your business concept and their specific requirements.
  • If Home Office Endorsing Bodies express interest, we move to Stage 2.

Stage 2 Home Office Endorsement

Home Office Innovator/Start-Up

Endorsement Application

£6000-9000

£1200 -  £1800

£7200 - £10800

Fixed Fee Range based on Options A-C

Continued engagement with Home Office Endorsing Bodies in order to shape business concept before fully presenting the application for Endorsement.

  • Drafting of business plan and drilling out of business idea and financials.
  • Formally presenting application for Home Office endorsement to Endorsing Bodies and obtaining Home Office endorsement.
  • Meetings/communication with Home Office endorsing bodies and completion of application forms for Endorsement.

Fee range dependent on complexity of business plan/idea.

  • Whether dependants will be included with the application

Stage 3 Pitch or Interview

Preparation of Pitch and Creation of Investor Pitch presentation

 

 

 

Fee dependent on what option client choses.

  • Preparation of pitch with client to condense business model into a 15-minute presentation.
  • Creation of an Investor Pitch Presentation underpinned from the Business Plan which can also be used for future investment, VC funding or to Banks.
  • Interview preparation.

Stage 4 Home Office Innovator/Start-Up Visa Application

Home Office Visa Application (Start-Up or Innovator)- As part of the above package

 

£2500.00

£500.00

£3000.00

Fixed Fee

Home Office Visa Applications where client has already received endorsement

 

£1500-3500

£300 - £700

£1800 - £4200

Fixed fee range will vary where there is:|

  • Consideration for whether the client has been endorsed by Home Office approved body – review of documentation in support of application.
  • Review of the applicant’s business plan to ensure that it meets the relevant home office requirements.
  • Dependants to be included on the application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fees charged for Document Checking Service

Upper Limited to be quoted according to complexity of case and number of documents to be reviewed.

Document Checking Service

Partner

£500.00 - £1250

£100.00

£600.00

Fixed Fee range dependent on what application is being submitted and the amount of documents that would be required to review.

Associate

£350.00- £1250

£70.00

£420.00

Fixed Fee range dependent on what application is being submitted and the amount of documents that would be required to review.

 

 

 


 

Fees charged for appeals

Appeal stage

Legal fee
(fee range)

VAT 
(charged at 20%)

Total

Basis of charging

Appeals (Fresh instructions )

£1500-3800

£300 - £760

£1800 - £4560

Fixed fee range dependent on what counsel will be instructed and complexity of case as casework involved in support of application will vary.

Administrative review

£800-2000

£160 - £400

£960 - £2400

Fixed fee range dependent on what counsel will be instructed and complexity of case as casework involved in support of application will vary.

Appeals & Admin Review (continuing instructions)

 

£800- 2500

£160 - £500

£960 - £3000

Fixed fee range dependent on what counsel will be instructed and complexity of case as casework involved in support of application will vary.


FEES PAYABLE TO THIRD PARTIES (‘DISBURSEMENTS’)

Description of Disbursement

Fee

VAT 
(charged at 20%)

Total

Basis of fee quoted

Disbursements for applications:

Application fee payable to the Home Office

The application fee payable to the Home Office which will vary depending on the type of application being submitted. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020 for further details about these fees and to determine the fee that may be applicable to your application.

If you have any trouble locating an applicable fee, please contact us and we will help you to find it.

We will of course also confirm any application fee payable once we have details of your matter.

Disbursements for appeals:

Tribunal fees – first tier

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/court-fees-what-they-are for details on these fees.

Court of Appeal fees

please visit http://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/688199/form-200-eng.pdf for details on these fees.


Work included and key stages

The precise work and stages involved in an immigration application will vary according to the circumstances. However, we have set out the key stages involved in a typical application:

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other applications 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 meet the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how.
  • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided.
  • Where necessary, helping you to 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.
  • If the Home Office asks you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice and discuss the possibility of us attending with you.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

Services excluded  

Our service (for the fees provided) will not include any of the following:

  • Where the Home Office refuses your application, advice, and assistance in relation to any appeal.

Approximate/ average timescales  

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.  Each Home Office visa application has its processing times however these are subject to Home Office delays, we will endeavour to keep you informed as to the status of your visa application.

We will normally aim to submit an application within 2 weeks of you instructing us. Provided that you have been able to provide all of the documentation that we have requested.

Factors that could increase costs

In some circumstances, there may be increased fees to pay to account for additional time, work or skill required to meet your instructions. Examples include:

  • The length of time that an interpreter needs to spend on your case if it is complex.
  • If independent expert reports are needed to support your case e.g. medical reports.
  • If there is an interview with the Home Office and we attend with you, there will be additional charges to cover our travel expenses.

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