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Thank you for looking at our services for Immigration. We work with both individuals and businesses on all types of visa applications, as well as naturalisation and all other immigration issues.
Business Immigration law can be particularly complicated with regular changes to take into account, so if you find yourself in the position where you need to deal with any aspect of business immigration law, it is understandable to feel confused and overwhelmed.
Having expert legal assistance from our business immigration lawyers can help clear things up and allow you to quickly and efficiently sort out any issues you are facing regarding a visa or other immigration issues, whether as an employer or as an individual.
Our experienced team have an established reputation and exceptional expertise in dealing with business immigration matters for businesses, individuals and their families. We can assist you with everything from the simplest visa application to handling more complex immigration matters. We aim to provide clear, practical advice tailored to your individual needs, so we can help you achieve your goals as quickly and simply as possible.
We are proud to hold Lexcel Accreditation, issued by the Law Society. This involves the firm undergoing a rigorous audit process which ensures we maintain high levels of client care.
One or more of Gregg Latchams’ business immigration team will work on your application. Our pricing is based on the time spent at the relevant team member’s hourly rates. Our hourly rates in the immigration team vary as follows;
We may in some circumstances agree different hourly rates with you.The fees involved can vary depending on the complexity of the matter. We offer both fixed fees and hourly rates, whereby you will be charged for each hour of work undertaken.
The prices set out below for the various types of application listed are an estimated range of costs for a ‘Standard’ immigration application. A Standard application will normally involve one applicant, with no prior criminal or civil convictions, no adverse immigration history, who meets the eligibility criteria for the immigration route they are applying for, is using a standard (as opposed to priority) processing route, and with an application bundle of no more than 200 pages.
|Visa Route||Average cost range||Likely disbursements|
|Tier 1 – Entrepreneur (initial applicaton)||£3,000 – £5,000 + VAT and disbursements||
|Tier 1 – Entrepreneur (extension application)||£2,000 – £3,000 + VAT and disbursements||
|Tier 1 – Investor Visa (initial application)||£3,000 – £5,000 + VAT and disbursements||
|Tier 1 – Investor Visa (initial application)||£2,000 – £3,000 + VAT and disbursements||
|Tier 1 – Exceptional Talent||£2,000 – £4,000 + VAT and disbursements||
|Business Visitor||£1,000 – £2,000 + VAT and disbursements||
|Indefinite Leave to Remain – 5 year route||£2,000 – £3,000 + VAT and disbursements||
Other disbursements as set out below may be necessary, dependent upon the type of application.
The work will involve:
Our fees do not include the cost of an interpreter as these are difficult to estimate. The range of hours required will usually be between 2 and 15 hours, however, this depends on the complexity of your case and we will need to discuss this with you further.
We would recommend where possible that you bring a friend or trusted community figure to assist you. We will recommend an interpreter for you where required, however if you know of someone you would prefer to use, we can of course accommodate this.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Home Office visa application fees or translation fees – we may handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process, but in some circumstances you may be asked to pay these fees direct.
Likely disbursements may include;
Standard UK VAT will be charged on most disbursements where applicable.
In the event that the issues become more complex and there is likely to be any additional cost, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.
Factors that may lead to an increase in cost include:
The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:
If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable immigration rules, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range.
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.
We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 4-6 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.
Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.
There are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows: