Immigration and Residency
Ever changing immigration rules can prove to be daunting to those applying to enter or remain in the UK. We offer a tailored solution to your immigration and residency issues. This particular type of work is very detailed and time consuming with a burden on the strength of the evidence that you are able to provide to support your application.
We will ensure that you are applying for the correct visa and consider all aspects of the immigration rules so that you can be assured that you will be assisted by a team with practical experience of your type of application. We will speak to you via telephone conference or in person at our office in Inverness and identify the best option and course of action for you to meet the immigration rules and your long term prospects to stay in the UK. We will discuss any potential issues with your application and work with you to ensure that your application has the best possible chance of success. Most applications will be submitted online and applicants will have to attend interviews overseas or at a UKVI office in the UK (depending on the type of application).
Given that it is important that we get a deep understanding of your situation and circumstances most enquiries will start with a telephone meeting with our Principal Solicitor and our Immigration Consultant. These meetings will normally last 1 hour and we will confirm all advice in writing thereafter. The cost of the initial telephone meeting will be £350 plus VAT. Should you wish our firm to proceed to prepare and submit your application to the Home Office then this initial fee will be deducted from our final fee note for the preparation of your application.
Typical charges for Spouse Entry Clearance to the UK would currently attract a Home Office fee of £1,033, Immigration Health Surcharge of £1,560 (30 months), £19.80 fee payable for biometric capture. There may also be additional fees relating to appointments at UKVI centres and options to expedite your application. These prices vary from location to location and should you wish to purchase these additional services then the cost will be communicated to you in advance. All of these charges will be charged back to you as outlays. Our firm’s fee would typically be in the region of £2,500 - £3,000 (plus VAT charged at the rate of 20%) although it should be noted that this is subject to the complexity of the individual matter. We will confirm all costs to you before we begin work on your matter after our initial telephone consultation.
Our firm does not currently offer legal aid for these types of matters.