Residence card and citizenship applications fees 2018-12-05T17:11:12+00:00

Information on this firm’s fees for immigration services

We provide services in relation to the following types of immigration applications:

  • Applications to become a British Citizen (known as an application for naturalisation or registration, under the British Nationality Act 1981)
  • Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or Immigration Rules, including applications for permanent residence, residence cards, registration certificates and settlement status.

On average, this type of work usually takes between 4-12 hours of professional legal services time to complete. This time includes:

  • considering documents
  • attending you as the client
  • taking your instructions and providing advice
  • preparing and submitting the application
  • advising you on timelines and the outcome of their application

The practice’s hourly rate for legal services is £250. This means that, on average, the practice’s fees for work on an application will usually range between £1,000 and £3,000. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated (at present, the practice is not registered for VAT purposes and as such VAT is not added to the fees quoted on this web-page).

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case, such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependents.

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Home Office requirement, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range.

Services included in the above fee range

The work will involve:

  • discussing your circumstances in detail and advising on the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the your application and whether you meet the criteria
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how

We expect the above to take between one to two hours’ professional time.

  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate up to one to two hours
  • preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf, which we anticipate will take 2 hours;
  •  giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

Please bear in mind that amount of hours we take is affected by the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents. The above time estimate is based on a standard application without any complicated facts.

Disbursements

Our fees quoted here do not include:

  • The Home Office fees for making your application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. With residence cards and citizenship applications, the Home Office usually specifies 6 months to process the application.

We will normally be able to submit your application within two weeks of you providing us with all the information needed to lodge your application, 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.