Immigration – Asylum

We also undertake Asylum applications, Human Rights applications, Extradition and Sanctions work. We are also instructed in highly specialized applications which often fall outside of the Immigration Rules, and we are not able to provide those costs in a guide such as this.

Estimates and Quotations

Depending on the type of application and the client’s circumstances we may offer a fixed fee or an hourly-rated quotation for our costs. The information below relates to both these circumstances.

We do offer fixed fees for the majority of the work that we provide, and these are indicated as such in this guide. A fixed fee is an agreed fee, which will not be varied up or down, and is not dependent on the application being successful. As set out above, any disbursements or expenses (costs that we incur on your behalf or for the purposes of carrying out our work) are payable in addition to our fees. In the event of your instructions being withdrawn prior to the submission of the application, the fixed fee, together with any disbursements and expenses, will remain payable in full.

We also work on hourly rates. Depending on the work you instruct us to do we may charge by the hour. The rate that we charge, or bill, per hour is dependent on the seniority and expertise of the person undertaking the work. It may be cost effective to have a range of people on differing rates working on your matter, having more junior people doing the basic, routine work and a more qualified person making the strategic decisions and overseeing the work of the juniors. Below is a guide to the hourly rates we charge for people of differing seniority and expertise.

Price List – Hourly

Person Hourly rate (including VAT)
Sushil Gaikwad £285.00
Radhika Bansal £185.00
Paralegals £100 – £120

At the start of each instruction, we will provide an estimate of how many hours we expect to spend working on your matter and we will give you an estimation of the cost. It is always difficult to accurately gauge the costs of a case where we charge by the hour as this can vary depending on new information, underlining issues, complexity of the matter etc. In these cases, we will try to provide you with estimates for each stage. Where we provide an indicative fee range or estimate, it operates as a guide and not a cap. Estimates will be based on a number of assumptions and if we encounter unforeseen work or complexity this may cause our fees to increase above any fee range or estimate provided. You must not consider them to be maximum or fixed-fee quotations.

We will give you the best information we can about the likely overall cost of the matter at the outset and at other appropriate times. We will always inform you of who will be working on your case and their hourly rate. Please note, we record and charge for our time in 6-minute increments.


Factors which could increase the overall cost of your case.

This applies where a fixed fee is quoted or where the amount charged is based on the hourly rates of the people doing the work for a standard application. Some examples are:

Disbursement/Service Amount

Unexpected circumstances in your immigration history, personal circumstances, or financial status which we were not aware of at the outset

Delays in obtaining information requested

Information provided being inaccurate, out of date, inadequate or requiring translation

Or where there are short deadlines.


More complex applications may attract higher fees, and we will always advise you on this.

Key Stages and Timescales

Key Stage Typical Timeline (Weeks)

We have set out this guide as simply as possible, explaining the applications with as little legal jargon as possible, but still retaining the descriptions of the applications used by the Home Office for ease of reference. Please note that you must always seek legal advice to determine whether or not you are eligible to make an application in any of the categories set out below.

Type of Case Fee (including VAT)
Initial Consultation £50.00 for 30 minutes
Investor Applications
Tier 1 (Investor) – Entry Clearance £10,000 – £15,000
Tier 1 (Investor) – In-Country Switch £5,000 – £10,000
Tier 1 (Investor) – Extension £2,500 – £3,000
Tier 1 (Investor) – Indefinite Leave to Remain £3,500 – £5,500
Innovator Applications
Entry Clearance £6,500 – £7,500
Start-up £3,000 – £5,000
Entrepreneur Applications
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – In-Country Switch £2,000 – £4,000
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – Extension £2,000 – £4,000
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – Indefinite Leave to Remain £2,000 – £4,000
Entrepreneur applications for Graduates
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) £2,000
Students – over 16 years old
Tier 4 (General) Student £500 – £1,500
Students – aged between 4 – 17 years old
Tier 4 (Child) Student – Entry Clearance £1,200 – £2,000
Tier 4 (Child) Student – In-Country Switch £1,200 – £2,000
Tier 4 (Child) Student – Extension £1,200 – £2,000
Parent of a Child at School £1,200 – £2,000
Individuals from Participating Countries
Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Entry Clearance £1,000 – £1,800
Family members of applicants under the Points-Based-System
PBS Dependent Entry Clearance
First dependent £500
Each additional dependent £100
PBS Dependant In-Country Switch £100
PBS Dependant Extension £100
PBS Dependant Indefinite Leave to Remain £700+ – dependent
on complexity
Adult who is cared for by a relative in the UK
Adult Dependant Relative – Discretionary £4,000
Replace your visa with a BRP – Indefinite Leave
No Time Limit Application £300 – £500
Replace your visa with a BRP – Limited Leave
Transfer of Conditions £300 – £500
BRP is lost or stolen
BRP Replacement £300 – £500
Visiting the UK
Visit Visa £650 – £1,000
Visit Visa Complex £1,000 – £2,000
Residing in UK as EEA national or family member of EEA national
EU Pre Settled Status £500 – £800
EU Settled Status £1,000 – £1,500
EU Complex Cases £3,000 – £4,000
EEA Family Permit

£1,500 – £2,500

£3,000-£4,000 (complex)

EEA Registration Certificate

£1,500- £2,000

£3,000-£4,000 (complex)

EEA Residence Card

£1,500 – £2,500

£3,000-£4,000 (complex)

EEA Permanent Residence (PR)

£1,500 – £2,500

£3,000-£4,000 (complex)

EEA PR + Nationality + Passport £3,000
Becoming a British Citizen
Naturalise as British Citizen 6(1) £400 – £800
Naturalise as British Citizen 6(2) £400 – £800
Nationality plus passport £500- £900
Discretionary Nationality Hourly-rated
Register a Child as a British Citizen £1,200- £2,000
Family members of British Citizens
Entry Clearance £1,500 – £3,000
In Country Switch £1,500 – £3,000
Extension £1,500 – £3,000
Indefinite Leave to Remain (settlement) £1,500 – £3,000
First British Passport Application £500
Discretionary Passport Hourly rated
Working in the UK
Tier 2 (General)
Tier 2 (General) Entry Clearance £2,000 – £3,500
Tier 2 (General) Leave to Remain £1,500 – £2,500
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrant
Tier 2 (ICT) Entry Clearance £2,000 – £3,000
Tier 2 (ICT) Leave to Remain £1,500 – £2,500
Tier 2 Indefinite Leave to Remain £1,500 – £3,000
Tier 5 (GAE) £1,000 – £1,800
Sole Representative £3,000
Response to Illegal worker notice Hourly-rated
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) £3,000


Our Professionals

Sushil Gaikwad

Solicitor – B.Sc., L.L.B.

Areas of Law Practiced Time Spent Experience
General Practice 100 TBC