Immigration Work & Our Fees

Immigration Work

Immigration Casework at this firm is dealt with by Mr Ghulam Mohammed, a Senior Solicitor with over 40 years’ experience dealing with Immigration Cases. The Solicitor is qualified in England and holds a Law Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Universities in England; and has worked as a Legal Caseworker in Immigration matters for 20 years and a further 21 years after qualification as a solicitor,

The range of services that the Immigration department provide are available at fixed fees or by hourly rate, and this would depend upon individual circumstances and the nature/complexity of every case. A breakdown of our fees for Immigration and Asylum matters are all available on this page. If you have any queries about any of our fees, please do not hesitate to call us on +44 (01484) 542754 to speak to a member of our team.

Fixed fees

Applications under the Immigration Rules, including:

Hourly rate: Other applications for leave to remain

Our current hourly rate is £150.00 (Immigration Cases)
On average, this type of Application takes between 4 – 5 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £600.00 and £750.00

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.

All of the above fees exclude VAT (Value Added Tax) and disbursements, including Interpreters’ fees; but please note that this firm is not registered for VAT and therefore VAT is not charged on our fees but disbursements or expenses on your case may attract VAT.

The above fees include the following:

The above fees specifically do not include dealing with any appeals against refusals of any applications by the immigration authorities.

There are several other factors which may affect the cost of an immigration matter such as the ones listed below.   If we believe that any of these factors may affect your case these will be discussed with you in advanced:


Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Disbursements are not included in the costs set out above and be provided, where necessary on a case by case basis.

Value Added Tax (VAT) where appropriate is currently charged at 20% of the total cost of the disbursement or expense. That is 20% of the total cost of the disbursement is added onto the fee charged. For example, if the cost of a Medical Report is £400 the VAT at 20% would be £80 and therefore the total cost payable would be £480.

The above costs also do not include:

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. There are considerable delays with the Home Office at present as a result of a backlog of cases caused by lockdowns caused by the Covid Pandemic and the ‘work from home’ arrangements with Home Office staff. There may be other factors which have not been made public. However, cases are taking longer than 6 months to resolve and some complicated cases can take several years to be concluded.

These delays are with the Home Office or Immigration Authorities. We will endeavour to deal with your matter expeditiously to minimise delays.

Read the current processing times.

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within a week of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. But please note that submission of your application within a week of you instructing us will depend on you being able to provide the required documentation and information within a week.

Therefore, we would advise that you provide instructions and the required documents or information well before the expiry of your Residence Permit; or in the case of an Appeal against a refusal of Residence Permit or Entry Visa (Entry Clearance) immediately or within 24 hours of you receiving the Notice Of Refusal, as there are strict time limits on lodging an appeal against the refusal to the independent immigration appellate authorities set up for the purpose of challenging refusals by the immigration authorities.

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.