Our Pricing

We at Vestra Lawyers are transparent about pricing* so as to ensure you are in control over the costs at all times.

Most of our clients will be offered an agreed fee with us to cover all standard steps necessary in preparing their applications.

Agreed fees may vary depending on the complexity of the matter. As a guideline we tend to agree the following range of fees for a variety of Immigration matter types:

Matter type Agreed fees Disbursements What the work typically includes
Adoptions Cases £2,500.00 to £10,000.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,523.00 which is the Home Office fee.
£600.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Adult Dependant Relative £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£3,250.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£1,000.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Child Dependant £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,523.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£600.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Domestic Violence £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£2,389.00 which is the Home Office fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Fiance(e)/Proposed Civil or Unmarried Partner/Spouse/ Visas Civil partner visas £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,523.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£600.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment payable only for an unmarried partner/spouse visa.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Further Leave to Remain applications (spouse extension/unmarried partner extension/ discretionary leave to remain extension) £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,523.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£600.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Human Rights applications based on Private and Family life (Discretionary Leave to Remain) £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,033.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£600.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Long Residence £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£2,389.00 which is the Home Office fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Civil Penalties £1,800.00 to £10,000.00 – these fees can vary depending on what stage your case has reached. For example, if you are required to object a penalty versus having to issue court proceedings. Please call us for a more specific costs break down.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£154.00 – if you have to issue Court proceedings.

£450.00 upwards – if we have to instruct a barrister to attend Court – the exact cost would be discussed with you in advance.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Issuing Court proceedings (if required and agreed in advance);
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the case;
  • Advising on the outcome of the case.
Domestic Worker £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£516.00 which is the Home Office fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Points Based System Dependant £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£704.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£200.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Sponsor Licence Applications £1,800.00 to £5,000.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or your immigration history is adverse/precarious.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£536.00 which is the Home Office fee for a small company and £1,476.00 for a large company.

Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) for a small company £364.00 for first 12 months and then £182.00 for each additional 6 months (if applicable).

Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) for a medium/large company £1,000.00 for first 12 months and then £500.00 for each additional 6 months (if applicable).

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent and Tier 1 Investor Visa Applications £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,277.00 which is the Home Office fee for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur).

£1,623.00 which is the Home Office fee for a Tier 1 (Investor).

£493.00 which is the Home Office fee for a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur).

£152.00 which is the Home Office fee for an initial application for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent).

£608.00 which is the Home Office fee for an extension application for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent).

£200.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Tier 2 General, Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer and Tier 2 Religious Workers £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£704.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£200.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Tier 4 General Student £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£348.00 which is the Home Office fee if you are applying from outside the UK.

£475.00 which is the Home Office fee if you are applying from inside the UK.

£200.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Tier 5 Temporary Worker and Tier 5 Youth Mobility £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£244.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£200.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
UK Ancestry £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£516.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£200.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Bail £1,500.00 -£2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only a days’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on several weeks’ notice.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant bail application form;
  • Drafting grounds for bail;
  • One attendance at Court;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Deportation/Detentions Cases £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

If there is a right to appeal, the Court fee would be £140.00.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Drafting legal  representations;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Visit Visas / Short-term Study Visas and Permitted Paid Engagements £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£93.00 which is the Home Office fee for a visit visa/permitted paid engagement.

£97.00 which is the Home Office fee for a short-term student visit visa.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Administrative Review £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£80.00 is the Administrative Review fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Drafting grounds;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Appeals £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£140.00 is the Court fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant appeal form and drafting grounds of appeal;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the appeal;
  • One attendance at Court to represent you at the hearing;
  • Advising on the outcome of the appeal.
Family Permits, EEA Registration and Residence Card Applications/ Derivative Rights £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£65.00 is the Home Office for EEA Registration and Residence Card Applications/ Derivative Rights.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
British Citizenship (to become British), British Registration and Right of Abode (having a right to reside in the UK with no restrictions) £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,330.00 which is the Home Office fee for British Citizenship.

£1,206.00 which is the Home Office fee for British Registration.

£372.00 which is the Home Office fee for Right of Abode.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Indefinite Leave to Remain Applications £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£2,389.00 which is the Home Office fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Returning Residence £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£516.00 which is the Home Office fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Landlord Penalty Cases £1,800.00 to £10,000.00 – these fees can vary depending on what stage your case has reached. For example, if you are required to object a penalty versus having to issue court proceedings. Please call us for a more specific costs break down.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only a day’s notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on two weeks’ notice.

£154.00 – if you have to issue Court proceedings.

£450.00 upwards – if we have to instruct a barrister to attend Court – the exact cost would be discussed with you in advance.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Issuing Court proceedings (if required and agreed in advance);
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the case;
  • Advising on the outcome of the case.
Travel Document £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£75.00 which is the Home Office fee. However, if your status is that you were refused a passport by your own national authority, the Home Office fee would be £280.00.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Same day service applications fees (if applicable) which are in addition to any standard legal fees quoted above £500.00 £610.00 is the Home Office fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application;
  • Attending the Home Office with you.

Basis of charging and hourly rates

In the instance, if we are unable to offer you an agreed fee, as a solicitors’ practice we have an hourly rate which is £250.00 (and £25.00 per six-minute unit of work e.g. reviewing documents, drafting, receiving and making telephone calls, attendance etc.). The ambit of what this would cover would be discussed with you in advance and confirmed in writing prior to any instructions.

How long will a typical application/appeal/administrative review take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application and the time taken by them can vary according to the type of application submitted and the service you have opted for. You can click on the following hyperlink for further details of the current processing times: Read the current processing times.

We will normally be able to submit an application within two to four weeks of receipt of information and documents from you, however we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. 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.

We will be able to submit an application for administrative review within the deadline which could be 14 days or 28 days depending on the type of application made. The Home Office aim to process an application for administrative review within 28 days however it may be the case on some occasions that they could take longer in deciding the application for administrative review.

We will be able to submit an appeal within the deadline which could be 14 days or 28 days depending on the type of application made. We cannot guarantee how long HM Courts and Tribunal Service will take to process your appeal and the time taken by them can vary.

*If your query pertains to a family or civil matter, please contact us for a quotation. Furthermore, prices correct as of 5th December 2018 – please note that the Home Office may increase their fees and the Immigration Health Surcharge in the near future. You will also be required to pay a set fee for enrolling your biometric information. This fee can vary from £19.20 – £200.00 depending on the service you opt for. Moreover, there are additional services that the commercial partners of UK Visas and Immigration provide which you can opt for by paying an additional amount.