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Immigration (Legal Fees & Disbursements)

We take pride in offering high-quality services and ensure transparency by providing you with a clear estimate of your costs at the beginning of your case. Our competitive hourly rates are designed to offer excellent value for your money. The fee structure we adopt, whether a fixed fee or an hourly rate, depends on the nature of your case. For Immigration matters, our fees may vary based on the type of application and the complexity of your case. Typically, we charge a fixed fee, which is detailed in the price list below. It is important to note that if your case is particularly intricate, we will discuss this with you upfront and confirm whether our fee would be higher in such circumstances.
Please be aware that the fees displayed in the table do not include VAT, Home Office application fees, or any additional expenses (disbursements).

Fixed Fees

We handle a wide range of immigration cases, and we have provided the costs associated with commonly requested applications below. If your specific inquiry does not fall under the categories mentioned, please get in touch with our offices for a custom quote.

Matter Type

Our Fees (Ex. VAT)


Entry Clearance Applications

£1,000 to £1400


In-Country Applications

£800 to £1200


Points Based Applications

£1,000 to £1600

Chargeable if Applicant in UK

Sponsor Licence Applications

£1,200 to £2,000


Civil Penalty Notice

£500 to £5,000


Nationality Applications

£750 to £1,200


Appeal Representation

£1,200 to £2,000

Chargeable if Appellant in UK

EEA Pre-settled Status Application

£500  to £1000


EEA Settled Status Application



EEA Permanent Residence Application



EEA Family Permit Visa Application




Hourly rates

For cases that are complex or challenging, such as Appeals, Human Rights applications, Asylum applications, Fresh Claims for Asylum, Judicial Review, Bail, and detained cases, we calculate our charges based on an hourly rate. The hourly rate typically falls within the range of £150 to £350 per hour, and VAT will be applicable where applicable. The specific rate will be determined by the intricacy of the case and the level of urgency involved. During our initial appointment, we will have a discussion with you to determine the appropriate rate.

It is important to note that our fees do not include VAT, Home Office application fees, or any disbursements.

Details of the hourly rates are as under:


Fee earner

Hourly rate


Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience



Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’’ experience



Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience



Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners



Factors that can complicate your case

The total number of hours required for your case will be determined by various factors specific to your circumstances, including:

  • The complexity of your case
  • The amount of supporting evidence that needs to be examined
  • The languages you speak
  • Whether you are applying with additional dependents

If you are able to provide comprehensive and concise evidence during our initial meeting, and if you clearly meet the relevant Immigration Rules, the legal costs are likely to be towards the lower end of the estimated range.

Who will carry out your work?

Our team of qualified solicitors, supported by competent staff, will handle your case under the supervision of Mr. Muhammad Shahid, a solicitor and director of United Solicitors. You can be assured that your case will be handled by experienced professionals with the necessary expertise.

Our team of solicitors




Hourly rate

Muhammad Shahid

Solicitor / Director

Admitted as a solicitor 16/02/2004


Sohaib Ahmad

Solicitor / Director

Admitted as a solicitor 15/03/2006


Mian Muhammad Ilyas

Solicitor/ Senior Immigration Consultant

Admitted as a solicitor 15/06/2022


Muhammad Usman Rasheed

Solicitor/ Senior Immigration Consultant

Admitted as a solicitor 17/03/2021



What services are included?

The scope of work will vary depending on the specific matter and complexity of your instructions. However, our typical services include:

  • Conducting an initial consultation to gather detailed information about your circumstances, discussing the most appropriate application to make, and exploring other available options.
  • Providing advice on the requirements of the relevant rules and assessing your eligibility to meet those criteria.
  • Offering guidance on the supporting evidence necessary to support your application and explaining the application process in detail.
  • Reviewing and considering the evidence provided, and preparing the application form accordingly.
  • Assisting in obtaining additional evidence, such as bank letters or statements, if required.
  • Compiling and preparing your application for submission, including scheduling appointments for the submission of biometrics and the application bundle.
  • Drafting a comprehensive letter of representation that outlines how you meet the application requirements.
  • Providing advice and instructions on the application submission process and preparing you for any potential interviews, if necessary.
  • Offering guidance on the potential outcome of the application and providing instructions for compliance with your immigration conditions.


These are the general tasks we undertake, but please note that the specific services provided will be tailored to the unique requirements of your case.

How long will your matter take?

Upon receiving your instructions, we typically aim to prepare and submit your UK visa and immigration applications within a timeframe of 2-4 weeks. However, if circumstances indicate that it may take longer than this estimated period, we will promptly inform you. The actual duration required to prepare your application is contingent upon the complexity of your case and the timely provision of the necessary supporting evidence from your end.


Visa decision waiting times

Typically, you can expect to receive a decision on your visa within a timeframe of 3-6 weeks after submitting your application and attending your biometric appointment at a visa service center.

It is important to note that we cannot guarantee the exact processing time taken by the Home Office to evaluate your application. The duration of UK visa application processing varies based on factors such as the type of visa being applied for, your location, and the type of service selected.

We strongly advise applicants to refer to the official UK government website for the most up-to-date information regarding UK visa application processing times, whether they are applying from inside UK or outside the UK. This ensures that you have the latest and accurate details regarding the processing timeline for your specific visa category.

What are the disbursements?

Disbursements refer to the expenses incurred in relation to your case that are payable to third parties, including visa fees, Counsel Fees, and interpreter fees. To ensure a smoother process, we take care of the payment of disbursements on your behalf. Alternatively, you have the option to directly pay the third parties involved.

Here are some common disbursements associated with the application process for a UK visa:

Please be aware that the aforementioned list represents typical disbursements related to UK visa applications. Depending on your specific circumstances, additional disbursements such as court appeal fees, translation fees, and tuberculosis (TB) test fees may apply. We will provide further details regarding any additional disbursements that may be relevant to your case.

What is VAT and how much is it?

VAT, or Value Added Tax, is a type of tax imposed on the purchase of goods or services. In the United Kingdom, the standard rate of VAT is currently set at 20%.

As a registered VAT entity with HMRC, our VAT number is 975891355. We apply a 20% VAT charge on all the services we provide to UK residents, unless the service is exempt or not applicable.

The applicability of VAT in relation to immigration matters can vary depending on factors such as your place of residence and your immigration permission. When you engage our services, we will confirm whether VAT, at a rate of 20%, is payable. Additionally, we will assess whether VAT is properly chargeable based on your specific circumstances.

Please note that VAT charges may be subject to variations depending on individual circumstances, and we will provide you with accurate information regarding VAT applicability when you instruct us.

Immigration (Legal Fees & Disbursements)