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Please find below details of our average fee estimates for the most common types of applications.

Our fees are will vary depending on the lawyer carrying out your work and their level of experience. The hourly rates typically vary from £111.00 to £201.00 per hour. This is exclusive of VAT (chargeable at 20% where applicable). This will be discussed with you at the outset of your case.

Who will carry your work?

Your work will be carried out by our qualified solicitors assisted by support staff and will be supervised by Mr. Muhammad Shahid and Mr. Sohaib Ahmad, directors of United Solicitors.

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Service Included

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is 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 Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria, If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how;
  • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided*;
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
  • Preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf, which we anticipate will take 3 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*The amount of hours depends on 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.

Disbursements – Not Included In Our Fees Set Our Below

Disbursement is costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees, Counsel fee, Interpreter fee etc. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

These costs can be:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. These vary depending on the type of application you are making. Further details of these fees can be found here .
  • Fees of any independent expert witnesses, where required;
  • Interpreter fees, which vary depending on the language you speak and the amount of time spent by the interpreter;
  • Official translation fees, which vary depending on the language and the number of documents requiring translation;
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal

Disbursements other than Home Office fees may attract VAT, chargeable at 20%. This will depend on your individual circumstances and whether or not the individual/company providing the service is VAT registered.

Other Factors That Can Complicate Your Case

The following are examples of issues that may impact on the cost of your case:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider.
  • Whether you have had a previous adverse immigration matter, such as a visa refusal.
  • Which language(s) you speak.
  • Whether you are applying with dependants and the number of dependants involved.
  • How easily you are able to provide all of the supporting evidence.
  • How clearly you meet the eligibility criteria for the relevant application.
  • The urgency of your case.
  • In relationship cases, where you are not married or where there are stepchildren.

Hourly Fees Structure


Type of Application Fee/Hour (Excluding VAT) Estimate Working Hours
Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981 £165 4-5 Hours
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, and registration certificates £165 5-6 Hours
Student and work experience visas £165 4-5 Hours
Spouse and partners applications, including fiance(e)s or proposed civil partners £165 4-5 Hours
Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System £165 4-5 Hours
Dependent relative and family reunion applications £165 10-12 Hours
Dependent relative and family reunion applications £165 4-5 Hours
Ancestry visas £165 5-6 Hours
Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence £165 5-6 Hours
Any other which is not mentioned in this table, Client can contact us directly by email or phone call, we will be able to give the best of quote. Contact Us Contact Us
The Costs Quoted Here Do Not Include
  • Any Home Office fees for making the 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. Read the current processing times here . We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 1-4 weeks of you instructing us, 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.

Fixed Fees Structure

Immigration Fees
Service Fees
30-minute initial consultation £50 inclusive VAT
Initial consultation and advice letter £100 plus VAT
Visa application checking fee £150 plus VAT
Spouse or Fiancé entry clearance application £800 to £1,200 VAT inapplicable
Leave to Remain (FP) £750 to £1,200 plus VAT*
Leave to Remain or Extension £800 to £1,200 plus VAT
Naturalisation £500 to £1,000 plus VAT
Visitor visa £600 to £1,000 No VAT
Settlement application £800 to £1,200 plus VAT
Tier 1 Entrepreneur (Extension) £1,000 to £2,500 plus VAT
Tier 2 applications £750 to £1,200 plus VAT
Tier 4 applications £600 to £1,000 plus VAT
Start-up and Innovator visas £2,000 to £2,500 plus VAT
Appeals – Three Stages £500 to £750 per stage*
Asylum appeals £120 to £2,000 VAT inapplicable
Bail applications £1,000 VAT inapplicable
Applications for Permission to Appeal to Upper Tribunal £750*
Judicial review £1,500 to £2,500 plus VAT
EEA applications £500 to £800 plus VAT
Settled status £300 plus VAT
Pre-settled status £300 plus VAT
Extended family members £500 plus VAT
Sole Representative visa £2,000 to £4,000
Tier 2 Sponsor license £2,000 to £3,000
Divorce matters fixed fee £600 to £1,000 plus VAT
Other family matters fee based on agreed time spent + costs + VAT As agreed with client

Disclaimer: Our fixed fees do not include the Home Office UKVI fees which the applicant will have to pay directly to the Home Office UKVI at the time of submission of the application.

*Depends whether VAT is applicable or not.

Conveyancing Fees
Main Conveyancing Services Associated Cost (all excluding VAT)
Residential Sale – value up to £500,000 £500
Residential Sale – value more than £500,000 £700
Residential Purchase – value up to £500,000 £500
Residential Purchase – value more than £500,000 £700
Commercial Sale – value up to £500,000 £600
Commercial Sale – value more than £500,000 £800
Remortgage – value up to £500,000 £500
Remortgage – value more than £500,000 £700
Commercial Lease – Grant of New Lease £700
Commercial Lease – Assignment of Lease £900
Additional Services
Unregistered land £150
Leasehold cases £150
Freehold subject to a service charge £100
Transfer of Equity £400
Declaration of Trust £299
Statutory Declaration £150
Deed of Rectification £500 to £750
SDLT Form £100
Online Bank Payment (each) £30
Deed of Postponement £150
Deed of Covenant £250
Deed of Grant £250
Issuing cheques to third parties £25
Cheques returned unpaid £25
Cheques stopped at your request £25
Buy to Let fee £100
Rectification of Title £500
Deeds Storage £25
Dealing with a Limited Company £150
Dealing with third party lawyers (e.g. matrimonial dispute or related purchase) £175
Shared Ownership £299
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