Immigration

Wilkin Chapman provides privately funded immigration advice and specialise in helping you on your initial journey into the UK and remaining here thereafter. Whether you are looking to work, study or live in the UK, we can help you with your application.

At Wilkin Chapman we can advise you on the appropriate visa application that you need to suit your circumstances.

Our immigration and visa solicitors undertake a full range of immigration work. We provide assistance for a number of UK immigration matters including:

  • Tier 1 – Entrepreneur, Exceptional Talent, Graduate Entrepreneur and Investor visa applications
  • Tier 2 - General, Intra-company Transfer, Minister of Religion and Sportsperson visa applications
  • Tier 4 – Student visa applications
  • Tier 5 – Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting, Government Authorised Exchange, International Agreement, Religious Worker and Youth Mobility Scheme temporary worker visa applications
  • Spouse and partner visa applications
  • Fiancé visa applications
  • UK Ancestry visa applications
  • Tourist and short stay visa (6 months or less) applications
  • Dependant visa applications
  • Applications for extension of leave to remain
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain applications
  • British Citizenship applications
  • EEA applications and appeals
  • EEA family visitor permits
  • British Nationality enquiries
  • Human Rights applications and appeals
  • Deportation appeals and representation


Our support in managing your application and ensuring you meet the requirements will help to take the stress and the strain out of the complexities of the immigration process.

Find out more with our Immigration leaflet

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Immigration

Thank you for considering Wilkin Chapman for immigration advice. We have set out below a guide as to how much our specialist service is likely to cost you. As every application is different and dependant on each person’s individual circumstances, we would be happy to discuss your case with you over the phone and give a clearer indication of cost before you proceed.

Fees

These applications very much depend on your personal circumstances and the documents you have to confirm you meet the requirements.

Type of application

Fee estimate

Application for leave to Enter
Application for leave to Remain
On average, this type of work takes between 5 and 15 hours to complete at an hourly rate of £204. This means that on average costs are between £1,000 and £3,000. All figures include VAT unless specifically stated.
Applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen

EEA Applications for Registration Certificates/Documents Certifying Permanent Residence/Residence Card/Permanent Residence Card/EEA Family Permit
On average, this type of work takes between 5 and 10 hours to complete at an hourly rate of £204. This means that on average costs are between £1,000 and £2,000. All figures include VAT unless specifically stated.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • The amount of supporting evidence we need to request from third parties
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying alone or with other dependants.

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.

Should you wish to make another type of application, please contact us to discuss our fees.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We can handle the payment of the disbursements of your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Interpreters fees, if required An interpreter may be required should you not have a family member or friend available to assist with translation. We will advise you of the likely fees where this is applicable.
Independent expert reports (medical reports) These are not required in many cases: we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary.
Mileage/travel expenses if we are to attend an interview with you 45p per mile inc VAT and parking expenses to attend an interview with you or to attend the Immigration Tribunal if required. Travel time charged at 50% of hourly rate.

FAQs

Meeting with you to take your initial instructions, advise you on the strength of your application and the documents required to be included in support of the application. Preparing the application on your behalf and considering all of the documents to be provided in support of the application. Liaising with third parties if further documents are required to support the application. Advising you on the likely timescales, the outcome of your application and liaising with you throughout.

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process or they can be met through us to ensure a smooth process.
  • NHS healthcare surcharge if required for your application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process or they can be met through us to ensure a smooth process. (Please note – this is not applicable to EEA Applications for Registration Certificates/Documents Certifying Permanent Residence/Residence Card/Permanent Residence Card/EEA Family Permit)
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal. We will of course be happy to advise you on the Grounds of Appeal upon discussing our further fees for this service.
  • The nature and complexity of the case.
  • Whether you have the documentary evidence to demonstrate you meet the requirements of the application.
  • Whether there is a requirement to prepare Witness Statements or Statutory Declarations in the absence of certain supporting documents.

Preparing and submitting your application to the Home Office is likely to take between 1 and 6 weeks. This does depend on your location and how long it takes you to gather all of the required supporting documents. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. We will be able to check the current Home Office processing times for you at the beginning of your matter.

  1. Meet with you to take your instructions and advise you as to whether you meet the relevant Immigration Rules.
  2. Provide you with a letter of advice.
  3. Consideration of your supporting documents.
  4. Preparation and submission of your application to the Home Office.
  5. Advising you on the outcome of your application.

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