Whether you want to immigrate to the UK to work, study or live or are a business looking to sponsor employees or support foreign workers with applications, our experienced immigration specialist can advise you on the appropriate action to suit your personal or business needs.
We maintain a high level of knowledge, skills and experience to ensure you receive an excellent service. With our support we can help take away the worry and strain out of the complexities of the immigration process.
We understand that immigration law is time critical and it can have a significant impact on you, your family or your business.
At Wilkin Chapman, we aim to provide a fast and efficient service with straightforward advice to enable you to fully understand the process.
We can call upon experts from other areas of law to assist with your matter, if we need to, to ensure you receive the best possible result.
We will clearly explain your funding options from the outset so it is accessible and affordable for you. Fixed fees can be agreed depending on the circumstances of your application.
These applications very much depend on your personal circumstances and the documents you have to confirm you meet the requirements.
Type of application
Application for leave to Enter
On average, this type of work takes between five and 15 hours to complete at an hourly rate of £300. This means that on average costs are between £1,500 and £4,500. All figures include VAT unless specifically stated.
Applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen
On average, this type of work takes between five and 10 hours to complete at an hourly rate of £300. This means that on average costs are between £1,500 and £3,000. 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.
VAT is currently charged at 20%
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.
VAT is currently charged at 20%
We provide privately funded immigration advice and specialise in helping you on your initial journey into the UK and remaining here thereafter.
We will advise you on the appropriate visa application that you need to suit your circumstances.
If your visa has been refused, we can help with your appeal at the immigration tribunal. If you are already in the UK but are facing visa issues and deportation, we can provide you with the support you need to guide you through this stressful situation.
Are you looking to invest £2million + into UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in an active UK registered company?
Have you been endorsed in your field in science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology or in the arts academia or research, arts and culture or digital technology as a recognised or emerging leader?
Do you have a business or business idea which has been endorsed by an approved body in the UK?
Do you have an innovative business idea that is different from anything else on the market in the UK?
Are you looking to extend your current entrepreneur visa?
Do you have a job offer from a Home Office approved sponsor?
Health and care worker
Are you a medical professional with a job offer from the NHS, an NHS supplier or in adult social care?
Has your overseas employer offered you a role in a UK branch of the organisation as a graduate trainee or a long term transfer?
Minister of Religion
Have you been offered a job within the faith community by a Home Office approved licenced sponsor?
Are you an elite sportsperson or qualified coach recognised by your sport’s governing body as being the highest level of your profession internationally, with an offer of employment in the UK?
Are you 16 years or over and looking to study in the UK and have been offered a place on a course with a Home Office approved sponsor?
Is your child aged between four and 17 years old and looking to study at an independent school in the UK?
Parent of child student
Has your child applied for or been granted a child student visa and would you like to accompany them to the UK?
Have you been offered temporary employment in the UK by a Home Office approved licenced sponsor in the fields of charitable work, creative and sporting sector, government authorised exchange, international agreement, seasonal work or as a religious worker?
Youth mobility scheme
Are you aged 18 – 30 and excited by the opportunity to live and work in the UK for up to two years? If you are a national of Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea or Taiwan you may be eligible to experience life in the UK.
Spouse and partner visa applications
Fiancé visa applications
UK ancestry visa applications
Tourist and short stay visa (six months or less) applications
Dependant visa applications
Applications for extension of leave to remain
Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) applications
Applications to replace lost or stolen Biometric Residence Permits
British citizenship applications
EU Settlement Scheme applications
British nationality enquiries
Human rights applications and appeals
Deportation appeals and representation
The cornerstone of any successful business is its people. Whether you are looking for skilled individuals or to secure the position of existing employees, in today’s uncertain times, businesses need to ensure they protect their business assets, their people.
Immigration compliance can be arduous meaning employing foreign workers has become an area of risk for businesses.
Whether you are looking to secure the future of your existing workforce or looking for temporary or permanent visas for skilled employees, our immigration specialist will advise you on the appropriate visa application to suit your business needs.
Requirements to be met prior to offering employment to a skilled migrant worker
Preparation and submission of all points based system visa applications
Advice when recruiting migrant workers
Preventing illegal working – There can be criminal and civil consequences for employing illegal workers. We will guide you through the required documentation to obtain from all of your employees to ensure you are not employing illegal workers
UK sponsor licence applications – We will ensure that your application for a UK sponsor licence meets the Home Office criteria to enable you to employ skilled migrant workers
UK sponsor licence maintenance – We will ensure that you maintain your A-rated UK sponsor licence and are complying with all of your responsibilities to the Home Office
Assistance with the upkeep of the Sponsor Management System (SMS) – We will ensure that you are maintaining your records to the high standard required by the Home Office
Preparation and guidance for Home Office compliance visits
With our HR specialists, we can also work with you to ensure your HR systems are compliant and meet the needs of a multi-national workforce.
Submit an enquiry and one of our team of experts will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your needs.
Or call the immigration team on 01522 515987