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Immigration

Our Business Immigration advice covers all aspects of business immigration in the United Kingdom. The immigration rules in the United Kingdom are complex, change frequently and can be industry specific.

I want to thank you for all your support, because of your advice I was able to provide the right documents and prepare for the Court hearing.

Immigration client who approached us to deal with an appeal after two refusals – the appeal was a success

Parker Bullen tracks the changing climate and the legislation that results and provides considered and practical assistance to businesses and individuals on the following areas:

  • Permission to enter the United Kingdom for the purpose of business
  • Permission to study in the United Kingdom  
  • Work permits – Employer compliance with Tier requirements
  • Entry and leave to remain for individuals, spouses and dependants
  • Highly skilled migrants programme and transitional arrangements to Tier 1
  • Developments in relation to low skilled migration
  • Rights of free movement within Europe and ‘Van der Elst’ visas  
  • ‘Schengen’ visas for business travel in Europe
  • Indefinite leave to remain and naturalisation
  • Criminal offences arising from contravention of immigration rules
  • Civil matters arising from contravention of immigration rules
  • Unfavourable decisions appealed

Costs

In almost every case, a consultation fee of £300 will be charged.  If the individual is resident for VAT purposes in the United Kingdom, that will include the VAT but if the individual is resident overseas then it will be £300 flat fee.  During the consultation the individual will be seen by our Tamara Rundle or any such caseworkers as we direct to ascertain all of the elements pertinent to their immigration situation, including immigration history, exceptional circumstances and possible routes to application.  Within that fee, unless otherwise agreed between the potential client and the fee earner, there will be follow up advice in writing by email to outline the best options to the client on the basis of the instructions given in consultation. 

That follow up advice includes Home Office fees and timelines that are specific to the client’s application route. It is not possible to give an outline of all of the Home Office fees that may apply on an application before the consultation because there are so many and they change regularly, however, a link is here provided to the most up to date Home Office fees at the time this has been written.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-2018

Once the consultation has taken place and the best route forward has been identified, a client care letter is then sent to the client.   That client care letter will give all the required information to the client about how the main file will run if they wish to instruct us on the application.

Fixed fees packages are listed below. The fee earner’s hourly rates will be charged for clients who withdraw before an outcome is reached to reflect the time spent. Our currently hourly rate for Immigration work is £200 per hour exclusive of VAT.

The fees below do not include VAT or disbursements, such as application fees, that may apply.  They do include all work to the point of decision including all attendances and both written and telephone communication with the client and relevant third parties.  Consideration, preparation and submission of application and relevant supporting documents, copies of documents and domestic postage is also included.

Fees are payable on account of costs at the start of the matter after terms and ID have been provided.  When the work has been undertaken an invoice will be generated transferring costs from the client account to the office account.  That receipted invoice will be provided to the client.

In most cases a consultation fee is applied to each matter of £250 plus VAT (or £300 if the client is VAT exempt.

Subject to confirmation from the Accounts Team, VAT is not chargeable to clients who are not resident for tax purposes in the United Kingdom.

Business immigration packages

Type of application

Fixed Fee (exclusive of VAT)

Tier 1 Investor

Entry clearance

Extension

 

£4,500

£5,000

Tier 1 Entrepreneur

Entry clearance

Extension

 

  

£3,000

£4,000 (if we did first app)£4,995

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

Entry clearance

Extension

 

£2,000

£1,500

Tier 2&5 Advice on obtaining a sponsor licence (including prevention of illegal working audit & report)

For companies with 1-10 sponsored employees

For companies with 11-50 sponsored employees

For companies with 50+ sponsored employees

 

 

£1,500

£2,500

To be negotiated with client

Prevention of illegal working audit

For companies with 1-10 employees

For companies with 11-50 employees

For companies with 50+ employees

 

£1,300 or hourly rate

£2,300 or hourly rate

To be negotiated with client

*Tier 2&5 Licence Management

For companies with 1-10 CoS

For companies with 11-50 CoS

For companies with 50+ CoS

6 months minimum

£1,200 a month

£1,800 a month

To be negotiated with client

Tier 2&5 advice on issuing Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)

Unrestricted

Restricted

 

 £600  

£1500

Tier 2 (General; Minister of Religion; Sportsperson)

Entry clearance

Extension

 

 £900

£725

Tier 5 Temporary Worker (Charity Worker; Creative and Sporting; Government Authorised Exchange; International Agreement; Religious Worker)

Entry clearance

Extension

 

 

£800

£625

Youth Mobility

Entry clearance

 

£500

Tier 4 Student

Entry clearance if degree level or above

Entry clearance if degree level or below

Extension if degree level or above

 

Extension if degree level or below

 

£1800

£1500

£800  if we did initial application; £1000 if not

£600 if we did initial application; £800 if not

 

*Tier 2&5 licence management includes acting as Level 1 or 2 user; issuing CoS; all advice and representation in connection with sponsoring of non EU employees.

Individual immigration packages

Type of application

Fixed Fee (exclusive of VAT)

Long Residence

10 years lawful residence

14 years unlawful residence

 

£1,800

£1,900

British Citizenship

Naturalisation

Registration as BC

First application for British Passport

Renewal of British Passport

 

£950

£650

£375

£150

European Nationals and their Family Members

Residence card

Family permit

Permanent  residence  (employed)

Permanent  residence (self-employed)

Croatian nationals – first applications (permanent residence as above)

 

 £600

£1200

£1200

£1400

£600

Family Members of British Citizens and Settled Persons

Entry clearance if employed or N/A

Entry clearance if self-employed

Extension if employed or N/A

Extension if self-employed

 

 

 

£1,800

£1,900

£1,800

£1,900

Fees for spouse application will be reduced by 1/3 if we did the fiancé application

Indefinite Leave to Remain

£1,000 for spouse/partner - £4,000 for entrepreneur

Ancestry Visa

Entry clearance

Extension if employed

Extension if self employed

 

£750

£550

£675

Visitor Visa

6 month visa

2 year visa

5 year visa

10 year visa

 

£700

£850

£900

£1,000

Schengen Visa

Single entry

Multi – Entry

 

£450

£750

A 10% discount applies to all applications from the HM Forces and the emergency services (including all NHS staff).

 ‘Our reputation is built on recommendation.  For each referral that progresses past a consultation we offer the referring client a 10% discount on any future applications for themselves or immediate family members – mothers, fathers, partners, husbands, wives or children.’.

 In terms of processing times, we are able to assist a client as quickly as they can get the documents together and will always endeavour to meet the client’s key dates.  If it is clear that matters are not going as quickly as required, because of outstanding documents or inability to collate them on the part of the client, then we will give that warning that a date may not be met but that has never been necessary.  In every case, the Home Office processing times are the standard times as published but they are not an absolute and so we give an indication to the client, depending on the application, as to how long it is likely to take in practice.  We make it clear that is only an indication.  Sometimes the Home Office can take a great deal longer than the published processing times and there is not necessarily any obvious reason for that but we share updates with colleagues in other firms as well so that we are all able to best advise clients on timelines and any processing changes that may not be announced but which are likely to affect our clients.

Tamara Rundle will deal with all Immigration matters and you can find her profile under the ‘Our People’ section of the website.

Department contacts:

Salisbury 01722 412 000

Andover 01264 400 500