Azarmi Law

Our Fees

4Fee arrangements for immigration services

As a very individual law firm, Azarmi Law has very individual clients with very individual needs; so no surprise then that our services are not “pre-packed” or “one size fits all”. Individuality, however, is not an excuse for avoiding clarity and transparency about how we charge for our services and how you, our client, can expect a quality service at competitive prices. Every client is different and will want us to recognise the huge variations in pressures, priorities and preferences when it comes to working with them. The first step in any fee arrangement is to ensure that we understand the case and all its relevant issues, complexities, timeframes and constraints.  Once we have this understanding of the technical requirements, it is also about understanding the clients and what fee arrangements will make him/her feel most in control, but at the same time, sufficiently looked after.  Everyone is different. We will define the costs and disbursements for your case at the outset of each matter in our client care letter.

Fixed & capped fee quotations

Where it is feasible, and the terms of reference based on the “scope of work” is unlikely to change, we will offer fixed fees. We are also happy to discuss “capped” fees; this is where it is not so easy to confirm the terms of reference but is a means by which the client is assured that the fee won’t be more than a certain figure, the “capped” fee, but that in the event that it takes us less time to achieve the results required, the client will be charged at the lower fee, equating to time spent rather than the higher fee.

How our fixed & capped fees are calculated

The basis of all our quotes is the charge out rate per hour for each member of the team which is based on their individual expertise, experience and aptitude.  As you would expect our founding partner Sally Azarmi will command the highest hourly rate between £450 – £550.

Scope of work & timelines

We provide an attentive and bespoke service throughout each application we deal with.  The work that we undertake for each application for which the fees are quoted will include the following:

  1. Meeting with you in person or virtually to take initial instructions and advising on the best way forward.
  2. Advising you in detail on the evidential and procedural requirements of your application.
  3. Reviewing your evidence in detail.
  4. Completing and submitting the application form.
  5. Drafting any supporting documentation needed for the application.
  6. Providing a legal covering letter making any factual and legal representations necessary for the application.
  7. Booking your Biometrics appointment.
  8. Where applicable creating the ‘Electronic bundle’ and creating a hard copy bundle.
  9. Informing you of the outcome of your application and advising on any ancillary questions.

The different stages of most applications are as set out as above. However each case is different and there may be other steps involved on which we would advise on at the outset of your case.  The Timeline for our taking your instructions to submission of your application will vary according to how quickly you are able to provide the necessary evidence and when you wish to enter the UK or expiry of current Visa. For details of the Home Office’s own processing time please click here. Please note: The Home Office processing times are not in our hands and can vary depending on the service you opt for through the Home office. Applications may be processed from between 24 hours to 6 months or more. We will provide you with our best estimate based on the facts of your case.

 

Fee ranges

As a specialist legal provider we are now required to publish our average fee ranges as well as the applicable disbursements (including Home Office fees and other charges payable to third parties). However as a firm we offer bespoke quotes and as each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed below. For our current fee ranges, please click on our individual services below.

Skilled Worker Visa

A Skilled Worker visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer.

This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa.

Fees:

Our fees for a Skilled Worker range between £3,500 and £5,000 plus VAT and disbursements. Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for Skilled Worker – General – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
3. Other disbursements such as TB test certificate; courier; copying, English Language Tests, Criminal Record Checks, Translation services – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

International Sportsperson Visa

The International Sportsperson visa is for elite sportsperson or qualified coach, who’s recognised by the relevant sports governing body as being at the highest level of your profession internationally.

Fees:

Our fees for a Skilled Worker visa – Sportsperson application range between £4,500 and £8,000 plus VAT and disbursements. Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for Skilled Worker visa – Sportsperson – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Governing body endorsement fee. These vary from different governing bodies and we can provide further information on enquiry.
2. Immigration Health Surcharge (if applicable).
3. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
4. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier; language tests – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Minister of Religion Visa (T2)

You can apply for a Minster of Religion (T2) visa if you have been offered a job within a faith community (for example as a minister of religion, missionary, or member of a religious order) in the UK and you meet the other eligibility requirements. 

Fees:

From past experience our fees for a Skilled Worker visa –  Minister of Religion application (main applicant) range between £3,500 and £7,000 plus VAT and disbursements.  Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for a Minister of Religion visa  – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Immigration Health Surcharge (if applicable).
3. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
4. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier; language tests – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application.

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Student Visa (Former Tier 4)

Student visas are for those applicants that are 16 and over and have been offered a place on a educational course in the UK.

Fees:

From past experience our fees for a Tier 4 General range between £3,500 and £6,500 plus VAT and disbursements.  Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for Tier 4 General – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Immigration Health Surcharge (if applicable).
3. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
4. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier; language tests – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us.

Child Student Visa

Child Student visa – Child are for those applicants aged  between 4 and 17 and want to study at an independent school in the UK.

Fees:

From past experience our fees for a Tier 4 Child application range between £3,500 and £6,000 plus VAT and disbursements.  Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for Student visa Child – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
3. Immigration Health Surcharge (if applicable).
4. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier; – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Government Authorised Exchange Visa (Temporary Work)

The Temporary worker allows applicants to come to the UK to live and work for up to a maximum of 24 months depending on the type of visa you are applying for.

Fees:

Our fees for a Temporary Worker application range between £3,500 and £7,000 plus VAT and disbursements. Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for Temporary Worker – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Immigration Health Surcharge (if applicable).  This is currently £400 for each year of visa
3. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
4. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier;  – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Youth Mobility Scheme Visa

Youth Mobility Scheme visa allows applicants aged 18 to 30 to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years, depending on where you are from.

Fees:

Our fees for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa range between £3,500 and £7,000 plus VAT and disbursements. Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
3. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier;  – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Dependent Applications

Our charges for dependents are as follows

Fees:

Our fees for a dependents application range between £3,500 and £6,000 plus VAT and disbursements.  Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for dependents applications – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Immigration Health Surcharge (if applicable).
3. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
4. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier; language tests – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Partner or Spouse Visa

This visa allows you to apply as a Partner or Spouse to join your partner or spouse in the UK.

Fees:

Our fees for a Partner or Spouse application range between £5,000 and £8,000 plus VAT and disbursements, Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee For current fees please click here.
2. Immigration Health Surcharge (if applicable).
3. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
4. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier; language tests – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Fiancé(e) Visa

This Visa allows you to come to the UK for a maximum of 6 months to marry. However, once the married you may switch into a spouse visa from within the UK.

Fees:

Our fees range between £4,000 and £7,000 plus VAT and disbursements. Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for Fiancé(e) Visa applications – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Immigration Health Surcharge (if applicable).
3. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
4. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier; language tests – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Other Family Member Applications

Applicants require a family visa if they intend to live with a family member in the UK for more than 6 months. You can come to the UK to live with your child, parent or a relative who will provide long term care for you.

Fees:

Our fees for Family member applications range between £4,500 and £12,500 plus VAT and disbursements.  Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for Family Members– these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Immigration Health Surcharge (if applicable).
3. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
4. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier; language tests – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

You can apply as a representative of an overseas business if you are an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation posted on a long-term assignment to the UK.

Please enquire for further information.

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status)

If you are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you and your family might be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK. You might also be able to apply if you are the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland.

The deadline for most people to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021. This deadline does not apply if you already have pre-settled status and you’re applying for settled status.

Fees:

Our fees for an EU Citizens & Family Member application range between £3,500 and £7,000 plus VAT and disbursements.  Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for EU Citizens & Family Member – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
3. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as courier fees and fees associated with completing searches (if applicable) – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

No Time Limit Applications

A No Time Limit Applications (NTL) are for people who have indefinite leave in a legacy document, in a passport that is valid, lost, stolen or expired, or have no proof of their indefinite leave status, can have their indefinite leave transferred to a biometric residence permit by making a no time limit application. 

Fees:

Our fees for a NTL application range between £4,000 and £12,000 plus VAT and disbursements. Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for NTL – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as courier fees and the costs of searches – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK (Settlement)

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) allows you to permanently reside in the UK without the need for a Visa. Applicants can usually apply for ILR after 5, 10 or 20 years depending on their circumstances.

Fees:

Our fees for an Indefinite Leave to Remain application range between £4,000 and £12,500 plus VAT and disbursements. Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
3. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier; language tests – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application.

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

British Citizenship Applications

Our fees for British citizenship are as follows

Fees:

Our fees for a British citizenship application range between £3,500 and £7,000 plus VAT and disbursements.  Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here
2. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above.   We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

UK Ancestry Visa

The UK Ancestry visa allow Commonwealth citizens to apply to enter the UK. You must be able prove that one of your grandparents was born in the UK and that you plan to work in the UK. This route leads to settlement.

Fees:

Our fees for a UK Ancestry application (main applicant) range between £3,500 and £7,000 plus VAT and disbursements. Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for UK Ancestry – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Immigration Health Surcharge (if applicable). For details of the IHS please click here.
3. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
4. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier; language tests – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application.

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above. We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Discretionary Applications Outside of the Immigration Rules

Discretionary applications allow applicants who do not meet the Immigration Rules to apply outside of the rules and ask for discretion to be applied to the application. These applications are often complex and evidence heavy.

Fees:

Our fees for a discretionary application (main applicant) range between £10,000 and £20,000 plus VAT and disbursements. Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

Disbursements may be applicable and we will advise on each case.

Dependents of Discretionary applications

Please see the section on Family Members (Dependents).

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance. Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above. We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Human Rights Applications

Prices for our Human Rights applications are set out below. Due to the complexity and diverse nature of human rights applications the information set out below is a guide on what costs may be incurred.

Fees:

Our fees for a Human Rights application (main applicant) range between £3,500 and £10,000 plus VAT and disbursements. Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application and the stage of the application.

Disbursements:

Disbursements may be applicable and we will advise on each case.

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance. Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above. We can of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us. 

Visit Visa

Visit visas allow you to come to the UK as a Standard Visitor for tourism, business, study (courses up to 6 months) and other permitted activities.

You can usually stay in the UK up to 6 months. It is also possible to apply for longer term standard visitor visas.

Fees:

Our fees for a Visit visa application range between £3,500 and £6,500 plus VAT and disbursements. Our fees will vary depending upon certain factors, such as the facts of each case, the complexity and urgency of the application.

Disbursements:

The disbursements for this application usually include the following:

1. Application fee for Visit Visa – these fees change from time to time. For current fees please click here.
2. Home Office premium service charges – these vary depending on the service used and whether the application is made in country or out of country – please click here to view current fees
3. Other disbursements which may vary for each individual application, such as TB test certificate; courier;  – all disbursements will be set out on being instructed on each individual application

Please note: These fees are based on previous experience and are provided only for guidance.  Each case is unique and your individual application may result in lower or higher fees than those listed above. We will of course provide a bespoke quote if you contact us.

Appeal, Administrative Reviews & Judicial Reviews

Our fees for appeals, administrative & judicial reviews start from £3500 plus VAT and disbursements, however due to the complexity and unique facts of each case these prices can vary substantially.

Business Immigration

At Azarmi Law we specialise in a wide range of business immigration services including:

  • Skilled Worker Licence Registration – reviewing your business plans with you, and devising a strategy for your company registration and beyond;
  • Advising on the potential Skilled Worker roles;
  • Applying for Skilled Worker visas;
  • Assisting with Audits at every level;
  • Assisting with compliance duties throughout; and
  • Acting as Level 1 User.

See further information on how Azarmi Law can help your business.

If you would like a quote or to discuss the particulars of your case please contact Sally Azarmi in the first instance.

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