Immigration

Immigration

We believe that since 1999 UK Immigration law has dramatically and rapidly changed. Introduction of Human Rights Act, fast track asylum procedure, amnesties, family amnesties, Tier 1, Tier 2 Tier 4, end of fast track asylum system, new rules in 2012, end of appeal rights for family visitors, end of in-country appeal rights, landlord’s duty to check immigration status of tenants and new asylum system looming shows that UK Immigration Laws are ever changing and therefore in those circumstances you require someone to deal with your case who is not only fully familiar with the historical changes of UK Immigration Laws but is also fully up to date with the recent changes.
At Makka Solicitors Ltd, our immigration work is undertaken by dedicated and experienced solicitors and caseworkers. Mr Fida Chaudhary is head of our Immigration Department. He is a director of the firm and has more than 19 years experience in UK Immigration Laws.
We have successfully challenged UK Immigration Laws in the Tribunals, High Court and in the Court of Appeal. As well as our own experienced Immigration practitioners, most of our instructed barristers have further substantial Immigration Law experience and some of them are themselves Immigration Judges. Therefore, with us not only do you have the peace of mind that you will be receiving experienced immigration advice but you can be rest assured that you will also be receiving honest and reputable advice.
At Makka Solicitors Ltd, we deal with a number of Immigration applications and appeals. We mainly work on a fixed fee basis in Immigration matters. We have been informed by our clients that our fees are reasonable and comparatively lower than other solicitors in the locality. Our fees are dependent on the type of application being made and the circumstances of that application. For more details, please see below.
Immigration Fees
Out of Country Applications          

Application Type   Fees starting from:
Overseas British Passport for Child Submitting application £700.00
To deal with DNA request if required £300.00
Right of Abode First Time Application £1,000.00
  Transfer of Vignette £900.00
Fiance/Marriage
5 year route
If relying on employment only £750.00
If relying on self-employment only/ savings only/ rental income only/ specified benefits £850.00
If relying on directorship (includes where you are an employee of a company where a relative is a director) £1,000.00
If relying on Third Party Support £1,200.00
Please note that if you wish to rely on more than one source of income we will charge £100.00  per additional source
Visitor £750.00
Family Reunion/ Dependant Relatives £950.00
EEA Family Permit
Direct Family members eg spouse/children under 21
If relying on employment £750.00
If relying on self-employment £850.00
EEA Family Permit
Extended Family members
If relying on employment £950.00
If relying on self-employment £1,100.00

In-Country Applications     

 

 

 

 

 

Application Type   Fees starting from:
Nationality applications
Adults (over 18)
Standard £500.00 plus VAT
Complex £700.00 plus VAT
Nationality applications Children (under 18) Standard £500.00 plus VAT
Complex £700.00 plus VAT

Indefinite Leave to Remain/ Leave to Remain on the basis of Marriage

5 year route
SET (M)
FLR (M)

If relying on employment only £650.00 plus VAT
If relying on self-employment only/ savings only/ rental income only/ specified benefits £750.00 plus VAT
If relying on directorship (includes where you are an employee of a company where a relative is a director) £850.00 plus VAT
Please note that if you wish to rely on more than one source of income we will charge £100.00 plus VAT  per additional source

Leave to Remain on the basis of Family and/or Private life

10 year route
FLR(FP)
FLR(HRO)

First time application

 

£950.00 plus VAT
Extension application £650.00 plus VAT
Long Residence FLR(LR) / SET(LR) £750.00 plus VAT
Refugee Settlement SET(P) £650.00 plus VAT
Other SET (O) £750.00 plus VAT
One Stop Notice Full Representations £950.00 plus VAT
  If we have submitted the application and reply to One Stop Notice is referring to a pending application £250.00 plus VAT
Right of Abode First Time Application £750.00 plus VAT
  Transfer of Vignette £700.00 plus VAT
Other No Time Limit
Travel Document
Replacement of BRP
  £500.00 plus VAT
Fee Waiver £500.00 plus VAT
EEA Settlement Scheme Pre-Settled Status / Settled Status £500.00 plus VAT
Residence Card Application Direct Family members eg Spouse and children
EEA(FM) except Surinder Singh route application
£600.00 plus VAT

EEA (FM) under Surinder Singh Route

EEA(EFM) Extended Family Members eg. unmarried partner, other relative

Derivative Residence Cards

EEA (PR)

£750.00 plus VAT

Please note that all fees above relate to ONE applicant only. Any further applicants who are applying at the same time as a member of the same household under the same route will be charged a further fee of £200.00 per additional applicant.
Please also note that where there has been a previous refusal in the matter, our fees will be subject to an additional £100.00 per previous refusal as they will need to be addressed in the present application.
Where we are required to order office copies of the title register of a property as proof of ownership for an application, our fee is subject to an additional £25.00 plus VAT plus office copy fee of £3.00.

What Services are Covered under Our Fee
The work will involve discussing your circumstances in detail and assessing 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/EEA Regulation 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 drafting statements; completing application form, drafting our cover letter, preparing your application and submitting the application.
What Services are NOT Covered under Our Fee
The costs quotes above do not include:

  1. Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  2. Chase up letters to the Home Office for a decision following submission of the application
  3. Replying to any requests by the Home Office for further information following submission of the application
  4. Advising on Home Office interview
  5. Attendance at a Home Office for interview
  6. Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal

Key Stages and Time Scales
When you instruct us, we will advise you accordingly and provide you with a list of documents and information required specifically for your application. Once you have accumulated the necessary documents and information you will be required to contact your caseworker who will arrange an appointment with you to prepare your application.
We will normally be able to submit your application within 2 weeks of you providing all the relevant information and documents required in support of the application, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.
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.
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. You can visit the Home Office to find out the current guideline processing times.
N.B. Please note that the above is a summary of the main applications we undertake however if your intended application is not covered above, then please contact us for further details.
Appeals         

Application Type   Fees starting from:
Grounds of Appeal Existing client £400.00 plus VAT
New client £500.00 plus VAT
Appellant Bundle Non-Asylum matter £700.00 plus VAT
Asylum Matter £850.00 plus VAT
Adjournment Requests £200.00 plus VAT

Supplemental Bundles

Reconsideration Requests

Permission application to the First Tier Tribunal

Permission application to the Upper Tribunal

£300.00 plus VAT (plus Counsel’s fee for drafting grounds if applicable)
Application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal £750.00 plus VAT (plus Counsel’s fee for drafting grounds if applicable)

Please note that all fees above relate to ONE appellant only. Any further appellants who are appealing at the same time as a member of the same household under the same route will be charged a further fee of £100.00 per additional appellant.
Appellant Bundles includes 2 statements and covers up to 200 pages bundle only – thereafter we will charge £50.00 plus VAT per additional statement and £100.00 plus VAT per additional 100 pages

Supplemental Bundles includes 2 statements and covers up to 100 pages bundle only – thereafter we will charge £50.00 plus VAT per additional statement and £100.00 plus VAT per additional 100 pages

Judicial Review

Our Standard hourly charges are stated below. However when we carry out Judicial Review matters on a no win, low fee and our success fee as set out below.

Pre-Action Letter £250.00 plus VAT
Counsel Fee
Judicial Review £750.00 plus VAT for Bundle
Counsel Fee
Court Fee
£10.00 for travel expenses
Renewal Application £300.00 plus VAT
Counsel fee
Court Fee
Permission Application Oral Hearing £750.00 plus VAT
Counsel fee
Court Fee
Full Hearing £1,500.00 plus VAT
Counsel fee
Court Fee

Initial Consultations
Up to 45 minutes – £100.00 plus VAT

Our standard hourly rates are as follows:-

Solicitor Grade Hourly Rates
A – Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience £350.00
B – Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience £300.00
C- Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners with 1 to 4 years’ experience £250.00
D – Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners £180.00

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