Immigration

Immigration

We believe that since 1999 UK Immigration law has dramatically and rapidly changed. The 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. Therefore, in these 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

Initial Consultations

Up to 45 minutes – £100.00 plus VAT

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 

Fiancé/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 e.g. spouse/children under 21

If relying on employment 

£750.00 

If relying on self-employment 

£800.00 

EEA Family Permit 

Extended Family members 

If relying on employment 

£950.00

If relying on self-employment 

£1,000.00

In-Country Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 Application Type

Fees starting from:

Nationality applications 

Adults (over 18)

Standard

£500.00 plus VAT

Complex

£700.00 plus VAT 

Children (under 18)

Standard 

£500.00 plus VAT 

Complex

£700.00 plus VAT 

Leave to Remain / Indefinite Leave to Remain

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

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 e.g. 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 e.g. 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 £100.00 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 website 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)

Permission Hearing in the Upper Tribunal 

£300.00 plus VAT (plus Counsel’s fee for attendance)

Full Hearing in the Upper Tribunal 

£600.00 plus VAT (plus Counsel’s fee for attendance)

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 

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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