Fees

Price information for private individuals

We understand that there is rarely a typical case. At Barar & Associates, our clients are given an estimate of costs after the initial consultation or at the outset of the engagement process prior to us formalising our engagement with you.

In some cases, we are able to be more indicative of our fees. Accordingly, we have published our fees and service information below where it is possible to be upfront about the fees in accordance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) guidance on Transparency Rules.

The fees below only includes our professional fees and does not include disbursements such as but not limited to:

• Home Office application fee;
• Postage fee;
• Interpreter’s fees;
• Independent expert reports e.g. medical experts. These are not required in many cases: we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary;
• Translation fee for documents not in English, etc.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the Home Office application fee (visa fee). We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

The quote for our professional fees includes:

• Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming what is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
• Giving you detailed advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria. If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how;
• Considering and reviewing the all of the supporting documents;
• Taking fully instructions and providing detailed advice;
• Preparing and submitting the application; and
• Giving you advice about the timeline and outcome of the application.

The quote for our professional fees does not include:

• Where the Home Office refuses your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal; and
• Additional follow ups with the Home Office;

Our professional fees below assumes that you meet the requirements of the relevant route, such as the Immigration Rules, EEA Regulations or British Nationality Act 1981 without requiring the Secretary of State to exercise.

Additionally, our professional fees below also assumes that you do not have any adverse histories such as previous non-compliance with UK immigration or criminal convictions.

Our professional fees might be higher depending on the:

• Amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider;

• Location where the application is being made and whether any additional services will be used; 

• Number of applicants, i.e. if you have any dependants;

• If your matter requires that we liaise with third parties such barristers, etc;

• If you require any assistance from a barrister and whether you require us to attend to the court or tribunal;

• Whether you are applying with other dependants;

• The complexity of your case, e.g. previous refusals, criminal convictions, overstaying, etc.; and

• Urgency of the matter. 

Any additional work will be billed at our hourly rate in accordance with the relevant lawyer’s hourly rates, which is between £300 – £600 + VAT. You will be informed as soon as practicable before any additional fees are accrued.

The estimate of the fees below are exclusive of VAT. Professional fees will be subject to VAT at 20%, where this is applicable.

Naturalisation

Professional fees: £2,500 – £3,500

Registration

Professional fees: £1,500 – £2,500

EEA family permit

Professional fees: £2,000 – £2,500

EEA residence cards

Professional fees: £2,500 – £3,500

EEA (PR – permanent residence)

Professional fees: £2,500 – £3,500

Visit visas

Professional fees: £2,500 – £4,000

Entry clearance as a spouse/partner

Professional fees: £3,000 – £3,500

Leave to remain as a spouse/partner

Professional fees: £3,000 – £3,500

Indefinite Leave to Remain under the 5-year route

Professional fees: £3,000 – £5,000

Indefinite Leave to Remain under the 10-year route

Professional fees: £8,000 – £10,000

Tier 2 (General) visa – Entry Clearance

Professional fees: £3,500 – £4,500

Tier 2 (ICT) – Entry Clearance

Professional fees: £3,000 – £3,500

Tier 2 (General) or (ICT) – Extension

Professional fees: £2,500 – £3,000

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa – Entry Clearance

Professional fees: £10,000 – £11,000

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa – Extension

Professional fees: £10,500 – £12,500

Tier 1 (Investor) visa – Entry Clearance

Professional fees: £9,000 – £10,000

Tier 1 (Investor) visa – Extension

Professional fees: £10,500 – £11,000

General student visa (Tier 4) – Entry Clearance

Professional fees: £2,500 – £3,500

General student visa (Tier 4) – Extension

Professional fees: £2,500 – £3,500

Tier 5 application – Entry Clearance

Professional fees: £3,500 – £4,000

Tier 5 application – Extension

Professional fees: £3,000 – £3,500

Please note that the anticipated fees above are an estimate based on a straightforward application with sufficient supporting documents. We appreciate that all applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have information about your specific case.

 

Information on key states and typical timescales

Applications inside the UK

We will normally be able to submit your application within 1 week of receiving all the required documents and information for your application, but we will let you know at the earliest if it is likely to take longer than this.

Once the application has been submitted to the Home Office, the next step is to enrol your biometrics.

We normally receive a letter from the Home Office asking us to inform you to enrol your biometrics at a Post Office within 10 working days from the date of the letter. (You will need to pay £19.20 per applicant at the Post Office as a fee to enrol your biometrics).

Thereafter, your application and supporting documents will be considered by the Home Office.

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application and this can vary if you proceed with priority service if available.

However, the Home Office’s average processing times for applications is 6 months. Complex applications usually take longer to be processed by the Home Office. We will be able to advise you more accurately in function of your application.

Once an application has been successful, we should receive your Biometric Residence Permit within 10 working days after receiving the decision letter.

 

Applications outside the UK

We will normally be able to submit your application within 1 week of receiving all the required documents and information for your application, but we will let you know at the earliest if it is likely to take longer than this.

We will then send you a bundle with your application and the supporting documents. However, this can vary in function of the country from where you are applying.

The normal processing times for applications outside the UK without any additional services are as follows:

Settlement applications = 90 days (12 weeks)

Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 5 applications (PBS) = 21 – 35 days (3 – 5 weeks)

Please note that this can vary if you proceed with priority service if available.

 

Caseworkers

All of the cases will be undertaken by a qualified lawyer, who will be assisted by other caseworkers under their supervision.

Please refer to the link below to access the team’s qualifications and experience.

About Us

 

Complaints Procedure

We hope that you will approve of our advice and service standards at all stages of your dealings with Barar & Associates.

However, should you feel dissatisfied with any aspect of the advice we have provided you with, or indeed our levels of service, then please follow the company’s complaints procedure as outlined below:

a) In the first instance please discuss the complaint initially with the solicitor dealing with your case, and if you remain dissatisfied please address the complaint, in writing, to the solicitor concerned.

b) Upon receipt of the complaint the solicitor will consider the matter and respond in writing.

c) If you remain dissatisfied please write to Ms. Pam Barar, who will further consider the grounds of your complaint and respond in writing.

 

Why choose us?

At Barar & Associates, we have the “personal touch” that other law firms do not provide to their clients. We are always on hand if you have any questions or require any assistance with your UK immigration matters.

As your legal representatives, we make the process of coming to the UK stress free and smoothly so that you do not have to worry about anything.

Our services are very personalised, quick, and efficient and we always do our best for our clients’ cases. Our senior solicitor and caseworkers are always readily available to answer any queries that you may have.