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How We Work

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1. You contact us, explain your situation (we provide initial assessment of your immigration matter) or you book a consultation with us (we will advise you what will be the best to do in your circumstances)

2. We do the consultation, assess your immigration situation in more details, answer all your questions, estimate your chances of success on your application and prescribe a detailed strategy on your case or situation

3. You instruct us in the complete handling of your immigration case.

4. We draw up a contract for immigration services, detailing our work on your application, specifying the steps to be taken in relation to our work, setting the risks and deadlines. We send the contract of our legal services, letter of authority for your signature and payment details (invoice)

5. You sign the contract and letter of authority and send it back to us by email. You pay the legal fees

6. We send you a personalised list of documents required for your application. We also provide you with sample letters and the necessary forms.

7. You gather all the necessary documents and send them to us for checking and preparation

8. We receive your documents, check them thoroughly, comment on them and let you know if you require any further information or additional documents. We fill in the application form at Home Office based on the information you have provided; we send it to you for your approval and verification

9. You check the form and confirm that all information is correct; you comment on, check and amend if necessary

10. We make final amendments and prepare your application and documents in full. We help you make necessary payments for visa fee (if required) and we book an appointment for you at the visa application centre for biometrics. We prepare a cover letter for your application, pointing out immigration laws, case law, arguing your case and defending your interests.

11. We send your case to the Home Office for processing.

12. We stay in touch with you throughout the process, notifying you of the decision on your application, and inform you if the Home Office needs further information. If you have any questions you are welcome to contact us without delay

Explore Services

Please read information below that includes our process of work and related fees for immigration applications

What services are included?
Our work will typically involve:
- discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is 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 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 taking statements of any witnesses;
- preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf;
- Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office asks you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time.
- giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

Disbursements
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees and IHS costs. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
- Interpreter and translator fees are usually confirmed in advance.
- 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 necessary.
- If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

Fee Estimate: Standard Applications
The below fees represent few examples of the fees and a range estimate provided based on our previous experience and the anticipated number of hours to be dedicated to your case, depending on complexity and personal circumstances of the client.

Final costs of your matter will be determined on our consultation or during our initial phone call. 
Applications to become British under the British Nationality Act 1981 | Estimated costs are £700 - £900
Applications under EU Settlement Scheme (late applications) for settled / pre-setted status and for joining family members in the United Kingdom | Estimated fees are between £900 – £1,200 
UK Visitor Visas (in various categories) | Estimated fees are between £700 - £900
Applications under the Points-Based system (depending on the type of application) | Estimated fees are between £1,200 – £1,500 
Leave to enter or remain under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules | Estimated fees are between £1,200 – £1,500
Settlement (indefinite leave to remain) applications | Estimated fees are between £1,200 – £2,000

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