Immigration work is carried out by Sue Chana or Sevcan Kaygun. Sue Chana supervises the department.

Sue has been specialising in immigration law since 2008 and has conducted over 500 cases since she qualified.

Sevcan has been a qualified solicitor since 2016 and has carried out immigration work throughout her career.

Both of our qualified lawyers work on a fixed fee basis and not an hourly rate. 

Sue is supported by our Legal Assistants and Paralegals whose hourly rates vary from £120 plus VAT to £150 plus VAT.

Please note that our fees below exclude VAT charged at 20% unless specifically stated.

Charging VAT in relation to immigration matters may depend on where you live and/or what immigration permission you have. Whether VAT (at a rate of 20%) is payable is confirmed upon instruction.

The estimates below are based on an average cost in previous cases we have dealt with. All applications are likely to vary. We can give a more accurate estimate once we have more information about a specific case:


UK Visas


Investor, business development and talent visas

Fee Estimates (all fees exclude VAT at 20%)



Initial/switch: £5,000 – £10,000

Extension: £3,000 – £6,000

Dependant: £2,500         



Initial/switch: £5,000 – £10,000

Extension: £3,000 – £6,000

Dependant: £2,500


UK Expansion Worker

Initial/switch: £8,000 – £12,000

Extension: £8,000 – £12,000

Dependant: £2,500


Entrepreneur and Investor

Extension only: £5,000 – £10,000

Dependant: £2,500


Global Talent

Initial/switch: £10,000 – £20,000

Extension: £3,000 – £5,000

Dependant: £2,500

Long Term Work Visas




Skilled Worker

Initial/switch (in UK): £2,500 – £3,500

Initial/switch (outside UK): £3,000 – £5,000

Extension: £2,500 – £3,500

Dependant: £1,500 – £2,500

Health and Care Worker, Senior or Specialist Worker, Scale-up Worker, Minister of Religion

Initial/switch: £2,500 – £3,500

Extension: £2,500 – £3,500

Dependant: £1,500 – £2,500


Initial/switch: £3,000 – £6,000

Extension: £2,500 – £4,000

Dependant: £1,500 – £2,500

Other Work Visas



UK Ancestry

Initial/switch: £3,000 – £5,000

Extension: £2,500 – £3,500

Dependant: £1,500 – £2,500


Temporary Work (incl. work experience)

Initial/switch: £2,500 – £3,500

Extension: £2,500 – £3,500

Dependant: £1,500 – £2,500



Application for sponsor licence

£3,500 – £5,500

Allocation of Certificate of Sponsorship

£400 – £600

Study in the UK


Student Visa

£2,500 to £3,000

Child Student Visa

£3,000 to £4,000

Family in the UK


Visa Type

Partner (Fiancée, Spouse, Civil Partner, Child)     



Initial: £1500 – ,

Other types of UK visa



Initial: £1500 – £2000

EEA Nationals And Their Family Members

(EU Settlement Scheme – Pre-Settled or Settled Status)


£1000 £1500

Individual applying to become British (Naturalisation)

£1000 -£1500

Indefinite Leave to Remain

£1000 – £1500



Representation at First-Tier Tribunal

Initial: £2000 – £3000


The precise cost will depend on the particular circumstances of the case.

Where the application is relatively straightforward it is likely that the fees will be at the lower end of the relevant scale. Where there are complicating factors, the fees may reach or in some cases exceed the upper end.

Disbursements (not included in costs set out above)

Disbursements are costs that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. As with our fees, the below disbursements exclude VAT.

We have marked where VAT at 20% may be chargeable but we will confirm whether VAT is payable when instructed.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office and official fees for submitting the application. These vary depending on the type of application you are making. Please see the following link for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table
  • Fees of independent expert witnesses where required (VAT at 20% may be chargeable). These fees can vary greatly however are generally £250+
  • Interpreter fees which vary depending on what language you speak and the amount of time spent by the interpreter. VAT at 20% may be chargeable on interpreter’s fees and they generally range between
  • Official translation fees which vary depending on the language and the number of documents requiring translation. VAT at 20% may be chargeable on translation fees
  • Counsel’s fees which may be incurred for ad hoc advice on complex issues, or representation at First-Tier Tribunal hearings, at £250-£400 per hour (VAT at 20% may be chargeable).

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • discussing your circumstances in detail and advising on the Immigration Rules and your eligibility in relation to the relevant application
  • considering whether any other options are available to you
  • completing the application documentation
  • providing you with a comprehensive checklist outlining what documents are required in support of your application
  • reviewing supporting documentation provided by you and advising if additional evidence is required*
  • preparing a covering letter containing legal submissions in support of your application and submitting the application on your behalf
  • preparing further template documentation where required
  • coordinating Home Office application appointments where necessary
  • liaising with the Home Office in relation to your application if the need arises
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*the time this will take depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain any missing documents.


Please note that we also offer advice or assistance in relation to appeals. Our appeal services are not included in the fees above but we can discuss fee estimates for this with you separately.

Factors that could make a case more complicated

The following are examples of issues that may impact on the cost:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider.
  • Whether you have had a previous adverse immigration matter, such as a visa refusal.
  • Which language(s) you speak.
  • Whether you are applying with dependants and the number of dependants involved.
  • How easily you are able to provide all of the supporting evidence.
  • How clearly you meet the eligibility criteria for the relevant application.
  • The urgency of your case.
  • In relationship cases, where you are not married or where there are stepchildren.

How long will my application take?

  • We will normally be able to submit most types of application within 2 weeks of instruction provided we have received all the necessary documentation, however in urgent cases we can make an application more quickly.
  • We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. However, the current processing times can be found on the Home Office website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-inside-the-uk

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