At Primus Solicitor, we want to ensure our clients and potential clients have all the information they need to make informed decisions about our services. Below is a guide to our prices for immigration work, which we mainly undertake on behalf of members of the public. However, we also provide immigration services to businesses, and those services are not included in this guide.
In addition to immigration work, we also undertake Asylum applications, Human Rights applications, Human trafficking, and Modern Slavery cases. We are also instructed in highly specialized applications that often fall outside of the Immigration Rules, and we cannot provide those costs in a guide such as this.
Depending on the type of application and the client’s circumstances, we may offer a fixed fee or an hourly-rated quotation for our costs. The information below relates to both these circumstances.
All prices listed are exclusive of VAT. If Primus Solicitors is registered for VAT, it would be applicable to the application and you would be informed of the VAT from the outset. This is charged at the prevailing rate and is payable on our fees and on most expenses which we are likely to incur on your behalf. There may be some situations in which VAT is not payable.
These fees represent our professional fees; in other words, this is the amount that we will charge for the legal work that our firm will undertake on your case.
Variation in Services
Due to the individual nature of each application, the services provided to each client may differ.
What is not included in the fees?
Any costs which we may incur on your behalf are not included in our professional fees.
These can include, but are not limited to the following:
- Payments made to the Home Office on your behalf, such as application fees, Immigration Health Surcharge, submission costs etc.;
- Payments made to third parties on your behalf, such as HM Revenue & Customs, HM Passport Office or to the Land Registry etc.;
- Counsel’s fees. We will provide you an estimate before instructing a counsel.
- Preparing Schedules of Absences from the UK;
- Fees payable to Courts or Tribunals;
- External Translation fees;
- Interpreter fees;
- Costs of Experts or Agents instructed on your behalf;
- Non-routine postage charges and courier charges;
- Travel and meeting expenses.
We also charge for other services that we can provide on your behalf. This may include:
- Photocopying and print room services;
- Bank charges;
- Document Certification Fees;
- In-house Translation Fees;
There may be an additional charge of £150 (plus VAT) for a representative at the Home Office’s Public Enquiry Office or Overseas Visitors Records Office (for Police Registration) in the UK if applicable.
We provide fixed fees for the majority of the work we undertake, as indicated in this guide. A fixed fee is an agreed-upon fee that will not be varied up or down and is not dependent on the application’s success. However, any disbursements or expenses incurred on your behalf or for carrying out our work are payable in addition to our fees. If you withdraw your instructions before the application is submitted, the fixed fee, along with any disbursements and expenses, will remain payable in full.
Alternatively, we work on hourly rates depending on the work you instruct us to do. The hourly rate we charge varies according to the seniority and expertise of the person performing the work. Our hourly rates are
|Status of the professional||Hourly rate|
|Solicitor (4 year experience)||£220|
|Solicitor (less than 4 years experience)||£160|
At the start of each instruction, we will provide an estimate of how many hours we expect to spend working on your matter and we will give you an estimation of the cost. It is very difficult to accurately provide an exact number of hours in advance. However, an estimate of professional fees and any associated disbursements will be provided.
We will give you the best information we can about the likely overall cost of the matter at the outset and at other appropriate times. We will always inform you of who will be working on your case and their hourly rate. Please note, we record and charge for our time in 6-minute increments.
Factors that Could Affect the Overall Cost of Your Case
Factors that may impact the cost of your case include:
- Unexpected circumstances in your immigration history, personal circumstances, or financial status which we were not aware of at the outset;
- Delays in obtaining requested information;
- Inaccurate, out of date, inadequate, or untranslated information provided;
- Short deadlines;
- Complexity of the application.
If the application is more complex, it may attract higher fees. In such cases, we will advise you accordingly.
Factors that Could Decrease the Overall Cost of Your Case
The following factors may decrease the overall cost of your case:
- If we have worked on your behalf before and your immigration history is familiar to us;
- If we handle multiple applications for the same organization or family;
- If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules.
Our Fixed Fees
|Service||Our Prices (Starting From)|
|Initial Consultation||£200 per hour (this price will be deducted from professional fees if we are instructed further)|
|Naturalisation or registration under the British nationality Act 1981||£1500 per application|
|Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or immigration rules, including applications for permanent residence, residence cards, and registration certificates||£1000 per applicant|
|Entry Clearance for student and work experience visas, visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends / family), Youth Mobility Scheme||£12500 per applicant, £500 per dependant|
|Entry Clearance spouse and partners applications, including fiancé(e)s or proposed civil partners||£1500 per applicant|
|Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System (this does not include Sponsorship Licence applications)||£1500 per application|
|Dependent relative (child) and family reunion applications under the immigration rules||£1250 per application, £500 per dependant|
|Ancestry visas||£2000 per application|
|Other categoriesbased on family and private life further leave or settlement FLR and SET applications||£1500 per application, £500 per dependant|
|Investor Application based on the basis of investing either £2,000,000, £5,000,000, £10,000,000 or more in UK government bonds||£5000 per application|
|Entrepreneur Applications new, extension and settlement||£3000 per application, £1500 per dependant|
|Adult dependant relative (discretionary)||£2500 per application|
|Any extension or settlement application not mentioned above||£1500 per application, £500 per dependant|
|Replace a visa with BRP, Travel Document, Change of details in BRP and NTL applications||£500 per application|
The above fees are inclusive of taking instructions and completing your application and submitting it to the Home Office. However, Home Office decision times vary and we cannot give a specific timeframe in which your application will be decided. The above fees do not include any extra work after a decision has been made by the Home Office and we will agree further fees if further work is required after the decision.
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