Our Fees

Our Fees

Our overall fees vary depending upon how complex your case is and what you would like us to do. For a free quote specifically tailored to your circumstances please email info@hayfieldlaw.com. or call 020 3851 2744. We would be more than happy to discuss your case.
To give you an idea of how we charge however, and to comply the SRA price transparency rules, we have set out below details of our typical hourly rates and fees. Our charges are made up of fees for the legal work. At present this does not include disbursements of which see below.
Where VAT is referred to below and where it is applicable, please note that this will be charged at the current rate, which is presently set at 20%.
Our fees will either be agreed with you as a fixed sum at the start of your case or based on how much time it takes to deal with your case. Our standard hourly rates are £250 [plus VAT if applicable] for one of our solicitors and £300 [plus VAT if applicable] for a Director. Fixed fees would typically fall between these rates.
On average, an immigration application takes between [4-12] hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1000 and £3600 (excluding VAT). All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated otherwise. Please note that for complex applications such investor visas, the fees are higher reflecting the greater amount of work and documentary evidence that will need to be worked on. This will be explained to you in full from the outset.
The exact time spent, and fees charged will depend on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

  • how straight-forward your case is in terms of the law;
  • whether it is necessary to appeal;
  • the amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider;
  • which language(s) you speak;
  • whether you are applying with other dependents.

If you are able to provide enough evidence early on in the case and it is obvious that you meet the legal tests for your immigration application then the cost is likely to be at the lower end of the price range given above. If the case is more complex and proceeds to an appeal then the costs of your case will likely exceed this price range.


You will need to pay for ‘disbursements’ in addition to our costs as described above. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to other people such as fees for a barrister, an interpreter or for applications to the Home Office. Presently, we require you to pay disbursements directly. We shall notify you in advance the costs of disbursements.
In an immigration matter the most common disbursements tend to relate to interpreter’s fees which can be between £30-40 per hour.
In most cases we do not need to instruct a barrister on your behalf. Where barristers are required, this will be for an opinion on a legal issue or advice, assistance and advocacy in court in relation to any appeal if your application is refused.
If a barrister is needed then the hourly rate is likely to be in the region of GBP £250 for a junior barrister in a standard case. Fixed fees are between £500 – £1500 per hearing depending on the complexity of the case and barrister’s year of call and experience
Generally, for immigration cases, VAT is not payable. Where VAT is payable, the current rate is 20%. Immigration applications will normally require between [3-6] hours of the Barrister’s time (if applicable), depending on the complexity of your case. Please note that where cases are complex in terms of law or evidence, then costs will be higher. There are occasions where appointing a Queen’s Counsel would be appropriate. In the event a Queen’s Counsel is required, then the fee can be considerably higher. In any event, we will inform you of the precise fee prior to any work being carried out.
We do not normally need to incur the cost of preparing a medical report on your behalf but should this be required we will tell you straight away.
If there is an interview with the immigration authorities and you ask us to attend with you, there will be further disbursements for our travel costs.
This is in addition to our fees as set out above. It is difficult to estimate what overall interpreter fees would be without knowing about the detail of your case. Please contact us for more information.

Key stages of your case

The examples of typical costs above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages an immigration application:

  • discussing your circumstances and options throughout the process;
  • 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;
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

It would not normally be necessary to undertake other work or incur other costs other than those described above. However, we would be very happy to provide you with a more tailored quote for all stages of your particular case once we know about your specific circumstances.

How long will my case take?

Unfortunately, we do not have control over how long the Home Office take to process applications. However, you can view the current processing times online here.
In terms of submitting your application to the Home Office we can normally achieve this within 2 to 3 weeks of you instructing us so long as you have provided all the documents we require.

Who will be dealing with my case?

Your case will be handled by a trusted member of our experienced team who are, generally speaking, qualified as a solicitor or as a barrister. Sometimes there might also be experienced paralegals specialised in this area of law. Once we know who will be handling your case for you we will introduce you to them and provide you with full details of their background and qualifications.  Full details of the experience and qualifications of our team are available on our website www.hayfieldlaw.com, including the types of work normally undertaken. Regardless of who is working on your case, your matter will be supervised by our director Mumin Hashim.

Where fixed fees are agreed, the following apply:

Type of CaseFee
Existing client£1,800
New client£2,000
Adult Naturalisation£1500
Certificate of entitlement-right of abode£1500
Registration-child under 18£1500
Adult Dependent Relative£2,000
Global Talent Visa (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa)£2,000
Graduate Route£1,200
Family: spouse/partner, fiancé, fiancée or propose civil partner, child,
parent, relative providing care
Innovator Visa (replaces Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa)£2,500
Skilled Worker (replaces Tier 2 (General) work Visa£2,000
Start-up Visa (replaces Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur route)£2,000
Student Visa (replaces Tier 4 (General) Student Visa)£1,200
Visitor Visa£800
Visitor Visa-medical treatment (private), short term studies£1,200
Where further leave to remain/extensions are required to the entry
clearance categories above.
Where settlement is sought in the entry clearance categories where
Long Residence-10 years continuous lawful residence.£1,800
Long Residence-20 years continuous lawful residence£2,000
Sponsor license for employer£2,500
Employer’s compliance liability£800
Certificate of Sponsorship allocation£800
Certificate of Sponsorship assignment£500
Employee’s right to work eligibility£200