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Fees & Funding

Milestone Solicitors focuses exclusively on immigration and asylum cases. Many of our clients are in vulnerable positions and of limited means. Paying for legal advice is a big issue for most. That’s why we are committed to being completely open about how we charge

Funding for your Immigration or Asylum case

Milestone Solicitors focuses exclusively on immigration and asylum cases. Many of our clients are in vulnerable positions and of limited means. Paying for legal advice is a big issue for most. That’s why we are committed to being completely open about how we charge. Navigating the complexities of the immigration and asylum systems in the UK is stressful enough without the additional worry of unexpected legal bills and hidden charges.

There are two ways for you to fund you immigration or asylum case with us at Milestone:

Legal Aid

Legal Aid is available in certain cases, including asylum, and immigration cases. But not every law firm can offer advice on this basis. Firms must have enough expertise in the law to be government-approved for the Legal Aid scheme. Milestone Solicitors is one such firm and is a fully accredited by the Legal Aid Agency. If you think you may qualify, please get in touch.

Call us now on +44 (0) 203-500-0385

We can go through the requirements with you personally. If you are eligible for legal aid, the government will pay for your legal advice and representation.

Private Funding

You can also pay our fees personally.

A full list of our fees for each type of immigration and asylum application is available here. We should emphasise that the fees we’ve set out are a guide only. If your case proves straightforward there may be a reduction. Similarly if there are unforeseen complexities our fees may rise. Rest assured however we will always agree additional expenditure with you before we incur it, and we’ll give you clear notice if we think your case may take longer or is more complex that originally anticipated.

If you think you may need advice on an aspect of immigration or asylum that’s not on the list, please contact us directly and we will provide an estimate of the likely cost of your case.

Call us now on +44 (0) 203-500-0385

Fees for your Immigration

We want you to be as well informed as possible about what your immigration or asylum case might cost if you choose Milestone to represent you. Below is a comprehensive list of our fixed fees for most of the work we carry out.

It’s important to remember that with all legal casework there is an element of uncertainty – your case may become more complex than originally envisaged. Conversely your issues may be resolved more swiftly than anticipated. Our fixed fees should therefore be seen as a guide to our costs – albeit a guide that we try to stick to as rigorously as possible.

Once we have taken your full instructions and understand the precise nature of your case we will be able to agree a more accurate estimate of costs or agree a fixed fee if possible. We won’t undertake any work on your behalf until you are happy with our proposed fee structure.

If a fixed fee agreement isn’t possible because of the specifics of your case we’ll work on an agreed hourly rate. Our hourly rates are competitive and comply with professional guidance. They depend upon the seniority of the solicitor involved.

Broadly speaking the rates are:

Position
Fee
Partner
£450 – 550
Solicitor with at least eight years’ experience
£350 – 450
Solicitor with at least four to eight years’ experience
£250 – 350
Solicitor with less than four years’ experience
£150 – 250
Trainee, paralegal or equivalent
£150

Initial Consultation

When you first contact us by telephone or email, we will take down initial information so that we can review your case and understand the issues, your immigration history, and objectives. We will then identity the best level of solicitor suited to your case and arrange thereafter the main initial consultation at our offices or via video conferencing.

Consultation – Meeting with Solicitor

Following the initial consultation, an appointment with a fixed fee consultation will be scheduled at a time and date agreed with you. Fees for the consultation will be agreed prior to your appointment. Here we will strategise your case and work out the most suitable plan of action and how to achieve this.

Cost for Initial Consultation:

Position
Fee
Senior Solicitor
£200
Solicitors & Senior Paralegals
£100

The consultation is up to 1 hour and we will advise you of your rights and any course of action that is available to you. We will advise you as to the merits and the prospects for success, with an estimate of the costs that will be incurred in the case.

During this consultation we will review any previous refusals, identify any difficulties and complexities with your case and work out the best course of action. We will apply the law to your case and on agreeing fees, we will open your file and formally accept you as a client of the firm.

Below is our table of fixed fee charges. As mentioned above these fees should be viewed as a guide only.

Type of application

Work Based Immigration
Start up Visa
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Switching
£1500 – 2500
Family Members
£1000 – 2000
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£1500 – 2500
Tier 1 Innovator (PBS)
Fee
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Family Members
£1000 – 2000
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£1500 – 2500
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent (PBS)
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Switching
£1500 – 2500
Family Members
£1000 – 2000
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£1500 – 2500
Skilled Worker Visas
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Switching
£1500 – 2500
Change of Employer
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Family Members
£1000 – 2000
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£2000 – 2500
Intra-company Visas
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Switching
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Family Members
£1000 – 2000
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£1500 – 2500
Minister of Religion
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Switching
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Family Members
£1000 – 2000
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£1500 – 2500
Sportsperson Visa
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Switching
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Family Members
£1000 – 2000
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£1500 – 2500
Temporary Worker – Creative & Sporting
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Switching
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Youth Mobility Scheme
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Temporary Worker – Charity Worker Visa
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Family members
£1000 – 2500
Temporary Worker – Religious Worker Visa
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Family members
£1000 – 2500
Temporary Worker – International Agreement Visa
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Switching
£1500 – 2500
Family Members
£1500 – 2500
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£1500 – 2500
Representative of an Overseas Business Visa
Fee
Entry Clearance
£3000 – 5500
Extension
£2000 – 4500
Family Members
£1000 – 3000
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£3000 – 5500
UK Ancestry
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1250 – 2500
Family Members
£1000 – 2000
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£1500 – 2500
Family & partners / Spouses, Partners & Children
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1500 – 2500
Extension
£1250 – 2500
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£1500 – 2500
Dependant relatives
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1000 – 2500
Extension
£1000 – 2500
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£1500 – 2500
School parent
£1500 – 2500
European & EEA Applications
Fee
EEA Family Permit under EUSS
£1000 – 1500
Residence card for Family Member of EEA national EUSS
£1000 – 1500
Retention of Rights of Residence (Via Death/Divorce as Family Member of EEA national
£1000 – 1500
Derivative Residence Card – Primary Carer
£1000 – 1500
Residence Card – Extended Family Member of EEA National
£1000 – 1500
EUSS application EEA national
£1000 – 1500
EUSS application for ILR
£1000 – 1500
Long residence
Fee
Indefinite Leave-10 Years Long Residence
£1500 – 2500
Extension of stay 10 years long residence
£1250 – 2000
Overstayers
Fee
Indefinite Leave/ Settlement
£2000 – 3000
Extension
£1500 – 2500
Initial application – 20 years long stay
£2000 – 3000
Extension application – Family/Private Life Grounds
£1500 – 2500
Tier 4 General – Students applications
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1000 – 2000
Extension
£800 – 1500
Switching
£1250 – 2000
Child student
Fee
Entry Clearance
£1000 – 2000
Extension
£800 – 1500
Switching
£1250 – 2000
Visit visas
Fee
Family
£1000 – 2000
Business
£1500 – 2500
Marriage/Civil partnership
£1500 – 2500
Private Medical Treatment
£1500 – 2500
Permitted Paid Engagements
£1500 – 2500
General Tourist
£1500 – 2500
Sports
£1500 – 2500
Student
£1500 – 2500
Entertainer
£1500 – 2500
School parent
£1500 – 2500
PLAB Test
£1500 – 2500
Child
£1500 – 2500
Transit
£1500 – 2500
British citizenship
Fee
Naturalisation
£1000 – 2000
Registration Adult
£1000 – 2000
Registration child
£1000 – 2000
Passports, Travel Documents & Other
Fee
British passport
£500 – 850
Travel documents
£500 – 850
Certificates of Identity
£800 – 1200
No time limit application
£800 – 1200
Transfer of conditions
£800 – 1200
Returning Resident
£1200 – 2000
Subject Access Request
£350 – 550
Certification of documents
£10 first page
£5 per page thereafter
Affidavit, Statutory Declaration or Change of Name Deed
£200
Asylum, Refugee & Humanitarian Protection
Fee
Legal Aid – Subject to Availability
Asylum Claim
£1500 – 2500
Asylum Claim private
£2500 – 4000
Legacy cases
£1500 – 2500
Family Reunion
£1500 – 2500
Discretionary leave
£1000 – 2500
Indefinite leave to remain – Humanitarian Protection
£1000 – 2000
Indefinite leave to remain – Refugee
£1000 – 2000
Bail, Detention, Removal and Deportation
Fee
Bail application – Immigration officer
£1000 – 2000
Bail application – Tribunal (Reasons for Remaining in the UK Charged Separately if applicable)
£1000 – 2000
Initial advice & visit to clients in detention/Prison
£1000 – 2000
Revocation of deportation order
£1500 – 2500
Appeals & Reviews
Fee
Administrative Review
£1500 – 2500
Appeal – First tier Tribunal
£2000 – 3500
Asylum appeal – First tier Tribunal
£2000 – 3500
Deportation Appeal
£2000 – 3500
Permission to Appeal – Upper Tribunal
£1000 – 2000
Appeal to Upper Tribunal
£1000 – 2000
Appeal remitted to FtT for re-hearing
£1500 – 2500
Judicial Review
Fee
Pre-action protocol for Judicial Review
no-win-low-fee options starting from £1000 – 2000
Judicial Review
no-win-low-fee options starting from £1500 – 2500
Injunctions
Fee
Emergency Injunction
£2000
Emergency Injunction (out-of-hours – 24hrs)
£3000

Dibursements

Please note that all rates and fee estimates do not include additional costs that may be incurred on your matter. You will be notified of these fees at the start of your matter if applicable:

  • Appeal fees
  • Counsels Fees
  • Home Office fee
  • Immigration Health Surcharge
  • Immigration Skills Charge
  • Independent Expert Reports
  • Independent Medical Reports
  • Interpreter/Translation Fees
  • Courier/Postage Charges

VAT

All rates and fee estimates listed on this page are exclusive of VAT. Where applicable, fees will be subject to VAT at 20%.

All pricing policy will be agreed upon with every client and documented before commencement of any work including all disbursements likely to be incurred.