Immigration fees

Costs and Service Information - Immigration Prices

Please note that there will be two elements to the costs information set out below: 

  1. Fees charged by Pabla + Pabla Solicitors. These are charged on the basis of fixed fees/ fixed fee ranges; and
  2. Fees payable to third parties

Please ensure that you consider both parts of the costs information. 

* Value Added Tax (‘VAT’) – please note that VAT will only be payable if the person making the application or appeal has leave to remain in the UK. Otherwise, you will just pay the price quoted in the ‘Legal fee’ column to cover Pabla + Pabla Solicitors fees.

Fees charged by Pabla + Pabla Solicitors for consultations 

Consultation durationLegal feeVATTotal
30 minutes (in person or by telephone)£50.00£10.00 *£60.00
1 hour (in person or by telephone)£100.00£20.00 *£120.00

Fees charged by Pabla + Pabla Solicitors for applications 

Application typeLegal feeVATTotal
Entry Clearance (outside the UK)
Family reunion£800.00£0.00£800.00
Elderly parents visa£1,000.00£0.00£1,000.00
Investor visa£10,000.00£0.00£10,000.00
Student visa£1,000.00£0.00£1,000.00
Work experience visa£500.00£0.00£500.00
Home Office Applications (inside the UK)
Family life human rights application

(Please note that the fee may vary between the range quoted according to the complexity of the application.)
£1,000.00 - £1,500.00£200.00 - £300.00 *£1,200.00 - £1,800.00
Spouse/ unmarried partner£1,250.00£250.00 *£1,500.00
Student visa£1,000.00£200.00 *£1,200.00
Extension application spouse/ unmarried partner£800.00£160.00 *£960.00
7 year child

(Please note that the fee may vary between the range quoted according to the complexity of the application.)
£800.00 - £1,500.00£160.00 - £300.00 *£960.00 - £1,800.00
Indefinite leave to remain:
Spouse£900.00£180.00 *£1,080.00
10 year lawful residence in the UK£1,500.00£300.00 *£1,800.00
20 year long residence in the UK£2,000.00£400.00 *£2,400.00
British Citizenship
Adult naturalisation

(Depends on criminal history and travel outside the UK)
£800.00 - £1,000.00£160.00 - £200.00 *£960.00 - £1,200.00
Child registration in the UK£500.00£100.00 *£600.00
Passport application£150.00 each£30.00 each*£180.00 each
European Union (EU)
Pre-settled and settled status application£500.00£100.00 *£600.00
Non-EEA national family member£800.00£160.00 *£960.00

Fees charged by Pabla + Pabla Solicitors for appeals 

Appeal stageLegal feeVATTotal
Drafting grounds of appeal£400.00£80.00 *£480.00
Administrative review£600.00£120.00 *£720.00
Case management hearing£300.00£60.00 *£360.00
Appeal bundle for tribunal

(Fee may vary between range quoted depending on the complexity of the bundle required.)
£800.00 - £1,000.00£160.00 - £200.00 *£960.00 - £1,200.00
Application for permission to appeal to the first-tier tribunal£600.00£120.00 *£720.00
Application for permission to appeal to the upper tribunal£600.00£120.00 *£720.00

Fees payable to third parties (‘Disbursements’) for applications


Application fees payable to the Home Office

There will also be an application fee payable to the Home Office which will vary depending on the type of application being submitted. Please visit for further details about these fees and to determine the fee that may be applicable to your application.

If you have any trouble locating an applicable fee, please contact us and we will help you to find it.

We will of course also confirm any application fee payable once we have details of your matter.


If you need an interpreter 

We can appoint an interpreter to assist you if required. Costs are typically in the region of £500.00 – £800.00 but may be higher depending on the complexity of your case and the amount of time that an interpreter needs to assist you.

You do not have to use interpreters appointed by the firm. However, the interpreters used must be authorised and approved and we would discuss this with you fully if instructed.

There is no fee payable if you need an interpreter at court or the tribunal.


If you need document translation 

We will provide you a quotation and any fees must be paid prior to instructions being confirmed with the translating company. Fees vary considerably depending on the number of documents that you need to be translated and can range from £40.00 – £500.00 or sometimes higher if you have a significant number of documents.  
Fees payable to third parties (‘Disbursements’) for appeals

Tribunal fees – first tier

A fee will be payable to the tribunal for appeals – please visit for details on these fees.

Tribunal fees for judicial review – upper tribunal

A fee will be payable to the tribunal for judicial review – please visit for details on these fees.


Court of Appeal fees 

A fee will be payable to the Court of Appeal – please visit for details on these fees. 


Counsel’s fees

We will be able to advise you of counsel when we obtain a quote. Please note the fee depends upon seniority and year of call of counsel instructed. The fee will be agreed and payable prior to counsel attending the hearing. Please note fee will be required up front. If you wish to book a telephone consultation that will be additional fees. 

On average, fees can range from £650.00 – £1,500.00 but may be higher depending on the complexity of your appeal.


Work included and key stages 

The precise work and stages involved in an immigration application or appeal will vary according to the circumstances. However, we have set out the key stages involved in a typical application: 

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other applications 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 meet the criteria, whether this can be overcome and how.
  • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided.
  • Where necessary, helping you to 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.
  • 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.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.


Services excluded 

Our service in respect of applications, will not include any of the following within the scope of the costs provided: 

  • Where the Home Office refuses your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal. We have set out the costs for appeals in our information above and these costs will be payable in addition to the costs provided for applications. 


Approximate/ average timescales for applications 

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. In our experience it can take them a minimum of 6 months. 

We will normally be able to submit an application within 7 working days of receiving from you, all of the supporting documentation that we will request from you, to support your application. 


Factors that could increase costs 

In some circumstances, there may be increased fees to pay to account for additional time, work or skill required to meet your instructions. Examples include: 

  • The length of time that an interpreter needs to spend on your case if it is complex.
  • If independent expert reports are needed to support your case e.g. medical reports.
  • If there is an interview with the Home Office and we attend with you, there may be additional charges to cover our travel expenses. 


Qualifications and experience of our immigration solicitor 

All work carried out in this department is supervised by Kiran Pabla who is a Senior Partner and Solicitor at Pabla + Pabla Solicitors.