Immigration & Asylum

If you need the services of an immigration specialist to help resolve an immigration, nationality or asylum issue, please contact us today. 
Navigating your way through complex UK immigration law and policy is a daunting prospect. Excel Solicitors & Advocates will help dispel the fear people often face in challenging Home Office decisions and in exercising their rights as lawful residents in the UK whatever the circumstances of their 'leave' might be. 
Our clients are at the forefront of how we operate and we need to continue to anticipate what they will face next, adapt to the changes of immigration law and procedure in the UK and provide them with the very best people, processes and solutions.

Giving oral evidence to the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords in December 2016, Sir Ernest Ryder, the Senior President of Tribunals, explains the pace of change and the layering of complexity in immigration law:

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"We have had eight immigration Acts in 12 years, three EU directives and approximately 30 statutory instruments. The Immigration Rules themselves have been amended 97 times over the same period, which is approximately eight times a year, and are four times larger, and in a smaller typeface, than they were 10 years ago. The Immigration Rules no longer contain all or indeed most of the policy that is to be implemented, which is of course their primary purpose. The policy is separately provided in—if I may say so—rather dense and unconsolidated guidance that one can access through the Home Office website, but that generally does not show you the previously existing guidance on the same topic, or how the guidance has changed. If you are an unwitting litigant whose first language is not English and you have no recourse to public funding, because this is an immigration case, not an asylum case, your chances of accessing any of that material and putting it together in a coherent way are negligible."

"Thinking beyond borders, mobilising communities, enabling expeditious access to the UK for individuals & businesses from around the world".

Our Fees


The fixed fees quoted here are the typical fees we charge for each particular type of application in Immigration Law cases. No two applications are identical and so we may need to revise the fixed fee once we have more information about your specific case. Fixed fees quoted in individual cases might be higher or lower than the fees quoted . .

How our fixed fee’s are calculated

The fixed fee we charge will be based on the circumstances in your case, such as:

•  the amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
•  which language(s) you speak
•  whether you are applying with other dependants
•  the level of support and assistance you require
•  whether there are any complicating factors in your case (such as previous immigration refusals, or you instruct us when your permission to be in the UK is about to expire or has already expired).

What services are included?

For each type of application the work may involve:

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options 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 fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how;

  • Considering the supporting evidence you provide;

  • 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 your application and any further steps you need to take.


Are there any additional fees?

On some rare occasions we may need to charge an additional fee after starting work on your matter. Circumstances in which this might occur include:

Where complexities concerning your application which were not disclosed to us at the outset come to light after work has commenced, or you change your mind about the type or nature of application you want to submit.

There is a significant change in the law or the required application process after work has commenced which means that work either needs to be repeated or significantly more work is required than originally anticipated.

In all cases we will warn you if you are approaching a point at which we feel that additional fees are warranted.


Disbursements (not included in fixed fee price list)

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees, court fees, barristers fees, interpreter fees, courier fees. These do not form part of our fixed fees quoted above and will need to be paid in addition to what we quote you. We will provide you with estimates from these third parties where we are able to. Please note we are not affiliated with any third party agencies and will obtain a quote for any such service which may be required to assist you with your case.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.

  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal

How long will my application take?
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

We will normally be able to submit any type of application within 4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we will give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Immigration & Visa Services


​The services our Immigration solicitors provide can be categorised as follows:-

  1. Individuals settling, working or studying in UK

  2. Asylum, Human Rights & Appeals

  3. Detention & the Fast Track Process

  4. Business/Corporate Immigration


Individuals Settling, Working and Studying in the UK:


You may wish to come to the UK to take up employment, study or join family and partners that are already here. Our immigration solicitors can assess your eligibility under the Points Based System (PBS) and help you submit a successful visa application if you require one.


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Typical fixed fees we charge [excluding VAT]:

  1. One off consultation (1 hour): £250

  2. Tier 4 Student applications: £750

  3. Tier 1 General/ Exceptional Talent applications: £750

  4. Tier 1 Investor/ Entrepreneur applications: £2750

  5. Tier 2: £750

  6. Tier 5: £750

  7. Extension of current leave to remain: £1000

  8. Applications based on long residence: £1000

  9. Refugee and humanitarian protection applications, including fresh claims: From £1000

  10. Applications outside of the Immigration Rules: £2500

  11. EEA Family Permit: £1500

  12. EEA applications family member residence card/ permanent residence: £1000

  13. EEA applications extended family member residence card: £1000

  14. EEA National permanent residence application: £1000

  15. Sponsor applications: £1000

  16. Naturalisation applications: From £1500

  17. Family settlement: spouses/ civil partners, fiancées/ proposed civil partners, unmarried/ same-sex partners: £1500

  18. Family settlement: children £750/child

  19. Other dependent relatives £750

  20. Visit visa applications: £750

  21. Drafting Grounds of appeal: £1000

  22. Applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal: £1000

  23. Asylum/ Human Rights appeal (preparation and representation): £2750

  24. Deportation appeal (preparation and representation): £2750

  25. Entry Clearance/ EEA appeal (preparation and representation): £3500

  26. Upper Tribunal hearing (preparation and representation): £3500

  • Fixed fee includes: all attendances and written and telephone correspondence with the client and relevant third parties; consideration, preparation and submission of application and relevant supporting documents. Copies of documents and postage;    

  • The number of hours needed will vary on the complexities of the case;

  • Based upon information provided during the initial fixed fee consultation, clients will be advised of the fee they would need to pay to engage Excel Solicitors & Advocates to provide further services;

  • If after a client submits additional information/ documentation to Excel Solicitors & Advocates beyond that originally requested a further fee may be requested before any more work is undertaken to reflect the time spent in considering, reviewing and advising on the additional information/documentation.

  • Our charges do not include the costs of instructing experts, i.e. country or medical experts or interpreters. Clients will be notified about these additional disbursements from the outset and quotes can be obtained for you if necessary.

  • If clients inform Excel Solicitors & Advocates that they no longer need its services, Excel Solicitors & Advocates will reimburse the fees paid within fourteen working days after deducting any money for any work already undertaken if applicable.

  • Excel Solicitors & Advocates will provide a detailed statement of the work carried out before the request to stop the services has been received from the client.

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