Our Fees

At Legal Pathway Solicitors Limited, we believe in transparency regarding our fees. We understand that legal matters can be costly, so we strive to provide our clients with a clear understanding of the costs associated with their cases. Our fees are always competitive and reflective of the level of expertise and experience of our legal team.

We offer a range of fee structures, including fixed fees, hourly rates, and conditional fees, depending on the nature of the case. We also provide regular updates on the costs incurred throughout the case so that our clients are always aware of the financial implications. At Legal Pathway Solicitors Limited, we aim to provide our clients with the highest level of service and value for money.


Our Prices:

At Legal Pathway Solicitors Limited 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 deal with asylum applications and provide immigration services to businesses, and those services are not included in this guide.

Fee Structure:

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 of these circumstances.

Fixed Fees:

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 (Third-party payments) 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, we will issue an itemised bill (based on an hourly rate, fee earner/solicitor who worked on the matter) according to what work we have done prior to withdrawing instructions and if a balance is due, we will issue a refund within 7 working days.

Service & Starting From Prices:
Spouse/Fiancé Entry Clearance£1,000 – £2000N/A
Further Leave to Remain + Extension£1,000 – £2,00020%
Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa (Extension/ILR)£2,000 – £4,00020%
Naturalisation£800 – £1,50020%
Visitor Visa£800 – £1,500N/A
Settlement Application£800 – £2,00020%
Skilled Worker£1,000 – £2,00020%
Appeals (3 Stages)£500 – £1,200 per stage20% if valid leave previously granted
Sole Representative Visa£2,500 – £5,000N/A
Sponsorship Licence£2,000 – £5,00020%
Judicial Review£2,000 – £5,000If Applicable
Asylum£2,000 – £5,000N/A
Parent of a British Child£800 – £3,00020%
Deportation£2,000 – £4,00020%
Bail Application£1,500 – £3,00020%
Innovator Founder Visa£5,000 – £10,00020%
Family Permit under EU Settlement Scheme£800 – £2,000N/A
Pre-settled/Settled Status£1,000 – £1,50020%
No recourse to public funds£800 – £1,50020%
Fee Waiver Application£1,000 – £1,50020%
Reconsideration Request£1000 – £1,50020%
Pre-action Notice (PAP)£1,000 – £1,50020%
Administrative Review£1,000 – £2,00020%
Student Visa (Outside Country)£1,500 – £2,500N/A
Student Visa (In Country)£1,500 – £2,50020%
Graduate Visa£1,200 – £2,00020%
Global Talent Visa£2,500 – £4,00020%
High Potential Individual Visa£1,500 – £5,00020%
Switching to a 5-year Route£1,000 – £2,00020%
10-year or 5-year Route (FLR FP)£1,200 – £2,00020%
International Sportsperson Visa£2,000 – £4,00020%
Civil Penalty Notice£2,000 – £5,00020%
Global Mobility Visa£1,200 – £2,00020%
Scale-Up Visa£2,000 – £4,00020%
Unmarried Partner Visa£1,200 – £2,00020%
Marriage Visit Visa£1,200 – £2,000N/A
UK Ancestry Visa£1,500 – £2,00020%
SAR (Subject Access Request)£500 – £80020%
Transfer of Condition (TOC)£700 – £1,20020%
No Time Limit Application (NTL)£700 – £1,20020%
Replacement Biometric Card£800 – £1,20020%
Consultation£65 – £25020%
Same-day priority service£600 – £1,00020%
10 Years Long Residence£1,200 – £2,00020%
20 Years Long Residence£1,500 – £2,50020%
Family Reunion£1,500 – £2,00020%
Discretionary Leave to Remain Application£1,500 – £2,00020%
ILR- Refugee Application£1,000 – £1,50020%
ILR- Humanitarian Protection£1,000 – £1,50020%
UK Child Visa£1,500 – £200020%
UK Business Visitor Visa£1,200 – £2000N/A
Visitor for Private Medical Treatment£1,200 – £2000N/A
Visitors for Permitted Paid Engagement Visa£1,200 – £2000N/A
Domestic Violence£2,000-£3,00020%
Modern Slavery£2,000-£3,00020%

The above fees are inclusive of taking instructions, completing your application and submitting it to the Home Office. However, Home Office decision times vary, and we cannot give a specific timeframe for when your application will be decided. The above fees do not include any extra work after the Home Office has made a decision, and we will agree to further fees if further work is required after the decision.

Key Stages:

The key stages of work will vary depending on the complexity of the specific matter and your instructions. However, typical stages in an immigration application include:-

  • Initial consultation and advising on prospects of success and which application is appropriate in your circumstances.
  • Providing you with the initial pack along with the required documentation for the application
  • Completing and filing the application on your behalf
  • Preparing and submitting legal representations on your behalf
  • Corresponding with the Home Office/Tribunal on your behalf
  • The decision of the application
  • Lodge an appeal, administrative Review, reconsideration or judicial review if the application is refused. (This will be done for an additional fee agreed at that stage.)

Hourly Rates:

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 as follows:

ASolicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience£301£272
BSolicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience£247£233
COther solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience£197£189
DTrainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners£138£134

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 who will work on your case and their hourly rate. Please note that 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;
  • The 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 organisation or family,
  • If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules.


All prices listed exclude VAT. If Legal Pathway Solicitors Limited 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 of 20% 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.

If you have been granted leave to remain previously, then the 20% VAT is applicable.

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 in your case.

Disbursements/What is not included in the fees?

Any costs which we may incur on your behalf are called disbursements and are not included in our professional fees. These can include, but are not limited to, the following:

Description of Disbursements    Cost (Actual/Range/Average)    VAT @ 20%
Out of Country Home Office Application fees£30-£3,250N/A
In Country Home Office Application fees£25-£2,88520%
Health Surcharge£1,035 (Per Year)N/A
Biometric Appointment Cost£65-£50020%
Counsel’s fees £250-1,00020% if a valid leave has been granted previously otherwise, no VAT
Interpreter/Translation fees£20-£1,00020%
Court fees (FTT)- Oral Hearing£140.00N/A
Court fees (FTT)- Paper Hearing £80.00N/A
Court fees (Judicial Review)£154.00N/A
Sponsorship Licence Fee- Small Company£536.00N/A
Sponsorship Licence Fee- Large Company£1,476.00N/A
Certificate of Sponsorship (COS)£239.00N/A

We also charge for other services, which include:

  • Photocopying Services;
  • Bank charges;
  • Document Certification Fees;
  • Postage Charges 


There may be an additional charge of £500 (plus VAT) for our representative to attend with you to the Home Office’s interview or appointment if you request to do so.

Home Office Fees:

We strongly advise applicants to refer to the official UK government website for the most up-to-date information regarding UK visa fees, as they are updated regularly, whether they are applying from inside the UK or outside the UK. This ensures you have the latest and most accurate details regarding the fees applicable for your specific visa category.

The link to access home office fees for applications submitted inside and outside the UK is as follows:-  Home Office immigration and nationality fees: 31 January 2024 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Upon receiving your instructions, we typically aim to prepare and submit your UK visa and immigration applications within a timeframe of 2-4 weeks, given that you have provided us with all the supporting documentation. However, we will promptly inform you if circumstances indicate that it may take longer than this estimated period. The actual duration required to prepare your application is contingent upon the complexity of your case and the timely provision of the necessary supporting evidence from your end.

Visa Decision Waiting Times:

Typically, you can expect to receive a decision on your visa within a timeframe of 3-12 weeks after submitting your application and attending your biometric appointment at a visa service centre.

It is important to note that we cannot guarantee the exact processing time taken by the Home Office to evaluate your application. The duration of UK visa application processing varies based on factors such as the type of visa being applied for, your location, and the type of service selected.

We strongly advise applicants to refer to the official UK government website for the most up-to-date information regarding UK visa application processing times, whether they are applying from inside the UK or outside the UK. This ensures you have the latest and most accurate details regarding the processing timeline for your specific visa category.

Home Office Timeframes:

Please click on the following link for timeframes of applications submitted inside the U.K:- Visa processing times: applications inside the UK – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Please click on the following link for timeframes of applications submitted outside the U.K:- Visa processing times: applications outside the UK – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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