How much does it cost to hire an immigration lawyer?
Are you asking ‘how much does it cost to hire an immigration lawyer’? If so, you should be aware that it is important to weigh up immigration solicitor costs with the overall costs of making an application the Home Office.
Government visa and settlement fees are rising year on year, with the cost of migration going up. While the costs of hiring an immigration lawyer mean you may be spending more money than if you made an application by yourself this is very often worthwhile, and saves many people money in the long-run.
In many cases, individuals will make simple mistakes on their applications or will apply for visas which they aren’t yet eligible for. This will result in a rejection from the Home Office or UKVI. If your visa or settlement application is denied, you will not receive any sort of refund or compensation. If this happens, an individual must either make a fresh application, which requires fresh costs, or they can make an appeal. In many circumstances, an appeal is even more expensive than an initial application — and more legally complex.
With the help of an immigration lawyer, you will be in the best possible position to be granted your visa or status the first time around. As part of IAS’ services, you will be paired with an immigration lawyer who is experienced in your particular area of immigration law. Your lawyer will then work with you to determine your eligibility for the visa/settlement category you want. If you meet the requirements, they will then help you source and gather your supporting documents. after this, they process each document to ensure it meets the required standard and file it in your Application Portfolio. Your lawyer will then write you a Letter of Representation, addresses to the Home Office, to support your case and argue that it should be granted. This letter used legal knowledge and case-law wherever necessary. Once they have done this they will complete your application documents to the highest standard and submit it on your behalf to UKVI. They’ll liaise with the Home Office during the waiting period and alert you as soon as a decision has been made.
While it is important to be aware of how much it costs to hire an immigration solicitor or lawyer, it is also very important to consider all the costs of making an application and think about the long term when making a decision.