Information for private immigration individuals 

This information is intended to inform private individuals about our fees for immigration and nationality matters.

The key members of the team working with private clients are Thamina Kabir, Mohammed Salim, Marwa Fares, Ferdousi Stewart-Kabir, and A Rim Kim.

Your matter will always be supervised by the Principal of Thamina Solicitors. Work will be completed by lawyers of varying experience.

Type of work carried out for immigration individuals involves:

  • Advice on the outcome of the application eligibility, supporting documents, procedure, timescales, fees and your prospects of gaining a successful outcome;
  • Taking full instructions;
  • Confirming the advice and steps taken in writing to you;
  • Providing a complete list of documents as well as information;
  • Reviewing supporting documents;
  • Preparing relevant application forms and submissions;
  • Submit/lodge and monitor the progress of your visa application, appeal or judicial review etc;
  • Drafting supportive covering letters, grounds of appeal etc.

Processing time and anticipated hours of work

The processing time for your application will vary depending on the application service you require and the location which the application is being made. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application, however, we can give an estimate based on our previous cases.

Please note the anticipated number of hours which will be taken to undertake your service is an estimate. All applications are likely to be different. In any event, we are able to give an estimate of hours once we have enough information. 

Applications to become British under the British Nationality Act 1981

Normally, this work takes between 8-22 hours.

Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or Immigration Rules, including applications for permanent residence, residence cards and registration certificates

Normally, this work takes between 6-22 hours. 

Applications for work, study and business under the Points-Based system

Normally, this work takes between 10-50 hours.

Visit visas

Normally, this work takes between 8-22 hours.

Leave to enter or remain under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules

Normally, this work takes between 15-22 hours. 

Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence

Normally, this work takes between 8-22 hours.

Appeals, administrative review, pre-action protocols and judicial reviews

Normally, this work takes between 5 -62 hours.

Our fees

We have set out our fees for each immigration category below.  Please note our fixed fees and quotes do not include VAT, as VAT is not applicable to our business.

The fixed fees give a range of likely fees for standard applications. It also assumes there are no other factors which make the application more complicated such as a criminal history or breaches of immigration conditions. The costs quoted here do not include any disbursements related to your matter. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees, application fees, home office fees, counsel fees etc.


Type Our Fee Start From
Initial Consultation by appointment (for any type of application/claim/appeals etc)


£100 – £200
Entry clearance
Entry Clearance for Short Term/ Visit visa £1000 – £4000
Entry Clearance as Spouse £1000 – £4000
Entry Clearance as Unmarried partner £1000 – £4000
Entry Clearance as Fiancé £1000 – £4000
Entry Clearance as Same sex relationship £1000 – £4000
Entry Clearance as Tier 1 Entrepreneur £2000 – £8000
Entry Clearance as Tier 1 Investor £2500-£10000
Entry Clearance as Tier 2 (General) Visa £1000 – £4000
Entry Clearance as Tier 4 – General/Child Support £1000 – £4000
Entry Clearance as Tier 5 – (All Categories) £1000 – £4000
Entry Clearance as Rights to Access to a child in the UK £2000- £5000
Entry Clearance as Family permit EEA applications


£1000 – £4000
Switching from a current visa to the following categories of visa
Switching into a Spouse visa £1000 – £4000
Switching into Civil partner visa £1000 – £4000
Switching into Unmarried partner visa £1000 – £4000
Switching into Visitor (exceptional cases) visa £1000 – £5000
Switching into Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa £1000- £5000
Switching into Tier 1 (Investor) visa £1000- £5000
Switching Into Tier 2 (General) visa £1000 – £5000
Switching Into Tier 4 visa £1000 – £3000
Switching into Tier 5 (All categories) £1000 – £3000
Extension of leave
Spouse visa £1000 – £3500
Unmarried partner visa £1000 – £3500
Fiancé visa £1000 – £3500
Same sex relationship visa £1000 – £3500
Civil partner visa £1000 – £3500
Extension application Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £2000- £7000
Extension application Tier 1 (Investor) £2500- £7500
Extension application Tier 1 (Graduate) £2500- £7500
Extension application Tier 2 (worker) £2000 – £7500
Extension application Tier 4 £1000 – £3000
Extension application Tier 5 (All categories) £2000 – £4000
Dependants of Tier 1 (General) £1250- £4000
Dependants of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £1250 – £4000
Dependants of Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) £1250 – £4000
Dependant of a Tier 2 (General Migrant) £1250 – £3000
Dependant of Tier 4 £1000 – £2000
Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or Settlement Applications
Indefinite leave to remain based on 10 years lawful residence £1500 – £4000
Indefinite leave to remain Spouse £1500- £4000
Indefinite leave to remain Civil partner £1500- £4000
Indefinite leave to remain Unmarried partner £1500- £4000
Indefinite leave to remain Fiancé £1500- £4000
Indefinite leave to remain Same sex relationship £1500- £4000
Indefinite leave to remain Children £1500- £4000
Indefinite leave to remain (Investor) £2500- £5000
Indefinite leave to remain (Entrepreneur) £2500 – £5000
ILR (main applicant) Tier 5 (All categories) £1500 – £4000
ILR (dependents) Tier 5 (All categories) £1500 – £4000

EEA applications

Residence card £1250 – £4000
Permanent residence £1500 – £3000
Registration certificate as an EEA national £1000- £3000
Retained rights of residence £2000 – £5000
Extended family member £2000 – £5000


Naturalisation and Citizenship
Child £1000 – £3000
Adult £1250 – £3500
Application outside the immigration rules £2000-£2500
Human Rights applications £2000-£4600
Immigration Bail applications £2000-£3500
First-Tier Tribunal Appeals £2000-£5000