Immigration Law

Immigration Solicitors in Manchester

At John Poyser Solicitors we understand how difficult and daunting the UK immigration process can be. That is why our expert Immigration Solicitors in Manchester will guide you through each stage of your immigration journey, informing and guiding you through Immigration Rules and published guidance.

For any immigration action to be successful it is imperative that you understand what is required from you by the UK Border Agency, here at John Poyser we can assist you with the following:

  1. United Kingdom Ancestry
  2. Domestic Workers
  3. Visitors
  4. Special Visitors
  5. Indefinite Leave to Remain
  6. Long Residence
  7. British Citizenship
  8. Marriage and Partner Visas
  9. Child Adoption Visas
  10. Appeals and Advocacy
  11. Bail Applications
  12. Judicial Reviews
  13. business // Entrepreneur Visa

This list is not exhaustive, if you would like advice regarding any area of Immigration law then please do not hesitate to contact us.

When you are applying to enter the UK there are many things that you must consider. If you do not seek the correct legal advice you may be prevented from entering the UK, have your application refused or even be removed from the UK.

At John Poyser we provide Immigration Solicitors in Manchester.

If you are faced with any of the above an appeal for reconsideration can seriously delay your applications and life plans. That is why we recommend you seek expert legal representation and advice from the outset to ensure that your applications are as smooth and as hassle-free as they possibly can be.

Our Immigration Solicitors in Manchester can provide you with clear and comprehensive advice in respect of any immigration application or appeals process you require assistance with.

Our team take the time to carefully understand your situation and which immigration application will apply to you. After that point, you will be provided with precise, timely and professional advice.

We offer one off advice, an application checking service or full support and advice throughout the application and appeals process.

Our Immigration Solicitors are able to represent clients appealing to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber and also advise on applications seeking permission to bring Judicial Review Proceedings.
We understand how stressful the immigration process can be. At John Poyser Solicitors you can expect to receive a personal, efficient and realistic service at all times.

John Poyser Solicitors do not undertake legal aid work for Immigration.
Your case will be conducted by a Legal Assistant who will be supervised by a solicitor.

Initial Consultation (for any case)
£100 plus VAT at 20% (£20) = £120

Types of Application/Claim (Excluding Appeals & Advocacy)
Level 1 Applications:
Travel Documents
Replacement Residence Permits (BRP, NTL)
£600 + VAT at 20% (£120) = £720

Level 2 Applications:
Visit Visa
EEA/EU residence and permanent residence
£850 + VAT at 20% (£170) = £1020

Level 3 Applications:
Family reunion
Spouse, partner, civil or unmarried partners of non-EU nationals
Parent route applications
Dependent child Visas
Student Visas
Long residence in the UK
£1200 – £1500 plus VAT at 20% (£240/£300) = £ 1440 – £1800

Level 4 Applications:
Adult Dependent Relatives
Points based system applications
Immigration Bail
£2500 – £3000 + VAT at 20% (£500/£600) = £3000 – £3600

All other applications including –
Judicial Review (excluding Counsel’s fees)

£5000 -£7000 + VAT at 20% (£1000/£1400) = £6000 – £8400

Completing and submitting an appeal form or application for Administrative Review
£400 + VAT at 20% (£80) = £480

All Appeals – preparation of case (excluding advocacy)
£3000 + VAT at 20% (£600) = £3,600

Advocacy – FEE PER HEARING (including travel time and expenses)
Case Management Review Hearing /Directions Hearings in Manchester, Birmingham & Nottingham
£600+ VAT at 20% (£120)= £720

Full Hearing in Nottingham, Birmingham or Manchester
£900+VAT at 20% (£180)= £1080

Hearings at other venues to be discussed on request.

A barrister can be instructed upon request. Barrister’s fees would then need to be negotiated on an individual case by case basis.

The costs quoted do not include the cost of disbursement’s which will be payable in addition to the fees for our services.

Examples of disbursements are:
1. Home Office fees for making the application. These differ according to the type of application you are making. Please visit for further details.
2. Court Application Fees
3. Interpreting and Translation Services – whilst you are not obliged to use an interpreter. The charges are usually between £20 – £30 per hour + VAT at 20%.
4. Medical Report Fees
5. Expert Report Fees
3. Barristers Fees where appropriate

This is not an exhaustive list and is meant purely as a guide.

Applications for each additional person will be chargeable at the rate of 50% + VAT (charged at 20%) per person.
The rate per hour is £217+ VAT at 20% (£43.40)= £260.40

The costs quoted above may vary depending upon the amount of supporting evidence we are provided with. Should enough evidence be made available to us in our first meeting and it is clear that you meet the applicable Immigration Rules, the cost is likely to be at the above

quoted or within the lower end of the brackets advised of above depending upon the type of application.

Services included in the costs quoted :
• Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming what 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 relevant criteria.
• If you do not fulfil certain criteria, we will discuss whether this can be overcome.
• Considering the supporting evidence you have provided.
• Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements from any witnesses, in order to support your application.
• Preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf to the Home Office.
• Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time.
• Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you may need to take.

How long will my application take?
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Please read the current processing times. These differ according to the type of application being made.  Further details can be found on

You may be able to fast track your application to the Home Office.  This will be subject to an additional fee which will be payable to the Home Office.  Further details can be found on  This may also increase your legal costs by up to £500 + VAT at 20% (£100) = £600.

Submitting your application
We will normally be able to submit your application within 2-4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.
The complexity and facts of your case may mean that it could take longer to prepare and submit your application. This is something we will keep you updated on as soon as this becomes clear.
For any further information on how we can help you, please contact us.

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