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Immigration Law

Immigration Law Solicitors in the UK are legal professionals who specialize in helping individuals navigate the complex laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Whether you are seeking to enter the UK for the first time, looking to extend your stay, or facing deportation, an experienced immigration solicitor can provide the guidance and support you need to achieve your goals.

Immigration law is constantly changing, and it can be difficult to stay up to date with the latest developments. That’s why it’s important to work with an immigration solicitor who is well-versed in the latest laws and regulations, and who can help you understand your rights and options.

Some of the services that an immigration solicitor might offer include:

  • Helping you to prepare and submit your visa application
  • Representing you in court if your application is denied
  • Advising you on your rights and options if you are facing deportation
  • Helping you to apply for asylum or refugee status
  • Advising you on your rights and options if you are a victim of human trafficking

When choosing an immigration solicitor, it’s important to look for someone who has experience and expertise in the specific area of law that relates to your situation. This could include experience in working with individuals from your country of origin, or expertise in dealing with specific types of visa applications.

It’s also important to find a solicitor who you feel comfortable working with, and who you trust to represent your interests. This could include looking for reviews from previous clients, or asking for recommendations from friends or other professionals in the legal field.

If you are looking for a UK immigration law solicitor, there are many experienced professionals to choose from. With the right solicitor, you can feel confident that your case will be handled in a professional and effective manner, and that your rights and interests will be protected.


In addition to the services mentioned above, immigration solicitors in the UK can also assist with a wide range of other immigration-related issues. These may include:

  • Helping you to apply for permanent residency or citizenship
  • Advising you on your rights and options if you are in the UK illegally
  • Representing you in appeals against immigration decisions
  • Helping you to apply for a family visa, such as a spouse or partner visa
  • Advising you on your rights and options if you are a victim of domestic abuse

It is also important to note that immigration law can be complex and difficult to navigate. Even small mistakes on your visa application can result in a denied application. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced immigration solicitor who can help you to understand the process and ensure that your application is as strong as possible.

Immigration solicitors can also help you to prepare for an interview or hearing with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) or the Home Office. These interviews can be nerve-wracking, but with the right preparation, you can feel confident and calm. An immigration solicitor can help you to understand the questions you may be asked, and to practice answering them.

In addition to the legal advice, an immigration solicitor can also provide emotional support and guidance throughout the process. Navigating the UK immigration system can be a stressful and emotional experience, and it’s important to have someone you can rely on for support and advice.

In conclusion, UK immigration law is a complex field, and it is important to have the help of an experienced immigration solicitor. They can help you navigate the process and ensure your application is as strong as possible, and provide you with the guidance, support and representation you need to achieve your goals.


Unlike many immigration teams, we advise on all areas of UK immigration law and as a full-service firm, we do not only advise on immigration law.  This means that our clients can benefit from a wide range of complementary legal services under “one roof”. The firm’s breadth of expertise and complimentary practice areas mean we can advise on complex multi-practice area cases that are beyond the scope of specialist or “boutique” teams that only advise on immigration law.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. More information on PBS and what types of visa may be available to you can be found here. 


We pride ourselves on the diversity of our staff that can provide you with legal services in over 70 languages. The services our immigration solicitors provide can be categorised as follows:- Central Chambers Law Solicitors is recognised as one of the UK’s leading immigration law firms, with over 10 years of experience in business and individual immigration and knowledge in immigration law our solicitors are ultimately here to ensure that you get the best immigration advice and services.

We understand that immigration is intensely personal.  We reflect this in our advice and approach, whether you are a multinational transferring key staff to the UK, a small and medium-sized enterprise hiring your first sponsored employee, a higher education institution being inspected by UKVI or an individual applying to obtain or extend a UK visa

We not only pride ourselves on high success rates and exceptional standards of immigration services, but also on fairness and transparency when it comes to costs. The first step we take with our clients is to have a telephone discussion to enable the client to get to know their solicitor and for our solicitors to have a detailed understanding of the client’s case before proceeding to consultation. We believe our business begins and ends with our clients and we are committed to providing the best client care and immigration advice. 


We also specialise in advising a very broad base of individual clients, ranging from ultra-high net worth and high net worth clients to professional clients, to executives and individual clients of relatively modest financial means. We regularly advise non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals from a wide range of countries (including countries such as Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, the USA and countries in the Middle East) and are sensitive to cultural differences. We provide our individual clients with a very broad scope of immigration advice, including advising them and their family members and/or dependant relatives in relation to Tier 1 Investor and Entrepreneur visas, sponsored employees and students, EEA family permit and UK residence card applications, indefinite leave to remain and UK citizenship applications, representing individuals who have got into difficulties with UKVI and/or who are seeking to rely on discretionary or human rights related grounds. Areas that our immigration solicitors advise individual clients on include:      

Tier 1 – Investor visas (designed for those who can invest at least £2 million in the UK)      

Tier 1 – Entrepreneur visas      

Tier 1 – Graduate Entrepreneur and Exceptional Talent visas       

Tier 2 – Skilled employment related visas      

If you are already settled with indefinite leave to remain, or a British national and you are hoping for your partner/husband or wife or other family members to gain a residence permit of permanent residence with you in the UK, our immigration solicitors have the expertise to provide advice, practical assistance, professional representation or court representation from start to finish. We will provide the best immigration advice, which is tailored for each client. Our solicitors get personally involved all the way through the process to minimise any stresses. Our team advises private clients as well as corporate, investors, and entrepreneurs moving to live and work in the UK. 


Our team of immigration lawyers specialises in advising businesses on all immigration related issues, ranging from London-based to national businesses and higher education institutions.

Our immigration solicitors have advised organisations across a very wide range of industry sectors.  We can provide whatever level of support businesses and educational institutions require. Areas that our immigration solicitors advise businesses and educational institutions on include:·       

Tier 2 – Intra Company Transfer (ICT) visa applications      

Tier 2 – “General” visa applications and conducting a Resident Labour Market Test       

Tier 4 – passing the annual Basic Compliance Assessment       

Tier 2, 4 and 5 – Licensing as a sponsor with  UKVI and ongoing compliance with the sponsor regime      

Tier 2, 4 and 5 – Challenging unlawful UKVI decisions, e.g. by judicial review or appeal       

Tier 2, 4 and 5 – Issuing Certificates of Sponsorship under Tiers 2 and 5 and Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies under Tier 4       

Tier 2, 4 and 5 – Compliance audits and manuals and ongoing compliance with UK immigration laws and sponsorship duties·       prevention of illegal working and advising on appropriate record keeping and monitoring processes·       standard visitor visas (formerly called business visitor visas)       

Tier 1 – Entrepreneur visa applications, for those who wish to establish, join or take over one or more businesses in the UK.

(i) sole representative, creative and sportsperson visa applications     

(ii) preparing compliance checklists and relevant sections of HR policies, staff handbooks, compliance materials and other immigration related documents      

(iii) visas for dependants and overseas entry clearance applications

(iv) “switching” between relevant immigration categories. 

(v) immigration appeals and visa extension applications. 

(vi) immigration aspects of mergers and acquisitions. 

We work closely with our high-net-worth clients no matter the size or complexity of their business or investment in the UK, we can meet you at our offices, at your place of choosing, or even online via Web Conferencing such as Skype. We take the time to understand our clients to provide them with the best bespoke and individually tailored service. Our team work closely with you to understand your business or investment objectives and will assist you with your business planning through our in-house business and corporate lawyers. By providing strategic business and immigration advice, our solicitors have consistently and successfully assisted our business clients to navigate through the UK’s complex immigration rules and business visa criteria. Our firm prides itself with having an unmatched high success rate in handling business immigration requests.


Student and Work Experience Visas: between £900 to £1,800 including VAT.

Visit Visas (for tourism or visiting friends/family): between £900 to £1,440 including VAT.

Spouse and Partners Applications, including Fiancé(e)s or proposed civil partners: between £1,200 and £3,000 including VAT.

Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System: between £900 and £3,000 including VAT.

Dependent Relative and Family Reunion applications: between £1,440 to £3,000 including VAT.


Ancestry Visas: between £2,160 and £3,000 including VAT.


Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence: between £1,800 and £3,000 including VAT.


Please note that VAT is charged at the prevailing rate, which is currently 20%

Other Costs

Leave to Remain Applications and Entry Clearance applications vary between £1,080.00 to £1,440.00 including VAT

Naturalisation applications and Indefinite Leave to Remain applications vary from £1,440.00 to £1,00.00 including VAT depending on the complexity

Claims for Judicial Reviews start at £3,000.00 including VAT.


While these are indicative costs, please call the office for a precise fee estimate as there are a significant number of immigration applications which attract different fees.  We can carry out work on a fixed fee or hourly rate basis on time spent at £180.00 to £228.00 per hour including VAT.

In addition to our fee, you can expect to pay two types of disbursements during the process of your applications i.e. Expert Fee and Home Office fees. We will always obtain your prior consent before incurring any disbursements for experts or councils.



In addition to our fee, you can expect to pay two types of disbursements during the process of your applications i.e. Expert Fee and Home Office fees. We will always obtain your prior consent before incurring any disbursements for experts or councils.

Generally Common Disbursements and their costs are;

Barristers: Between £420 to £660 per hour including VAT

Interpreters: Between £36 to £96 per hour including VAT

Country expert reports: £900 to £2,160 per hour including VAT.

Psychologist reports: £900 to £1,800 per hour including VAT.


You can visit the following link to UKVI website to see the exact amount of Home Office and immigration health charge (IHS) may be:


What is included

Generally, the following will be included in our service;

  • considering documents
  • attending on the client
  • taking instructions and providing advice
  • preparing and submitting the application
  • advising the client on timelines and the outcome of their application



Our rates are more competitive than many of our peers and we maintain them at a level that is more accessible for individual clients, including individual clients of relatively modest means.  We always endeavour to deliver value for money, and we help clients work within their budgets and we offer fixed fees.  Getting it right first time also means less expense in the end. 


A typical immigration matter may involve all or some of the following key stages.

1.    Immigration application

2.    Administrative Review

3.    Appeal

4.    Judicial review 



Mr Ali Imran is a highly experienced legal professional with a rich background spanning over 18 years in the legal field. Beginning his journey in the UK as a foreign lawyer in 2006, he specialized in providing comprehensive due diligence services to prominent businesses in the UK and Europe.Transitioning to immigration law, Mr. Imran joined PWC Solicitors, where he quickly established himself as a prominent figure. His impressive track record includes conducting dozens of appeals at the First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal showcasing his deep understanding of immigration law and his unwavering advocacy for his clients’ rights. Mr. Imran’s immersion in immigration law began at the appellate level, where he adeptly handled all types of immigration cases.Before assuming the role of head of the immigration department at Central Chambers Law Solicitors (CCLS), Mr. Imran served as Director at Sky Solicitors and Clyde Solicitors. His leadership roles at these firms underscore his ability to drive success and provide strategic direction.


Please refer to the UKVI guidelines for processing times at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-processing-times-applications-inside-the-uk In some categories UKVI offers Priority/Premium (a decision within five working days) and Super Priority/premium services (within 24 hours) for extra fee.



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