Our fees: Citizenship and Nationality – Naturalisation and Registration

There are several stages of applying for citizenship, please click on the relevant tab below to understand the process including pricing.

Stage 1 – Initial Advice

We offer a fixed fee for our initial advice on eligibility to apply to become British.

The fixed fee ranges from £225 + VAT to £325 + VAT.

The fee depends on the level of advisor and the complexity of the case.

If a client requires a same day appointment, subject to diaries, an appointment may be offered at a further £150 + VAT on top of the standard fixed fee.

The cost includes:

  • Face to face / Skype meeting with the client (Telephone / E mail only also available)
  • Taking instructions
  • Considering documents
  • Advising on eligibility and the prospects of success
  • Providing written advice following meeting

The cost does not include:

  • Interpreter’s fees – usually £20 – £25 per hour, depending on language required and availability*

* If we need to pay any third parties then we will require the cost of this up front from you before proceeding

Stage 2 – Application

We offer a choice of paying at hourly rates or fixed fee for assistance with an application.

The fee depends on the level of advisor and the complexity of the case.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the average case. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Hourly rates

The hourly rate is £150 – 250 + VAT.

On average, this type of work takes between 2 – 2 ½ hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £300 – £625 + VAT.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Whether there are multiple applicants e.g. more than one member of a family group**

Fixed Fee

The fixed fee ranges from £350 – £850 + VAT.

** An additional fee of £50 – 100 + VAT per person is charged where there multiple applicants from a family group requiring separate application forms

The cost includes:

  • Preparing and submitting the application
  • Booking a UKVCAS appointment
  • Advising on progress
  • Advising on the outcome of the application

The cost does not include:

  • Home Office fees  – you will pay this to the Home Office directly
  • Translation of documents*
  • Interpreter’s fees*
  • Medical reports / notes*
  • Any other payments to third parties necessary for your case*
  • The cost of challenging a decision if the application is refused – we would advise on the cost of this if it arises – see Stage 3

* If we need to pay any third parties then we will require the cost of this up front from you before proceeding

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.

The Home Office state that this type of application can take up to 6 months to be decided.  However in our experience some cases take far less time and some longer, depending on the circumstances of the applicant.

Stage 3 – Challenging a negative decision

There is no right of appeal but it is possible to request a review of the decision or consider an application for Judicial Review.

This work would be charged at hourly rates.

The fee depends on the level of advisor and the complexity of the case. Please note that this work would be undertaken only by a Solicitor or Partner.

The hourly rate is £195 – 300+ VAT.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

  • The complexity of the case
  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Whether there are multiple applicants e.g. more than one member of a family group

The cost includes:

  • Advising on the options available
  • Preparing and submitting a request for a review (if advised)
  • Pursuing the Pre Action Protocol (if advised)
  • Preparing an application for permission for Judicial Review (if advised)
  • Advising on progress
  • Advising on the outcome

The cost does not include:

  • Home Office fees
  • Counsel’s fees
  • Court fees
  • Translation of documents
  • Interpreter’s fees
  • Medical reports / notes

Any other payments to third parties necessary for your case