At Terence Ray Solicitors we are committed to providing realistic and transparent fee structure that will enable you to make informed decision about using our services. The fees guide set out below includes our professional fees only, i.e., legal fees that you will be charged for all the work performed by us in relation to your case from commencement to conclusion.

Where specified below, our legal fees are provided on fixed fee basis and will not change unless your case involves unforeseen complexity which need significant extra work. If this is the case, we will notify you prior to incurring any additional costs, explain the reason for any changes and proceed only after your formal approval. 

On all other cases we work on hourly rate basis that range between £150 – £400 plus VAT which will depend on the experience and qualification of the case handler as follows:

  • Partner £350- £400 plus VAT
  • Senior Solicitor £300- £350 plus VAT
  • Solicitor £250- £300 plus VAT
  • Trainee Solicitors/ Legal Consultants £150 plus VAT




Initial Advice (face-to-face, by video link or email advice)

£150 plus VAT

General one-off assistance (initial advice, checking application form and support documents)

£250 plus VAT

Application specific

A. British Citizenship Applications (includes preparation of the application, assessment of support documents and processing of the application but excludes disbursements)

Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen (Adult)

£800- £1,000 plus VAT

Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen complex case (Adult)

£1,500- £2,500 plus VAT 

Registration of a Child as a British Citizen

£1,500- £2,500 plus VAT 

Registration of a Child as a British Citizen out of country

£800- £1,500 plus VAT 

B. British Passport Applications (includes advice and preparation of applications but excludes disbursements)

Applications for a first British Passport in-country and out of country (Adult or Child)

£1,500- £2,500 plus VAT 

C. EU Settlement Scheme Applications (includes advice and preparation of applications but excludes disbursements)

Pre-Settled/Settled status

£2,000- £2,500 plus VAT 

Surinder Singh Application, Pre-Settled Status/Settled status   

£2,000- £2,500 plus VAT 

Application for a family permit for a spouse or dependants, under the EU Settlement Scheme

£3,000- £3,500 plus VAT

D. Applications under the Immigration Rules, in-country and out of country (includes preparation of applications, assessment of support documents, processing and responding to any further correspondence prior to decision but excludes any disbursements)

Visit Visa for tourism, medical, family

£2,000- £2,500 plus VAT

Visit Visa (complex – where there has previously been a refusal)

£2,500- £4,000 plus VAT

Visa as domestic servant

£2,500 plus VAT

Ancestry Visas

£2,500 plus VAT

Long residence, settling in the UK 

£4,000- £7,000 plus VAT 

Leave to Enter or Remain with a partner (non-complex)

£1,500- £2,500 plus VAT

Leave to Enter or Remain with a partner (complex)

£2,500- £3,500 plus VAT

Settlement with a Partner

£3,500- £4,000 plus VAT

Settlement as a Victim of Domestic Violence (Non-Complex)

£4,000- £4,500 plus VAT

Settlement as a Victim of Domestic Violence (Complex)

£4,500- £6,000 plus VAT

Settlement application for a child (indefinite leave to enter)

£3,000- £4,000 plus VAT 

Leave to Enter or Remain as a Parent of a Child in the UK

£2,500- £3,500 plus VAT

Dependent Relative

£4,500- £5,500 plus VAT 

De facto entry clearance for the purpose of adoption (not complex)

£5,000- £7,000 plus VAT 

De facto entry clearance for the purpose of adoption (complex) 

£7,000- £10,000 plus VAT 

Family Re-Union Application where sponsor has Refugee or Humanitarian Protection Leave to Remain

£1,000- £2,000 plus VAT

E. Applications under the Tier Points-Based System (includes preparation of sponsorship licenses applications, assessing support documents, processing the applications, and attending to any further enquiries prior to the decision but excluding disbursements)


Investor Visa

£8,500- £10,500 plus VAT

Sole Representative 

£7,000- £8,500 plus VAT

Entrepreneur Extension

£6,000- £8,000 plus VAT

Global Talent

£3,500- £4,000 plus VAT

Settlement (ILR) Application

£6,000- £6,500 plus VAT


Sponsorship License

£5,000- £6,000 plus VAT 

Intercompany Transfer

£6,000- £6,500 plus VAT

Leave to Enter or Remain/ Settlement (Main Applicant)

£4,500- £5,000 plus VAT


£1,000 plus VAT per dependent 

Leave to Remain Extension

£1,000 plus VAT per dependent 


Tier 4 Student Visa – Entry clearance application as a Tier 4 (General) Student

£2,000- £3,000 plus VAT 

Application for Extension of Tier 4 (General) Visa

£3,000- £3,500 plus VAT

Parent of Child in school (General) Visa

£3,000- £4,000 plus VAT 

Graduate Visa 

£3,000-£3,500 plus VAT


Tier 5 – Religious Worker/Youth Mobility Scheme 

£3,000- £3, 500 plus VAT

Replacement of Visa Stamp with BRP

£800- £1,200 plus VAT 

British National (Overseas) Visa Applications

£2,500- £3,500 plus VAT

F. Asylum Applications (includes advice, preparation of statements, completion of mandatory forms, attending to all correspondence and conferences until decision is made. Fee excludes attendance at Interviews which would be charged on hourly rate basis. Fee also excludes disbursements)

£5,000- £10,000 No VAT depending on complexity

G. Work Permit Applications – Review Application of a Negative Decision

£1,000- £1,500 plus VAT

H. Asylum & Immigration Appeals

Immigration and Asylum 

(lodging appeal only, excluding disbursements)

£600- £800 no VAT 

Immigration and Asylum (preparation of court documents and bundles excluding Counsel/Barrister fees)

£1,500- £3,500 no VAT depending on complexity fees may be higher

I. Judicial Review Applications (includes advice, preparation of grounds by Counsel, preparation of Judicial Review bundles and attending to any subsequent correspondence prior to decision)

£5,000 plus VAT if applicable


J. Initial Advice (includes advising on divorce requirements, procedure, and documents in support of the petition)

£150 plus VAT

K. Divorce Petition Application (includes advice, preparation of divorce petition and attending to the processing of the application until the Divorce Absolute is issued but excluding disbursements) 

£3,000 plus VAT



O. Certification of Documents

£15 per page plus VAT

Q. Power of Attorney and other Declarations/affidavits (includes preparation of the documents and certification)

£120 plus VAT

R. Legalisation of documents with FCO (includes preparation and processing the legalisation of the document with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to be used abroad including disbursements

£200 plus VAT



Our legal fees do not include any disbursements payable by us to third parties on your behalf to ensure a smoother process and later added to your final bill. The amount payable  will be the exact cost of the expense that we incurred on your behalf. Typical disbursements may include, but are not limited to the following:   

  • Home Office fees and NHS Surcharge fees payable directly to the Home Office and the UKVI as part of the application process. The latest Home Office fees for Immigration and Nationality applications can be found here.
  • Payments to the third parties, such as HM Passport Office. Information abou these HM Passport Office fees can be found here
  • External interpreters and translation fees. We recommend you to bring your own interpretor, if required and engage your own translators, if possible. If any assistance is required by us, we will obtain a estimate first and secure your approval before engaging a translator or interpretor. Typically the interpreters we work with charge between £50 and £85 plus VAT per hour, and translation is charged between £40 and £65 plus VAT per hour depending on the complexity of work and its urgency. 
  • Fees payable for independent expert reports, e.g. medical, country specific expert reports or other reports obtained on your behalf. These reports are not usually required and if we consider an expert report necessary, we will inform you as soon as possible. The fee range for the independent reports is usually between £750 – £1,500 plus VAT. 
  • Court/ Tribunal fees. Immigration Appeal fees to the Tribunal are currently £80 without a hearing and £140 with a hearing. Family Court fees can be found here.  
  • Counsel/ Barrister fees range depending on complexity of matter, the seniority and amount of time required. Typically, the fees are between £650 and £1,250 plus VAT, where applicable. We will obtain an estimate of the fees prior to engaging them and will only proceed upon securing your approval. 



All of the prices quoted above exclude VAT unless stated otherwise. VAT is charged at a rate of 20% and is payable on our legal fees and on disbursements.  In some cases VAT is not applicable, e.g. for applications made from outside the UK or without leave to remain in the UK.