What to Expect

QC Immigration is an award-winning immigration law firm that has been established for over 10 years. We specialise in UK Visa and Citizenship matters, providing full legal representation and strategic advice to businesses, families and private individuals.

We realize that immigration and visa applications can be a stressful time for people. Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible for our clients. To help give you an idea of how we work, below we have outlined a typical timeline of events.

In most cases, you would have to book and attend a Biometric Appointment between steps 05 and 06 above.

How our Immigration Application Process works

To give you peace of mind, we will keep you updated at every stage. Below is a typical timeline as a valued client of full legal representation by QC Immigration.


We start a confidential discussion by understanding your history, personal circumstances and future plans. We will clearly outline the best options available and any recommendations to save you time and costs.
This cost is deductible from the service fee should you proceed with us. We work on a fixed cost basis only – no hourly fees, no hidden fees.

Client signs instruction to commence

Once you instruct us to be your legal representative, we start preparing your case. We may require further information about you so that we understand your circumstances better, to help you more effectively.
A deposit is due at this stage.

List of documents

Documentation is the most crucial part of an immigration application. We will customise a list of documents to guide your preparation. Your dedicated lawyer will review these documents and advise any improvements needed.

Application Preparation

We will complete your application to the Home Office. We may also write a cover letter with strong legal arguments where relevant. We may discuss with you to confirm final details.
Any outstanding fees is due at this stage.

Application Submission

We will submit your application to the Home Office securely. We will then continue to be the main point of contact with the Home Office for any further requests. In most cases, you would have to book and attend a Biometric Appointment thereafter to provide your fingerprints, photograph and documents.

Interview Preparation

In some cases, you may be invited to a Home Office interview. While this may sound daunting, we will help you to prepare and provide guidance on what questions to expect.

Home Office Decision

As soon as we receive a decision from the Home Office, we will get in touch with you to share the news.

The timeline for each application may vary depending on the complexity of the case and the availability of documents. Typically we could prepare an application within 7 days. We can work to a much faster timeframe if our clients require us to. Home Office guidelines state that decisions may take up to 6 months. In our experience, well-prepared applications can receive decisions much quicker than that. Speak to us about the Priority and VIP services which may be available for your application type.

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at the highest level 3

Member of Immigration
Law Practitioners’ Association

Global Mobility
& Logistics Winner

As Featured On ITV News

Alumni of UK National cohort

5 Star Ratings From Previous Clients

Immigration Law Firm of the Year


What do our users say

Thank you very much for your contribution and good job you have done for me and my family. Today, I feel that thanking you is not enough. You will remain in our hearts and we will always have this deepest and sincere regard for you, as you have always shown your kindness and your work have been appreciated by the whole family.

Long Residence Settlement (10 years) client – Mauritian

Qiyin is an extremely diligent and thorough immigration lawyer. She took the time to fully understand my case and application for the highly skilled migrant program. She was very careful to consider both the short and longer term issues related to my application and provided very balanced and frank advice. My highly skilled migrant visa was successfully renewed thanks to her advice and help. I highly recommend her.

Tier 1 (General) visa client – Singaporean

I would like to thank you for all the hard work you’ve done for us in the past few years! I am now finished with the whole process and had my UK Citizenship ceremony. We couldn’t have gotten this far without you!

Entry Clearance Settlement (Spouse) visa client – Canadian

Thank you for all your help. I got the visa this morning and look forward to going on holiday. See you again in 30 months for the next visa.

PEO same-day service (Spouse leave to remain) client – Thai

We are so glad that our friend recommended you to help with our ILR application and we have no doubt it may have been a different story if we were applying without your support! We appreciate your professional approach and knowledge on immigration matters and wish your business well in the future (we are sure you will be very successful). Have no doubt we will be using your services for our application for Citizenship.

Indefinite Leave to Remain (Spouse) client – Russian

The QC Immigration team has proved an absolute star on the immigration front and my son’s fiancée is now happily settled, thank you again.

Partner (Fiancée) Settlement Visa – Brazilian

Many thanks for all your work on our application, especially since I contacted you on short notice! I contacted you on Sept 22nd and we signed up with you on/around Sept 27th! So we pulled this all together a little over 3 weeks.

Premium Service (Fiancée) Partner visa client – American

You have exceeded our expectations by saving us so much time and money when organising this! Thank you for also co-operating with our investment manager and accountant to ensure everything ran smoothly.

Tier 1 Investor (Super Premium Service) client – Chinese

Naturalisation (British Citizenship) client - Dutch

EEA Permanent Residence client – Belgian

My family and I were very emotional receiving the good news today. Thank you for all your help and we will definitely recommend you to our European friends who are planning ahead after Brexit!

Naturalisation (British Citizenship) client – Dutch

My family and I were very emotional receiving the good news today. Thank you for all your help and we will definitely recommend you to our European friends who are planning ahead after Brexit!

Naturalisation (British Citizenship) client – Dutch

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