Applying for a visa can be costly, which is why it is important to ensure your application is properly constructed and has a good chance of being accepted.

Legal assistance can be equally costly, but it is worthwhile when you consider how much more it would cost to have to submit a second application or go through a time-consuming Spouse Visa appeals process.

The Spouse Visa has requirements that need thorough supporting documentation, and the documents can vary depending on an applicant’s unique circumstances. This means that lawyer fees can vary from client to client.

At QC Immigration, we have a flat £100 fee for our initial 30-minute consultation, and from there we can assess the specifics of your application and how much work is required. This initial cost is deducted from your case’s fees if you decide to work with us following the consultation.

What affects lawyers’ fees when applying for a Spouse Visa?

QC Immigration operate on a flat or fixed fee basis for assistance with Spouse Visa applications. However, the quote given will depend on the complexity of your application.

In some cases, it can be fairly straightforward with applicants clearly and demonstrably meeting all requirements; however, in other cases, additional work to address discretionary issues is needed before the application is submitted. All this will be reflected in the quote given to you.

Here are some factors that may affect your lawyers’ fees.

Your eligibility

If you do not meet certification requirements, such as financial requirements, but may fall under exceptional circumstances (EX.1) there may be a case that can be made, but it will require additional work. Making a strong case will translate to additional costs.

This can work both ways, as the application process is much easier for those who meet all of the requirements and can prove that they do so with valid documentation.

The documentation that you have

In certain instances, you may have to seek out documentation to help prove your knowledge of the English language, your financial standing, or the legitimacy of your relationship with a settled person, or British or Irish citizen. For those who already have the documentation, the process is more straightforward.

In many cases, identifying, translating, and submitting documents can be time-consuming, difficult, and will require assistance from an immigration lawyer.

Your deadline

As many firms work on multiple applications for different clients at the same time, you may have to pay extra if you want your Spouse Visa application to be submitted by a tight deadline. Much like the Home Office, many immigration law firms offer priority services for those who need their application constructed and submitted as a matter of urgency.

Your goals

If you are looking to utilise your Spouse Visa as a path toward Indefinite Leave to Remain, there are further considerations that you must consider, such as a path towards passing the Life In The UK Test. Your long-term goals will determine your application and further requirements that must be met.

Get a fair rate at QC Immigration

Get in touch with us in order to put together a strong application for a fair rate. Following the initial paid consultation, we can provide you with reasonable, transparent fees that reflect the requirements of your application and take your individual situation into account.

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