Cost of applying for a visa as an investor
The hourly rate will be £300.
On average it takes between 10 to 15 hours to help with an investor visa application. The exact number of hours will depend on the circumstances including the number of documents to read over, whether there are have been previous refusals of applications and the personal circumstances of the applicant.
The fee is likely to be between £3000 and £4500.
VAT will not be charged if an applicant does not live in the UK or Europe.
WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED WHEN ASSISTING WITH AN APPLICATION FOR A VISA AS AN INVESTOR?
Initial communication about your situation, the requirements of the immigration rules and what we think will be the likely outcome of an application. This may be by telephone, skype or email though we would then generally need to meet you in person, if you can visit the UK, to advise you in detail.
Follow-up advice in writing on the criteria to meet and the information and documents you will need to apply for a visa and including advice on the application procedure.
Checking your draft application and supporting documents and giving you feedback.
Preparation of a letter to submit with your other documents.
Advice on the outcome of the application, on the conditions of your visa and on future issues to be aware of.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Financial, investment and tax advice.
You will need to pay the visa application fee which is likely to be £1623 and which you will pay yourself.
You will also need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge of £400 per year in advance (so £1200).
You may be able to pay for additional services such as the cost of having your application dealt with more quickly than usual.
You may also need to pay for the costs of taking a TB test.
You will be advised in advance of any disbursements (payments which we make on your behalf) that are likely to be needed. These could include the costs of getting documents translated.
HOW LONG WILL WE TAKE TO HELP WITH YOUR APPLICATION?
We can normally complete the above-listed services within a month of being asked to help bit it, of course, depends on how quickly you give us documents to check, how quickly you respond to feedback etc.
An application will usually take around a month to be decided.