Cost of applying for a visit visa from outside the UK
The hourly rate will be £260 unless by agreement it is £290 if, for example, work will be done at weekends or in the evenings or if an application is particularly complex or urgent.
On average it takes around 6 hours to help with a visa application being made from outside the UK. The exact number of hours will depend on the circumstances including the number of documents to read over, whether there have been previous refusals of applications and the personal circumstances of the applicant or their sponsor.
The cost is likely to be £1560 unless a fixed fee is offered.
A fixed fee of £1500 will be offered when it is considered appropriate. This will include the services set out below. It will be offered when it seems that there will be no unusual complications or delays of over 6 months from the time of JHI being asked to assist. If it becomes clear that the work can not be finished within a fixed fee we will let you know as soon as it becomes clear and will let you know in advance that we plan to charge for additional work at the usual hourly rate.
Sometimes a lower fee will be offered, if it is considered that there are compassionate reasons to do this. This will be entirely at our discretion.
VAT will not be charged if an applicant does not live in the UK or Europe.
WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED WHEN ASSISTING WITH A VISIT VISA FROM OUTSIDE THE UK?
Initial communication about your situation, what you hope to do and what we think will be the likely outcome of an application. This may be by telephone, skype or by email or may be by speaking to your sponsor in the UK.
Follow-up advice in writing on the information and documents you will need to apply for a visa, and how you need to go about making the application.
Checking your draft application and supporting documents and giving you feedback.
Preparation of a letter of support to include with your other documents.
Advice on the outcome of the application and on the conditions of your visit visa.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED ?
Actual submission of the application which will be done from outside the UK.
WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL YOU NEED TO PAY?
You will need to pay the visit visa application fee which is likely to be £93 for a 6 month visa (but more for multiple entry visas) and which you will pay yourself.
You may decide to pay for additional services such as the cost of having your application dealt with more quickly than usual.
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 but it of course depends on how quickly you give us documents to check, how quickly you respond to our feedback etc.
A visa application will usually take no more than a month to be decided though you may be able to speed this up if you are prepared to pay more.