Visa & Immigration Support Service
We have a compact team with lots of experience in Visa and immigration matters here at Slater Heelis who can advise on Spouse & Visitor Declarations
We understand that the process of applying for both Spouse and Visitor Visas can be complex, challenging and stressful.
There are many things to consider as part of a visa application and you want to ensure that it is correct and contains the right supporting documents so that you have the best chance of success. Our immigration support team can advise on certain aspects of the application.
Immigration Support Services We Provide
Below are the elements of visa applications that our immigration support team can help you with. Read on through this page to find more information about the services and costs associated with each of them.
- Spouse Declarations
- Visitor Declarations
- Appeals in Spouse or Visitor Declarations
- Assistance with applications in respect of Spouse or Visitor Declarations
A Spouse Visa is for individuals who are married to a person settled in the UK and who is not subject to any immigration control. Dealing with a Spouse Visa application to enter the UK for the purpose of joining your spouse can be a daunting task, and so we can help with various elements of the application.
At the standard level of this service, we will consider all of the paperwork provided and produce a Declaration exhibiting it which will support the intended Spouse Visa Application in the local country. It costs a flat fee of £750 + VAT and does not include our team checking that information is correct or sufficient. This is also subject to it being a first application. If you are self-employed then the fee will be £1250 plus vat.
If you would like us to check that the documentation complies with the Immigration Rules and provides all the required information, an extra cost will be associated. The cost for this level of service is £1,500 +VAT (subject to the volume of paperwork and as long it is a first application). If you are self-employed then the fee will be £2000 plus vat.
If you require help in completing the application, our additional fees for that support are between £1,200 to £1,500 +VAT depending on the amount of time required.
There are a variety of reasons why you may require a Visitor Visa. Full information and eligibility criteria can be found on the gov.uk website. If you do require a visa, our team can provide a Visitor Declaration as part of the application for a cost of £500 +VAT. This is a simple production of documentation which can be referred to in the Declaration.
If any advice is required in relation to a Visitor Declaration or the application, there would be an additional charge in order for our team to manage this, at an extra £500 +VAT.
Appeals if Refused
Should an application for a Spouse or Visitor Visa be refused, our Immigration Support Team can provide initial guidance as to whether an appeal should or could take place. An alternative approach may be, and many times a wise one, to resubmit one of the declarations. This will be discussed with you to decide on the next steps.
Advice on this would cost between £1,500 to £2,000+ VAT, depending on the complexity of the matter.
Assistance with Applications
This extra assistance is subject to whether advice is also required. Costs associated with this will vary depending on the amount of time spent on them, but an indication of pricing can be seen here.
Expert assistance through these applications can vary between £750 and £1,250+ VAT.
If advice is required alongside this, then the cost could be anywhere up to £2,000+VAT.
Legal Guidance with Appeals
In many instances where appeals are concerned, clients are referred to direct access Barristers and are given the option as to whether they want to us to instruct the Barrister for advice in respect of refusal type situations, as referred to above.
We have dealt with hundreds of immigration cases, and where necessary have successfully appealed around 50 of these, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
Contact us about your Visa Application
If any of the instances outlined above apply to your situation, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will do our best to help you in whichever way we can.
Call us on 0161 969 3131 or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.
Immigration Support Lead
members on 0161 969 3131