Our team has extensive collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to Immigration work in the United Kingdom.
We have four members of the team who may work on your matter. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Dr. Abess Taqi, a practising solicitor and Notary Public. Dr. Taqi is the firm’s Director and the person responsible for all firm-wide decisions.
Dr Abess Taqi – meet the Immigration Team
Glenn Corney – meet the Immigration Team
Sengul Turgut – meet the Immigration Team
Soner Koroglu – meet the Immigration Team
We work on a fixed fee basis. Our fees vary depending upon the issues, urgencies and complexities involved.
What makes a case complex
We consider challenging cases, where no workable solution appears to exist under the current Immigration Rules, and we have to identify potential areas of law that can be challenged, as complex cases.
Our talented team is experienced at obtaining discretionary approval for complex and challenging applications, for example in cases where a migrant might have overstayed or does not technically meet the requirements.
For our discretionary application services and fees, please contact us.
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Our fees typically include:
- taking your detailed instructions.
- understanding your circumstances, priorities and immigration goals;
- assessing the routes available and developing a tailored strategic plan.
- providing you with detailed written advice on the criteria, evidence and procedure requirements for your application, including where appropriate, liaising with relevant parties to obtain suitable documentation.
- preparing the relevant application form.
- reviewing all supporting documentation.
- providing written supporting legal representations to be submitted with your application.
- liaising with the Home Office as required with regard to the application.
- providing you with further detailed written advice on the next steps once the application has been decided.
What is not included in our fees:
- Where the Home Office refuse your application, our fixed fee will not cover further advice and assistance in relation to any appeal which would require us to revisit the issue of costs.
- Our fixed fees do not include the payment of disbursements. Disbursements are costs related to your immigration matter and may include: –
- payment of Home Office application fees which you will be required to pay to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
- Immigration Health surcharges,
- payment to interpreters; see below
- payment for translations.
- Independent expert reports e.g., medical experts (these are not required in many cases and we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary);
- If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.
If an interpreter is required to support you in communicating with us effectively, it is important that you tell us from the outset of your instructions to enable us to determine how many hours for instance the interpreter will be required for.
In respect of some applications, a client may only need a couple of hours with an interpreter whereas with other applications 10 to 15 hours interpreting assistance may be required. An application for instance to complete an online visa application form may take up to 3 to 4 hours whereas challenging a Home Office immigration decision may require extensive interpreter engagement. It follows therefore that the number of hours needed with an interpreter (if required) will vary on the type of case and the complexities of the case. Typical standard rates for interpreters in Greater London include £25/hr (attendance), £15/hr (travel & waiting) and the costs of travel.
If you require an interpreter, you do not have to, and you are not obligated to use an interpreter of our choosing when you instruct us. You can bring along your own interpreter who may be a family member, friend or a member of your community.
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. The Home Office stipulate a maximum of 6 to 12 months to consider the majority of immigration applications.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.