Immigration Advice

In response to nationwide funding cuts to immigration advice services, MRC established its service to ensure everyone can have access to high-quality, affordable legal advice when they need it.

100% of our fees are reinvested back into the charity. So by using our service, you help ensure that people can continue to access affordable legal advice.


How we can help

Our expert lawyers specialise in a wide range of immigration issues including asylum, family reunion, citizenship and children’s rights. With us, you’re in good hands. We offer affordable, quality legal advice on all immigration matters.

For example, we can help you:

Obtain a visa and travel documents for you and other family members

Get work visas for your staff

Become a British citizen and get permanent residency

Access public services

Find safety from persecution

Why use our service?

30 years experience of successfully fighting for our clients.

Affordable for you and there will never be unexpected fees.

An award-winning service provided by highly qualified lawyers.

A personalised service

Advice in a range of community languages


To talk to our team about your needs, contact us by calling 0207 354 9631 or email 

Our Immigration advice services are regulated by the Office of Information Services Commissioner and the Solicitors Regulation Authority


Download fee list here

Fee scale

This Fee Scale details our fees for our immigration and asylum advice.

Should there be an immigration and asylum application not listed within this fee structure please call and ask to speak to the Supervising Solicitor, who will provide an agreed fee.

Fees may be paid by cash, money order, or bank transfer. Payment is expected before we begin work on your case.

The fees quoted below do not include VAT and disbursements.  See below for further clarification.

Activity Typical Fee:
One-off Initial Consultation (up to one hour) £125 OISC Regulated lawyer

£160-£200 Solicitor

Application Checker Service £150-£250
Entry Clearance – Application £900- £1500

(plus £300 per dependant)

Entry Clearance – Appeal £2000-£3000

(plus £300 per dependant)

EEA 1 and 2 in country applications £1000
Variation of Leave: Students, Spouses, FLR (M), FLR (0) including Human rights/Discretionary leave – Application £1000-£1500
Variation of Leave: Students, Spouses, FLR (M), FLR (0) including Human rights/discretionary leave- Appeals £2500-£4000
Settlement SET(M), SET (O), SET (F), Set (P) EEA 3-4 (including marriage, long residence etc) Application £1000-£1500
Settlement SET(M), SET (O), SET (F), SET (P) EEA 3-4- (including marriage, long residence etc) Appeal £2500-£4000
Business Settlement £4000-£6000
Tier 1, 2, Applications £3700-£5000
Initial Tier 4- Student – Application £1000-£2000
Initial Tier 4-Student -Appeal £1500-£3000
Naturalisation Forms – main applicant £1000
Naturalisation Forms per dependants £300
Deportation – FTT appeal £3000-£5000
Deportation – UT appeal £4000-£6000
Bail- Application and Appeal £1000
Asylum – Application (not including interview) £1500-£2000*
Asylum Interview £300*
Asylum – Appeal £2650- £5000*
Fresh Asylum Claim – Application £1000-£2000*
Fresh Asylum Claim – Appeal £2650-£5000*
Family Reunion – Application £1000

(plus £300 per dependant)

Family Reunion – Appeal £1500-£2000

(plus £300 per dependant)

Administrative Review £900-£1500
Judicial Review £200-£250 per hour

*For asylum cases you may be entitled to Legal Aid. Contact us to discuss your options.



The fees listed here are a basic guide for our immigration and asylum advice services. Of course, every case is different, and before we begin any work, you will be told precisely how your unique case will be billed.

If you opt for the one-off initial consultation, this fee will be discounted from your agreed total fee should you decide to proceed to a full application.

Should you wish to withdraw instructions part way through your case, we will charge you for all work we have undertaken on your behalf at an hourly rate of £160.



All prices quoted exclude the UK’s value added tax (VAT), which is 20%.



These are additional costs which may be incurred progressing the case, for example:

  • Home Office application and Court fees
  • Barristers fees
  • Immigration Health Surcharge fees
  • Translation and interpreter fees
  • Life in the UK test fees
  • English language test fees
  • Medical reports and DNA testing
  • Expert country reports

These costs are not included in our professional fees and are not necessary in every case. You will be notified at the beginning of your case if any relevant disbursements are anticipated.