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Services and pricing options

We provide a range of services to Global Talent visa applicants depending on their situation, needs and field of expertise.

Basic review – Applicable for all endorsing bodies:

  • initial correspondence with you regarding eligibility
  • review of the draft personal statement, CV, supporting documents and letters of recommendation
  • written advice on whether the application meets the eligibility criteria for endorsement and if not, what aspects of the application need to be improved.

Fee estimate*: £1,000 – £1,250

Enhanced review – Applicable to applications for endorsement by Tech Nation, The Royal Institute of British Architects and The Arts Council:

  • initial correspondence with you regarding eligibility
  • providing you with guidance on the required documentation
  • review of the draft personal statement and CV and advice to you on issues and improvements to be made
  • advice to you on appropriate authors for the letters of recommendation, review of three draft letters of recommendation, advice to you on whether they meet the eligibility criteria and amending the letters
  • advice on potential supporting documents in support of the application
  • review of draft supporting documents provided by you and advice on whether these are adequate and meet the eligibility criteria and amending the documents
  • advice on additional documents you may be able to provide in support of the application and changes to the documents you have collated to improve your application
  • review of and advice to you on the draft application form(s) and amendments to be made
  • advice to you on the application process and queries.

Fee estimate*: £1, 850 – £2,750

Enhanced review – applications for endorsement by The Royal Society, The British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering and UK Research and Innovation:

  • initial correspondence with you regarding eligibility
  • providing you with guidance on the required documentation
  • review of the draft personal statement and CV and advice to you on issues and improvements to be made
  • advice to you on appropriate authors for the letters of recommendation and review of up to two draft letters of recommendation, advice to you on whether they meet the eligibility criteria and amending the letter(s)
  • review of up to three draft supporting documents provided by you and advice on whether these are adequate and meet the eligibility criteria and amending the documents
  • advice on alternative documents you may be able to provide in support of the application and changes to the documents you have collated to improve your application
  • review of and advice to you on the draft application form and amendments to be made
  • advice to you on the application process and queries.

Fee estimate*: £1,500 – £2,000

Stage 2 – visa application

  • reviewing and suggesting appropriate amendments to draft Home Office visa application form, and
  • advice to you on the application process and queries.

Fee estimate*: £1,000 – £1,500

 

*:  Our fees are calculated based on the number of hours it will take us to carry out this work. The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case, such as:

  • the volume of supporting documents and evidence that we need to consider
  • the quality of the draft supporting documents provided by you, the amount of time required to amend these and the number of amended drafts required
  • whether face to face meetings with you are required (if you reside in the UK) and the volume of calls and queries from you
  • for Global Talent visa applications, whether you are applying under the Exceptional Talent criteria or the Exceptional Promise criteria
  • the urgency of your application
  • whether you have an adverse immigration or criminal history
  • the need to obtain documentation from or liaise with third parties such as accountants or translation companies
  • whether you are applying alone or with dependants
  • whether you require advice on your current immigration status.

Fees are excluding VAT at the rate of 20%. VAT may or may not be payable on the above fee estimate as this is dependent on the country in which you reside and you will be advised of this before work on your application commences. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees payable to the Home Office and document translation fees. These are not included in the above estimates.

Full details can be found in our comprehensive pricing document, which can be found here, or please contact one of our immigration specialists.

Read more about this and other questions in our

Global Talent section.

Disclaimer

Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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