Fees on Administrative Reviews

To advise upon a refusal and lodge an Administrative Review

We offer a choice of paying at hourly rates or fixed fee.

On average, this type of work takes around 4 – 6 hours to complete. This means that we estimate a fixed fee cost is likely to range between £600 – £1200 plus VAT (20%).

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

  • The complexity of the issues involved
  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Whether there are multiple applicants e.g. more than one member of a family group


The cost includes:

  • Advising on the options available
  • Preparing and lodging an application (if advised)
  • Advising on progress


Potential disbursements and additional costs:

  • Administrative Review fees: The current fee for an Administrative Review is £80, and VAT is not applicable.
  • Translation of documents:
    • Translators’ fees vary, typically ranging between £90 to £109 per 1000 words. This is contingent on the language and complexity of the texts. The figure excludes the VAT (20%), and inclusion of a 20% VAT may apply, depending on the individual circumstances.
  • Interpreter’s fees:
    • Interpreters’ charges vary, usually falling within the range of £25 to £150 per hour, inclusive of travel time.
    • The figure excludes the VAT (20%). The application of a 20% VAT depends on the individual circumstances.
  • Medical reports/Expert reports:
    • Experts’ fees vary significantly based on the subject matter, typically ranging from £750 to £5,000.
    • The figure excludes the VAT (20%). The application of a 20% VAT is subject to the individual circumstances.


Important notes on VAT

  • All our fees and disbursements (except court fees, application fees, and Immigration Health Surcharge) are subject to 20% Value Added Tax (VAT). However, if your usual place of residence is not the UK, then VAT will not be applicable for your case. Examples where VAT does not apply include, visit visa applications, any immigration application made from outside the UK, where you have entered into the UK without leave and you still are without a leave.


Furthermore, it is important to note that when you require a service from a third-party company, such as the one handling the translation of documents, interpretation, or the provision of medical/expert reports, it may not be registered for VAT in the UK. In such cases, VAT will not be charged for your specific case. We will confirm whether VAT is payable when you instruct us, and we can work out if VAT is properly chargeable.