A number of staff will be involved in the conduct of your matter. The following mini-bios provide an at-a-glance view of our staff, their qualifications and experience, and who they are supervised by.

Gazala Rashid, Director and Solicitor

Gazala Rashid is the founder and Director of UK Migration Lawyers. She has extensive experience in both legal aid and private immigration work, and is an LSC Level 2 accredited caseworker and supervisor.

Gazala qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and has had exposure to a number of areas of law including crime, family, professional negligence and Immigration, asylum and human rights. Gazala’s vision for UKML was to create an accessible platform for clients to receive quality, affordable specialist immigration advice nationwide. 10 years on, UKML has grown into a centre of excellence, having recruited some of the best talent in immigration law.

Stacey Campbell, Senior Solicitor

Stacey Campbell is a senior solicitor and supervisor at UK Migration Lawyers specialising in UK immigration and nationality law. She has expertise in the points-based system, Tiers 2, 4 and 5, including sponsored migrants as well as asylum, family, business, British nationality, British registration and EEA regulation matters. As Stacey has a background of advocacy in Court, she can appropriately direct clients as to the nature of their appeal hearings and is well placed to meet the needs of her clients and put them at ease. Stacey has been practicing law for 8 years.

Arpita John, Solicitor

Arpita qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and has since been working in the field of immigration. Arpita successfully completed her degree in Law from Birmingham City University and further completed the Legal Practice Course at the same University. Arpita speaks fluent Punjabi, Hindi & Urdu. Arpita is skilled in all areas of immigration law and has a particular interest in the spouse visas. Arpita is supervised by Gazala Rashid.

Abdul Zeb, Solicitor

Mr Zeb completed his LLB law degree and LPC at Birmingham City University. Mr Zeb qualified as a Solicitor from a national based solicitor’s firm in Manchester (2016), where he headed up the corporate and business immigration department. He brings a wealth of experience in dealing with all types of Sponsor Licence applications for UK businesses to employ migrants outside the EEA. He also has extensive experience in dealing with personal immigration matters ranging from all types of entry clearance applications and human right applications, Mr Zeb is a passionate advocate representing his clients at the First tier Tribunal for all appeal matters under the Immigration Rules European law. Mr Zeb is supervised by Gazala Rashid.

Sunil Mahay, Solicitor

Sunil has been working in the field of immigration for the past 10 years and qualified as a solicitor on 15 March 2013. He has a degree inLaw LLB from the University of Wolverhampton and completed the Legal Practice Course at Birmingham City University.  Sunil is skilled in all areas of immigration law and has a particular interest in Appendix FM, Human Rights and Private Life applications. Sunil is supervised by Gazala Rashid, who is the Director of UK Migration Lawyers. Sunil is supervised by Gazala Rashid.

Hajer Kawan, Immigration Caseworker

Hajer Kawan is an Immigration Caseworker who has extensive experience and understanding of laws, legal codes and court procedures. She has been awarded a Bachelors degree in Business and Business law in 2013 and then furthered her studies at Birmingham City University where she studied a Graduate Diploma in Law. She is a strong team player with excellent client facing and immigration law skills. She has over three years of experience as an immigration caseworker and thoroughly enjoy her work helping to reunite families. Hajer is supervised by Stacey Campbell.

Mehvesh Akbar, Immigration Caseworker

Mehvesh has been working as an immigration caseworker for a total of 8 years and has a degree in Law from the University of Wolverhampton.  Mehvesh works under the supervision of Abdul Zeb and has a broad knowledge of all areas of immigration law. She strives to provide her client’s with excellent service and successful applications.  Mehvesh is fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi. Mehvesh is supervised by Abdul Zeb.

Harris Qadir, Immigration Caseworker

Harris Qadir has been working as an immigration caseworker for over 3 years. Harris has a degree in Law from Birmingham City University. Harris works under the supervision of Abdul Zeb across all areas of immigration law and has has also been responsible for many other positive applications submitted to the Home Office, including applications under EU law, Indefinite Leave to Remain, Further Leave to Remain and Naturalisation applications. Harris is supervised by Abdul Zeb.

Our Fees and Price Transparency

The table below shows our minimum pricing for each of the main services or application types that we offer.  The price that we ask for a particular matter may well be lower or higher than the price listed here for a number of reasons:

  • If your matter is particularly straightforward or you have done much of the work yourself, then we may well offer a lower fee for our services.
  • If you do not wish for us to offer our normal full service then we may negotiate a lower fee with you.
  • If there are particular complications with a matter that mean that a lot more work will need to be done to achieve a positive prospect of success then this may be reflected in a higher fee for our services. Such complications include:
  1. Criminal convictions of the applicants and sponsors.
  2. Previous negative immigration history (such as overstaying or non-compliance with the immigration rules).
  • Previous behaviour that brings into doubt good character of the applicants or sponsors.
  1. Any undisclosed information that was not disclosed to ourselves and/or the relevant immigration authority.
  2. Inability or refusal to provide standard documentary evidence.
  3. Exceptional circumstances that require mitigation (particularly in protracted matters that require extensive examination and representation)

We are also aware that sometimes our fees may be unaffordable to some and, in exceptional circumstances, we may offer to divide payments across a number of a period however we reserve the right not to submit or complete any application until full fees are paid.

There may be some additional costs that are required to be paid to us to pay third parties on your behalf. It is our practice not to involve ourselves in such payments, called disbursements, as we usually ask our clients to pay these directly themselves.  Such payments include:

  • The Home Office fee. These fees change regularly and you can find the most up-to-date version at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table
  • Immigration Health Surcharge – this is variable based on a number of factors and the most up-to-date version can be found at https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/how-much-pay
  • Interpretering and translation fees – we do not offer these services and you should assess the affordability of these services.
  • DHL / Postage / Courier / Exceptionally heavy postage – couriers’ fees differ depending in the weight of that being sent and the location of the recipient. As a rule, we do not make a charge for Royal Mail delivery within the UK
  • Expert and Medical Expert Reports – we do not offer these services and you should assess the affordability of these services.
  • Court Fees – Currently, the court fee is £140 and we may well request this as a disbursement that is hold on account.
  • Non-standard counsel fees – if you plan to use counsel of your own choosing then you are liable for their fee. The fee for counsel varies wildly depending upon the qualifications and experience of each individual barrister.

Here follows our standard fee structure.

 

Matter Fees Start At (ex VAT)
WORK VISAS  
Dependants Of Tier 1 General Migrant £1,500
ILR Tier 1 General £2,000
Entry Clearance As Tier 1 Entrepreneur £3,500
Switching Into Tier 1 Entrepreneur £3,500
Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Extension £3,500
ILR As Tier 1 Entrepreneur £3,500
Dependants Of Tier 1 Entrepreneur £1,500
Entry Clearance As Tier 1 Exceptional Talent £3,000
Switching Into Tier 1 Exceptional Talent £3,000
Extension Of Stay As Tier 1 Exceptional Talent £2,500
ILR As Tier 1 Exceptional Talent £3,000
Dependants Of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Migrant £1,500
Switching Into Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur £2,500
Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa Extension £2,500
Dependants Of Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur £1,500
Entry Clearance As Tier 1 Investor £5,000
Switching Into Tier 1 Investor Visa £5,000
Tier 1 Investor Visa Extension £5,000
ILR As Tier 1 Investor £5,000
Entry Clearance As Tier 2 General Migrant £2,500
Switching Into Tier 2 General £2,500
Tier 2 General Extension £2,500
ILR Tier 2 General £3,000
Dependants Of Tier 2 General Migrant £1,500
Entry Clearance As Tier 2 Minister Of Religion £2,000
Switching Into Tier 2 Minister Of Religion £2,000
Tier 2 Minister Of Religion Visa Extension £2,000
ILR Tier 2 Minister Of Religion £2,000
Dependants Of Tier 2 Minister Of Religion £1,500
Entry Clearance As Tier 2 Sportsperson £2,500
Switching Into Tier 2 Sportsperson £2,500
Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa Extension £2,500
ILR Tier 2 Sportsperson £2,500
Dependants Of Tier 2 Sportsperson £1,500
Entry Clearance As Tier 2 ICT £3,500
Switching Into Tier 2 ICT   £3,500
Tier 2 ICT Extension £3,500
ILR Tier 2 ICT £3,500
Dependants Of Tier 2 ICT Migrant £1,500
Entry Clearance As Domestic Worker £2,000
Domestic Worker Visa Extension £2,000
ILR Domestic Worker £1,500
Dependants Of Domestic Worker £3,000
Entry Clearance As A Sole Representative Of Overseas Business £3,000
Sole Representative Visa Extension £3,000
ILR As Sole Representative £3,000
Dependants Of Sole Representatives £1,500
Dependants Of A Person With UK Ancestry Visa £1,500
ILR UK Ancestry £2,000
UK Ancestry Visa Extension £1,500
Entry Clearance - UK Ancestry Visa £2,000
Entry Clearance As Tier 5 Charity Worker £1,800
Tier 5 Charity Workers Visa Extension £1,500
Dependants Of Tier 5 Charity Worker £1,500
Entry Clearance As Tier 5 Creative & Sporting £2,500
Switching Into Tier 5 Creative & Sporting £2,500
Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Extension £2,500
Dependants Of Tier 5 Creative & Sporting £1,500
Entry Clearance As Tier 5 Religious Worker £1,800
Tier 5 Religious Workers Visa Extension £1,500
Switching Into Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange £1,800
Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Visa Extension £1,500
Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS)Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) £1,500
Switching Into Tier 5 International Agreement £1,800
Tier 5 International Agreement Visa Extension £1,500
ILR - Tier 5 International Agreement £2,000
EUROPEAN & EEA APPLICATIONS  
EEA Family Permit As Family Member of An EEA National £1,500
Residence Card As Family Member Of An EEA National £1,200
Retaining Right Of Residence As Family Member Of An EEA National After Divorce Or Death Of The EEA National £1,300
Derivative Residence Card As A Primary Carer £1,300
Residence Card As Extended Family Member Of An EEA National £1,300
Registration Certificate As An EEA National £950
Permanent Residence (PR) As An EEA National £1,200
LONG RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS  
ILR - 10 Years Long Residence (Same Day Visa Service) £1,500
Extension Of Stay - 10 Years Long Residence £1,500
TIER 4 AND STUDENT APPLICATIONS  
Dependants Of Tier 4 General Students £1,200
Tier 4 General Student Extension £1,200
Switching Into Tier 4 General Student £1,200
Entry Clearance - Tier 4 General Student £1,200
Switching Into Tier 4 Child Student £1,200
Entry Clearance - Tier 4 Child Student £1,200
ASYLUM, REFUGEE & HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION  
Asylum Claim £3,000
Transfer Of Refugee Status £2,500
Legacy Cases £1,500
Family Reunion £1,300
DL Application £1,500
ILR - Humanitarian Protection £1,200
ILR As A Refugee £1,200
CITIZENSHIP  
Registration As A British Citizen If You Had Previouly Given Up British Citizenship £1,500
Naturalisation As A British Citizen £1,200
Registration Of A Child As British Citizen - MN1 Application £950
Registration Of A Child As British Citizen Who Was Born In The UK And Has Lived In The UK For 10 Years £950
UKM Application £1,500
Registration As British Citizen By British Subject £1,500
Registration As British Citizen By British Protected Person £1,500
Registration As British Citizen By BOC £1,500
British Citizenship As BNO £1,500
Registration As British Citizen Under The British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997 £1,500
Registration As A British Citizen By BOTC £1,500
Registration As A British Citizen By A BOTC With A Connection With Gibraltar £1,500
Registration As A British Overseas Territories Citizen If You Had Previouly Given Up Citizenship £1,500
Registration As A British Citizen By A Stateless Person £1,500
VISITOR VISAS  
Business Visitor Visa UK £1,200
Family Visitor Visa UK £1,200
Child Visitor £1,200
Entertainer Visitor Visa UK £1,200
General Visitor Visa UK £1,200
Parent Of A Child At School £1,200
Prospective Entrepreneur Visa UK £1,200
Sports Visitors Visa UK £1,200
Student Visitor Visa UK £1,200
UK Visa For PLAB Test £1,200
Visitor For Marriage/Civil Partnership £1,200
Visitor For Private Medical Treatment £1,200
Visitor In Transit Visa UK £1,200
Visitor Under Approved Destination Status (ADS) Agreement With China £1,200
Visitors Undertaking Permitted Paid Engagements £1,200
PASSPORTS & TRAVEL DOCUMENTS  
Application For British Passport £650
Refugee Travel Document £650
Stateless Person Travel Document £650
Certificate Of Travel £650
One Way Travel Document £650
APPLICATIONS BY TURKISH CITIZENS  
Entry Clearance (Visa) As A Turkish ECAA Businessperson £2,000
Switching Into Turkish ECAA Businessperson Category £2,000
Extension Of Stay As A Turkish ECAA Businessperson £1,800
ILR As Turkish ECAA Businessperson £2,000
Dependents of Turkish ECAA Businesspersons £1,500
Turkish ECAA Workers £1,400
Dependents of Turkish ECAA Worker £1,000
DISCREATIONARY LEAVE & OTHER APPLICATIONS  
Discretionary Leave £1,750
Bail Application to the Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) £1,500
Bail Application to the Immigration Judge at Asylum and Immigration Tribunal £1,500
For any subsequent bail application, if your first bail application to the Immigration Judge has been unsuccessful £1,500
Revocation Of Deportation Order £2,500
Sponsor Licence Application £2,500
Subject Access Request (SAR) £2,500
Returning Resident Visa UK £500
TOC Application £600
NTL Application £600
APPEALS & REVIEWS  
Administrative Review Against Refusal Of Entry Clearance As PBS Migrant £1,500
Admin Review Against Refusal Of An In-Country Refusal By The Home Office £900
Entry Clearance Appeal Stage 1 (Pre-Hearing Notice) £900
Entry Clearance Appeal Stage 2 (Post-Hearing Notice) £900
In-Country Immigration Appeal £1,800
Asylum Appeal £2,000
Deportation Appeal £2,500
Application To 1st Tier Tribunal For Permission To Appeal To Upper Tribunal £850
Application To Upper Tribunal For Permission To Appeal To Upper Tribunal £850
Appeal To The Upper Tribunal Following Grant Of Permission To Appeal £1,800
Application To The Upper Tribunal For Permission To Appeal To The Court Of Appeal £1,500
Application To The Court Of Appeal For Permission To Appeal To Court Of Appeal £2,000
Appeal To The Court Of Appeal £3,000
JUDICIAL REVIEW  
Pre Action Protocol For Judicial Review Against The Home Office, UKBA £1,500
Paper Application To Upper Tribunal For Permission To Apply For Judicial Review (JR) £2,500
Renewal Of An Application For Permission To Apply For Judicial Review (JR) Against The Home Office, UKBA £1,800
Judicial Review Against The Home Office, UKVI Following Grant Of Permission To Apply For Judicial Review (JR) £3,000
Emergency Injunction To Stop Removal From The UK £1,000

 

Complaints Procedure Transparency Information

We take complaints at UK Migration Lawyers extremely seriously because we want our clients to be happy and to offer them the best possible service we can.  Where we have fallen short of this we want to know exactly what happened to stop this happening again and how we can make things right, so every complaint is automatically escalated to a Manager’s attention.  At this stage, a complaint is still deemed to be informal and if it can be resolved to the satisfaction of all then there is no need to progress to a formal complaint.

The person wishing to bring a formal complaint against UK Migration Lawyers must do so in writing to Gazala Rashid, Director via email or at the following address:

Gazala Rashid
UK Migration Lawyers
Centre Court
1301 Stratford Road
Birmingham
B28 9HH

[email protected]

Step One

Once we are in receipt of a the complaint, we will confirm the same within seven working days.

Step Two

I shall then investigate by reviewing the matter file and speaking to the member of staff concerned within five working days of acknowledging receipt of your complaint. If, for some reason, the matter cannot be investigated in this timeframe, I will then write to you notifying you of this together with the reason why and giving a revised timescale. Once the investigation has been completed I will send you a detailed, written response, including any proposed solution, within fourteen working days of sending you the letter acknowledging receipt of your complaint.

Step Three

If you are satisfied with my response in step two above, that will be the end of the matter. However, if you are not satisfied, you should contact me again and I will arrange for another local solicitor unconnected with the matter and the firm to review my decision. The solicitor will write to you within fourteen days of receiving your request with confirmation of the firm’s final position in relation to your complaint, outlining the reasons and any final redress that is offered.

Step Four

We have eight weeks to consider your complaint. If for any reason we are unable to resolve the problem between us within that timeframe, you may then ask the Legal Ombudsman to consider the complaint. The Legal Ombudsman may be contacted at PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ or visit www.legalombudsman.org.uk.

Please be aware that any complaint to the Legal Ombudsman must usually be made within six months of you having received a final written response from us about your complaint or within a year of the act or omission which you are complaining occurring (or you becoming aware of it).

 

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