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Our immigration team advises businesses and individuals on a wide range of UK immigration matters including sponsorship, visa applications, immigration appeals and British citizenship.

Led by Shahjahan Ali, who brings a wealth of specialist immigration experience to the firm, the team provides end to end immigration support for clients to help them successfully navigate the complex immigration system.

Services for businesses

We advise businesses from a variety of sectors to help them attract and retain the best talent from around the world.

Our services include assisting businesses with:

  • Applying for a sponsorship licence
  • Visa applications for their employees
  • Sponsorship management
  • Advising on compliance (including carrying out audits)
  • Advising on right to work checks
  • Challenging licence suspensions, downgrades and revocations

Services for individuals

We also advise individuals on the full range of UK immigration applications including:

  • Tier 1 (Investor)
  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
  • Tier 2 (General)
  • Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer)
  • Tier 2 (Sportsperson)
  • Tier 4 (General)
  • Tier 5 (Temporary Worker)
  • Family members of British citizens
  • UK Ancestry
  • Dependent applications
  • Immigration appeals
  • British citizenship
  • European Free Movement rights

Contact us

If you would like to discuss your case with us, please contact Shahjahan Ali at


Personnel / Supervision

All people advising on immigration matters will be supervised by a partner or other senior lawyer. The supervisor will discuss and agree the strategy for every matter with all lawyer(s) working on a matter. Each client will be advised in writing at the start of a matter of the name of the lawyer with day to day conduct of the matter and their supervisor, as well as their hourly charging rate.


Key stages of assisting with a visa application
Stage 1

We will either meet with the client or arrange a call to take detailed information about the client’s circumstances and provide initial advice on their case.

Stage 2

We will then provide a detailed note of advice setting out the requirements to be met, the likelihood of success, the costs involved, the timeline and the next steps for the client to take (this will involve provision of further information and documents by the client regarding their application).

Stage 3

We will then review the further information and documents provided by the client to check whether they meet the criteria of the Home Office and advise the client accordingly.

Stage 4

Once all the information and documents necessary for the application are obtained, we will submit the application to the Home Office together with our legal representations and see it through to a decision.

Service information

DAC Beachcroft’s immigration team advises both business and individuals on a wide range of UK immigration matters. The work that we do is often complex and our fees can vary depending on the circumstances of each matter. Factors which can affect the complexity of a matter include:

  • where there have been previous refusal(s) of a visa application or other unsuccessful outcome in connection with an immigration matter such as a refused licence application or an unsuccessful appeal;
  • whether we need to prepare bespoke legal arguments to ask the Home Office to exercise discretion in a client’s favour where they do not meet the requirements of the rules or are unlikely to do so;
  • the location from which the applicant is applying and local requirements that a client needs to meet;
  • whether the applicant has previously commented an offence(s); and
  • their immigration history.

For businesses, we provide bespoke immigration advice on immigration including sponsor licencing, preventing illegal working, visa applications by workers and immigration training.

For individuals, we provide dedicated support on a range of visa applications including Tier 1 (Investor), Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), family based visas, European Free Movement rights, Indefinite Leave to Remain and British Citizenship.

Associated pricing

Estimates of fees:

For businesses, our fees are charged on an hourly rates basis and further details of our hourly rates can be found below.

For individuals, our fees are calculated based on our hourly rates as set out below. Immigration matters can vary from client to client, however, we have provided a range of fees for assisting for certain routine applications below.

Please note our fee estimates are exclusive of VAT and disbursements which are payable in addition to our fees where applicable. The estimates below relate to main applicants and our fees for each dependant application is £750 to £1,500.

Entry clearance and leave to remain:

Tier 1 (Investor) £10,000 to £15,000
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £10,000 to £15,000
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) £7,500 to £10,000
Tier 2 (General) and (ICT) £1,500 to £2,000
Tier 2 (Sportsperson) £2,500 to £3,000
Tier 4 (General) £1,500 to £2,000
Tier 5 £1,500 to £2,000
UK Ancestry £3,000 to £4,000
Partner visa £3,500 to £5,000
Other family member visa £3,500 to £7,500
European Free Movement Rights £2,000 to £3,000
Representative of an Overseas Business £3,500 to £5,000
Leave outside the Rules £5,000 to £7,500
Visitor visa £2,500 to £4,000
Indefinite leave to remain £3,500 to £7,500
Start up visa £5,000 to £7,500
Innovator visa £5,000 to £7,500

Immigration challenges:

Immigration appeal
(excluding representation at the hearing)
£5,000 to £15,000
Judicial Review Depending on complexity, please contact us for an estimate
Administrative Review £2,500 to £4,000

British citizenship:

Naturalisation (per applicant) £3,500 to £5,000
Registration £2,500 to £4,000

Our hourly rates:

Grade London (GBP£) Regional (GBP£)
Partner £495 £390
Consultant £495 £390
Legal Director £495 £390
Senior Associate £440 £330
Associate £425 £310
Solicitor £325 £230
Paralegal £150 £140

What our clients say

'DAC Beachcroft LLP has a "very knowledgeable team that is able to convey complex issues and associated solutions in clear and understandable terms. The team tailors its advice to suit its clients’ needs and provides pragmatic and commercial advice".' Legal 500 UK 2018 Edition, Immigration, Manchester

'"They have a very approachable team," notes a client, who goes on to say: "They are all approachable, helpful and pragmatic in manner".' Chambers and Partners UK 2019 Edition, Employment, London

"They work very closely with us to get the solution that we need. They have a very pragmatic and commercial view and tailor their advice according to our needs." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Employment, North West Commercial awareness

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