GOOD ADVICE UK is a leading immigration law firm based in London. We provide expert advice and representation to clients on a wide range of immigration matters. Visit our website at www.goodadviceuk.com to learn more about us.
We offer a range of immigration services, including advice on visa applications for students, sponsored workers, entrepreneurs, representatives of overseas companies, employers, family members and many other types of legal immigration services including citizenship application and appeals.
Our immigration services are available to individuals, families, and businesses. We help people from all over the world to navigate the complex immigration system in the UK.
Our immigration lawyers are highly experienced and knowledgeable in their field. They have years of experience representing clients on a range of immigration matters and are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.
You can contact us through our website or by phone to schedule a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers. During the consultation, we will discuss your immigration matter and provide you with expert advice and guidance on your options.
At GOOD ADVICE UK, we believe in providing our clients with honest and transparent advice. We take the time to understand each client’s unique situation and tailor our services to meet their individual needs. We are committed to providing high-quality representation and support to our clients.
Yes, we offer immigration services to individuals who are based both in the UK and outside of the UK. We have experience representing clients from all over the world and can provide support with the immigration process regardless of your location.
Yes, our immigration lawyers have experience representing clients in challenging immigration cases. We have a track record of success in difficult cases and are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing exceptional client care. We understand that immigration matters can be stressful and overwhelming, which is why we work closely with our clients to provide them with the support and guidance they need.
We strive to provide our clients with affordable and transparent pricing. We offer a range of fee structures and will work with our clients to find a pricing plan that suits their needs and budget. We are committed to providing our clients with value for money and will always be upfront.
We provide guidance on the requirements for obtaining a job offer in the UK, but we do not have the resources or expertise to find job offers for our clients. We provide legal advice and support to individuals, families, and businesses.
Every application is different and attracts a different application fee depending on a number of factors such as the nationality of the applicant, number of dependants, whether the Immigration Health Surcharge is payable or not, the currency of the country where the application is being made…etc.
You should note that the government fees do change and slightly increase frequently. Some countries have additional appointment user fees that can only be confirmed when finalising and submitting the application.
The government application fees and payments are usually due when preparation of the enquiry is concluded and before submission to the relevant authorities such as the British Embassy, the British High Commission, Visa Section, Home Office, UKVI, Immigration Health Surcharge, Home Office Commercial Partners, Priority Processing Service, Premium Lounge Service, UKVCAS, Nationality Department, His Majesty Passport Office, Immigration Tribunals and Courts (where applicable). Government fees are subject to constant change and often with very short notice. The fees typically increase on 6 April each year. Government fees would be paid in the form of debit or credit card payment, made by online payment or by postal orders or cheques in limited situations and always made payable to the relevant authority directly. Visa Application and Immigration Health Surcharge or VFS/TLS fees for out-of-country applications are usually charged in USD, EUR or a non-GBP currency and vary from time to time, depending on the exchange rates.
Our legal fees are charged for our legal advice, services and assistance as confirmed verbally during the initial consultation session and in writing in the Terms of Instructions. Our legal fees are usually fixed based on a specified scope or based on number of hours and they cover all the within-scope preparatory work, including reading documents, communications, advice, update, preparing covering correspondence, lodging applications, time spent, admin time and efforts, reasonable casework, standard local and national postage, local outgoing national telephone call charges made.
Our agreed legal fees do not include any government disbursements for applications or disbursements regarding the enquiry, such as translation of documents or additional outsourced services such as accounting fees, exams’ fees.
We do not operate on a No Win No Fee basis, and our agreed legal fees are payable irrespective of the outcome of the enquiry.
While we exert reasonable effort to identify points of concern that would have implications on the enquiry, the ultimate responsibility remains with you to inform us fully and honestly of your previous immigration/travel history and applications made and disclose any relevant information to us.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have provided us with a clear account of your circumstances so that we can advise you in the best possible manner. You also must ensure that you provide us with all the required documentation and information to facilitate the preparation and submission of the proposed application, matter or legal submissions where applicable. We reserve the right to charge additional reasonable legal fees in some instances where significant additional unanticipated out-of-scope work is required. We will notify you of all unanticipated work and agree on additional fees in advance.
We also reserve the right to charge additional reasonable legal fees in instances such as continuous unnecessary telephone calls and when additional unnecessary meetings are requested.
We also remind you that the Home Office often make errors in their endorsements, grants and/or issued documents. You should be aware that any necessary rectification work will be charged separately. We will notify you and agree on any additional fee in advance.
We reserve the right to terminate instructions or discuss and agree to revised legal fees and scope of work if, during the preparation of the matter, new information (either disclosed or discovered) comes to light which would significantly impact the scope of work and time needed for the matter.
VAT stands for Value Added Tax and this is a government tax currently set at a rate of 20% and added on services and products sold to clients in the UK.
Yes. By law VAT much be charged on services and products sold unless there is a clear exemption in the law.
Your VAT status will be determined from the outset.
Mostly VAT is not payable if you are making an application from outside the UK or if you are in the UK without legal status.
Our legal fees are always quoted exclusive of VAT.
Therefore, VAT is payable in addition to the quoted fees if applicable. We will clarify this in any invoices raised.
Government legal fees are usually not subject to VAT unless it is a Commercial Partner, and they would clarify this on their invoices raised.
Typically a client would book a consultation first. The consultation can be conducted by telephone, in the office, or by video conference.
We only receive instructions in writing and by email.
We do not receive instructions by whatsapp.
Any agreed work would typically be confirmed in a document called Terms of Instructions or by email in limited situations.
You should read and confirm your understanding of the instructions to formally proceed.
To formally instruct us, you should accept the the Terms of Instructions and arrange for payment of the fees as invoiced.
Electronic, email, or scanned signature are acceptable.
Receipt of the initial payment on account is considered an agreement and virtual signature to the Terms of Instructions.
GOOD ADVICE UK is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner in the UK.