A guide to our fees

We do offer fixed fees for most of the work that we provide, and these are indicated as such in this guide.  A fixed fee is an agreed fee, which will not be varied up or down, and is not dependant on the application being successful. As set out below, any disbursements or expenses (costs that we incur on your behalf or for the purposes of carrying out our work) are payable in addition to our fees. In the event of your instructions being withdrawn prior to the submission of the application, the fixed fee, together with any disbursements and expenses, will remain payable in full.

We also work on hourly rates. Depending on the work you instruct us to do we may charge by the hour. The rate that we charge, or bill, per hour is dependent on the seniority and expertise of the person undertaking the work. It may be cost-effective to have a range of people on differing rates working on your matter, having more junior people doing the basic, routine work and a more qualified person making the strategic decisions and overseeing the work of the juniors.  Below is a guide to the hourly rates we charge for people of differing seniority and expertise. 

Partners  £450

Senior Solicitors, Associates & Consultants  £400

Solicitors £350

Senior Legal Officers £300

Trainee Solicitors, Legal Executives £175

It is always difficult to accurately gauge the costs of a case where we charge by the hour as this can vary depending on new information, underlining issues, the complexity of the matter etc. In these cases, we will try to provide you with estimates for each stage.  Where we provide an indicative fee range or estimate, it operates as a guide and not a cap. Estimates will be based on a number of assumptions and if we encounter unforeseen work or complexity this may cause our fees to increase above any fee range or estimate provided. You must not consider them to be maximum or fixed-fee quotations.

We will always inform you of who will be working on your case and their hourly rate.  

Factors which could increase the overall cost of your case

This applies where a fixed fee is quoted or where the amount charged is based on the hourly rates of the people doing the work for a standard application. Some examples are:

  • Unexpected circumstances in your immigration history, personal circumstances, or financial status which we were not aware of at the outset
  • Delays in obtaining the information requested
  • Information provided is inaccurate, out of date, inadequate or requiring translation; or
  • Where there are short deadlines.

A complex application may attract higher fees, and we will always advise you on this.

Factors which could decrease the overall cost of your case 

This applies where a fixed fee is quoted or where the amount charged is based on the hourly rates of the people doing the work. Some examples are:

  • Where we have undertaken work on your behalf in the past and your immigration history is familiar to us; or
  • Where we do multiple applications for the same organisation or family; or
  • Where you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules.

Our Pricing Structure

Type of CaseGuideline Fees
Initial Consultation          

£100.00 – £250 (the price of a consultation may be deducted from professional fees if further instruction is made).

 

Investor applications

Applying to reside in the UK on the basis of investing either £2,000,000 or more 

Tier 1 (Investor)- Entry Clearance          £8,000 – £15,000
Tier 1 (Investor) – In-Country Switch          £6,000 – £10,000
Tier 1 (Investor) – Extension          £5,000 – £6,000
Tier 1 (Investor) – Indefinite Leave to Remain          £3,500 – £6,500
 

Innovator applications

Entry Clearance          £6,000 – £12,000
Start-up          £3,000 – £5,000
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – Extension          £5,000 – £8,000
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – Indefinite Leave to Remain          £3,000 – £5,000
 

Entrepreneur applications for Graduates

Available to graduates identified by Higher Education Institutions as having developed genuine and credible business ideas and entrepreneurial skills to establish one or more businesses in the UK.

 

Tier 1
(Graduate Entrepreneur)                               
          £4,000 
 

Students – over 16 years old

Available to students who have been offered an unconditional offer for a course at the required level by an

education provider, who is recognised as a Tier 4 Sponsor by the Home Office.  

Tier 4 (General) Student          £1200 – £1,400
 

Students – aged between 4 – 17 years old

Available to students who have been offered a place on a course at an independent school in the UK

Tier 4 (Child) Student – Entry Clearance          £800 – £1,200
Tier 4 (Child) Student – In-Country Switch          £700 – £1,000
Tier 4 (Child) Student – Extension          £500 – £800
Parent of a Child at School          £1,200 – £1,500
 

Individuals from participating countries

Available to sponsored young people (aged 18 – 30 years old) from participating countries and territories who wish to experience life in the UK.

Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)

Temporary Migrants Entry Clearance
 

           £800 – £1,000

 

Family members of applicants under the Points-Based-System

Applying with or to join a family member who is making an application/ already granted with a visa under the Points-Based-System (PBS).

PBS Dependant Entry Clearance

 

£1,500 for the first dependant
£1000 for each additional dependant applying
 

PBS Dependant In-Country Switch

          As above
PBS Dependant Extension          As above
PBS Dependant Indefinite Leave to Remain 

£2,000+ depending on the complexity of the matter

Adult Dependant Relative – Discretionary          £2,000
 

Replace your visa with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) – indefinite leave

Available to those who hold settled status (Indefinite Leave to Remain) in the UK. You can apply for a BRP to replace the visa held within your passport.

No Time Limit Application          £500 – £800
 

Replace your visa with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) – limited leave

People who have limited leave endorsed in a passport that is lost, stolen, damaged or due to expire can have their leave transferred to a BRP.

Transfer of Conditions          £400 – £800
 

BRP is lost or stolen

You can report your BRP lost or stolen from inside or outside the UK. You can only order a replacement from inside the UK.

BRP Replacement          £500 – £800
 

Visiting the UK

If you are visiting the UK for any purpose (such as leisure or business), you may require a visit visa to enter the UK.

Visit Visa          £1,000 – £1,300
 

Residing in the UK as a European Economic Area (EEA) national or family member of an EEA national

EU Pre Settled Status          £500 – £700
EU Settled Status          £1,000 – £1,200
EU Complex Cases          £1,500 – £2,500
 

EEA Family Permit

Available if you are a family member of an EEA national
wanting to enter the UK.

 


          £1,500 – £2,500

EEA Registration Certificate

Available for EEA nationals currently residing in the UK.

          £700 – £800
EEA Residence Card

Available to family members of an EEA national to confirm status
in the UK.

          £1,500 – £2,000
EEA Permanent Residence (PR)

Available to EEA nationals or family members of EEA nationals who
have 
been residing in the UK for 5 continuous years.

          £1,500 – £2,000
EEA PR + Nationality + Passport           £3,000
 

Settlement under Immigration Rules

 
10 Year Lawful Residence

Available to applicants who have been living legally
in the UK for 10 continuous years.

 

          £2,500

 

Becoming a British Citizen

For applicants who want to obtain British nationality.

Naturalise as British Citizen 6(1)

Available to individuals who have already obtained settled status
in the UK (either 
Permanent Residence or Indefinite Leave to Remain) and held it for 12 months.

 


          £1,500 – £2,200

Naturalise as British Citizen 6(2)

Available to individuals who have already obtained settled status
in the UK (either 
Permanent Residence or Indefinite Leave to Remain) and are married to a British Citizen.

 


          £2,000 – £3,500

Nationality plus passport          £2,500- £4,000
Discretionary Nationality

For individuals who do not meet all requirements

          Hourly-rated
Register a Child as a British Citizen

Available to children under 18 years old who
wish to obtain British nationality.

           £1,200- £2,000
 

Family members of British Citizens

Available for those who apply as a spouse of a British citizen or settled person in the UK (Appendix FM)

Entry Clearance          £1,500 – £3,500
In Country Switch          £1,000 – £3,500
Extension          £1,500 – £3,500
Indefinite Leave to Remain

(settlement)

          £2,500 – £3,000

 

First British Passport Application          £500
Discretionary Passport          Hourly rated
 

Working in the UK

 
Tier 2 (General)

Available to applicants who are from outside
the EEA and have been offered a skilled job in the UK

 
Sponsor licence

Tier 2 (General) Entry Clearance

          £3,000 – £5,000

          £2,000 – £3,500

Tier 2 (General) Leave to Remain          £1,500 – £2,500
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrant

Available to applicants who are from outside the EEA and have been offered a role in a UK branch from their overseas employer

 
Tier 2 (ICT) Entry Clearance          £2,000 – £3,000
Tier 2 (ICT) Leave to Remain          £1,500 – £2,500
Tier 2 Indefinite Leave to Remain

Only available to Tier 2 General, Sportsperson or
Minister of Religion migrants who have spent
a continuous period of 5 years in the UK

          £2,500 – £4,000

 

Tier 5 (GAE)

Available to applicants who want to come to the
UK for a short time for work experience
or undertake training

          £1,000 – £1,800
 

Sole Representative

Available to applicants who area representative of an overseas
company and plan to set up a UK branch/subsidiary 

Also available for employees
of a news agency on a long-term
assignment to the UK.

 

             £7,000

 

Response to Illegal Worker Notice

Applicable to clients who have
been notified by the Home Office
that they have employed or are
currently employing a person
who does not have the right to
work in the UK.

 

 

 

          Hourly-rated

 

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Available to applicants who
are a recognised leader
in their field of expertise.

 

 

          £6,000

 

Appeals

First-tier Tribunal   £3,000 – £5000

Application for permission to appeal 

to the First-tier Tribunal £1,000 – £1,500

Application for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal     £1,000 – £1,500

Permission hearing   £1,000 – £1,500

Judicial Review

Preparation of Pre-Action-Protocol letter     £1,000 – £1,500

Preparation of judicial review grounds and issuing  proceedings £2,500 – £3,500

To prepare judicial review renewal grounds    £800

Judicial review renewal hearing    £1,500 – £2500

Judicial review substantive hearing    £3,500 – £5,000  

Administrative Review    £1,000 – £1,500

Application for leave to remain in UK

Private & Family life              £2,500 – £3,500

What is not included 

Our professional fees do not include the following:

  • Any fees payable to the Home Office fee, such as application fees, Immigration Health Surcharge, submission costs etc.
  • VAT, HM Revenue & Customs, HM Passport Office or to the Land Registry etc
  • Counsel's fees where applicable
  • Fees payable to Courts or Tribunals
  • External Translation fees
  • Costs of Experts or Agents instructed on your behalf
  • Non-routine postage charges and courier charges
  • Travel and meeting expenses.
  • Bank charges
  • Document Certification Fees
  • A fee of £300 (plus VAT) for a representative of Gulbenkian Andonian to attend with you at the Home Office's Public Enquiry Office 

Please note that the guide above sets out the prices for different types of immigration applications. However, our fees may vary depending on individual circumstance may call for a combination of applications or for some intervention in advance of the application. We will always advise you about this and the anticipated cost. As your matter progresses, should it become clear that further costs may be necessary, we will, of course, provide an update at the earliest opportunity. The fees quoted above are for standard applications, except where specified. More complex matters will attract higher fees, but we will always advise you on this.

Service information 

At the outset, we will provide you with a Client Care Letter, which sets out the work which you have instructed us to undertake and the anticipated cost, as well as any other costs that we expect, will be associated with your application.  We are always happy to carefully explain the various steps and how the total costs have been calculated. If you do agree with our terms, you will be asked to return a signed copy of the letter to us.

Our Client Care Letter will also set out when our fees are due, and when you will have to pay the Home Office fees. In most cases, you will pay those fees to us and we will pay them to the Home Office on your behalf.

It is important to note that our Client Care Letter clearly sets out the scope of the work we have agreed to do for you and the price quoted is for our services up to the point that a decision is made on your application.  If your application is refused, or if there are further steps you would like us to take, we will provide you with a further quotation for those services.

The Client Care Letter will also set out all the other terms of our arrangement with you and wherever possible we will also provide you with an estimate of how long it will take to prepare your application and how long the Home Office may take to make a final decision on your application.

What services are included 

The work will involve:

  • discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how which on average takes 5 hours
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 5 to 15 hours*;
  • where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses
  • preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf, which we anticipate will take 8 hours
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 5 and 8 hours of work
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application and we would refer you to the Home Office’s current standards and processing times.

Please see the current Home Office processing times

Once we have taken your instructions, received your full supporting documents and fees, we will be able to submit your application to the Home Office within 3 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. 

The time it takes will be subject to how quickly all relevant information and documentation takes to collate.  If there is a deadline in which you require an application to be submitted, then we would work with you to complete and ensure it is submitted in time.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Please be advised that we will not issue any refund if you withdraw your instructions. Furthermore, please note that the prices quoted do not include the Home Office fee, clients will be responsible for paying the Home Office fees/appeal fees (HO fees vary depending on the type of the application).

Advice about unsuccessful applications and further steps you may need to take 

If your application is unsuccessful, or if you need to make further applications or submissions in order to achieve your aim, we will advise you on those costs before undertaking any further work on your behalf.  To be clear, the costs of appeals, administrative or judicial reviews are included in the price guide.

The stages of an application   

Every application is different, and each client’s circumstances are unique. This makes it difficult to provide an exact overview of an application, however, to give our prospective clients an idea of what they can expect we have set out some guidelines below.  Not every case follows this format, as short deadlines, or exceptional immigration history or circumstances can extend or curtail these stages.

Contacting our office to arrange a meeting

You can telephone our office and ask to speak to a solicitor about your immigration matters and to arrange to meet.  If we think we can be of assistance, we will invite you to our office to discuss your case with us.  Once you have met with us there is no obligation to instruct us to take your case any further if you do not wish to.

Initial consultation

If you prefer you can arrange to have an initial consultation. These meetings are charged for and the price is in the guide.  The range of price is dependent on the seniority of the professional who meets with you.  At the initial consultation, we will give you comprehensive verbal advice about your case and make recommendations as to how you should proceed, we will also give you an indication of what we will charge you to do the work.  Again, you are not obliged to engage our services if you do not want to.  If you do decide to instruct us, we will deduct the cost of the initial consultation from your overall professional fees.

Client Care Letter

If you do decide to engage our services, we will provide you with a Client Care Letter and our Terms of Business, setting out the terms of our arrangement with you.  This will include what we have agreed to do for you, who will work on your case, the likely costs involved as well as details about what other costs you may incur. If someone else will be paying your fees, we shall ask you to provide their details and proof of their identity. 

Once you have instructed us, and we have accepted your instruction we are bound by our professional obligations including confidentiality and we will not communicate anything you have told us to anyone else without your permission. 

Timing

At the outset, we will advise you of the likely time frames of your application.  The Home Office does publish guidelines about how long they take to process various types of applications, but these are only guidelines.  We will advise you, based on our experience, how long the Home Office usually takes to make a decision on the kind of application you have instructed us to make. Also based on our experience, we will advise how long it is likely to take us to prepare your application and the factors which may speed up or delay that process.

Information we will require from you

Initially, we will ask you to provide us with information so we can identify who you are.  You will need to provide us with photographic proof of your identity and proof of your current address.  Depending on your circumstances, we may require further information from you.

When our fees are payable

For fixed fee matters our professional fees, as well as the anticipated Home Office fees and any other fees which we have told you about, will usually be payable at the start of your matter.  We can discuss this with you and make arrangements to suit your circumstances and the time frames of your matter. 

On hourly-rated cases, we will ask you to pay us an amount to be held in anticipation of our fees and costs we may incur on your behalf.  This is held in our Client Account and we will inform you before we take any of this to settle our professional fees.

When the Home Office fees are payable

Home Office fees and any other fees (for example, medical expert, barristers, translation) must be paid before we book your appointment with or submit your application to the Home Office.

Unpaid fees or costs

If you do not pay all the fees and costs associated with your application, we may decline to submit your application.  If we do submit your application and there remain fees and costs outstanding at the conclusion of your matter, we are entitled to retain your documents, including originals, until all our fees have been settled.

Further information we will require

We will ask you to provide us with the information we need to start doing the work you have instructed us to.  The Home Office is very prescriptive, and we will have to obtain the information they require in precisely the format specified. As a result, we may need to ask you for more information, depending on what you have provided to us and its particular relevance.  The speed with which you provide us with the information we ask for, and its accuracy, will have the most significant impact on the timing of your case and how long it takes us to prepare and finalise your application.

Clarification, or additional evidence based on the information provided

The Immigration Rules and policies are constantly changing and as we prepare your matter and complete the application forms it may become apparent that we require information or details which we had not asked you for before.  Again, the speed and accuracy with which you are able to provide these will impact on how quickly we can complete the work.

Draft application form

Where applicable we will complete the application form on your behalf, and we will ask you to confirm that all the information on the form is accurate.  This is your responsibility and if there are any errors, or omissions, or information which is incorrect (for example you have not advised us of a criminal conviction, or previous immigration refusal) it is up to you to ensure that this is correct.  The consequences of providing incorrect information can be severe and we set out further details about this in our Terms of Business.

Final application form

We will prepare a final application form and ask you to confirm that this is correct before we submit this on your behalf.  Again, we stress the importance of ensuring that this information is accurate.

Covering letter

We will usually prepare a covering letter to be submitted with the documents we are required to provide in support of your application.  This letter will be provided to you in draft for you to check as well.

Creating the bundle

We will create a bundle of the documents we are required to submit in support of your application. In some circumstances, these may have to be original documents or certified copies of originals. 

Biometrics

In some circumstances you may be asked to submit your biometrics, this means that you will need to go to one of the appropriate centres and provide your fingerprints. Your signature and a digital photograph will also be taken.

Home Office Interview

Some applications require that you have an interview with the Home Office or that the application is submitted in person.  Depending on the type of application there are various methods of submission, all taking different lengths of time and with different associated costs.  This may include postal applications, Priority Service and the Super Premium Service.  

At the outset of your matter, we will tell you which of these is available to you, depending on your particular application and circumstances, and the likely costs.  We will discuss this with you, and we will agree which option we will select depending on time and cost.

Outcome

The Home Office will usually advise us directly about the outcome of your application and where applicable will usually send your passport, or biometric permit, or other documents to us.  We will advise you as soon as we have this and make arrangements as to how to get this to you. 

Your obligations

Depending on the application and the status you have been granted you may be obliged to take further steps, for example, registering with the police or collecting your biometric residence permit from the post office.  We will advise you about this.  We will advise you of the consequences of not meeting these obligations.

Further steps

We will also tell you about any expiry or renewal dates which are applicable, and what steps you will need to take to make sure you meet these dates.  We will advise you of the consequences of not meeting these dates 

Your further application

We will advise you if and when you will be able to make any further applications, for example, an application for nationality, or a first British passport.  We will also tell you what our likely costs of submitting any further application on your behalf will be. 

What People Say About Our Firm

Extremely professional, experienced and friendly team of solicitors. Highly recommend. Thanks to all especially Dave, Fadi and Jahed :)
Sorath Abid
Sorath Abid
05:57 25 Feb 20
No words can descirbe the professionalism and kindness of all the team members at Gulbenkian Andonian. Thanks to all especially Caroline, Fadi, Henry and Dave. You are the Best : )
Ali Khan
Ali Khan
22:57 21 Feb 20
Very good One of the best firms in England. I can't thank them enough for what they have done for me and my family! I was about to lose my British citizenship and they have managed to stop that.We went to court and we won!That you very much
lulzim culaj
lulzim culaj
12:55 12 Feb 20
Gulbenkian Andonian were very transparent, knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly in handling my case. Positive results were achieved in an unexpectedly short time every time I consulted and used their service. I am glad to have met and utilised their help for taking care of my case, it certainly was quicker and less stressful using Gulbenkian Solicitors.A special and big thank you to Mr. Farhat who handled my case and helped me so much throughout my immigration journey.
Danny Tahesh
Danny Tahesh
09:30 10 Jan 20
An exclusive and amazing moment of truth from Gulbenkian Solicitors who have outstandingly and amicably strived, represented and rescued my wife from the wrath of eviction by the Home Office from UK after 18 years of overstay faltering. My spouse’s case had been declined by The High Court Tribunal on about 3 occasions with no room for appeal. Amazingly Gulbenkian Solicitors exceptionally teamed up and eloquently provided excellent customer service through a high degree of articulation, diligence and professionalism that has seen 1st Tier-Tribunal Immigration Judge granting my wife right of leave to remain in the UK. I highly recommend anyone with similar complex immigration situation and seeking legal status to use Gulbenkian Solicitors. Beyond no reasonable doubt, my wife’s situation was awfully difficult, but rest-assured a positive and unexpected solution has been successfully achieved.
EK Chitsa
EK Chitsa
22:39 08 Jan 20
My family and I will be eternally grateful to you for the opportunities you have allowed us to pursue by your assistance in the immigration process. All of your hard work is invaluable to us. Thank you for your professionalism and continued support. I really appreciate everything. It was a long journey, a long battle... I still remember when I met Mr dave in 2013 and explain to him about my immigration problem, he taught me to be patient and time will be the fruits of my patience. My son is now 7 years old and with the support of Mr dave and Mr danny this impossible dream has been possible. Mr danny has been very supportive thought the whole process of my application, he has been very positive and always lift me up when I had doubt about any other issues. Mr danny has been the gem of this wonderful journey. We'll now what can I say about Mr dave, he has been my mentor, a father figure,my angel guardian, he has guided me and advice me thought out my difficult phrase in life. I was living in fear, I let go opportunities in my work, but now all those fear has gone, I was feeling like a bird who live in a cage that flying was a desease. Now I look forward to application for my son british passport and I will continue to recommend other people who has difficulty in their immigration matter to seek help to Mr dave. As for me they are one of the best around and will aways be the best. They can make impossible dream come true. Thank u so much Mr dave and Mr danny.RegardRobin and family.
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robin fitness plan
22:12 27 Dec 19
They were the catalyst to free me (19years of slave). Would like to give lots of prayers and thanks to Jahed Morad for his sincerity to bring these shackles off, so that I can finally begin my PhD in the faculty of Neuroscience. Lots of love to all.YNWA Liverpool to win premier league this year. Jahed’s favorite team. This law firm to win best firm of the year.
ZiZOu Khan
ZiZOu Khan
22:53 01 Dec 19
Gulbenkian Andonian have helped us so much with my husbands case and could not thank them enough. Especially Mr Farhat, our solicitor. Also Caroline, the receptionist, who is very polite and understanding. I would highly recommend them and if I could give them 10 stars, I wouldn't hesitate. Thank you very much for everything.
Erseleda Asllani
Erseleda Asllani
12:15 07 Nov 19
Excellent team and service. The support from the team from Caroline at the reception to the individual team members is excellent. Mr Fadi, Henry and David have beem magnificent.. I have no hesitations to recommend them.Thank you for everything.
Kannon Nathan
Kannon Nathan
12:42 03 Nov 19
I have finally got my British Passport. I remember the first day I came to the office in the old building and All looked lost.Thanks to everyone at the firm for all the effort and dedication you put in. May God Bless you All and If i know anyone with an immigration problem, theirs only one place.
ivan bunjako
ivan bunjako
18:42 02 Oct 19
Couldn’t be more satisfied of the whole process! We won a very difficult immigration case thank to the firm’s expertise and professionalism.. Definitely recommended. Thank you team ❤️
V S
V S
17:09 09 Sep 19
They are very friendly ,caring always ready to help it's not all about money.They try to put you at the right place,They fight for you until they get what they want for you.Best solicitors I have ever met.They are very honest and reliable.100%.
Sharon Johnson
Sharon Johnson
00:14 23 Aug 19
They are very friendly ,caring always ready to help it's not all about money.They try to put you at the right place,They fight for you until they get what they want for you.Best solicitors I have ever met.They are very honest and reliable.100%.
Sharon Johnson
Sharon Johnson
00:14 23 Aug 19
Excellent service. I strongly recommend Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors. The team are highly professional and efficient. I have returned to the firm after they successfully solved an immigration issue and will return again in the future. Special thanks to Mr Jahed Morad for his work on both our applications.
S Osman
S Osman
15:31 19 Aug 19
Dave and Henry have become my personal heroes of immigration appeal matters! Dave earned my trust from the first meeting as an honest, balanced and reliable person who can fix my broken case. Henry who has further dealt with my case is extremely knowledgeable, committed and just a warm person to work with throughout such a rocky and emotional matter. We have eventually won the case in the court due to their patient and intricate work. I have been blessed to work with both of the two gentlemen and wish Gulbenkian Andonian to continue this great mission in defending the real stories of the people brushed aside by the bureaucratic box-ticking exercise. Bonne chance!
Kamila S
Kamila S
07:21 13 Aug 19
Classy and professional in their application. A team whose sum of parts truly make up the whole. Very knowledgeable and very well run. Fadi, you are a gem. Thank you.
Samuel Taylor
Samuel Taylor
16:29 09 Aug 19
I want to say a few words about Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors. I have gone through several immigration lawyers and law firms in England for different issues, but the most defining issue of my life was handed to Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors, and I can easily say, it was the best choice I made in my life and the most I am proud of. The team at Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors , starting from the receptionists to the solicitors to the partners , treated me like family with the utmost professionalism. They are the most intelligent, open minded, experienced and stubborn (in the best way possible) professionals I have seen. Always one-step ahead, planning for all eventualities and always optimistic which I felt was very helpful, last and definitely not least, they are realists, they will not promise you things not achievable. I write this because I witnessed this first hand, I saw how they dealt with my case, a case that no other law firm would look at and which many of my family members and friends had very little hope of achieving. They defied the odds and they got what I hoped and prayed to achieve. They stood by me in ways I never imagined, every single advice they gave me was spot on, every step they took was studied and calculated, they never kept me in the dark and they were always supportive. A special shout out to my heroes, Dave Vasoodaven and Hayk Sayadyan. they told me from day one, they were here to help and indeed they did. Hayk, fought this case like his life depended on it and i can not thank him enough, i will never forget when i got emails from him at 2am and 3am, this is dedication on another level. Dave managed the process very professionally and i am so proud and happy i took all the advice he gave me.Thank you so much for what you did for me. I can go on and on but I will end it here. Who ever has you on his side is blessed. Keep up the good and hard work, Thank you ☺
Ali Ibrahim
Ali Ibrahim
18:57 01 Aug 19
This is very exciting moment to give a excellent review where i have received the service and it will defiantly memorable for rest of my life.firstly, i do apologies to Dave and Jahed Murad, becoz its bit late to write this review as i was busy with my personal life and went back to my country.I received my visa under the 7 years uk born child family and private life Application. i receive the visa in first time application with in 8 months, becoz, my case worker fellow Mr. Jahed Morad prepare the whole application with cover letter under the law and rules regulations that home office honoured us leave to remain in Uk. Jahed was fantastic, friendly, very straight and truly honest speaker and hard worker regarding my application.Dave Vasoodaven, is the most kind person i saw in law industry so far in my life. firstly i met with him and i told my whole immigration history to him and he was sympathy-zed and showed his kindness and humanity to take my case and referred to Jahed Morad. Many thanks to everyone.
md rahman
md rahman
11:09 04 Jul 19
I strongly advice Gulbenikan Andonian as a company, and Mr. Henry & Mr. David individually. I have been struggling for three years with home office & with my previous law firm till I find Gulbenikan Andonian. From the first they I went to talk about my issue, they have assured me that the application they will make will be successful. They are very professional, they exactly know what they are saying and doing. Apart from their professional approach, every single person I contacted in their office are always warm and friendly. You can trust these people in your matters as much as you can trust yourselves. My only regret is not finding them at the beginning of my journey, but I can`t be enough thankful to them as they succeed in my application, and brought my family together. They always talk based on relevant law, and never play with the words for just taking your money. They deserve every single penny they ask for.
Canan Kulaksiz
Canan Kulaksiz
10:52 04 Jul 19
Brilliant and Brilliant and Brilliant.What a pleasure we got to work with this extremely professional firm. Our case was very complicated of article 8. They are well experienced in immigration courts from my own experience.Zara shamal was incredibly helpful and she has a very structured approach to preparing the appeal bundle. She really is such a asset to this law firm.Henry expertise on human rights and appeal was outstanding and fantastically intelligent.Without any hesitation, I will definitely recommend Gulbenkian ANDONIAN.
Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
11:54 03 Jul 19
Thank you very much Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.Me and my wife had a great experience with Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors team.I must admit that we had a very complicated and difficult immigration case which was turned down by many law firms. We were on the edge of leaving the U.K when we were referred to them. Our case was handled in a very highly professional manner and a successful outcome which couldn’t be achieved without the help of Mr Dave Vasoodaven, Ms Zara Shamal, Mr Henry Lau and not forgetting Mr Fadi Farhat. It was a long battle over the years which finally turned into a success. Mr Dave Vasoodaven is a very honest, professional person and has a great sense of humour. I still remembered the first appointment with Mr D. Vasoodaven. He guided and advised us all the way along and I would say he acted as a father to me. Thank you Ms Zara Shamal and Henry Lau for your dedication and hard work, advises and kept us updated on our case all the time. You were highly professional, passionate and patience with us. You went an extra mile to make our case successful. A big thank you for Mr Fadi Farhat. We were blessed to have you representing our case in the tribunal. Your dedication and passion on our case made us felt like pulling our sinking boat to the shore.I would also like to thank Caroline and Danny for their support and warm welcome every time we visited your office.I sincerely appreciate your team effort and will never hesitate to recommend your services to anyone.
ashvin luchmun
ashvin luchmun
12:10 21 Jun 19
While myself and my fiancé were searching for a good reliable solicitor to represent my ILR case, we came across Gulbenkian Andonian Law Firm in Google. We approached them and met Dave who was pleasant and hopeful at the first introduction itself. Thereafter, I was introduced to my solicitor Fadi who was just brilliant! Although I was a demanding and impatient client, Fadi handled my requirements and worked on my case productively and we won it! I also must mention Henry was very cooperative and helpful in assisting on my case. Overall I highly recommend them and I am very thankful I choose them for my ILR case. Thank you Fadi, Dave & Henry once again!
Nishalaya
Nishalaya
19:49 19 Jun 19
Very happy with the service i have recieved. Simply the best at what they do. Sabi
Fiorik Fikaj
Fiorik Fikaj
19:27 18 Jun 19
Our Ukrainian family had a hopeless immigration past.We applied first time with our previous solicitors to the Home Office 7 years ago and had been refused.We spent a lot of money and had lot of worries.By the recommendation of some friends,we came to Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.Their advice to us was very good and they gave us the best solution.Jahed Morad was our lawyer and caseworker and he put same confidence in us.So,when we applied with Jahed after less than 6 months, we had a successful case and got residence permit cards.In our opinion,it is better to deal with professionals even if it cost bit more,then loose time and more money for someone unprofessional.Many Thank’s to Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors and to Jahed Morad.
Galina T
Galina T
05:40 09 Jun 19
Excellent service provided by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors. In particularly I want to mention Fadi Farhat who has continued to assist me and my family successfully over the years. He is extremely efficient and keeps to his promise. He confidently assures you even when the odds are against you; and in all instances the result is always positive. Highly recommend.
Sean Lodovica
Sean Lodovica
07:43 03 Jun 19
Highly recommend to avoid this firm they will rip off your pockets and you only realise when the damage is done. They gave me false hopes regarding my judicial review matter, took £4,000 from me, only to have the case refused. Giving false hope to any client is not the standard a firm should operate on, however small. In spite of this, they will even charge you for the phone calls they make to you, told by Mr... And if that was not enough, an extra £500 was demanded in spite of the £3,500 agreed fee during our first meeting. At the time, I had no choice but to pay. In the end, I sought advice from another firm that provided a professional service with honesty and integrity. Will I use Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors again? Yes, if I have spare cash to throw away.
T Hussain
T Hussain
22:21 10 May 19
Have used these Solicitors and cannot recommend them enough, I was completely satisfied and had a successful outcome which could not have been achieved without the help of Dr Bernard Andonian,Mr Fadi Farhat, Ms Zara Shamal, Mr Henry Lau, and Ms Caroline Gardner, it had been a very trying time for me and my partner but They kept reassuring us and dealt with our impatient professionally, A Big Thank you to you all and would not hesitate in recommending A No 1 Solicitors, First Class.
Faz Sheikh
Faz Sheikh
17:45 18 Apr 19
Received an excellent service, delivered with professionalism from the Gulbekian Andonian team. Had the fortune and pleasure to instruct Mr Henry Lau. I highly recommend Mr Lau. His knowledge, client care, expertise, and resourcefulness are admirable. Anyone in need of his services would be fortunate to instruct him.
Klarens Simoni
Klarens Simoni
15:14 12 Mar 19
Gulbenkian Andonian have been an integral cog in assisting me successfully acquire my indefinite leave to remain. The firm consists of incredibly professional and personable people that consistently go the extra mile. HUGE thank you to Hayk & the whole team.
Polina Sengupta
Polina Sengupta
11:27 11 Mar 19
Very professional and dedicated chamber of solicitor. A special mention to Mr.Jahed who works efficiently to deliver his promises and helps his clients.
Moazzam Khan
Moazzam Khan
15:05 20 Feb 19
Very professional and dedicated chamber of solicitor. A special mention to Mr.Jahed who works efficiently to deliver his promises and helps his clients.
Moazzam Khan
Moazzam Khan
16:35 19 Feb 19
dedicated supportive highly qulified professionals with great attitude towards me that's how I would describe Gulbankian Andonian Andonian team.strongly recommend to my friends and families . I wish them all the best and success .thank you !
Mohammad Bahraini
Mohammad Bahraini
19:27 04 Feb 19
I had a very complex case and had been turned down by a few firms as my case was termed a "waste of time" as i had had just too many refusals plus a deportation letter under my belt until I was introduced to this firm.They are true professionals, respectful, dedicated and very thorough with you so you know where you stand with your case and with that I have been granted the leave to remain after a "looooooooooong" heart breaking battle with the State.Give them a try as no case is too big, too small or too useless for them.They have an AMAZING TEAM.Thanks EVERYONE.
Emma N
Emma N
07:14 25 Jan 19
I have had the best experience with this firm. They are all very professional, helpful and know what they are doing. I would like to thank Bernard, Henry, Hojabr and specially Jahed who has recently been working on my application. They have all been very helpful and thorough in their approach. I would also like to thank Caroline and Danny for always being so cheerful and welcoming every time I have visited the office. Well done to the whole team, would highly recommend them.
wajiha saeed
wajiha saeed
21:56 08 Jan 19
Me and my husband had a great experience with Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors. our case was handled in a highly professional manner, fantastic service and very kind people. Big thank you to Mr Jahed Morad for his support and hard work # 5 stars from us.
zaidi zohra
zaidi zohra
12:44 12 Dec 18
Best immigration lawyers! Moved from a different (terrible) one nearby and haven't looked back since, If anyone needs any visa help, they are the best place to go to! We won the appeal case and they made it a lot less stressful! Thank you again!
Paan Ratch
Paan Ratch
11:21 21 Nov 18
If you are looking for UK Tier 1 expert, then Gulbenkian is the best. Professional, transparent , reliable and always reachable to support your application . I Strongly recommend Gulbenkian.
Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah
12:17 22 Jul 18
Offered a perfect solution to my citizen ship problem. They fixed everything in a very comfortable professional way. I will recommend this business to everyone, thank you.
Robert Hyde
Robert Hyde
15:16 11 Jul 18
We want to say this firm is by far the b­est of the best! We went through 3 immig­ration firms in central London and disco­vered Gulbenkian Andonian online and was­ not in the least disappointed!! They w­orked meticulously and left no stone unt­urned! They delivered with flying colour­s and honestly speaking I will always fu­lly recommend this team of amazing lawye­rs! Thank you to everyone for helping us­ in our moment of need!!
Scott Levine
Scott Levine
14:22 06 Jul 18
They are honest, compassionate, reliable, considerate, most importantly they know their job and you will receive services commensurate to the fees charged. They are highly professional. My family and I will recommend them to everyone in need of any of their services. In fact they have been very helpful bringing to a successful end our difficult immigration battle, now we sleep in peace. Thank you for a good work done.
True Grace
True Grace
23:10 25 Jun 18
Finding a lawyer you can trust is not easy, after going to several different law firms in Holborn, I was recommended Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors and I was not disappointed. They have an amazing level of professionalism while being very approachable and highly experienced. I will recommend this firm to anyone! 10 stars **********
darrell tate
darrell tate
15:02 30 May 18