Immigration and residence solicitors in London

The UK and London in particular has always been attractive to overseas families as a place to establish roots. Britain’s economic vibrancy means that it is also an excellent location for foreign companies. Today, wealthy families from abroad and overseas companies are choosing to relocate to London because of:

  • The UK’s favourable non-domicile regime
  • Political stability
  • Robust regulatory authorities
  • Security and personal safety
  • The capital’s convenient location
  • London’s status as an international business hub
  • Exceptional educational facilities for children

Svetlova LLP advises overseas clients, including many high net worth families from Russia and former CIS republics as well as foreign companies that require discreet advice about the possibility of moving to the UK and obtaining the necessary residence permits.

We advise on all aspects of UK immigration, and, if you aim to establish your business in the UK, we provide specialist guidance to potential investors and entrepreneurs.

Immigration for families, businesses and key staff: helping you understand the system

The law in this area is complex. Regulations are subject to constant scrutiny and change. For many of the Russian and other overseas families we represent, the legal system can appear overwhelming. But you can depend on our specialist, Russian-speaking immigration lawyers to provide up-to-date guidance and a realistic assessment of the opportunities for naturalisation and settlement in the UK.

We advise on:

  • Investor and entrepreneur visas (Tier 1)
  • Domestic worker visas (nannys, drivers and other staff that will accompany you and your family)
  • Family visas for those coming to the UK for more than six months
  • How to extend your visa as a family of a person already settled here
  • Applications to settle in the UK (Residence cards)
  • How to become a British citizen
  • Student sponsor licences (Tier 4)
  • Employee sponsorship (Tier 2 and Tier 5)
  • Visas for representatives of overseas companies

Contact Us

If you are thinking about starting your business in the UK or wish to settle here with your family, call us on +44 207 129 129 6 or contact us online. We are located in St. James’s Square, close to Green Park and Piccadilly in the centre of London.

Our Fees

Our Fees

Most of our services are offered on a fixed fee basis, however, each case is individual and the fee depends on the volume and complexity of the legal issues involved. Our clients are given an estimate of costs after our initial meeting or as part of the engagement process.

In accordance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) guidance on price transparency, we have published our price and service information where it is possible to be upfront about charges without knowing all the details of the matter.

The below rates and fee estimates are exclusive of VAT. Professional fees will be subject to VAT at 20% where this is applicable.

For details as to whether Svetlova LLP will be able to assist with your specific immigration query and to receive a fee quote tailored to your specific requirements, please contact us. Your fixed fee would be agreed upon prior to us formalising our engagement with you.

The exact fees depend on the circumstances of your case, such as complexity of the legal issues involved, the level of documentation available and any issues in obtaining this, whether the application is an initial application, an extension or an application for indefinite leave to remain, whether there are any dependants, the nature and number of any required supporting statements


The following services are included:

  • Taking full instructions from you, advice on the key requirements and how these apply to your circumstances
  • Providing a comprehensive list of documents and information to be provided
  • Reviewing and collating supporting documents
  • Liaising with third parties where required to obtain additional evidence
  • Preparing the relevant application forms, submitting these on your behalf and booking any necessary appointments
  • Drafting a comprehensive covering letter in support of your application
  • Advising on the application submission options and procedure and advising on likely time frames
  • Advising you on the outcome of the application and explaining your new immigration or nationality status, including information about how to remain compliant with your visa conditions and the eligibility criteria for extensions and indefinite leave to remain

The costs quoted here do not include any disbursements related to your matter. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees.

The estimates set out below give a range of fees for standard applications. Once we have further information about your personal circumstances and the nature of the assistance you require, we may be able to agree a fixed fee.


Applications for a Turkish Businessperson visa (ECAA2).

The cost of this visa application is £5000. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated.


Application for an Tier 1 (Investor) visa or an extension under this category.

The cost of this visa application is £7500. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated.


Other categories, such as Entrepreneur visa or application for an Indefinite Leave to Remain.

The cost of other applications depends on the volume and complexity of the case and ranges between £5,000 – £20,000. All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated

Please note the anticipated fees are an estimate. All applications vary and we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

For more information about our immigration services please contact

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If you need legal advice, contact us and one of our experts will get back to you as soon as possible.

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