Find an immigration adviser

3. Hiring an adviser

When you hire an immigration adviser:

  • find out how much they charge and if you’ll have to pay them
  • get a signed and dated receipt if you pay them any money
  • ask how much you’ll have to pay if you decide you don’t want to use them any more
  • agree a fee before they do any extra work for you

Some advisers don’t charge a fee. If they don’t charge, you’ll still have to pay for any expenses like translation costs and application fees.

Legal aid can help pay for legal advice or representation at a court or tribunal - check if you’re eligible.

Your adviser must give you a letter immediately after you hire them saying:

  • what work they’re doing for you
  • how much you’ll be charged
  • how you’ll pay them