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