Is it OK while applying for a UK work permit to pay the permit fees through the immigration lawyer and have him remit fees to Home Office?

16th Jan 2019

CATEGORY: Immigration


1 answer
  • OTS Solicitors

    First of all if you have any concerns about your immigration adviser you should check that they are regulated. Solicitors can be checked by confirming the SRA registration number of the firm and solicitor and a quick way to do this is to go to the Find a Solicitor service on the Law Society Website.

    Where the advisor is not a Solicitor they should be regulated by the appropriate profession body. Usually this will be the OISC and you can confirm their status wtih a regulator.

    It is not unusual for disbursements (payments for things other than your legal fees) to be paid on your behalf. However, you should also be given the opportunity to make the payment directly for Home Office fees particularly as this can be done online by card.

    If you have concerns about this request that you pay the fees directly and be given the details to do so. 

    I hope that this has fully answered your question. OTS Solicitors who are immigration specialists would be happy to assist you with your matter and you can contact us on 0203 959 9123.

    Did you find this answer helpful?

    OTS Solicitors

    Did you find this answer helpful?

Can you help with this question? Provide an answer and receive contribution points to help promote your firm.

CANCEL Please ensure your response adheres to our community guidelines before posting.

You might be interested in these questions


Posting a question is completely free and we have qualified solicitors ready to help you. To get started simply click the link below.

Find a solicitor

Find a solicitor

Use our find a solicitor service to find and compare the best Immigration solicitors from around the UK. Narrow your search down to a particular town or county to find local solicitors that practice Immigration law.

View Solicitors
The ultimate guide to hiring a solicitor

The ultimate guide to hiring a solicitor

Hiring a solicitor for any legal issue can feel quite daunting. It is important that you make a good decision, but you may not know what to look for and how to chose a solicitor that is right for you. To help make the process easier, we have created the ultimate guide to hiring a solicitor. We have highlighted some of the key considerations you should take into account, as well as some handy tips to help make finding and choosing a solicitor both stress and hassle free.

Read More
  • All time
  • OTS Solicitors

    OTS Solicitors


    37 Answers

  • Kent Criminal Law

    Kent Criminal Law

    01843 799121

    29 Answers

  • Integrum Law

    Integrum Law

    0151 649 1626

    27 Answers

  • Ellis Hass Limited

    Ellis Hass Limited

    0121 746 3002

    22 Answers

  • Curzon Green Solicitors

    Curzon Green Solicitors

    01494 451355

    20 Answers