Get help FAQs What does it cost? The legal advice and representation provided by our pro bono partners is free. The Home Office charges fees which we cannot cover. This means that you will need to cover the cost of your citizenship application. If you are making an application for leave to remain you may be able to apply for an exemption from the application fee and Immigration Health Surcharge. If we think that you are eligible to do so, we will help you with that application. Sometimes third parties, such as doctors and previous legal representatives, will charge a fee for copies of your file or records. If we need these documents to help you prepare an application, we will request that they waive their fee but cannot guarantee that they will do so.