Visa fees set to increase

20 Mar 18

UNITED KINGDOM

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? In line with its annual review of U.K. visa fees, the Home Office will increase most immigration-related government fees effective April 6, 2018.

What does the change mean? Work, study, visit, and family visas, as well as naturalization and settlement application fees will increase by 4 percent. Priority service fees will increase by 15 percent. The Home Office will not be increasing fees in relation to sponsorship in the U.K.

Key government fee changes as of April 6:

Visa category Current Fee New Fee Change
Visit visa < 6 months £89 £93 £4
Visit visa < 2 years £337 £350 £13
Visit visa < 5 years £612 £636 £24
Visit visa < 10 years £767 £798 £31
Student visa 6 months £93 £97 £4
Settlement £1,464 £1,523 £59
Settlement dependent relative £3,250 £3,250 0
Points-based applications
Tier 1 (Investor) £1,561 £1,623 £62
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) extension £585 £608 £23
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) £349 £363 £14
Tier 1 (General) dependent £982 £1,021 £39
Tier 2 (General) and (ICT), CoS 3 years £587 £610 £23
Tier 2 General and ICT CoS > 3 years £1,174 £1,120 -£54
Tier 2 (General) Shortage occupations, CoS 3 years £446 £464 £18
Tier 2 General  Shortage occupations, CoS > 3 years £892 £928 £36
Tier 2 ICT – Graduate Trainee £463 £482 £19
Tier 2 ICT – Short-term Staff dependent £463 £482 £19
Tier 4 £335 £348 £13
Tier 5 £235 £244 £9
Points-based application made in the U.K.
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) initial application £293 £152 -£141
Tier 1 (General) dependent £1,806 £1,878 £72
Tier 2 General and ICT, CoS 3 years £677 £704 £27
Tier 2 General and ICT, CoS > 3 years £1,354 £1,408 £54
Tier 4 £457 £475 £18
Premium Services Outside U.K.
Priority service – Settlement £551 £573 £22
Priority service – Non-settlement £184 £212 £28
Super priority £919 £956 £37
Premium Services In the U.K.
Expedited processing £490 £510 £20
Priority service £459 £477 £18
Super premium service £10,500 £10,500 0
Application in person (super premium service) £590 £610 £20
Applications made in the U.K.
ILR £2,297 £2,389 £92
Leave to remain £993 £1,033 £40
BRP £56 £56 0
EU residence document £65 £65 0
Naturalization fee £1,282 £1,330 £48
Nationality registration – adult £1,163 £1,206 £43
Nationality registration – child £973 £1,012 £39

BAL Analysis: Companies and individuals should budget for the increases being implemented next month.

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