Home Office visa fee increases from 6 April 2018

April 12th, 2018 No Comments

The Home Office have introduced a new set of fees for applications from the UK and abroad from 6 April 2018. Applications forms for visa applications have also been changed to reflect the changes in the Home Office fees.

Home Office Immigration & Nationality Charges 2018

Fees category

Fees Prior to 6 April 2018

New fee from 6 April 2018

Fee Change

Visas / applications made outside the UK

Visit visa < 6 months

£89

£93

£4

Visit visa < 2 years [note 1]

£337

£350

£13

Visit visa < 5 years

£612

£636

£24

Visit visa <10 years

£767

£798

£31

Visiting academic – more than 6 months but no more than 12 months

£179

£186

£7

Private medical treatment visa – more than 6 months but not more than 11 months

£179

£186

£7

Short term student visa (up to 6 months)

£93

£97

£4

Short term student child (up to 6 months)

£93

£97

£4

Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months

£179

£186

£7

Settlement

£1,464

£1,523

£59

Settlement – other dependant relative

£3,250

£3,250

£0

Settlement – refugee dependant relative

£423

£388

-£35

Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules.

£2,297

£2,389

£92

Transit visa – (direct airside transit)

£34

£35

£1

Transit visit visa (landside transit)

£62

£64

£2

Visa for the purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft

£62

£64

£2

Representative of an overseas business

£587

£610

£23

Single-entry visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

£169

£154

-£15

Other visa

£496

£516

£20

Electronic Visa Waiver

£15

£15

£0

Certificate of entitlement – (right of abode)

£423

£388

-£35

Transfer of Conditions (Vignette transfer)

£169

£154

-£15

Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour)

£137

£142

£5

Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents

£136

£141

£5

Points based system – applications made outside the UK

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) [note 2]

£982

£1,021

£39

Tier 1 (Investor)

£1,561

£1,623

£62

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – initial application [note 2]

£293

£152

-£141

Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

£292

£456

£164

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – subsequent application [note 2]

£585

£608

£23

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) [note 2]

£349

£363

£14

Tier 1 (Post-study Work) – dependant

£581

£604

£23

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependant

£585

£608

£23

Tier 1 (General) – dependant

£982

£1,021

£39

Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) – Long Term Staff, (Sportsperson) & (Minister of Religion), where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less [note 2]

£587

£610

£23

Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) – Long Term Staff, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years [note 2]

£1,174

£1,220

£46

Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less [note 2]

£446

£464

£18

Home Office Immigration & Nationality Charges 2018

Fees category

Current Fee

New fee from 6 April 2018

Fee Change

Points based system – applications made outside the UK (continued)

Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years [note 2]

£892

£928

£36

Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Graduate Trainee, [note 2]

£463

£482

£19

Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer)Short Term Staff – dependant

£463

£482

£19

Tier 4

£335

£348

£13

Tier 5 [note 2]

£235

£244

£9

Optional Premium Services outside the UK

Priority visa service – settlement

£551

£573

£22

Priority visa service – non-settlement

£184

£212

£28

Super priority visa service

£919

£956

£37

User-pay visa application centre

£55

£55

£0

International Contact Centre – Email Service (per query)

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£5.48

£5.48

n/a

International Contact Centre – Telephone Helpline (per minute)

£1.37 per minute

£1.37 per minute

n/a

Optional Premium Services in the UK

Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre)

£490

£510

£20

Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) – appointment booking fee

£100

£100

£0

Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) – outside office hours fee

£75

£75

n/a

Provision of Immigration Officer at the border (hourly rate)

£53.08 per hour

£53.08 per hour

£0

Priority service

£459

£477

£18

Super premium service

£10,500

£10,500

£0

Application in person (super premium service)

£590

£610

£20

Premium status checks and advice (Administrative Officer) (per minute, per officer) [note 3]

£0.80

£0.80

n/a

Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (inside office hours) (per minute, per officer) [note 3]

£0.88

£0.88

n/a

Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (outside office hours) [note 3]

£1.10

£1.10

n/a

Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer) (inside office hours) [note 3]

£0.97

£0.97

n/a

Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer) (outside office hours) [note 3]

£1.23

£1.23

n/a

Optional Premium Services at the Border

Registered Traveller Service – yearly subscription

£50

£50

£0

Registered traveller Service child – yearly subscription

£24

£24

£0

Registered Traveller Service – registration of documents

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£20

£20

£0

Fast Track – Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4

£3.90

£3.90

£0

Fast Track – Other

£3

£3

£0

Applications made in the UK

Indefinite leave to remain

£2,297

£2,389

£92

Leave to remain – Other

£993

£1,033

£40

Leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention

£993

£1,033

£40

Leave to remain as a visitor

£993

£993

£0

Home Office Immigration & Nationality Charges 2018

Fees category

Current Fee

New fee from 6 April 2018

Fee Change

Applications made in the UK (continued)

Retired person of independent means

£1,874

£1,949

£75

Representative of an overseas business

£677

£704

£27

Transfer of Conditions (TOC) or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status – limited leave to remain

£168

£161

-£7

TOC or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status – indefinite leave to remain

£237

£229

-£8

Biometric residence permit (BRP) / replacement BRP

£56

£56

£0

Biometric enrolment

£19.20

£19.20

£0

European residence document (registration certificate, document certifying permanent residence, residence card, accession resident card, derivative residence card, permanent residence card)

£65

£65

£0

Administrative review

£80

£80

£0

Processing an application which is subsequently rejected

£25

£25

n/a

Certificate of travel – adult

£267

£280

£13

Certificate of travel – child

£134

£141

£7

Convention travel document – adult

£72

£75

£3

Convention travel document – child

£46

£49

£3

Naturalisation fee to include citizenship ceremeont fee as per [note 4]

£1,282

£1,330

£48

Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens

£962

£1,000

£38

Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult [note 4]

£1,163

£1,206

£43

Nationality registration as a British citizen – child [note 5]

£973

£1,012

£39

The arrangement of a citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony).

£80

£80

£0

The administration of a citizenship oath, or oath and pledge where the oath, or oath and pledge, are not administered at a citizenship ceremony or by a justice of the peace.

£5

£5

£0

Nationality registration – British overseas territory citizen, Britishoverseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons – adult

£866

£901

£35

Nationality registration – British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons – child

£779

£810

£31

Renunciation of nationality

£321

£372

£51

Certificate of entitlement – (right of abode)

£321

£372

£51

Nationality review

£321

£372

£51

Status letter

£234

£250

£16

Non-acquisition letter

£234

£250

£16

Nationality correction to certificate

£234

£250

£16

Life in the UK test

£50

£50

£0

Nationality – supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order or declaration

£234

£250

£16

Points based system – applications made in the UK

Tier 1 (General) – dependant

£1,806

£1,878

£72

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) [note 2]

£1,228

£1,277

£49

Tier 1 (Investor)

£1,561

£1,623

£62

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) [note 2]

£474

£493

£19

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – initial application [note 2]

£293

£152

-£141

Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

£292

£456

£164

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – extension [note 2]

£585

£608

£23

Home Office Immigration & Nationality Charges 2018

Fees category

Current Fee

New fee from 6 April 2018

Fee Change

Points based system – applications made in the UK (continued)

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependant

£585

£608

£23

Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) – Long Term Staff, (Sportsperson) & (Minister of Religion), where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less [note 2]

£677

£704

£27

Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) – Long Term Staff, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years [note 2]

£1,354

£1,408

£54

Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less [note 2]

£446

£464

£18

Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years [note 2]

£892

£928

£36

Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Graduate Trainee [note 2]

£463

£482

£19

Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Short Term Staff – dependant

£463

£482

£19

Tier 4

£457

£475

£18

Tier 5 [note 2]

£235

£244

£9

Points based system – sponsorship

Premium sponsor scheme – Tiers 2 & 5 (large sponsor)

£25,000

£25,000

£0

Premium sponsor scheme – Tiers 2 & 5 (small sponsor)

£8,000

£8,000

£0

Premium sponsor scheme – Tiers 2 & 5 (large sponsor) for a period of 3 months

£6,250

£6,250

£0

Premium sponsor scheme – Tiers 2 & 5 (small sponsor) for a period of 3 months

£2,000

£2,000

£0

Premium sponsor scheme – Tier 4

£8,000

£8,000

£0

Premium Change of Circumstances

£200

£200

£0

Tier 2 large sponsor licence (may also include Tier 4 and/or Tier 5)

£1,476

£1,476

£0

Tier 2 small sponsor licence (may also include Tier 4 and/or Tier 5 )

£536

£536

£0

Tier 4 sponsor licence

£536

£536

£0

Tier 5 sponsor licence

£536

£536

£0

Add Tier 2 to an existing Tier 4 &/or Tier 5 licence (large sponsor)

£940

£940

£0

Basic compliance assessment (previously ‘Tier 4 Sponsor status’)

£536

£536

£0

Sponsor action plan

£1,476

£1,476

£0

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)

£199

£199

£0

Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)

£21

£21

£0

Tier 4 Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS)

£21

£21

£0

Note 1: Application fee of £93 where the applicant is a Chinese national applying in mainland China under the Chinese visa scheme

Note 2: a Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies for main applicant.

Note 3: Administrative Officer, Executive Officer and Higher Executive Officer are Civil Service staff grades.

Note 4: the citizenship ceremony fee of £80 has been added to the application fee

Note 5: Additional £80 per applicant is required to cover the ceremony fee should the minor turn 18 during the application process. This will be requested at point of decision.

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