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New Home Office immigration and nationality charges take effect from today

Date of Publication: 
6 April 2017
Summary: 

Increases announced in immigration and nationality fees

New Home Office immigration and nationality charges take effect from today

06 April 2017
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As announced on Monday following the release of the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2017, new Home Office immigration and nationality charges take effect from today.

You can access a list of the new fees for all applications made from outside and within the UK at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

A number of new application forms have also been published and should be used from today, see https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/uk-visa-forms

The table below shows the new fees, together with the previous fee and the change:

Fees category

Previous Fee

New fee from 6 April 2017

Fee Change

Visas / applications made outside the UK

Visit visa < 6 months

£87

£89

+£2

Visit visa < 2 years [note 1]

£330

£337

+£7

Visit visa < 5 years

£600

£612

+£12

Visit visa <10 years

£752

£767

+£15

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

£170

£179

+£9

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

£170

£179

+£9

Short term student visa (up to 6 months)

£89

£93

+£4

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

£170

£179

+£9

Settlement

£1,195

£1,464

+£269

Settlement - other dependant relative

£2,676

£3,250

+£574

Settlement - refugee dependant relative

£472

£423

-£49

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

£1,875

£2,297

+£422

Certificate of entitlement - (right of abode)

£472

£423

-£49

Other visa

£405

£496

+£91

Transit visa – (direct airside transit)

£32

£34

+£2

Transit visit visa (landside transit)

£59

£62

+£3

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

£59

£62

+£3

Transfer of Conditions (Vignette transfer)

£189

£169

-£20

Representative of an overseas business

£546

£587

+£41

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

£130

£137

+£7

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

£189

£169

-£20

Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents

£115

£136

+£21

Electronic Visa Waiver

£15

£15

£0

Points based system - applications made outside the UK

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) [note 2]

£963

£982

+£19

Tier 1 (Investor)

£1,530

£1,561

+£31

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

£287

£293

+£6

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

£287

£292

+£5

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

£574

£585

+£11

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - dependant

£574

£585

+£11

Tier 1 (General) - dependant

£963

£982

+£19

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) [note 2]

£342

£349

+£7

Tier 1 (Post-study Work) - dependant

£570

£581

+£11

Dependant of a student granted leave under the rules in place prior to the implementation of the Points-Based System

£328

£335

+£7

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]

£575

£587

+£12

Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee, and Skills Transfer (dependants only) [note 2]

£454

£463

+£9

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]

£1,151

£1,174

+£23

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

£437

£446

+£9

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

£873

£892

+£19

Tier 4

£328

£335

+£7

Tier 5 [note 2]

£230

£235

+£5

Optional Premium Services outside the UK

Priority visa service - settlement

£450

£551

+£101

Priority visa service - non-settlement

£150

£184

+£34

Super priority visa service

£750

£919

+£169

User-pay visa application centre

£55

£55

£0

Passport pass-back

£42

£51

+£9

Visa application centre appointment - outside office hours

£63

£75

+£12

International Contact Centre - Email Service (commences 1 June 2017)

NEW

£5.48

n/a

International Contact Centre - Telephone Helpline (per minute)

1.37 per minute

1.37 per minute

£0

Optional Premium Services in the UK

Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre)

£400

£490

+£90

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

£63

£75

n/a

Provision of Immigration Officer at the border (hourly rate)

£53.08 per hour

£53.08 per hour

£0

Priority service

£375

£459

+£84

Super premium service

£8,750

£10,500

+£1,750

Mobile premium service

£4,500

£5,513

+£1,013

Application in person (super premium and mobile premium services)

£500

£590

+£90

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

£0.80

£0.80

n/a

Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (inside office hours) [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

Discretionary services at the border

Registered Traveller Service - yearly subscription

£50

£50

£0

Registered traveller Service child - yearly subscription

NEW

£24

£0

Registered Traveller Service - registration of documents

£20

£20

£0

Fast Track - Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4

£3.60

£3.90

+£0.30

Fast Track - Other

£3

£3

£0

Applications made in the UK

Indefinite leave to remain

£1,875

£2,297

+£422

Leave to remain - Other

£811

£993

+£182

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

£811

£993

+£182

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

£223

£168

-£55

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

£308

£237

-£71

Biometric residence permit (BRP) / replacement BRP

£56

£56

£0

Processing an application which is subsequently rejected

£25

£25

n/a

In country biometric enrolment

£19.20

£19.20

£0.00

Certificate of travel - adult

£218

£267

+£49

Certificate of travel - child

£109

£134

+£25

Convention travel document - adult

£72

£72

£0

Convention travel document - child

£46

£46

£0

Retired person of independent means

£1,530

£1,874

+£344

Representative of an overseas business

£664

£677

+£13

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

£65

£65

£0

Naturalisation [note 4]

£1,236

£1,282

+£46

Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens

£925

£962

+£37

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

£1,121

£1,163

+£42

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

£936

£973

+£37

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, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons - adult

£833

£866

+£33

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

£749

£779

+£30

Renunciation of nationality

£272

£321

+£49

Certificate of entitlement - (right of abode)

£272

£321

+£49

Nationality review

£272

£321

+£49

Provision of a copy of an immigration decision letter, correspondence or application relating to an individual's immigration or nationality status.

£0.16 per page

£0.16 per page

£0

Applications made in the UK

Status letter

£198

£234

+£36

Non-acquisition letter

£198

£234

+£36

Nationality correction to certificate

£198

£234

+£36

Life in the UK test

£50

£50

£0

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

£198

£234

+£36

Administrative review

£80

£80

£0

Points based system - applications made in the UK

Tier 1 (General) - dependant

£1,771

£1,806

+£35

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) [note 2]

£1,204

£1,228

+£24

Tier 1 (Investor)

£1,530

£1,561

+£31

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) [note 2]

£465

£474

+£9

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

£287

£293

+£6

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

£287

£292

+£5

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

£574

£585

+£11

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - dependant

£574

£585

+£11

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]

£664

£677

+£13

Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee, and Skills Transfer (dependants only) [note 2]

£454

£463

+£9

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]

£1,328

£1,354

+£26

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

£437

£446

+£9

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

£873

£892

+£19

Tier 4

£448

£457

+£9

Tier 5 [note 2]

£230

£235

+£5

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

n/a

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

£2,000

£2,000

n/a

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 £89 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.