UK Visa & Nationality Application Fees

This page details official fees for UK visas, immigration and nationality applications. The page will be revised as and when the official fees are revised by the Home Office.

 

1. Visas and applications made outside the UK

Fees categoryCurrent FeeNew fee from 8th October 2018Fee Change
Visit visa < 6 months£93£93£0
Visit visa < 2 years £350£350£0
Visit visa < 5 years£636£636£0
Visit visa <10 years£798£798£0
Visiting academic – more than 6 months but no more than 12 months£186£186£0
Private medical treatment visa – more than 6 months but not more than 11 months£186£186£0
Short term student visa (up to 6 months)£97£97£0
Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months£186£186£0
Settlement£1,523£1,523£0
Settlement – other dependant relative£3,250£3,250£0
Settlement – refugee dependant relative£388£388£0
Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules.£2,389£2,389£0
Certificate of entitlement – (right of abode)£388£388£0
Other visa£516£516£0
Transit visa – (direct airside transit)£35£35£0
Transit visit visa (landside transit)£64£64£0
Visa for the purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft£64£64£0
Transfer of Conditions (Vignette transfer)£154£154£0
Representative of an overseas business£610£610£0
Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour)£142£142£0
Single-entry visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)£154£154£0
Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents£141£141£0
Electronic Visa Waiver£15£15£0

2. Points based system – applications made outside the UK

Fees categoryCurrent FeeNew fee from 8 October 2018Fee Change
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £1,021£1,021£0
Tier 1 (Investor)£1,623£1,623£0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – initial application £152£152£0
Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)£456£456£0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – subsequent application £608£608£0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependant£608£608£0
Tier 1 (General) – dependant£1,021£1,021£0
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) £363£363£0
Tier 1 (Post-study Work) – dependant£604£604£0
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 £610£610£0
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Graduate Trainee £482£482£0
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Short Term Staff (dependants only)£482£482£0
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 £1,220£1,220£0
Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less £464£464£0
Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years £928£928£0
Tier 4£348£348£0
Tier 5 £244£244£0

3. Optional premium services outside the UK

Fees categoryCurrent FeeNew fee from 8 October 2018Fee Change
Priority visa service – settlement£573£573£0
Priority visa service – non-settlement£212£212£0
Super priority visa service£956£956£0
User-pay visa application centre£55£55£0
International Contact Centre – Email Service (per query)£5.48£5.48£0
International Contact Centre – Telephone Helpline (per minute)£1.37£1.37£0

4. Optional premium services in the UK

Fees categoryCurrent FeeNew fee from 8 October 2018Fee Change
Expedited processing -Premium Service Centre -Super Premium service -Super Priority service (new arrangements)£610£610£0
Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) – outside office hours fee£75£75£0
Provision of Immigration Officer at the border (hourly rate)£53.08£53.08£0
Expedited processing – Priority service£477£477£0
Super Premium service£10,500£10,500£0
Premium status checks and advice (Administrative Officer) (per minute)3£0.80£0.80£0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (inside office hours) (per minute) 3£0.88£0.88£0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (outside office hours) (per minute) 3£1.10£1.10£0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer) (inside office hours) (per minute) £0.97£0.97£0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer) (outside office hours) (per minute) £1.23£1.23£0
On-Demand service (Mobile Biometric Enrolment) (per hour per representative of the contractor providing the service) (per minute)n/a£650.00n/a

5. Discretionary services at the border

Fees categoryCurrent FeeNew fee from 8 October 2018Fee Change
Registered Traveller (Adult) – Yearly Subscription£50£50£0
Registered Traveller (Child) – Yearly Subscription£24£24£0
Registered Traveller – Registration of New Documents£20£20£0
Fast Track – Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4£3.90£3.90£0
Fast Track – Other£3.00£3.00£0

6. Applications made in the UK

Fees categoryCurrent FeeNew fee from 8 October 2018Fee Change
Indefinite leave to remain£2,389£2,389£0
Leave to remain – Other£1,033£1,033£0
Leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention£1,033£1,033£0
Visitor Extension – main applicant & all dependants£993£993£0
Transfer of Conditions (TOC) or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status – limited leave to remain£161£161£0
TOC or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status – indefinite leave to remain£229£229£0
Biometric residence permit (BRP) / replacement BRP£56£56£0
Processing an application which is subsequently rejected as invalid£25£25£0
Processing of an application made under Appendix EU which is subsequently rejected as invalid – Adultn/a£65n/a
Processing of an application made under Appendix EU which is subsequently rejected as invalid – Childn/a£32.50n/a
Biometric enrolment£19.20£19.20£0
Certificate of travel – adult£280£280£0
Certificate of travel – child£141£141£0
Convention travel document – adult£75£75£0
Convention travel document – child£49£49£0
Retired person of independent means£1,949£1,949£0
Representative of an overseas business£704£704£0
European residence document (registration certificate, document certifying permanent residence, residence card, accession resident card, derivative residence card, permanent residence card)£65£65£0
Application for leave to remain where the application is made under Appendix EU – Adultn/a£65n/a
Application for leave to remain where the application is made under Appendix EU – Childn/a£32.50n/a
Naturalisation £1,330£1,330£0
Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens£1,000£1,000£0
Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult £1,206£1,206£0
Nationality registration as a British citizen – child £1,012£1,012£0
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£901£901£0
Nationality registration – British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons – child£810£810£0
Renunciation of nationality£372£372£0
Certificate of entitlement – (right of abode)£372£372£0
Nationality review£372£372£0
Status letter£250£250£0
Non-acquisition letter£250£250£0
Nationality correction to certificate£250£250£0
Life in the UK test£50£50£0
Nationality – supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order or declaration£250£250£0
Administrative review£80£80£0

7. Points based system – applications made in the UK

Fees categoryCurrent FeeNew fee from 8 October 2018Fee Change
Tier 1 (General) – dependant£1,878£1,878£0
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £1,277£1,277£0
Tier 1 (Investor)£1,623£1,623£0
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) £493£493£0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – initial application £152£152£0
Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)£456£456£0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – extension £608£608£0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependant£608£608£0
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 £704£704£0
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Graduate Trainee £482£482£0
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Short Term Staff (dependants only)£482£482£0
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 £1,408£1,408£0
Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less £464£464£0
Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years £928£928£0
Tier 4£475£475£0
Tier 5 £244£244£0

8. Points based system – sponsorship

Fees categoryCurrent FeeNew fee from 8 October 2018Fee Change
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
  1. Application fee of £93 where the applicant is a Chinese national applying in mainland China under the Chinese visa scheme
  2. A Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies for main applicant.
  3. Administrative Officer, Executive Officer and Higher Executive Officer are Civil Service staff grades.
  4. The citizenship ceremony fee of £80 has been added to the application fee
  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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