UK Visa Fees 2017 and Premium Service Charges

UK Visa Fees 2017 has been revised on April 6, 2017, for most of the UK Visa categories.  The post provides the complete details of the Home Office Immigration & Nationality Charges 2017 from Inside and Outside the UK and also Charges for Discretionary Services at the Border:

UK Visa Fees 2017 and Premium Service Charges from Outside the UK

UK Visa Fees 2017- Visitor Visa, Medical, Spouse, Settlement

  1. UK Visa Fees 2017Standard Visitor Visa Application Fee 2017: The UK Visa Application Fee for all types of Standard Visitor Visa will increase by approx. two percent (2%). Therefore, there will be an increase of £2, £7, £12 and £15 in the Standard Visit Visa Fee for visitor visa up to 6 months, 2 years [note 1], 5 years and 10 years, respectively. Accordingly, the Standard Visitor Visa Application Fee for Visit Visa up to 6 months, 2 years, 5 years and 10 years will increase from £87, £330, £600 and £752 to £89, £337, £612 and £767 from April 6, 2017.
  2. Visiting academic – for more than 6 months but no more than 12 months will increase from £170 to £179.
  3. Private medical treatment visa – for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months will be £179 from April 6, 2017.
  4. Short term student visa up-to 6 months has been increased by £4. Therefore, it will be £93 instead of £89.
  5. Short term student studying English language (more than 6 months but not more than 11 months) has been increased from £170 to £179.
  6. Settlement – fee has been increased by £269, and it will be £1,464 from April 6, 2017, instead of the present fee of £1,195. Therefore, the settlement fee has been increased by whopping 22.5%. The Settlement Fee for other dependant relatives has been increased by approx. 22% i.e. £574. Therefore, it will be £3,250 per other dependent relatives instead of £2,676. The Settlement Fee for refugee dependant relative has been reduced by £49, therefore, instead of £472 it is will only £423.
  7. Fee for Indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix – Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules is increased from £1,875 to £2,297. Therefore, there has experienced an escalation of 22.5% i.e. £422.
  8. Certificate of entitlement(right of abode) has been reduced by £49. So it will be £423 from April 6, 2017, instead of £472.
  9. Other visa fees will increase from £405 to £496.
  10. Transit visadirect airside transit will be £34 instead of £32 from April 6, 2017; whereas, Transit visit visa (landside transit) will be £62 instead of £59.
  11. Visa for the purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft will be £62 from April 6, 2017, onwards.
  12. Transfer of Conditions (Vignette transfer) has been reduced by £20. It will be £169 instead of £169.
  13. Representative of an Overseas business has been increased by £41. It will be £587 from April 6, 2017, onwards.
  14. Call out/out of hours fee – per hour or/and part hour – has been escalated by £7 per hour/part hour. So the new fee will be £137 per hour/part hour.
  15. Single-entry visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) has been reduced by £20. The new fee will be £169.
  16. Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents fee has been increased by £21, so it would be £136
  17. Electronic Visa Waiver fee will remain at the current level of £15.

UK Visa Fees 2017 for PBS Applications Made from Outside the UK

  1. Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) [note 2] for applications made outside the UK will be £982 instead of the present level of £963. Therefore, there will be a nominal increase of approx. 2% i.e. £19 for Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa Application Fee for the Application made outside the UK.
  2. Tier 1 (Investor) visa application fee be £1,561 instead of £1,530.
  3. Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)initial application [note 2] fee will be £293. The fee for an Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) will be £292. Tier-1 (Exceptional Talent) – subsequent application [note 2] fee will be £585 and that for dependant of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)  will be £585.
  4. Tier 1 (General) – dependant fee will be £982.
  5. Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) [note 2] fee will be £349.
  6. Tier 1 (Post-study Work) – dependant will increase by £11. So instead of £570, it will be £581.
  7. Dependant of a student granted leave under the rules in place before the implementation of the Points-Based System will be £335.
  8. Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) Long-Term Staff, (Sportsperson) and (Minister of Religion), where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years, or less [note 2] will be £587.
  9. Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer)Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee, and Skills Transfer (dependants only) [note 2] will be £463.
  10. Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) Long-Term Staff, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for more than three years [note 2] will increase from £1,151 to £1,174.
  11. Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [note 2] will be increased by £9 i.e. from £437 to £446. However, the fee for a certificate of sponsorship for more than three years [note 2] will be £892 instead of £873.
  12. Tier 4 Student fee will increase by £7, so instead of £328, it will be £335 from April 6, 2017, onwards.
  13. Tier 5 Temporary Worker [note 2] fee will be £235.

UK Visa Fees 2017 for Optional Premium Services Outside the UK

  1. Priority visa service fee for settlement and non-settlement will be £551 and £184, respectively.
  2. The Super-priority visa service fee has been increased by £169. Therefore, instead of £750, it will be £919.
  3. The user-pay fee at the visa application centre will remain at its present level of £55.
  4. Passport pass-back fee will increase by £9 from £42 to £51.
  5. Visa application centre appointment fee outside office hours has been increased by £12 i.e. from £63 to £75.
  6. International Contact CentreEmail Service (commences 1 June 2017) will be £5.48. This is a NEW SERVICE and will be commencing from June 1, 2017.
  7. International Contact Centre – Telephone Helpline (per minute) will remain at 1.37 per minute.

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UK Visa Fees 2017 and Premium Service Charges from Inside the UK

UK Visa Fees 2017 for UK Visa Applications from Inside the UK

  1. Indefinite leave to remain fee will increase by £422 from April 6, 2017. So it will be £2,297 instead of £1,875.
  2. Leave to remainOther will increase by £182 from £811 to £993.
  3. Leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention will increase from £811 to £993.
  4. Transfer of Conditions – TOC – or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality statuslimited leave to remain will reduce by £55 so it will be £168 instead of £223. And the fee for indefinite leave to remain will reduce by £71 i.e. it will be £237 instead of £308.
  5. Biometric residence permit (BRP) / replacement BRP will remain at same at £56.
  6. Processing an application which is subsequently rejected will remain at £25.
  7. In-country biometric enrolment will be the same at £19.20.
  8. Certificate of traveladult, will increase from £218 to £267child will increase from £109 to £134.
  9. Convention travel document – there is no change in the fee – adult £72 child £46.
  10. Retired person of independent means will increase by £344 from £1,530 to £1,874.
  11. Representative of an Overseas business will increase from £664 to £677.
  12. European residence document (registration certificate, a document certifying permanent residence, residence card, accession resident card, derivative residence card,  and permanent residence card) will remain at the present level of £65.
  13. Naturalisation [note 4] fee increase by £46 from £1,236 to £1,282. Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens will increase from £925 to £962.
  14. Nationality registration as a British citizen – for adult [note 4] the fee will increase from £1,121 to £1,163, and for the child [note 5] it will increase from £936 to £973.
  15. The arrangement of citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath & pledge at the ceremony) will remain at the present level of £80.
  16. The administration of a citizenship oath or oath & pledge where the oath, or oath and pledge, are not administered at citizenship ceremony or by a justice of the peace will remain at £5.
  17. Nationality registration – British overseas territory citizen/Overseas Citizens, British Subjects, and British protected persons – for an adult it will increase from £833 to £866, and for a child, it will increase from £749 to £779.
  18. Renunciation of nationality fee will increase by £49 from £272 to £321.
  19. Certificate of entitlement(right of abode) will increase from £272 to £321.
  20. Nationality review fee will increase to £321 from April 6, 2017.
  21. Provision of a copy of an immigration decision letter, correspondence or application relating to an individual’s immigration or nationality status  £will remain at £0.16 per page.

UK Visa Fee for PBS Applications Made from Inside the UK

  1. Tier 1 (General)dependant will increase from £1,771 to £1,806.
  2. Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) [note 2] will increase by £24 from £1,204 to £1,228.
  3. Tier 1 (Investor) will increase from £1,530 to £1,561.
  4. Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) [note 2] will be £474.
  5. Tier-1 (Exceptional Talent)initial application [note 2] will increase to £293. The fee for an Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) will increase from £287 to £292. The fee for extension applications [note 2] will increase from £574 to £585; whereas, for dependant will also be increased from £574 to £585.
  6. Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) Long-Term Staff, (Sportsperson)(Minister of Religion), where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years, or less [note 2] will increase from £664 to £677.
  7. Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Short-Term Staff, Graduate Trainee, & Skills Transfer (dependants only) [note 2] will increase from £454 to £463.
  8. Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) Long-Term Staff, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for more than three years [note 2] the fee will increase from £1,328 to £1,354.
  9. Tier 2 (General) shortage-occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [note 2] the fee will increase from £437 to £446. For a certificate of sponsorship issued for more than three years [note 2] the fee will increase from £873 to £892.
  10. Tier 4Student application fee will be £457 instead of £448 from April 6, 2017.
  11. Tier 5Temporary Worker [note 2]  £application fee will increase to £235.

UK Visa Fee for Points Based System Sponsorship Applications

There will be NO CHANGE in the FEE for the following services relating to Points Based System (PBS) – Sponsorship:

  1. Premium sponsor schemeTiers-2 & 5 large-sponsor £25,000 small sponsor £8,000 large sponsor for 3 months £6,250 small sponsor for 3 months £2,000.
  2. Premium sponsor schemeTier 4 £8,000.
  3. Premium Change of Circumstances £200
  4. Tier 2 large-sponsor licence (may also include Tier 4 and/or Tier 5) £1,476 small-sponsor licence (may also include Tier-4 and/or Tier-5 ) £536.
  5. Tier 4 sponsor licence £536.
  6. Tier 5 sponsor licence £536.
  7. Add Tier 2 to an existing Tier-4 &/or Tier-5 licence (large sponsor) £940.
  8. Basic compliance assessment (previously ‘Tier 4 Sponsor status’) £536.
  9. Sponsor action plan £1,476.
  10. Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) £199.
  11. Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) £21.
  12. Tier 4 Confirmation of Acceptance for Study – CAS £21

UK Visa Fee for Letters, Certificates, ARs from Inside the UK

  1. Fee for the Status letter will increase by £36 so it will be £234.
  2. Non-acquisition letter fee will be £234.
  3. Nationality correction to certificate will be £234 instead of £198.
  4. Life in the UK test fee will remain at £50.
  5. Nationality– supply of a certified copy of notice, certificate, order or declaration will be £234 from April 6, 2017.
  6. Administrative review fee will be same at £80.

UK Visa Fee for Optional Premium Services from Inside the UK

  1. Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) will increase by £90 from April 6, 2017, onwards. And it will be £490 instead of £400. Whereas, expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) – appointment booking fee will be the same as the current level of £100. Expediting process of an application (premium service centre) – outside office hours fee will increase from £63 to £75.
  2. Provision of Immigration Officer at the border (hourly-rate) will remain same the present rate of £53.08 per hour.
  3. Priority service fee will increase by £84 from £375 to £459.
  4. Super premium service will increase by £1,750 from April 6, 2017. Therefore, instead of £8,750, it will be £10,500 from April 6, 2017, onwards.
  5. Mobile premium service will increase from £4,500 to £5,513.
  6. Application in person (super premium & mobile premium services) will increase from £500 to £590.
  7. Premium status checks and advice (Administrative Officer) (per minute) [note 3] will remain same at £0.80 per minute.
  8. Premium status checks, advice and training (Executive Officer) inside office hours [note 3] and outside office hours [note 3] will remain at the existing level of £0.88 per minute and £1.10 per minute.
  9. Premium status checks, advice and training (Higher Executive Officer) inside office hours [note 3] and outside office hours [note 3]  will remain same at £0.97 and £1.23 per minute. 

UK Visa Application Fee for Discretionary Services at the Border

Apart from Fast Track Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 and 4, the Fee for these services will remain same at their present level after April 6, 2017:

  1. Registered Traveller Serviceyearly subscription will be £50 child £24 registration of documents £20.
  2. Fast TrackHeathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4 will increase by £0.30 from £3.60 to £3.90.
  3. Fast Track – Other will remain at the present level of £3.

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 the 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 UK pound sterling eighty (80) per applicant is required for covering the ceremony fee- should the minor turn 18 during the application process. This will be requested at point of decision.

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