UK Visa Fees 2018 | Visitors, Students, Settlement, Work

This relates to UK Visa Fees 2018 from OUTSIDE the UK | Home Office Fees 2018/19UK Visa Fees 2018 for applications from outside the UK as per the revision of the Immigration & Nationality Charges effective from April 6, 2018. Perhaps, the visa and immigration charges from outside the UK will increase more than the UK inflation rate of 2-3%. Apparently, the UK visit visa fee will increase by approx. 4%. Accordingly, the price of 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years standard visa will escalate to £93, £350, £636 and £798, respectively. Moreover, the UK settlement visa fee will also escalate by 4%. Accordingly, the UK spouse visa fee from outside will increase to £1,523. The cost of immigration and work visas such as Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 5 and UK student visa fee will also increase for nearly all types of applications from outside the UK.

UK Visit Visa Fee 2018 for 6 Months and 2, 5, 10 Years

From April 2018, the UK visit visa fee for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years standard visitor application will increase by 3.8-4.5%. Accordingly, the cost of short-term up to 6 months, single or multiple entry visa will become £93. Moreover, for long-term 2, 5 and 10 years standard visitor visa, applicants will need to pay £350, £636 and £798, respectively.

Category UK Visa Fee 2017/18 UK Visa Fee 2018/19 Change in UK Visa Fee
UK visa fee for 6 months in pounds £89 £93 £4
UK visa price for 2 years £337 £350 £13
UK visa cost 5 years £612 £636 £24
UK visa price 10 years £767 £798 £31

UK Visit Visa Fee for 6 Months in Pounds, US$, INR, PKR, SGD

Perhaps, the highest percentage increase of 4.5% is in the cost of UK visit visa for 6 months. Therefore, after an escalation of £4, the price of 6 months visitor visa will increase from £89 to £93. Furthermore, the 6 months standard visitor visa is the most common type of UK visa. Certainly, the most frequent purposes of the 6 months visitor visa are tourism, family and business visits to the UK. And most of the times it is simply referred to as UK tourist visa. Although, the annual price revision is in GBP; however, in most of the countries, the visa fee is payable in USD. Therefore, during the year, the actual payable fee may vary due to changes in the exchange rate.

Apply for 6 Months Standard Visitor Visa UK Visit Visa Fee 2018/19
UK visa fee for 6 months in pounds £93
6 months UK visa fees in USD US$126
UK tourist visa fees in Indian rupees INR9,243
6 month UK visit visa fees in Pakistani Rupees 2018 PKR16,748
6 month UK visa fees in Singapore dollars SGD173

2 Years UK Visit Visa Price in Pounds, US$, INR, PKR, SGD

The fee for 2 years UK visit visa has increased by 3.8%. Therefore, after an escalation of £13, the price of 2 years visitor visa will increase from £337 to £350. Usually, applicants apply for the 2 years visa after visiting the UK at least once in the recent past.

Apply for 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa UK Visit Visa Fee 2018/19
UK visit visa price for 2 Years in pounds £350
2 Years UK visa fee in USD US$474
UK 2 Years visa fees in Indian rupees INR34,787
2 Years UK visit visa fees in Pakistani Rupees 2018 PKR63,030
2 Years UK visa fee in Singapore Dollars SGD651

UK Visit Visa Fee for 5 Years in Pounds, US$, INR, PKR

The price of UK 5 year visit visa has increased by 3.9%. Therefore, after an escalation of £24, the UK visitor visa fee for 5 years will increase from £612 to £636. Usually, applicants apply for the 5 years visa after visiting the UK on a few occasions over an extended period of time.

Apply for 5 Year Standard Visitor Visa UK Visit Visa Fee 2018/19
UK visit visa fee for 5 Years in pounds £636
5 Years UK visitor visa price in USD US$862
UK 5 Years visit visa fees in Indian rupees INR63,213
5 Years UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees 2018 PKR114,535
5 Years UK visa fees in Singapore dollars SGD1,183

UK Visit Visa Fee for 10 Years in Pounds, US$, INR, PKR, SGD

The UK visit visa fee for 10 years has increased by 3.9%. Therefore, after an escalation of £31, the price of 5 years visitor visa will increase from £767 to £798. Usually, applicants apply for the 10 years visa after visiting the UK on several occasions over an extended period of time.

Apply for 10 Year Standard Visitor Visa UK Visit Visa Fee 2018/19
UK visa fee for 10 Years in Pounds Sterling £798
10 Years UK visitor visa cost in USD US$1,081
UK 10 Years visa price in Indian Rupees INR79,314
10 Years UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees PKR143,709
UK 10 Year visa price in Singapore SGD1,485

Academic Visitor

The price of standard visa for a visiting academic (more than 6 months but less than 12 months) has increased by 3.9%. Therefore, after an escalation of £7, the price of academic visitor visa will increase from £179 to £186.

Apply as an Academic Visitor UK visa fee 2018/19
Academic visitor application cost in Pounds Sterling £186
Academic visitor application cost in USD US$252
Academic visitor price in Indian Rupees INR18,722
Academic visitor application cost in Pakistani Rupees PKR33,496
Academic visitor application price in Singapore Dollars SGD346

Standard Visitor Visa for Medical Treatment

The price of private medical treatment visa for more than 6 months but less than 11 months has increased by 3.9%. Therefore, after an escalation of £7, the price of medical visa will increase from £179 to £186.

Standard Visa for Private Medical Treatment UK Visa Fee 2018/19
Medical visa application fee in Pounds Sterling £186
Medical visa price in USD US$252
Medical visa fees in Indian Rupees INR18,722
UK medical visa fees in Pakistani Rupees PKR33,496
Medical visa cost in Singapore Dollars SGD346

UK Student Visa Fee for Tier 4 and Short Term Study

All types of UK student visa fee will increase by approx 4% from April 6, 2018.

Short Term Student

The short-term UK student visa fee will increase by 4.3% for up to 6 months student visa. Therefore, after an escalation of £4, the short-term UK student visa fee will increase from £93 to £97.

UK Student Visa Fees for Studying the English Language

The price of short-term English language UK student visa fee for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months will increase by 3.9%. Therefore, after an escalation of £7, the UK student visa fee for the English language will increase from £179 to £186.

  • UK Student Visa Fee for Short-term study (up to 6 months) £97 
  • Short term student child (up to 6 months) £97
  • UK Student Visa Fee for studying the English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months £186

Tier 4 Student

The Tier 4 student visa application cost will increase by 3.9%. Therefore, after an escalation of £13, the price of Tier 4 student visa will increase from £335 to £348.

Apply for Study UK Student Visa Fee 2017/18 UK Student Visa Fee 2018/19 Change in Fee

Short Term Student

£93 £97 £4
Short Term Student (Child) £93 £97 £4
Short Term Student- English Language £179 £186 £7
Tier 4 Student £335 £348 £13

Tier 4 UK Student Visa Fee in GBP, USD, INR, PKR, SGD

Usually, applicants need to pay Tier 4 UK student visa fee online from outside the UK in USD. However, in the case of a few countries such as India, Pakistan, Singapore etc student can pay the UK student visa fee online in the local currency.

Apply for Tier 4 Student UK Student Visa Fee 2018/19
Tier 4 student visa fee in Pounds Sterling £348
Tier 4 student visa fee in USD US$471
UK Tier 4 student visa fees India INR35,029
Tier 4 student visa fee from Pakistan PKR62,670
UK Student Visa Fee Tier 4 in Singapore Dollars SGD647

UK Settlement Visa Fees for Spouse and Dependants

The UK settlement visa fee for spouse and civil partners will increase by 4%. Therefore, after a whopping escalation of £59, the UK settlement visa fee will increase from £1,464 to £1,523. Since most of the settlement applications relate to spouse or civil partner visa, therefore, it is commonly known as a spouse visa. However, the UK settlement visa fee for other dependants will not increase and remain at its current level £3,250. Moreover, the UK settlement visa fee for a refugee dependant relative will decrease by 8.2%. Accordingly, the UK settlement visa fee for a refugee dependant will be £388 instead of £423.

Apply for Settlement UK Settlement Visa Fee 2017/18 UK Settlement Visa Fee 2018/19 Change in UK Settlement Visa Fee

Spouse Visa

£1,464 £1,523 £59
UK settlement visa fee for other dependant relatives £3,250 £3,250 £0
Refugee Dependant Relative UK Settlement Visa Fee £423 £388 -£35
Indefinite leave to enter as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules £2,297 £2,389 £92

UK Settlement Visa Fee in GBP, USD, INR, PKR, SGD

Usually, applicants need to pay UK settlement visa fee online in USD. However, in the case of a few countries such as India, Pakistan, Singapore etc spouse, civil and dependant relatives can pay the UK settlement visa fee online in the local currency.

Spouse and Civil Partner Settlement Applications UK Settlement Visa Fee 2018/19
UK spouse visa price in Pounds Sterling £1,523
Spouse or civil partner application cost in USD US$2,063
UK spouse application cost in Indian Rupees INR153,300
UK spouse visa cost from Pakistan PKR274,272
Spouse or civil partner application price in Singapore Dollars SGD2,834

Transit and Other Applications

  • Transit visa – (direct airside transit) £35
  • Transit visit visa (landside transit) £64
  • Visa for the purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft £64
  • Representative of an overseas business £610
  • Single-entry visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) £154
  • Other visa £516
  • Electronic Visa Waiver £15
  • Certificate of entitlement – (right of abode) £388
  • Transfer of Conditions (Vignette transfer) £154
  • Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour) £142
  • Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents £141

UK Work Visa Fee | Immigration & Nationality Charges 2018/19

Apparently, the immigration and UK work visa fee, for most of the points-based system (PBS) Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 5 visas, has increased by 4% from April 6, 2018.

Tier 1 Immigration Application Fee from April 6, 2018

The Tier 1 entrepreneur fee will increase by 3.97%. Therefore, after an escalation of £39, the price will increase from £982 to £1,021. Moreover, Tier 1 entrepreneur dependent visa fee is also £1,021.

Furthermore, the price of Tier 1 investor visa application will also increase by 3.97%. Therefore, after a whopping escalation of £62, the fee for Tier 1 investor applications will increase from £1,561 to £1,623. However, the cost of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent initial application will decrease substantially by 48.12%. According, instead of £293, after a decrease of £141, the new price for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent initial application will be £141.

Apply for Business Immigration UK Work Visa Fee 2017/18 UK Work Visa Fee 2018/19 Change in Fee
Tier 1 entrepreneur visa fees UK £982 £1,021 £39
Tier 1 Investor £1,561 £1,623 £62
Cost of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent – initial application £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 1 Entrepreneur Fee in USD and Other Currencies

Usually, applicants need to pay Tier 1 entrepreneur fee online in USD. However, in the case of a few countries such as India, Pakistan, Singapore etc applicants can pay the fees online in the local currency.

Immigration and UK Work Visa Fee Tier 1 Entrepreneur 2018/19
Tier 1 entrepreneur cost in Pounds Sterling £1,021
Tier 1 entrepreneur price in USD US$1383
Main Applicant and Tier 1 entrepreneur dependent from India INR102,771
Tier 1 entrepreneur in Pakistan PKR183,868
Tier 1 entrepreneur cost in Singapore Dollars SGD1,900

UK Work Visa:  Tier 2 Application Fees

The UK work visa fee for Tier 2 General applications for 3 years or less and more than 3 years will increase by 3.97%. Therefore, after an escalation of £23, the UK work visa fee for Tier 2 General (3 years or less) will increase from £587 to £610. Moreover, the UK work visa fee for Tier 2 General (3 years or more) will increase by £46. Accordingly, the new UK work visa fee for Tier 2 General  (3 years or more) will be £1,220, instead of £1,174.

Apply for Tier 2 UK Work Visa Fee 2017/18 UK Work Visa Fee 2018/19 Change in Cost
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
£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
£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 £446 £464 £18
Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years £892 £928 £36
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Graduate Trainee £463 £482 £19
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Short Term Staff – dependant £463 £482 £19

Tier 2 General UK Work Visa Fee for up to 3 years in USD

Usually, applicants need to pay the UK work visa fee online from outside in USD. However, in the case of a few countries such as India, Pakistan, Singapore etc applicants can pay online in the local currency.

Apply for Tier 2 General up to 3 years UK Work Visa Fee 2018/19
Tier 2 General cost in Pounds Sterling £610
Tier 2 General UK work visa fee in USD US$826
Tier 2 general from India INR61,401
Tier 2 general cost from Pakistan PKR109,853
UK work visa fee Tier 2 General in Singapore Dollars SGD1,033

UK Work Visa Fee for Tier 5 Temporary Workers

The Tier 5 fee will increase by 3.82%. Therefore, after an escalation of £9, the price of Tier 5 fee will increase from £235 to £244.

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