Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Applications Made in the UK

Naturalisation Fee & ILR Indefinite Leave to Remain Fees 2018/19

This relates to Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Immigration and Nationality Charges effective from March 29, 2019. Apparently, there are no changes in the Home Office Fee 2019 for most of the applications made in the UK. Therefore, the Home Office Fees from March 29, 2019, for indefinite leave to remain (ILR), British citizenship, Naturalisation, EU Citizens, PBS Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4 students and Tier 5 applications will remain the same. Accordingly, the post covers the following topics:

  1. Home Office Immigration and Nationality Fees and Charges: FAQs
  2. ILR and leave to remain application fees 2019/20
  3. Naturalisation and British Citizenship fees 2019/20
  4. EU Citizens and other applicants
  5. Tier 1 Applicants
  6. Tier 2, 4 & 5
  7. PBS Sponsorship Application

Moreover, for case processing and representation contact specialist UK immigration solicitors for appeals, administrative review, judicial review and reapplications.

1) Home Office Immigration and Nationality Fees and Charges: FAQs

What is the Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Fees 2019/20?

The indefinite leave to remain (ILR) fees 2019 are £2,389/-. Moreover, the ILR same day (24 hours) application fees are £3,189/- i.e. ILR application fees £2,389/- plus the cost of super-priority service £800/-.

How much is the Leave to Remain Fees 2019/20?

The Home Office Fees 2019/20 for leave to remain applications is £1,033. Moreover, the leave to remain fees with priority (5-day) and super-priority (24-hour) service is £1,533 and £1,833/-, respectively.

How much is the spouse visa fees?

The UK spouse visa fees 2019/20 for leave to remain and ILR applications are £1,033 and £2,389, respectively. In fact, the UK spouse visa fees for leave to remain and ILR applications with super-priority same day service are £1,833 and £3,189, respectively. Moreover, the UK spouse priority visa fees 2019 for leave to remain or extension applications are £1,533.

How much is the British Naturalisation Fees 2019/20?

The UK naturalisation fee is £1,330, inclusive of the citizenship ceremony fee of £80. And the naturalisation fee for British overseas territory citizens is £1,000.

What is the British Citizenship Fees 2019/20?

Apparently, the British Citizenship Fees 2019/20 for adults is £1,206, inclusive of the citizenship ceremony fee of £80. Moreover, British citizenship fees for children is £1,012.

Are Naturalisation and British Citizenship fees refundable?

Yes, if applications are unsuccessful or withdrawn, except for declarations of renunciation, then the fees for Naturalisation and British Citizenship applications are refunded after deducting administration charges of £25.

When does the Home Office revise the application fees?

Apparently, the Home Office revises Nationality and Immigration charges once every year during March-April. In fact, the charges are payable under regulations made in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 68 and 69 of the Immigration Act 2014.

How an applicant can fast-track application?

Perhaps, the UKVI offers a number of premium services for ILR, leave to remain and other types of applications from inside the UK. Therefore, applicants can use priority and super-priority service to fast track their applications. However, applicants need to make separate payments for these premium services.

Are there any hidden charges?

No, certainly not.

2) Leave to Remain and ILR Fees 2019/20

The details of leave to remain and ILR application fees from March 29, 2019, are as under:

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Fees 2019/20

Evidently, from March 29, 2019, there will be no increase in ILR Fee. Accordingly, the indefinite leave to remain fees will remain at £2,389. Perhaps, the ILR fees are applicable for all types of indefinite leave to remain applications from inside the UK.

ILR and Leave to remain fees 2019/20

What’re the Home Office Fees for the same-day ILR applications?

Apparently, the Home Office Fees 2019/20 for the same day (24 hours) processing of Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) or no time limit (NTL) applications are £3,189/- i.e. ILR application fees £2,389/- plus the cost of super-priority service £800.

What is the purpose of the same-day ILR service?

In fact, the Home Office’s same-day service is only for straightforward ILR applications. Accordingly, the mere purchase of the same-day service does not guarantee a prompt or favourable decision! Therefore, if an ILR application is complex then there is no point of paying the fees for ILR same day service. Apparently, if an application is not straightforward then instead of a same-day decision, an applicant may receive the following communication from UKVI/Home Office:

We are sorry that your case is outside of the published service standards. We aim to complete all applications within the 24-hour service standard. However, where we are not able to do this we will complete the application as quickly as possible. If the delay in making the decision is due to UKVI, we will refund the super-priority service fee. The team will be in touch once they have made a decision.

Please note the onus is upon individual customers to ensure that they satisfy the requirements……….

Transfer of Conditions (TOC) ILR fees

Moreover, the Home Office fees for Transfer of Conditions (TOC) or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status – indefinite leave to remain (LR) will also remain at £229.

Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Leave to Remain applications

Apparently, the Home Office Fees 2019/20 for leave to remain applications is £1,033. Perhaps, the leave of remain fee is not applicable for all types of leave to remain applications from inside the UK. For instance, leave to remain or extension applications under PBS have a different fee structure.

Transfer of Conditions (TOC)- Limited Leave to Remain Fee 2019

In fact, the Home Office fees 2019/20 for Transfer of Conditions (TOC) or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status – limited leave to remain is £161.

Leave to enter fees for persons liable to immigration detention

Evidently, the Home Office fees for leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention is £1,033.

Biometric residence permit (BRP)

Perhaps, there will be no change in the Home Office fees for Biometric residence permit (BRP) card. Accordingly, the fee for Biometric residence permit (BRP) / replacement BRP is £56. Moreover, the Biometric enrolment fee will also remain at £19.20.

Certificate of travel

The cost of Certificate of Travel for adults and children is £280 and £141, respectively.

Convention travel documents

The cost of the Convention Travel Document for adults and children is £75 and £49, respectively.

3) Naturalisation and British Citizenship Fees 2019/20

Apparently, there will be no increase in the naturalisation and British Citizenship Fees 2019/20.

Home Office naturalisation and British citizenship charges

British Naturalisation Fees 2019/20

Apparently, there will be no increase in the naturalisation fees from March 29, 19. Accordingly, the naturalisation fee is £1,330, inclusive of the citizenship ceremony fee of £80.

Naturalisation fees for British Overseas Territory citizens

The naturalisation fee for British overseas territory citizens is £1,000.

British Citizenship Fees 2019/20 for Adults

There will be no increase in nationality registration fee as a British citizen for adults from March 29, 2019. Accordingly, the British Citizenship Fees for adults is £1,206, inclusive of citizenship ceremony fee of £80.

British Citizenship Fees 2019/20 for Children

The British nationality registration fee for children is £1,012. However, the Home Office will charge an additional £80 per applicant to cover the ceremony fee if the minor turn 18 during the application process. Apparently, applicants can make the payment at the point of decision.

Nationality registration charges for British overseas citizens

Nationality registration charges for British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons are £901 and £810 for adults and children, respectively.

Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Citizenship Ceremony

Evidently, the fee for the arrangement of a citizenship ceremony, including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony, is £80. And £5 for 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.

Home Office fee for renunciation of nationality

Quite clearly, the Home Office fees 2019/20 for Renunciation of Nationality is £372.

Certificate of entitlement (right of abode)

The charges for the certificate of entitlement (right of abode) are £372.

Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Nationality Review

According to Nationality and Immigration Charges 2019/20, the cost of a Nationality Review application is £372.

Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Status Letter

The charges for a status letter are £250. Moreover, the cost of a non-acquisition letter is also £250.

Nationality correction to a certificate

The Home Office fee for nationality correction to a certificate is £250. Moreover, the cost of Nationality – supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order or declaration is also £250.

Life in the UK test

Apparently, the Home Office Fees for Life in the UK test is £50.

Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Administrative Review

The Home Office Fees 2019/20 for an in-country Administrative Review is £80.

Invalid applications

In fact, the fee for processing an application which subsequently rejected as invalid is £25.

Are Naturalisation and British Citizenship fees refundable?

Yes, if applications are unsuccessful or withdrawn, except for declarations of renunciation, then the fees are refunded after deducting an administration fee of £25.

4) Home Office Fees 2019/20 for other types of applications

Apparently, there is no major change in the Home Office fees 2019/20 for EU citizens and other types of leave to remain applications.

Innovator and startup fees 2019-20

European residence documents

The Home Office Fees 2019/20 is £65 for the following residence documents relating to EU citizens in the UK:

  1. registration certificate
  2. a document certifying permanent residence
  3. residence card
  4. accession resident card
  5. derivative residence card
  6. permanent residence card

Leave to remain applications under Appendix EU

In fact, in October 2018, the Home Office introduced a new fee category relating to applications for leave to remain under Appendix EU.

Accordingly, the application fees for leave to remain Appendix EU for Adult and Child were £65 and £32.50, respectively. However, from March 29, 2019, there will be no fee for applications made under Appendix EU. And also no fee for the processing of an application made under Appendix EU which is subsequently rejected as invalid.

Biometric Resident Card under EUSS

Evidently, application for Biometric residence card under the EU Settlement Scheme costs £56.

Representatives of an overseas business

Apparently, the application charges for a representative of overseas business visa is £704.

Retired persons of independent means

The Home Office fees 2019/20 for a retired person of independent means is £1,949.

Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Visitor Visa Extension

The application fee for visitor visa extension for the main applicant and all their dependants is £993 per applicant.

Innovator visa under Appendix W

The Home Office Fees for UK Innovator visa leave to remain or extension applications are £1,277. Moreover, a Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies for the main applicant.

Start-up visa under Appendix W

The Home Office Fees for UK start-up visa leave to remain or extension applications are £493. Moreover, a Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies for the main applicant.

5) Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Tier 1 applicants

The details of the Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Tier 1 applicants are as under:

Are there any changes in Tier 1 application cost?

Evidently, there are no changes in the Tier 1 application charges from inside the UK.

PBS Tier 1 extension application cost 2019/20

Tier 1 Investors

Apparently, the Home Office fees for Tier 1 Investor application for leave to remain and extension applications are £1,623 for main applicants and dependants. Moreover, for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications as Tier 1 investor, the ILR fees 2019/20 are £2,389/- for standard service. However, the Tier 1 investor ILR application fees 2019 with same day service are £3,189/-.

Tier 1 Entrepreneurs

Evidently, the fee for Tier 1 Entrepreneur extension and leave to remain applications is £1,277. In fact, the Home Office Fees 2019 for Tier 1 entrepreneur leave to remain or extension applications with 5-day priority service are £1,777. Moreover, for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications as Tier 1 entrepreneur, the ILR fees 2019/20 are £2,389/- for standard service. However, the Tier 1 entrepreneur ILR application fees 2019 with same day service is £3,189/-.

Furthermore, a Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies for the main applicant.

Please note, apparently, the innovator visa under Appendix W has replaced Tier 1 Entrepreneur for fresh applications from March 29, 2019. However, existing migrants on the Tier 1 entrepreneur route can apply for leave to remain and extension applications.

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneurs

Furthermore, the Immigration and Nationality fee 2019/20 for Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur extension applications is £493. Moreover, a CESC discount of £55 applies for the main applicant. Evidently, the startup visa under Appendix W has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur for fresh applications from July 6, 2019. However, existing migrants on the Tier 1 Graduate entrepreneur route can apply for leave to remain and extension.

Home Office Fees for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

Moreover, the Immigration and Nationality fee 2019/20 for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent initial application is £152. And also the fee for the approval letter from a competent authority in respect of the initial application is £456. Furthermore, the Home Office fees for Tier 1 exceptional talent extension applications for main applicants and dependants is £608. However, a CESC discount of £55 applies for the initial and extension applications of the main applicant.

Tier 1 General Dependant applicants

Apparently, the Immigration and Nationality fee 2019/2020 for Tier General dependant applicants will continue to remain at £1,878.

6) Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5

The details of Tier 2, Tier 4 students and Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa fees from inside the UK are as under:

Home Office fees for Tier 2 UK work visa applications 2019/20

Is there any change in the Home Office fee?

Evidently, there are no changes in Home Office Fees for Points Based System (PBS) Tier 2, Tier 4 students and Tier 5 Temporary worker visa applications from inside the UK. Please note a Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies to the Home Office Fees for the Tier 2 and Tier 5 main applicants.

Tier 2 General

The Home Office fees for Tier 2 General leave to remain and extension applications are £704, where a COS has been issued for a period of 3 years or less. However, where a certificate of sponsorship (COS) has been issued for a period of more than 3 years then the Tier 2 General application charges are £1,408. Accordingly, the Tier 2 General extension or leave to remain application fees with priority service are £1,204 (for up-to 3-years) and 1,908 (for more than 3 years), respectively.

Tier 2 General Shortage Occupation

Evidently, the Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship (COS) has been issued for a period of 3 yrs or less is £464. And the application charges are £928 where the COS is issued for a period of more than 3 years.

Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT)

The Home Office fees for Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT) Long Term Staff leave to remain and extension applications are £704, where a COS has been issued for a period of 3 years or less. However, where a certificate of sponsorship (COS) has been issued for a period of more than 3 years then the Tier 2 ICT Long Term Staff application charges are £1,408.

Moreover, the Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Graduate Trainee is £482.

Tier 2 Minister of Religion

Perhaps, the Home Office Fee 2019/20 is £704 for Tier 2 Minister of Religion main and dependant applicants.

Tier 2 sportspersons

Perhaps, the leave to remain or extension application fees for Tier-2 sportsperson are £704.

Home Office Fees for Tier 4 students

The Tier 4 student leave to remain and extension visa fees 2019 is £475 for main and dependant applicants. And the leave to remain or extension visa fees for Tier 4 students with priority or super-priority service are £975 and £1,275, respectively.

Home Office Fees Tier 5 Temporary Workers

The Home Office Fee 2019/20 for Tier 5 Temporary workers from inside the UK will continue to remain at £244.

7) Home Office Fees 2019/20 for PBS Sponsorship Applications

The details relating to Home Office PBS sponsorship applications fees 2019/20 are as under:

PBS Sponsorship Application Charges

Is there any increase in the PBS sponsor application fee?

No, from March 29, 2019, there will be no increase in the Points Based System Sponsorship Application Fee.

What are the charges for Premium sponsor scheme?

Evidently, the charges for PBS Premium Sponsor Scheme are:

1. large sponsor Tier 2 & 5 £25,000
2. small sponsor Tier 2 & 5 £8,000
3. large sponsor Tier 2 & 5 for a period of 3 months £6,250
4. small sponsor Tier 2 & 5 for a period of 3 months £2,000
5. Tier 4 £8,000

How much is the cost of Sponsor Licence for Tier 2, 4 & 5?

Moreover, the charges for Tier 2, 4 and 5 Sponsor Licence are:

1. large sponsor licence Tier 2 (may also include Tier 4 and/or Tier 5) £1,476
2. small sponsor licence Tier 2 (may also include Tier 4 and/or Tier 5 ) £536
3. Tier 4 sponsor licence £536
4. Tier 5 sponsor licence £536
5. Add Tier 2 to an existing Tier 4 &/or Tier 5 licence (large sponsor) £940

What is the Home Office Fee for Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)?

Apparently, the Home Office Fee 2019/20 for Tier 2 and Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) are £199 and £21, respectively. Moreover, the Immigration and Nationality charges for Tier 4 Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) are £21. And for other sponsorship related services the fees are:

  1. Premium Change of Circumstances £200
  2. Basic compliance assessment (previously ‘Tier 4 Sponsor status’) £536
  3. Sponsor action plan £1,476

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