Home Office Fees 2018 | Immigration & Nationality Charges 2018/19

This relates to the announcement of the Home Office dated March 16, 2018, for the annual revision of the Immigration & Nationality Charges, which will be effective from April 6, 2018. This post provides the details of the Home Office Fees 2018/19 and Premium Service Charges for the Visa, Immigration, Nationality Applications made by Applicants from Inside the UK. If you are applying from Outside the UK then can find the details at UK Visa Fees 2018 for the relevant fee for the UK Visa and Immigration Applications and Charges for Premium and Priority Services.

Home Office Fee 2018/19 and Premium Service Charges Inside the UK

Home Office Fees 2018 | Immigration & Nationality Charges 2018/19

Home Office Fee 2018/19 for Applications Made in the UK

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain UK Fees £2,389
  • Leave to remain – Other £1,033
  • Leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention £1,033
  • Leave to remain as a visitor £993
  • Retired person of independent means £1,949
  • Representative of an overseas business £704
  • Transfer of Conditions (TOC) or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status  – limited leave to remain £161
  • TOC or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status  – indefinite leave to remain £229
  • Biometric residence permit (BRP) / replacement BRP £56
  • Biometric enrolment £19.20
  • European residence document (registration certificate, document certifying permanent residence, residence card, accession resident card, derivative residence card, permanent residence card) £65
  • Administrative review £80
  • Processing an application which is subsequently rejected £25
  • Certificate of travel – adult £280
  • Certificate of travel – child £141
  • Convention travel document – adult £75
  • Convention travel document – child £49
  • Naturalisation Fees 2018– Naturalisation fee to include citizenship ceremony fee as per [note 4] £1,330
  • Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens £1,000
  • Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult  [note 4] £1,206
  • Nationality registration as a British citizen – child [note 5] £1,012
  • The arrangement of a citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony). £80
  • 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
  • Nationality registration – British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons  – adult £901
  • Nationality registration – British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons – child £810
  • Renunciation of nationality £372
  • Certificate of entitlement – (right of abode) £372
  • Nationality review £372

Home Office Charges 2018/19 for Other Services in the UK

  • Status letter £250
  • Non-acquisition letter £250
  • Nationality correction to certificate £250
  • Life in the UK test £50
  • Nationality – supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order or declaration £250

Slash ‘obscene’ Home Office fees, say MPs and campaigners

The Home Office made profits of up to 800% on some immigration applications from families. The cost to the Home Office of processing a naturalisation application is £372.

Home Office Fees 2018/19 for PBS Applications Made in the UK

Tier 1 Visa Application Fees from April 6, 2018

  • Tier 1 (General) – dependant £1,878
  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur Extension Fee [note 2] £1,277
  • Tier 1 (Investor) £1,623
  • Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) [note 2] £493
  • Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – initial application [note 2] £152
  • Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) £456
  • Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – extension [note 2] £608
  • Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependant £608
  • Tier 1 (General) – dependant £1,878

Tier 2 Visa Application Fees from April 6, 2018

  • 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] £704
  • 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] £1,408
  • Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less [note 2] £464
  • Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years  [note 2] £928
  • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Graduate Trainee [note 2] £482
  • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Short Term Staff  – dependant £482

Tier 4 Visa Fees from Inside the UK April 6, 2018

  • Tier 4 £475

Tier 5 Visa Fees from Inside the UK April 6, 2018

  • Tier 5 [note 2] £244

 Points Based System (PBS) Sponsorship Fee from April 6, 2018

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

Optional Premium Services Fee from Inside the UK April 6, 2018

Cost of Optional Premium Services in the UK from April 6, 2018

  • Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) £510
  • Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre)  – appointment booking fee £100
  • Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) – outside office hours fee £75
  • Provision of Immigration Officer at the border (hourly rate) £53.08 per hour
  • Priority service £477
  • Super premium service £10,500
  • Application in person (super premium service) £610
  • Premium status checks and advice (Administrative Officer) (per minute, per officer)
    [note 3] £0.80
  • Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (inside office hours)  (per minute, per officer) [note 3] £0.88
  • Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (outside office hours) [note 3] £1.10
  • Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer) (inside office hours) [note 3] £0.97
  • Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer) (outside office hours) [note 3] £1.23

Fee for Optional Premium Services at the UK Border April 6, 2018

  • Registered Traveller Service – yearly subscription £50
  • Registered traveller Service child –  yearly subscription £24
  • Registered Traveller Service – registration of documents £20
  • Fast Track – Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4 £3.90
  • Fast Track – Other £3

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 £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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