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

Naturalisation Fee & ILR Indefinite Leave to Remain Fees 2018/19This relates to Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Immigration and Nationality Charges effective from March 29, 2019. Apparently, there are no changes in fee for most of the applications made in the UK. Accordingly, indefinite leave to remain (ILR) fees will remain at the present level of £2,389. Moreover, leave to remain application will cost £1,033. Similarly, the British citizenship fees will be £1,206 and Naturalisation Fees will be £1,330, inclusive of £80 ceremony fee.

No change in Home Office ILR, Naturalization and Citizenship Fee

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

Home Office Fees 2019/20Old FeeNew FeeChange
Indefinite leave to remain ILR Fees 2019/20£2,389£2,389£0
Leave to remain application fee£1,033£1,033£0
Leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention£1,033£1,033£0
UK Visitor Visa Extension Fee for 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
Biometric enrolment Fee£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
Naturalisation fee to include citizenship ceremony fee (£80)£1,330£1,330£0
Naturalisation Fee for British overseas territory citizens£1,000£1,000£0
British Citizenship and Nationality Fee for Adults£1,206£1,206£0
British Citizenship and Nationality Fee for a 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
Processing of an application made under Appendix EU which is subsequently rejected as invalid - Adult£65£0-£65
Processing of an application made under Appendix EU which is subsequently rejected as invalid - Child£32.50£0-£32.50
Application for leave to remain where the application is made under Appendix EU - Adult£65£0-£65
Application for leave to remain where the application is made under Appendix EU - Child£32.50£0-£32.50
Biometric residence card (issued under the EU Settlement Scheme)£0£56£0
UK Innovator Visa Fee Note 2£0£1,277£0
UK Start-up visa Fee Note 2£0£493£0
Tier 1 (General) - dependant£1,878£1,878£0
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Note 2£1,277£1,277£0
Tier 1 (Investor)£1,623£1,623£0
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Note 2£493£493£0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - initial application Note 2£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 Note 2£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 Note 2£704£704£0
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Graduate Trainee Note 2£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 Note 2£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 Note 2£464£464£0
Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years Note 2£928£928£0
Tier 4£475£475£0
Tier 5 Note 2£244£244£0
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
Super Priority service£610£800£190
Arrangements for the provision of immigration officers or facilities at a control port in addition to those (if any) required to provide a basic service (per hour)£53.08£53.08£0
Provision of Immigration Officer at the border (hourly rate)£53.08£53.08£0
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any other above basic service, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom, on or after 1 July 2019£53.08£57.33£4.25
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom, on or after 1 July 2019£53.08£77.40£24.32
Expedited processing - Priority service£477£500£23
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) Note 3£0.88£0.88£0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (outside office hours) (per minute) Note 3£1.10£1.10£0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer) (inside office hours) (per minute) Note 3£0.97£0.97£0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer) (outside office hours) (per minute) 3£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

Note 2: A Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies to the Home Office Fees for the main applicant. Note 4: The British citizenship ceremony fee of £80 has been added to the application fee. And 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

Indefinite Leave to Remain – ILR Fees 2019/20

From March 29, 2019, there will be no increase in ILR Fee. Accordingly, the indefinite leave to remain fees will remain at £2,389.

Leave to Remain Fee

The Home Office Fees 2019/20 for leave to remain applications will remain at £1,033.

Home Office Naturalisation Fees

There will be no increase in the Naturalisation Fee. Accordingly, the naturalisation fees remain at £1,330., inclusive of citizenship ceremony fee of £80. The naturalisation fee for British overseas territory citizens will remain at £1,000.

Leave to Remain Fee for Startup and Innovators

The Home Office Fees for applications under two new routes i.e. Innovator and Start-up will cost £1,277 and £493, respectively. Moreover, a Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies for the main applicant under both these immigration routes.

Home Office Fees for Applications under Appendix EU

In October 2018, the Home Office introduced a new fee category relating to applications for leave to remain under Appendix EU. Accordingly, the application fee 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. Apparently, there will be a £56 fee for Biometric residence card under the EU Settlement Scheme.

British Citizenship Fees for Adults

There will be no increase in nationality registration fee as a British citizen for adults. Accordingly, it will remain at £1,206, inclusive of citizenship ceremony fee of £80.

British Citizenship Fees for Children

The nationality registration fee for children will remain at £1,012. However, the Home Office will charge 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.

Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Tier 1 Applicants

There will be no change in Home Office Fess for Points Based System Applications Made in the UK. Accordingly, the fee for Tier 1 Entrepreneur leave to remain and extension applications will remain at £1,277. Likewise, Tier 1 Investor application fee from inside the UK will remain at the present level of £1,623. Moreover, the fee for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent initial application will be £152. And the fee for the approval letter from a competent authority in respect of the initial application will continue to be £456.

Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Tier 2 Applicants

From March 29, 2019, there will be no increase in any type of Tier 2 applications fee from inside the UK. Accordingly, Tier 2 General, Intra-Company Transfer – short and long term staff, will remain at £704 and £1,408, respectively.

Leave to remain fee for Tier 4 Students

The Tier 4 Student fee from inside the UK will remain at £475.

Leave to remain fee for Tier 5 Applicants

The Tier 5 Temporary Worker fee from inside the UK will continue to be  £244.

Home Office Fees 2019/20 for PBS Sponsorship Application

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

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