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 and Naturalisation fees 2019/20 for adults will remain at £1,206 and £1,330, respectively, inclusive of citizenship ceremony fee of £80. Accordingly, the post tries to explain the following types of Home Office application fees from inside the UK:

  1. ILR and leave to remain application fees
  2. Naturalisation and British Citizenship fees 2019/20
  3. EU Citizens and other applicants
  4. Tier 1 Applicants
  5. Tier 2, 4 & 5
  6. PBS Sponsorship Application

1) Home Office Immigration and Nationality Fees and Charges

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

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.

Home Office ILR fees same day 2019/20

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. Please note: the same day service is only for straightforward ILR applications. Accordingly, the mere purchase of same-day service does not guarantee a prompt or favourable decision! Therefore, please don’t spend money on the ILR same day fees, if your case is complex. However, no one is stopping, if your mind is set to spend an additional amount of £800!

Transfer of Conditions (TOC) – ILR Fees

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

Leave to Remain Fee

The Home Office Fees 2019/20 for leave to remain applications will remain at £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 different fee structure.

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 will also remain at £1,033.

Transfer of Conditions (TOC) – Leave to Remain Fees

Moreover, 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 will remain at £161.

Biometric residence permit (BRP) fees 2019/20

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 will remain at £56. Moreover, the fee for Biometric enrolment fee will also remain at £19.20.

Certificate of travel

The cost of Certificate of Travel for adults and children will remain at the present level of £280 and £141, respectively.

Convention travel document

The cost of the Convention Travel Document for adults and children will remain at the present level of £75 and £49, respectively.

ILR and Leave to Remain Fees 2019/20

ILR and leave to remain fees 2019/20

2) Home Office Naturalisation & British Citizenship Fees 2019/20

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

Naturalisation Fees 2019/20

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.

British Citizenship Fees 2019/20 for Adults

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

British Citizenship Fees 2019/20 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.

Nationality registration for British overseas citizens

Nationality registration fees for British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons will remain at £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, will remain at £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.

Other Home Office fees 2019/20

Moreover, the Home Office fees 2019/20 for Renunciation of Nationality, Certificate of Entitlement (right of abode) and Nationality Review will remain at £372.

Evidently, the Home Office fee will be £250 for:

  • a status letter
  • a non-acquisition letter
  • nationality correction to a certificate
  • Nationality – supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order or declaration

And the Home Office Fees for Life in the UK test and Administrative Review will be £50 and £80, respectively.

Furthermore, the fee for processing an application which is subsequently rejected as invalid will remain at £25.

Is naturalisation and British Citizenship fees 2019/20 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.

Home Office naturalisation and British citizenship charges

Naturalisation and British Citizenship Fees 2019-20

3) Home Office Fees 2019/20 for EU Citizens and other applicants

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

European residence document

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

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

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. And also no fee for the processing of an application made under Appendix EU which is subsequently rejected as invalid.

Biometric Resident Card under EU Settlement Scheme

Evidently, application for Biometric residence card under the EU Settlement Scheme will also cost £56.

Fees for Representative of an overseas business

Apparently, the application fee for a representative of an overseas business will remain at £704 from March 29, 2019.

Retired person of independent means applications

Moreover, the Home Office fees 2019/20 for a retired person of independent means will remain at £1,949.

Visitor visa extension

The application fee for visitor visa extension for the main applicant and all their dependants will remain at £993 per applicant from March 29, 2019.

Start-up and Innovator application under Appendix W

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.

leave to remain applications by EU citizens and other applicants

Charges for EU Citizens and other leave to remain applications

4) Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Tier 1 Applicants

Evidently, there are no changes in Home Office Fees for Points Based System (PBS) applications from inside the UK.

Tier 1 Investor fee

Accordingly, the Tier 1 Investor application fee for leave to remain and extension applications will remain at the present level of £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 Home Office ILR fees 2019/20 with same day service is £3,189/-.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur extension application fee

Evidently, the fee for Tier 1 Entrepreneur extension applications will remain at £1,277. Moreover, a Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies for the main applicant. Furthermore, 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. 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 Home Office ILR fees 2019/20 with same day service is £3,189/-.

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

Furthermore, the Home Office Immigration and Nationality fee 2019/20 for Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur extension applications will remain at £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.

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

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

Tier 1 General Dependant applications only

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

PBS Tier 1 extension application fee 2019/20

Tier 1 Application Cost 2019/20 for leave to remain and extension

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

Evidently, there are no changes in Home Office Fees for Points Based System (PBS) Tier 2 work 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 main applicants.

Home Office Fees 2019/29 for Tier 2 applications

Accordingly, the application cost 2019/20 for Tier 2 General, Intra-Company Transfer – LT Staff, Sportsperson, Minister of Religion where a COS has been issued for a period of 3 years or less will remain at £704.

The Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Tier 2 General, Intra-Company Transfer – Long Term Staff where a certificate of sponsorship (COS) has been issued for a period of more than 3 years will also remain at the present level of £1,408.

Tier 2 Graduate Trainee

Moreover, Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Graduate Trainee will continue to remain at £482.

Tier 2 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 will remain at £464. And also the application charges will remain the same (i.e. £928) where the COS issues for a period of more than 3 years.

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

PBS Tier 2 UK work visa application fee 2019/20

Home Office leave to remain fee 2019/20 for Tier 4 students

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

Home Office leave to remain fee 2019/20 for Tier 5 applicants

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

6) 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.

Premium sponsor scheme

Evidently, the Home Office charges for PBS Premium Sponsor Scheme are:

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

Sponsor licence Tier 2, 4 & 5

Moreover, the Home Office charges for PBS Sponsor Licence are:

  • large sponsor licence Tier 2 (may also include Tier 4 and/or Tier 5) £1,476
  • small sponsor licence Tier 2 (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

Certificate of Sponsorship

Apparently, the Home Office charges for Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) are:

  • Tier 2 CoS £199
  • Tier 5 CoS £21

Moreover, the Home Office Fees 2019/20 for Tier 4 Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) is £21. And for other sponsorship related services the fees are:

  • Premium Change of Circumstances £200
  • Basic compliance assessment (previously ‘Tier 4 Sponsor status’) £536
  • Sponsor action plan £1,476
PBS Sponsorship Application Charges

PBS Sponsorship Home Office Fees 2019/20

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