UK Visa Fast Track Fees 2018/19 | Priority and Premium Visa Fees

On March 16, 2018, UK Visa Fast Track Fees 2018/19 | Priority and Premium Visa Feesthe Home Office has announced the yearly revision of the Immigration & Nationality Charges, which will be effective from April 6, 2018. This post provides the details of the Optional Premium Services Charges 2018/19. If you are looking for details of the UK Visa Applications Fees 2018/19 then can find the details at UK Visa Fees 2018 for applications outside the UK and Home Office Fees 2018/19 for the UK Visa and Immigration Applications made in the UK.

UK Visa Fast Track Fees | Priority and Premium Visa Fees 2018/19

Optional Premium Services Charges outside the UK from April 6, 2018

From April 6, 2018, there will be an increase in the fee for Priority Visa Service and Super Priority Visa Service; however, the price of other optional premium services will remain unchanged.

There will be an increase of GBP 22 in the price of the settlement priority visa service, which will increase from GBP 551 to GBP 573. The price of non-settlement priority service, which is mostly used for expediting visitor visa applications will be increased by a whopping 15% and will increase from GBP 184 to GBP 212. There will be a modest increase of 4% in the price of the Super-priority visa service, which will increase from GBP 919 to GBP 956.

Optional Premium Services outside the UK Current Fee New fee from
6 April 2018
Fee Change
Priority visa service – settlement £551 £573 £22
Priority visa service – non-settlement £184 £212 £28
Super-priority visa service £919 £956 £37
User-pay visa application centre £55 £55 £0
International Contact Centre – Email Service (per query) £5.48 £5.48 £0
International Contact Centre – Telephone Helpline (per minute) £1.37 per minute £1.37 per minute £0

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

Apart from fee for the Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre), which will increase from GBP 490 to GBP 510 and Priority Service which will increase from GBP 459 to GBP 477, the cost of the remaining optional premium services in the UK from April 6, 2018, will remain unchanged.

Optional Premium Services in the UK Current Fee New fee from
6 April 2018
Fee Change
Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) £490 £510 £20
Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) – appointment booking fee £100 £100 £0
Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) – outside office hours fee £75 £75 £0
Provision of Immigration Officer at the border (hourly rate) £53.08 per hour £53.08 per hour £0
Priority service £459 £477 £18
Super premium service £10,500 £10,500 £0
Application in person (super premium service) £590 £610 £20
Premium status checks and advice (Administrative Officer) (per
minute, per officer)[note 3]
£0.80 £0.80 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (inside
office hours) (per minute, per officer) [note 3]
£0.88 £0.88 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (outside
office hours) [note 3]
£1.10 £1.10 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer)
(inside office hours) [note 3]
 £0.97  £0.97 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer)
(outside office hours) [note 3]
£1.23 £1.23 £0

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

There will be no change in the fee for various optional premium services at the UK Border such as Registered Traveller Service,  Registered Traveller Service ChildRegistered Traveller Service – registration of documents, Fast Track – Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 & 4 and Fast Track – Other.

Optional Premium Services at the UK Border Current Fee New fee from
6 April 2018
Fee Change
Registered Traveller Service – annual subscription £50 £50 £0
Registered traveller Service child – yearly subscription £24 £24 £0
Registered Traveller Service – registration of documents £20 £20 £0
Fast Track – Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4 £3.9 £3.9 £0
Fast Track – Other £3 £3 £0

Note 3 Administrative Officer, Executive Officer and Higher Executive Officer are Civil Service staff grades

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