On March 07, 2019, the Home Office has announced the yearly revision of the Immigration & Nationality Charges effective from March 29, 2019. Accordingly, UK Visa Fast Track Fees 2019/20 for priority service non-settlement and 24-hour same-day super priority service for entry clearance applications will be £220 and £956, respectively. Moreover, the priority service fee for settlement application such as spouse visa entry clearance will be £573. Apparently, the price of priority and same-day super priority (aka super premium service) for leave to remain applications will increase to £500 and £800, respectively.
UK Visa Fast Track, Priority and Premium Visa Fees
From March 29, 2019, there will be an increase in the fee for Priority Visa Service (aka express visa for the UK) for the non-settlement application from outside the UK. However, the price of other optional premium services for entry clearance applications will remain unchanged.
Fast Track Premium Services Fees
Indeed, the price of non-settlement priority service, which is mostly used for expediting visitor visa applications will increase by 3.77%. Accordingly, the fee for priority service for non-settlement applications will increase from GBP 212 to GBP 220. However, the price of the settlement priority visa service and super-priority visa service will remain at GBP 573 and GBP 956, respectively.
Moreover, UK visa fast track fees for priority service from inside the UK will increase from £477 to £500. In fact, same day Super Premium service has been renamed as 24 hour Super Priority service, which will cost £800 instead of £610. Therefore, from March 29, 2019, there will be a whopping increase of 31.14% (£190) in the same day premium service from inside the UK.
Please note, the UK priority and super priority service fees are a part of the Optimal Premium Services. Therefore, applicants need to pay additional fees for these services to fast track their UK visa applications.
Premium Status Checks and Advice
The cost of the Premium status checks will remain unchanged.
Mobile Biometric Enrolment
Indeed, the on-demand service for Mobile Biometric Enrolment has replaced the super-premium mobile service (£10,500). Accordingly, the fee of mobile biometric enrolment is £650 per hour per representative of the contractor providing the service (per minute).
Discretionary Services at the Border
From July 1, 2019, the fee for Fast Track – Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4 will increase by 33.33%. Accordingly, the cost of fast track service at Heathrow Terminal 2, 3 and 4 will increase to £5.20 from £3.90. However, there will be no change in the fee for other discretionary services at the border such as Registered Traveller Service, Registered Traveller Service Child, Registered Traveller Service – registration of documents and UK Visa Fast Track Fees – Other.
UK Visa Fast Track Fees for Priority and Premium Service 2019/20
The details of Optional Premium Services from inside and outside the UK, effective from March 29, 2019, are as under:
|Optional Premium Services||Old Fee||New Fee||Change|
|Priority service fees to fast track non-settlement visa applications from outside the UK||£212||£220||£8|
|Priority visa service fees to fast track settlement application from outside the UK||£573||£573||£0|
|Expedited processing Priority service fee to fast track applications from inside the UK||£477||£500||£23|
|24 hours same-day Super-priority visa service fee to Fast Track entry clearance applications||£956||£956||£0|
|Super Priority service fee for applications from inside the UK||£610||£800||£190|
|User-pay visa application centre fee from outside the UK||£55||£55||£0|
|International Contact Centre – Email Service (per query)||£5.48||£5.48||£0|
|International Contact Centre – Telephone Helpline (per minute)||£1.37||£1.37||£0|
|Premium status checks and advice (Administrative Officer) (per minute) Note 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) Note 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||£650.00||n/a|
Note 3 Administrative Officer, Executive Officer and Higher Executive Officer are Civil Service staff grades
UK Visa Fast track fees 2019/20 at the border
The details of the Optional Premium Services at the Border, effective from March 29, 2019, are as under:
|Optional Premium Services at the Border||Old Fee||New Fee||Change|
|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|
|Registered Traveller – (Adult) Yearly Subscription||£50||£50||£0|
|Registered Traveller – (Child) Yearly Subscription||£24||£24||£0|
|Registered Traveller – Registration of New Documents||£20||£20||£0|
|Fast Track – Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4 (effective until 30/06/19)||£3.90||£3.90||£0|
|Fast Track – Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4 (applicable from 01/07/19)||£3.90||£5.20||£1.30|
|UK Visa Fast Track Fees at the border – Other||£3.00||£3.00||£0|
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