UK Visa Fast Track Fees 2019/20 | Priority and Premium Visa Fees

UK Visa Fast Track Fees | Priority and Premium Visa Fees 2018/19On 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 from outside the UK 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 be £500 and £800, respectively.

UK Visa Fast Track Fees | Priority and Premium Visa Fees 2019/20

Premium Services Charges outside the UK from March 29, 2019

From March 29, 2019, there will be an increase in the fee for Priority Visa Service for the non-settlement application from outside the UK. However, the price of other optional premium services from outside the UK will remain unchanged.

Apparently, the price of non-settlement priority service, which is mostly used for expediting visitor visa applications will be increased 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.

Optional Premium Services outside the UK

Current Fee

New fee from 29 March 2019

Fee Change

Priority visa service – settlement £573 £573 £0
Priority visa service – non-settlement £212 £220 £8
Super-priority visa service £956 £956 £0
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 £1.37 £0

Cost of Optional Premium Services in the UK from March 29, 2019

The fee for expedited processing – Priority service will increase from £477 to £500. Perhaps, the super premium service for application in person has been renamed as Super Priority service, which will £800 instead of £610. Accordingly, from March 29, 2019, there will be a whopping increase of 31.14% (£190) in the same day premium service for applications from inside the UK. Moreover, On-Demand service for Mobile Biometric Enrolment has replaced the super-premium service (£10,500). The fee of mobile biometric enrolment is £650 per hour per representative of the contractor providing the service (per minute).  The cost of the Premium status checks will remain unchanged.

Fees category

Current Fee

New fee from 29 March 2019

Fee Change

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) 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

Fee for Discretionary Services at the Border from March 29, 2019

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 at Heathrow Terminal 2, 3 and 4 will be £5.20 instead of £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 ChildRegistered Traveller Service – registration of documents, and Fast Track – Other.

Discretionary services at the border

Current Fee

New fee from 29 March 2019

Fee Change

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
Fast Track – Other £3.00 £3.00 £0

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