This explains the details of UK visa fast track (priority) fees and premium services effective from Jan 31, 2021, for entry clearance, leave to remain (extension) and indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications. There will be no increase in the UK visa fast track fees and premium service charges from Jan 31, 2021. Therefore, the UK visa fast track fees for 5-day non-settlement and 24-hour same-day super priority service (aka express service) for entry clearance applications will remain at £220 and £956, respectively. The UK visa fast track fees for settlement applications will remain at £573. The price of 5-day priority and same-day super priority (aka super premium service) for leave to remain and ILR applications will remain at £500 and £800, respectively. Please note, coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions have affected the provision of fast track and premium services at some of the visa application centres.

1. Overseas

From Jan 31, 2021, there will be no changes in the UK visa fast track fees for settlement and non-settlement applications from overseas. Moreover, the charges for super-priority and other premium services will also remain the same.

 

UK Visa Fast Track Fees and Premium Services 2021 from Overseas

Category Cost
Priority visa service – settlement £573
Priority visa service – non-settlement £220
Super priority visa service £956
User-pay visa application centre £55
International Contact Centre – Email Service (per query) £2.74
International Contact Centre – Telephone Helpline (per minute) £0.69

2. Inside the UK

From Jan 31, 2021, there will be no increase in the Fast Track, Premium and Priority Services from inside the UK. Therefore, the UK visa fast tracking fees for priority and super priority premium services for expediting leave to remain and ILR applications will remain at £500 and £800, respectively.

Furthermore, depending on the type of application, an applicant can opt for 5-day priority or 24 hour super-priority service for fast tracking visa processing time by paying additional charges of £500 or £800, respectively. Nevertheless, these fast tracking services are only recommended for a straightforward application.

UK Visa Fast Track Fees and Premium Services from Inside the UK

Category Charges
Super Priority service £800
Expedited processing – Priority service £500
On-Demand service (Mobile Biometric Enrolment) (per hour per representative of the contractor providing the service) £650
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, to a Government Department, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom £57.33
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom £77.40
Premium status checks and advice – Administrative Officer* (per minute) £0.80
Premium status checks, advice or training – Executive Officer* (inside office hours) (per minute) £0.88
Premium status checks, advice or training – Executive Officer* (outside office hours) (per minute) £1.10
Premium status checks, advice or training – Higher Executive Officer* (inside office hours) (per minute) £0.97
Premium status checks, advice or training – Higher Executive Officer* (outside office hours) (per minute)* £1.23

*Please note: Administrative Officer, Executive Officer and Higher Executive Officer are Civil Service staff grades

3. At the Border

There will be no change in the UK Visa Fast Track Fees and Discretionary Services at the Border from Jan 31, 2021.

 

UK Visa Fast Track Fees 2021 at the Border

Category Charges
Registered Traveller (Adult) – Yearly Subscription £50
Registered Traveller (Child) – Yearly Subscription £24
Registered Traveller – Registration of New Documents £20
Fast Track – Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4 £5.20
Fast Track – Other £3.00

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