This relates to the latest UK visa fees India 2019 in Indian Rupees (INR). Accordingly, covers the UK visiting visa fee for Tourists, Business, Family. And also spouse, family, startup, innovator, student, work and transit application cost. Moreover, explains user-pay services and priority service charges. And also what if, you want to apply for the super-priority visa from India?
UK visa charges for Indian citizens in Indian Rupees 2019
The UK visa application fee is usually revised once every year. Apparently, the application charges in GBP remains the same during the year. However, due to the exchange rate fluctuations, the cost may vary during the year. Please note: the exchange rate @ INR 94.62 to a British Pound Sterling is used for calculating the UK visa fees 2019 in Indian Rupees. See also Home Office Fees, UK Visa Success Rate and UK Visa for Indians.
UK Standard Visitor Visa Applications
Apparently, applicants can apply for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years standard visitor visa from India. Perhaps, the most common and popular UK visa is the 6 months standard visitor visa. The UK visa fees India for 6 months application is ₹8,990/-. Moreover, the charges for 2, 5 and 10 years applications are ₹34,161/-, ₹61,981/- and ₹77,784/-, respectively.
6 months visa fee with priority service
The UK visa fees India 2019 for 6 months application with priority service is ₹29,808/- i.e. application cost ₹8,990 plus the priority service ₹20,818. Please note the charges are non-refundable!
2-year visa cost with priority service
The fees for 2 years with priority service is ₹54,979/- i.e. application cost ₹34,161/- plus the priority service ₹20,818.
5-year application cost with priority service
The UK visa fees India 2019 for 5 years with priority service is ₹82,799/- i.e. application cost ₹61,981/- plus the priority service ₹20,818.
10-year application fees with priority service
The fees for 10 years with priority service is ₹98,602/- i.e. application cost ₹77,784/- plus the priority service ₹20,818.
UK Visa India: fees for tourist and family visitors
Usually, a fresh applicant applies for the 6 months multi-entry visitor visa for tourism or family visit. Accordingly, the UK tourist visa fees in Indian Rupees is ₹8,990/-. Moreover, at times applicants also refer the UK 6 months visitor visa as England or London visit visa from India. Perhaps, a repeat visitor can also apply for a long-term visitor for tourism and family purpose. Accordingly, the charges for 2, 5 and 10 years tourist or family visitor visa application are ₹34,161/-, ₹61,981/- and ₹77,784/-, respectively.
UK visa India fees for business visitors
Certainly, apart from tourism and family, visiting the UK for a business purpose is quite frequent from India. Accordingly, the business visitor visa cost for 6-months, 2, 5 and 10 years applications is ₹8,990, ₹34,161, ₹61,981 and ₹77,784, respectively.
UK visa India fees for other visitors
Apparently, apart from the standard visitor visa, there are other types of UK visitor visas. Accordingly, the UK visa cost for Indian passport holders in rupees for visiting academic and medical visa is ₹17,979. Moreover, the application charges for the marriage visitor visa and permitted paid engagement (PPE) visa is ₹8,990.
UK visitor visa application fees from India 2019
Accordingly, the details of UK visitor visa application fee from India for the standard and other types of applications for the UK, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey are as under:
|UK Visitor Visa Fees from India 2019/20 in Indian Rupees @ 94.62 to a GBP||GBP||INR|
|Short-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry)||£95||₹8,990|
|Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years)||£361||₹34,161|
|Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years)||£655||₹61,981|
|Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years)||£822||₹77,784|
|Visiting academic - more than 6 months but less than 12 months||£190||₹17,979|
|UK Marriage visitor visa fee from India||£95||₹8,990|
|Permitted paid engagement visa||£95||₹8,990|
|Private medical treatment - up to 11 months||£190||₹17,979|
|Visit the UK in a Chinese tour group (UK only)||£95||₹8,990|
Transit visa UK fee for Indian citizens
The UK transit visa fees India 2019 for Indian Passport holders for direct airside and landside transit is ₹3,312/- and ₹6,056/-, respectively.
|UK Transit Visa Fee India 2019/20 in Indian Rupees @ 94.62 to a GBP||GBP||INR|
|UK transit visa fee from India for Direct Airside Transit (DATV)||£35||₹3,312|
|Visitor in Transit visa||£64||₹6,056|
|Visit purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of crew of that ship or aircraft (fee also applicable to the Isle of Man)||£64||₹6,056|
Child visitors visa fee India 2019/20
The UK visiting visa fee from India for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years for a child visitors is also ₹8,990, ₹34,161, ₹61,981 and ₹77,784, respectively.
|UK Visa India Fee 2019/20 for Child Visitors in Indian Rupees @ 94.62||GBP||INR|
|6 months UK child visitor visa fee in Indian Rupees||£95||₹8,990|
|2 years UK child visitor visa fee in India||£361||₹34,161|
|5 years UK child visitor visa fee from India||£655||₹61,981|
|10 years UK child visitor visa fee from India||£822||₹77,784|
UK study visa fees in Indian Rupees 2019
The details of the UK study visa application fee from India for the Tier 4 and other types of student visa fee are as under:
Tier 4 students
The UK visa fees India 2019 Tier 4 students and their dependants is ₹32,930. Moreover, the application fee is the same for entry clearance as a student to enter the Bailiwick of Gurnsey or Bailiwick of Jersey.
|PBS Tier-4 Student Visa Application from India||GBP||INR|
|Tier 4 (General) student visa - Main applicant and dependants||£348||₹32,930|
Tier 4 student priority and super priority applications
The UK visa fees India 2019 for a Tier 4 student application with priority service is ₹53,748/- i.e. application charges ₹32,930/- plus the priority service cost ₹20,818/-. Moreover, the cost of student application with super-priority service is ₹123,394/- i.e. Tier 4 application charges ₹32,930/-plus the super-priority service cost ₹90,464.
UK visa fees in Indian Rupees for Short-term study
Moreover, the application cost for short term students (aka student visitors) for up to six months is ₹9,179/-. However, the application charges for short term study (English Language Course) up to 11 months is ₹17,601/-.
|UK short-term study visa fee from India||GBP||INR|
|Short-term study - (up to 6 months)||£97||₹9,179|
|Short-term study - (up to 11 months)||£186||₹17,601|
Parents of children at school
Furthermore, the UK visa fees India for a parent of Tier 4 child visa (up to 12 months) is ₹48,828/-.
|UK Visa Fees India for Parents of Children at School||GBP||INR|
|Parent of a Tier 4 child visa (up to 12 months)||£516||₹48,828|
UK visa fees India 2019 for spouse settlement
The details of the UK settlement visa application cost from India for family settlement applications and also for dependant family members joining in the UK are as under:
Family of settled people (settlement)
The UK spouse visa fees is ₹144,118/-, which is the same for a fiancé(e) visa and also for a civil, unmarried and same-sex partner. Moreover, the UK settlement visa fee from India for the parent and dependant child visa under Appendix FM is also ₹144,118/-. However, the application charges for an Adult Dependant Relative is ₹307,540/- per applicant. Furthermore, the cost of settlement application for a refugee dependant relative is ₹36,716/-.
Settlement visa priority service from India
The UK spouse visa fee from India with priority service is ₹198,340/- i.e. application cost of ₹144,118/-plus ₹54,222 charges for the settlement priority service.
|UK spouse and family settlement visa application fee from India||GBP||INR|
|Family visas - Joining your partner, parent, proposed civil partner or child (also applicable to EC to the Isle of Man, Baliwick of Jersey and Bailiwick of Gurnsey)||£1,523||₹144,118|
|Settlement - other dependant relative (also applicable for EC to the Isle of Man)||£3,250||₹307,540|
|Settlement - refugee dependant relative||£388||₹36,716|
|Adult who needs to be looked after by a relative||£3,250||₹307,540|
Settlement of HM armed forces, and their dependants
Apparently, UK visa fees India for the members of HM armed forces and their dependants are ₹144,118/- for former UK Armed Forces. And also for Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules), Overage dependant children of pre-1997 Gurkhas and HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces.
|UK settlement application fee for Members of Armed Forces||GBP||INR|
|Former UK Armed Forces||£1,523||₹144,118|
|Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules)||£1,523||₹144,118|
|Overage dependant children of pre 1997 Gurkhas||£1,523||₹144,118|
|HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces||£1,523||₹144,118|
The UK visa fees India for returning residents is ₹48,828/-.
|Settlement application fee for Returning Resident from India||GBP||INR|
Fees for a family reunion application for asylum seekers
The UK visa fees India 2019 for the post-flight non-settled person is ₹144,118/-. However, the application charges for the family reunion – other dependent relatives – is ₹36,716/-.
|Family Reunion Application Fee in Indian Rupees||GBP||INR|
|Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants)||Free of charge|
|Post flight- Non- Settled person||£1,523||₹144,118|
|Family reunion - other dependent relatives||£388||₹36,716|
Family members of the EEA and Swiss nationals
|EEA Family Permit Application Fee in Indian Rupees||GBP||INR|
|Family member of an EEA national||Free of charge|
|Family member of a Swiss national||Free of charge|
|Parent / primary carer of an EEA national child||Free of charge|
PBS Tier 1 visa application fee in Indian Rupees
The UK visa fees India 2019 for Tier 1 Entrepreneur entry clearance applications is ₹96,615/-. Please note: the Tier 1 entrepreneur route has been replaced with the Innovator visa under Appendix W from March 29, 2019. Moreover, the charges for Tier 1 Investor applications are ₹153,581/-.
|UK Visa India Fee 2019/20 for Tier - 1 in Indian Rupees @ 94.62 to a GBP||GBP||INR|
|Tier 1 investor - main applicant and dependants||£1,623||₹153,581|
|Tier 1 entrepreneur - main applicant and each dependant||£1,021||₹96,615|
|Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur - apply (outside the UK) main applicant and dependants||£363||₹34,350|
|Tier 1 exceptional talent -Stage 1 - endorsement application - main applicant||£456||₹43,150|
|Tier 1 exceptional talent Stage 2 - entry clearance application - main applicant||£152||₹14,383|
|Tier 1 exceptional talent - subsequent applications||£608||₹57,534|
|Tier 1 exceptional talent – dependants||£608||₹57,534|
|Tier 1 (General) – dependants only||£1,021||₹96,615|
|Tier 1 Post Study Work - dependants only||£604||₹57,155|
PBS Tier 2 work visa application fee from India
Perhaps, the Tier 2 visa application cost is generally referred to as UK embassy work visa fees in India. Moreover, the Tier 2 application charges are also erroneously referred to as UK work permit fees. Please note: PBS Tier 2 replaced the UK work permit route in 2008.
Accordingly, the UK Tier 2 application charges for Tier 2 General, ICT – LT Staff, Sportsperson and Minister of Religion, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less is ₹57,723.00. Moreover, the cost of Tier 2 General and ICT – Long Term Staff application, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years, is ₹115,446/-.
UK Visa India: Tier 2 ICT Graduate Trainee
Apparently, the UK visa fees in Indian rupees 2019 for Tier 2 ICT Graduate Trainee is ₹45,611.00.
Tier 2 General Shortage Occupation
The UK work visa fees for Indian passport holders in rupees for Tier 2 General shortage occupation is ₹43,907/- and ₹87,814/- where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less and 3 years or more, respectively.
|UK Visa India Fee 2019/20 for Tier - 2 in Indian Rupees @ 94.62 to a GBP||GBP||INR|
|Tier 2 (General), (Minister of Religion) and (Sportsperson) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Long Term Staff for a period of 3 years or less - main applicant and dependants||£610||₹57,723|
|Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Graduate Trainee - main applicant and dependants||£482||₹45,611|
|Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) - Long Term Staff (over 3 years) - main applicant and dependants||£1,220||₹115,446|
|Tier 2 (General) - shortage occupation for a period of 3 years or less - main applicant and dependants||£464||₹43,907|
|Tier 2 (General) - shortage occupation for the period of more than 3 years - main applicant and dependants||£928||₹87,814|
PBS Tier 5 work visa application fee from India
The UK visa fees 2019 for Tier 5 main applicant and dependants is ₹23,089/- for Charity Worker, Creative and sporting, Government Authorised Exchange, Religious Worker, Youth Mobility Scheme and International Agreement.
Tier 5 priority and super priority service fees
The UK Tier 5 work visa fees with priority service is ₹43,907/- i.e. Tier 5 application charges ₹23,089/-plus the priority service cost ₹20,818/-. Moreover, The Tier 5 visa fees with priority service is ₹113,553/- i.e. Tier 4 application charges ₹23,089/-plus the super-priority service cost ₹90,464.
|UK Visa India Fee 2019/20 for Tier - 5 in Indian Rupees @ 94.62 to a GBP||GBP||INR|
|Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Charity Worker) - main applicant and any dependents||£244||₹23,089|
|Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Creative and sporting) - main applicant and any dependents||£244||₹23,089|
|Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange) visa - main applicant and any dependants||£244||₹23,089|
|Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Religious Worker) - main applicant and any dependents||£244||₹23,089|
|Tier 5 applicant (Youth Mobility Scheme) - main applicant only||£244||₹23,089|
|Tier 5 (International Agreement) main aplicant and dependant||£244||₹23,089|
Please note the Points-based system (PBS) Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 5 application fee is also applicable to the Isle of Man. And Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies to PBS main applicants except for PBS Tier 1 Investor.
Other work categories: UK visa fee India 2019
The application charges for Indian passport holders under the two new routes i.e. Innovator and Start-up are ₹96,615/- and ₹34,350/- respectively. Moreover, if applicable, the UK start-up and innovator applications are subject to a CESC discount of £55 for the main applicant.
The UK ancestry visa fees in Indian Rupees is ₹48,828/-.
Furthermore, the UK visa fees India for Fisherman operating inside UK waters, an offshore worker, sheep shearer and an overseas domestic worker in a private household is ₹48,828/-. However, the UK visa fees India for a representative of overseas business and dependants is ₹57,723/-. And also for an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation.
|UK visa application fee India for Other Work Categories||GBP||INR|
|Fisherman operating inside UK waters||£516||₹48,828|
|Overseas domestic worker in a private household||£516||₹48,828|
|Representative of overseas business and dependants||£610||₹57,723|
|An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation||£610||₹57,723|
|Turkish businessperson and dependants||Free of charge|
Other work categories – Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man
The application fee for working in Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man in Indian Rupees is ₹57,723/-.
|Work visa application fee for Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man||GBP||INR|
|Work permit holder - Jersey and Guernsey: applicant and dependants||£610||₹57,723|
|Worker - Isle of Man||£610||₹57,723|
|Representitive of overseas business - Isle of Man||£610||₹57,723|
|Worker (Intra-Company Transfer) - Isle of Man||£610||₹57,723|
UK Visa India: Exemptions for UK Embassy Fees
The following types of applicants are exempt for UK Embassy Fees:
|UK Work Visa Applications Fee Exemption|
|Diplomatic Posting to the UK||Free of charge|
|Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)||Free of charge|
|Members of International Organisations on Official Visits||Free of charge|
|Official Transit through the UK||Free of charge|
|Official Visit to the UK||Free of charge|
Members of armed forces and their families (non-settlement)
|Applications by Members of armed forces and their families (non-settlement)||GBP||INR|
|HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force - exempt from immigration control||Free of charge|
|Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces||£516||₹48,828|
Other UK visa fees from India 2019
Apparently, the UK visa fees India for Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit is ₹14,573/-. Moreover, the fees in Indian Rupees for Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories is ₹13,342/-.
The fees in Indian Rupees 2019 for less frequent types of applications such as the Right of abode – certificate of entitlement is ₹36,716/-. Moreover, the fees in Indian Rupees for vignette transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport or replace a lost/stolen document) is ₹14,573/-.
|Other UK Visa Fee||GBP||INR|
|FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projects||Free of charge|
|Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit||£154||₹14,573|
|Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories||£141||₹13,342|
|User Pays Visa Application Centre (VAC) Fee (also applicable to EC applications to the Isle of Man, Baliwick of Jersey and Bailiwick of Gurnsey)||£55||₹5,205|
|Right of abode - certificate of entitlement||£388||₹36,716|
|Vignette transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport or replace a lost/stolen document)||£154||₹14,573|
Priority Visa Service Fees for Indian Nationals 2019
UK priority visa fees in Indian rupees is ₹20,818/- for a non-settlement application such as visitor, work and study. Moreover, the priority visa fees for settlement visa applications for spouse and other family members are ₹54,222/-.
|UK Priority Service Fee in India 2019/20||GBP||INR|
|Priority visa UK fee from India for settlement applications||£573||54,222|
|UK priority visa fees in Indian rupees 2019 for non-settlement||£220||20,818|
|Super Priority Service||£956||90,464|
|International contact centre - via telephone (per minute)||£1.37||130|
|International contact centre - via email (per query)||£5||519|
|Registered Traveller (UK only) - adult||£50||4,731|
|Registered Traveller (UK only) - child||£24||2,271|
|Registered Traveller (UK only) - registration of new documents||£20||1,893|
What is the Premium or Express visa fee from India?
Perhaps, a great majority of applicants erroneously refer UK priority visa as premium or express visa from India. Therefore, please note that the UK premium or express visa fees are the same as that for the UK priority visa fee. Accordingly, the UK premium or express visa fee is ₹20,818/- and₹54,222/- for non-settlement and settlement applications, respectively.
Who may use priority visa service from India?
Perhaps, it is advisable to use UK priority service to fast track only a straightforward application from India. A straightforward application means that the credentials of the applicant are immaculate, without any past refusals and adverse immigration history. Moreover, purchasing priority service does not influence the result.
How to pay for the priority and super priority service?
Please note: a few years ago, the UK visa online application form does not have the option for payment of priority service. Accordingly, an applicant needed to purchase the priority service separately. However, presently, most of the applicants usually pay for the priority and super priority visa fee at the time of finalising the online application form. Therefore, only a few applicants opt for paying the priority and super service fee separately from TLS.
What if, I want to apply for the super-priority visa from India?
In India, the 24-hour super-priority service is only available at UKVAC New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai or Chennai.
The price of super-priority service costs ₹90,464/-. Therefore, if you want to apply for 6-months, or 2, 5, 10 years standard visitor visa with super-priority service from India then need to pay ₹99,454/-, ₹124,625/-, ₹152,445/- and ₹168,248/-, respectively.
Who may use super-priority visa service from India?
Perhaps, super-priority service from India for a visitor visa application is not available to the citizens of countries, overseas domestic workers and customers from British Overseas Territories. Therefore, most of the applicants can’t avail it for visitor visa applications.
User Pay Services and Premium Visa Fees from India
The VFS Global in India offers a number of commercial User Pay Services such as:
Premium Lounge Service
Premium Lounge service costs ₹2,900/- per applicant. And sometimes applicants erroneously refer it as UK premium visa fees India!
Application and Document Checks
The UKVAC user-pay service for Application and Document Checks costs ₹500/-. Moreover, the service is inclusive of work relating to sorting and arranging documents for scanning.
Document Scanning Assistance
Document Scanning Assistance cost ₹750/-. And it is for preparing, sorting and arranging supporting documents for visa application.
Courier Service costs ₹500/-. Perhaps, it is quite a useful service as it is for the return of documents and passports after processing directly to an applicant at his/her home or work address
Extended Hours Passport Collection
Extended Hours Passport Collection costs ₹600/-. The service is for after-hours passport collection from UKVAC.
The Primetime Appointment costs ₹4,500/- for applying outside the standard hours. Perhaps, the service is for business professionals, who don’t have time to visit the UKVAC during office hours. However, due to its high price, it is not as popular as the Premium Lounge Service.
Automated Call-Back service cost ₹200/- for updates on the application processing
Form Filling Assistance
Form Filling Assistance costs ₹2,000/- for personal assistance on the phone or in person. Given the low price of the service, it is certainly not meant for immigration advice, but merely to fill an application form.
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