This relates to the UK visa fees in India 2020. Accordingly, provides the details of UK Embassy visa charges, fees, cost and price in Indian Rupees 2020 for standard and priority 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years family, general tourists, business visitor visa application from India. Moreover, covers the UK visa fees in Indian Rupees (₹) for spouse, student, work, premium, priority, super-priority service from India. Please note, the UK tourist visa cost in India is also commonly referred to as England/London visa price or fees in Indian Rupees. And some applicants also erroneously refer to UK Priority Visa Fees in Indian Rupees as premium or express visa cost from India.

UK Visa Fees India 2020 for All Types of Applications

In fact, the UK visa charges in Indian Rupees 2020 is different for different types of applications from India. However, in nearly all the instances an applicant needs to pay the UK Embassy fees in India online. The Home Office usually revises the application fee only once every year, therefore, the UK application charges in GBP remains the same during the year. Nevertheless, due to the exchange rate fluctuations, the cost of UK visa from india may vary during the year. Furthermore, please note in this post the exchange rate @ INR 99.69 to a British Pound Sterling is used for calculating the price in Indian Rupees.

UK Visitor Visa Cost from India in Indian Rupees 2020

Indeed, the UK visa fees in Indian Rupees 2020 for 6-months visit, tourist, family or business visitor is ₹9,471/-. However, the UK embassy fees from India for 2, 5 and 10 years applications are ₹35,990/-, ₹65,300/- and ₹81,949/-, respectively. In fact, the UK visa charges from India for infants under 5 and children under 18 are same as that for adults.

UK Priority Visitor Visa Fees in Indian Rupees

The UK priority visa fees in Indian Rupees 2020 is ₹21,933 for fast tracking visitor applications from India within 5-working days instead of 3-12 weeks. Accordingly, the UK visa fees in Indian Rupees for 6-month, 2, 5 and 10-year visitor visa applications with priority service from India are ₹31,404, ₹57,923, ₹83,233 and ₹103,882, respectively.

Super Priority Visa UK Fees India

Indeed the 24-hour same day super priority visa UK cost in India is ₹95,308/-. Accordingly, the UK visa fees India 2020 for 6-months, 2, 5, 10 years visitor application with super-priority service is ₹104,779/-, ₹131,298/-, ₹160,608/- and ₹177,257/-, respectively. However, the 24-hour super-priority service is only available at UKVAC New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai or Chennai in India.

Super Priority Visa Service (in India) is available at VFS Global’s UK visa application centres in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

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UK Visa Cost India 2020 for Visitors

Type of Visit Visa ApplicationUK Visa Fees India 2020
Visit Visa Price for 6 months₹9,471 (£95)
2 Year Visit Visa Cost₹35,990 (£361)
5 Year Visit Visa₹65,300 (£655)
10 Year UK Visa Charges ₹81,949 (£822)
Visiting Academic – more than 6 months but no more than 12 months₹18,942 (£190)
Private Medical Treatment – more than 6 months but not more than 11 months₹18,942 (£190)
Marriage Visitor Visa₹9,471 (£95)
UK Permitted Paid Engagement Visa 30 days₹9,471 (£95)
Chinese Tour Group (ADS)₹9,471 (£95)
Short-Term Study (up to 6 months) for adult and child₹9,670 (£97)
Short Term Student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months₹18,543 (£186)
Direct Airside Transit (DATV)₹3,489 (£35)
Visitor in Transit visa₹6,380 (£64)
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)₹6,380 (£64)
Parent of a Tier 4 child visa (up to 12 months)₹51,443 (£516)

UK Spouse Visa Price from India

Evidently, the UK visa fees in Indian Rupees 2020 is ₹151,835/- for a spouse, civil, unmarried and same-sex partner settlement applications from India. Moreover, the UK embassy visa fees in India are same for a fiancé(e) and proposed civil partner. However, the UK priority visa fees in Indian Rupees 2020 are ₹57,125/- for fast tracking spouse applications within 30 working days or 6 weeks instead of 12-24 weeks from India. Accordingly, the spouse visa fees in India with priority service is ₹208,960/-.

Charges for Settlement or Indian National Joining Family

Type of Settlement ApplicationUK Visa Fees India 2020
Family visas – partner, parent, proposed civil partner or child₹151,835 (£1,523)
Settlement – other dependant relative₹324,008 (£3,250)
Adult who needs to be looked after by a relative₹324,008 (£3,250)
Settlement – refugee dependant relative₹38,680 (£388)
Former UK Armed Forces₹151,835 (£1,523)
Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules)₹151,835 (£1,523)
Overage dependant children  of pre 1997 Gurkhas₹151,835 (£1,523)
HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces₹151,835 (£1,523)
Family member of an EEA or Swiss national – EEA Family PermitFree of Charge
Family member of an EEA or Swiss national – EUSS Family PermitFree of Charge
Parent / primary carer of an EEA national childFree of Charge
Returning residents₹51,443 (£516)
Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants)Free of Charge
Post flight- Non- Settled person (Family reunion for asylum seekers)₹151,835 (£1,523)
Family reunion – other dependent relatives (Family reunion for asylum seekers)₹38,680 (£388)

Appendix W

As a matter of fact, since March 2019, the Home Office has introduced new work visa categories under Appendix W. Accordingly, these new Non-PBS work routes have replaced the following PBS visas:

  1. Innovator visa has replaced Tier 1 Entrepreneur
  2. Start-up visa has replaced Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur
  3. Global Talent visa has replaced Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

Moreover, a CESC discount of £55 is applicable on the UK visa price from India for the main applicant.

Start-up and Innovator categories, which were introduced on 29 March 2019 and the Global Talent category which was introduced on 20 February 2020

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UK Visa Fees India for Workers under Appendix W

Type of Application under Appendix WUK Visa Fees India 2020
Start-up Visa₹36,189 (£363)
Innovator Visa₹101,789 (£1,021)
Global Talent – Stage 1 – endorsement application – main applicant₹45,461 (£456)
Global Talent – Stage 2 – entry clearance application – main applicant₹15,154 (£152)
Global Talent – subsequent application₹60,615 (£608)
Global Talent – dependants₹60,615 (£608)

Cost of UK Visa in India 2020 for PBS Applications

Evidently, from April 6, 2020, there will be no increase in the UK visa charges in India for PBS applications. Moreover, certain PBS applicant will continue to avail the CESC discount of £55. In fact, at certain UKVACs in India, PBS applicants can also fast-track applications by paying ₹21,933 for the priority service.

UK Visa Price in India 2020 for Tier 1

PBS Tier 1 Application TypeUK Visa Fees India 2020
Tier 1 Investor – main applicant and dependants₹161,805 (£1,623)
Tier 1 Entrepreneur – – main applicant and each dependants₹101,789 (£1,021)
Graduate Entrepreneur – – dependants only₹36,189 (£363)
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent – dependants only₹60,615 (£608)
Tier 1 General – dependants only₹101,789 (£1,021)
Post Study Work (PSW) – dependants only₹60,216 (£604)

UK Visa Fees India 2020 for Tier 2

Please note, the Tier 2 visa application price in India is also erroneously referred to as Embassy Fees for UK work permit. In fact, the PBS Tier 2 has replaced the UK work permit route in 2008.

PBS Tier 2 Application TypeUK Visa Fees India 2020
Tier 2 General where a (CoS) Certificate of Sponsorship is for a period of 3 years or less₹60,814 (£610)
Tier 2 General if the CoS is for a period of 3 years or more₹121,628 (£1,220)
Shortage Occupation if CoS for Tier 2 General is for 3 years or less₹46,258 (£464)
Shortage Occupation if CoS for Tier 2 General is for 3 years or more₹92,517 (£928)
Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT) if CoS is for 3 years or less₹60,814 (£610)
Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT) if CoS is for 3 years or more₹121,628 (£1,220)
Graduate Trainee (Tier 2 ICT)₹48,053 (£482)
Tier 2 Minister of Religion₹60,814 (£610)
Tier-2 Sportsperson₹60,814 (£610)

UK Student Visa Fees in Indian Rupees 2020

In fact, the UK visa fees in Indian Rupees 2020 for Tier 4 students intending to study in London or elsewhere in England or Britain is ₹34,694. Moreover, the UK student visa fees from India for Tier 4 dependants is also ₹34,694. However, the UK student visa charges in Indian Rupees for Tier 4 applications with priority and super-priority service from India are ₹56,897/- and ₹130,002/-, respectively.

Application Charges for Tier 5

Indeed, the London visa price in India for Tier 5 main applicant and dependants is ₹24,326/- for Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting, Government Authorised Exchange, Religious Worker, Youth Mobility Scheme and International Agreement. Moreover, the UK embassy visa in India for Tier 5 applications with priority and super-priority service are ₹46,259/- and ₹119,634/-, respectively.

Price of Other Non-PBS UK Work Visa from India

Furthermore, the details of UK Non-PBS work visa cost in India, except for applications under Appendix W, are as under:

Type of Non-PBS Work VisaUK Visa Fees India 2020
Representatives of overseas businesses₹51,443 (£516)
An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation₹51,443 (£516)
UK Ancestry Visa₹51,443 (£516)
Turkish businessperson and dependantsFree of Charge
Overseas domestic worker in a private household₹51,443 (£516)
Offshore worker₹51,443 (£516)
Fisherman operating inside UK waters₹51,443 (£516)
Sheep Shearer₹51,443 (£516)

UK Priority Visa Fees in Indian Rupees 2020

Other Applications and ServicesUK Visa Fees India 2020
Priority service for settlement applications₹57,125 (£573)
Priority service for non-settlement₹21,933 (£220)
Super Priority Service₹95,308 (£956)
International contact centre – via telephone (per minute)₹137 (£1.37)
International contact centre – via email (per query)₹546 (£5.48)
Registered Traveller Service – Adult₹4,985 (£50)
Registered Traveller Service – Child₹2,393 (£24)
Registration of new documents₹1,994 (£20)

Charges for Other Visas and Services

Other ServicesUK Visa Fees India 2020
HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force – exempt from immigration control (non-settlement)Free of Charge
Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces (non-settlement)₹51,443 (£516)
FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projectsFree of Charge
Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories₹14,060 (£141)
Vignette Transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport)₹15,353 (£154)
Single-entry visa application for replacing a lost Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)₹15,353 (£154)
Certificate of entitlement (Right of Abode)₹38,680 (£388)
User Pays Visa Application Centre (VAC)₹5,483 (£55)
Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour)₹141,160 (£142)

Fee Exemptions

Quite clearly, the following types of applicants are exempt from paying the UK visa fees India 2020:

  1. Diplomatic Posting to the UK
  2. Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)
  3. Members of International Organisations on Official Visits
  4. Official Transit through the UK.
  5. Official Visit to the UK

Temporary closure of all India Visa Application Centres

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UK Visa Fees India 2020: FAQs

How much is the UK Visa Fees in Indian Rupees 2020?

In fact, the UK visa fees India depends on the type of application, service and exchange rate. Therefore, the UK visa fees India can be as low as ₹3,489 or ₹9,471 for transit or 6-month visit, respectively. However, the UK visa fees India can be as high as ₹101,789 or ₹151,835 for innovator or spouse application, respectively. Moreover, depending on the visa type, an Indian national may also opt for priority service for fast tracking application by paying additional charges. Nevertheless, a change in the Indian Rupee exchange rate parity with British Pound Sterling also affects the application charges.

What is the UK Student Visa Fees in Indian Rupees?

Indeed, the UK student visa fees from India is ₹34,694 for Tier 4 applications. However, to fast track processing time within 5 working days (instead of 3-6 weeks) the UK student priority visa fees from India is ₹56,897/- and ₹130,002 for same day (24-hour) super priority service. Moreover, UK student visa fees in Indian Rupees for short-term study (up to 6 months) and studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months are ₹9,670 and ₹18,543, respectively.

How much is the UK Tourist Visa from India Fees?

In fact, the fees for 6-month UK tourist visa from India (aka London visa cost) are ₹9,471. However, for a repeat or frequent visitor, the UK tourist visa from India fees for 2, 5 or 10 year are ₹35,990/-, ₹65,300/- and ₹81,949/-, respectively. Moreover, Indian nationals can fast track processing time of UK tourist visa from India within 5 working days or 24-hours instead of standard 3-6 weeks timeline by paying additional fees of ₹21,933 or ₹95,308 for priority or super-priority service, respectively.