UK Visa Fees India 2019: what are the charges in Indian Rupees?

UK Visa Fees in Indian Rupees for Visitor, Spouse, Work, StudentThis 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 GBPGBPINR
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 GBPGBPINR
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 @ 94.62GBPINR
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 IndiaGBPINR
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 IndiaGBPINR
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 SchoolGBPINR
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 IndiaGBPINR
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 ForcesGBPINR
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

Returning residents

The UK visa fees India for returning residents is ₹48,828/-.

Settlement application fee for Returning Resident from IndiaGBPINR
Returning resident£516₹48,828

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 RupeesGBPINR
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 RupeesGBPINR
Family member of an EEA nationalFree of charge
Family member of a Swiss nationalFree of charge
Parent / primary carer of an EEA national childFree 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 GBPGBPINR
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 GBPINR
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 GBPGBPINR
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 CategoriesGBPINR
Fisherman operating inside UK waters£516₹48,828
Offshore worker£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
Sheep Shearer£516₹48,828
Turkish businessperson and dependantsFree of charge
UK ancestry£516₹48,828
Innovator£1,021₹96,615
Start-Up£363₹34,350

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 ManGBPINR
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 UKFree of charge
Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)Free of charge
Members of International Organisations on Official VisitsFree of charge
Official Transit through the UKFree of charge
Official Visit to the UKFree of charge

Members of armed forces and their families (non-settlement)

Applications by Members of armed forces and their families (non-settlement)GBPINR
HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force - exempt from immigration controlFree 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 FeeGBPINR
FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projectsFree 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 2019/20GBPINR
Priority visa UK fee from India for settlement applications£57354,222
UK priority visa fees in Indian rupees 2019 for non-settlement£22020,818
Super Priority Service£95690,464
International contact centre - via telephone (per minute)£1.37130
International contact centre - via email (per query)£5519
Registered Traveller (UK only) - adult£504,731
Registered Traveller (UK only) - child£242,271
Registered Traveller (UK only) - registration of new documents£201,893

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 Commonwealth 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

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.

Primetime Appointment

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

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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