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 Visa Application Fees from India 2019/20INR
Short-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry)8,990
Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years)34,161
Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years)61,981
Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years)77,784
Visiting academic - more than 6 months but less than 12 months17,979
Marriage visitor visa8,990
Permitted paid engagement visa8,990
Private medical treatment - up to 11 months17,979
Visit the UK in a Chinese tour group (UK only)8,990
6 months UK child visitor visa fee in Indian Rupees8,990
2 years UK child visitor visa fee in India34,161
5 years UK child visitor visa fee from India61,981
10 years UK child visitor visa fee from India77,784
UK transit visa fee from India for Direct Airside Transit (DATV)3,312
UK transit visa fee from India6,056
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)6,056
UK visa fee for 6 months from India8,990
UK tourist visa fees in Indian Rupees 20198,990
UK student visa fees in indian rupees for short-term study up to 6 months9,179
UK student visa fees India for short-term study for up to 11 months17,601
Parent of a Tier 4 child visa (up to 12 months)48,828
UK student visa fees in Indian Rupees for Tier 4 (General) - Main applicant and dependants32,930
Application for entry clearance as a student enter the Baliwick of Gurnsey or Baliwick of Jersey32,930
Tier 1 investor - main applicant and dependants153,581
Tier 1 entrepreneur - main applicant and each dependant96,615
Tier 1 entrepreneur - main applicant (CESC)91,410
Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur - apply (outside the UK) main applicant and dependants34,350
Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur - main applicant (CESC)29,145
Tier 1 exceptional talent -Stage 1 - endorsement application - main applicant43,150
Tier 1 exceptional talent Stage 2 - entry clearance application (CESC)9,179
Tier 1 exceptional talent Stage 2 - entry clearance application - main applicant14,383
Tier 1 exceptional talent - subsequent applications57,534
Tier 1 exceptional talent - subsequent applications (CESC)52,329
Tier 1 exceptional talent – dependants57,534
Tier 1 (General) – dependants only96,615
Tier 1 Post Study Work - dependants only57,155
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 dependants57,723
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 - CESC52,518
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Short-Term Staff dependants only45,611
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Graduate Trainee - main applicant and dependants45,611
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Graduate Trainee - main applicant (CESC)40,406
Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) - Long Term Staff (over 3 years) - main applicant and dependants115,446
Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) - Long Term Staff sponsored for over 3 years: main applicant (CESC)110,241
Tier 2 (General) - shortage occupation for a period of 3 years or less - main applicant and dependants43,907
Tier 2 (General) - shortage occupation for a period of 3 years or less - main applicant (CESC)38,703
Tier 2 (General) - shortage occupation for the period of more than 3 years - main applicant and dependants87,814
Tier 2 (General) - shortage occupation for the period of more than 3 years - main applicant (CESC)82,610
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Charity Worker) - main applicant and any dependents23,089
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Charity Worker) - main applicant (CESC)17,885
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Creative and sporting) - main applicant and any dependents23,089
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Creative and sporting) - main applicant17,885
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange) visa - main applicant and any dependants23,089
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange) visa - CESC - main applicant17,885
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Religious Worker) - main applicant and any dependents23,089
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Religious Woker) - main applicant (CESC)17,885
Tier 5 applicant (Youth Mobility Scheme) - main applicant only23,089
Tier 5 applicant (Youth Mobility Scheme) - main applicant only (CESC)17,885
Tier 5 (International Agreement) main aplicant and dependant23,089
Tier 5 (International Agreement) Main applicant (CESC)17,885
Fisherman operating inside UK waters48,828
Offshore worker48,828
Overseas domestic worker in a private household48,828
Representative of overseas business and dependants57,723
An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation57,723
Sheep Shearer48,828
Turkish businessperson and dependants0
UK ancestry48,828
Innovator96,615
Start-up34,350
Work permit holder - Jersey and Guernsey: applicant and dependants57,723
Worker - Isle of Man57,723
Representitive of overseas business - Isle of Man57,723
Representitive of overseas business - Isle of Man - main applicant (CESC)52,518
Worker (Intra-Company Transfer) - Isle of Man57,723
Worker (Intra-Company Transfer) - Isle of Man - main applicant (CESC)52,518
Diplomatic Posting to the UK0
Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)0
Members of International Organisations on Official Visits0
UK transit visa fee from India for Official Transit through the UK0
Official Visit to the UK0
Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces48,828
UK family settlement visa fees for spouse, partner, parent, proposed civil partner or child144,118
Settlement - other dependant relative (also applicable for EC to the Isle of Man)307,540
Settlement - refugee dependant relative36,716
UK visa fees in Indian Rupees for Adult Dependant Relatives307,540
Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules)144,118
Overage dependant children of pre 1997 Gurkhas144,118
HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces144,118
Family member of an EEA national0
Family member of a Swiss national0
Parent / primary carer of an EEA national child0
Former UK Armed Forces144,118
Returning resident48,828
Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants)0
Post flight- Non- Settled person144,118
Family reunion - other dependent relatives36,716
FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projects0
Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit14,573
Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories13,342
User Pays Visa Application Centre (VAC) Fee (also applicable to EC applications to the Isle of Man, Baliwick of Jersey and Bailiwick of Gurnsey)5,205
Right of abode - certificate of entitlement36,716
Vignette transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport or replace a lost/stolen document)14,573
UK priority visa fee from India for settlement applications54,222
UK priority visa fees in Indian rupees 2019 for non-settlement20,818
UK visa super priority service fee India90,464
International contact centre - via telephone (per minute)130
International contact centre - via email (per query)519
Registered Traveller (UK only) - adult4,731
Registered Traveller (UK only) - child2,271
Registered Traveller (UK only) - registration of new documents1,893
6 months UK business visa fees in Indian rupees 20198,990
UK standard visitor visa fee from India8,990
2 year UK business visa fee from India34,161
UK visa fee for 2 years from india34,161
5 year UK business visa fee from India61,981
5 years UK visa fee in India61,981
10 year UK business visa fee from India77,784
UK visa fees in india for 10 years77,784

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.

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.

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 UK visa fees India 2019 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 UK visa fees India 2019 for 10 years with priority service is ₹98,602/- i.e. application cost ₹77,784/- plus the priority service ₹20,818.

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.

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.

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.

Settlement Application Charges from India

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. 

Startup and Innovator Visa Cost

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.

Students

The UK visa fees India 2019 Tier 4 students and their dependants is ₹32,930. 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/-.

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.

Tier 1 Applications

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/-.

Tier 2 Work Applications

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/-.

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.

Tier 5 Applications

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.

Transit

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 Priority Visa Fees India 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/-.

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.

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:

  1. Premium Lounge service ₹2,900/-, which is also erroneously referred to as UK premium visa fees India!
  2. Application and Document Checks ₹500/- for checking documents. And also sorting and arranging documents for scanning
  3. Document Scanning Assistance – ₹750/- for preparing, sorting and arranging supporting documents for visa application.
  4. Courier Service – ₹500/- for the return of documents and passports directly to an applicant at his/her home/work address
  5. Extended Hours Passport Collection – ₹600/- for after-hours passport collection
  6. Primetime Appointment ₹4,500/- for applying outside the standard hours
  7. Automated Call Back service – ₹200/- for updates on the application processing
  8. Form Filling Assistance – ₹2,000/- for personal assistance on the phone or in person

Cost of Less Frequent Applications

The UK visa fees in Indian Rupees 2019 for less frequent types of applications such as the Right of abode – certificate of entitlement is ₹36,716/-. Moreover, UK visa 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/-. Furthermore, the UK visa fees India for ancestry, returning residents, and parent of Tier 4 child visa (up to 12 months) is ₹48,828/-.

Settlement Application Charges for members of HM armed forces

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.

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/-

Other Applications

Apparently, the UK visa fees India for Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit is ₹14,573.00. Moreover, the UK visa fees in Indian Rupees for Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories is ₹13,342.00

Moreover, 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.

Other work categories for Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man

  • Work permit holder – Jersey and Guernsey: applicant and dependants – ₹57,723.00
  • Worker – Isle of Man – ₹57,723.00
  • A representative of overseas business – Isle of Man – ₹57,723.00
  • Worker (Intra-Company Transfer) – Isle of Man – ₹57,723.00

Exemptions for UK Embassy Fees in India

The following types of applicants from India are not required to pay the charges.

  • Turkish businessperson and dependants
  • Diplomatic Posting to the UK. And also their dependants.
  • Members of International Organisations on Official Visits.
  • Official Visit or Transit through the UK
  • Family member of an EEA or Swiss national
  • Parent / primary carer of an EEA national child
  • Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants)
  • FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projects
  • HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force – exempt from immigration control are exempt. However, dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces need to pay ₹48,828/-

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