UK Visa Fees 2020/21 for All Types of Applications

This provides the details of UK Visa Fees 2020/21 for Standard Visitor Visa applications for 6 months family, general tourists, and business visits. And the UK visa fees and application cost for student, work, spouse, and priority services.

1. Payment 2. Standard Visitor Visa 3. Student 4. Spouse 5. Work 6. Priority Service 7. Covid Visa Concession Scheme

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1. Payment

UK Visa Fees 2020/21

The UK visa application charges are payable under sections 68 and 69 of the Immigration Act 2014. The UK Government revises the Home Office Nationality and Immigration Charges once every year- normally in Feb-March. Accordingly, after the yearly revision, the UK visa application fee in GBP usually does not change. However, since application fees are mostly payable in US$ or in local currencies such as PKR, INR etc., therefore, the actual payable charges may vary due to exchange rate fluctuations.

Applicants need to pay the fee online at the time of finalizing the applications. In case of application cancellation, an applicant can solicit a UK visa fee refund up to 8 weeks from the date of the application and only before the biometrics. Therefore, applicants cannot claim refund after biometrics. Moreover, the UK Visa Fee is also not refundable after a refusal.

2. Visitor

UK Standard Visitor Visa Fees 2020/21

The UK Visa Fees 2020 for 6-months visit, tourist, family, or business application is £95. And the charges for 2, 5 and 10-year long term visitor visa are £361, £655, and £822, respectively, for applications from outside the UK. Please note:

  • Application charges for infants under 5 and children under 18 are same as that for adults.
  • The most common and popular application is the 6 months UK standard visitor visa aka England/London tourist visa. Therefore, a fresh applicant usually applies for the 6 months multiple-entry visitor visa for tourism, family, or business visits. Whereas a repeat visitor can also apply for a long-term visitor visa for tourism, meeting family or business.
  • Non-visa nationals such as US, Australian, Canadian nationals usually don’t need a visa for visiting the UK

UK Priority Visitor Visa Fees 2020

For fast tracking visit visa applications within 5 working days, the cost of priority service is £220. Therefore, the UK visit visa fast tracking fees in 2020 for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years applications is £315, £581, £875, and £1,042, respectively.

At a few UKVACs, applicants can also purchase the same-day (24-hour) super-priority service for £956. Accordingly, the UK visa fees with same-day premium service for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years are £1,051, £1,317, £1,611, and £1,778, respectively.

Please note, Coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions have affected the provision of priority and super-priority premium services at several Visa Application Centre (VACs).

UK Visitor Visa Fees 2020/21

Application TypeUK Visa Fees 2020/21
6-Months Visit Visa£95
2-Years Visit Visa£361
5-Years Visit Visa£655
10-Year Visit Visa£822
Visiting academic - more than 6 months but no more than 12 months£190
Private medical treatment visa - more than 6 months but not more than 11 months£190
Transit
Transit visa - (direct airside transit)£35
Transit visit visa (landside transit)£64
Visa for the purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft£64
E-Visa
Electronic Visa Waiver£30
Short Term Study
Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months£186
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3. Student

UK Student Visa Cost 2020/21

The UK student visa cost 2020/21 is £348. For fast tracking, applicants need to pay an additional cost of £220 for priority service. Therefore, the UK student visa application fees in 2020/21 with priority service is £568. Moreover, the UK visa cost for child students and dependants is also the same.

4. Family Settlement

UK Spouse Visa Fees 2020/21

The UK spouse visa fee 2020/21 is £1,523 for an entry clearance application. However, to fast track processing time within thirty working days (instead of 12-24 weeks) the UK spouse visa fees with priority service (£573) is £2,096. The fees for spouse visa extension or leave to remain applications from inside the UK are £1,033, £1,533, and £1,833 for standard (normal 8 weeks), 5-day priority or 24-hours super-priority service, respectively. Spouse visa ILR application charges are £2,389 and £3,189 for normal (6 months) and ILR same day premium service, respectively.

Partner and Fiancé(e)

The UK Visa fee for civil, unmarried, same-sex partner, fiancé(e) and proposed civil partner is £1,523 for an entry clearance application. The application cost of civil, unmarried, same-sex partner, fiancé(e) and proposed civil partner visa extension or leave to remain applications from inside the UK is £1,033.

UK Family Visa Fees 2020/21

Application TypeUK Visa Fees 2020/21
Family visas – partner, parent, proposed civil partner or child£1,523
Settlement – other dependant relative£3,250
Adult who needs to be looked after by a relative£3,250
Settlement – refugee dependant relative£388
Former UK Armed Forces£1,523
Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules)£1,523
Overage dependant children of pre 1997 Gurkhas£1,523
HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces£1,523
Returning residents£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)£1,523
Family reunion – other dependent relatives (Family reunion for asylum seekers)£388
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

5. Work

UK Visa Fees 2020/21

Please note, the innovator, start-up, and global talent visa has replaced the Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Graduate Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Exceptional Talent, respectively. Moreover, Skilled Worker,  Intra Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson, T2 Minister of Religion and T5 Temporary Worker visa  has replaced the Tier 2 General, Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT), Tier 2 Sportsperson, Tier 2 Minister of Religion and Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa, respectively.

A Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies for main applicants under the following routes:

  1. Innovator
  2. Start-up
  3. Global Talent initial application
  4. Global Talent subsequent application
  5. Tier 1 Entrepreneur
  6. Skilled Worker
  7. Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion
  8. Intra-Company Transfer – Graduate Trainee
  9. T5 (Temporary Worker)

UK Work Visa Fees 2020/21

CategoryCost
High Skilled Migrants
Innovator Visa - main applicant and dependants£1,021
Start-up Visa - main applicant and dependants£363
Approval letter in respect of an initial application for Global Talent£456
Global Talent Visa - initial application£152
Global Talent - subsequent application£608
Global Talent - dependant£608
High Skilled Migrants - Tier 1
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - dependants only£608
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) - main applicants and dependants£1,021
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) - dependants only£363
Tier 1 (Investor) - main applicant and dependants£1,623
Skilled Worker
Skilled worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants£610
Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years  - main applicant and dependants£1,220
Skilled Worker - Shortage Occupation
where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants£464
where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants£928
Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa
where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants£232
where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants£464
Skilled Worker - Shortage Occupation - Health and Care Visa
where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants£232
where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants£464
Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion
where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants£610
where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants£1,220
Intra-Company Transfer - Graduate Trainee - main applicant and dependants£482
T5 (Temporary Worker)
Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting Worker, International Agreement Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker and Youth Mobility Scheme - main applicant and dependants£244

6. Priority Visa

UK Priority Visa Fees 2020/21

The UK priority visa fees are £220 and £573 for settlement and non-settlement applications, respectively. For same-day (24 hour) processing of applications, the UK super-priority visa fees are £956. However, the super-priority service (aka premium service) is only available in very few countries.

UK Other Visas and Services Fees 2020/21

CategoryCost
Premium Services
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
Other Visas and Services
Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour) - service of consular officers£142
Receiving, preparing, and forwarding documents - consular functions£141
Processing an application which is subsequently rejected as invalid£25
Single-entry visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)£154
Certificate of entitlement - (Right of Abode)£388
Transfer of Conditions (Vignette transfer)£154
Representative of an overseas business - main applicant and dependants£610
Other visa such as UK Ancestry Visa, Parent of a Tier 4 Child, Domestic Worker£516
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months£180
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years£250

7. Coronavirus

If a person with a valid leave has left the UK before 17 March 2020 and intended to return but was unable to do so before the visa expired because of travel restrictions related to coronavirus (COVID-19) then can apply for Covid Visa Concession Scheme (CVCS). Apart from visitors, the CVCS is available until 31 March 2021 for all other routes and it is free of application charges.

UK Visit, Tourist, Spouse, Work, Student Visa Fees 2020