How much is the Home Office UK Visa and Immigration Fee in 2021?

This relates to the Home Office Immigration and Nationality Charges effective from April 06, 2021, for Entry Clearance, Leave to Remain, Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), Naturalisation, British Citizenship, Priority Service etc. Please note, there has been no changes in the Home Office Fees for UK Visa and Immigration Applications and Services from April 6, 2021.

1. Visitor 2. Spouse 3. Student 4. Nationality 5. Leave to Remain 6. Work 7. Premium Services 8. Sponsorship

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1. Visitor

UK Visitor Visa Fees 2021/22

From April 06, 2021, there will be no change in the standard visitor visa application charges. Accordingly, the UK Visa Fees 2021 for 6-months visit, tourist, family or business application will remain at £95. And the charges for 2, 5 and 10-year long term visitor visa will also remain at £361, £655, and £822, respectively, for applications from outside the UK. Please note, the UK visit visa fees for infants under 5 and children under 18 are same as that for adults.

UK Priority Visitor Visa Fees 2021/22

From April 6, 2021, there will be no increase in the charges for the premium services. For fast tracking visit visa applications within 5 working days, the cost of priority service will remain at £220. Therefore, the UK visit visa fees with fast tracking service in 2021 for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years applications will remain at £315, £581, £875, and £1,042, respectively.

Super Priority Visitor Visa Fees 2021/22

At a few UKVACs, applicants can purchase the same-day (24-hour) super-priority service for £956. Accordingly, the UK visit 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.

Visitor and Temporary Visa Fees UK 2021/22

Application TypeFees
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
Other Temporary
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
Electronic Visa Waiver£30
Single-entry visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)£154
Transfer of Conditions (Vignette transfer)£154
Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months£186
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2. Spouse

UK Spouse Visa Fees 2021/22

The UK spouse visa fee 2021 is £1,523 for entry clearance application. However, to fast-track processing time within 6 weeks (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.

Settlement and Other Visa Fees UK 2021/22

Application TypeFees
Route to Settlement£1,523
Route to Settlement - other dependant relative£3,250
Route to Settlement - refugee dependant relative£388
Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules.£2,389
Other Visas and Services
Certificate of entitlement - (right of abode)£388
Other Visa£516
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months£180
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years£250
Representative of an overseas business - main applicant and dependants£610
Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour) - service of consular officers£142
Receiving, preparing, and forwarding documents - consular functions£141

3. Study

UK Student Visa Fees 2021/22

There will be no increase in the UK student visa fees from April 6, 2021. Accordingly, the student visa cost from outside the UK in 2021 will remain at £348. For fast tracking, applicants need to pay an additional cost of £220 for priority service. Therefore, the UK priority student visa fees in 2021 for entry clearance application will be £568. Moreover, the UK visa cost for child students and dependants is also the same.

The Home Office fees 2021 for student visa extension and switching application from inside the UK will remain at £475. For fast tracking, applicants need to pay an additional cost of £500 or £800 for 5-day priority or 24-hour super-priority (aka premium) service. Therefore, the Home Office 5-day priority and 24-hour premium student visa fees in 2021 for leave to remain application will be £975 and £1,275. Moreover, the Home Office fees for child students and dependants are also the same.

4. Nationality

Home Office Nationality and Immigration Fees 2021/22

British Citizenship Fees 2021/22

From April 6, 2021, the British Citizenship Fees for adults will remain at £1,206, inclusive of £80 charges for Citizenship Ceremony. If an application is unsuccessful or withdrawn, then the British Citizenship fees are refunded after deducting £25 administrative charges.

The British Citizenship for Child Registration will remain at £1,012. If a minor turn 18 during the application process, then needs to pay £80 fees for British citizenship ceremony at the point of decision.

UK Naturalisation Fees 2021/22

From April 6, 2021, the British Naturalisation Fees will remain at £1,330, inclusive of the citizenship ceremony fee of £80. The Naturalisation fees for British overseas territory citizens will remain at £1,000. If an application is unsuccessful or withdrawn, then Home Office refunds the Naturalisation Fees after deducting £25 administrative charges.

Nationality, UK Naturalisation and British Citizenship Fees 2021/22

Application TypeHome Office Fees 2021/22
Naturalisation£1,330
Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens£1,000
Nationality registration as a British citizen - adult£1,206
Nationality registration as a British citizen - child£1,012
The arrangement of a citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony).£80
The administration of a citizenship oath, or oath and pledge where the oath, or oath and pledge, are not administered at a citizenship ceremony or by a justice of the peace.£5
Nationality registration - British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons - adult£901
Nationality registration - British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons - child£810
Renunciation of nationality£372
Certificate of entitlement - (right of abode)£372
Nationality review£372
Status letter£250
Non-acquisition letter£250
Nationality correction to certificate£250
Nationality - supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order, or declaration£250

5. Leave to Remain

Home Office ILR and LTR Fees 2021/22

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Fees 2021/22

From April 6, 2021, the Home Office indefinite leave to remain (ILR) application fees will remain at £2,389. The Home Office Fees 2021 for the same day (24 hours) processing of Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) or no time limit (NTL) applications are £3,189/- i.e. application fees £2,389/- plus the cost of super-priority visa service £800.

Home Office Leave to Remain Fees 2021/22

There will be no change in the leave to remain fees from April 6, 2021. Accordingly, the Home Office leave to remain application fees will remain at £1,033. Moreover, the leave to remain fees with priority (5-day) and same day super-priority service are £1,533 and £1,833/-, respectively.

ILR and Leave to Remain Application Fees 2021/22

Application TypeHome Office Fees 2021/22
Visitor Extension - main applicant and dependants£993
Leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention£1,033
Leave to remain - Other£1,033
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months£180
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years£250
Retired person of independent means£1,949
Representative of an overseas business - main applicant and dependants£704
Processing an application which is subsequently rejected as invalid£25
Indefinite leave to remain - main applicants and dependants£2,389
Biometric enrolment£19.20
Transfer of Conditions (TOC) or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status - limited leave to remain£161
TOC or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status - indefinite leave to remain£229
Replacement Biometric residence card (issued under the EU Settlement Scheme)£56
Replacement Biometric residence permit (BRP) / replacement BRP£56
Certificate of travel - adult£280
Certificate of travel - child£141
Convention travel document - adult£75
Convention travel document - child£49
European residence document (registration certificate, document certifying permanent residence, residence card, accession resident card, derivative residence card, permanent residence card)£65
Administrative review£80
Life in the UK test£50

6. Work

Home Office Fees 2021 for Work Visa UK

From April 6, 2021, there will be no changes in the Home Office Fees for work visa applications from inside and outside the UK.

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.

CESC Discount

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)

Home Office UK Work Visa Fees 2021/22

Application TypeEntry ClearanceLeave to Remain
Innovator - main applicant and dependants£1,021£1,277
Start-up - main applicant and dependants£363£493
Approval letter in respect of an initial application for Global Talent£456£456
Global Talent - Initial Application£152£152
Global Talent - subsequent application£608£608
Global Talent - dependant£608£608
Tier-1 Hight Value Migrants
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - dependants only£608£608
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) - main applicants and dependants£1,021£1,277
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) - dependants only£363£493
Tier 1 (Investor) - main applicant and dependants£1,623£1,623
Skilled Workers
Skilled worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants£610£704
Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants£1,220£1,408
Skilled Workers - Shortage Occupation
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants£464£464
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants£928£928
Skilled Workers - Health and Care Visa
Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants£232£232
Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants£464£464
Skilled Workers - Shortage Occupation - Health and Care Visa
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£232
Skilled Worker - Shortage Occupation - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants£464£464
Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion
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£704
Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants£1,220£1,408
Intra-Company Transfer - Graduate Trainee - main applicant and dependants£482£482
Temporary Workers
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£244

7. Premium Services

UK Priority Visa Fees 2021

From April 6, 2021, there will be no increase in the priority visa fees from inside and outside the UK.

Home Office Fees for UK Visa Premium Services 2021/22

Service TypeCharges
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
Premium Services from Inside the UK
Super Priority service£800
Expedited processing - Priority service£500
On-Demand service (Mobile Biometric Enrolment) (per hour per representative of the contractor providing the service)£650
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, to a Government Department, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom£57.33
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom£77.40
Premium status checks and advice - Administrative Officer (per minute)£0.80
Premium status checks, advice or training - Executive Officer (inside office hours) (per minute)£0.88
Premium status checks, advice or training - Executive Officer (outside office hours) (per minute)£1.10
Premium status checks, advice or training - Higher Executive Officer (inside office hours) (per minute)£0.97
Premium status checks, advice or training - Higher Executive Officer (outside office hours) (per minute)£1.23
Discretionary Services at the Border
Registered Traveller (Adult) - Yearly Subscription£50
Registered Traveller (Child) - Yearly Subscription£24
Registered Traveller - Registration of New Documents£20
Fast Track - Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4£5.20
Fast Track - Other£3.00

8. Sponsorship

Home Office Fees 2021 for Sponsorship

From April 6, 2021, there will be no changes in the Home Office Fees for Sponsorship.

Home Office Fees for UK Visa Sponsorship 2021/22

Application TypeCharges
Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Worker sponsor and Temporary worker sponsor – small sponsors£8,000
Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Student sponsors£8,000
The expedited processing of a sponsorship management request made by a Worker sponsor or Temporary worker sponsor£200
Priority service for expedited processing of sponsor licence applications£500
Worker sponsor licence and Temporary Worker sponsor licence - large sponsor£1,476
Worker sponsor licence (small sponsor)£536
Student sponsor licence£536
Temporary Worker sponsor licence£536
Worker sponsor licence (large sponsor), (where sponsor currently holds a Temporary Worker and/or Student Sponsor Licence)£940
Student sponsor basic compliance assessment£536
Sponsor action plan£1,476
Certificate Of Sponsorship (COS) for Skilled Worker, T2 Minister of Religion, T2 Sportsperson, Intra-company Transfer, Intra-company Transfer Graduate Trainee£199
Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for T5 (Temporary worker)£21
Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) for student, child student£21
Home Office Immigration and Nationality Charges 2021/22