Latest UK Visa Fees in Indian Rupees from Oct 11, 2021

This relates to UK Visa Fees in Indian Rupees effective from Oct 11, 2021, for family visit, tourist, business visitor, spouse, student, work permit, priority, and super-priority service from India. Please note, there has been no changes in the Home Office Nationality and Immigration Charges from Oct 11, 2021. However, the UK visa fees in India 2021 has changed due to exchange rate fluctuations.

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1. Visitor and Transit

The most popular UK visa in India is the standard visitor visa. However, Indians can apply for other types of UK visitor visa such as short term English Language, marriage, medical, permitted paid engagement etc.

Standard Visitor Visa

An Indian can apply for standard visitor visa UK for tourism, visiting family, or business meetings. Accordingly, an Indian can apply for a short term (6 months) or a long term (2, 5 and 10 years) standard visitor visa. The UK multiple entry visa rules are same for all types of standard visitor or tourist visa. Therefore, an Indian on standard visitor or tourist visa can stay in the UK for up to 180 days per visit.

UK Standard Visitor Visa Fees in Indian Rupees 2021

From Oct 11, 2021, UK visa fees from India for 6 months tourist or visitor are INR9,853, which is commonly known as cost of England or London visa. Frequent travellers from India to UK can apply for a long-term visitor visa for tourism, visiting family, and permitted business activities. The UK visa fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees for long term 2, 5, and 10 years tourist or visitor visa application are INR37,440, INR67,932 and INR85,252 respectively.

UK visa fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees for 6 months, 2, 5, and 10 years child visitor are INR9,853, INR37,440, INR67,932 and INR85,252, respectively.

The UK visitor visa processing time from India is usually quite quick. More than 50% of the UK visitor visa applications from Indian nationals are decided within 3-5 working days. This indicates that business, tourist, family, and long-term visitor visa applicants from India are opting for priority service. The UK visitor visa processing time for 90-95% of applicants from India is within 15 working days or 3 weeks.

UK Priority Tourist Visa Fees in Indian Rupees 2021

For fast tracking UK tourist and visit visa in India within 5 working days, the cost of priority service is INR22,817. Therefore, the UK priority visa fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years tourist or visitor applications are INR32,670, INR60,257, INR90,749 and INR108,069, respectively.

UK Super Priority Visit Visa Fees in India 2021

At a few UK visa application centres in India, applicants can purchase the same-day (24-hour) super-priority service. The cost of UK super priority service in Indian Rupees is INR99,149 for tourist or visitor visa from India. Accordingly, UK super-priority 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years visitor or tourist visa fees 2021 from India are INR109,002, INR136,589, INR167,081 and INR184,401, respectively.

Marriage Visitor Visa

An Indian need to apply for a marriage visitor visa if they are travelling to the UK for getting married, forming a civil partnership, or giving a notice of marriage or civil partnership. The UK marriage visitor visa fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR9,853. An Indian can stay in the UK up to 180 days on a marriage visitor visa.

The UK marriage visitor visa processing time for Indians is usually 15 working days.

Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa UK

An Indian need to apply for a medical visitor visa if they are travelling to the UK for getting private medical treatment and check-up for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months. The UK Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa Fees 2021 from India are INR19,705. An Indian can stay in the UK up to 11 months on private medical treatment visa.

Please note, there is no provision in the Immigration Rules for a family member, friend, or nurse to accompany a visitor, who is coming to the UK for private medical treatment. Therefore, any attendant needs to apply as a visitor and satisfy the requirements.

The UK medical visitor visa processing time for Indians is usually 15 working days.

Visiting Academic Visitor Visa UK

For research and formal exchange arrangements, an Indian can apply for academic visitor visa UK up to 12 months. The UK Academic Visitor Visa Cost 2021 in India are INR19,705. An Indian (and the accompanying partner or child) can stay in the UK up to 12 months on academic visitor visa.

The UK Visiting Academic visitor visa processing time for Indians is usually 15 working days.

Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa UK

As per Appendix 3 of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules, an Indian can apply for Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa UK for up to 30 days. The UK Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees is INR9,853.

Please note, the Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa is for Indian professionals such as visiting examiners, assessors, lecturers, designated air pilot examiners, qualified lawyers, artists, entertainers, and sports professionals.

The permitted paid engagement visitor visa processing time for Indians is usually 15 working days.

Approved Destination Scheme (ADS)

The ADS visa is only for Chinese nationals for visiting the UK in tour groups through authorized agents. Therefore, an Indian cannot apply for ADS visa. However, Chinese citizens in India can apply for ADS visa for up to 30 days- only if they are travelling to the UK in tour groups through authorized agents. ADS visa charges are INR9,853.

Parent of a Child Student Visa

An Indian can apply for a Parent of Tier 4 child visa for up to 12 months if their child is attending an independent fee-paying day school in the UK. Parent of Tier 4 Child Student Visa Cost 2021 in India are INR53,516.

The parent of Tier 4 child student visa processing time for Indians is usually 15 working days.

English Language

The UK short-term student visitor visa fees 2021 in Indian Rupees for studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months are INR19,291.

The UK student visitor visa processing time from India is usually within 15 working days.

UK Transit Visa Fees in Indian Rupees 2021

From Oct 11, 2021, the cost of Direct Airside Transit (DATV) Visa UK from India is INR3,630. However, the UK visa fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees for ‘Visitor in Transit’ and for ‘Joining a Ship or Aircraft as a Member of Crew of that Ship or Aircraft’ are INR6,638.

Please note an Indian having a valid standard, marriage, or medical visitor visa is allowed to transit the UK, therefore, such passengers do not need to apply for the transit visa.

The UK transit visa processing time for Indians is 15 working days.

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    2. Study

    Indian nationals can apply for Tier 4 Student visa to study a course of further or higher education, a pre-sessional English course, a recognised foundation programme or to take an elected post as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer. The new student visa has replaced the Tier 4 (General) Student as of October 5, 2020.

    UK Student Visa Fees in Indian Rupees 2021

    The UK visa fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR36,092 for Tier 4 students intending to study in London or elsewhere in England or Britain. Moreover, the UK student visa fees from India for Tier 4 dependants is also INR36,092.

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK priority and super-priority student (Tier 4) visa fees in India are INR58,909 and INR135,241, respectively.

    UK student visa processing time from India is usually within 2-3 weeks (10-15 working days). The UK student priority visa timelines time from India is normally within 3-5 working days.

    3. Family

    The family route covers visas where an Indian is applying for a UK visa because of their relationship to a person settled in the UK or a British citizen. This includes spouse settlement visa, adult dependant relative, parent of a British Child visa etc.

    UK Spouse Visa Fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees

    In terms of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, an Indian can apply for a UK spouse or partner visa under the 5-year route.

    The UK spouse visa fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR157,954. The UK embassy visa fees in India are same for civil, unmarried, or same-sex partner, fiancé(e) and proposed civil partner. UK settlement priority service cost in India is INR 59,427 for fast tracking applications within thirty working days. Accordingly, the UK priority spouse visa fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR217,381.

    The service standard of UK spouse visa processing time India is to decide 98.5% and 100% applications within 12 and 24 weeks, respectively. Moreover, the service standard for UK spouse priority visa timelines from India is 30 working days or 6 weeks.

    Child and Other Dependant Relatives

    The UK visa fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees for Parent of British Child and dependant child under the family route are INR157,954. The UK settlement visa application fees 2021 in Indian Rupees for Other Dependant Relative and Adult who needs to be looked after by a relative are INR337,066.

    Dep. joining or accompanying

    The ‘joining or accompanying’ route is for those Indians who are applying for visa based on their relationship to another migrant who is not settled in the UK or a British citizen, and who is on a route without a specific visa for dependants.

    The UK spouse or partner visa fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees under Dependant Joining or Accompanying route are INR157,954.

    EEA Family Permit

    In terms of EEA Regulations 2016, an Indian can apply for an EEA family permit. However, due to Brexit, the EEA family permit route for Indians ended on June 30, 2021. Therefore, UKVI is not accepting any new applications for an EEA family permit from Indian nationals after June 30, 2021.

    There are no application charges for EEA Family Permit for Indians. Most of the EEA family permit applications from India are decided within 2-3 weeks.

    EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit

    In terms of Appendix EU (Family Permit), an Indian can apply for EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Family Permit as a non-EEA family member such as spouse, civil partner, child, child above 21 years of age, and parent of an EEA national living in the UK.

    There are no application charges for EUSS Family Permit for Indians. The EUSS application processing time is 10-15 working days for most of the Indian nationals.

    Route to Settlement – Refugee Dependant Relative

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK visa fees in India for Route to Settlement (refugee dependant relative) are INR40,240.

    Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay

    There are no application charges for Dependent children under the age of 21 only applying under “Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay”.

    Settlement for current and former members of HM armed forces, and their dependants

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK settlement visa fees in Indian Rupees for current and former members of HM armed forces, and their dependants are as under:

    • Former UK Armed Forces INR157,954
    • Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules. INR247,769
    • Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules) INR157,954
    • Overage dependant children of pre 1997 Gurkhas INR157,954
    • HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces INR157,954

    Returning Residents

    An Indian may be able to live permanently in the UK as a ‘returning resident’ if they were previously settled in the UK. From Oct 11, 2021, the UK visa application cost in India for Returning residents is INR53,516.

    Family Reunion to Join Asylum Seekers

    There are no application fees for Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants). The UK visa fees India 2021 for Post-flight dependants are INR157,954. The application fees for Family reunion (other dependent relatives) are INR40,240

    4. Work

    Indians can apply for UK work visa. The most popular visa in India for working in the UK is the Skilled Worker (previously Tier 2 General). However, Indians can apply for other types of UK work visa such as Innovator, Startup, Global Talent, Health and Care Worker etc.

    Please note, Indians are not eligible for the Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of INR5,810 (£55) under Innovator, Start-up, Global Talent initial application, Global Talent subsequent application, Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Skilled Worker, Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion, Intra-Company Transfer – Graduate Trainee, T5 (Temporary Worker)

    UK Global Talent Visa Fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees

    An Indian can apply for a UK Global Talent visa if they are a leader or potential leader in academia or research, arts and culture, and digital technology. The Global Talent visa has replaced the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa. The UK Global Talent Visa Fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees are as under:

    • Stage 1 – endorsement application – main applicant INR47,293
    • Stage 2 – entry clearance application – main applicant INR15,764
    • Subsequent application INR63,057
    • Dependants INR63,057

    UK Start-up Visa Fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees

    If an Indian intends to set up an innovative business for the first time in the UK, then can apply for the Start-up visa. The Start-up visa has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur route in March 2019. The UK Start-up Visa Fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR37,648 for main applicant and dependants.

    UK Innovator Visa Fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees

    If an Indian intends to do innovative, viable, and scalable business in the UK then can apply for the Innovator visa. The Innovator visa has replaced the Tier 1 Entrepreneur route in March 2019. The UK Innovator Visa Fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR105,891 for main applicant and dependants.

    UK Investor Visa Fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees

    The Investor visa is for high value Indians, who intend to make an investment in the UK. Innovator visa has replaced the Tier 1 Investor. The UK Investor Visa Fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR168,325 for main applicant and dependants.

    New Skilled Worker (Tier 2 General)

    If an Indian is sponsored to do a specific skilled job for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for UK Skilled Worker visa. The Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 General (aka work permit) in 2020. However, unlike Tier 2 General, this new route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees

    The UK Skilled Worker visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for main applicant and dependants. If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees 2021 in India are INR63,265. However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR126,529.

    Skilled Worker (Shortage Occupation)

    The UK Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation Visa Fees 2021 in India are INR48,123. However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR96,245.

    UK Health and Care Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees

    If an Indian is sponsored to work in the UK as a qualified doctor, nurse, or allied health professional for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for Health and Care Visa. This Health and Care visa route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    The UK Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Health and Care Visa Fees 2021 in India are INR24,061. However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Health and Care Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR48,123.

    Intra-Company Transfer

    The Intra-Company Transfer route is for established Indian workers who are transferred by their business to do a skilled role in the UK. The Intra-Company Transfer visa has replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) route.

    The UK Intra-Company Transfer visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Intra-Company Transfer Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR63,265. However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Intra-Company Transfer Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR126,529.

    Intra-Company Graduate Trainee

    The Intra-Company Graduate Trainee route is for those Indian workers who are transferred by their business to undertake a role in the UK as part of a structured graduate training programme. The Intra-Company Graduate Trainee visa has replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Graduate Trainee route. UK Intra-Company Graduate Trainee Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR50,930.

    T2 Sportsperson

    The T2 Sportsperson route is for an elite Indian sportsperson or coach whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of sport at the highest level in the UK. The T2 Sportsperson visa has replaced the Tier 2 Sportsperson route.

    T2 Sportsperson visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK T2 Sportsperson Visa Fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR63,265. However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK T2 Sportsperson Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR126,529.

    T2 Minister of Religion

    The T2 Minister of Religion route is for those Indians who intend to undertake preaching and pastoral work, Missionary, or Member of a Religious Order in the UK. The T2 Minister of Religion visa has replaced the Tier 2 Minister of Religion route.

    T2 Minister of Religion visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the T2 Minister of Religion Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR63,265. However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the T2 Minister of Religion Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR126,529.

    T5 (Temporary Worker)

    T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa is for Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting Worker, International Agreement Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker and Youth Mobility Scheme. The T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa has replaced the Tier 5 Temporary Worker route. T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees are INR25,306 for main applicant and dependants.

    Other UK Work Visa Fees 2021 in Indian Rupees

    The UK visa fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees for other types of work applications are:

    • Graduate Entrepreneur – dependants only INR37,648
    • Tier 1 Exceptional Talent – dependants only INR63,057
    • Offshore worker INR53,516
    • Overseas domestic worker in a private household INR53,516
    • Representative of overseas business and dependants INR63,265
    • An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation INR63,265
    • Sheep Shearer INR53,516
    • UK Ancestry Visa INR53,516

    5. Priority Visa UK Fees India 2021

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK priority settlement (spouse) and non-settlement (visit, student, work) visa fees in Indian Rupees are INR59,427 and INR22,817, respectively. The cost of UK super-priority visa for tourists and visitor from India is INR99,149.

    An Indian can use the Priority (Non-Settlement), Priority (Settlement), and Super-Priority Service to fast track UK visa application from India. However, it is advisable to use priority or super-priority service to fast track only a straightforward UK visa application from India. A straightforward UK visa application from India means that the credentials of the applicant are immaculate, without any past refusals and adverse immigration history.

    Please note priority or super-priority service does not guarantee a favourable result. Moreover, payment for priority service does not even guarantee a quick decision. Most of the Indians usually pay for the priority or super-priority visa fee at the time of finalising the online UK visa application form.

    Other Priority Services

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK Visa Fees in Indian Rupees for other priority services are as under:

    1. International contact centre – via telephone (per minute) INR72
    2. International contact centre – via email (per query) INR284
    3. Registered Traveller (UK only) – adult INR5,186
    4. Registered Traveller (UK only) – child INR2,489
    5. Registration of New documents – Registered Traveller (UK only) INR2,074

    6. Other Visas and Services

    The UK Visa Fees India 2021 in Indian Rupees for Other Visas and Services are as under:

    • Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months INR18,668
    • Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years INR25,928
    • Right of abode – certificate of entitlement INR40,240
    • Vignette transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport or replace a lost/stolen document) INR15,972
    • Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories INR14,623
    • FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projects Free of charge
    • Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit INR15,972
    • HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force – exempt from immigration control Free of charge
    • Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces INR53,516
    • Diplomatic Posting to the UK Free of charge
    • Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant) Free of charge
    • Members of International Organisations on Official Visits Free of charge
    • Official Transit through the UK Free of charge
    • Official Visit to the UK Free of charge
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