Latest Fast Track Visa Fees 2021 for Priority and Premium Service

This explains the details of UK visa fast track (priority) fees and premium services effective from April 6, 2021, for student, spouse, visitor, tourist, work applications from inside and outside the UK. There will be no increase in the UK visa fast track fees and premium service charges from April 6, 2021. Therefore, the UK visa fast track fees for 5-day non-settlement and 24-hour same-day super priority service (aka express service) for entry clearance applications will remain at £220 and £956, respectively. The UK visa fast track fees for settlement (spouse and family) applications will remain at £573. The price of 5-day priority and same-day super priority (aka super premium service) for leave to remain and ILR applications will remain at £500 and £800, respectively. Please note, coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions have affected the provision of fast track and premium services at some of the visa application centres.

1. Inside the UK 2. Overseas 3. At the Border 4. FAQs

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1. Inside the UK

UK Priority Visa Fee 2021 Latest Fast Track Service Cost

From April 06, 2021, there will be no increase in the Fast Track, Premium and Priority Services from inside the UK. Therefore, the UK visa fast tracking fees for priority and super priority premium services for expediting leave to remain and ILR applications will remain at £500 and £800, respectively.

Furthermore, depending on the type of application, an applicant can opt for 5-day priority or 24-hour super-priority service for fast tracking visa processing time by paying additional charges of £500 or £800, respectively. Nevertheless, these fast-tracking services are only recommended for a straightforward application.

Please note, before the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in March 2020, the 5-working day priority and same-day super service had been available for most of the leave to remain (extension and switching) and ILR applications for permanent settlement in the UK. However, from April 2020, both these services have remained suspended for leave to remain and ILR applications from inside the UK.

Premium and Fast Track Visa Fees 2021/22 from Inside the UK

CategoryCharges
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

*Please note: Administrative Officer, Executive Officer and Higher Executive Officer are Civil Service staff grades

2. Overseas

UK Priority Visa Fee 2021 Latest Fast Track Service Cost

From April 6, 2021, there will be no changes in the UK visa fast track fees for settlement (£573) and non-settlement (£220) applications from overseas. Moreover, the charges for super-priority (£956) and other premium services will also remain the same.

Please note, before the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in March 2020, the 5-working day non-settlement priority, 30-working settlement priority and same-day super-priority service had been available for most of the entry clearance applications from outside the UK. During April-June 2020, these priority and premium services remained suspended for some time. However, from July 2020, UKVI have been making the requisite arrangements to gradually reopen the provision of priority and super-priority (premium same day) visa service from outside the UK.

Fast Track Visa Fees 2021/22 from Outside the UK

CategoryCost
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
UK Visa Fast Track Fees 2021/22 Super-Priority Service Cost

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3. At the Border

UK Priority Visa Fee 2021 Latest Fast Track Service Cost

There will be no change in the UK Visa Fast Track Fees and Discretionary Services at the Border from April 6, 2021.

Fast Track Visa Fees 2021/22 at the UK Border

CategoryCharges
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

4. FAQs

UK Priority Visa Fee 2021 Latest Fast Track Service Cost

How much is the UK Priority Visitor Visa Fees 2021?

From April 6, 2021, the UK Visa Fees 2021 for 6-months, 2, 5 and 10-year visit, tourist, family, or business application are £95, £361, £655, and £822, respectively. For fast tracking visit visa applications within five working days, the additional cost of non-settlement UK priority visa service in 2021 is £220. Therefore, the UK priority visit visa cost for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years applications is £315, £581, £875, and £1,042, respectively. Moreover, at a few UKVACs, applicants can purchase the same-day (24-hour) UK super-priority service for £956. Therefore, the UK same-day super priority visitor or tourist visa fees for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years are £1,051, £1,317, £1,611, and £1,778, respectively.

How much is the UK Priority Spouse Visa Fees 2021?

From April 6, 2021, the UK spouse visa fees 2021 are £1,523 for entry clearance settlement applications. The fast track spouse visa UK fee is £573 for 6-weeks settlement priority service. Therefore, UK spouse visa fees 2021 with priority service is £2,096.

The fees for spouse visa extension or leave to remain applications from inside the UK are £1,033 and £1,833 for standard (normal 8 weeks) and 24-hours super-priority service, respectively. Moreover, Spouse visa ILR application cost is £2,389 and £3,189 for normal (6 months) and ILR same day premium service, respectively.

Please note, the same day £956 super priority (premium) service is not available for UK spouse entry clearance settlement applications. And the 5-working days priority service is not available for UK Spouse Visa Leave to Remain LTR (extension or switching) and ILR applications.

How much is the UK Priority Student Visa Fees 2021?

From April 6, 2021, the UK student visa cost from outside the UK in 2021 is £348. Students can fast track study visa applications within 5-working days if they pay an additional cost of £220 for the priority service. Therefore, the UK priority student visa fees in 2021 for entry clearance application is £568. The UK priority visa fees 2021 for child students and dependants are also the same.

The Home Office fees 2021 for student visa extension and switching application from inside the UK are £475. Students can fast track study visa applications within 5-working or by next working day if they pay an additional cost of £500 for priority service or £800 for super priority (premium) service, respectively. Therefore, the 5-day priority and 24-hour premium UK student visa fees in 2021 for leave to remain (extension or switching) applications will be £975 and £1,275, respectively. Moreover, the UK priority visa cost for child students and dependants are also the same.

How much is the Priority Leave to Remain Charges in 2021?

From April 6, 2021, leave to remain fees are £1,033 for UK visa extension or switching applications. Applicants can fast track leave to remain extension or switching applications within 5-working or by next working day if they pay an additional cost of £500 for priority service or £800 super priority (premium) service, respectively. Therefore, leave to remain fees with priority and same day super-priority service are £1,533 and £1,833/-, respectively.

How much is the Same Day ILR Fees in 2021?

From April 6, 2021, the Home Office indefinite leave to remain (ILR) application fees is £2,389. Applicants can fast track ILR applications by next working day if they pay an additional cost of £800 for super priority (premium) service. Therefore, the UK visa 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. Please note, the 5-working day priority service is not available for ILR applications.