How Much is UK Priority Visa Fee and Premium Service in 2022?

This explains the details of UK fast track (priority and super-priority) visa fees and premium service cost effective from April 6, 2022, for student, spouse, visitor, tourist, work applications from inside and outside the UK.

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Priority Visa UK Fee 2022

From April 6, 2022, there will be an increase of £30 in the 5-day priority visa service from outside the UK. However, there will be no increase in the other UK visa fast track fees and premium service charges. Accordingly, the priority service cost for non-settlement visa applications will increase from £220 to £250. However, UK visa fast track fees for priority settlement applications and super-priority service will remain at £573 and £956, respectively.

Please note since March 2022 UKVI is prioritising Ukraine Visa Scheme applications. Therefore, UKVI has suspended the priority and super priority (express or premium) visa services for new study, work, and family visa applications.

From April 6, 2022, there will be no increase in charges for the following premium services from outside the UK:

  • User-pay visa application centre £55
  • The provision of an immigration officer to provide any premium service relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom (per hour per officer) £77.40
  • International Contact Centre – Email Service (per query) £2.74
  • International Contact Centre – Telephone Helpline (per minute) £0.69
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    Priority Visa Fee from Inside the UK

    From April 6, 2022, 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 (express or premium) services for accelerating extension, switching, and indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications will remain at £500 and £800, respectively.

    From inside the UK, depending on the type of application, an applicant can opt for 5-day priority or by next working day super-priority (premium or express visa) service for fast tracking visa processing time by paying additional charges of £500 or £800, respectively. These fast-tracking services are only recommended for a straightforward application.

    Other Premium Services

    From April 6, 2022, there will be no increase in charges for the following premium services from inside the UK:

    • 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
      • Executive Officer* (outside office hours) (per minute) £1.10
      • Higher Executive Officer* (inside office hours) (per minute) £0.97
      • 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.

    Premium Services at the UK Border

    There will be no change in the fast frack fees and discretionary services at the UK Border from April 6, 2022.

    • Registered Traveller
      • Adult – Yearly Subscription £50
      • Child – Yearly Subscription £24
      • Registration of New Documents £20
    • Fast Track
      • Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4 £5.20
      • Other £3.00
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    FAQs

    How much is the UK Priority Visitor Visa Fee 2022?

    The UK Visa Fees 2022 for 6-months, 2, 5 and 10-year visit, tourist, family, or business application are £100, £376, £670, and £837, respectively. For fast tracking visit visa applications within five working days, the additional cost of non-settlement UK priority visa service is £250. Therefore, the UK priority visit visa cost for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years applications is £350, £626, £920, and £1,087, respectively.

    How much is the UK Super Priority Visitor Visa Fees 2022?

    From outside the UK, the same-day super-priority (premium or express) visa fee is £956. Therefore, UK same-day super priority (express or premium) visitor or tourist visa fees for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years applications are £1,056, £1,332, £1,626, and £1,793, respectively. The super priority service is only available at a few UKVACs.

    How much is the Fast Track Spouse Visa UK Fee 2022?

    From outside the UK, spouse settlement visa fees are £1,538 for normal 12-24 weeks processing. The fee of UK priority (settlement) visa service is £573. Therefore, fast track spouse settlement visa UK fee 2022 are £2,111 for 6-weeks processing. Please note the 5-working day £250 priority and next working day £956 super priority (premium) service is not available for spouse settlement applications.

    From inside the UK, spouse visa extension or switching fees are £1,048 for normal 8-weeks processing. The fee of UK super priority (aka premium) service is £800. Therefore, fast track spouse extension or switching visa UK fee 2022 are £1,848 for next working day (24-hours) processing. Please note the 5-working days £500 priority service is not available for spouse visa extension or switching applications

    From inside the UK, spouse ILR application cost is £2,404 for normal 6-months processing. The fee of UK super priority (aka premium or express visa) service is £800. Therefore, fast track UK spouse visa ILR fee are £3,204 for next working day (24-hours) processing. Please note the 5-working days £500 priority service is not available for spouse ILR applications.

    How much is Fast Track Student Visa UK Fees 2022?

    From outside the UK, student visa application fee in 2022 is £363 for normal 15-working days processing. The fee of UK priority (non-settlement) and super-priority service is £250 and £956, respectively. Therefore, from outside the UK, fast track student visa fees 2022 are £613 and £1,319 for 5 working days and by next working day processing, respectively.

    From inside the UK, student visa extension or switching application fees in 2022 are £490 for normal 40-working days (8-weeks) processing. The fee of 5-working day UK priority and super priority (aka premium or express visa) service is £500 and £800, respectively. Therefore, from inside the UK, fast track student visa extension or switching application fees are £990 and £1,290 for 5 working days and by next working day processing, respectively.

    From inside and outside the UK, 5-working day priority service is available for student visa applications if an applicant has used ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to prove their identity. However, for UK student visa applications, £956 and £800 super priority services are not available if an applicant has used ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to prove their identity.

    How much is the Same Day ILR Fees in 2022?

    The Home Office indefinite leave to remain (ILR) application fees 2022 are £2,404. Applicants can fast track ILR applications by next working day if they pay an additional cost of £800 for super priority (premium or express) service. Therefore, the UK visa fees 2022 for the same day (24 hours) processing of Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications are £3,204 i.e. application fees £2,404 plus the cost of super-priority visa service £800. Please note, the 5-working day priority service is not available for ILR applications.