No Changes in the Home Office Immigration Fees from Oct 11, 2021

This relates to the latest Home Office Fees effective from October 11, 2021, for Immigration and Nationality Charges. The indefinite leave to remain (ILR), leave to remain, British Citizenship, Naturalisation, Work, Student, Sponsorship and Premium (Priority) Visa Service application fees will remain the same after October 11.

1. ILR 2. LTR 3. Student 4. Citizenship 5. Work 6. Optional Services 7. Discretionary Services 8. Sponsorship

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1. ILR

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Fees 2021

There will be no increase in the Home Office indefinite leave to remain (ILR) application fees effective from October 11, 2021. Accordingly, the ILR fees will remain at £2,389. The Home Office Fees for the same day (24 hours) processing of Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) or no time limit (NTL) are £3,189/- i.e. application fees £2,389/- plus the cost of super-priority visa service £800.

2. Leave to Remain

Home Office Leave to Remain Fees 2021

There will be no change in the leave to remain fees from October 11. Accordingly, the 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.

Home Office Fees 2021 – ILR and Other LTR Applications

Fees CategoryHome Office Fees From 11 October 2021
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
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    3. Students

    Home Office Student Visa Fees 2021

    Home Office Fees from October 11, for student (main applicant and dependants) and child student leave to remain and extension visa will remain at £475. The visa fees for students with 5-day priority and same-day premium service will also remain at £975 and £1,275, respectively.

    Fees CategoryHome Office Fees From 11 October 2021
    Student - main applicant and dependants£475
    Child student£475

    4. Citizenship

    British Citizenship Fees 2021

    There will be no increase in the British citizenship fees from October 11. 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.

    Child Registration

    Indeed, despite all the criticism and legal hearing, the British Citizenship Fees after October 11, for Child Registration will remain at £1,012. If a minor turn eighteen during the application process, then needs to pay £80 fees for British citizenship ceremony at the point of decision.

    British Overseas Citizens

    After October 11, the nationality registration fee for British overseas citizens will remain at £901. The British nationality registration charges for children will continue to remain at £810.

    UK Naturalisation Fees 2021

    There will be no increase in the British Naturalisation Fees from October 11. Accordingly, 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.

    Fees CategoryHome Office Fees From 11 October 2021
    Naturalisation inclusive of citizenship ceremony fee of £80£1,330
    Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens£1,000
    Nationality registration as a British citizen - Adult - inclusive of citizenship ceremony fee of £80£1,206
    Nationality registration as a British citizen - Child - Additional £80 per applicant is required to cover the ceremony fee should the minor turn 18 during the application process. This will be requested at point of decision.£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. Work Application Made in the UK

    Home Office Work Visa Fees 2021

    There will be no changes in the work visa fees from October 11.

    Fees CategoryHome Office Fees From 11 October 2021
    Innovator* - main applicant and dependants£1,277
    Start-Up* - main applicant and dependants£493
    Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Global Talent£456
    Global Talent - initial application*£152
    Global Talent - extension*£608
    Global Talent - dependant£608
    Graduate Route* – main applicant and dependants£700
    Tier 1 High Value
    Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - dependants only£608
    Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)* - main applicant and dependants£1,277
    Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) - dependants only£493
    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£704
    Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years* - main applicant and dependants£1,408
    Skilled Worker - Shortage Occupation
    Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less* - main applicant and dependants£464
    Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years* - main applicant and dependants£928
    Skilled Worker - Health and Care
    Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less - main applicant and dependants£232
    Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years - main applicant and dependants£464
    Skilled Worker - Shortage Occupation - Health and Care
    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
    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
    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£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£1,408
    Intra-Company Transfer - Graduate Trainee* - main applicant and dependants£482
    International Sportsperson
    International Sportsperson where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for up to 12 months£244
    International Sportsperson where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over 12 months£704
    T5 (Temporary Worker)
    T5 (Temporary Worker) Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting Worker, International Agreement Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker - main* applicant and dependants£244
    *A Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies for main applicant.

    6. Optional Services

    Home Office Premium Services Fees 2021

    From October 11, there will be no increase in the Home Office Fees for optional premium and priority services from inside the UK. Therefore, the Home Office fees for 5-day priority and 24-hour super priority (premium service) for expediting leave to remain and ILR applications will remain at £500 and £800, respectively. Please note, the priority and premium services are only recommended for a straightforward application and do not affect the outcome of the decision.

    Optional Premium Services in the UK

    Fees CategoryHome Office Fees From 11 October 2021
    Super Priority service£800
    Expedited processing - Priority service£500
    On-Demand service (Mobile Biometric Enrollment) (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 and 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

    7. Discretionary Services at the Border

    From October 11, there will be no increase in the charges for discretionary services at the UK Border.

    Fees CategoryHome Office Fees From 11 October 2021
    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

    There will be no increase in the Home Office Fees for Sponsorship from October 11. The Home Office Fees for Premium Sponsor Service for large, small and student sponsors, will remain at £25K, £8K and £8K, respectively. Applicants can expedite the processing of sponsor licence applications by paying £500 for the Priority Service.

    Fees CategoryHome Office Fees From 11 October 2021
    Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Worker sponsor and Temporary worker sponsor – large sponsors£25,000
    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
    Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for International Sportsperson route - Over 12 Months£199
    Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for International Sportsperson route - Up to 12 months or less£21
    Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) for student, child student£21
    *A Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies for main applicant.