Latest UK Visa Fees from April 6, 2022, from Outside the UK

This relates to Latest UK Visa and Immigration Application Fees, Price, Cost and Charges from Outside the UK effective from April 6, 2022, for family visit, tourist (holidays), business visitor, spouse, student, skilled worker (work permit), health and care worker, priority, and super-priority service. Please note, there has been changes in the Home Office Nationality and Immigration Charges from April 6, 2022.

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1. UK Visitor Visa Fees 2022

The most popular visa for visiting UK is the standard visitor visa. However, depending on the purpose of visiting the UK, visa nationals can apply for other types of visitor visas such as short term English Language, marriage, medical, permitted paid engagement etc.

How much does a UK visiting visa cost in 2022?

From April 6, 2022, UK visa fees for 6 months tourist or visitor have increased from £95 to £100. The UK 6 months standard visitor visa fees are also commonly known as cost of England or London tourist visa. Frequent travellers to UK can apply for a long-term visitor visa for tourism, visiting family, and permitted business activities. From April 6, 2022, the 2, 5, and 10 years long term visitor or tourist visa applications have increased by £15. Accordingly, the UK 2, 5, and 10 years long term visitor or tourist visa applications from April 6, 2022, are £376, £670, and £837, respectively.

How much is the UK child visitor visa fees 2022?

UK child visitor visa fees 2022 for 6 months, 2, 5, and 10 years are £100, £376, £670, and £837, respectively. Infants and children under 5 years of age are not exempt from UK visa application fee payment.

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    2. Priority Visa

    For entry clearance applicants, applicants can use Priority (Non-Settlement), Priority (Settlement), and Super-Priority Service to fast track UK visa applications.

    If the focus is to get the decision as quickly as possible, then applicants can use the UK priority visa service. The priority service is an optional user-pay service, which are exclusive to the application fee. The priority service enables fast tracking of UK visa processing time by putting an application at the front of the queue. The priority service is for fast tracking a straightforward visa application. A straightforward UK visa application 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.

    How much is UK Priority Visa Fees 2022?

    From April 6, 2022, the UK priority settlement (spouse) and non-settlement (visit, student, work) visa fees are £573 and £250, respectively. The cost of UK super-priority visa for tourists and visitors is £956.

    How much is the UK Priority Visitor Visa Fees 2022?

    For fast tracking UK tourist and visit visa within 5 working days, the cost of priority service is £250. Therefore, the UK priority visa fees 2022 for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years tourist or visitor applications are £350, £626, £920, and £1,087, respectively.

    How much does UK Super Priority Visitor Visa Cost in 2022?

    The cost of UK super priority service is £956 for tourist or visitor visa. Accordingly, UK super-priority 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years visitor or tourist visa fees 2022 are £1,056, £1,332, £1,626, and £1,793, respectively.

    3. Other Visitor Visas

    Apart from Standard Visitor Visa, applicants can apply for marriage, visiting academic, ADS, permitted paid engagement (PPE), parent of a child student, and private medical treatment visitor visa.

    UK Marriage Visitor Visa Cost 2022

    For entry clearance, applicants can 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 2022 are £100. Visitors can stay in the UK up to 180 days on a marriage visit visa.

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

    UK Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa Fees 2022

    Applicants can 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. From April 6, 2022, the UK Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa Fees are £200. Visitors 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 is usually 15 working days.

    UK Visiting Academic Visa Fees 2022

    For research and formal exchange arrangements, applicants can apply for academic visitor visa UK up to 12 months. From April 6, 2022, the UK Academic Visitor Visa Cost are £200. A visiting academic (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 is usually 15 working days.

    UK Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa Price 2022

    The Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa is for experts in their field coming to the UK to undertake specific paid engagements up to one month. Accordingly, as per Appendix 3 of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules, professionals such as visiting examiners, assessors, lecturers, designated air pilot examiners, qualified lawyers, artists, entertainers, and sportspersons can apply for Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa UK up to 30 days. From April 6, 2022, the UK Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa Fees are £100. The permitted paid engagement visitor visa processing time 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, Chinese citizens can apply for ADS visa up to 30 days- only if they are travelling to the UK in tour groups through authorized agents. ADS visa charges are £100.

    Parent of a Child Student Visa UK Fees 2022

    For entry clearance, applicants can apply for a Parent of Child Student Visa up to 12 months if their child is attending an independent fee-paying day school in the UK. From April 6, 2022, the cost of UK Parent of Child Student Visa is £531.

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

    4. Transit Visas

    The transit visa is for those travellers who intend to transit the UK on route to another country outside the Common Travel Area (CTA) and who will enter the UK for up to 48 hours by crossing the UK border unless Appendix Visitor: Transit Without Visa Scheme applies.

    How much is UK Transit Visa Fees in 2022?

    From April 6, 2022, the cost of Direct Airside Transit (DATV) Visa UK is £35. However, the UK visa fees 2022 for ‘Visitor in Transit’ and for ‘Joining a Ship or Aircraft as a Member of Crew of that Ship or Aircraft’ are £64.

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

    The UK transit visa processing time is 15 working days.

    5. Study Visas

    For studying in the UK, applicants need to apply for the student visa, which has replaced the Tier 4 (General) Student as of October 5, 2020. Accordingly, the student route is to study with a sponsor on 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. If a person intends to study an English Language course up to 11 months in the UK, then can do so on short term student (English Language) route.

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

    UK Short Term Student (English Language) Visa Fees 2022

    If an applicant intends to study English language in the UK for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months at an accredited institution, then needs to apply for Short-term Student (English language). However, if a person intends to study a course for 6 months or less without a student sponsor but with an accredited provider then can apply under Appendix V for Visitor of Immigration Rules.

    From April 6, 2022, UK Short-term (English Language) student visitor visa fees for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months are £200.

    The UK Short-term (English Language) student visitor visa processing time is usually within 15 working days.

    How much is UK Student Visa Fee 2022?

    From April 6, 2022, the UK student visa fees 2022 are £363 to study in London or elsewhere in England or Britain. Moreover, the UK student visa fees 2022 for dependants are also £363. The UK priority and super-priority student (Tier 4) visa fees 2022 are £613 and £1,319, respectively.

    How much is IHS for UK student visa?

    The Immigration Health Charge (aka Immigration Health Surcharge or IHS) for student visa is usually @ £624 per year for each year of stay in the UK.

    How much is IHS for student dependent visa?

    The IHS for student dependent visa is usually @ £624 per year for each year of stay in the UK.

    6. Family Visas

    The family route is for those who can apply 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.

    Spouse Visa

    In terms of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, applicants can apply for a UK spouse or partner visa under the 5-year route. If an applicant meets the UK spouse visa requirements under the 5-year route, then get an entry clearance as a spouse, civil, unmarried, same-sex partner for an initial period of 33 months with a condition of no recourse to public funds. After 30 months migrants can make spouse visa extension application for a further leave to remain in the UK.

    How much is the Spouse Visa Fees 2022?

    From April 6, 2022, the UK spouse visa fees are £1,538. The UK embassy visa fees are same for civil, unmarried, or same-sex partner. UK settlement priority service cost is £573 for fast tracking applications within thirty working days. Accordingly, the UK priority spouse visa fees 2022 are £2,111.

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

    UK Fiancé(e) Visa Fees 2022

    Applicants can apply for fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner visa if the purpose is getting married or entering a civil partnership in the UK. The duration of fiancé(e) visa is six (6) months. After the marriage or civil partnership in the UK, migrants of a fiancé visa can apply for leave to remain as a spouse or civil partner. The UK fiancé(e) visa fees 2022 are £1,538. The cost of UK priority fiancé(e) visa 2022 are £2,111.

    UK Parent of a British Child Visa Cost 2022

    For entry clearance, applicants can apply for Parent of a British Child Visa if they have the sole responsibility for or direct access to the child following the breakdown of their relationship with the child’s other parent. UK Parent of British Child Visa cost 2022 are £1,538.

    UK Adult Dependant Relative Visa Price 2022

    Applicants can apply for Adult Dependant Relative Visa if they are elderly parents (or other adult dependent relatives such as brothers, sisters etc) and need long-term personal care due to illness, age or disability and the UK sponsor is their only relative, who can provide such long-term personal care without recourse to public funds. The UK Adult Dependant Relative visa fees 2022 are £3,250.

    Dep. joining or accompanying

    The ‘joining or accompanying’ route is for those 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 2022 under Dependant Joining or Accompanying route are £1,538.

    Returning Residents

    A person may be able to live permanently in the UK as a ‘returning resident’ if they were previously settled in the UK. From April 6, 2022, the UK visa application cost 2022 for Returning residents is £531.

    EEA Family Permit

    Due to Brexit, the EEA family permit route under EEA Regulations 2016 has ended on June 30, 2021.

    EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit

    In terms of Appendix EU (Family Permit), applicants 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. The EUSS application processing time is 10-15 working days for most of the US nationals.

    Route to Settlement – Refugee Dependant Relative

    The UK visa fees 2022 for Route to Settlement (refugee dependant relative) are £372.

    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

    UK settlement visa fees 2022 for current and former members of HM armed forces, and their dependants are as under:

    • Former UK Armed Forces £1,538
    • Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules £2,404
    • Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules) £1,538
    • Overage dependant children of pre 1997 Gurkhas £1,538
    • HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces £1,538

    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 2022 for post-flight dependants are £1,538. The application fees for Family reunion (other dependent relatives) are £372.

    7. Work Visas

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

    In terms of Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1118 dated 15 March 2022, Home Office has introduced three New Points-Based routes viz. the Global Business Mobility, High Potential Individual, and the Scale-up Visa UK.

    UK Global Talent Visa Fees 2022

    An applicant 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 2022 are as under:

    • Approval Letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application £456
    • Main Applicant – where Approval Letter is required £167
    • Main Applicant – where Approval Letter is not required £623
    • Dependants £623

    UK Start-up Visa Fees 2022

    If an applicant 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. From April 6, 2022, the UK Start-up Visa Fees are £378 for main applicant and dependants.

    UK Innovator Visa Fees 2022

    If an applicant 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. From April 6, 2022, the UK Innovator Visa Fees are £1,036 for main applicant and dependants.

    UK Investor Visa Fees 2022

    The Investor visa is for high value persons, who intend to make an investment in the UK. Innovator visa has replaced the Tier 1 Investor. From April 6, 2022, the UK Investor Visa Fees are £1,638 for main applicant and dependants.

    Skilled Worker Visas

    If a person 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.

    How much is UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees 2022?

    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 2022 are £625. However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees 2022 are £1,235.

    How much is Skilled Worker (Shortage Occupation) Visa Cost in 2022?

    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 2022 are £479. However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation Visa Fees are £943.

    UK Health and Care Visa

    If a person 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.

    How much is UK Health and Care Visa Fees 2022?

    The UK Health and Care 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 2022 are £247. However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Health and Care Visa Fees 2022 are £479.

    Global Business Mobility Visa

    The New Global Business Mobility Visa route consists of several new sponsored categories for businesses that are intending to establish presence in the UK, transfer overseas staff, or come to the United Kingdom for a specific business purpose. The five sub-categories to Global Business Mobility Visa UK are:

    1. Senior or Specialist Worker
    2. Graduate Trainee
    3. UK Expansion Worker
    4. Service Supplier
    5. Secondment Worker

    Senior or Specialist Worker

    From April 11, 2022, Global Mobility Business Senior or Specialist Worker Visa UK will replace the Intra-company Transfer route. This route is for senior managers or specialist employees who are assigned to a UK business which is linked by common ownership to the overseas employing company.

    The UK Global Business Mobility Senior or Specialist Worker Visa Fees depends on the duration of application. If the application is for three years or less, then the UK Global Business Mobility Senior or Specialist Worker Visa Fees 2022 are £625. However, if the application is for three years or more then the UK Global Business Mobility Senior or Specialist Worker Visa Fees 2022 are £1,235.

    Graduate Trainee

    From April 11, 2022, the Global Business Mobility Graduate Trainee Visa UK will replace the Intra-Company Graduate Trainee route. This route is workers on a graduate training course which leads to a senior management or specialist position and who are required to undertake a work placement in the UK.

    The Global Business Mobility Graduate Trainee Visa Fees are £259.

    UK Expansion Worker

    From April 11, 2022, the Global Business Mobility UK Expansion Worker Visa will replace the Sole Representative of an Overseas Business route. However, the Sole Representative visa will remain open for Media Representatives and those already on Sole Representative visa extending or applying for ILR in the UK. The UK Expansion Worker Visa is for specialist or senior employees who are assigned to the UK to assist with the overseas business’s expansion to the UK.

    The Global Business Mobility UK Expansion Worker Visa Fees are £259.

    Service Supplier

    From April 11, 2022, the Global Business Mobility Service Supplier Visa UK will replace contractual service providers and independent professional persons in the T5 Temporary Worker – International Agreement route. The Global Business Mobility Service Supplier Visa is for overseas workers coming to the UK to provide a service that is in line with a UK trade commitment.

    The UK Global Business Mobility Service Supplier Visa Fees are £259.

    Secondment Worker

    The UK Global Business Mobility Secondment Worker Visa is new route. The Secondment Worker route will be available from April 11, 2022, to those workers who are seconded to the UK as part of a high value contract or investment by their employer overseas.

    The UK Global Business Mobility Secondment Worker Visa Fees are £259.

    High Potential Individual Visa

    In terms of Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1118 dated 15 March 2022, Home Office has introduced High Potential Individual Visa UK. Applicants will be able to apply for High Potential Individual Visa UK from May 30, 2022. The New High Potential Individual Visa UK Fees 2022 are £259.

    Scale-up Visa

    In terms of Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1118 dated 15 March 2022, Home Office has introduced Scale-up Visa UK. Applicants will be able to apply for Scale-up Visa from outside the UK from Aug 22, 2022. The New Scale-up Visa UK Fees 2022 are £625.

    T2 Sportsperson

    The T2 Sportsperson route is for an elite 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 up to 12 months, then the UK T2 Sportsperson Visa Fees 2022 are £259. However, if the COS has been issued for more than 12 months then the UK T2 Sportsperson Visa Fees 2022 are £625.

    T2 Minister of Religion

    The T2 Minister of Religion route is for those individuals 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.

    UK T2 Minister of Religion visa fees 2022 are £625.

    T5 (Temporary Worker) Visas

    T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa is for Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker, and Youth Mobility Scheme. The T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa has replaced the Tier 5 Temporary Worker route. From April 6, 2022, the T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa Fees are £259 for main applicant and dependants.

    Other UK Work Visa Fees 2022

    The UK visa fees 2022 for other types of work applications are:

    • Graduate Entrepreneur – dependants only £378
    • Tier 1 Exceptional Talent – dependants only £623
    • Offshore worker £531
    • Overseas domestic worker in a private household £531
    • Representative of overseas business and dependants £625
    • An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation £625
    • Sheep Shearer £531
    • UK Ancestry Visa £531

    8. Other UK Visas and Services

    The UK Visa Fees 2022 for Other Visas and Services are as under:

    • Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months £180
    • Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years £250
    • Right of abode – certificate of entitlement £372
    • Vignette transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport or replace a lost/stolen document) £154
    • Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit £154
    • Registered Traveller (UK only) – adult £50
    • Registered Traveller (UK only) – child £24
    • Registration of New documents – Registered Traveller (UK only) £20
    • Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories £141
    • Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces £531

    Exemptions

    Following types of applicants are exempt from paying UK visa application fees 2022:

    • FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projects
    • HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force – exempt from immigration control
    • Diplomatic Posting to the UK
    • Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)
    • Members of International Organisations on Official Visits
    • Official Transit through the UK
    • Official Visit to the UK