Immigration Specialists London

Latest UK Visa Fees 2024 for Visit, Work Permit, Student and Spouse Applications: effective from April 10, 2024. The UK visit visa fee for 6-months applications is £115. The cost of student and spouse visa applications is £490 and £1,846, respectively. The applications charges for skilled worker visa up to 3 years are £719. The VFS priority visa UK cost in 2024 are £500. The Super Priority Visa UK Cost 2024 is £1,000. From February 6, 2024, Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) rates for student visa is £776 per year, such as £1,552 for a 2-year visa. IHS fees for work permit 2024 is £1,035 per year.

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UK Visa Fees 2024

1. Common Application Fees and Services for 2024


Standard Visit Visa Application Fee UK 2024

  • UK Visa Fee for 6 Months: £115
    • Priority 6 Months Visa Fees UK: £615 (£115 + £500).
    • Super Priority UK Visa Fee for 6 Months: £1,115 (£115 + £1,000).
  • 2 Years Visa Fee for UK: £432
    • Priority UK 2 Years Visa Fee: £932 (£432 + £500).
    • Super Priority 2 Years Visit Visa UK Fee: £1,432 (£432 + £1,000).
  • UK 5 Years Visa Fee: £771
    • Priority 5 Years Visit Visa Fees for UK: £1,271 (£771 + £500).
    • Super Priority 5 Years Visitor Visa Fees for UK: £1,771 (£771 + £1,000).
  • UK 10 Year Visitor Visa Cost: £963
    • Priority 10 Years UK Visit Visa Price: £1,463 (£963 + £500).
    • Super Priority 10 Years UK Visitor Visa Fees: £1,963 (£963 + £1,000).
  • Processing Time
    • Standard processing time is usually within 3 weeks.
    • To expedite processing within 5 working days, the UK visitor visa priority service fees 2024 is £500.
    • For processing by end of next working day the super priority visa UK cost is £1,000.

UK Tourist Visa Fees 2024 (aka London Visit Visa Price)

  • 6 Months London Tourist Visa Price: £115
    • Priority 6 Months London Tourist Visa: £615 (£115 + £500).
    • Super Priority 6 Months London Tourist Visa: £1,115 (£115 + £1,000).
  • 2 Years London Visit Visa Price: £432
    • Priority 2 Years London Visa: £932 (£432 + £500).
    • Super Priority 2 Years London Visa: £1,432 (£432 + £1,000).
  • 5year Fee for London Visa: £771
    • Priority 5year London Visa: £1,271 (£771 + £500).
    • Super Priority 5year London Visa: £1,771 (£771 + £1,000).
  • 10 Years UK Tourist Visa Fees: £963
    • Priority 10 Years Tourist Visa: £1,463 (£963 + £500).
    • Super Priority 10 Years Tourist Visa: £1,963 (£963 + £1,000).
  • Key Points
    • Proof of sufficient funds and intent to leave required.
    • Maximum stay: 180 days per visit.
    • Processing time: ~3 weeks (subject to verification and workload).
    • Priority and Super Priority visa options are available to accelerate processing within 5 working days and by the next working day, respectively.

UK Student Visa Fees 2024

  • Student Visa (including Child Students and Dependents): £490 per applicant
    • Priority Student Visa Fees for UK: £990 (£490 + £500)
    • Super-Priority Student Visa Cost: £1,490 (£490 + £1,000)
  • IHS Fees for UK Student Visa 2024 – Immigration Health Charge (per year) effective from February 6, 2024: £776 per year for students and their dependents
  • Short-term Student (English Language) Visa (more than 6 months but not more than 11 months): £200
  • Applicants for English language courses lasting 6 months or less may opt for a standard visitor visa.

Family Visa UK Cost 2024

  • Spouse Visa UK Fees 2024: £1,846
    • Priority Spouse Visa UK Fees 2024: £2,346 (£1,846 + £500 Priority Service)
  • Dependent Joining or Accompanying: £1,846
  • Fiancé(e) Visa: £1,846
  • Parent of a British Child: £1,846
  • Adult Dependent Relative: £3,250
  • Returning Residents: £637

IHS Fees for Work Permit 2024

  • From February 6, 2024, the Immigration Health Surcharge IHS fees for work permit has increased from £624 to £1,035 per year.
  • For instance, a skilled worker applying for a three-year work visa will pay a surcharge of £3,105 plus application fees of £719, with the same amount applicable to a dependant partner.

Skilled Worker Visa UK Cost 2024

  • The Skilled Worker Visa, tailored for professionals sponsored by a UK employer, is a popular route for skilled individuals.
  • This visa category offers pathways for both shorter and longer job contracts.
  • CoS issued for 3 years or less
    • For individuals on job contracts of up to three years, the fee is £719.
    • UK skilled worker visa priority service fees: £1,219 (£719+£500)
    • Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) – 3 years work permit: £3,105 (£1,035×3 years)
  • CoS issued for over 3 years
    • If the contract exceeds three years, the application fee rises to £1,420.
    • Priority Skilled Work Visa UK Cost: £1,919 (£1,420+£500)
    • Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) – 5 years work permit: £5,175 (£1,035×5 years)
  • Job on the Immigration Salary List (aka Shortage Occupation List)
    • £551 for contracts up to three years
    • £1,084 for those extending beyond three years
  • Standard processing time for work visa is 3 weeks.
  • The Priority Service, which guarantees processing within one week, incurs an extra charge of £500.
  • The Super Priority option ensures processing by the end of the next working day at a cost of £1,000.

Health and Care Visa Fees 2024

  • The Health and Care Visa, available in 2024, is specifically tailored for healthcare professionals looking to work in the UK.
  • It offers the advantage of reduced application fees and expedited processing times, making it an attractive option for medical staff.
  • For visa durations up to three years, the application fee is set at £284.
  • For those applying for periods exceeding three years, the fee is £551.
  • Applicants seeking quicker decision times can opt for the priority service, which processes visas within one week for an additional fee of £500.
UK Visa Fees 2024 Visit, Tourist, Work, Student, Spouse
Uk Visa Fees 2024: Breakdown For Visitor, Student, Spouse, Skilled Worker, And Priority Services.

2. Application Fees for Visas Made Outside the UK


Visas and Applications Made Outside the UKUK Visa Fee from 10 April 2024
Visit visa – short up to 6 months£115
Visit visa – long up to 2 years£432
Visit visa – long up to 5 years£771
Visit visa – long up to 10 years£963
Visiting academic – more than 6 months but no more than 12 months£200
Private medical treatment visa – more than 6 months but not more than 11 months£200
Transit visa (direct airside transit)£35
Transit visit visa (landside transit)£64
Visa for the purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft£64
Single-entry visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)£154
Certificate of Entitlement to Right of Abode (outside the UK)£550
Transfer of Conditions (Vignette Transfer) application made overseas£154
Other visa£637
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months – main applicant and dependants£180
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years – main applicant and dependants£250
Route to Settlement£1,846
Route to Settlement – other dependant relative£3,250
Route to Settlement – refugee dependant relative£404
Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of an HM Armed Forces service leaver or a member of HM Armed Forces under Appendix HM Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules£2,885
Indefinite leave to enter the UK as an HM Armed Forces service leaver or a member of HM Armed Forces under Appendix HM Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules£2,885
Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour) – service of consular officers£142
Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents – consular functions£141
Administrative review£80
Electronic travel authorisation (ETA)£10
Indefinite leave to enter the UK as a victim of domestic abuse and dependant children under Appendix Victim of Domestic Abuse to the Immigration Rules£2,885
UK Visa Fee from 10 April 2024

3. UK Embassy Fees for Work Permit 2024


For those seeking employment opportunities in the UK, understanding the cost structure of work permits is vital. The UK offers a range of work visas in 2024, catering to skilled workers, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, and more. Each visa category has specific fees, reflecting the diverse workforce the UK attracts.

UK Work Visa Fees 2024 for Applications Made Outside the UK

Fees CategoryUK Work Visa Fees from 10 April 2024
Innovator Founder and Start-up
Innovator Founder – main applicant and dependants£1,191
Endorsement fee under Innovator Founder route (payable to endorsing body) excluding VAT£1,000
Contact point meeting fees with endorsing body under Innovator Founder route (payable to endorsing body directly) excluding VAT£500
Start-up – main applicant and dependants£435
Global Talent
Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application£524
Main applicant – where Approval Letter is required£192
Main applicant – where Approval Letter is not required£716
Dependants only£716
Tier 1 Route
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependants only£716
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – dependants only£1,191
Tier 1 (Investor) – main applicant and dependants£1,884
Skilled Worker
Where a certificate of sponsorship for skilled worker is issued for 3 years or less – main applicant and dependants£719
Where a sponsorship certificate (CoS) exceeds three years – for both the main applicant and dependents.£1,420
Skilled Worker: Job on the Immigration Salary List
Where certificate of sponsorship is issued for 3 years or less – main applicant and dependants£551
Where a sponsorship certificate exceeds three years – for both the main applicant and dependents.£1,084
UK Health and Care Visa
Where CoS has been issued for 3 years or less – main applicant and dependants£284
Where CoS has been issued for over 3 years – main applicant and dependants£551
International Sportsperson
Where a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) has been issued for 12 months or less – main applicant and dependants£298
Where a sponsorship certificate (CoS) exceeds 12 months – for both the main applicant and dependents.£719
Global Business Mobility
Senior or Specialist Worker – up to 3 years – main applicant and dependants£719
Senior or Specialist Worker – more than 3 years – main applicant and dependants£1,420
Graduate Trainee – main applicant and dependants£298
Service Supplier – main applicant and dependants£298
UK Expansion Worker – main applicant and dependants£298
Secondment Worker – main applicant and dependants£298
Other Work Routes
Scale-up – main applicant and dependants£822
High Potential Individual – main applicant and dependants£822
T2 Minister of Religion – main applicant and dependants£719
Temporary Work – Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative Worker, International Agreement, Government Authorised Exchange and Youth Mobility Scheme – main applicant and dependants£298
Representative of an overseas business – main applicant and dependants£719
UK Work Visa Fees 2024 for Applications Made Outside the UK

4. Optional Premium Services Outside the UK


Optional Premium Services Outside the UKFee from 10 April 2024
Priority Visa service – Settlement£500
Priority Visa service – Non-Settlement£500
Super Priority Visa service£1,000
User Pays Visa Application service£76.50
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
Telephone Helpline (per minute)£0.69
Optional Premium Services Outside the UK

5. FAQs: Navigating UK Visa Fees 2024


  1. How much is visa fee for UK?

    The visa fee depends on the type of the application. The charges for 6 months visit visa are £115. The cost of student and spouse visa applications is £490 and £1,846, respectively. The applications charges for skilled worker visa up to 3 years are £719.

  2. How much is priority visa UK?

    The price of 5 day priority service is £500. The cost of super priority service is £1,000, which enables processing by the end of next working day.

  3. How much student visa fee for UK?

    The application fee is £490. IHS fees for UK student visa is £776 per year. The charges are same for child students and dependents.

  4. How much does a UK spouse visa cost?

    Cost of standard application is £1,846. Spouse priority visa charges are £2,346.

  5. How much is UK visa fees for child under 5 years?

    The UK visa fees for child under 5 Years for 6 Months, 2 Years, 5 Years, 10 Years standard visitor visa are £115, £432, £771, £963, respectively.

  6. How much does work permit cost?

    The cost of work permit depends on the type of visa. In 2024, the UK skilled worker visa fees for 3 years are £719. The cost of work permit for more than 3 years are £1,420. In addition, to the application fees, applicants also need to pay £1,035 per year for IHS Fees for Work Permit.

  7. How much is dependent visa fees for UK?

    The fees for dependents and the main applicants are same for all types of applications.

  8. How much money do I need to sponsor a visitor to UK?

    The Immigration Rules, Appendix V for Visitors, does not specify any amount to sponsor a visitor. The sponsor should be able to provide adequate maintenance and accommodation to the visitor without recourse to public funds.

  9. Can I get a refund if my UK visa application is denied?

    Visa application fees are generally non-refundable, even if the application is denied.


This FAQ section aims to address common queries about UK visa application fees in 2024, helping applicants understand the financial requirements for their visa applications. For more information about application charges, explore UK Government Visa Regulations.