UK Visa Application Fees

If you are applying for a UK Visa then below is a list of all the UK Visa Application fees charged by the Home Office, including the fees for British citizenship applications.

Home Office Immigration & Nationality Charges 2015/16

Fees categoryCurrent Fee 2014/15New fee From 6 April 2015/16Fee Change
Visas / applications made outside the UK
Visit visa < 6 months£83£85£2
Visit visa < 2 years£300£324£24
Visit visa < 5 years£544£588£44
Visit visa <10 years£737£737£0
Visiting academic – more than 6 months but no more than 12 months£83£162£79
Private medical treatment visa – more than 6 months but not more than 11 months (overseas)£289£162-£127
Short term student visa (up to 6 months)n/a£85n/a
Short term student child (up to 6 months)n/a£85n/a
Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months£150£162£12
Parent of a child at school (Up to 12 months)£300£324£24
Settlement (overseas)£885£956£71
Settlement – other dependant relative£1,982£2,141£159
Settlement – refugee dependant relative£378£592£214
Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules.
£1,093
£1,500
£407
Certificate of entitlement (overseas)£289£324£35
Other visa£289£324£35
Transit visa – (direct airside transit)£30£30£0
Transit visit visa (landside transit)£54£56£2
Vignette transfer (overseas)£109£122£13
Representative of an overseas business & media organisation(overseas)£514£535£21
Call out/ out of hours fee£130£130£0
Single-entry visa to replace BRP (overseas)£72£81£9
Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents£115£115£0
Points based system – applications made outside the UK
Tier 1 entrepreneur (overseas) [note 1]£874£944£70
Tier 1 investor (overseas)£874£1,500£626
Tier 1 exceptional talent – initial application (overseas) [note 1]£437£281-£156
Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 exceptional talent£437£281-£156
Tier 1 exceptional talent – subsequent application (overseas)£874£562-£312
Tier 1 exceptional talent – dependants (overseas)£874£562-£312
Tier 1 general (overseas) dependant£874£944£70
Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur (overseas) [note 1]£310£335£25
Tier 1 post-study work (overseas) dependant£518£559£41
Dependant of a student under paragraphs 76-81 of the immigration rules (overseas)£310£322£12
Note 1: a Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 may apply for certain main applicants applying under this route.
Fees categoryCurrent Fee
2014/15
New fee
From 6
April
2015/16
Fee
Change
Points based system – applications madVisas / applications made outside the UKe outside the UK
Tier 2 general, ICT – long term staff, sport & MoR (overseas), where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less [note 1] [note 4]£514£564£50
Tier 2 ICT – short term staff, graduate trainee & skills transfer (overseas) [note 1] [note 4]£428£445£17
Tier 2 general, ICT – long term staff (overseas) where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years [note 1] [note 4]£1,028£1,128£100
Tier 2 shortage occupation (overseas) where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less
[note 1]
£428£428£0
Tier 2 shortage occupation (overseas) where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years [note 1]£856£856£0
Tier 4 (overseas)£310£322£12
Tier 5 (overseas) [note 1]£208£225£17
Optional Premium Services outside the UK
Priority visa service – settlement£300£360£60
Priority visa service – non-settlement£100£120£20
Super priority visa service£600£600£0
User-pay visa application centre£59£59£0
Passport pass-back£40£40£0
Prime-time visa application centre appointment£50£50£0
International Contact Centre: Webchat (per 10 minute session)£4.00£4.00£0
International contact centre – Helpline (per minute)£1.37£1.37£0
Optional Premium Services in the UK
Application in person (premium service centre) includes the £100 appointment booking fee£400£400£0
Appointment booking fee (premium service centre)£100£100£0
Priority postal service£300£300£0
Super premium service£6,000£7,000£1,000
Application in person (super premium service)£400£400£0
Discretionary sevices at the border
Registered Traveller – yearly subscription£50£50£0
Registered Traveller – registration of documents£20£20£0
Fast Track – Heathrow terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4£3.60£3.60£0
Fast Track – Othern/a£3n/a
Applications made in the UK
Indefinite leave to remain£1,093£1,500£407
Leave to Remain – Other£601£649£48
Leave to enter for persons in the UK who have been granted temporary admission/release under para 21 or 22 of Schedule 1 to the Immigration Act 1971n/a£649n/a
Note 1: a Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 may apply for certain main applicants applying under this route.
Note 4: ICT: Intra Company Transfer / MOR: Minister of Religion.
    
Fees categoryCurrent Fee
2014/15
New fee
From 6
April
2015/16
Fee
Change
Visas / Applications made outside the UK
TOC or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status – limited leave to remain (in country)£107£183£76
TOC or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status – indefinite leave to remain (in country)£104£260£156
Biometric residence permit (BRP) / replacement BRP£40£45£5
In country biometric enrolment£19.20£19.20£0
Certificate of travel – adult£246£382£136
Certificate of travel – child£157£244£87
Convention travel document – adult£69£72£3
Convention travel document – child£46£46£0
Retired person of independent means£1,093£1,224£131
Representative of an overseas business & media organisation (in country)£1,093£651-£442
European residence document (registration certificate, document certifying permanent residence, residence card, accession resident card, derivative residence card, permanent residence card)£55£65£10
Work permit technical changes£22£25£3
Naturalisation [note 2]£906£1,005£99
Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens£661£740£79
Nationality registration – adult [note 2]£823£913£90
Nationality registration – child [note 3]£669£749£80
The arrangement of a citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony).£80£80£0
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£5£0
Nationality registration – British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons – adult£595£666£71
Nationality registration – British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons – child£536£599£63
Renunciation of nationality£144£223£79
Certificate of entitlement – In country (right of abode)£144£223£79
Nationality review£80£80£0
Status letter£85£162£77
Non-acquisition letter£85£162£77
Nationality correction to certificate£85£162£77
Life in the UK test£50£50£0
Administrative review£80£80£0
Note 2: the citizenship ceremony fee of £80 has been added to the application fee
Note 3: 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.
    
Fees categoryCurrent Fee
2014/15
New fee
From 6
April
2015/16
Fee
Change
Points based system – applications Visas / applications made outside the UK
Tier 1 general (in country) dependant£1,607£1,736£129
Tier 1 entrepreneur (in country) [note 1]£1,093£1,180£87
Tier 1 investor (in country)£1,093£1,500£407
Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur (in country) [note 1]£422£456£34
Tier 1 exceptional talent – initial applcation (in country) [note 1]£656£281-£375
Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 exceptional talent£437£281-£156
Tier 1 exceptional talent extension (in country) [note 1]£1,093£562-£531
Tier 1 exceptional talent dependant (in country)£1,093£562-£531
Tier 2 general, ICT – long term staff, sport & MoR (in country) where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less [note 1] [note 4]£601£651£50
Tier 2 ICT – short term staff, graduate trainee & skills transfer (in country) [note 1] [note 4]£428£445£17
Tier 2 general, ICT long term (in country) where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years [note 1]£1,202£1,302£100
Tier 2 shortage occupation (in country) where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less
[note 1]
£428£428£0
Tier 2 shortage occupation (in country) where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years [note 1]£856£856£0
Tier 4 (in country)£422£439£17
Tier 4 permission to change sponsor [note 5]£160£179£19
Tier 5 (in country) [note 1]£208£225£17
Points based system – sponsorship
Premium sponsor scheme – Tiers 2 & 5 (large sponsor)£25,000£25,000£0
Premium sponsor scheme – Tiers 2 & 5 (small sponsor)£8,000£8,000£0
Premium sponsor scheme – Tier 4£8,000£8,000£0
Tier 2 large sponsor licence£1,476£1,476£0
Tier 2 small sponsor licence£536£536£0
Tier 4 sponsor licence£536£536£0
Tier 5 sponsor licence£536£536£0
Add Tier 2 to an existing Tier 4 &/or Tier 5 licence (large sponsor)£940£940£0
Tier 4 sponsor status£536£536£0
Sponsor action plan£1,476£1,476£0
Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (COS)£184£199£15
Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship (COS)£14£21£7
Tier 4 Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS)£14£21£7
Note 1: a Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 may apply for certain main applicants applying under this route.
Note 4: ICT: Intra Company Transfer / MOR: Minister of Religion.
Note 5: applies only where current leave was granted under the rules in place between 31/3/2009 and 4/10/2009