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 category
Current Fee New fee Fee
2014/15 From 6 Change
April
2015/16
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 £85 n/a
Short term student child (up to 6 months) n/a £85 n/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
£1,093
£1,500
£407
Immigration Rules.
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 category Current 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 – Other n/a £3 n/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 1971 n/a £649 n/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 category Current 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 category Current 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

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