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New immigration and nationality fees

01 Mar 2016

Confirmation of new application and service fees announced by UK Visas and Immigration.


In January, the Home Office introduced legislation to set the maximum amounts it can charge for visa, immigration and nationality applications over the next 4 years. This legislation is now in force.

The new legislation will come into effect on 18 March (6 April for the Isle of Man).

The main changes are:

  • visas linked most closely to economic growth, such as those offered to workers and students, will be increased by 2%

  • a 2% increase will apply to all visit visas to help maintain the UK’s position as one of the world’s top tourist destinations

  • an increase of up to 25% will apply to settlement, residence and nationality fees, as these routes deliver the most benefits to successful applicants

  • an increase of up to 33% for optional premium services offered by the Home Office such as the super premium service and priority visa services overseas


Fees for all sponsorship categories will be held at the current rates.

The list of the new fees can be found in the fees table.


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If you have any questions regarding this change by UKVI, or are concerned about your application through BPA, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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