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How much is the Home Office fee?

The Home Office fee depends on the type of application you are making and your personal circumstances.

The fees can vary from £180 for a British National Overseas Visa to £2,389 for an application for indefinite leave to remain.

Call 0333 305 9375 for an immediate discussion about your visa application. Our expert immigration lawyers are ready to assist you with your case.

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    Complete guide to the Home Office fee 2021/2022

    The tables below outline all Home Office fees for the year 2021/ 2022. How much you must pay depends on your application, where you are applying from, and whether you choose a premium level service.

    The fees can broadly be divided into separate categories.

    Home Office fees

    • Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) and leave to remain fees
    • Naturalisation and British citizenship fees
    • Work visa fees
    • Premium service fees
    • Student visa fees
    • Sponsorship fees
    • Other visas and service fees

    It should be noted that the Home Office fees are not reflective of the administrative cost. In fact, they charge a fee that can be up to three times the processing cost.

    The issue of Home Office fees is a controversial one and there have been calls for the agency to lower the price in line with administrative costs so that applicants are not disadvantaged by the high costs.

    As well as the Home Office application fee, the majority of applicants must also pay the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge.

    There are a large number of UK visas available to eligible candidates who wish to come to live or work in the UK.

    If you are seeking expert advice on the best route for you, contact IAS on 0333 305 9375 for a confidential discussion about your case.

    For further information on what each visa category pertains to and who is eligible to apply, explore our types of UK visa page.

    Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) and leave to remain fees

    Application Type Fees
    Indefinite leave to remain (main applicants + any dependents) £2,389
    Same-day indefinite leave to remain application £3,819
    Leave to remain £1,033
    Leave to remain 5-day priority application £1,533
    Super priority leave to remain £1,833

    Naturalisation and British citizenship fees

    Application Type Fees
    Naturalisation (including citizenship ceremony fee) £1,330
    Naturalisation British overseas territory citizen £1,000
    Nationality registration as a British citizen (including citizenship ceremony) (adult) £1,206
    Nationality registration as a British citizen (child) £1,012
    Citizenship ceremony fee £80
    Administration of a citizenship oath (or oath and pledge) £5
    Nationality registration for British overseas territory citizen (adult) £901
    Nationality registration for British overseas territory citizen (child) £810
    Renunciation of nationality £372
    Certificate of entitlement £372
    Nationality review £372
    Status letter £250
    Non-acquisition letter £250
    Nationality correction to certificate £25-
    Nationality – supply of a certified copy of a certificate or declaration £250

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      Work visa fees

      Application Type Fees
      Innovator (main applicant + any dependents) £1,277
      Start-Up (main applicant + any dependents) £493
      Global Talent (initial application) £152
      Global Talent (extension) £608
      Global Talent (dependent) £608
      Global Talent (endorsement letter from an approved organisation) £456
      Business Development and Investment Visas
      Entrepreneur (main applicant and dependents) £1,277
      Graduate Entrepreneur (dependents only) £493
      Investor (main applicants and dependents) £1,623
      Exceptional Talent (dependents only) £493
      Skilled Worker Visa
      Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) issued for 3 years or less (main applicant and dependents) £704
      CoS issued for more than 3 years (main applicant and any dependents) £1,408
      Skilled Worker (Shortage Occupation)
      CoS issued for 3 years or less (main applicant and any dependents) £464
      CoS issued for more than 3 years (main applicant and any dependents) £928
      Skilled Worker (Health and Care Visa)
      CoS issued for 3 years or less (main applicant and any dependents) £232
      CoS issued for more than 3 years (main applicant and any dependents) £464
      Skilled Worker (Health and Care Visa) (Shortage Occupation)
      CoS issued for 3 years or less (main applicant and any dependents) £232
      CoS issued for more than 3 years (main applicant and any dependents) £464
      Intra-Company Transfer, Sportsperson, and Minister of Religion
      CoS issued for 3 years or less (main applicant and any dependents) £704
      CoS issued for more than 3 years (main applicant and any dependents) £1,408
      Intra-Company Transfer (Graduate Trainee) (main applicant and any dependents) £482
      Temporary Worker Visa
      Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting Worker, International Agreement Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker – main applicant and dependants £244

       

      Premium service fees

      Application Type Fees
      Super priority service £800
      Priority service £500
      On-demand service (mobile biometric enrolment) £650
      Premium status checks and advice (per minute) (Administrative Officer) £.80
      Premium status checks, advice, or training (per minute) (Higher Executive Officer £1.23

       

      Student Visa fees

      Application Type Fees
      Student (main applicant and any dependents) (application made outside the UK) £348
      Child student (application made outside the UK) £348

      Sponsorship fees

      Application Type Fees
      Premium Sponsor Service (12 months)
      Worker sponsor and temporary worker sponsor (large sponsors) £25,000
      Worker sponsor and temporary worker sponsor (small sponsors) £8,000
      Student sponsors £8,000
      Expedited processing
      Expedited processing of a sponsorship management request made by a worker sponsor or temporary worker sponsor £200
      Priority service for expedited processing of sponsor licence applications £500
      Licences
      Worker sponsor licence and temporary worker sponsor licence (large sponsor) £1,476
      Worker sponsor licence (small sponsor) £536
      Student sponsor licence £536
      Temporary worker sponsor licence £536
      Worker sponsor licence (large sponsor) where a sponsor currently holds a temporary worker and/or a student sponsor licence £940
      Other services
      Student sponsor basic compliance assessment £536
      Sponsor action plan £1,476
      Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for Skilled Worker, Minister of Religion, Sportsperson, Intra-Company Transfer (ICT), ICT Graduate Trainee £199
      CoS for temporary worker £21
      Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) for student or child student £21

      Other visas and services fees

      Application Type Fees
      Visitor Visa extension (main applicant and any dependents) £993
      Leave to enter for persons liable to immigration detention £1,033
      Hong Kong British National (Overseas) (30 months) £180
      Hong Kong British National (Overseas) (5 years) £250
      Retired person of independent means £1,949
      Representative of overseas business (main applicant and any dependents) £704
      Processing an application later rejected as invalid £25
      Biometric enrolment £19.20
      Transfer of Conditions (TOC) or application for a document confirming identity and immigration status (limited leave to remain) £161
      Transfer of Conditions (TOC) or application for a document confirming identity and immigration status (indefinite leave to remain) £229
      Replacement biometric residence permit (BRP)/ replacement BRP £56
      Certificate of travel (adult) £280
      Certificate of travel (child) £141
      Convention travel document (adult) £75
      Convention travel document (child) £49
      European residence document £65
      Administrative review £80
      Life in the UK test £50
      International contact centre (email service) (per query) £2.74
      International contact centre (telephone service (per minute) £0.69
      Visas and applications made outside the UK
      Visitor visa (less than 6 months) £95
      Visitor visa (less than 2 years) £361
      Visitor visa (less than 5 years) £655
      Visitor visa (less than 10 years) £822
      Private medical treatment visa (between 6-12 months) £190
      Private medical treatment visa (between 6-11 months) £190
      Transit visa (direct airside transit) £35
      Transit visit visa (landside transit) £64
      Electronic visa waiver £30
      Short-term student visa (studying English for between 6-11 months) £186

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        Immigration healthcare surcharge

        The immigration healthcare surcharge costs £624 per year. For the majority of applicants, it is possible to multiple the number of years being applied for by £624 to get the total cost.

        In the case where an individual is staying for less than a full year, the charge will be rounded up to the nearest half year.

        As well as paying the appropriate immigration fee for the relevant visa category, it is a requirement for the majority of people to pay the annual immigration healthcare surcharge (IHS).

        When applying for a UK visa, you should factor in the additional cost of this fee.

        Individuals applying for leave to enter or remain for longer than six months will normally have to pay the fee or their visa will not be approved.

        The following categories are exempt from the IHS:

        • Diplomats or members of visiting armed forces not subject to immigration control
        • Dependents of a member of the UK’s armed forces
        • Dependents of a member of another country’s armed forces exempt from immigration control
        • Applicants for a visa for the Isle of Man or Channel Islands
        • British Overseas Territory citizens resident in the Falkland Islands
        • Asylum seekers and applicants for humanitarian protection and their dependents
        • Domestic workers identified as victims of slavery or human trafficking
        • Those applying for discretionary leave to remain as the victims of domestic abuse and their dependents
        • Those claiming that being made to leave would breach the European Convention on Human Rights and their dependents

        How can IAS help?

        IAS is committed to assisting all of our clients with their immigration case, no matter how small or large your case.

        If you are in the early stages of making your immigration application, or you need some assistance with ensuring your application is at the highest standard, we are happy to assist you.

        Some of the services we provide include the following:

        • Assessing your eligibility for your chosen immigration route and making alternative recommendations where appropriate
        • Advising whether priority or super priority services are an available option for you
        • Undertaking a detail document check to ensure that you have the required documents to submit to the Home Office
        • Submitting a letter of representation to accompany your application
        • Advising on the English language requirements based on your personal circumstances
        • Assisting you in preparation for the Life in the UK test
        • Liaising with the Home Office on your behalf throughout the process

        Whether you need support with a family visa application, spouse visa, or application for British citizenship, our friendly and professional immigration lawyers will work with you to prepare the strongest possible case for the Home Office.

        As part of your consultation, we will advise on the fees required by the Home Office. We will also clearly outline our fees based on the complexity of your case.

        Call 0333 305 9375 for an immediate discussion about your case. We are available to speak over the phone or by online chat.

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