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UK Visa Fees to Rise from October 2023

The Home Office has announced a raise in fees for certain UK visa and nationality applications to come into effect from October 2023.

For urgent help and assistance with your visa or immigration application, including fast-track application packages and consultations, contact us on 0333 305 9375 or reach out to us online today.

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Application Fees to Increase

The Home Office has announced an increase in fees for numerous UK visa and nationality applications.

These include common categories such as visitor visas, work visas and indefinite leave to remain.

If approved in parliament, the new fees will come into effect from 4 October 2023.

In the announcement detailing the chances, the Home Office has stated the following:

“Income from fees charged plays a vital role in the Home Office’s ability to run a sustainable immigration and nationality system.

Careful consideration is given when setting fees to help reduce the funding contribution from British taxpayers, whilst continuing to provide a service that remains attractive to those wishing to work in the UK and support broader prosperity for all.”

Some of the most pertinent fee increases for the most popular application categories have been listed below. The full list of visa fee increases can be found on the Home Office website.

Work Visa Applications Made Outside of the UK

CategoryOld FeeNew Fee from 4 October 2023
Innovator Founder£1,036£1,191
Start-up£378£435
Global Talent (where Approval Letter is required for main applicant)£167£192
Global Talent (where Approval Letter is not required for main applicant)£623£716
Skilled worker with a certificate of sponsorship lasting three years or less£625£719
Skilled worker with a certificate of sponsorship lasting over three years£1,235£1,420
Health and Care with a certificate of sponsorship lasting three years or less£247£284
Health and Care with a certificate of sponsorship lasting over three years£479£551
T2 Minister of Religion£625£719
Temporary Work (Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative Worker, International Agreement, Government Authorised Exchange and Youth Mobility Scheme)£259£298
Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker (up to 3 years)£625£719
Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker (over 3 years)£1,235£1,420
Other Global Business Mobility£259£298
Scale-up£715£822
High Potential Individual£715£822

Work Visa Applications Made Inside of the UK

CategoryOld FeeNew Fee from 4 October 2023
Innovator Founder£1,292£1,486
Start-up£508£584
Global Talent (where Approval Letter is required for main applicant)£167£192
Global Talent (where Approval Letter is not required for main applicant)£623£716
Graduate£715£822
Skilled worker with a certificate of sponsorship lasting three years or less£719£827
Skilled worker with a certificate of sponsorship lasting over three years£1,423£1,500
Health and Care with a certificate of sponsorship lasting three years or less£247£284
Health and Care with a certificate of sponsorship lasting over three years£479£551
T2 Minister of Religion£719£827
Temporary Work (Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative Worker, International Agreement, Government Authorised Exchange and Youth Mobility Scheme)£259£298
Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker (up to 3 years)£719£827
Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker (over 3 years)£1,423£1,500
Other Global Business Mobility£259£298
Scale-up£715£822
High Potential Individual£715£822

Nationality

CategoryOld FeeNew Fee from 4 October 2023
Naturalisation (British citizenship)£1,250£1,500
Nationality registration as a British citizen (adult)£1,126£1,351
Nationality registration as a British citizen (child)£1,012£1,214

Study Visa Applications Made Outside of the UK

CategoryOld FeeNew Fee from 4 October 2023
Student£363£490
Child Student£363£490

Other Applications Made Outside of the UK

CategoryOld FeeNew Fee from 4 October 2023
Visit visa (up to 6 months)£100£115
Visit visa (up to 2 years)£376£400
Visit visa (up to 5 years)£670£771
Visit visa (up to 10 years)£837£963
Route to settlement£1,538£1,846
Route to settlement – refugee dependant relative£388£404
Other visa£531£637

Other Applications Made Inside the UK

CategoryOld FeeNew Fee from 4 October 2023
Indefinite leave to remain£2,404£2,885
Leave to enter for persons in the UK liable to immigration detention£1,048£1,258
Travel Document – Convention travel document (adult)£75£82
Travel Document – Convention travel document (child)£49£53

How Can IAS Help?

If you require urgent or priority assistance with your UK visa or nationality application, including if you wish to submit an application before the new fees come into effect, IAS can help.

We offer a range of services and packages aimed at those who require immediate assistance. This includes our Fast-Track Application Package, which is the perfect solution for when speed is a priority. IAS’ immigration lawyers will work closely with you to ensure that your application is completed to the highest standard possible in a short period of time, sometimes even as little as 24 hours.

Alternatively, our Document and Application Checking services can be crucial in ensuring last-minute peace of mind just before you’re about to submit your application.

We also offer a range of advice and consultation services for if you need to talk one-to-one with a lawyer about your personal immigration case.

For more information about the services we provide and what we can do to help your case today, reach out to us on 0333 305 9375 or contact us online today.

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