UK Visa Fees

 

Applications made outside the UK

Points Based System (PBS) Visas

Visas – Points Based System (PBS) Fees from April 2012
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur, Investor, Exceptional Talent) – Main Apps  £816
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur, Investor, Exceptional Talent) – All Dependants  £816
Tier 1 CESC (Entrepreneur, Exceptional Talent) – Main Apps  £734
Tier 1 Post Study – Dependants  £483
Tier 2 Gen, ICT- Long Term Staff, Sport & MOR – Main Apps  £480
Tier 2 Gen, ICT- Long Term Staff, Sport & MOR – All Dependants  £480
Tier 2 CESC – Main Apps  £432
Tier 2 ICT – Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee or Skills Transfer – Main Apps & All Dependants  £400
Tier 2 ICT – Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee or Skills Transfer – CESC Main Apps  £360
Tier 4 – Main Apps  £289
Tier 4 – Dependants  £289
Tier 5 Temp Work & YM  £194
Tier 5 – All Dependants  £194
Tier 5 CESC  £175

CESC = Council of Europe Social Charter reduction

Applications to the Channel Islands under Employment and Study routes attract Tier 2 & Tier 4 fees and costs respectively.

Non-Points Based System (Non-PBS) Visas

Visas – non Points Based System (Non-PBS) Fees from April 2012
Visit Visa – Short  £78
Visit Visa – Long 2 year  £270
Visit Visa – Long 5 year  £496
Visit Visa – Long 10 year  £716
Short Term Student Visa (between 6 & 11 months)  £140
Settlement Visa  £826
Settlement Visa – Dependant Relative  £1,850
Settlement Visa – Armed Forces Dependants  £810
Settlement Visa – Refugee Dependant Relative*  £458
Certificate of Entitlement  £270
Other Visa  £270
Transit Visa  £52
Media Representatives*  £480
Vignette Transfer Fee  £102
Call Out/Out of Hours Fee  £130/hr
Single Entry Visa to Replace Biometric Residence Permit Overseas  £70
Forwarding documents to Commonwealth Countries / Overseas Territories (additional fee)  £70
Handling applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries / Overseas Territories  £50

*Previously applied for under other visa category

Applications made inside the UK

Points Based System (PBS) Routes

In UK – Points Based System (PBS) Fees from April 2012
Tier 1 – Postal Main (General)  £1,500
Tier 1– Postal Dependants (General)  £750
Tier 1 – PEO Main (General)  £1,800
Tier 1– PEO Dependants (General)  £900
Tier 1 – Postal Main CESC (General)  £1,350
Tier 1 – PEO Main CESC (General)  £1,620
Tier 1 – Postal Main (Entrepreneur, Investor, Exceptional Talent)  £1,020
Tier 1– Postal Dependants (Entrepreneur, Investor, Exceptional Talent)  £510
Tier 1- Postal Main CESC (Entrepreneur, Exceptional Talent)  £918
Tier 1- PEO Main (Entrepreneur, Investor, Exceptional Talent)  £1,326
Tier 1- PEO Dependants (Entrepreneur, Exceptional Talent)  £663
Tier 1- PEO CESC Main (Entrepreneur, Exceptional Talent)  £1,193
Tier 1 – (Post Study) – Postal Dependant  £303
Tier 1 – (Post Study) – PEO Dependant  £468
Tier 1 – Transition Postal Main  £500
Tier 1 – Transition Postal Dependant  £250
Tier 1 – Transition PEO Main  £700
Tier 1 – Transition PEO Dependant  £350
Tier 1 – Graduate Entrepreneur Postal Main £700
Tier 1 – Graduate Entrepreneur CESC Postal Main  £630
Tier 1 – Graduate Entrepreneur Postal Dependant  £350
Tier 1 – Graduate Entrepreneur PEO Main  £1,000
Tier 1 – Graduate Entrepreneur PEO CESC Main  £900
Tier 1 – Graduate Entrepreneur PEO Dependant  £500
Tier 2 Gen, ICT- Long Term Staff, Sport & MOR – Postal Main  £561
Tier 2 Gen, ICT- Long Term Staff, Sport & MOR – Postal All Dependants  £281
Tier 2 Gen, ICT- Long Term Staff, Sport & MOR – Postal CESC Main  £505
Tier 2 Gen, ICT- Long Term Staff, Sport & MOR – PEO Main  £867
Tier 2 Gen, ICT- Long Term Staff, Sport & MOR – PEO All Dependants  £434
Tier 2 Gen, ICT- Long Term Staff, Sport & MOR – PEO CESC Main  £780
Tier 2 – Postal Main (ICT – Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee or Skills Transfer)  £400
Tier 2 – Postal All Dependants (ICT – Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee or Skills Transfer)  £200
Tier 2 – Postal CESC Main (ICT – Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee or Skills Transfer)  £360
Tier 2 – PEO Main (ICT – Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee or Skills Transfer)  £700
Tier 2 – PEO All Dependants (ICT – Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee or Skills Transfer)  £350
Tier 2 – PEO CESC Main (ICT – Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee or Skills Transfer)  £630
Tier 4 – Postal Main  £394
Tier 4 – Postal Dependant  £197
Tier 4 – PEO Main  £716
Tier 4 – PEO Dependant  £358
Tier 5 – Postal Main  £194
Tier 5 – Postal All Dependants  £97
Tier 5 – Postal CESC Main  £175
Tier 5 – PEO Main  £661
Tier 5 – PEO All Dependants  £330
Tier 5 – PEO CESC Main  £595
In UK – Points Based System (PBS) (continued) Fees from April 2012
PBS Dependants Applying Separately – Postal  £561
PBS Dependants Applying Separately – PEO  £867
Tier 4 – Permission to Change Sponsor *  £160

CESC = Council of Europe Social Charter reduction

PEO = Public Enquiry Office, ICT = Intra Company Transfer

* For migrants that applied to UKBA for permission to study from 31 March 2009 to 4 October 2009.

Postal means – Postal or Online applications where online application is available.

Non-Points Based System (Non-PBS) Routes

In UK – Non Points Based System (Non-PBS) Fees from April 2012
ILR Postal Main  £991
ILR Postal All Dependants  £496
ILR Postal CESC Main  £893
ILR PEO Main  £1,377
ILR PEO All Dependants  £689
ILR PEO CESC Main  £1,239
ILR Dependant Relative Postal  £1,850
ILR Dependant Relative PEO  £2,258
LTR Other Postal Main  £561
LTR Other Postal Dependant  £281
LTR Other PEO Main  £867
LTR Other PEO Dependant  £434
Transfer of Conditions Postal Main  £220
Transfer of Conditions Postal Dependant £110
Transfer of Conditions PEO Main  £661
Transfer of Conditions PEO Dependant  £331
Travel Documents Adult (Certificate of travel – CoT)  £238
Travel Documents Adult (Convention travel document – CTD)  £72.50*
Travel Documents Child (Certificate of travel – CoT)  £149
Travel Documents Child Convention travel document – CTD)  £46*
Enrolment of biometrics  £19.20
Replacement Biometric Residence Permit  £37
Mobile Case working (Premium+)  £6,000 + PEO fee
Call Out/Out of Hours Fee  £130/hr
Work Permit Technical Changes  £22
Residual FLR IED Postal – Main  £561
Residual FLR IED Postal – Dependants  £281
Residual FLR IED PEO – Main  £867
Residual FLR IED PEO – Dependants  £434
Sole Representatives Postal – Main  £1,020
Sole Representatives Postal – Dependants  £510
Employment LTR outside PBS Postal  £561
Employment LTR outside PBS Postal Dependant  £281
Employment LTR outside PBS PEO  £867
Employment LTR outside PBS PEO Dependant  £434

CESC = Council of Europe Social Charter reduction, PEO = Public Enquiry Office

LTR = Leave to Remain, ILR = Indefinite Leave to Remain

* New fee is payable from 1 October 2012

Postal means – Postal or Online applications where online application is available.

Nationality applications

Nationality Fees from April 2012
Naturalisation (UK Citizenship) Single *  £851
Naturalisation (UK Citizenship) Joint *  £1,317
Naturalisation (UK Citizenship) Spouse *  £851
Nationality Registration Adult *  £631
Nationality Registration Minor ** £551
Nationality Registration Multiple Minor Main ** £827
Nationality Registration Multiple Minor Dependant **  £276
Renunciation of Nationality  £229
Nationality Reissued Certificate  £88
Nationality Right of Abode  £165
Nationality Reconsiderations  £80
Status Letter (Nationality)  £88
Non-Acquisition Letter (Nationality)  £88
Nationality Correction to Certificate  £88

* Additional £80 per applicant is included to cover the ceremony fee.

** 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.

Points Based System (PBS) sponsorship products

Points Based System (PBS) Sponsorship Fees from April 2012
Premium Scheme – Large Enterprises   £25,000
Premium Scheme – SMEs   £8,000
Tier 2 Large Sponsor Licence   £1,500
Tier 2 Small Sponsor Licence   £500
Tier 4 Sponsor Licence   £500
Tier 5 Sponsor Licence   £500
Tier 2, Tier 4 &/or Tier 5 Licence (where sponsor currently holds T4 or T5 licence)   £1,000
Highly Trusted Sponsor   £500
Sponsor Action Plan   £1,500
Tier 2 COS   £179
Tier 5 COS   £13
Tier 4 CAS   £13

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