On September 15, 2023, the UK Home Office announced changes to certain visa application fees, the new fees will take effect on October 4. In this blog, we'll break down the key modifications and their impact on various visa categories.
Have there been any modifications to the Immigration Health Surcharge fee?
It is worth noting that this price increase does not include the IHS immigration medical surcharge. The Home Office has stated that they will issue an official announcement during the late autumn period.
Which visa categories will experience fee increases?
The changes will include:
- Visit application fees for up to 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years.
- Application fee for indefinite leave to enter and indefinite leave to remain.
- Student visa application fees
- Various work visa fees for in-country and out-country applications.
- Visa fees to Register and Naturalise as a British Citizen.
- Super Priority Service Visa Fees for in-country and out-country applications
- Fees in relation to certificates of sponsorship (COS) and confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS).
Here's a closer look at the fee alterations for different visa categories:
- Visit visa (6 months) – increase from £100 to £115
- Skilled Worker visa – increase from £625 to £719
- Skilled Worker visa – increase from £719 to £827
- Innovator Founder visa (out country) – increase from £1,036 to £1,191
- Innovator Founder visa (in country) – increase from £1,292 to £1,486
- High Potential Individual visa – increase from £715 to £822
- UK Expansion Worker visa – increase from £259 to £298
- Global Talent visa – increase from £623 to £716
- Scale-up visa – increase from £715 to £822
- Student visa – increase from £363 to £490
- Graduate visa – increase from £715 to £822
- Indefinite leave to remain – increase from £2,404 to £2,885
- Naturalisation as a British citizen – increase from £1,250 to £1,500
- Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) – increase from £199 to £239
- Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) – increase from £21 to £25
Given these imminent changes, it's strongly recommended that individuals in the UK or abroad with visa requirements consider submitting their applications prior to October 4th to avoid the upcoming fee hikes.
Stay informed, plan ahead, and ensure your visa applications align with the new fee structures to avoid any financial surprises.
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