Home Office increases fees for settlement, residence and nationality by 25 percent


The UK government has announced that fees for settlement, residence and nationality will increase by 25% while those for visit, study and work visas will increase by 2%.

For instance, the Entry clearance as a visitor for a period of six months or less will be increased from £85 to £87.

Extension of Leave to remain in the UK as a visitor will be increased from £649 to £811.

familyHome Office said the increases will allow them to reduce taxpayer contributions towards the border, immigration and citizenship system and ensure that by 2019–2020 the system is self funded by those who use it.

While targeted increases have been applied to premium services, such as the priority visa service, fees for all sponsorship categories will stay at the current rates.

Click here to see the new fees for applications.


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