From 1 September 2010, reconsideration fee of £100 to be introduced
19th July 2010: You will have to pay more for reconsideration of naturalisation and British citizenship that have been refused.
The UK Border Agency has asserted: From 1 September 2010, we will introduce a fee of £100 to reconsider applications for naturalisation and British citizenship that have been refused.
Regulation 33 of the Immigration and Nationality (Cost Recovery Fees) Regulations 2010, which came into force on 6 April 2010, gave the Secretary of State the power to charge £100 for the reconsideration of an application for naturalisation or registration as a British citizen that had previously been refused.
From 1 September 2010, all requests for the reconsideration of these applications must be accompanied by a fee of £100. Applications that are not accompanied by the appropriate fee will be deemed invalid and will be returned.
If the original decision taken on your application is upheld, the £100 fee will be retained to cover administrative costs. However, if the original decision made on your application is considered incorrect and your application is then approved, £80 will be retained to cover the cost of the citizenship ceremony (if applicable) and £20 will be refunded to you.