UK Immigration Update – 2017/2018 Home Office Fees Announced

April 4, 2017 All, UK
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UK Immigration Update – 2017/2018 Home Office Fees Announced

Following legislation laid in Parliament today, changes to Immigration, Visa and Nationality fees are set to come into effect on 6 April 2017. Ferguson Snell identify the significant changes to…

Following legislation laid in Parliament today, changes to Immigration, Visa and Nationality fees are set to come into effect on 6 April 2017.

Ferguson Snell identify the significant changes to be:

  • Fees for visitors, full-time students and workers, which will be restricted to a 2% increase in line with the government’s inflation target;
  • Application fees for British Citizens applying for registration and naturalisation to increase by 4%;
  • Settlement and indefinite leave to remain application fees to increase by up to 22.5%;
  • All premium services (excluding sponsorship premium services) to increase by up to 23%.

We have set out below a summary of the proposed charges from 6 April 2017 which will be of interest to Ferguson Snell’s clients.

 

Home Office Immigration, Visa and Nationality Proposed Fees 2017/2018
Visas / applications made outside the UK
Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2017
Visit visa < 6 months £87 £89
Visit visa < 2 years £330 £337
Visit visa < 5 years £600 £612
Visit visa <10 years £752 £767
Settlement £1,195 £1,464
Settlement – other dependant relative £2,676 £3,250
 
Points based system – applications made outside the UK
Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2017
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £963 £982
Tier 1 (Investor) £1,530 £1,561
Tier 1 (General) – dependant £963 £982
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) £342 £349
Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) – Long Term Staff, (Sportsperson) & (Minister of Religion), where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less £575 £587
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee, and Skills Transfer £454 £463
Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) – Long Term Staff, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years £1,151 £1,174
Tier 5 £230 £235
 
Optional Premium Services outside the UK
Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2017
Priority visa service – settlement £450 £551
Priority visa service – non-settlement £150 £184
Super priority visa service £750 £919
Passport pass-back £42 £51
 
Applications made in the UK
Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2017
Indefinite leave to remain £1,875 £2,297
Leave to remain – Other £811 £993
European residence document (registration certificate, document certifying permanent residence, residence card, accession resident card, derivative residence card, permanent residence card) £65 £65
Naturalisation £1,236 £1,282
Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult £1,121 £1,163
Nationality registration as a British citizen – child £936 £973
The arrangement of a citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony). £80 £80
Life in the UK test £50 £50
 
Points based system – applications made in the UK
Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2017
Tier 1 (General) – dependant £1,771 £1,806
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £1,204 £1,228
Tier 1 (Investor) £1,530 £1,561
Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) – Long Term Staff, (Sportsperson) & (Minister of Religion), where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less £664 £677
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Short Term Staff, Graduate Trainee, and Skills Transfer (dependants only) £454 £463
Tier 2 (General), (Intra-Company Transfer) – Long Term Staff, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years £1,328 £1,354
Tier 5 £230 £235
Points based system – sponsorship
Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2017
Premium sponsor scheme – Tiers 2 & 5 (large sponsor) £25,000 £25,000
Premium sponsor scheme – Tiers 2 & 5 (small sponsor) £8,000 £8,000
Premium Change of Circumstances £200 £200
Tier 2 large sponsor licence (may also include Tier 4 and/or Tier 5) £1,476 £1,476
Tier 2 small sponsor licence (may also include Tier 4 and/or Tier 5 ) £536 £536
Tier 5 sponsor licence £536 £536
Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) £199 £199
Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) £21 £21
Optional Premium Services in the UK
Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2017
Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) £400 £490
Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) – appointment booking fee £100 £100
Expedited processing of an application (premium service centre) – outside office hours fee £63 £75
Priority service £375 £459
Super premium service £8,750 £10,500
Application in person (super premium and mobile premium services) £500 £590

For any further information on any part of this newsletter, please contact your dedicated Immigration Consultant via email on comms@fergusonsnell.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 20 3668 2700.