UK Immigration Fees Increased. In a significant move, the UK Government made a startling announcement on July 13, 2023, revealing their intent to increase most UK visa application fees by a minimum of 15%. However, at the time of the announcement, the specific date for the fee hike to take effect was left undisclosed, leaving many in anticipation. Recently, it has been officially confirmed that the UK visa application fees are set to surge on October 4, 2023.
This increase in fees, set to roll out in October, will be applicable to a majority of UK visas. Whether it’s applications for entry clearance from outside the UK or applications for leave to remain within the country, the adjustments in fees will have a broad reach. Notably, settlement and citizenship applications will also bear the brunt of these changes.
For most UK visa applications, a standardized 15% increase in the application fee is on the horizon. However, specific categories such as family visas (including spouse, civil partner, fiance, proposed civil partner, and unmarried partner), indefinite leave to remain, and naturalization as a British citizen will face a more substantial 20% increase. The student community is particularly affected, with student visa fees set to surge by an astonishing 35%.
On a related note, there’s a silver lining for some applicants. The cost of applying for a settlement visa from overseas via the Priority Visa Service will see a 13% reduction, dropping from £573 to £500. However, the same service for non-settlement visa applications from overseas will incur a steep 100% increase, skyrocketing from £250 to £500.
Latest Update for UK Immigration Fees
Visit Visa (6 months): Increased by 15% from £100 to £115.
Skilled Worker Visa: Increased by 15% from £625 to £719.
Innovator Founder Visa: Increased by 15% from £1,036 to £1,191.
High Potential Individual Visa: Increased by 15% from £715 to £822.
UK Expansion Worker Visa: Increased by 15% from £259 to £298.
Global Talent Visa: Increased by 15% from £623 to £716.
Scale-up Visa: Increased by 15% from £715 to £822.
Student Visa: Increased by 35% from £363 to £490.
Graduate Visa: Increased by 15% from £715 to £822.
Spouse Visa: Increased by 20% from £1,538 to £1,846.
Indefinite Leave to Remain: Increased by 20% from £2,404 to £2,885.
Naturalisation as a British Citizen: Increased by 20% from £1,250 to £1,500.
As these changes loom on the horizon, prospective applicants are advised to stay informed and plan accordingly, considering the revised fee structure that will impact their visa application process. Stay tuned for more updates on these developments that are shaping the UK immigration landscape. More information please call us from 0208 807 16 76 or send email from firstname.lastname@example.org