Consultation outcome

Fees and charging: immigration and visas consultation

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

On 11 November 2013 the Home Office published a consultation paper on charging for immigration and visa services. This document set out some proposals in relation to how we can continue to charge for our immigration and visa services and reduce the financial burden on the public purse. We are now pleased to publish the formal government response to the public consultation on charging.

Original consultation


This consultation looks at various options for ensuring those who benefit directly from the immigration system and enhanced border services contribute appropriately to their costs in the future.

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Consultation description

This document does not contain proposed fee levels. These will be determined as part of our annual review of immigration and nationality fees.

We are keen to hear from all our stakeholders and welcome your views and opinions on the topics in this consultation. Your responses will help us decide how to use our charging powers to set appropriate immigration fees in the future. They will also help to shape our thinking on the need for different products and services. This will support our immigration and visa system and ensure we can continue to offer an excellent level of service, balancing the interests of those who use our services, with the interests of the general UK taxpayer.

How to respond

The consultation is open for 3 weeks between 12 November 2013 and 3 December 2013. Responses to the consultation should be sent to the charging consultation team no later than midnight on 3 December 2013.

A separate form for responses is provided with the consultation document; please feel free to provide comments on additional sheets of paper if there is not sufficient space.

You can respond to the survey by email to:

Alternatively, if you wish to respond by post, please send your reply to:

Charging consultation team
8th Floor Lunar House
Wellesley Road Croydon

Should you require a hard copy of this consultation document and response form, or if you have any questions about participation in this consultation, please contact the charging consultation team by email via the address above or by phone on 020 8196 0823.


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Published 12 November 2013
Last updated 30 January 2014 + show all updates
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