Applications for a fee waiver

Guidance on processing applications for a fee waiver.


Fee waiver: Human Rights-based and other specified applications

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Guidance for UK Visas and Immigration staff on the circumstances in which applicants will qualify for a fee waiver in respect of certain types of leave to remain application.

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Published 5 January 2018
Last updated 8 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added reference to applications for leave to remain under the new 5-year route introduced under the Private Life Rules on 6 April.

  2. Guidance updated in light of significant changes to policy regarding an affordability test. Also added information about the introduction of 'evidential flexibility' in response to COVID-19.

  3. Guidance updated to reflect the move to online applications and partial fee waiver.

  4. First published.