Policy paper

Home Office immigration and nationality fees: 29 March 2019

Updated 31 January 2024

1. Visas and applications made outside the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 29 March 2019 Fee Change
Visit visa < 6 months £93 £95 £2
Visit visa < 2 years [footnote 1] £350 £361 £11
Visit visa < 5 years £636 £655 £19
Visit visa <10 years £798 £822 £24
Visiting academic - more than 6 months but no more than 12 months £186 £190 £4
Private medical treatment visa - more than 6 months but not more than 11 months £186 £190 £4
Short term student visa (up to 6 months) £97 £97 £0
Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months £186 £186 £0
Settlement £1,523 £1,523 £0
Settlement - other dependant relative £3,250 £3,250 £0
Settlement - refugee dependant relative £388 £388 £0
Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules. £2,389 £2,389 £0
Certificate of entitlement - (right of abode) £388 £388 £0
Other visa £516 £516 £0
Transit visa (direct airside transit) £35 £35 £0
Transit visit visa (landside transit) £64 £64 £0
Visa for the purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft £64 £64 £0
Transfer of Conditions (Vignette transfer) £154 £154 £0
Representative of an overseas business £610 £610 £0
Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour) £142 £142 £0
Single-entry visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) £154 £154 £0
Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents £141 £141 £0
Electronic Visa Waiver £15 £30 £15
Innovator[footnote 2] £0 £1021 £0
Start-up[footnote 2] £0 £363 £0

2. Points based system - applications made outside the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 29 March 2019 Fee Change
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) [footnote 2] £1,021 £1,021 £0
Tier 1 (Investor) £1,623 £1,623 £0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - initial application [footnote 2] £152 £152 £0
Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) £456 £456 £0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - subsequent application [footnote 2] £608 £608 £0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - dependant £608 £608 £0
Tier 1 (General) - dependant £1,021 £1,021 £0
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) [footnote 2] £363 £363 £0
Tier 1 (Post-study Work) - dependant £604 £604 £0
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 [footnote 2] £610 £610 £0
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Graduate Trainee [footnote 2] £482 £482 £0
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 [footnote 2] £1,220 £1,220 £0
Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less [footnote 2] £464 £464 £0
Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years [footnote 2] £928 £928 £0
Tier 4 £348 £348 £0
Tier 5 [footnote 2] £244 £244 £0

3. Optional premium services outside the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 29 March 2019 Fee Change
Priority visa service - settlement £573 £573 £0
Priority visa service - non-settlement £212 £220 £8
Super priority visa service £956 £956 £0
User-pay visa application centre £55 £55 £0
International Contact Centre - Email Service (per query) £5.48 £5.48 £0
International Contact Centre - Telephone Helpline (per minute) £1.37 £1.37 £0

4. Optional premium services in the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 29 March 2019 Fee Change
Super Priority service £610 £800 £190
Arrangements for the provision of immigration officers or facilities at a control port in addition to those (if any) required to provide a basic service (per hour) £53.08 £53.08 £0
Provision of Immigration Officer at the border (hourly rate) £53.08 £53.08 £0
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any other above basic service, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom, on or after 1 July 2019 £53.08 £57.33 £4.25
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom, on or after 1 July 2019 £53.08 £77.40 £24.32
Expedited processing - Priority service £477 £500 £23
Premium status checks and advice (Administrative Officer) (per minute)[footnote 3] £0.80 £0.80 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (inside office hours) (per minute) [footnote 3] £0.88 £0.88 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Executive Officer) (outside office hours) (per minute) [footnote 3] £1.10 £1.10 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer) (inside office hours) (per minute) [footnote 3] £0.97 £0.97 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training (Higher Executive Officer) (outside office hours) (per minute) [footnote 3] £1.23 £1.23 £0
On-Demand service (Mobile Biometric Enrolment) (per hour per representative of the contractor providing the service) (per minute) n/a £650.00 n/a

5. Discretionary services at the border

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 29 March 2019 Fee Change
Registered Traveller (Adult) Yearly Subscription £50 £50 £0
Registered Traveller (Child) Yearly Subscription £24 £24 £0
Registered Traveller Registration of New Documents £20 £20 £0
Fast Track - Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4 (effective until 30/06/19) £3.90 £3.90 £0
Fast Track - Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4 (applicable from 01/07/19) £3.90 £5.20 £0
Fast Track - Other £3.00 £3.00 £0

6. Applications made in the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 29 March 2019 Fee Change
Indefinite leave to remain £2,389 £2,389 £0
Leave to remain - Other £1,033 £1,033 £0
Leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention £1,033 £1,033 £0
Visitor Extension main applicant & all dependants £993 £993 £0
Transfer of Conditions (TOC) or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status - limited leave to remain £161 £161 £0
TOC or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status - indefinite leave to remain £229 £229 £0
Biometric residence card (issued under the EU Settlement Scheme) £0 £56 £0
Biometric residence permit (BRP) / replacement BRP £56 £56 £0
Processing an application which is subsequently rejected as invalid £25 £25 £0
Processing of an application made under Appendix EU which is subsequently rejected as invalid - Adult £65 £0 -£65
Processing of an application made under Appendix EU which is subsequently rejected as invalid - Child £32.50 £0 -£32.50
Biometric enrolment £19.20 £19.20 £0
Certificate of travel - adult £280 £280 £0
Certificate of travel - child £141 £141 £0
Convention travel document - adult £75 £75 £0
Convention travel document - child £49 £49 £0
Retired person of independent means £1,949 £1,949 £0
Representative of an overseas business £704 £704 £0
European residence document (registration certificate, document certifying permanent residence, residence card, accession resident card, derivative residence card, permanent residence card) £65 £65 £0
Application for leave to remain where the application is made under Appendix EU - Adult £65 £0 -£65
Application for leave to remain where the application is made under Appendix EU - Child £32.50 £0 -£32.50
Innovator [footnote 2] £0 £1,277 £0
Start-up [footnote 2] £0 £493 £0
Naturalisation [footnote 4] £1,330 £1,330 £0
Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens £1,000 £1,000 £0
Nationality registration as a British citizen - adult [footnote 4] £1,206 £1,206 £0
Nationality registration as a British citizen - child [footnote 5] £1,012 £1,012 £0
The arrangement of a citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony). £80 £80 £0
The administration of a citizenship oath, or oath and pledge where the oath, or oath and pledge, are not administered at a citizenship ceremony or by a justice of the peace. £5 £5 £0
Nationality registration British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons - adult £901 £901 £0
Nationality registration - British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons - child £810 £810 £0
Renunciation of nationality £372 £372 £0
Certificate of entitlement - (right of abode) £372 £372 £0
Nationality review £372 £372 £0
Status letter £250 £250 £0
Non-acquisition letter £250 £250 £0
Nationality correction to certificate £250 £250 £0
Life in the UK test £50 £50 £0
Nationality - supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order or declaration £250 £250 £0
Administrative review £80 £80 £0

7. Points based system - applications made in the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 29 March 2019 Fee Change
Tier 1 (General) - dependant £1,878 £1,878 £0
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) [footnote 2] £1,277 £1,277 £0
Tier 1 (Investor) £1,623 £1,623 £0
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) [footnote 2] £493 £493 £0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - initial application [footnote 2] £152 £152 £0
Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) £456 £456 £0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - extension [footnote 2] £608 £608 £0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - dependant £608 £608 £0
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 [footnote 2] £704 £704 £0
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Graduate Trainee [footnote 2] £482 £482 £0
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 [footnote 2] £1,408 £1,408 £0
Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less [footnote 2] £464 £464 £0
Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years [footnote 2] £928 £928 £0
Tier 4 £475 £475 £0
Tier 5 [footnote 2] £244 £244 £0

8. Points based system - sponsorship

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 29 March 2019 Fee Change
Premium sponsor scheme - Tiers 2 & 5 (large sponsor) £25,000 £25,000 £0
Premium sponsor scheme - Tiers 2 & 5 (small sponsor) £8,000 £8,000 £0
Premium sponsor scheme - Tiers 2 & 5 (large sponsor) for a period of 3 months £6,250 £6,250 £0
Premium sponsor scheme - Tiers 2 & 5 (small sponsor) for a period of 3 months £2,000 £2,000 £0
Premium sponsor scheme - Tier 4 £8,000 £8,000 £0
Premium Change of Circumstances £200 £200 £0
Tier 2 large sponsor licence (may also include Tier 4 and/or Tier 5) £1,476 £1,476 £0
Tier 2 small sponsor licence (may also include Tier 4 and/or Tier 5 ) £536 £536 £0
Tier 4 sponsor licence £536 £536 £0
Tier 5 sponsor licence £536 £536 £0
Add Tier 2 to an existing Tier 4 &/or Tier 5 licence (large sponsor) £940 £940 £0
Basic compliance assessment (previously ‘Tier 4 Sponsor status’) £536 £536 £0
Sponsor action plan £1,476 £1,476 £0
Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) £199 £199 £0
Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) £21 £21 £0
Tier 4 Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) £21 £21 £0
  1. Application fee of £95 where the applicant is a Chinese national applying in mainland China under the Chinese visa scheme 

  2. A Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies for main applicant.  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

  3. Administrative Officer, Executive Officer and Higher Executive Officer are Civil Service staff grades.  2 3 4 5

  4. The citizenship ceremony fee of £80 has been added to the application fee  2

  5. Additional £80 per applicant is required to cover the ceremony fee should the minor turn 18 during the application process. This will be requested at point of decision.