Policy paper

Home Office immigration and nationality fees: 6 April 2021

Updated 31 January 2024

Visas and applications made outside the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2021 Fee Change
Visit visa < 6 months £95 £95 £0
Visit visa < 2 years [footnote 1] £361 £361 £0
Visit visa < 5 years £655 £655 £0
Visit visa <10 years £822 £822 £0
Visiting academic - more than 6 months but no more than 12 months £190 £190 £0
Private medical treatment visa - more than 6 months but not more than 11 months £190 £190 £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
Electronic Visa Waiver £30 £30 £0
Single-entry visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) £154 £154 £0
Certificate of entitlement - (right of abode) £388 £388 £0
Transfer of Conditions (Vignette transfer) £154 £154 £0
Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months £186 £186 £0
Representative of an overseas business - main applicant and dependants £610 £610 £0
Other visa £516 £516 £0
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months n/a £180 n/a
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years n/a £250 n/a
Route to Settlement £1,523 £1,523 £0
Route to Settlement - other dependant relative £3,250 £3,250 £0
Route to 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
Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour) - service of consular officers £142 £142 £0
Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents - consular functions £141 £141 £0
Processing an application which is subsequently rejected as invalid £25 £25 £0
Administrative review n/a £80 n/a

Work - applications made outside the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2021 Fee Change
Innovator[footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £1021 £1021 £0
Start-up[footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £363 £363 £0
Approval letter in respect of an initial application for Global Talent £456 £456 £0
Global Talent - initial application[footnote 2] £152 £152 £0
Global Talent - subsequent application[footnote 2] £608 £608 £0
Global Talent - dependant £608 £608 £0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - dependants only £608 £608 £0
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) - main applicants and dependants [footnote 2] £1,021 £1,021 £0
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) - dependants only £363 £363 £0
Tier 1 (Investor) - main applicant and dependants £1,623 £1,623 £0
Skilled worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £610 £610 £0
Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £1,220 £1,220 £0
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £464 £464 £0
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £928 £928 £0
Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [footnote 2] [footnote 3] - main applicant and dependants £232 £232 £0
Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years [footnote 2] [footnote 3] - main applicant and dependants £464 £464 £0
Skilled Worker - Shortage Occupation - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [footnote 2] [footnote 3] - main applicant and dependants £232 £232 £0
Skilled Worker - Shortage Occupation - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years [footnote 2] [footnote 3] - main applicant and dependants £464 £464 £0
Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £610 £610 £0
Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £1,220 £1,220 £0
Intra-Company Transfer - Graduate Trainee [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £482 £482 £0
T5 (Temporary Worker) Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting Worker, International Agreement Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker and Youth Mobility Scheme - main applicant and dependants [footnote 2] £244 £244 £0

Study - applications made outside the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 31 January 2021 Fee Change
Student - main applicant and dependants £348 £348 £0
Child Student £348 £348 £0

Optional premium services outside the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2021 Fee Change
Priority visa service - settlement £573 £573 £0
Priority visa service - non-settlement £220 £220 £0
Super priority visa service £956 £956 £0
User-pay visa application centre £55 £55 £0
International Contact Centre - Email Service (per query) £2.74 £2.74 £0
International Contact Centre - Telephone Helpline (per minute) £0.69 £0.69 £0

Optional premium services in the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2021 Fee Change
Super Priority service £800 £800 £0
Expedited processing - Priority service £500 £500 £0
On-Demand service (Mobile Biometric Enrolment) (per hour per representative of the contractor providing the service) £650 £650 £0
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, to a Government Department, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom £57.33 £57.33 £0
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom £77.40 £77.40 £0
Premium status checks and advice - Administrative Officer (per minute)[footnote 4] £0.80 £0.80 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training - Executive Officer (inside office hours) (per minute) [footnote 4] £0.88 £0.88 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training - Executive Officer (outside office hours) (per minute) [footnote 4] £1.10 £1.10 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training - Higher Executive Officer (inside office hours) (per minute) [footnote 4] £0.97 £0.97 £0
Premium status checks, advice or training - Higher Executive Officer (outside office hours) (per minute) [footnote 4] £1.23 £1.23 £0

Discretionary services at the border

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2021 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 £5.20 £5.20 -£0
Fast Track - Other £3.00 £3.00 £0

Work - applications made in the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2021 Fee Change
Innovator [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £1,277 £1,277 £0
Start-Up [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £493 £493 £0
Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Global Talent £456 £456 £0
Global Talent - initial application [footnote 2] £152 £152 £0
Global Talent - extension [footnote 2] £608 £608 £0
Global Talent - dependant £608 £608 £0
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - dependants only £608 £608 £0
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £1,277 £1,277 £0
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) - dependants only £493 £493 £0
Tier 1 (Investor) - main applicant and dependants £1,623 £1,623 £0
Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £704 £704 £0
Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £1,408 £1,408 £0
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £464 £464 £0
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £928 £928 £0
Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [footnote 2] [footnote 3] - main applicant and dependants £232 £232 £0
Skilled Worker - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years [footnote 2] [footnote 3] -main applicant and dependants £464 £464 £0
Skilled Worker - Shortage Occupation - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [footnote 2] [footnote 3] - main applicant and dependants £232 £232 £0
Skilled Worker - Shortage Occupation - Health and Care Visa - where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years [footnote 2] [footnote 3] - main applicant and dependants £464 £464 £0
Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £704 £704 £0
Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson, T2 Minister of Religion where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £1,408 £1,408 £0
Intra-Company Transfer - Graduate Trainee [footnote 2] - main applicant and dependants £482 £482 £0
T5 (Temporary Worker) Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting Worker, International Agreement Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker - main applicant and dependants [footnote 2] £244 £244 £0

Study - applications made in the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2021 Fee Change
Student - main applicant and dependants £475 £475 £0
Child student £475 £475 £0

Other applications made in the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2021 Fee Change
Visitor Extension - main applicant and dependants £993 £993 £0
Leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention £1,033 £1,033 £0
Leave to remain - Other £1,033 £1,033 £0
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months n/a £180 n/a
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years n/a £250 n/a
Retired person of independent means £1,949 £1,949 £0
Representative of an overseas business - main applicant and dependants £704 £704 £0
Processing an application which is subsequently rejected as invalid £25 £25 £0
Indefinite leave to remain - main applicants and dependants £2,389 £2,389 £0
Biometric enrolment £19.20 £19.20 £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
Replacement Biometric residence card (issued under the EU Settlement Scheme) £56 £56 £0
Replacement Biometric residence permit (BRP) / replacement BRP £56 £56 £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
European residence document (registration certificate, document certifying permanent residence, residence card, accession resident card, derivative residence card, permanent residence card) £65 £65 £0
Administrative review £80 £80 £0
Life in the UK test £50 £50 £0

Nationality

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2021 Fee Change
Naturalisation [footnote 5] £1,330 £1,330 £0
Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens £1,000 £1,000 £0
Nationality registration as a British citizen - adult [footnote 5] £1,206 £1,206 £0
Nationality registration as a British citizen - child [footnote 6] £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
Nationality - supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order or declaration £250 £250 £0

Sponsorship

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2021 Fee Change
Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Worker sponsor and Temporary worker sponsor – large sponsors £25,000 £25,000 £0
Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Worker sponsor and Temporary worker sponsor – small sponsors £8,000 £8,000 £0
Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Student sponsors £8,000 £8,000 £0
The expedited processing of a sponsorship management request made by a Worker sponsor or Temporary worker sponsor £200 £200 £0
Priority service for expedited processing of sponsor licence applications £500 £500 N/A
Worker sponsor licence and Temporary Worker sponsor licence - large sponsor £1,476 £1,476 £0
Worker sponsor licence (small sponsor) £536 £536 £0
Student sponsor licence £536 £536 £0
Temporary Worker sponsor licence £536 £536 £0
Worker sponsor licence (large sponsor), (where sponsor currently holds a Temporary Worker and/or Student Sponsor Licence) £940 £940 £0
Student sponsor basic compliance assessment £536 £536 £0
Sponsor action plan £1,476 £1,476 £0
Certificate Of Sponsorship (COS) for Skilled Worker, T2 Minister of Religion, T2 Sportsperson, Intra-company Transfer, Intra-company Transfer Graduate Trainee [footnote 2] £199 £199 £0
Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for T5 (Temporary worker) [footnote 2] £21 £21 £0
Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) for student, child student £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. Further details can be found in the CESC guidance  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

  3. Skilled Worker visa fees are reduced for those qualifying for Health and Care Visa and the fees after reductions are shown above  2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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

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

  6. 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.