Home Office Visa Application and Immigration Fees

With all the bad news in the press about Covid-19, job losses and the looming recession, it is great for London Immigration Solicitors to be able to report positive news. The Home Office has today announced its visa application and immigration fees for the remainder of 2020. Whilst the prices of most things in the UK are going up OTS Solicitors are pleased to report that the Home Office visa application and immigration fees are staying the same in 2020 and health care visa fees have actually gone down in price. In this blog we look at the Home Office imposed government fees for visa applications.

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 The specialist immigration solicitors at London based OTS Solicitors offer fast, expert, easy to follow immigration advice looking at your best visa options. For expert immigration law advice that you can trust, call OTS Solicitors on 0203 959 9123 or contact us here. Appointments are available through video conference, Skype or by telephone appointment. 

Home Office immigration fees

Many visa applicants, especially those wanting to enter the UK on work visas or business visas question the level of fees paid to the Home Office to process their visa applications especially as the government has said that it wants to attract the brightest and the best to the UK. To some visa applicants the Home Office fees seem excessive when taking into account that often the visa applicant is applying for a job where there is a UK skills shortage and the visa holder will be contributing to the UK economy by paying income tax and national insurance payments. 

Whilst OTS Solicitors can't justify the level of fees charged by the Home Office to process visa applications we are pleased to report that Home Office fees are mainly staying the same in the Home Office released announcement on immigration fees.

What are the current Home Office immigration fee charges?

As of the 4 August 2020 the Home Office immigration charges for the most popular types of visa applications are as follows:

Visas and applications made outside the UK

Visa category

Home Office fee from the 4 August 2020

Visit visa under six months

£95

Visit visa under two years

£361

Private medical treatment visa - more than six months but not more than eleven months

£190

Short term student visa (up to six months)

£97

Short term student studying the English language for more than six months but not more than eleven months

£186

Settlement

£1,523

Settlement - other dependant relative

£3,250

Certificate of entitlement or right of abode

£388

Other visa

£516

Representative of an overseas business visa

£610

Innovator visa

£1,021

Start-up visa

£363

Global talent visa initial application

£152

Approval letter for an initial application for a global talent visa

£456

Global talent visa  - subsequent application

£608

Global talent visa – dependant application

£608

 

Points based visa applications made outside the UK

Visa category

Home Office fee from the 4 August 2020

Tier 1 (investor) visa

£1,623

Tier 1 (General) – dependant visa

£1,021

Tier 2 (General) visa or work visa and (Intra-Company Transfer) for long term staff, (Sportsperson) & (Minister of Religion) where the Certificate of Sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less 

£610

Tier 2 - Health and Care Visa - Under three years

£610 ( fees reduced )

Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Graduate Trainee visa

£482

Tier 2 (General) visa and (Intra-Company Transfer) visa for long term staff where the Certificate of Sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years 

£1,220

Tier 2 - Health and Care visa for over three years

£464 (fees reduced)

Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where the Certificate of Sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less 

£464

Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where the Certificate of Sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years 

£928

Tier 2 - Shortage Occupation - health and care visa of under three years

£464 (fees reduced)

Tier 2 - Shortage Occupation – health and care visa for over three years

£928 (fees reduced)

Tier 4 visa

£348

Tier 5 visa

£244

 

Premium Home Office service fees for applications outside the UK

Home Office premium service

Home Office fee from the 4 August 2020

Priority visa service - settlement

£573

Priority visa service - non-settlement

£220

Super priority visa service

£956

User-pay visa application centre

£55

 

Optional Home Office premium services in the UK

Home Office premium service

Home Office fee from the 4 August 2020

Super Priority service

£800

Expedited processing - Priority service

£500

 

Home Office applications made in the UK

Visa category

Home Office fee from the 4 August 2020

Indefinite leave to remain

£2,389

leave to remain - Other

£1,033

Visitor Extension application for the main applicant and dependants

£993

Biometric residence card (issued under the EU Settlement Scheme)

£56

Biometric residence permit (BRP) or replacement BRP

£56

Biometric enrolment

£19.20

Innovator visa

£1,277

Start-up visa

£493

Global talent visa - initial application fee

£152

Approval letter in respect of an initial application for a global talent visa

£456

Global talent visa - subsequent application

£608

Global talent visa – dependant application

£608

Naturalisation application

£1,330

naturalisation British overseas territory citizens

£1,000

Nationality registration as a British citizen as an  adult 

£1,206

Nationality registration as a British citizen as a child 

£1,012

The arrangement of a British citizenship ceremony (including citizenship oath)

£80

Life in the UK test

£50

Administrative review

£80

 

Points based system Home Office applications made in the UK

Tier 1 (General) visa - dependant

£1,878

Tier 1 (investor) visa

£1,623

Tier 2 (General) visa (Intra-Company Transfer) visa for long term staff, (Sportsperson) and (Minister of Religion), where the Certificate of Sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less 

£704

Tier 2 – health and care visa issued for under three years 

£704

Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) - Graduate Trainee visa  

£482

Tier 2 (General) visa (Intra-Company Transfer) for long term staff where a Certificate of Sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years 

£1,408

Tier 2 – health and care visa over three years

£704

Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where the Certificate of Sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less 

£464

Tier 2 (General) shortage occupation where the Certificate of Sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years 

£928

Tier 2 - Shortage Occupation – health and care visa of under three years

£464

Tier 2 - Shortage Occupation – health and care visa of over three years 

£928

Tier 4 visa

£475

Tier 5 visa

£244

 

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OTS Solicitors specialise in business immigration and personal immigration law and are recommended in the two leading law directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.

The specialist immigration solicitors at London based OTS Solicitors offer fast, expert, easy to follow immigration advice looking at your best visa options. For expert immigration law advice that you can trust, call OTS Solicitors on 0203 959 9123 or contact us here. Appointments are available through video conferencing, Skype or by telephone appointment. 

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