Immigration Fees to the UK set to rise starting April, 2018

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

On the 16th of March, the UK home office released a statement about the recent legislation that has been made to immigration, visa and nationality fees.

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These changes will be implemented from April 6, 2018.

The Home Office stated that the reason for the fee increase is to reduce the amount of funds being used from UK taxpayer’s money while still being able to maintain a level of service that is attractive to customers and still remain a competitive option amongst other countries.

Fees for work, study, visitor, nationality, settlement and family visas are all expected to increase by 4%.

Most associated premium services are also set to rise by 4% while the fee for overseas optional “priority visa” services for entry clearance will increase by 15%.

Additionally, fees for entry clearance to enter the Channel Islands and Isle of Man are also expected to rise – however, they will rise in line with the fee changes that have been made with the rest of the UK.

Only the fees under the sponsorship system will remain the same.

You can view the full list of the new fees for all visas here:

If you have any questions about how these fees might affect your visa application, please get in touch with one of our senior UK immigration consultants. Book a confidential consultation with our OISC registered consultants, who will be happy to answer any queries you may have about your particular circumstances.