Immigration, visa and national fees increase 2018-2019
The immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018 was laid before the Parliament on 16th March 2018.
The changes will come in force on 6th April 2018.
There will be important changes in relation to the fees and they have been outlined below:
1) Increased fees of 4% for applications under the routes strongly associated with economic growth such as worker, visitors and full-time students
2) Increased fees of 4% for settlement residence applications, registration and naturalisation as a British Citizen, other low volume routes and the majority of the premium service fees.
3) Fees for overseas, optional ‘Priority Visa’ service for entry clearance will increase by 15%. This increase aims to reduce the gap between fees for similar services offered both in and outside of the United Kingdom
4) Sponsorship licence fees will not increase for fourth year in succession for Education providers who wish to offer full-time education to overseas students and companies wishing to recruit skilled overseas workers. The fees under the sponsorship system will remain the same.
You can view the full list of the latest UK visa fees via this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/691146/Gov_uk_fees_revision_2018_final.pdf
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