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Key Points

  • The government of the United Kingdom will significantly increase specific immigration fees by around 15 to 20 percent


The United Kingdom (UK) government will significantly increase specific immigration fees due to budgeting changes.

According to the government, the cost of work and visit visas will increase by around 15 percent, while the cost of study visas, certificates of sponsorship, settlement, citizenship, entry clearance, leave to remain, and priority visas will increase by at least 20 percent.

In addition, the government will equalize costs for students and other foreign nationals using a priority visa service so that the price is equal for applicants inside and outside the UK.

What are the Changes?

The UK government will increase immigration-related fees. According to the government announcement, the increased costs will be diverted to other departments throughout the country.

Looking Ahead

The government has yet to announce the exact date for when these new fees will go into effect. Continue to check the government of the UK’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The United Kingdom Parliament

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