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The United Kingdom will increase immigration and nationality fees beginning October 4, 2023


The United Kingdom (UK) government will increase immigration and nationality fees beginning October 4, 2023. As a result, the following fee rates will apply:

  • The cost for a visit visa for less than six months is rising by £15 to £115
  • The fee for applying for a student visa outside the UK will rise by £127 to £490. This amount is equal to the charge for in-country applications

The government also increased the cost of most work and visit visas, priority visas, study visas, and certificates of sponsorship in July 2023.

Additional increases are expected for the following immigration-related documents and permissions:

  • Fees for up to six months, along with two-, five- and ten-year visit visas
  • Most entry clearance fees and specific leave applications to remain in the UK include those for work and study
  • Fees for indefinite leave to enter and indefinite leave to remain
  • Convention travel document and stateless person’s travel document
  • Health and Care visa
  • Fees in relation to certificates of sponsorship and confirmation of acceptance for studies
  • The in and out-of-country fee for the super-priority service and the out-of-country fee for the priority service. The settlement priority service will be reduced to align with the cost of using the priority service
  • Applications to Register and Naturalize as a British Citizen
  • The fee for the User Pays Visa Application service

For a complete list of these fee increases, check here.

What are the Changes?

The government of the UK will increase immigration-related fees beginning October 4, 2023, as a result of legislation introduced on September 15, 2023. According to the announcement, the increased costs will be used to pay for vital services and allow more funding to be prioritized for public sector pay increases.

Looking Ahead

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: Government of the United Kingdom

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