Following approval by the Privy Council UK visa fees will change with effect from 1 July 2005….
Following approval by the Privy Council UK visa fees will change with effect from 1 July 2005.
The changes to visa fees follow a wide-ranging review of our cost base. The new fees have been set to ensure that UKvisas continues to meet the full cost of the worldwide visa operation, which receives no subsidy from the UK taxpayer. Without these changes, the visa operation would incur a deficit over the course of this financial year.
The changes represent an average increase of 21% across all visa categories, with some going up, some going down and settlement visas staying the same. In addition to the change in fees, the structure of the fee table has been simplified and there are now only 4 different fees. Applicants and our visa staff will benefit from the less complicated structure through fewer mistakes and lower administrative costs.
Below is a comparative list of the current fees and the new fees from July.
|Handling applications on behalf of Commonwealth countries||22||Commonwealth countries||30|
|Handling applications on behalf of UK Overseas Territories||22||UK Overseas Territories|
|Direct Airside Transit visa||36||Direct Airside Transit visa, In Transit Visit, Join Ship or Aircraft|
|Multiple Visit 6 months||36||Single, Double and Multiple Visit 6 valid up to 6 months||50|
|Multiple Visit 1 year||36||Longer term validity visit visa
Visa for any other purpose (includes student and employment) and Certificate of Entitlement
|Multiple Visit 2 years||60|
|Multiple Visit 5 years||88|
|Multiple Visit 10 years||150|
|*Student, Au Pair, Short Term Employment, Academic Visitor, Working Holidaymaker, Returning Resident||36|
|Employment longer than 6 months and any other category not shown above||75|
|Certificate of Entitlement||110|
|Settlement, Marriage||260||Settlement, Marriage||260|
*Currently charged at the existing Multiple Visit 6 months fee