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What are the current UK Visa Fees?

The Home Office charges UK visa applicants a fee to process their application. How much you need to pay will depend on which type of visa you are applying for, and where you are applying from.

If you are making an application to the Home Office, use the tables below to check how much you will need to pay. As well as listing current UK visa fees, the tables also detail application fees for settlement, sponsorship and premium processing services.

Applicants should also be aware there may be additional costs associated with their application, such as the Immigration Health Surcharge. Taking professional guidance will ensure you fully understand all costs when making a Home Office application.

 

Work visa application fees

Work visa applications made outside the UK

Fee from 4 October 2023
Innovator Founder – main applicant and dependants £1,191
Endorsement fee under Innovator Founder route (payable to endorsing body) excluding VAT £1,000
Start-up – main applicant and dependants £435
Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Global Talent £524
Global Talent – main applicant – where Approval Letter is required £192
Global Talent – main applicant – where Approval Letter is not required £716
Global Talent – dependants only £716
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependants only £716
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – dependants only £1,191
Tier 1 (Investor) – main applicant and dependants £1,884
Skilled worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants £719
Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants £1,420
Skilled Worker – shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants £551
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants £1,084
Skilled Worker – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants £284
Skilled Worker – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants £551
Skilled Worker – Shortage Occupation – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less  – main applicant and dependants £284
Skilled Worker – Shortage Occupation – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants £551
T2 Minister of Religion – main applicant and dependants £719
International Sportsperson where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for 12 months or less – main applicant and dependants £298
International Sportsperson where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over 12 months – main applicant and dependants £719
Temporary Work – Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative Worker, International Agreement, Government Authorised Exchange and Youth Mobility Scheme – main applicant and dependants £298
Representative of an overseas business – main applicant and dependants £719
Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker – up to 3 years – main applicant and dependants £719
Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker – more than 3 years – main applicant and dependants £1,420
Global Business Mobility – Graduate Trainee – main applicant and dependants £298
Global Business Mobility – Service Supplier – main applicant and dependants £298
Global Business Mobility – UK Expansion Worker – main applicant and dependants £298
Global Business Mobility – Secondment Worker – main applicant and dependants £298
Scale-up – main applicant and dependants £822
High Potential Individual – main applicant and dependants £822

 

Work visa applications made in the UK

Fee from 4 October 2023
Innovator Founder – main applicant and dependants £1,486
Endorsement fee under Innovator Founder route (payable to endorsing body) excluding VAT £1,000
Start-up – main applicant and dependants £584
Approval letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application for Global Talent £524
Global Talent – main applicant – where Approval Letter is required £192
Global Talent – main applicant – where Approval Letter is not required £716
Global Talent – dependants only £716
Graduate Route – main applicant and dependants £822
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependants only £716
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – main applicant and dependants £1,486
Tier 1 (Investor) – main applicant and dependants £1,884
Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants £827
Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants £1,500
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants £551
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants £1,084
Skilled Worker – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants £284
Skilled Worker – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants £551
Skilled Worker – Shortage Occupation – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants £284
Skilled Worker – Shortage Occupation –Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants £551
T2 Minister of Religion – main applicant and dependants £827
International Sportsperson where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for 12 months or less – main applicant and dependants £298
International Sportsperson where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over 12 months – main applicant and dependants £827
Temporary Worker – Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative Worker, International Agreement Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker and Youth Mobility Scheme – main applicant and dependants £298
Representative of an overseas business – main applicant and dependants £827
Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker – up to 3 years – main applicant and dependants £827
Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker – more than 3 years – main applicant and dependants £1,500
Global Business Mobility – Graduate Trainee – main applicant and dependants £298
Global Business Mobility – Service Supplier – main applicant and dependants £298
Global Business Mobility – UK Expansion Worker – main applicant and dependants £298
Global Business Mobility – Secondment Worker – main applicant and dependants £298
Scale-up – main applicant and dependants £822
High Potential Individual – main applicant and dependants £822

 

Sponsorship application fees

Sponsorship fees

Fee from 4 October 2023
Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Worker sponsor and Temporary worker sponsor – large sponsors £25,000
Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Worker sponsor and Temporary worker sponsor – small sponsors £8,000
Premium Sponsor Service (12 months) Student sponsors £8,000
The expedited processing of a sponsorship management request made by a Worker sponsor or Temporary worker sponsor £200
Priority service for expedited processing of sponsor licence applications £500
Worker sponsor licence (large sponsor ) £1,476
Worker sponsor licence (small sponsor) £536
Student sponsor licence £536
Temporary Worker sponsor licence £536
Worker and Temporary Worker sponsor licence (large sponsor) £1,476
Worker and Student sponsor licence (large sponsor) £1,476
Worker, Temporary Worker and Student sponsor licence (large sponsor) £1,476
Temporary Worker and Student sponsor licence £536
Worker sponsor licence (large sponsor), where sponsor currently holds a Temporary Worker and/or Student Sponsor Licence £940
Endorsement fee for a Scale-up sponsor licence under Endorsing Body Pathway (payable to the endorsing body) excluding VAT £1,500
Student sponsor basic compliance assessment £536
Sponsor action plan £1,476
Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS): Skilled Worker, T2 Minister of Religion, Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker £239
Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) – Temporary Worker including Global Business Mobility – Graduate Trainee, UK Expansion Worker, Service Supplier and Secondment Worker route, and Scale-up route £25
Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for International Sportsperson route – Over 12 Months £239
Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for International Sportsperson route – Up to 12 months or less £25
Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) for student, child student £25

 

Study visas

Student visa applications made outside the UK

Fee from 4 October 2023
Student – main applicant and dependants £490
Child Student £490
Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months £200

 

Student visa applications made in the UK

Fee from 4 October 2023
Student – main applicant and dependants £490
Child student £490

 

UK visa applications

UK visa applications made outside the UK

Fee from 4 October 2023
Visit visa – short up to 6 months £115
Visit visa – long up to 2 years £400
Visit visa – long up to 5 years £771
Visit visa – long up to 10 years £963
Visiting academic – more than 6 months but no more than 12 months £200
Private medical treatment visa – more than 6 months but not more than 11 months £200
Transit visa (direct airside transit) £35
Transit visit visa (landside transit) £64
Visa for the purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft £64
Electronic Visa Waiver £30
Single-entry visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) £154
Certificate of Entitlement Nationality Right of Abode (outside the UK) £388
Transfer of Conditions (Vignette Transfer) application made overseas £154
Other visa £637
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months – main applicant and dependants £180
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years – main applicant and dependants £250
Route to Settlement £1,846
Route to Settlement – other dependant relative £3,250
Route to Settlement – refugee dependant relative £404
Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules £2,885
Indefinite leave to enter the UK as a foreign or Commonwealth citizen discharged from HM Forces under paragraph 13 of Appendix Armed Forces to the immigration rules £2,885
Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour) – service of consular officers £142
Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents – consular functions £141
Administrative review £80

 

Optional premium services outside the UK

Fee from 4 October 2023
Priority Visa service – Settlement £500
Priority Visa service – Non-Settlement £500
Super Priority Visa service £1000
User Pays Visa Application service £76.50
The provision of an immigration officer to provide any premium service relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom (per hour per officer) £77.40
International Contact Centre – Email Service (per query) £2.74
International Contact Centre – Telephone Helpline (per minute) £0.69

 

Optional premium services in the UK

Fee from 4 October 2023
Super Priority service £1000
Expedited processing – Priority service £500
On-Demand service (Mobile Biometric Enrolment) (per hour per representative of the contractor providing the service) £650
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, to a Government Department, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom £57.33
The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom (per hour per officer) £77.40
Premium status checks and advice – Administrative Officer (per minute) £0.80
Premium status checks, advice or training – Executive Officer (inside office hours) (per minute) £0.88
Premium status checks, advice or training – Executive Officer (outside office hours) (per minute) £1.10
Premium status checks, advice or training – Higher Executive Officer (inside office hours) (per minute) £0.97
Premium status checks, advice or training – Higher Executive Officer (outside office hours) (per minute) £1.23

 

Premium services at the UK border

Fee from 4 October 2023
Registered Traveller (Adult) – Yearly Subscription (per year) £50
Registered Traveller (Child) – Yearly Subscription (per year) £24
Registered Traveller – Registration of New Documents £20
Fast Track – Heathrow £5.20
Fast Track – Other ports of entry £3.00

 

Other applications made in the UK

Fee from 4 October 2023
Visitor Extension – main applicant and dependants £1,000
Leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention £1,258
Leave to remain– Other £1,048
Hong Kong British National (In-country) for 30 months – main applicant and dependants £180
Hong Kong British National (In-country) for 5 years – main applicant and dependants £250
Processing an application which is subsequently rejected as invalid £25
Indefinite leave to remain – main applicants and dependants £2,885
Replacement Biometric Residence Card (issued under the EU Settlement Scheme) which has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed £19
Replacement Biometric Residence Permit which has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed £19
Travel Document – Certificate of travel – adult £280
Travel Document – Certificate of travel – child £141
Travel Document – Convention travel document – adult £82
Travel Document – Convention travel document – child £53
Administrative Review £80
Life in the UK test £50

 

British citizenship

Nationality fees

Fee from 4 October 2023
Naturalisation (British citizenship) £1,500
Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens £1,000
Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult £1,351
Nationality registration as a British citizen – child £1,214
The arrangement of a citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony). £80
The administration of a citizenship oath, or oath and pledge where the oath, or oath and pledge, are not administered at a citizenship ceremony or by a justice of the peace. £5
Nationality registration – British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons – adult £901
Nationality registration – British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons – child £810
Renunciation of nationality £372
Certificate of Entitlement Nationality Right of Abode (In the UK) £372
Nationality review £372
Status Letter (Nationality) £250
Non-acquisition Letter (Nationality) £250
Nationality correction to certificate £250
Nationality – supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order or declaration £250
Nationality reissued Certificate £250

 

Paying UK visa fees in your local currency

UK visa fees are set in Pounds Sterling (GBP) but can be paid in your local currency based on the exchange rate at the time of payment. The Home Office sets the rate, which is typically reviewed every two weeks.

 

Need assistance?

Home Office fees are subject to frequent change, so you are advised to check with a legal adviser or the Home Office website for the latest fees before submitting your application.

If you have a question about a Home Office application, such as a sponsor licence or a British citizenship application, contact us. Our team of specialist immigration advisers help individuals and companies on all areas of UK immigration and nationality.

 

UK visa fee FAQs

How much is a UK visa fee?

The UK visa fee will depend on the type of application you are making. For example, a visitor visa for up to six months costs £115.

How much bank balance is required for UK visa?

Some UK visas will require the applicant to show proof of a certain amount of funds in their bank account. You will need to check the requirements of the specific visa you are applying for.

How much is a long term UK visitor visa?

In 2024, the 2 year visitor visa is £400 per applicant, £771 for 5 years or £963 for 10 years.

Last updated: 8 January 2024

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