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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 for 2021, 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.

Visas & applications made outside the UK

 

Fees category Fee from 1 December 2020
Visit visa < 6 months £95
Visit visa < 2 years. Note: £95 application fee for Chinese visa scheme applicants  £361
Visit visa < 5 years £655
Visit visa <10 years £822
Visiting academic – more than 6 months but no more than 12 months £190
Private medical treatment visa – more than 6 months but not more than 11 months £190
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 – (right of abode) £388
Transfer of Conditions (Vignette transfer) £154
Short term student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months £186
Representative of an overseas business – main applicant and dependants £610
Other visa £516
Route to Settlement £1,523
Route to Settlement – other dependant relative £3,250
Route to Settlement – refugee dependant relative £388
Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules. £2,389
Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour) – service of consular officers £142
Receiving, preparing and forwarding documents – consular functions £141
Processing an application which is subsequently rejected as invalid £25

 

Work visa applications made outside the UK

 

Fees category Fee from 1 December 2020
Innovator – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £1021
Start-up – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £363
Approval letter in respect of an initial application for Global Talent £456
Global Talent – initial application. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £152
Global Talent – subsequent application. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £608
Global Talent – dependant £608
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependants only £608
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – main applicants and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £1,021
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) – dependants only £363
Tier 1 (Investor) – main applicant and dependants £1,623
Skilled worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £610
Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £1,220
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £464
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £928
Skilled Worker – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants. Discounted fee shown for Health and Care Visa applicants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £232
Skilled Worker – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants. Discounted fee shown for Health and Care Visa applicants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £464
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. Discounted fee shown for Health and Care Visa applicants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £232
Skilled Worker – Shortage Occupation – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants. Discounted fee shown for Health and Care Visa applicants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £464
Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £610
Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £1,220
Intra-Company Transfer – Graduate Trainee – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £482
T5 (Temporary Worker) Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting Worker, International Agreement Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker and Youth Mobility Scheme – main applicant and dependant. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £244

 

Study visa applications made outside the UK

Fees category Fee from 1 December 2020
Student – main applicant and dependants £348
Child Student £348

 

Optional premium services outside the UK

 
Fees category Fee from 1 December 2020
Priority visa service – settlement £573
Priority visa service – non-settlement £220
Super priority visa service £956
User-pay visa application centre £55
International Contact Centre – Email Service (per query) £2.74
International Contact Centre – Telephone Helpline (per minute) £0.69

 

Optional premium services in the UK

 
Fees category Fee from 1 December 2020
Super Priority service £800
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 £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

 

Discretionary services at the border

 
Fees category Fee from 1 December 2020
Registered Traveller (Adult) – Yearly Subscription £50
Registered Traveller (Child) – Yearly Subscription £24
Registered Traveller – Registration of New Documents £20
Fast Track – Heathrow terminals 2, 3 and 4 £5.20
Fast Track – Other £3.00

 

Work visa applications made in the UK

 
Fees category Fee from 1 December 2020
Innovator – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £1,277
Start-up – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £493
Approval letter in respect of an initial application for Global Talent £456
Global Talent – initial application. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £152
Global Talent – subsequent application. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £608
Global Talent – dependant £608
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependants only £608
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – main applicants and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £1,277
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) – dependants only £493
Tier 1 (Investor) – main applicant and dependants £1,623
Skilled worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £704
Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £1,408
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £464
Skilled Worker, shortage occupation, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £928
Skilled Worker – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants. Discounted fee shown for Health and Care Visa applicants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £232
Skilled Worker – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants. Discounted fee shown for Health and Care Visa applicants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £464
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. Discounted fee shown for Health and Care Visa applicants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £232
Skilled Worker – Shortage Occupation – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants. Discounted fee shown for Health and Care Visa applicants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £464
Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £704
Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £1,408
Intra-Company Transfer – Graduate Trainee – main applicant and dependants. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £482
T5 (Temporary Worker) Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting Worker, International Agreement Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker and Youth Mobility Scheme – main applicant and dependant. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £244

 

Study visa applications made in the UK

 
Fees category Fee from 1 December 2020
Student – main applicant and dependants £475
Child student £475

 

Other immigration applications made in the UK

 
Fees category Fee from 1 December 2020
Visitor Extension – main applicant and dependants £993
Leave to enter for persons in the UK who are liable to immigration detention £1,033
Leave to remain – Other £1,033
Retired person of independent means £1,949
Representative of an overseas business – main applicant and dependants £704
Processing an application which is subsequently rejected as invalid £25
Indefinite leave to remain – main applicants and dependants £2,389
Biometric enrolment £19.20
Transfer of Conditions (TOC) or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status – limited leave to remain £161
TOC or Application for a document confirming identity and immigration or nationality status – indefinite leave to remain £229
Replacement Biometric residence card (issued under the EU Settlement Scheme) £56
Replacement Biometric residence permit (BRP) / replacement BRP £56
Certificate of travel – adult £280
Certificate of travel – child £141
Convention travel document – adult £75
Convention travel document – child £49
European residence document (registration certificate, document certifying permanent residence, residence card, accession resident card, derivative residence card, permanent residence card) £65
Administrative review £80
Life in the UK test £50

 

Sponsorship

 
Fees category Fee from 1 December 2020
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 and Temporary Worker sponsor licence – large sponsor £1,476
Worker sponsor licence (small sponsor) £536
Student sponsor licence £536
Temporary Worker sponsor licence £536
Worker sponsor licence (large sponsor), (where sponsor currently holds a Temporary Worker and/or Student Sponsor Licence) £940
Student sponsor basic compliance assessment £536
Sponsor action plan £1,476
Certificate Of Sponsorship (COS) for Skilled Worker, T2 Minister of Religion, T2 Sportsperson, Intra-company Transfer, Intra-company Transfer Graduate Trainee. Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £199
Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for T5 (Temporary worker). Note: CESC discount of £55 applies for main applicants. £21
Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) for student, child student £21

 

Citizenship & nationality applications 

 
Fees category Fee from 1 December 2020
Naturalisation, including citizenship ceremony  £1,330
Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens £1,000
Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult, including citizenship ceremony  £1,206
Nationality registration as a British citizen – child. Note: An additional £80 per applicant will be payable for the citizenship ceremony fee if the applicant turns 18 during the application process.  £1,012
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 – (right of abode) £372
Nationality review £372
Status letter £250
Non-acquisition letter £250
Nationality correction to certificate £250
Nationality – supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order or declaration £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 change, so you are advised to check the Home Office website for the latest fees before submitting your application.

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

 

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 £95, a five-year skilled worker visa application submitted overseas will cost £1,220.

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. Visitor visa applicants will need to provide evidence of access to sufficient funds to pay for accommodation and to support themselves and any dependants during their stay in the UK.

How much is a long term UK visitor visa?

The 2 year visitor visa is £361 per applicant, £655 for 5 years or £822 for 10 years.

 

Last updated: 12 January 2021

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