UK Visa Fees
In the below tables you can find the UK Visa Fees for 2019/2020. These UK visa fees have come into effect on the 6th of April of 2019.
UK visa fees and British citizenship fees generally increase on a yearly basis in line with inflation. The 2018 increase showed up to a four percent increase on certain visas, the 2019 increase only saw a minor amendment of some visas, including the visitor visas.
UK Visit and Short-Term Visa Fees
If you wish to visit the UK for a short period of time to visit, transfer through or study, you may need one of these short-term visas.
For short term visas the visa fees are generally less high, and application processes are likely relatively straight-forward.
|Visit Visa - Less than six months||£95|
|Visit Visa - Less than two years||£361|
|Visit Visa - Less than five years||£655|
|Visit Visa - Less than ten years||£822|
|Visiting Acedemic - Between 6 and 12 months||£190|
|Medical Treatment Visa - Between 6 and 12 months||£190|
|Short Term Student Visa - Up to six months||£97|
|Short Term English Language Student Visa - Between 6 and 11 months||£186|
|Direct Airside Transit Visa||£35|
|Landside Transit Visa||£64|
Point-Based System - Tier 1: UK Visa Fees for Applications made Outside of the UK
If you wish to come to the UK for a longer period of time and you are applying as an entrepreneur, investor or under the exceptional talent category, you will probably need to apply for a Tier 1 visa.
As a Tier 1 visa holder you may also be allowed to be able to bring dependants to live with you in the UK. For each dependants' application the applicant will be required to pay a separate visa fee in addition to their own visa fee.
|Tier 1 - Entrepreneur||£1,021|
|Tier 1 - Investor||£1,623|
|Tier 1 - Exceptional Talent Initial Application||£152|
|Tier 1 - Exceptional Talent Subsequent Application||£608|
|Tier 1 - Graduate Entrepreneur||£363|
|Tier 1 - Post-Study Work - Dependant||£604|
|Tier 1 - Exceptional Talent - Dependant||£608|
|Tier 1 - General - Dependant||£1,021|
Point-Based System - Tier 2: UK Visa Fees for Applications made Outside of the UK
A Tier 2 visa is applicable for those who wish to come to the UK to work. UK visa fees for Tier 2 visa applications are significantly higher if you intend to stay in the UK for more than three years.
Depending on your situation you may need to apply for either an Intra-Company Transfer visa or a General Shortage Occupation visa.
Applying for a Tier 2 point based visa is generally slightly cheaper if you are applying from outside of the UK. For example, if you apply for a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer for a period of less than three years the UK visa fee will be £610 for an overseas application and £704 for an application from within the UK, a nearly 15 percent difference.
|Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer - Three years or less||£610|
|Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer - More than three years||£1,220|
|Tier 2 General Shortage Occupation - Three years or less||£464|
|Tier 2 General Shortage Occupation - More than three years||£928|
|Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer Graduate Trainee||£482|
|Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer Short Term Staff Dependant||£482|
Point-Based System Other Tiers: UK Visa Fees for Applications made Outside of the UK
If you wish to come to the UK to study for a longer period of time you are likely to need a Tier 4 General Student visa. UK visa fees for these types of visas is currently set at £348 per application.
The Tier 5 visa has been set up for Government Authorised Exchanges and temporary workers.
|Tier 4 General Student Visa||£348|
Leave to Remain Applications within the UK
If you intent to stay in the UK indefinitely and you are already in the UK on a different kind of visa you may need to apply for indefinite leave to remain. If you are granted indefinite leave to remain you can stay in the UK indefinitely and work or study without restriction.
Indefinite leave to remain is also known as permanent residency, and after being in the UK for a qualifying period on indefinite leave to remain you may be able to apply for British citizenship.
The application for indefinite leave to remain is complex and can be a lengthy process, causing the UK visa fees for this type of applications to be significantly higher than most other types of visas.
|Indefinite leave to remain||£2,389|
|Leave to remain - Other||£1,033|
Points-Based System Tier 1- UK Visa Fees for Applications made in the UK
As with other visas, Tier 1 UK visa fees are considerably higher for applications made from within the UK. For example, the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa application fee for an application within the UK is set at £1,277 while an application from outside of the UK would only cost £1,021, 20 percent less.
Tier 1 applications from within the UK allow dependants to be added to the application. UK visa fees for dependants are separate from the main applicants fees.
|Tier 1 Entrepreneur||£1,277|
|Tier 1 Investor||£1,623|
|Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur||£493|
|Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Initial Application||£152|
|Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Subsequent Application||£608|
|Tier 1 General Dependant||£1,878|
|Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Dependant||£608|
Points-Based System Tier 2- UK Visa Fees for Applications made in the UK
Tier 2 visas are suitable for those who wish to remain in the UK primarily for employment reasons.
You may be able to apply for an Intra-Company Transfer if you are originally employed by an employer in another country but are required to move to the UK to continue your work for this business.
If you are a skilled worker, capable and intending to take up occupation in a job that currently features on the UK shortage Occupation List then a Tier 2 General Shortage Occupation application might be appropriate.
|Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer - Three years or less||£704|
|Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer - More than three years||£1,408|
|Tier 2 General Shortage Occupation – Three years or less||£464|
|Tier 2 General Shortage Occupation – More than three years||£928|
|Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer - Graduate Trainee||£482|
|Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer Short Term Staff Dependant||£482|
Point-Based System Other Tiers: UK Visa Fees for Applications made in the UK
UK visa fees for Tier 4 and Tier 5 applications are nearly the same for applications from within the UK or overseas.
|Tier 4 General Student Visa||£475|
Optional Premium Immigration Services
Depending on your situation you may need an answer quickly.
There are additional services offered to those applicants both residing within the UK at the time of application or overseas. Depending on the visa you are applying for, your requirements and your location one of the following services offered by the Home Office may be of interest to you.
|Priority Service for settlement from outside the UK||£573|
|Priority Service for non-settlement visas from outside the UK||£212|
|Super priority visa service from outside the UK||£956|
|Expedited processing of your application within the UK||£510|
|Expedited processing of your application within the UK - Booking fee||£100|
|Expedited processing of your application within the UK - Out of hours fee||£75|
|Priority service within the UK||£500|
|Application in person (premium service)||£610|
Successful Visa Applications with AWH Solicitors
If your application is rejected the UK visa fee you paid won't be refunded to you. Additionally, only some visa applications can be appealed, and if you do appeal a decision made by the Home Office, you are likely waiting for another nine to 12 months for your outcome.
At AWH Solicitors our expert immigration solicitors can give you the best chance at a successful outcome on your visa application.
With comprehensive knowledge on UK immigration law and extensive experience handling UK visa applications for families and individuals from across the world our immigration solicitors are ready to take on your case.
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