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Fees reviews for UK visa and citizenship applications

The Home Office keeps all visa and citizenship fees under regular review. The changes apply to both domestic and foreign applications.

2-Year Visitor Visa

The fees for a 2-year visitor visa are £361. The exception is a Chinese national applying in mainland China under the Chinese visa scheme. The application fee is £95.

Applications for a work visa

Those wishing to apply for a work visa from countries that are signatories to the Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) are entitled to a discount of £55. This discount applies to the following types of visas:

  • Skilled Worker visa;
  • Start-up visa;
  • Innovator visa;
  • Global Talent visa;
  • Tier 2 and Tier 5 visas.

A discount applies only to the main applicant. In other words, family members will have to pay a full fee it. It is also important to note that it is granted only to residents of those countries, that are signatories to the CESC. At present, these include the EU Member States, the European Economic Area and Turkey.

If a main applicant believes that they are entitled to this discount, they should read the CESC’s guidelines before proceeding with their application.

Applying for a Health and Care Worker visa

According to data published by the Home Office on government and application fees for Health and Care Worker visa, there has also been a decrease.

Citizenship ceremony fees

From 31 January 2021, in addition to the application fee, the Home Office has also added a fee of £80 for a citizenship ceremony. This additional fee will also apply to those applicants who are 18 years old at the time of their citizenship application. In this case, an additional fee of £80 will be requested when an application is accepted.

It is important to keep in mind when applying for a visa permit that the Home Office regularly updates its visa and citizenship application fees. For latest updates, check the official fees schedule published on the government website.

You can also contact Imperial & Legal. Our advisors are always up to date with the latest developments in the legislation and will provide you with the most updated information.

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