UNITED KINGDOM: Increase in Fees for Majority of Visa Applications

April 6, 2022

The Home Office has released an update to the UK visa fees, effective 6 April 2022.

Notable changes include:

  • £15 increase for work visas
  • £5 increase for a six month visit visas or £15 increase for visit visas of a longer duration in most cases
  • £15 increase for student visas
  • £30 increase for priority service outside the UK (from 10 May 2022)
  • £15 increase for indefinite leave to remain applications

The full fee schedule can be found on the GOV.uk website.

It has also been announced that Sopra Steria, the company that partners with the Home Office to provide visa appointments, is set to increase its fees in line with the announcement by the Office for National Statistics of inflationary uplift by 6.2%, effective from 4 May.

Individuals and organisations impacted by this development are encouraged to contact a Newland Chase immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

For general advice and information on immigration and business travel to the UK, please contact us.

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Chase for any case- or company-specific assessments.