New changes of UKVI fees 2017/2018

A number of updates have been made to immigration, visa and nationality fees and these changes will come in to effect on 6 April 2017. Significant changes could be found as follows:

  • Fees for visitors, full-time students and workers will be restricted to a 2% increase in line with the government’s inflation target;
  • Application fees for British Citizens applying for registration and naturalisation will increase by 4%;
  • Settlement and indefinite leave to remain will increase by up to 22.5%. This reflects the significant benefits and entitlements that a successful applicant receives and includes: access to education, general public services and the UK labour market;
  • All premium services (excluding sponsorship premium services) will also increase by up to 23%;
  • Fees for entry clearance to enter the Channel Islands will rise in line with 2017/2018 fee changes seen in the rest of the UK;
  • On 1 June 2017, a new optional email enquiry service will be introduced overseas which will complement the existing telephone helpline service. The fee for the telephone helpline service will remain unchanged; and
  • For the third year running, there will be no changes to the fees for applications or services under the sponsorship system.

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