New proposed visa fees for 2016-17 announcedThe government has announced details of proposed changes to visa, immigration and nationality applications which will come into effect in 2016-17. The specific changes will be confirmed in April 2016, but the proposed fees provide a good indication of what things will cost.
The new legislation due in April will set maximum levels for application categories, which will apply for 4 years. They are being brought in under plans to ensure the visa system is self-funded by 2019-20.
The main changes are:
- Increasing visit, study and work visa fees by 2%
- Increasing settlement, residence and nationality fees by 25%. By category:
- A new fee of £1,875 for main applicants (and all dependents) for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
- A new fee of £2,676 for other dependent relatives in ILR applications
- A new fee of £1,156 for citizenship applications
- targeted increases to fees for premium services, such as the priority visa service
The new fee structure is detailed in the Table with further detail of indicative fees for 2016-17 on GOV.uk.