Increase in UK visa fees
In January 2016, the Home Office introduced legislation to set the maximum amounts it can charge for visa, immigration and nationality applications over the next four years.
The new legislation will come into effect on 18 March 2016 and it means that visas linked most closely to economic growth e.g. work and student visa will be increased by 2%; all visit visas will be increased by 2%, an increase of up to 25% will apply to settlement, residence and nationality fees, and a staggering increase of up to 33% for optional premium services offered by the Home Office such as the Super Premium service and Priority Visa Services overseas.
These hikes will have a bearing on the bottom line cost to companies wishing to sponsor migrants. If you are in a process of preparing an application for submission on or after 18 March 2016, the new application fee will apply to you. Please follow the link to access the new fee list: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/503658/Fees_table_18_March_2016_PDF.pdf
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