Proposed Visa Fees 2010/2011

In recent years the UK Border Agency has taken a strategic approach to charging for visa applications, with immigration and nationality service fees set above the normal cost of administration. The aim is to generate revenue which is used to fund the UK Immigration System as a whole, including the cost of enforcement and making general improvements to the system i.e. the implementation of the Points Based System (PBS). The UKBA believes that those benefiting most from the immigration system (i.e. migrants and employers) should contribute most to maintain the system.

In the Ministerial Statement Mr Woolas said ‘The revenue generated will contribute towards the development and delivery of the new Points Based System, the rollout of ID cards for foreign nationals and investment in IT capability both overseas and in the UK. We have made several amendments to the UK settlement fees and we have proposed a nominal 10% fee for all applications for UK-based dependants to reflect the fact that each individual brings a processing cost to us. I am publishing today the fees for immigration and nationality services that are set at levels above the normal administrative costs of the service alongside these regulations. I will announce our proposals for the fees for immigration and nationality fees that are set below the administrative costs of the service when we lay negative regulations in February 2010’. Commonwealth Contractors will bring you news of the fees for applications set below the cost of delivery once details have been released.

Proposed Visa Fees for Out of Country Applications

  • Tier 1 General Entrepreneur
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £675
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £332
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £690
    • £ Increase:£15
    • % Increase:2.22%
  • Tier 2
    • 2009/2010 Fees:£265
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £197
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £270
    • £ Increase: £5
    • % Increase: 1.89%
  • Settlement Visa – Main Applicant
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £585
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £249
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £644
    • £ Increase:£59
    • % Increase:10.09%
  • Settlement Visa – Dependent Applicant
    • 2009/2010 Fees:£585
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £272
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011:£1,680
    • £ Increase:£1,095
    • % Increase:187.18%

Please note that the Out of Country Settlement Category includes; Spouse/Civil Partner of a settled person, Unmarried/same sex partner of a settled person, Fiancé/proposed civil partner of a settled person, Child or dependent relative of a settled person, Adopted child of a settled person, Family reunion, Former UK Armed Forces

Proposed Visa Fees for In Country Applications

  • Tier 1 General – Postal
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £820
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £317
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £840
    • £ Increase: £20
    • % Increase:2.44%
    • Dependents Fee:£129
  • Tier 1 General – Premium
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £1,020
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £288
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £1,095
    • £ Increase:£75
    • % Increase:7.35%
    • Dependents Fee: £154
  • Tier 1 Investor or Entrepreneur – Postal
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £820
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £354
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £840
    • £ Increase:£20
    • % Increase:2.44%
    • Dependents Fee: £129
  • Tier 1 Investor or Entrepreneur – Premium
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £1,020
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £446
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011:£1,095
    • £ Increase:£75
    • % Increase:7.35%
    • Dependents Fee:£154
  • Tier 1 Post Study – Postal
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £500
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £317
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £550
    • £ Increase:£50
    • % Increase:10%
    • Dependents Fee: £100
  • Tier 1 Post Study – Premium
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £700
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £325
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £800
    • £ Increase:£100
    • % Increase:14.29%
    • Dependents Fee: £125
  • Tier 2 – Postal
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £465
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £344
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £475
    • £ Increase:£10
    • % Increase:2.15%
    • Dependents Fee: £92
  • Tier 2 – Premium
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £665
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £330
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £730
    • £ Increase:£65
    • % Increase: 9.77%
    • Dependents Fee:£118
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain, Main Applicant – Postal
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £820
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £341
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £840
    • £ Increase:£20
    • % Increase:2.44%
    • Dependents Fee:£129
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain, Main Applicant – Premium
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £1,020
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £256
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £1,095
    • £ Increase:£75
    • % Increase:7.35%
    • Dependents Fee:£154
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain, Dependent Relative – Postal
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £820
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £341
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £1,680
    • £ Increase:£860
    • % Increase:104.88%
    • Dependents Fee:£213
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain, Dependent Relative – Premium
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £1,020
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £256
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £1,930
    • £ Increase:£910
    • % Increase:89.22%
    • Dependents Fee:£238
  • Mobile Biometric Enrolment & Case Working (Premium +)
    • 2009/2010 Fees: N/A
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £1,982
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £15,000
    • £ Increase: £15,000
    • % Increase: N/A
    • Dependents Fee: N/A
  • Tier 2 Employer Certificate of Sponsorship
    • 2009/2010 Fees: £170
    • Estimated Unit Cost for 2010/2011: £25
    • Proposed Fee for 2010/2011: £170
    • £ Increase: £0
    • % Increase: 0%
    • Dependents Fee:

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