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The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2012

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Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 2

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Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“the 1981 Act” means the British Nationality Act 1981(1);

“the 1982 Order” means the British Protectorates, Protected States and Protected Persons Order 1982(2);

“application for naturalisation as a British citizen” means an application for naturalisation as a British citizen under section 6(1) or (2) of the 1981 Act;

“application for naturalisation as a British overseas territories citizen” means an application for naturalisation as British overseas territories citizen under section 18(1) or (2) of the 1981 Act;

“application for registration as a British citizen under the 1981 Act” means an application for registration as a British citizen under section 1(3)(3), (3A)(4) or (4), 3(1), (2)(5) or (5)(6), 4(2) or (5), 4A(7), 4B(8), 4D(9), 10(1)(10) or (2)(11), or 13(1) or (3) of the 1981 Act, or paragraph 3(12), 4(13) or 5 of Schedule 2 to, the 1981 Act;

“application for registration as a British citizen under the 1997 Act” means an application for registration under section 1 of the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997(14);

“application for registration as a British overseas territories citizen” means an application for registration as a British overseas territories citizen under sections 13(1) or (3) of the 1981 Act (as applied by section 24(15) of that Act), or 15(3)(16) or (4)(17), 17(1)(18), (2)(19) or (5)(20), or 22(1)(21) or (2)(22) of, or paragraph 3, 4 or 5 of Schedule 2 to, the 1981 Act;

“application for registration as a British overseas citizen” means an application for registration as a British overseas citizen under section 27(1) of, or paragraph 4 or 5 of Schedule 2 to, the 1981 Act;

“application for registration as a British protected person” means an application for registration as a British protected person under article 7 of the 1982 Order(23);

“application for registration as a British subject” means an application for registration as a British subject under section 32 of, or paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to, the 1981 Act.

Fees for applications relating to nationality

2.  (1)  Table 8 specifies the amount of fees for applications relating to nationality.

(2) The fees specified in Table 8 are subject to paragraph 3 (fee reduction for applications for naturalisation by spouses or civil partners) and paragraph 4 (fee reduction for applications for registration in respect of two or more children).

Table 8

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
8.1Fees for applications for naturalisation
8.1.1Application for naturalisation as a British citizen.£771
8.1.2Application for naturalisation as a British overseas territories citizen.£771
8.2Fees for applications for registration
8.2.1Application for registration as a British citizen under the 1981 Act.£551
8.2.2Application for registration as a British citizen under the 1997 Act.£551
8.2.3Application for registration as a British overseas territories citizen.£551
8.2.4Application for registration as a British overseas citizen.£551
8.2.5Application for registration as a British subject.£551
8.2.6Application for registration as a British protected person.£551

Fee reduction for applications for naturalisation by spouses or civil partners

3.  Where either a husband and wife, or two people who are civil partners of each other, apply at the same time for naturalisation as British citizens or British overseas territories citizens and at the time the applications are made are residing together, the total fee payable in respect of those applications is £1,157.

Fee reduction for applications for registration in respect of two or more children

4.  (1)  Where two or more applications are made at the same time for the registration of children as British citizens, British overseas territories citizens, British overseas citizens or British subjects and those children have the same parent, or parents, the total fee payable in respect of those applications shall be £827 for two applications, with an increase of £276 to that fee for every additional application.

(2) In this paragraph “parent” includes a step-parent and an adoptive parent.

(3)

Section 1(3) was amended by section 42(1) and (3) of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 (c.11).

(4)

Section 1(3A) was inserted by section 42(1) and (4) of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.

(5)

Section 3(2) was amended by section 5 of, and paragraph 3(1) and (2) of Schedule 1 to, the British Overseas Territories Act 2002(c.8) and section 43(1) and (2) of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.

(6)

Section 3(5) was amended by section 5 of, and paragraph 3(1) and (4) of Schedule 1 to, the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.

(7)

Section 4A was inserted by section 4 of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.

(8)

Section 4B was inserted by section 12 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c.41) and was amended by section 44(1), (2), (3), and (4) of, and paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 1 to the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.

(9)

Section 4D was inserted by section 46 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.

(10)

Section 10(1) was amended by Schedule 9 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.

(11)

Section 10(2) was amended by Schedule 9 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 and by paragraph 73 of Schedule 27 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

(12)

Paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 and Schedule 9 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.

(13)

Paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2)(b) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.

(14)

1997 c.20; section 1 was amended by s.2(3) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 and s.47(3) of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.

(15)

Section 24 was amended by section 2(2) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.

(16)

Section 15(3) was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.

(17)

Section 15(4) was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.

(18)

Section 17(1) was amended by section 2(2) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.

(19)

Section 17(2) was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.

(20)

Section 17(5) was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.

(21)

Section 22(1) was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 and Schedule 9 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.

(22)

Section 22(2) was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002, Schedule 9 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, and paragraph 77 of Schedule 27 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c.33).

(23)

S.I. 1982/1070; article 7 was amended by section 1(2) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 and paragraph 10(4)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1 to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Consequential Amendments and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/1892).

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