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The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2017

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Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 2APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE TO REMAIN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Memorandum

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“Article 3 or Refugee Convention application” means an application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom made on the basis that the applicant is—

(a)

a person making a claim for asylum which has either not been determined or has been granted;

(b)

a person who has been granted humanitarian protection under the immigration rules;

(c)

a person claiming that, due to an ongoing medical condition, removal from the United Kingdom would be incompatible with Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights;

(d)

a person who is a dependant of a refugee or person granted humanitarian protection under the immigration rules and is applying for leave to remain in the United Kingdom under paragraphs 352A to 352FI of the immigration rules; or

(e)

a child who was born in the United Kingdom to a person referred to in paragraphs (a) or (b);

“claim for asylum” has the meaning given by section 94(1) of the 1999 Act(1);

“a competent authority” means a designated competent authority of the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Trafficking Convention(2);

“positive conclusive grounds decision” means a decision made by a competent authority that the applicant is either—

(a)

a victim of human trafficking; or

(b)

a victim of slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour;

“specified human rights application” means an application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom under—

(a)

paragraph 276ADE(1) of the immigration rules;

(b)

section R-LTRP.1.1. (a), (b) and (d) of Appendix FM to the immigration rules;

(c)

section R-LTRPT.1.1. (a), (b) and (d) of Appendix FM to the immigration rules; or

(d)

any other application other than an Article 3 or Refugee Convention application in which the applicant relies solely or primarily on a claim that to remove the applicant from the United Kingdom or to require the applicant to leave the United Kingdom would be unlawful under section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998(3) (public authority not to act contrary to Convention rights);

“the Trafficking Convention” means the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings(4);

“Trafficking Convention reason” means a reason, in accordance with the United Kingdom’s obligations under the Trafficking Convention, that the applicant’s stay in the United Kingdom is necessary(5)—

(a)

because of the applicant’s personal situation;

(b)

because the applicant is co-operating with a police investigation or criminal proceedings; or

(c)

in order to pursue a claim for compensation against the applicant’s trafficker or modern slavery facilitator.

(2) For the purposes of this Schedule a claim for asylum is determined on—

(a)the day on which the Secretary of State notifies the claimant of the decision on the claim;

(b)if the claimant has appealed against the Secretary of State’s decision, the day on which the appeal is disposed of; or

(c)if the claimant has brought an appeal from within the United Kingdom under section 82 of the 2002 Act(6) or section 2 of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997(7) the day on which the appeal is disposed of.

Fees for, and in connection with, applications for leave to remain in the United Kingdom

2.—(1) Table 6 specifies the amount of the fees for the specified applications for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom and the amount of the fee for an approval letter from a designated competent body.

(2) Table 7 specifies the amount of the fees for the specified applications for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as the dependant of a main applicant.

(3) Table 8 specifies the amount of the fees for the specified applications for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom.

(4) Table 9 provides for exceptions to the requirement to pay the fees specified in Tables 6, 7 and 8.

(5) Paragraph 3 makes provision for the amount of the fees to be paid in respect of an application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom by a dependant of a main applicant, in cases where Table 7 does not apply.

(6) The fees specified in Table 6 are subject to paragraph 4 (Applications by CESC nationals), and the fees specified in Tables 6, 7 and 8 are subject to paragraph 5 (Variation of an application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom).

Table 6 (Fees for applications for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom and connected applications)

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
6.1General fee for applications for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom
6.1.1Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom where the fee is not specified elsewhere in these Regulations.£993
6.2Fees for and in connection with applications for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom under the Points-Based System
6.2.1Application to the Home Office for an approval letter from a designated competent body in respect of a proposed application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant.£292
6.2.2Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant where fee 6.2.1 applies.£293
6.2.3Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant where fee 6.2.1 does not apply.£585
6.2.4Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant.£1,228
6.2.5Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Migrant.£474
6.2.6Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant.£1,561
6.2.7

Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as—

(a)

a Tier 2 (General) Migrant;

(b)

a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Long Term Staff Migrant;

(c)

a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Migrant; or

(d)

a Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Migrant,

where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less, and where fee 6.2.9 does not apply.

£677
6.2.8

Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as—

(a)

a Tier 2 (General) Migrant; or

(b)

Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Long Term Staff Migrant,

where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years, and where fee 6.2.10 does not apply.

£1,354
6.2.9Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant where a shortage occupation certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less.£446
6.2.10Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant where a shortage occupation certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years.£892
6.2.11Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Short Term Staff Migrant or a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Graduate Trainee Migrant.£463
6.2.12Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 4 Migrant.£457
6.2.13Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant.£235
6.3Fees for other applications for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom
6.3.1Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a representative of an overseas business under Part 5 of the immigration rules.£677
6.3.2Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a retired person of independent means under Part 7 of the immigration rules.£1,874

Table 7 (Fees for specified applications for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a dependant)

Number of feeType of application for leave to remainAmount of fee
7.1Specified fees for applications for leave to remain in the United Kingdom as the dependant of a main applicant
7.1.1Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as the dependant of a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant.£585
7.1.2Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as the dependant of a Tier 1 (General) Migrant.£1,806
7.1.3Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as the dependant of a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Skills Transfer Migrant.£463

Table 8 (Fees for applications for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom)

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
8.1General fee for applications for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom
8.1.1Application for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom.£2,297

Table 9 (Exceptions in respect of fees for applications for, or in connection with, leave to remain in the United Kingdom)

Number and description of exceptionFees to which exception applies
9.1Article 3 or Refugee Convention applications
No fee is payable in respect of an Article 3 or Refugee Convention application.Fees 6.1.1, 8.1.1
9.2Applications for leave to remain under the Destitution Domestic Violence concession
No fee is payable in respect of an application made under the Destitution Domestic Violence concession(8) operated outside the immigration rules by the Secretary of State.Fee 6.1.1
9.3Applications for leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a victim of domestic violence or abuse under paragraph 289A, Appendix FM or Appendix Armed Forces
No fee is payable in respect of an application as a victim of domestic violence or abuse under paragraph 289A of, or Appendix FM or Appendix Armed Forces to, the immigration rules where, at the time of making the application, the applicant appears to the Secretary of State to be destitute(9).Fee 8.1.1
9.4Specified human rights applications where to require payment of the fee would be incompatible with the applicant’s Convention rights
No fee is payable in respect of a specified human rights application where to require payment of the fee would be incompatible with the applicant’s Convention rights.Fee 6.1.1
9.5Short term variation of leave to remain in the United Kingdom
No fee is payable in respect of an application made to an immigration officer on arrival at a port of entry in the United Kingdom in respect of a person seeking variation of leave to remain in the United Kingdom for a period of up to 6 months.Fees 6.2.12, 6.2.13, 6.3.1, 6.3.2
9.6Children being looked after by a local authority
No fee is payable in respect of an application made in respect of a person who, at the time of making the application, is a child and is being looked after by a local authority.Fees 6.1.1, 6.2.12, 6.2.13, 8.1.1
9.7Applications under the EC Association Agreement with Turkey
No fee is payable in respect of an application made under the terms of the EC Association Agreement with Turkey.All fees in Tables 6, 7 and 8
9.8Applications from stateless persons
No fee is payable in respect of an application for the initial period of limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a stateless person, or as the family member of a stateless person, under Part 14 of the immigration rules.Fee 6.1.1
9.9Applications for variation of limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom to allow recourse to public funds in certain circumstances

No fee is payable in respect of an application for variation of the conditions attached to a grant of limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom, in order to be permitted access to public funds, by a person who has been granted such leave—

(a)

under—

(i)

paragraph 276BE(1) or (2) (as amended by paragraph 276A0(1) and (2)) of the immigration rules;

(ii)

paragraph 276DG of the immigration rules;

(iii)

paragraph D-LTRP.1.2. (as amended by paragraph GEN.2.3.(1). and (2).) of Appendix FM to the immigration rules;

(iv)

paragraph D-LTRPT.1.2. (as amended by paragraph GEN.2.3.(1). and (2).) of Appendix FM to the immigration rules;

(v)

paragraph D-ILRP.1.2. and D-ILRP.1.3. of Appendix FM to the immigration rules; or

(vi)

paragraph D-ILRPT.1.1. and D-ILRPT.1.2. of Appendix FM to the immigration rules;

(b)

outside the immigration rules in accordance with paragraphs 276A01(1) and (2), and 276A02 of part 7 of the immigration rules, or paragraph GEN.1.10. and GEN.1.11. of Appendix FM to the immigration rules.

Fee 6.1.1
9.10Applications for discretionary leave by an individual with a positive conclusive grounds decision
9.10.1No fee is payable in respect of an application or request for their first grant of limited discretionary leave for a Trafficking Convention reason, where the individual has received a positive conclusive grounds decision.Fee 6.1.1
9.10.2No fee is payable in respect of an application or request for a further grant of limited discretionary leave for a Trafficking Convention reason, where the individual has received a positive conclusive grounds decision and has not yet accrued thirty months limited discretionary leave for a Trafficking Convention reason.Fee 6.1.1
9.10.3No fee is payable in respect of an application or request for a further grant of limited discretionary leave for a Trafficking Convention reason, where an individual has received a positive conclusive grounds decision, where (a) 9.10.2 does not apply because they have accrued thirty months or more limited discretionary leave for a Trafficking Convention reason; and (b) at the time of making the application or request the applicant appears to the Secretary of State to be destitute (10).Fee 6.1.1
9.10.4No fee is payable by a dependant of a person granted an exception under 9.10.1 to 9.10.3.Fee 6.1.1
9.11Applications for leave as a domestic worker who is the victim of slavery or human trafficking
9.11.1No fee is payable in respect of an application for leave to remain made under paragraph 159I of the immigration rules as a domestic worker who is the victim of slavery or human trafficking.Fee 6.1.1

Applications by dependants

3.  Except in respect of applications for which a fee is specified in Table 7, and subject to the exceptions set out in Table 9, the fee for an application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom made by the dependant of a main applicant is the fee specified in Table 6 or 8 (as the case may be) in respect of the main applicant’s application.

Applications made by CESC Nationals

4.—(1) Where an application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom of a kind set out in sub-paragraph (2) is made by a CESC national, and the applicant is the main applicant, the fee set out in Table 6 is to be reduced by £55.

(2) An application is of a kind mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) if it is an application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom as—

(a)a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant;

(b)a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant;

(c)a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Migrant;

(d)a Tier 2 Migrant; or

(e)a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant.

Variation of an application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom

5.—(1) This sub-paragraph applies where—

(a)an application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom is made in respect of a person on or after the day that these Regulations come into force; but

(b)before that application is determined a further application is submitted which has the effect of varying it.

(2) Where sub-paragraph (1) applies, the Secretary of State may refund any fee (or fees) other than the higher (or highest, as the case may be) paid in respect of the applications described in that sub-paragraph.

(1)

Section 94(1) was amended by section 60 of the 2002 Act and S.I. 2008/2833. It was also amended by section 44 of the 2002 Act but those amendments are not yet in force and have been prospectively repealed from a date to be appointed by paragraph 41 of Schedule 11 to the 2016 Act. Section 94(1) has also been prospectively amended from a date to be appointed by paragraphs 3 and 7 of Schedule 11 to the 2016 Act.

(2)

The designated competent authorities for the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Trafficking Convention are the Home Office (postal address: UKVI, Waterside Court, 471 Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS4 2QB) and the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre (postal address: UKHTC, PO Box 8000, London SE11 5EN).

(3)

1998 c. 42; section 6(4) repealed by paragraph 66 of Schedule 9 to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4).

(4)

Cm 8414. The Convention entered into force in respect of the United Kingdom on 1st April 2009.

(5)

Further information is available in the Competent Authority guidance on www.gov.uk.

(6)

Section 82 wassubstituted by section 15(2) of the 2014 Act.

(7)

1997 c.68; section 2 was substituted by paragraph 20 of Schedule 7 to the 2002 Act and was amended by paragraph 2 of Schedule 9 to the 2014 Act, and section 64(2) of the 2016 Act; the amendments made to section 2 by paragraph 26 of Schedule 9 to the 2014 Act are not yet in force.

(8)

The Destitution Domestic Violence Concession enables destitute applicants who intend to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a victim of domestic violence or abuse to be provided with access to public funds pending resolution of their application. Further information is available on www.gov.uk.

(9)

More information on the exercise of this destitution policy is available on www.gov.uk.

(10)

More information on the exercise of this destitution policy is available on www.gov.uk.

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