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The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018

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Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 330

Immigration

Nationality

The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018

Made

15th March 2018

Laid before Parliament

16th March 2018

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2)

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations with the consent of the Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 68(1), (7), (8) and (10), 69(2), and 74(8)(a), (b) and (d) of the Immigration Act 2014(1). These Regulations are made further to provision in the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016(2).

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 6th April 2018.

(3) Subject to paragraphs (4) to (6), these Regulations extend to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(4) This regulation and regulations 2, 11, 15 and 17 and Schedule 9 also extend to the Isle of Man, but only for the purpose of issuing entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man.

(5) This regulation and regulations 2, 12, 15 and 17 and Schedule 10 also extend to the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey, but only for the purpose of issuing entry clearance to enter the bailiwick concerned.

(6) Paragraphs (a) and (b) of regulation 18 have the same extent as the instruments which they revoke.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the 1971 Act” means the Immigration Act 1971(3);

“the 1981 Act” means the British Nationality Act 1981(4);

“the 1982 Order” means the British Protectorates, Protected States and Protected Persons Order 1982(5);

“the 1999 Act” means the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999(6);

“the 2002 Act” means the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002(7);

“the 2007 Act” means the UK Borders Act 2007(8);

“the 2008 Regulations” means the Immigration (Biometric Registration) Regulations 2008(9);

“the 2016 Order” means the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016;

“administrative review” has the same meaning as provided in Appendix AR to the immigration rules(10);

“approval letter from a designated competent body”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom means a letter from a designated competent body, within the meaning of the immigration rules, endorsing a proposed application for leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man means a letter from a designated competent body, within the meaning of the Isle of Man immigration rules(11), endorsing a proposed application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant;

“being looked after by a local authority” means being looked after by a local authority (or in Northern Ireland, an authority) under—

(a)

section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989(12);

(b)

section 17(6) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995(13);

(c)

article 25(1) of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(14); or

(d)

section 74(1) of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014(15);

“biometric immigration document” has the same meaning as provided in section 5 of the 2007 Act(16);

“certificate of sponsorship”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom means an authorisation, allocated by the Secretary of State to a sponsor and issued to a person by that sponsor, in respect of an application, or potential application, for entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a sponsored worker;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man means an authorisation allocated by or on behalf of the Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Man to a sponsor and issued to a person by that sponsor, in respect of an application, or potential application, for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man as a sponsored worker;

“CESC national” means a person who is a national of a state which has ratified the European Social Charter, agreed by the Council of Europe at Turin on 18th October 1961(17);

“child” means a person under the age of 18;

“contractor” means a person with whom the Secretary of State has entered into a contract, by which the person agrees to provide certain services in connection with immigration or nationality to applicants;

“Convention rights” means the rights identified as Convention rights by section 1 of the Human Rights Act 1998(18);

“dependant” in respect of a person (“P”) means—

(a)

the spouse or civil partner of P;

(b)

someone who has been living with P in a relationship akin to a marriage or civil partnership for at least two years; or

(c)

any other person whose entitlement to make an application referred to in these Regulations arises by virtue of a connection between that person and P;

EC Association Agreement with Turkey” means the agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and Turkey signed at Ankara on 12th September 1963(19);

“entry clearance”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom has the same meaning as provided in section 33(1) of the 1971 Act(20);

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man has the same meaning as provided in section 33(1) of the 1971 Act as extended to the Isle of Man(21);

(c)

in respect of the Bailiwick of Guernsey has the same meaning as provided in section 33(1) of the 1971 Act as extended to the Bailiwick of Guernsey(22);

(d)

in respect of the Bailiwick of Jersey has the same meaning as provided in section 33(1) of the 1971 Act as extended to the Bailiwick of Jersey(23);

“immigration rules” means the rules made under section 3(2) of the 1971 Act;

“indefinite leave” has the same meaning as provided in section 33(1) of the 1971 Act;

“Isle of Man immigration rules” means the rules made under section 3(2) of the 1971 Act as that section extends to the Isle of Man(24);

“leave to enter the United Kingdom” means leave to enter the United Kingdom given in accordance with the provisions of the 1971 Act or the immigration rules and any subsequent variation of that leave;

“leave to remain in the United Kingdom” means leave to remain in the United Kingdom given in accordance with the provisions of the 1971 Act or the immigration rules and any subsequent variation of that leave;

“Life in the UK Test” means the test referred to as the Life in the UK Test in Appendix KoLL to the immigration rules and regulation 5A of the British Nationality (General) Regulations 2003(25);

“limited leave” has the same meaning as provided in section 33(1) of the 1971 Act;

“main applicant” means the person who has made an application or claim in connection with immigration, as distinct from a person applying as the dependant of such a person;

“Points-Based System”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom means those categories set out in Part 6A of the immigration rules;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man means those categories set out in Part 6A of the Isle of Man immigration rules;

“private medical treatment”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom has the same meaning as provided in Appendix V to the immigration rules;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man has the same meaning as provided in Appendix V to the Isle of Man immigration rules;

“process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information” means the process, or combination of processes, to which a person may be required to submit in order to enable a record to be taken of that person’s biometric information, where the person is required by regulations made under section 41 of the 1981 Act(26), section 126 of the 2002 Act(27) or section 5 of the 2007 Act to provide such information for the purposes of an application or claim in connection with immigration or nationality;

“shortage occupation certificate of sponsorship”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom means a certificate of sponsorship issued in respect of employment in an occupation listed in the Shortage Occupation List set out in Appendix K to the immigration rules;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man means a certificate of sponsorship issued in respect of employment in an occupation listed in the Shortage Occupation List set out in Appendix K to the Isle of Man immigration rules;

“sponsor”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom means a person licensed by the Secretary of State to issue certificates of sponsorship, or confirmations of acceptance for studies, or both;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man means a person licensed by or on behalf of the Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Man to issue certificates of sponsorship;

“sponsor licence” means a licence granted by the Secretary of State to a person who, by virtue of such a grant, is licensed as a sponsor;

“sponsored worker”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom means a person seeking entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom for the purposes of employment (whether paid or unpaid) or some other economic activity, where that person is required by the immigration rules to obtain a certificate of sponsorship;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man means a person seeking entry clearance to the Isle of Man for the purposes of employment (whether paid or unpaid) or some other economic activity, where that person is required by the Isle of Man immigration rules to obtain a certificate of sponsorship;

“Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant”, “Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant”, “Tier 1 (General) Migrant”, “Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Migrant”, “Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant”, and “Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) Migrant”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom have the meanings given by paragraph 6 of the immigration rules;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man have the meanings given by paragraph 6 of the Isle of Man immigration rules;

“Tier 2 Migrant”, “Tier 2 (General) Migrant”, “Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrant”, “Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Migrant” and “Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Migrant”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom have the meanings given by paragraph 6 of the immigration rules;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man have the meanings given by paragraph 6 of the Isle of Man immigration rules;

“Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Long Term Staff Migrant”, “Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Graduate Trainee Migrant”, and “Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Short Term Staff Migrant”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom mean a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrant granted leave in, respectively, the Long Term staff sub-category, the Graduate Trainee sub-category or the Short Term staff sub-category, in each case within the meaning of Part 6A of the immigration rules;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man mean a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrant granted leave in, respectively, the Long Term staff sub-category, the Graduate Trainee sub-category or the Short Term staff sub-category, in each case within the meaning of Part 6A of the Isle of Man immigration rules;

“Tier 4 Migrant”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom has the meaning given by paragraph 6 of the immigration rules;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man has the meaning given by paragraph 6 of the Isle of Man immigration rules;

“Tier 5 Migrant”, “Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant” and “Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Temporary Migrant”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom have the meanings given by paragraph 6 of the immigration rules;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man have the meanings given by paragraph 6 of the Isle of Man immigration rules;

“transit visit visa” has the same meaning as in Part V7 of Appendix V to the immigration rules;

“travel document” means a document which—

(a)

is not a passport;

(b)

allows a person (or, if the person has died, the body of that person) to travel outside the United Kingdom; and

(c)

is issued by the Home Office to a person who is either a refugee or stateless, or cannot obtain or use a passport issued by the person’s own country;

“User-Pays Application Centre” means an office at which applicants can access—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom, services in connection with immigration or nationality specifically in relation to entry clearance to enter, leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man, services in connection with immigration specifically in relation to entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man;

(c)

in respect of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, services in connection with immigration specifically in relation to entry clearance to enter that bailiwick;

(d)

in respect of the Bailiwick of Jersey, services in connection with immigration specifically in relation to entry clearance to enter that bailiwick;

“visit visa”—

(a)

in respect of the United Kingdom has the same meaning as in Appendix V to the immigration rules;

(b)

in respect of the Isle of Man has the same meaning as in Appendix V to the Isle of Man immigration rules.

Fees for applications, processes and services in connection with immigration and nationality

3.  Schedule 1 (applications for entry clearance to enter, and leave to enter, the United Kingdom) has effect to specify—

(a)the amount of the fees for—

(i)specified applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom for the purposes of article 4 of the 2016 Order;

(ii)specified applications for entry clearance to enter and leave to enter the United Kingdom for the purposes of article 5 of the 2016 Order;

(iii)specified applications for a transit visit visa and an approval letter from a designated competent body for the purposes of article 6 of the 2016 Order; and

(b)exceptions to the requirement to pay fees referred to in paragraph (a), and the circumstances in which such fees may be waived or reduced.

4.  Schedule 2 (applications for leave to remain in the United Kingdom) has effect to specify—

(a)the amount of the fees for—

(i)specified applications for leave to remain in the United Kingdom for the purposes of articles 4 and 5 of the 2016 Order;

(ii)applications for an approval letter from a designated competent body for the purposes of article 6 of the 2016 Order; and

(b)exceptions to the requirement to pay fees referred to in paragraph (a), and the circumstances in which such fees may be waived or reduced.

5.  Schedule 3 (documents and administration) has effect to specify—

(a)the amount of the fees for specified applications and requests for the purposes of article 6 of the 2016 Order; and

(b)exceptions to the requirement to pay fees referred to in paragraph (a), and the circumstances in which such fees may be waived or reduced.

6.  Schedule 4 (sponsorship) has effect to specify the amount of the fees for specified applications, processes, services and premium services for sponsors in relation to sponsorship for the purposes of article 7 of the 2016 Order.

7.  Schedule 5 (consular functions) has effect to specify—

(a)the amount of fees for specified consular functions for the purposes of article 8 of the 2016 Order; and

(b)the circumstances in which such fees may be waived.

8.  Schedule 6 (premium services (in the United Kingdom)) has effect to specify—

(a)the amount of the fees for specified premium services offered in the United Kingdom for the purposes of article 9 of the 2016 Order(28); and

(b)the circumstances in which such fees may be waived or reduced.

9.  Schedule 7 (premium services (outside the United Kingdom)) has effect to specify—

(a)the amount of the fees for specified premium services offered outside the United Kingdom for the purposes of article 9 of the 2016 Order; and

(b)the circumstances in which such fees may be waived or reduced.

10.  Schedule 8 (nationality) has effect to specify—

(a)the amount of the fees for—

(i)specified applications, processes and services in connection with nationality for the purposes of article 10 of the 2016 Order;

(ii)specified applications for certain documents, specified applications for the review of certain applications, or the process of taking a record of an applicant’s biometric information for the purposes of article 6 of the 2016 Order; and

(b)the circumstances in which the fee for arrangement of a citizenship ceremony must be refunded.

11.  Schedule 9 (applications relating to entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man and premium services) has effect to specify—

(a)the amount of the fees for specified applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man, and for an approval letter from a designated competent body, for the purposes of articles 4, 5 and 5A of the 2016 Order(29);

(b)an exception to the requirement to pay one of the specified fees referred to in paragraph (a);

(c)the amount of the fees for specified premium services offered outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man for the purposes of article 9A of the 2016 Order(30) as it relates to the Isle of Man; and

(d)the circumstances in which fees mentioned in paragraph (a) or (c) may be waived or reduced.

12.  Schedule 10 (applications for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey and premium services) has effect to specify—

(a)the amount of the fees for specified applications for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey for the purposes of articles 4 and 5 of the 2016 Order(31);

(b)the amount of the fees for specified premium services offered outside the United Kingdom and the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey (as the case may be) for the purposes of article 9A of the 2016 Order as it relates to the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey; and

(c)the circumstances in which fees mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) may be waived or reduced.

13.  Schedule 11 (miscellaneous fees) has effect to specify—

(a)the amount of the fees for—

(i)the administration of the Life in the UK test, for the purpose of fee 3.2.1 in the table in article 6 of the 2016 Order;

(ii)an administrative review of a decision for the purpose of article 6 of the 2016 Order; and

(b)exceptions to the requirement to pay the fee referred to in (a)(ii), and the circumstances in which such a fee may be waived or reduced.

Amendment of the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011

14.  Schedule 12 (amendment of the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011)(32) has effect.

Rate of exchange

15.  Where a person seeks to pay any fee specified in these Regulations in a currency other than sterling (“the foreign currency”), the fee payable in the foreign currency is determined by reference to the Home Office Exchange Rate Policy(33) on the date that the payment is made.

Consequences of failing to pay the specified fee for an application

16.—(1) Where a person is required to pay a fee specified in these Regulations for an application, but fails to pay that fee, the Secretary of State may—

(a)reject the application as invalid; or

(b)request the person to pay the outstanding amount.

(2) Where paragraph (1)(b) applies—

(a)the person must pay the outstanding amount within 10 working days beginning with the day on which the request for payment was made;

(b)if the outstanding amount is not paid within the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (a), the Secretary of State must reject the application as invalid.

(3) The period of 10 working days referred to in paragraph (2)(a) begins—

(a)where the request for payment is made in writing, on the day that the request is sent;

(b)where the request is made by telephone or in person, on the day that the request is made.

Payments for in person applications

17.—(1) Where—

(a)an application is made in person; and

(b)the applicant pays the fee in relation to such an application prior to the date that the application is made,

the fee payable is that in relation to the relevant application on the date of payment.

(2) In this regulation, the date of payment means the date on which the payment is made by the applicant, unless it is made by post, in which case it means the date that the payment is posted.

Revocations

18.  The following are revoked—

(a)the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2017(34) except regulation 14 of, and paragraph 1(1) and (3) of Schedule 12 to, those Regulations;

(b)the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017(35).

Caroline Nokes

Minister of State

Home Office

15th March 2018

We consent

Paul Maynard

Craig Whittaker

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

15th March 2018

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 1APPLICATIONS FOR ENTRY CLEARANCE TO ENTER, AND LEAVE TO ENTER, THE UNITED KINGDOM

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“liable to immigration detention” means being liable to detention under—

(a)

paragraph 16(1), (1A) or (2) of Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act(36);

(b)

section 62 of the 2002 Act(37);

(c)

paragraph 2(1), (2) or (3) of Schedule 3 to the 1971 Act(38); or

(d)

section 36(1) of the 2007 Act;

“member of HM Forces” has the meaning given by paragraph 2(d) of Appendix Armed Forces to the immigration rules;

“present and settled” has the meaning given by paragraph 6 of the immigration rules;

“short-term student” has the meaning given by paragraph 6 of the immigration rules;

“short-term student (child)” has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the immigration rules.

Fees for, and in connection with, applications for entry clearance to enter and leave to enter the United Kingdom

2.—(1) Table 1 specifies the amount of—

(a)the fees for the specified applications for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom; and

(b)the fee for an application for an approval letter from a designated competent body.

(2) Table 2 specifies the amount of the fees for specified applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom as the dependant of a main applicant.

(3) Table 3 specifies the amount of the fee for an application for indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom as the dependant of a member of HM Forces.

(4) Table 4 provides for exceptions to the requirement to pay fees specified in Tables 1, 2 and 3, and Table 5 provides for the waiver or reduction of fees specified in Tables 1, 2 and 3 in specified circumstances.

(5) Paragraph 3 makes provision for the amount of fees to be paid in respect of an application for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom by a dependant of a main applicant in cases where the fees specified in 1.4.1 or 1.4.5 of Table 1 or in Table 2 or Table 3 do not apply.

(6) The fees specified in Table 1 are subject to paragraph 4 (applications by CESC nationals).

(7) Each of the fees specified in 1.1.2 to 1.1.4 and 1.1.8 in Table 1 is calculated by reference to an annual rate.

(8) The annual rate referred to in sub-paragraph (7) for each of the fees in question is determined by dividing the amount of the fee by the number of years to which the application relates.

Table 1 (Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom)

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
1.1Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor
1.1.1Application for a visit visa for a period of six months or less.£93
1.1.2Application for a visit visa for a period of two years where the fee at 1.1.8 does not apply.£350
1.1.3Application for a visit visa for a period of five years.£636
1.1.4Application for a visit visa for a period of ten years.£798
1.1.5Application for a visit visa as an academic for a period of more than six months but not more than twelve months.£186
1.1.6Application for a visit visa for private medical treatment for a period of more than six months but not more than eleven months.£186
1.1.7Application for a transit visit visa.£64
1.1.8Application for a visit visa for a period of two years where the applicant is a Chinese national applying under the Chinese visa scheme(39).£93
1.2Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom as a short-term student
1.2.1Application for entry clearance as a short-term student for a period of six months or less.£97
1.2.2Application for entry clearance as a short-term student studying an English language course for a period of more than six months but not more than eleven months.£186
1.2.3Application for entry clearance as a short-term student (child) for a period of six months or less.£97
1.3Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom, and connected applications, under the Points-Based System
1.3.1

Application to the Home Office for an approval letter from a designated

competent body in respect of a proposed application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant.

£456
1.3.2

Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Migrant where fee 1.3.1 applies.

£152
1.3.3Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant where fee 1.3.1 does not apply.£608
1.3.4Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant.£1,021
1.3.5Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Migrant.£363
1.3.6Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant.£1,623
1.3.7

Application for entry clearance as—

(a) a Tier 2 (General) Migrant;

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

(c) a Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Migrant; or

(d) a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Migrant,

where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less, and fee 1.3.9 does not apply.

£610
1.3.8

Application for entry clearance as—

(a) a Tier 2 (General) Migrant; or

(b) a 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 fee 1.3.10 does not apply.

£1,220
1.3.9Application for entry clearance as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant where a shortage occupation certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less.£464
1.3.10Application for entry clearance as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant where a shortage occupation certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years.£928
1.3.11Application for entry clearance as a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Graduate Trainee Migrant.£482
1.3.12Application for entry clearance as a Tier 4 Migrant.£348
1.3.13Application for entry clearance as a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant or a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Temporary Migrant.£244
1.4Fees for other applications for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom
1.4.1

Application under—

(a)

paragraphs 319V to 319VB of, or paragraph EC-DR of Appendix FM to, the immigration rules, for entry clearance as a parent, grandparent or other dependant relative of a person with limited leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a refugee or beneficiary of humanitarian protection; or

(b)

paragraphs 319X to 319XB for entry clearance as the child of a relative, who is not a parent, and who has limited leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a refugee or beneficiary of humanitarian protection.

£388
1.4.2Application for entry clearance for the purposes of obtaining a replacement biometric immigration document.£154
1.4.3Application for entry clearance for the purposes of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft.£64
1.4.4Application for entry clearance on a route to settlement in the United Kingdom (that being an application made with a view to becoming ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom without being subject to any restriction on the period for which an individual may remain there) where the fee is not specified elsewhere in these Regulations.£1,523
1.4.5Application for entry clearance as a parent, grandparent or other dependant relative of a person present and settled in the United Kingdom under Appendix FM to the immigration rules.£3,250
1.4.6Application for entry clearance as a representative of an overseas business under Part 5 of the immigration rules.£610
1.4.7Application for limited leave to enter the United Kingdom made by a person physically present in the United Kingdom but liable to immigration detention.£1,033
1.5General fee for applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom
1.5.1Application for entry clearance where the fee is not specified elsewhere in these Regulations.£516

Table 2 (Specified fees for dependants)

Number of feeType of application for entry clearanceAmount of fee
2.1Specified fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom as the dependant of a main applicant
2.1.1Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant.£608
2.1.2Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) Migrant.£604
2.1.3Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 1 (General) Migrant.£1,021
2.1.4Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Short Term Staff Migrant.£482

Table 3 (Fee for applications for indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom – dependants of members of HM Forces)

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
3.1Fee for applications for indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom
3.1.1Application for indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom as the dependant of a member of HM Forces.£2,389

Table 4 (Exceptions in respect of fees for applications for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom)

Number and description of the exceptionFees to which exception applies
4.1Officials of Her Majesty’s Government
4.1.1No fee is payable in respect of an application made in connection with the official duty of any official of Her Majesty’s Government.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
4.2Dependants of refugees or persons granted humanitarian protection
4.2.1No fee is payable in respect of an application made under paragraphs 352A to 352FI of the immigration rules.Fee 1.5.1
4.3Applications under the EC Association Agreement with Turkey
4.3.1No fee is payable in respect of an application made under the terms of the EC Association Agreement with Turkey.Fee 1.5.1
4.4Applications for limited leave to enter the United Kingdom (by applicants physically present in the United Kingdom but liable to immigration detention) where to require payment of the fee would be incompatible with the applicant’s Convention rights
4.4.1No fee is payable in respect of an application for limited leave to enter the United Kingdom, made by an applicant physically present in the United Kingdom but liable to immigration detention, where to require payment of the fee would be incompatible with the applicant’s Convention rights.Fee 1.4.7

Table 5 (Waivers or reductions in respect of fees for applications for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom)

Number and description of the waiver or reductionFees to which waiver or reduction applies
5.1General waiver
5.1.1No fee is payable in respect of an application where the Secretary of State determines that the fee should be waived.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
5.2Scholarships funded by Her Majesty’s Government
5.2.1The official determining an application may decide to waive the payment of the fee or reduce the amount of the fee where the application is made by a candidate for, or holder of, a scholarship funded by Her Majesty’s Government and is in connection with such a scholarship.Fees 1.1.1, 1.1.8, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3 and 1.3.12
5.3International courtesy
5.3.1The official determining an application may decide to waive the payment of the fee or reduce the amount of the fee as a matter of international courtesy.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
5.4Visitors under a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Bilateral Programme
5.4.1The official determining an application may decide to waive the payment of the fee or reduce the amount of the fee where the applicant intends to visit the United Kingdom, in connection with programmes operated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to give funds directly to Embassies and Missions outside the United Kingdom, to support activities directly connected to the United Kingdom’s international priorities.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
5.5Visitors under a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Strategic Programme
5.5.1The official determining an application may decide to waive the payment of the fee or reduce the amount of the fee where the applicant intends to visit the United Kingdom, in connection with programmes of funding operated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote action on global issues in areas of strategic importance to the United Kingdom.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3

Applications by dependants

3.  Except in respect of applications for which a fee is specified in 1.4.1 or 1.4.5 of Table 1 or in Table 2 or Table 3, and subject to the exceptions and waivers set out in Tables 4 and 5, the fee for an application for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom made by the dependant of a main applicant (whether or not that application is made at the same time as that of the main applicant) is the fee specified in Table 1 in respect of the main applicant’s application.

Applications by CESC Nationals

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

(2) An application is of a kind within this sub-paragraph if it is an application for entry clearance to enter 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.

Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 2APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE TO REMAIN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Interpretation

1.—(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 under Part 11 of the immigration rules which has either not been determined or has been granted;

(b)

a person who has been granted humanitarian protection under that Part of 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 paragraph (a) or (b);

“claim for asylum” has the meaning given by section 94(1) of the 1999 Act(40);

“positive conclusive grounds decision” means a decision made by a designated competent authority of the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Trafficking Convention(41) 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(42) (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(43);

“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(44)—

(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(45) or section 2 of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997(46), 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 fee for an application for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom.

(4) Table 9 provides for exceptions to and waivers of the requirement to pay certain 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.£1,033
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.£456
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.£152
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.£608
6.2.4Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant.£1,277
6.2.5Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Migrant.£493
6.2.6Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant.£1,623
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 (Minister of Religion) Migrant; or

(d) a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) 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.

£704
6.2.8

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

(a) a Tier 2 (General) Migrant; or

(b) a 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.

£1,408
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.£464
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.£928
6.2.11Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Graduate Trainee Migrant.£482
6.2.12Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 4 Migrant.£475
6.2.13Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant.£244
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.£704
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.£1,949
6.3.3Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a visitor.£993

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

Number of feeType of applicationAmount 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.£608
7.1.2Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as the dependant of a Tier 1 (General) Migrant.£1,878
7.1.3Application for limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom as the dependant of a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Short Term Staff Migrant.£482

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.£2,389

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

Number and description of exception or waiverFees to which exception or waiver 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(47) 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(48).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 six 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.Fee 6.1.1
9.8Applications from stateless persons
No fee is payable in respect of an application for limited leave to remain or indefinite 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.Fees 6.1.1, 8.1.1
9.9Applications for variation of limited leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom to allow recourse to public funds

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

(a)

under—

(i)

paragraph 276BE(1) (including when it is read with paragraph 276A01(1)) of Part 7 of the immigration rules;

(ii)

paragraph 276DG of that Part of the immigration rules;

(iii)

paragraph D-LTRP.1.2. (including when it is read with paragraph GEN.2.3.(1).) of Appendix FM to the immigration rules;

(iv)

paragraph D-LTRPT.1.2. (including when it is read with paragraph GEN.2.3.(1).) of Appendix FM to the immigration rules;

(v)

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

(vi)

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

(b)

outside the immigration rules—

(i)

as mentioned in paragraph 276BE(2) (including when it is read with paragraph 276A01(1)) of Part 7 of the immigration rules; or

(ii)

before 10th August 2017, as mentioned in paragraph GEN.1.10. of Appendix FM to the immigration rules as the rules had effect immediately before that date(49).

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 the 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
9.10.3

No 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 the individual has 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.

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
9.12Applications by qualifying residents of Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk
9.12.1No fee is payable in respect of an application for leave to remain made under the Grenfell Tower Immigration Cases Policy for qualifying residents of Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk(50).Fee 6.1.1
9.12.2

The official determining an application for leave to remain may decide to waive the payment of the fee where the application is made (on or after the day on which these Regulations come into force)—

(a)

by a person who, on 31st January 2018, was eligible to be considered under the policy referred to in 9.12.1; or

(b)

in respect of a child born on or after 14th June 2017 in the United Kingdom to a person who was so eligible on 31st January 2018 (whether or not the person had come forward for consideration under the policy by that date).

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 and waivers 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 within 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 within this sub-paragraph 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.

Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 3DOCUMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“the 2016 Regulations” means the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016(51);

“Assisted Voluntary Return programme” means any arrangements made by the Secretary of State under section 58 of the 2002 Act;

“certificate of travel” means a travel document issued at the discretion of the Secretary of State to a person who has been granted leave to remain in the United Kingdom and is unable to obtain a passport issued by their national authority;

“convention travel document” means a travel document issued in accordance with Article 28 of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on 28th July 1951(52);

“Direct Airside Transit Visa” means a transit visa within the meaning of section 41(2) of the 1999 Act, authorising the holder to remain within an airport, without passing through immigration control, pending departure on another flight from the same airport;

“document of identity” means a travel document issued in the United Kingdom to a person who is not a British citizen which enables the holder to make one journey out of the United Kingdom;

“Electronic Visa Waiver” means a document authorising a person to travel to the United Kingdom for the purpose of entry to the United Kingdom where that person, in the absence of such a document, would require entry clearance in order to do so;

“stateless person’s travel document” means a travel document issued in accordance with Article 28 of the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons done at New York on 28th September 1954(53);

“transfer of conditions” means the fixing of a stamp, sticker or other attachment on a passport or other document issued to an applicant which indicates that a person has been granted leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom.

Fees for documents

2.—(1) Table 10 specifies the amount of the fees for the specified applications and requests for and in connection with documents relating to immigration or nationality.

(2) Table 11 provides for exceptions to the requirement to pay fees specified in Table 10 for applications for travel documents.

(3) Table 12 specifies the amount of the fees for the specified applications for biometric immigration documents and the process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information.

(4) Table 13 provides for exceptions to the requirement to pay fees specified in Table 12.

(5) Paragraph 3 confers a discretion on the Secretary of State to waive or reduce the specified fee in 12.2.4.

Table 10 (Fees for miscellaneous documents and services)

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
10.1Fees for applications made in the United Kingdom for a transfer of conditions
10.1.1Application for a transfer of conditions onto a biometric immigration document where the application is made within the United Kingdom by post or courier or online and the applicant has limited leave.£161
10.1.2Application for a transfer of conditions onto a biometric immigration document where the application is made within the United Kingdom by post or courier or online and the applicant has indefinite leave.£229
10.2Fee for applications made overseas for a transfer of conditions
10.2.1Application for a transfer of conditions where the application is made outside the United Kingdom.£154
10.3Fees for applications for travel documents
10.3.1Application for a certificate of travel where the person in respect of whom the application is made is aged 16 or over when the application is received by the Secretary of State.£280
10.3.2Application for a certificate of travel where the person in respect of whom the application is made is under the age of 16 when the application is received by the Secretary of State.£141
10.3.3Application for a convention travel document, stateless person’s travel document, or document of identity where the person in respect of whom the application is made is aged 16 or over when the application is received by the Secretary of State.£75
10.3.4Application for a convention travel document, stateless person’s travel document, or document of identity where the person in respect of whom the application is made is under the age of 16 when the application is received by the Secretary of State.£49
10.4Fee for applications for a Direct Airside Transit Visa
10.4.1Application for a Direct Airside Transit Visa.£35
10.5Fee for applications for documents referred to in the 2016 Regulations
10.5.1

Application for the following issued pursuant to Part 3 of the 2016 Regulations—

(a)

a registration certificate;

(b)

a residence card;

(c)

a document certifying permanent residence;

(d)

a permanent residence card;

(e)

a derivative residence card; or

(f)

an Accession Residence Card(54).

£65
10.6Fees for applications for a letter or document confirming a person’s identity and immigration or nationality status
10.6.1Application for a letter or document (other than a passport), not provided for elsewhere in Table 10, confirming the applicant’s identity and providing evidence of immigration or nationality status, or setting out any conditions attendant on such status, or confirming that the person is not a British citizen, where the applicant has limited leave.£161
10.6.2Application for a letter or document (other than a passport), not provided for elsewhere in Table 10, confirming the applicant’s identity and providing evidence of immigration or nationality status, or setting out any conditions attendant on such status, or confirming that the person is not a British citizen, where the applicant has indefinite leave.£229
10.6.3Application for a replacement, copy or amended version of a letter or document (other than a passport), not provided for elsewhere in Table 10, confirming the applicant’s identity and providing evidence of immigration or nationality status, or setting out any conditions attendant on such status, or confirming that the person is not a British citizen, where the applicant has limited leave.£161
10.6.4Application for a replacement, copy or amended version of a letter or document (other than a passport), not provided for elsewhere in Table 10, confirming the applicant’s identity and providing evidence of immigration or nationality status, or setting out any conditions attendant on such status, or confirming that the person is not a British citizen, where the applicant has indefinite leave.£229
10.6.5

Application for a replacement, copy or amended version of a letter or document (other than a passport) confirming the applicant’s identity and providing evidence of immigration or nationality status, or setting out any conditions attendant on such status, or confirming that the person is not a British citizen, where the application is made within the United Kingdom by post or courier or online and where the applicant—

(a)

has been granted asylum;

(b)

has been granted humanitarian protection under the immigration rules; or

(c)

is a dependant of an individual within paragraph (a) or (b).

£56
10.7Electronic Visa Waiver
10.7.1Request for an Electronic Visa Waiver.£15
10.8Fee for processing an application or claim which is later rejected as invalid
10.8.1Processing an application or claim which is rejected as invalid prior to a decision being issued.£25

Table 11 (Exceptions to requirement to pay fees for applications for travel documents)

Number and description of the exceptionFees to which exception applies
11.1Travel documents for bodies being taken outside the United Kingdom for burial or cremation
No fee is payable in respect of an application for a travel document for a body that is being taken outside the United Kingdom for the purposes of burial or cremation.Fees 10.3.1 to 10.3.4
11.2Travel documents for reconstruction or resettlement
No fee is payable in respect of an application for a travel document where the application is stated as being made in order to enable the applicant to participate in a project operated or approved by the Secretary of State for the purposes of enabling a person in the United Kingdom to make a single trip to a country outside the United Kingdom in order to assist the reconstruction of that country or to decide whether to resettle there.Fees 10.3.1 to 10.3.4
11.3Travel documents for the purposes of the Assisted Voluntary Return programme
No fee is payable in respect of an application for a document of identity for the purposes of the Assisted Voluntary Return programme.Fees 10.3.1 to 10.3.4
11.4Travel documents for persons born on or before 2nd September 1929
No fee is payable in respect of an application for a convention travel document or stateless person’s travel document where the applicant was born on or before 2nd September 1929.Fees 10.3.1 to 10.3.4

Table 12 (Fees for applications for biometric immigration documents and the process used to take a record of biometric information)

Number of feeType of application or processAmount of fee
12.1Fees for mandatory applications for a replacement biometric immigration document
12.1.1

Application, by an applicant who has limited or indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom, for a biometric immigration document in accordance with regulation 19(1)(a) of the 2008 Regulations(55) to replace a biometric immigration document which has been cancelled under the following provisions of those Regulations—

(a)

regulation 17(b) where the applicant is within the United Kingdom;

(b)

regulation 17(c) to (e);

(c)

regulation 17(f) (other than where the document needs to be reissued because some substantive alteration is required to the information recorded in the cancelled document); or

(d)

regulation 17(g)(56).

£56
12.1.2Application, by an applicant who has limited or indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom, for a biometric immigration document in accordance with regulation 19(1)(b) of the 2008 Regulations to replace a biometric immigration document which has ceased to have effect under regulation 13(4)(b) to (d), 13A(6)(b) to (d) or 13B(4)(b) of those Regulations(57).£56
12.2Fee for taking a record of biometric information in specified circumstances
12.2.1The process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information for the purposes of an application for a biometric immigration document referred to in fees 12.1.1 and 12.1.2.£19.20
12.2.2

The process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information for the purposes of an application for a biometric immigration document pursuant to—

(a)

paragraph (1)(a) of regulation 3 of the 2008 Regulations, in a case where the person satisfies the condition referred to in that provision as mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) or (b) of that regulation; or

(b)

regulation 3A of the 2008 Regulations(58).

£19.20
12.2.3The process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information for the purposes of an application for a residence card, a permanent residence card or a derivative residence card issued pursuant to Part 3 of the 2016 Regulations(59).£19.20
12.2.4The process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information for the purposes of an application for a biometric immigration document where the fee is not specified elsewhere in these Regulations.£19.20

Table 13 (Exceptions to the requirement to pay fees for applications for biometric immigration documents and the process used to take a record of biometric information)

Number and description of the exceptionFees to which exception applies
13.1Persons granted asylum or humanitarian protection, stateless persons and their dependants
13.1.1

No fee is payable for an application for a biometric immigration document if the applicant—

(a)

has been granted asylum;

(b)

has been granted humanitarian protection under the immigration rules;

(c)

has been granted leave to remain in the United Kingdom under paragraphs 352A to 352FI of the immigration rules;

(d)

is a dependant of an individual described in any of (a) to (c); or

(e)

has been granted limited leave to remain or indefinite 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.

Fees 12.1.1 and 12.1.2
13.2Children born in the United Kingdom to persons granted asylum or humanitarian protection
13.2.1No fee is payable for an application for a biometric immigration document if the applicant is a child who was born in the United Kingdom to a person who has been granted asylum, or has been granted humanitarian protection under the immigration rules.Fees 12.1.1 and 12.1.2
13.3Process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information where exception 13.1 or 13.2 applies
13.3.1No fee is payable for the process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information for the purposes of an application for a biometric immigration document to which exception 13.1.1 or 13.2.1 applies.Fee 12.2.1
13.4Children being looked after by a local authority
13.4.1No fee is payable for the process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information if that person is a child and is being looked after by a local authority.Fees 12.2.1 and 12.2.2
13.5Applicants with leave to remain in the United Kingdom under the EC Association Agreement with Turkey
13.5.1No fee is payable for the process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information if that person has limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom under the terms of the EC Association Agreement with Turkey.Fees 12.2.1 and 12.2.2
13.6Process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information where the person is exempt from paying the application fee for the connected application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom, or that application fee has been waived
13.6.1

No fee is payable for the process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information where that record is taken for the purposes of an application for a biometric immigration document made—

(a)

in accordance with paragraph (1)(a) of regulation 3 of the 2008 Regulations, in a case where the person satisfies the condition referred to in that provision as mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) of that regulation, and

(b)

in connection with an application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom in relation to which the applicant is exempt from paying the application fee or the application fee has been waived.

Fee 12.2.2
13.7Process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information where the person has applied for variation of limited leave to allow recourse to public funds in certain circumstances
13.7.1

No fee is payable in respect of the taking of a record of a person’s biometric information upon variation of limited leave to enter or 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 (subject to a condition of no recourse to public funds)—

(a)

under—

(i)

paragraph 276BE(1) (including when it is read with paragraph 276A01(1)) of Part 7 of the immigration rules;

(ii)

paragraph 276DG of that Part of the immigration rules;

(iii)

paragraph D-LTRP.1.2. (including when it is read with paragraph GEN.2.3.(1).) of Appendix FM to the immigration rules;

(iv)

paragraph D-LTRPT.1.2. (including when it is read with paragraph GEN.2.3.(1).) of Appendix FM to the immigration rules;

(v)

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

(vi)

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

(b)

outside the immigration rules—

(i)

as mentioned in paragraph 276BE(2) (including when it is read with paragraph 276A01(1)) of Part 7 of the immigration rules; or

(ii)

before 10th August 2017, as mentioned in paragraph GEN.1.10. of Appendix FM to the immigration rules as the rules were immediately before that date.

Fees 12.2.2 and 12.2.4
13.8Fee for a biometric immigration document where the person has paid an application fee in 10.6 of this Schedule
13.8.1No fee is payable for a biometric immigration document if that person has made an application for which the fee is specified in any of 10.6.1 to 10.6.5.All fees in 12.1

Waiver or reduction in respect of the fee specified at 12.2.4

3.  The Secretary of State may waive or reduce the specified fee in 12.2.4.

Regulation 6

SCHEDULE 4SPONSORSHIP

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“confirmation of acceptance for studies” means an authorisation issued by the Secretary of State to a sponsor and issued to a person by that sponsor, in respect of an application, or potential application, for entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a student;

“premium services for sponsors” means the optional premium customer services offered by the Home Office to certain sponsors;

“small or charitable sponsor” means a sponsor that is—

(a)

a company that is subject to the small companies regime under section 381 of the Companies Act 2006(60);

(b)

in the case of a person who is not a company for the purposes of that section, a person who employs no more than 50 employees; or

(c)

a charity within the meaning of section 1 of the Charities Act 2011(61), or section 1 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008(62), or a body entered in the Scottish Charity Register(63);

“sponsorship management request” means an electronic request made by a sponsor in connection with their sponsor licence, through their sponsorship management system account;

“Tier” means the route, provided for in Part 6A of the immigration rules, by which a person seeking entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 2 Migrant, a Tier 4 Migrant or a Tier 5 Migrant applies for such entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain;

“Tier 4 Sponsor basic compliance assessment” means the check which a sponsor with Probationary Sponsor status must apply for in order to become registered as having full Tier 4 Sponsor status, or for which sponsors already registered with full Tier 4 Sponsor status must apply in order to maintain that registration(64).

Fees in connection with sponsorship

2.—(1) Table 14 specifies the amount of the fees for the specified applications for sponsor licences, for the issuing of certificates of sponsorship and confirmations of acceptance for studies, and for premium services for sponsors.

(2) Table 15 specifies the amount of fees for other specified applications and processes in connection with sponsorship.

Table 14 (Fees in relation to sponsor licences, premium services for sponsors, certificates of sponsorship and confirmations of acceptance for studies)

Number of feeType of application, service, or processAmount of fee
14.1Fees for applications for sponsor licences where the applicant is not a small or charitable sponsor
14.1.1Application for sponsor licence in respect of Tier 2 Migrants where the applicant is not a small or charitable sponsor.£1,476
14.1.2Application for sponsor licence in respect of Tier 4 Migrants where the applicant is not a small or charitable sponsor.£536
14.1.3Application for sponsor licence in respect of Tier 5 Migrants where the applicant is not a small or charitable sponsor.£536
14.1.4Application for sponsor licence in respect of Tier 2 and Tier 4 Migrants where the applicant is not a small or charitable sponsor.£1,476
14.1.5Application for sponsor licence in respect of Tier 2 and Tier 5 Migrants where the applicant is not a small or charitable sponsor.£1,476
14.1.6Application for sponsor licence in respect of Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5 Migrants where the applicant is not a small or charitable sponsor.£1,476
14.2Fees for applications for sponsor licences where the applicant is a small or charitable sponsor
14.2.1Application for sponsor licence in respect of Tier 2 Migrants where the applicant is a small or charitable sponsor.£536
14.2.2Application for sponsor licence in respect of Tier 4 Migrants where the applicant is a small or charitable sponsor.£536
14.2.3Application for sponsor licence in respect of Tier 5 Migrants where the applicant is a small or charitable sponsor.£536
14.3Fees for premium services for sponsors
14.3.1The provision of premium services for sponsors in respect of Tier 2 and Tier 5 to a sponsor that is not a small or charitable sponsor for a period of 3 months.£6,250
14.3.2The provision of premium services for sponsors in respect of Tier 2 and Tier 5 to a small or charitable sponsor for a period of 3 months.£2,000
14.3.3The provision of premium services for sponsors in respect of Tier 2 and Tier 5 to a sponsor that is not a small or charitable sponsor for a period of 12 months.£25,000
14.3.4The provision of premium services for sponsors in respect of Tier 2 and Tier 5 to a small or charitable sponsor for a period of 12 months.£8,000
14.3.5The provision of premium services for sponsors in respect of Tier 4 to a sponsor for a period of 12 months.£8,000
14.3.6The expedited processing of a sponsorship management request made by a Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsor, where the sponsor does not hold a valid premium service package for which one of fees 14.3.1 to 14.3.4 has been paid.£200
14.4Fees for the process of issuing certificates of sponsorship and confirmations of acceptance for studies
14.4.1The issuing of a certificate of sponsorship in respect of an application or potential application for leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 2 Migrant where the application is not made in respect of a CESC national (in which case no fee is payable).£199
14.4.2The issuing of a confirmation of acceptance for studies in respect of an application or potential application for leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 4 Migrant.£21
14.4.3The issuing of a certificate of sponsorship in respect of an application or potential application for leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant where the application is not made in respect of a CESC national (in which case no fee is payable).£21

Fees for other applications in connection with sponsorship

3.—(1) Where a person holding an existing valid sponsor licence applies to add an additional Tier or additional Tiers to that licence, the fee payable is the sum equivalent to the difference (if any) between the fee already paid for the licence, and the highest fee chargeable in respect of a licence for any of the additional Tiers applied for.

(2) If the fee already paid is equal to or greater than that chargeable in respect of a licence for each additional Tier applied for, no further fee is payable.

(3) Where a person holding an existing valid sponsor licence applies for a separate licence, the fee payable is the full fee chargeable in respect of a licence for the relevant Tier.

Table 15 (Fees for other applications and processes in connection with sponsorship)

Number of feeType of application or processAmount of fee
15.1Fee for applications for a Tier 4 Sponsor basic compliance assessment
15.1.1Application for a Tier 4 Sponsor basic compliance assessment.£536
15.2Fee for processes relating to sponsor licences
15.2.1The issuing to a sponsor, on request, of an action plan with which a sponsor must comply in order to achieve or retain a particular status, or to remain on the register of licensed sponsors maintained by the Secretary of State.£1,476

Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 5CONSULAR FUNCTIONS

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“consular employee” has the same meaning as provided in Article 1(1)(e) of the Vienna Convention;

“consular function” means any of the functions described in Article 5 of the Vienna Convention or functions in the United Kingdom which correspond with those functions;

“consular officer” has the same meaning as provided in Article 1(1)(d) of the Vienna Convention;

“consular post” has the same meaning as provided in Article 1(1)(a) of the Vienna Convention;

“consular premises” has the same meaning as provided in Article 1(1)(j) of the Vienna Convention;

“supporting documents” means any letter, certificate, declaration or other document which may be required by an authority in any country or territory in connection with an application;

“Vienna Convention” means the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations set out in Schedule 1 to the Consular Relations Act 1968(65);

“visa” includes an entry certificate, entry permit or other document which is to be taken as evidence of a person’s eligibility for entry into a country or territory (other than a work permit).

Fees for the exercise of consular functions in connection with immigration and nationality

2.—(1) Table 16 specifies the amount of the fees for the exercise of the specified consular functions.

(2) The fee specified at 16.1.1 in Table 16 is to be read with paragraph 3 (charges for travel time when services are provided away from consular premises).

(3) Each of the fees specified in Table 16 is subject to paragraph 4 (discretion to waive fees for the services of consular officers or employees).

Table 16 (Fees for the exercise of consular functions in connection with immigration and nationality)

Number of feeService providedAmount of fee
16.1General fee for the services of consular officers
16.1.1The provision of the services of a consular officer or consular employee in relation to any service which the consular post or diplomatic mission has agreed to undertake in connection with immigration or nationality.£142 per hour or part hour
16.2Fees for receiving, preparing and forwarding documents
16.2.1The receiving, preparing or forwarding (or any combination of those) of supporting documents for an application for a visa where the Secretary of State does not have authority to issue that visa.£141
16.2.2The receiving, preparing or forwarding (or any combination of those) of supporting documents for an application for a residence permit or identity card issued by a country or territory other than the United Kingdom.£141
16.2.3The receiving, preparing or forwarding (or any combination of those) of any certificate or document except a travel document or an application for registration or naturalisation.£141
16.3Fee for receiving applications for visas on behalf of Commonwealth countries or British Overseas Territories
16.3.1The receiving, preparing or forwarding (or any combination of those) of supporting documents for an application for a visa for a country listed in Schedule 3 to the 1981 Act(66) or a British overseas territory within the meaning of section 50(1) of the 1981 Act(67).£141

Charges for travel time when services are provided away from consular premises

3.  For the purposes of calculation of the specified fee in 16.1.1 in Table 16, the hours or part hours during which the services of consular officers or consular employees are provided includes travel time where those services are provided away from the consular premises.

Discretion to waive fees for the services of consular officers or employees

4.  The official responsible for determining whether the services of consular officers or employees should be provided may waive the payment of the fee specified for such services in Table 16 where the official considers it is appropriate to do so in the particular circumstances of the case.

Regulation 8

SCHEDULE 6PREMIUM SERVICES (IN THE UNITED KINGDOM)

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“AO” means a civil servant of Administrative Officer grade;

“EO” means a civil servant of Executive Officer grade;

“HEO” means a civil servant of Higher Executive Officer grade;

“premium immigration status checking service” means the real time checking service which allows organisations to confirm an individual’s immigration status with a view to determining whether the individual is entitled to certain goods, services, benefits or support, or entitled to goods or services free of charge;

“Registered Traveller service” means the discretionary service offered by the Home Office enabling the expedited entry of persons registered on the scheme into the United Kingdom or their transit through the United Kingdom;

“super premium service” means the super premium service for processing applications for leave to remain in the United Kingdom offered by the Home Office.

Fees for the provision of certain premium services in the United Kingdom, including the expedition of immigration or nationality applications

2.—(1) Table 17 specifies the amount of the fees for the provision of the specified premium services in the United Kingdom.

(2) Paragraph 3 confers a discretion on the Secretary of State to waive or reduce the fees specified in Table 17.

Table 17 (Premium services in the United Kingdom)

Number of feeDescription of service providedAmount of fee
17.1Fee for expediting immigration and nationality applications
17.1.1The expedited processing of an immigration or nationality application (or any part of such an application) where the application (or any part of the application) is made in the United Kingdom under a priority service.£477
17.1.2The expedited processing of an immigration or nationality application (or any part of such an application) where the application (or any part of the application) is made in the United Kingdom, and is not made under the super premium service, where the fee is not specified elsewhere in these Regulations.£510
17.2Fee for the arrangement of an appointment
17.2.1The arrangement of an appointment for the purposes of making or expediting an immigration or nationality application (or any part of such application) in person, where the application is made in the United Kingdom and is not made under the super premium service.£100
17.2.2The provision of a service outside office hours where the application is made in the United Kingdom and is not made under the super premium service and the fee at 17.2.1 is also payable.£75
17.3Fees for submitting an immigration or nationality application, or documents or information in connection with such an application, within the United Kingdom
17.3.1The acceptance or processing by a contractor of an immigration or nationality application, or documents or information (including biometric information) in relation to such an application, at a User-Pays Application Centre or at another facility in the United Kingdom managed by a contractor.£55
17.3.2The acceptance or processing of an immigration or nationality application, or documents or information (including biometric information) in relation to such an application, at a User-Pays Application Centre or at another facility in the United Kingdom, where the fee specified in 17.3.1 does not apply.£55
17.4Fees in relation to applications made under the super premium service
17.4.1The attendance by a representative of the Secretary of State at a location in the United Kingdom of the applicant’s choosing, for the purposes of processing an immigration or nationality application (or any part of such an application) made under the super premium service.£10,500
17.4.2The expedited processing in the United Kingdom of an immigration or nationality application made under the super premium service.£610
17.5Fees for the expedited entry of a passenger into, or transiting through, the United Kingdom
17.5.1The expedited entry of a passenger into, or transiting of a passenger through, the United Kingdom using the Border Force fast track service at Heathrow airport Terminal 2, 3 or 4.£3.90
17.5.2The expedited entry of a passenger into, or transiting of a passenger through, the United Kingdom using the Border Force fast track service, where 17.5.1 does not apply.£3
17.5.3The registration of a document confirming identity in respect of a person registering on the Registered Traveller service.£20
17.5.4The registration of additional documents confirming identity in respect of a person registered on the Registered Traveller service.£20
17.5.5Annual subscription charge for membership of the Registered Traveller service payable in respect of a person who is not a child at the time the application for membership is made.£50
17.5.6Charge for membership of the Registered Traveller service payable in respect of a person who is a child at the time the application for such membership is made (“the child applicant”), where it is intended that the child applicant will seek to use the service when accompanying a parent who is a current member of the Registered Traveller service by virtue of having paid the subscription charge specified in 17.5.5 (“the current parent member”).£2 for each remaining calendar month, or part of such a month, of the current parent member’s subscription.
17.5.7Annual charge for membership of the Registered Traveller service payable in respect of a child applicant, where the applicant will be a child for the whole 12-month period beginning with the day on which the subscription begins.£24
17.5.8Charge for membership of the Registered Traveller service payable in respect of a child applicant, where the applicant will attain the age of 18 during the 12-month period beginning with the day on which the subscription begins.£2 for each calendar month, or part of such a month, for which the child applicant remains a child
17.6Fees for the provision of advice or assistance in connection with immigration and nationality
17.6.1The carrying out of checks under the premium immigration status checking service or the provision of advice on the usage of checks under the premium immigration status checking service, in each case by an AO.£0.80 per minute per AO
17.6.2The carrying out of checks under the premium immigration status checking service, the provision of advice on the usage of checks under the premium immigration status checking service and on the eligibility of individuals to access services and benefits, or the responding to case enquiries or the providing of training, in each case by an EO during office hours.£0.88 per minute per EO
17.6.3The carrying out of checks under the premium immigration status checking service, the provision of advice on the usage of checks under the premium immigration status checking service, and on the eligibility of individuals to access services and benefits, or the responding to case enquiries or the providing of training, in each case by an EO outside office hours.£1.10 per minute per EO
17.6.4The carrying out of checks under the premium immigration status checking service, the provision of advice on the usage of checks under the premium immigration status checking service, and on the eligibility of individuals to access services and benefits, or the responding to case enquiries or the providing of training, in each case by an HEO during office hours.£0.97 per minute per HEO
17.6.5The carrying out of checks under the premium immigration status checking service, the provision of advice on the usage of checks under the premium immigration status checking service, and on the eligibility of individuals to access services and benefits, or the responding to case enquiries or the providing of training, in each case by an HEO outside office hours.£1.23 per minute per HEO
17.7Fee for the provision of any premium service by an immigration officer
17.7.1The provision of an immigration officer to deliver any premium service, relating to entry into or transit through the United Kingdom.£53.08 per hour per officer

Waiver or reduction in respect of fees specified in Table 17

3.  The Secretary of State may waive or reduce any fee in respect of an application, request or service specified in Table 17.

Regulation 9

SCHEDULE 7PREMIUM SERVICES (OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM)

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“priority settlement service” means the optional priority service offered to applicants outside the United Kingdom, by which applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom other than for the purposes of work or study, or for a visit visa, are processed on an expedited basis;

“priority visa service” means the optional priority service offered to applicants outside the United Kingdom, by which applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom for the purposes of work or study, or for a visit visa, are processed on an expedited basis;

“super priority visa service” means the optional priority service offered to applicants outside the United Kingdom, by which it is aimed to process relevant applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom within 24 hours of receipt of the application.

Fees for the provision of certain premium services outside the United Kingdom

2.—(1) Table 18 specifies the amount of fees for the provision of the specified premium services outside the United Kingdom.

(2) Paragraph 3 confers a discretion on the Secretary of State to waive or reduce the fees specified in Table 18.

Table 18 (Premium services outside the United Kingdom)

Number of feeDescription of service providedAmount of fee
18.1Fees for submitting an immigration or nationality application, or documents or information in connection with such an application, at a facility outside the United Kingdom
18.1.1The acceptance or processing by a contractor of an immigration or nationality application, or documents or information (including biometric information) in relation to such an application, at a User-Pays Application Centre or at another facility managed by a contractor at a location, outside the United Kingdom, either in person or by post or courier.£55
18.1.2The acceptance or processing of an immigration or nationality application, or documents or information (including biometric information) in relation to such an application, at a User-Pays Application Centre or at another facility, outside the United Kingdom, either in person or by post or courier, where the fee specified in 18.1.1 does not apply.£55
18.2Fees for expediting immigration or nationality applications
18.2.1The expedited processing, under the priority visa service, of an application for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom.£212
18.2.2The expedited processing, under the super priority visa service, of an application for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom.£956
18.2.3The expedited processing, under the priority settlement service, of an application for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom.£573
18.3Fees in connection with the international contact centre service
18.3.1The provision by a contractor, by telephone, of information or assistance in relation to an immigration or nationality application to an applicant outside the United Kingdom.£1.37 per minute
18.3.2The provision by a contractor, by way of an email or series of emails, of information or assistance in response to a query relating to an application in respect of immigration or nationality where provided to an applicant outside the United Kingdom.£5.48 per query

Waiver or reduction in respect of the fees specified in Table 18

3.  The Secretary of State may waive or reduce any fee in respect of a service specified in Table 18.

Regulation 10

SCHEDULE 8NATIONALITY

Interpretation

1.—(1) In this Schedule—

“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(68);

“application for naturalisation as a British overseas territories citizen” means an application for naturalisation as a British overseas territories citizen under section 18(1) or (2) of the 1981 Act(69);

“application for registration as a British citizen under the 1981 Act” means an application for registration as a British citizen under sections 1(3), (3A) or (4), 3(1), (2) or (5), 4(2) or (5), 4A, 4B, 4D, 4F, 10(1) or (2), or 13(1) or (3) of, or paragraph 3, 4 or 5 of Schedule 2 to, the 1981 Act(70);

“application for registration as a British citizen under the 1997 Act” means an application for registration as a British citizen under section 1 of the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997(71);

“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 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 of that Act), 15(3) or (4), 17(1), (2) or (5), or 22(1) or (2) of, or paragraph 3, 4 or 5 of Schedule 2 to, that Act(72);

“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(73);

“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;

“certificate of entitlement” has the same meaning as provided for in section 33(1) of the 1971 Act(74);

“certificate of registration or naturalisation” means a certificate of registration or naturalisation issued under the 1981 Act.

(2) For the purposes of this Schedule an application is made on the date on which it is received by the Secretary of State or by any person authorised by the Secretary of State to receive nationality applications.

Fees for applications, processes and services relating to nationality

2.—(1) Tables 19 and 20 specify the amount of the fees for the specified applications, processes and services relating to nationality.

(2) The fees specified in Table 20 are subject to paragraph 3 (multiple declarations of renunciation of British citizenship).

Table 19 (Fees for applications relating to nationality)

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
19.1Fees for applications for naturalisation
19.1.1Application for naturalisation as a British citizen.£1,250
19.1.2Application for naturalisation as a British overseas territories citizen.£1,000
19.2Fees for applications for registration where the applicant is an adult
19.2.1Application for registration as a British citizen under the 1981 Act, where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£1,126
19.2.2Application for registration as a British citizen under the 1997 Act, where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£1,126
19.2.3Application for registration as a British overseas territories citizen, where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£901
19.2.4Application for registration as a British overseas citizen, where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£901
19.2.5Application for registration as a British subject, where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£901
19.2.6Application for registration as a British protected person where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£901
19.3Fees for applications for registration where the applicant is a child
19.3.1Application for registration as a British citizen under the 1981 Act, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£1,012
19.3.2Application for registration as a British citizen under the 1997 Act, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£1,012
19.3.3Application for registration as a British overseas territories citizen, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£810
19.3.4Application for registration as a British overseas citizen, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£810
19.3.5Application for registration as a British subject, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£810
19.3.6Application for registration as a British protected person, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£810

Table 20 (Fees for applications, processes and services in connection with nationality)

Number of feeType of application, process or serviceAmount of fee
20.1Fees for applications in connection with nationality
20.1.1Application for the amendment of a certificate of registration or naturalisation other than where the amendment is required to rectify an error made by the Secretary of State.£250
20.1.2Application for a certificate of entitlement where the application is made in respect of a person who is in the United Kingdom at the time that the application is made.£372
20.1.3Application for a certificate of entitlement where the application is made in respect of a person who is outside the United Kingdom at the time that the application is made.£388
20.1.4Application for a letter or other document confirming a person’s nationality status or that a person is not a British citizen, where the fee is not specified elsewhere in these Regulations.£250
20.2Fees for processes in connection with nationality
20.2.1Application for the review of an application for a certificate of registration or naturalisation, or for a certificate of entitlement, which has been refused by the Secretary of State.£372
20.2.2The process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information for the purposes of an application for registration or naturalisation(75).£19.20
20.3Fees for services in connection with nationality
20.3.1Registration of a declaration of renunciation of British citizenship under section 12 of the 1981 Act(76).£372
20.3.2Registration of a declaration of renunciation of British overseas territories citizenship under sections 12 and 24 of the 1981 Act(77).£372
20.3.3Registration of a declaration of renunciation of British National (Overseas) status under section 12 of the 1981 Act and article 7 of the Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order 1986(78).£372
20.3.4Registration of a declaration of renunciation of British overseas citizenship under sections 12 and 29 of the 1981 Act.£372
20.3.5Registration of a declaration of renunciation of the status of British subject under sections 12 and 34 of the 1981 Act.£372
20.3.6Registration of a declaration of renunciation of the status of British protected person under article 11 of the 1982 Order(79).£372
20.3.7The supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order, declaration or entry given, granted or made under the 1981 Act, any of the former nationality Acts (within the meaning of section 50(1) of the 1981 Act), or the 2007 Act.£250
20.4Fees for services in connection with citizenship ceremonies and citizenship oaths
20.4.1The arrangement of a citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony).£80
20.4.2The administration of a citizenship oath (or citizenship oath and pledge), where the citizenship oath (or citizenship oath and pledge) are not administered at a citizenship ceremony or by a Justice of the Peace.£5

Multiple declarations of renunciation of British citizenship

3.  Where a person makes more than one declaration of renunciation at the same time, for which the fee is specified in Table 20, only one such fee is payable.

Responsibility for paying the fee for the arrangement of a citizenship ceremony

4.—(1) The specified fee in 20.4.1 in Table 20 is payable by the person who is required by section 42 of the 1981 Act(80) to make a citizenship oath and pledge at a citizenship ceremony.

(2) Where the fee for the arrangement of a citizenship ceremony is not paid in accordance with sub-paragraph (1), the Secretary of State may not consider the related application for registration or naturalisation made by the person responsible for paying that fee.

Refunds of fees for the arrangement of a citizenship ceremony where an application is refused or the requirement to attend the ceremony is disapplied

5.  Where the specified fee in 20.4.1 in Table 20 for the arrangement of a citizenship ceremony is paid in accordance with paragraph 4(1), it must be refunded if—

(a)the Secretary of State refuses to arrange the citizenship ceremony; or

(b)the Secretary of State decides that the registration is to be effected, or the certificate of naturalisation is to be granted, but disapplies the requirement to make a citizenship oath and pledge at a citizenship ceremony because of the special circumstances of the case.

Regulation 11

SCHEDULE 9APPLICATIONS IN RELATION TO ENTRY CLEARANCE TO ENTER THE ISLE OF MAN AND PREMIUM SERVICES

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule —

“present and settled” has the meaning given by paragraph 6 of the Isle of Man immigration rules;

“priority settlement service” means the optional priority service offered to applicants outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man, by which applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man other than for the purposes of work or study, or for a visit visa, are processed on an expedited basis;

“priority visa service” means the optional priority service offered to applicants outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man, by which applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man for the purposes of work or study, or for a visit visa, are processed on an expedited basis;

“super priority visa service” means the optional priority service offered to applicants outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man, by which it is aimed to process relevant applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man within 24 hours of receipt of the application;

“Worker Migrant” has the meaning given by paragraph 6 of the Isle of Man immigration rules;

“Worker (Intra Company Transfer) Migrant” has the meaning given by paragraph 6 of the Isle of Man immigration rules.

Fees for, and in connection with, applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man

2.—(1) Table 21 specifies the amount of the fees for specified applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man, as well as the fee for an approval letter from a designated competent body.

(2) Table 22 specifies the amount of the fees for specified applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man as the dependant of a main applicant.

(3) Table 23 provides an exception from the fee specified in 21.4.1 in Table 21 in the specified circumstance and Table 24 provides for the waiver or reduction of fees specified in Tables 21 and 22 in specified circumstances.

(4) Paragraph 3 makes provision for the amount of fees to be paid in respect of an application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man by the dependant of a main applicant in circumstances where the fees specified in 21.3.3 in Table 21, or Table 22, do not apply.

(5) The fees specified in Table 21 are subject to paragraph 4.

(6) Each of the fees specified in 21.1.2, 21.1.3 and 21.1.4 in Table 21 is calculated by reference to an annual rate.

(7) The annual rate referred to in sub-paragraph (6) for each of the fees in question is determined by dividing the amount of the fee by the number of years to which the application relates.

Table 21 (Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man)

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
21.1Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man as a visitor
21.1.1Application for a visit visa for a period of six months or less.£93
21.1.2Application for a visit visa for a period of two years.£350
21.1.3Application for a visit visa for a period of five years.£636
21.1.4Application for a visit visa for a period of ten years.£798
21.1.5Application for a visit visa as an academic for a period of more than six months but not more than twelve months.£186
21.1.6Application for a visit visa for private medical treatment for a period of more than six months but not more than eleven months.£186
21.2Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man, and connected applications, under the Points-Based System
21.2.1

Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Migrant where fee 21.2.8 applies.

£152
21.2.2Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant where fee 21.2.8 does not apply.£608
21.2.3Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant.£1,021
21.2.4Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Migrant.£363
21.2.5Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant.£1,623
21.2.6Application for entry clearance as a Tier 4 Migrant.£348
21.2.7Application for entry clearance as a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant or a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Temporary Migrant.£244
21.2.8Application to the Home Office for an approval letter from a designated competent body in respect of a proposed application for entry clearance to the Isle of Man as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant.£456
21.2.9

Application for entry clearance as—

(a) a Tier 2 (General) Migrant;

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

(c) a Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Migrant; or

(d) a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Migrant,

where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less, and fee 21.2.11 does not apply.

£610
21.2.10

Application for entry clearance as—

(a) a Tier 2 (General) Migrant;

(b) a 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 fee 21.2.12 does not apply.

£1,220
21.2.11Application for entry clearance as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant where a shortage occupation certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less.£464
21.2.12Application for entry clearance as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant where a shortage occupation certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years.£928
21.2.13Application for entry clearance as a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Graduate Trainee Migrant.£482
21.3Fees for other applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man
21.3.1Application for entry clearance for the purposes of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft.£64
21.3.2Application for entry clearance on a route to settlement in the Isle of Man (that being an application made with a view to becoming ordinarily resident in the Isle of Man without being subject to any restriction on the period for which an individual may remain there) where the fee is not specified elsewhere in this Schedule.£1,523
21.3.3Application for entry clearance as a parent, grandparent or other dependant relative of a person present and settled in the Isle of Man under Appendix FM to the Isle of Man immigration rules.£3,250
21.3.4Application for entry clearance as a representative of an overseas business under Part 5 of the Isle of Man immigration rules.£610
21.3.5Application for entry clearance as a Worker Migrant for a period of three years or less.£610
21.3.6Application for entry clearance as a Worker (Intra Company Transfer) Migrant.£610
21.4General fee for applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man
21.4.1Application for entry clearance where the fee is not specified elsewhere in this Schedule.£516

Table 22 (Specified fees for dependants)

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
22.1Specified fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man as a dependant of a main applicant
22.1.1Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant.£608
22.1.2Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) Migrant.£604
22.1.3Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 1 (General) Migrant.£1,021
22.1.4Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Short Term Staff Migrant.£482

Table 23 (Exception in respect of fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man)

Number and description of the exceptionFee to which exception applies
23.1Applications under the EC Association Agreement with Turkey
23.1.1No fee is payable in respect of an application made under the terms of the EC Association Agreement with Turkey.Fee 21.4.1

Table 24 (Waivers or reductions in respect of fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man)

Number and description of the waiverFees to which waiver applies
24.1General waiver
24.1.1No fee is payable in respect of an application where the Secretary of State determines that the fee should be waived.All fees in Tables 21 and 22
24.2Scholarships funded by Her Majesty’s Government
24.2.1The official determining an application may decide to waive the payment of the fee or reduce the amount of the fee where the application is made by a candidate for, or holder of, a scholarship funded by Her Majesty’s Government and is in connection with such a scholarship.All fees in Tables 21 and 22
24.3International courtesy
24.3.1The official determining an application may decide to waive the payment of the fee or reduce the amount of the fee as a matter of international courtesy.All fees in Tables 21 and 22

Applications by dependants

3.  Except in respect of applications for which a fee is specified in 21.3.3 of Table 21, or in Table 22, and subject to the exception, waivers and reductions set out in Tables 23 and 24, the fee for an application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man made by the dependant of a main applicant (whether or not that application is made at the same time as that of the main applicant) is the fee specified in Table 21 in respect of the main applicant’s application.

Applications by CESC Nationals

4.—(1) Where an application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man of a kind within sub-paragraph (2) is made by a CESC national, and the applicant is the main applicant, the fee set out in Table 21 is to be reduced by £55.

(2) An application is of a kind within this sub-paragraph if it is an application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man 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;

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

(f)a Worker Migrant; or

(g)a Worker (Intra Company Transfer) Migrant.

Fees for the provision of certain premium services outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man

5.—(1) Table 25 specifies the amount of fees for the provision of specified premium services for the purposes of article 9A of the 2016 Order as it applies to the Isle of Man.

(2) Paragraph 6 confers a discretion on the Secretary of State to waive or reduce the fees specified in Table 25.

Table 25 (Premium services outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man)

Number of feeDescription of service providedAmount of fee
25.1Fees for submitting an application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man, or documents or information in connection with such an application, at a facility outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man
25.1.1The acceptance or processing by a contractor of an application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man, or documents or information (including biometric information) in relation to such an application, at a User-Pays Application Centre or at another facility managed by a contractor at a location outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man, either in person or by post or courier.£55
25.2Fees for expediting applications
25.2.1The expedited processing, under the priority visa service, of an application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man.£212
25.2.2The expedited processing, under the super priority visa service, of an application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man.£956
25.2.3The expedited processing, under the priority settlement service, of an application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man.£573
25.3Fees in connection with the international contact centre service
25.3.1The provision by a contractor, by telephone, of information or assistance in relation to an application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man to an applicant outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man.£1.37 per minute
25.3.2The provision by a contractor, by way of an email or series of emails, of information or assistance in response to a query relating to an application for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man, where provided to an applicant outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man.£5.48 per query

Waiver or reduction in respect of the fees specified in Table 25

6.  The Secretary of State may waive or reduce any fee in respect of a service specified in Table 25.

Regulation 12

SCHEDULE 10APPLICATIONS FOR ENTRY CLEARANCE TO ENTER THE BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY OR THE BAILIWICK OF JERSEY AND PREMIUM SERVICES

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“priority settlement service” means the optional priority service offered to applicants outside the United Kingdom and the relevant bailiwick, by which applications for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey other than for the purposes of work or study, or as a visitor, are processed on an expedited basis;

“priority visa service” means the optional priority service offered to applicants outside the United Kingdom and the relevant bailiwick, by which applications for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey for the purposes of work or study, or as a visitor, are processed on an expedited basis;

“relevant bailiwick” means—

(a)

the Bailiwick of Guernsey, so far as this Schedule relates to an application for entry clearance to enter that bailiwick; or

(b)

the Bailiwick of Jersey, so far as this Schedule relates to an application for entry clearance to enter that bailiwick;

“super priority visa service” means the optional priority service offered to applicants outside the United Kingdom and the relevant bailiwick, by which it is aimed to process relevant applications for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey within 24 hours of receipt of the application;

“work permit employment” means employment as a work permit holder under—

(a)

rules made by the States of Guernsey Committee for Home Affairs in respect of the Bailiwick of Guernsey under sections 1(4) and 3(2) of the 1971 Act as extended to that bailiwick(81);

(b)

rules made by the Minister for Home Affairs in respect of the Bailiwick of Jersey under sections 1(4) and 3(2) of the 1971 Act as extended to that bailiwick(82).

2.—(1) Table 26 specifies the amount of the fees for specified applications for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey.

(2) Paragraph 3 confers a discretion of the Secretary of State to waive the fees specified in Table 26.

(3) Paragraph 4 makes provision for the amount of fees to be paid in respect of an application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey by the dependant of a main applicant.

(4) Each of the fees specified in 26.2.2 to 26.2.4 in Table 26 is calculated by reference to an annual rate.

(5) The annual rate referred to in sub-paragraph (4) for each of the fees in question is determined by dividing the amount of the fee by the number of years to which the application relates.

Table 26 (Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey)

Number of feeType of application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of JerseyAmount of fee
26.1General fee for applications for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey
26.1.1Application for entry clearance where the fee is not specified elsewhere in this Schedule.£516
26.2Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey as a visitor
26.2.1Application for entry clearance for a period of six months or less.£93
26.2.2Application for entry clearance for a period of two years.£350
26.2.3Application for entry clearance for a period of five years.£636
26.2.4Application for entry clearance for a period of ten years.£798
26.3Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey as a student
26.3.1Application for entry clearance as a student.£348
26.4Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey for purposes of work permit employment or for settlement
26.4.1Application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey for the purposes of work permit employment.£610
26.4.2Application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey for the purposes of settlement (that being an application made with a view to becoming ordinarily resident in the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey without being subject to any restriction on the period for which an individual may remain there).£1,523

Waiver in respect of the fees listed in Table 26

3.  The Secretary of State may waive any fee in respect of an application specified in Table 26.

Applications by dependants

4.  The fee for an application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey as a dependant of a main applicant (whether that application is made at the same time as that of the main application or not) is the fee specified in Table 26 in respect of the main applicant’s application.

Fees for the provision of certain premium services outside the United Kingdom and the relevant bailiwick

5.—(1) Table 27 specifies the amount of fees for the provision of specified premium services for the purposes of article 9A of the 2016 Order as it applies to the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey.

(2) Paragraph 6 confers a discretion on the Secretary of State to waive or reduce the fees specified in Table 27.

Table 27 (Premium services outside the United Kingdom and the relevant bailiwick)

Number of feeDescription of service providedAmount of fee
27.1Fees for submitting an application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey, or documents or information in connection with such an application, at a facility outside the United Kingdom and the relevant bailiwick
27.1.1The acceptance or processing by a contractor of an application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey, or documents or information (including biometric information) in relation to such an application, at a User-Pays Application Centre or at another facility managed by a contractor at a location outside the United Kingdom and the relevant bailiwick, either in person or by post or courier.£55
27.2Fees for expediting applications
27.2.1The expedited processing, under the priority visa service, of an application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey.£212
27.2.2The expedited processing, under the super priority visa service, of an application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey.£956
27.2.3The expedited processing, under the priority settlement service, of an application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey.£573
27.3Fees in connection with the international contact centre service
27.3.1The provision by a contractor, by telephone, of information or assistance, in relation to an application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey, to an applicant outside the United Kingdom and the relevant bailiwick.£1.37 per minute
27.3.2The provision by a contractor, by way of an email or series of emails, of information or assistance in response to a query relating to an application for entry clearance to enter the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey, where provided to an applicant outside the United Kingdom and the relevant bailiwick.£5.48 per query

Waiver or reduction in respect of the fees specified in Table 27

6.  The Secretary of State may waive or reduce any fee in respect of a service specified in Table 27.

Regulation 13

SCHEDULE 11MISCELLANEOUS FEES

1.  In this Schedule—

“connected application” means an application for leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom which has given rise to a decision which may potentially be the subject of administrative review, whether that application was made—

(a)

by an applicant in the applicant’s own right; or

(b)

as the main applicant with one or more dependants having made linked applications;

“linked application” means an application for leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom made by the dependant of a main applicant on the same day as the main applicant’s application for leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom;

“unlinked application” means an application for leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom made by the dependant of a main applicant on a different day to the day on which the main applicant’s application for leave to enter or leave to remain was made.

Fee for the administration of the Life in the UK Test

2.  A fee of £50 is payable for the administration of the Life in the UK Test.

Fee for the process of administrative review, together with provision for exemption from, and waiver or reduction of, that fee

3.—(1) A fee of £80 is payable by a person requesting administrative review of—

(a)a single decision made—

(i)in respect of a connected application;

(ii)in respect of an unlinked application; or

(iii)to cancel leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom at the border;

(b)at least two decisions made—

(i)where one of those decisions is in respect of a connected application, and at least one other decision was in respect of a linked application;

(ii)where each of those decisions is in respect of two or more unlinked applications made on the same day; or

(iii)to cancel the leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom of a person and any of that person’s dependants.

(2) In circumstances where administrative review is requested of at least two decisions in respect of at least two unlinked applications made on different days, a fee of £80 is payable in respect of each of those requests for administrative review.

(3) Notwithstanding sub-paragraphs (1) and (2), no fee is payable for administrative review of a decision—

(a)in respect of any application where the person was exempt from paying the fee for the application, or the fee in respect of the application was waived;

(b)to cancel leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom where the person was exempt from paying the fee for the application which gave rise to the leave, or the fee in respect of that application was waived.

(4) If the outcome of administrative review is that the decision under review is maintained, but for different or additional reasons, no fee is payable in respect of any request for administrative review of—

(a)the revised decision; or

(b)any subsequent decision made in relation to the application which gave rise to the decision under review.

(5) The Secretary of State must refund the fee specified in sub-paragraph (1) or (2) if the outcome of administrative review is that the decision under review is withdrawn.

(6) The Secretary of State may waive or reduce the fee specified in sub-paragraph (1) or (2).

Regulation 14

SCHEDULE 12AMENDMENT OF THE FIRST-TIER TRIBUNAL (IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM CHAMBER) FEES ORDER 2011

1.—(1) The First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011(83) is amended as follows.

(2) In article 2 (interpretation), for the definition of “the 2017 Regulations” substitute—

“the 2018 Regulations” means the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018(84).

(3) In article 5 (exemption from fees)—

(a)in paragraph (1A)—

(i)for “the 2017 Regulations” substitute “the 2018 Regulations”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (a), for “exception 4.5” substitute “exception 4.4.1”;

(b)in paragraph (1B), for “the 2017 Regulations” substitute “the 2018 Regulations”.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations replace (and largely revoke) the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/515). They also revoke the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/885).

These Regulations specify fees relating to immigration, nationality and associated functions. They are made further to the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016 (S.I. 2016/177), as amended by the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/440) and the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2018 (S.I. 2018/329), which sets out the functions in connection with immigration and nationality for which the Secretary of State may charge a fee, and the maximum amount that may be charged for each of these functions. The Regulations also make provision which is incidental to the specification of those fees.

Schedules 1 and 2 specify fees for applications for entry clearance to enter, leave to enter and leave to remain in the United Kingdom and approval letters connected with entry clearance and leave to remain.

Schedule 3 specifies fees payable when requesting certain documents relating to immigration and nationality, whilst Schedule 4 specifies certain fees payable by sponsors when requesting particular products or services.

Schedule 5 specifies fees relating to the provision of consular services, Schedule 6 provides for fees payable in relation to premium services provided in the United Kingdom, whilst Schedule 7 makes provision for fees payable in respect of such services provided outside the United Kingdom. Schedule 8 specifies fees payable for applications and services in connection with nationality.

Schedule 9 specifies fees relating to applications for entry clearance to enter the Isle of Man, including fees in relation to premium services provided outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man, whilst Schedule 10 makes similar provision in respect of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey.

Schedule 11 makes provision for fees payable in respect of miscellaneous matters including the administration of the Life in the UK Test.

Schedule 12 amends the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/2841).

Provision is also made in the Schedules to these Regulations for exceptions to certain of the fees specified, and the circumstances in which certain of them may be waived or reduced.

Copies of the documents referred to in these Regulations can be obtained from the Home Office, Fees and Income Planning Team, Vulcan House, Sheffield, S3 8NU.

A note outlining the likely impact of these Regulations has been laid before Parliament together with these Regulations.

(1)

2014 c. 22. Treasury consent has been obtained in pursuance of section 69(1) of the Immigration Act 2014 (“the 2014 Act”). Sections 68 to 70 of that Act were extended, subject to specified modifications, to the Isle of Man by articles 5 and 7 of the Immigration (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/1765) which inserted new articles 22 and 23 and Schedule 9A into the Immigration (Isle of Man) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/680); other amendments have been made to the Order of 2008 but none are relevant for the present purposes. Sections 68 to 70 of the 2014 Act were extended to the Bailiwick of Jersey by article 3 of the Immigration (Jersey) Order 2016 (S.I. 2016/994) subject to modifications specified in the Schedule to that Order. Sections 68 to 70 of the 2014 Act were extended to the Bailiwick of Guernsey by article 4 of the Immigration (Guernsey) Order 2016 (S.I. 2016/996) subject to modifications specified in the Schedule to that Order.

(2)

S.I. 2016/177; this Order was amended by S.I. 2017/440 and S.I. 2018/329.

(3)

1971 c. 77. This Act was extended subject to modifications to the Bailiwick of Guernsey by S.I. 1993/1796 (as amended by S.I. 2003/2900), S.I. 2011/2444 and S.I. 2015/1533. It was also extended to the Bailiwick of Jersey by S.I. 1993/1797, as amended by S.I. 2003/1252, S.I. 2012/2593 and S.I. 2017/981. It was also extended subject to modifications to the Isle of Man by S.I. 2008/680 as amended by S.I. 2011/1158, S.I. 2011/1408, S.I. 2015/1765, S.I. 2016/156 and SI 2016/755.

(5)

S.I. 1982/1070, as amended by sections 1(2) and 2(3) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 (c. 8), S.I. 1983/1699 and S.I. 2009/1892.

(10)

Laid before Parliament on 23rd May 1994 (HC 395), as amended.

(11)

Laid before Tynwald on 17th May 2005 (SD 62/05), as amended.

(12)

1989 c. 41. Section 22(1) was amended by paragraph 19 of Schedule 5 to the Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22); section 2(1) and (2) of the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 (c. 35); section 116(2) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c. 38); and S.I. 2016/413.

(13)

1995 c. 36. Section 17(6) was amended by paragraph 9(4)(b) of Schedule 2 to the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4); paragraph 2(4) of Schedule 5 to the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (asp 1); and S.S.I. 2013/211.

(15)

2014 anaw 4.

(16)

Section 5 was amended by paragraph 19 of the Schedule to the Identity Documents Act 2010 (c. 40); the 2008 Regulations were made under this section.

(17)

(CETS No. 035).

(18)

1998 c. 42, as amended by S.I. 2003/1887 and S.I. 2004/1574.

(19)

OJ No C 113, 24.12.73, p 2.

(20)

The definition of “entry clearance” in section 33(1) was amended by paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 to the 1981 Act and paragraph 5 of the Schedule to the Immigration Act 1988 (c. 14).

(21)

The definition of “entry clearance” in section 33(1) was extended with modifications to the Isle of Man by article 6 of S.I. 2008/680; there are amendments to that Order but none are relevant.

(22)

The definition of “entry clearance” in section 33(1) was extended with modifications to the Bailiwick of Guernsey by article 3(1) of, and paragraph 18(a)(ii) of Schedule 1 to, S.I. 1993/1796.

(23)

The definition of “entry clearance” in section 33(1) was extended with modifications to the Bailiwick of Jersey by article 3(1) of, and paragraph 18(a)(ii) of Schedule 1 to, S.I. 1993/1797, as amended by S.I. 2017/981.

(24)

Section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971 was extended with modifications to the Isle of Man by article 6 of S.I. 2008/680; there are amendments to that Order but none are relevant.

(25)

S.I. 2003/548; regulation 5A was inserted by S.I. 2004/1726 and subsequently amended by S.I. 2013/2541, S.I. 2015/681 and S.I. 2015/1806.

(26)

Section 41 was amended by sections 1(3) and (4) and 3 of, and paragraphs 3 to 7 of Schedule 1 to, the 2002 Act, section 50(4) of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 2, and Schedule 3 to, the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality 2006 Act, section 10 of the Immigration Act 2014 (c. 22) (“the 2014 Act”), S.I. 1986/948 and S.I. 2014/542. Regulations have been made: S.I. 2003/548, as amended by S.I. 2015/738; other amendments have been made but none are relevant.

(27)

Section 126 was amended by sections 8 and 14(3) of, and paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 and paragraph 19 of Schedule 9 to, the 2014 Act. Regulations have been made: S.I. 2006/1743, as amended by S.I. 2011/1779 and S.I. 2015/737.

(28)

Amended by S.I. 2017/440.

(29)

Article 5A was inserted by S.I. 2017/440.

(30)

Article 9A was inserted by S.I. 2018/329.

(31)

Articles 4 and 5 were extended to the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey by S.I. 2017/440.

(36)

Sub-paragraph (1A) of paragraph 16 was inserted by paragraphs 43 and 60 of Schedule 14 to the 1999 Act. Sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 16 was substituted by section 140(1) of the 1999 Act and amended by section 73(5) of the 2002 Act.

(37)

Section 62 was amended by section 16(2)(c) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (c. 2); paragraphs 3(1) and (2), and 13 of Schedule 9 to the Immigration Act 2014 and by paragraphs 31 and 34 of Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016 (c. 19) (“the 2016 Act”).

(38)

Sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 2 was amended by Schedule 10 to the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48), section 54(1) and (2) of the 1999 Act, section 34(1) of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (c. 19) and by paragraphs 14 and 21 of Schedule 10 to the 2016 Act. Sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 2 was amended by paragraph 7 of Schedule 7 to the 2002 Act and by section 34(2) of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004. Sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph (2) was amended by section 54(1) and (3) of the 1999 Act and by paragraphs 14 and 21 of Schedule 10 to the 2016 Act.

(39)

The Chinese visa scheme is operated to enable Chinese national applicants applying for a two year visit visa from within mainland China to benefit from this product where they meet all the requirements of the scheme. Further information is available on www.gov.uk/government/news/the-home-office-launches-new-two-year-chinese-visa-pilot.

(40)

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 Immigration Act 2016 (“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.

(41)

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).

(42)

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

(43)

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

(44)

Further information is available in the Competent Authority guidance at www.gov.uk/government/publications/victims-of-trafficking-guidance-for-competent-bodies.

(45)

Section 82 was substituted by section 15(2) of the Immigration Act 2014 (“the 2014 Act”).

(46)

1997 c.68; section 2 was substituted by paragraph 20 of Schedule 7 to the 2002 Act and was amended by paragraph 14 of Schedule 1 to the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 Act, paragraphs 2 and 26 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.

(47)

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 at www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679269/victims-of-domestic-violence-and-abuse-DDV-concession-v1_0.pdf

(48)

More information on the exercise of this destitution policy is available at www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/680977/victims-of-domestic-violence-v14.pdf.

(49)

The text of the immigration rules as they had effect on 9th August 2017 is accessible at www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/646421/Immigration_Rules_-_Archive_20170501_JM.PDF.

(50)

The policy, is accessible at www.gov.uk/government/publications/grenfell-tower-fire-handling-immigration-cases. As of 1st February 2018, it is closed to new cases but leave granted under the policy before that date can be extended under the policy after that date.

(52)

United Nations, Treaty Series, volume 189 at page 137.

(53)

United Nations, Treaty Series, volume 360 at page 117.

(54)

In relation to nationals of Croatia, the 2016 Regulations have effect with the modifications specified in regulation 7 of S.I. 2013/1460; as amended by S.I. 2014/530 and S.I. 2015/694.

(55)

Regulation 19 was amended by S.I. 2009/819 and S.I. 2015/433.

(56)

Regulation 17 was amended by S.I. 2009/819.

(57)

Regulation 13 was amended by S.I. 2009/819 and S.I. 2012/594.

(58)

Regulation 3 was substituted by S.I. 2012/594 and amended by S.I. 2015/433. Regulation 3A was inserted by S.I. 2015/433.

(59)

A person is required to provide biometric information for the purposes of an application of this type pursuant to section 126 of the 2002 Act as amended by sections 8 and 14(3) of, and paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 and paragraph 19 of Schedule 9 to, the Immigration Act 2014.

(60)

2006 c. 46; section 381 was amended by S.I. 2008/393.

(63)

The Scottish Charity Register was set up pursuant to section 3 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (2005 asp 10).

(64)

More information on the Tier 4 Sponsor basic compliance assessment policy can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-tier-4-student-guidance-for-educators.

(66)

Schedule 3 was amended by paragraph 8 of the Schedule to the Brunei and Maldives Act 1985 (c. 3) and by S.I. 1983/882, S.I. 1983/1699, S.I. 1989/1331, S.I. 1990/1502, S.I. 1994/1634, S.I. 1998/3161, S.I. 2010/246, S.I. 2015/1771 and S.I. 2017/568.

(67)

The definition of “British overseas territory” in section 50(1) was inserted by section 1(1)(a) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 (c. 8).

(68)

Section 6(2) has been prospectively amended by section 40(1) of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 (c. 11) (the “2009 Act”) from a date to be appointed, and was amended by paragraph 72 of Schedule 27 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33) (the “2004 Act”).

(69)

Section 18(1) and (2) was amended by section 2(2)(b) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 (“the Overseas Territories Act”) and section 18(2) was also amended by paragraph 76 of Schedule 27 to the 2004 Act.

(70)

Section 1(3) was amended by section 42(1) and (3) of the 2009 Act; section 1(3A) was inserted by section 42(1) and (4) of the 2009 Act; section 1(4) was amended by section 42(1) and (5) of the 2009 Act; section 3(2) was amended by paragraph 3(1) and (2) of Schedule 1 to the Overseas Territories Act and section 43(1) and (2) of the 2009 Act; section 3(5) was amended by paragraph 3(1) and (4) of Schedule 1 to the Overseas Territories Act; section 4A was inserted by section 4 of the Overseas Territories Act; section 4B was inserted by section 12 of the 2002 Act and was amended by section 44 of the 2009 Act; section 4D was inserted by section 46 of the 2009 Act; section 4F was inserted by section 65 of the Immigration Act 2014; section 10(1) was amended by section 5(a) of the 2002 Act; section 10(2) was amended by section 5(a) of the 2002 Act and by section paragraph 73 of Schedule 27 to the 2004 Act; paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 was amended by section 1(1)(b) of the Overseas Territories Act and section 8 of the 2002 Act; and paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2)(b) of the Overseas Territories Act.

(71)

1997 c. 20; section 1 was amended by section 2(3) of the Overseas Territories Act and section 47(3) of the 2009 Act.

(72)

Sections 15(3) and (4) and 17(2) and (5) were amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2)(b) of the Overseas Territories Act; section 22(1) was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2)(b) of the Overseas Territories Act, and section 5(b) the 2002 Act; and section 22(2) was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2)(b) of the Overseas Territories Act, section 5(b) of the 2002 Act, and paragraph 77 of Schedule 27 to the 2004 Act.

(73)

S.I. 1982/1070; article 7 was amended by section 1(2) of the Overseas Territories Act and S.I. 2009/1892.

(74)

The definition of “certificate of entitlement” was substituted by section 10(5)(b) of the 2002 Act.

(75)

A person is required to provide biometric information for the purposes of an application of this type pursuant to Part 2A of S.I. 2003/548 which was inserted by S.I. 2015/738; there are other amendments to S.I. 2003/548 but none are relevant.

(76)

Section 12 was amended by paragraph 74 of Schedule 27 to the 2004 Act.

(77)

Section 24 was amended by section 2(2)(a) and (b) of the Overseas Territories Act.

(78)

S.I. 1986/948 as amended by section 2(3) of the Overseas Territories Act.

(79)

S.I. 1982/1070, article 11 was amended by section 2(3) of the Overseas Territories Act and S.I. 1983/1699.

(80)

Section 42 was substituted by paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the 2002 Act.

(81)

The Immigration (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Rules, 2008, as amended (Guernsey Statutory Instrument No. 26 of 2008). Sections 1 and 3 of the 1971 Act were extended with modifications to the Bailiwick of Guernsey by article 3 of, and paragraphs 1 and 3 of Schedule 1 to, S.I. 1993/1796.

(82)

The Jersey Immigration Rules can be found at www.gov.je/SiteCollectionDocuments/Life%20events/LD%20IMMIGRATION%20RULES%20TL.pdf. Sections 1 and 3 of the 1971 Act were extended with modifications to the Bailiwick of Jersey by article 3 of, and paragraphs 1 and 3 of Schedule 1 to, S.I. 1993/1797 as amended by S.I. 2017/981.

(83)

S.I. 2011/2841. Articles 2 and 5 were amended by S.I 2016/928 and S.I. 2017/515. There are other amendments to the Order but none are relevant.

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