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The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018

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

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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(1).£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
(1)

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.

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