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The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018

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

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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(1) 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(2).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(3).

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(4).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
(1)

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

(2)

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.

(3)

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.

(4)

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.

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