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Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 3DOCUMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Memorandum

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“the 2016 Regulations” means the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016(1);

“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(2);

“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(3);

“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(4).

£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(5) 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)(6).

£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(7).£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(8).

£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(9).£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.

(2)

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

(3)

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

(4)

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.

(5)

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

(6)

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

(7)

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

(8)

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.

(9)

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.

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