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The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018

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Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 5CONSULAR FUNCTIONS

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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(1);

“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(2) or a British overseas territory within the meaning of section 50(1) of the 1981 Act(3).£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.

(2)

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.

(3)

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).

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