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The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018

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Regulation 8

SCHEDULE 6PREMIUM SERVICES (IN THE UNITED KINGDOM)

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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.

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