The Home Office has now confirmed the date it will increase immigration and nationality application fees – 4 October 2023.  In July 2023 the Government announced that it would significantly increase immigration fees (by 15-35%) in order to reduce the contribution of British taxpayers to run the immigration and nationality system, but had not until now set a date for these changes.

Whilst immigration and nationality fees increase from 4 October, the planned increase to the Immigration Skills Charge (by 66%) will not come into effect until later this Autumn.

From 4 October fees for the following will increase:

  • Visit visas for up to 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 year
  • The majority entry clearance and certain applications for leave to remain in the UK including those for work and study
  • Indefinite leave to enter and indefinite leave to remain.
  • Convention travel document and stateless person’s travel document.
  • Health and Care visa.
  • Certificates of sponsorship and confirmation of acceptance for studies.
  • Super priority service and the out-of-country priority service
  • Applications to Register and Naturalise as a British Citizen.
  • User Pays Visa Application service.

A full list of the new fees can be found on the Home Office website.

We recommend that those intending on making a UK visa or nationality application seek advice as to whether they are eligible to apply before 4 October in order to benefit from the current lower fees. 


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