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How Much Does It Cost to Get a UK Visa?

Discussion in 'UK- Visiting, Living in, Moving to or Moving From' started by UKMigration, May 21, 2010.

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    Below you will find the fees charged for the different types of UK visas. These fees are given in pounds sterling, however, you can pay in local currency; just contact the corresponding application centre in your country, region, or city to get information about the local fees and what you have to do to pay for your visa.

    Every dependant has to pay the same fee as the main applicant, and all of them must pay the fee, whether they are included in the main applicant’s passport or not.

    The fees are appraised at regular intervals; the fees shown below have been effective as of April 6th 2010.

    A fee can be refunded only if the application is cancelled, in writing, before it begins being processed and if biometrics hasn’t been taken or the applicant refuses to provide it.

    The fees are listed by the following categories:

    - Visit
    - Study
    - Employment
    - Settlement
    - Point-based system
    - Exempt
    - Others

    Visit Fee (£)
    Single, double and multiple visit, valid up to 6 months 68
    Longer term multiple entry (1 to 2 years) 230
    Longer term multiple entry (5 years) 420
    Longer term multiple entry (10 years) 610
    Entertainer visitor 68
    Family visitor 68
    Business visitor – general 68
    Business visitor - academic visitor (up to 12 months) 68
    Business visitor - visiting professor 68
    Business visitor - religious worker 68
    Business visitor - film crew 68
    Business visitor - clinical attachments/dental observations (up to 6 weeks) 230
    Business visitor - PLAB test 230
    Special visitor - marriage/civil partnership 68
    Special visitor - medical treatment 68
    Special visitor - student visitor, up to 6 months 66
    Special visitor - child visitor 68
    Special visitor - prospective student 68
    Special visitor - parent of a child at school (up to 12 months) 230
    Sports visitor 68
    Study (Points-based system Tier 4) Fee (£)
    Student (visa duration subject to length of study. Study below degree level is limited to 3 years maximum duration) 199
    Non points based system Fee (£)
    Chevening Scholarship or Fellowship Free of charge
    British Marshall Scholarship Free of charge
    Fulbright Scholarship Free of charge
    Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan Free of charge
    Employment (non points-based system) Fee (£)
    Work permit holder 230
    Work permit/HSMP dependant 230
    Off Shore Workers 230
    Overseas domestic worker - private household 230
    EC Business Association Agreement 230
    Sole representative 230
    UK Ancestry 230
    Seasonal agricultural worker 230
    Dependants of any of the above 230
    Vander Elst Free of charge
    Swiss Posted Worker Free of charge
    Settlement Fee (£)
    Spouse/civil partner of a settled person 644
    Unmarried/same sex partner of a settled person 644
    Fiancé(e)/proposed civil partner of a settled person 644
    Child or dependent relative of a settled person 644
    Adopted child of settled person 644
    Family reunion Free of charge
    Former UK Armed Forces 644
    Points-based system (PBS) Fee (£)
    Tier 1 general applicant 690
    Dependant of tier 1 general applicant 690
    Tier 1 general applicant with HSMP approval letter (transitional arrangement) 256
    Dependant of tier 1 general applicant with HSMP approval letter (transitional arrangement) 256
    Tier 1 investor or entrepreneur 690
    Dependant of tier 1 investor or entrepreneur 690
    Tier 1 post study applicant 315
    Dependant of tier 1 post study applicant 315
    Tier 2 applicant 270
    Dependant of tier 2 applicant 270
    Tier 4 (general) student applicant 199
    Dependant of tier 4 (general) student applicant 199
    Tier 4 (child) student applicant 199
    Tier 5 applicant (temporary worker) 128
    Dependant of tier 5 applicant (temporary worker) 128
    Tier 5 applicant (youth mobility scheme) 128
    Exempt Fee (£)
    Diplomats: official visit/posting Free of charge
    Members of international organizations on official visits Free of charge
    Member of UK or visiting forces Free of charge
    Others Fee (£)
    Exercise the right of access to a child 230
    Parent/primary care taker of an EEA national child 230
    Family member of an EEA national Free of charge
    Family member of a Swiss national Free of charge
    Handling applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories 48
    Forwarding documents to Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories (additional fee) 65
    Right of Abode Certificate of Entitlement 220
    Joining ship/aircraft 47
    Direct Airside Transit (DAT) 47
    Mobile biometrics/call out charge £130 an hour up to a maximum of £939 for each 24 hour period
    Turkish nationals to establish in business Free of charge
    Vignette transfer 75

    If you have any doubts as to which category you fall under, for example which tier in the points-based system you correspond to, don’t hesitate to contact UK immigration lawyers.

    Please note that these articles and the information contained herein are purely for general guidance and do not constitute a professional legal or any other opinion as to the merits of a particular application or whether specific immigration requirements have been met of a particular category. This information is generic and should not be relied upon as a definitive guide to fulfilling specific category requirements. However should any individual do so it is at his or her own risk for which UK Migration Lawyers Limited cannot be held responsible in any way.

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