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.