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UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has published updated fees, which come into effect on 6 April 2018.

  • There are to be increases to fees across a number of immigration categories.
  • An application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) will increase by £92 to £2389.
  • In the category of Naturalisation as a British citizen, the fee for an adult will increase by £43 to £1206, and a child application will increase by £39 to £1012.
  • There are no changes to the cost of a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) under Tier 2 or Tier 5, which remain at £199 and £21 respectively.
  • All sponsor licence applications under Tier 2 and Tier 5 remain the same.
  • The cost of premium sponsorship for both Tier 2 and Tier 5 for small and large sponsors will remain unchanged.

Action Items

  • Employers in the UK should ensure their global mobility planning takes into account the new visa and immigration fees.

The information in this alert was provided by Newland Chase.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.