‌The Home Office will enact significant increases to some immigration fees on Oct. 4.

Key Points:

  • Fees for work and visit visas will rise by 15%.
  • Fees for student visas as well as certificates of sponsorship, settlement, citizenship, entry clearance and leave to remain applications will increase by 20% or more.
  • Some visa fees will be dropped, including those for amending details on physical documents and for replacing biometric residence permits.

Additional Information: The U.K. government previously announced these immigration fee increases as well as an increase to the immigration health surcharge in July. The immigration health surcharge, set to rise by 66% annually, will go into effect on a date yet to be announced, likely in 2024. More information on these measures is available here. BAL will continue to follow the pending increases and will provide information as it becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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