The UK Visa and Immigration Service (UKVI) has announced a rise in application charges

On April 11, 2022 | In General | By A Y & J Solicitors

The costs for UK Visas and Immigration applications, as well as nationality applications, are reviewed every year. Different application costs apply to different UK visa categories, depending on whether the application is for entry clearance or in-country processing, as well as the visa’s term in some situations. Before applying, it’s usually a good idea to double-check the costs that will be charged, as well as the visa’s term.

For the past three years, there have been no changes in the Home Office application fees. However, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration Services announced changes for visa applications, which shows a significant rise in the cost. Several fee alterations have been made for visa applications made both in and outside the UK.

Key takeaways

  1. The cost of visit visas has been increased by £5 to £15 depending on the length of visit.
  2. Costs for most work visas, including Skilled Worker visas, Start-Up visas, and Global Talent visas, have increased by £15
  3. Naturalisation fees remain at £1,250 and Nationality registration as an adult British citizen remains at £1,126. However, an £80 charge for the citizenship ceremony will be added to the application fee. This £80 charge will also be applied if a child applicant turns 18 during the application procedure.
  4. The cost of a sponsor licence and of sponsorship of migrant workers remains the same.


Several other changes have been made to the application expenses, check out the full list of alterations here. Feel free to contact our expert immigration lawyers at A Y & J Solicitors for more information.

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