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19 January 2024

A guide to 2024 UK visa fees

It can be hard to understand the various fees for different visas. We will help you in this all-encompassing guide to UK visa application fees.
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
UK visa fees represented by British money

There are many different visas, as well as other immigration statuses such as Indefinite Leave to Remain, that have received fee changes. Some fees also vary based on whether you are applying from within the UK, or outside of the UK. There are also further optional fees, such as a priority service that allows you to get a visa decision much faster. 

In this guide, we will provide you with all of the different UK visa fees that came into effect from 4 October 2023. 

To find the fees for a specific type of visa on a computer, you can hold the ‘Ctrl’ key (Cmd key on Mac) and tap the F key to bring up a search bar. If you are using a smartphone, you will need to tap the three dots in the top right corner of your browser; then you can tap ‘find in page’ and search for what you are looking for.

Please note: some visa requirements and fees will change in 2024. You can read more in our blog about the Government announcing new immigration rules.

We will update this guide whenever new changes are introduced.

How have UK visa fees changed?

  • Most visa fees have increased by 15%
  • Family visas, indefinite leave to remain and naturalisation for British citizenship have increased by 20%
  • Student visa fees have increased by 35%


It should be noted that many fees did not change, but we will be listing them anyway for a full, comprehensive guide to what the visa fees are as of 4 October 2023.

The immigration health surcharge (IHS) will also be increasing on 6 February 2024. This is an extra fee you will have to pay on top of your visa fees, so you can access NHS services.

All visa categories

General visa applications from outside the UK

Type of application4 October 2023 fees
Short Standard Visitor Visa – 6 months£115
Long Standard Visitor Visa – 2 years£400
Long Standard Visitor Visa – 5 years£771
Long Standard Visitor Visa – 10 years£963
Visiting academic on a Standard Visitor Visa – 6 to 12 months£200
Private medical treatment on a Standard Visitor Visa – 6 to 11 months£200
Transit Visit Visa – direct airside transit£35
Transit Visit Visa – landside transit£64
Visa for joining the crew of a ship or aircraft£35
Electronic Visa Waiver £30
Single-entry Visa to replace a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)£154
Certificate of Entitlement to prove right of abode in the UK (apply outside the UK)£388
Transfer of Conditions (vignette transfer) application made overseas£154
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for main applicant and dependants – 30 months£180
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for main applicant and dependants – 5 years£250
Route to Settlement£1,846
Route to Settlement – other dependant relative £3,250
Route to Settlement – refugee dependant relative £404
Indefinite Leave to Remain – dependant of an armed forces member£2,885
Indefinite Leave to Remain – foreign or Commonwealth citizen discharged from HM forces£2,885
Consular Officer Services – call out / out of hours fee (per hour/part hour)£142
Consular Functions – receiving, preparing and forwarding documents£141
Administrative Review£80

Other general applications made from inside the UK

Type of application4 October 2023 fees
Visitor Visa Extension£1,000
Leave to Enter for people liable to immigration detention£1,258
Leave to Remain – other£1,048
Hong Kong British National – 30 months for main applicant and dependants£180
Hong Kong British National – 5 years for main applicant and dependants £250
Processing an application which has been rejected as invalid £25
Indefinite Leave to Remain – main applicants and dependants £2,404
Replacement Biometric Residence Card (BRC) issued under the EU Settlement Scheme, if original has been lost, damaged, stolen, or destroyed£19
Replacement BRP that has been lost, damaged, stolen, or destroyed£19
Certificate of Travel – adult£280
Certificate of Travel – child£141
Convention Travel Document – adult£82
Convention Travel Document – child£53
Administrative Review£80
Life in the UK Test£50

Work applications from outside and inside the UK

Type of application4 October 2023 fees outside the UKFees for applications from inside the UK
Skilled Worker Visa – 3 years or less£719£827
Skilled Worker Visa – over 3 years£1,420£1,500
Skilled Worker Visa – shortage occupation for 3 years or less£551£551
Skilled Worker Visa – shortage occupation for over 3 years£1,084£1,084
Health and Care Visa – 3 years or less£284£284
Health and Care Visa – over 3 years£551£551
Health and Care Visa – shortage occupation for 3 years or less£284£284
Health and Care Visa – shortage occupation for over 3 years£551£551
Innovator Founder Visa – main applicant and dependants£1,191£1,486
Innovator Founder Visa application endorsement fee£1,000£1,000
Start-up Visa – main applicant and dependants£435£584
Approval Letter regarding the initial application for the Global Talent Visa£524£524
Global Talent Visa – Approval Letter required£192£192
Global Talent Visa – Approval Letter not required£716£716
Global Talent Visa – dependants£716£716
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) – dependants£716£716
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – dependants £1,191£1,486
Tier 1 (Investor) – dependants £1,884£1,884
T2 Minister of Religion – main applicant and dependants  £719£827
International Sportsperson Visa – less than 12 months£298£298
International Sportsperson Visa – over 12 months£719£827
Temporary Worker Visas and the Youth Mobility Scheme – main applicant and dependants £298£298
Representative of an Overseas Business Visa – main applicant and dependants£719£827
Senior or Specialist Worker Visa – 3 years or less£719£827
Senior or Specialist Worker Visa – over 3 years£1,420£1,500
Graduate Trainee Visa – main applicant and dependants £298£298
Service Supplier Visa – main applicant and dependants £298£298
UK Expansion Worker Visa – main applicant and dependants £298£298
Secondment Worker Visa – main applicant and dependants £298£298
Scale-up Worker Visa – main applicant and dependants £822£298
High Potential Individual Visa – main applicant and dependants £822£298
Graduate Visa – main applicant and dependants N/A£822

Study Visa application fees outside and inside the UK

Type of application 4 October 2023 fees outside the UK Fees for applications from inside the UK
Student Visa £490 £490
Child Student Visa £490 £490
Short-term student studying English – 6 months to 11 months £200 N/A

British nationality applications

Type of application 4 October 2023 fee
Naturalisation£1,500
Naturalisation – British overseas territory citizens£1,000
Nationality Registration as a British Citizen – adult£1,351
Nationality Registration as a British Citizen – child£1,214
Arrangement of a British Citizenship Ceremony £80 
Administration of a Citizenship Oath, or Administration of an Oath and Pledge – not administered at a citizenship ceremony by a justice of the peace£5
Nationality Registration – Adult British Overseas Territory Citizens, British Overseas Citizens, British Subjects, and British Protected Persons£901
Nationality Registration – Child British overseas territory citizens, British overseas citizens, British subjects, and British protected persons£810
Renunciation of Nationality£372
Certificate of Entitlement Nationality Right of Abode£372
Review for a refused nationality application£372
Nationality Status Letter £250
Nationality Non-acquisition Letter£250
Nationality Correction for a Certificate£250
Nationality – certified copy of a notice, certificate, order, or declaration £250
Nationality – reissued certificate£250
Type of application4 October 2023 fees
Premium Sponsor Service for Worker Visas and Temporary Worker Visas – large sponsors for 12 months£25,000
Premium Sponsor Service for Worker Visas and Temporary Worker Visas – small sponsors for 12 months£8,000
Premium Sponsor Service for Student Visas – student sponsors for 12 months£8,000
Expedited processing of a sponsorship management request by the sponsor of a Worker or Temporary Worker Visa holder£200
Priority service for the expedited processing of Sponsor Licence applications£500
Worker Sponsor Licence – large sponsor£1,476
Worker Sponsor Licence – small sponsor£536
Student Sponsor Licence £536
Temporary Worker Sponsor Licence£536
Worker and Temporary Worker Sponsor Licence – large sponsor£1,476
Worker and Student Sponsor Licence – large sponsor£1,476
Worker, Temporary Worker, and Student Sponsor Licence – large sponsor£1,476
Temporary Worker and Student Sponsor Licence £536
Worker Sponsor Licence for a sponsor who already holds a Temporary Worker and/or Student Sponsor Licence £940
Endorsement fee for a Scale-up Visa Sponsor Licence under Endorsing Body Pathway£1,500
Student sponsor basic compliance assessment£536
Sponsor action plan£1,476
Certificate of Sponsorship – Skilled Worker Visa, T2 Minister of Religion Visa, Senior or Specialist Worker Visa£239
Certificate of Sponsorship – Temporary Worker Visas, Graduate Trainee Visa, UK Expansion Worker Visa, Service Supplier Visa, Secondment Worker Visa, and the Scale-up Visa£25
Certificate of Sponsorship – International Sportsperson Visa for over 12 months£239
Certificate of Sponsorship – International Sportsperson Visa for less than 12 months£25
Confirmation of Acceptance for Study – student or child student£25

Optional premium services outside the UK

Type of application4 October 2023 fees
Priority Visa Service – settlement £500
Priority Visa Service – non-settlement £500
Super Priority Visa Service£1,000
User Pays Visa Application Service£76.50
Fee for an Immigration Officer to provide premium services to transit or enter the UK – per hour for one officer£77.40
International Contact Centre Email Service – every individual query£2.74
International Contact Centre Telephone Helpline – per every minute of the call£0.69

Optional premium services inside the UK

Type of application4 October 2023 fees
Super Priority Service£1,000
Expedited Processing Priority Service £500
On-demand Mobile Biometric Enrolment Service – per hour per representative of the contractor £650
Fee for an immigration officer to provide premium services, to a Government Department, to transit or enter the UK – per hour for one officer£57.33
Fee for an Immigration Officer to provide premium services to transit or enter the UK – per hour for one officer£77.40
Premium status checks and advice – per minute for an Administrative Officer £0.80
Premium status checks, advice or training – per minute for an Executive Officer inside office hours£0.88
Premium status checks, advice or training – per minute for an Executive Officer outside office hours£1.10
Premium status checks, advice or training – per minute for a Higher Executive Officer inside office hours£0.97
Premium status checks, advice or training – per minute for a Higher Executive Officer outside office hours£1.23

Premium border services

Type of application 4 October 2023 fees
Registered Traveller – yearly adult subscription £50
Registered Traveller – yearly child subscription £24
Registered Traveller – registration of new documents £20
Fast Track Heathrow £5.20
Fast Track – other ports of entry £3

How we can help

Here at Woodcock Law, our team of immigration experts can help you with all of your needs. Whether you want to know about UK visa fees and need help applying, need help with naturalisation, or something else, they can help you. 

You can arrange a free 10-minute consultation with a member of our law team. Then, you can have a longer, paid consultation that will last either 30 minutes or an hour. A dedicated member of our team will see your matter through to completion, and act as your point of contact.

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