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UK Visa application fees increase 6 April 2012 | Immigration Matters

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The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has received Parliamentary approval to increase a number overseas visa fees and UK-based visa application fees from Friday 6 April 2012.

All payments made from 00:01 (UK time) on Friday 6 April, should be paid according to the fee information on the UKBA’s new ‘Fees for our services’ page.

Immigration applications will be rejected where an incorrect fee is paid.

Many of the fees have increased by just a couple of pounds, however, some Tier 1 fees have been hiked by 50% form £1000 to £1500. 

Tier 1 – Postal Main (General) £1,000 £1,500
Tier 1– Postal Dependants (General) £500 £750


The UKBA offers premium schemes for Tier 2 sponsors with fees ranging from £8,000 to £25,000. 

Premium Scheme – Large Enterprises N/A £25,000
Premium Scheme – SMEs N/A £8,000


The fee for Highly Trusted Sponsors and  Tier 4 sponsor licence rises from £410.00 to £500.

There are no fees for Bulgarians and Romanians applying for Yellow and Blue Cards, but appeals to the First Tier Tribunal against refusals are chargeable.

See the full fees list of new visa and immigration fees – 

With the London Olympics around 100 days away, millions of visitors should have already applied for UK Tourist Visas.

See also:

Immigration Rules change today

New student visa rules announced today

Employment restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians extended until end of 2013

How Romanians and Bulgarians working illegally without Yellow Card or papers can legalise their status in the UK

If you need any immigration advice or help with Sponsorship or Work Permits, Visa, ILR/Settlement, Citizenship, dependant visa or an appeal against a refusal please email: or visit 

Majestic College offer special packages for EU students. They also have a number of employers looking for staff right now and are willing to employ Bulgarians and Romanians.

For more information call Joanna on 0208 207 1020 or email

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13 Responses to “UK Visa application fees increase 6 April 2012”
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  1. You should not be paying anything – could be a scam job offer – don’t send money!

  2. Jinish.K.G says :

    I got a job offer from UK.I am from India.How much I need to pay for Tier 2 sponsor ship visa?


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  5. Check the UK Border Agency website for fees and your nearest embassy posting.

  6. hi my housband lived in newcastle and he is settled. me and my baby(2 month) for joining to my housband how much should pay for visa. i live in iran do you think there are possible for open embassy in Iran or i should apply from emarat or turkey any way with little child it is very hard for me.
    thank you

  7. fadare olutoyin josephine says :

    hi, my two years visa expired in 2009, I did not renew it since I know i wouldnt be able to come to UK due to some important things to be done here in my country, for instance got married, promotion in my place of work so needed more attention on the new post e.t.c. now ready for vacation in UK with my new family, how do I go about renewing my visa and securing visa for my family too, that is; my husband and my kids. thanks

  8. Hey,my visa is finish in 19 th may and colleges start the admisssions on September so wat I need to do..

  9. My brother visa is 22 months but college course 18 months college people they finish course in 9 month what he do now. Relpy and help us

  10. lesleyann says :

    hi my husband lives in tunisa just want information how much a visa would cost



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