Huge hike in fees

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04 April 2017

Home Office fees for visa applications go up every year, generally on 06 April, to coincide with the new tax year.  The fee increase is generally announced some three or four weeks in advance, but this year we have just two days notice of the increase.

In a statement today the Home Office have announced that from 06 April 2017 settlement visa application fees from overseas will go up by £269 (from £1195 to £1464) and applications for leave to remain in the UK will go up by £182, from £811 to £993.  Indefinite leave to remain will fo from £1,875 to £2,295.

All other fees have also increased, but the Immigration Health Surcharge remains unchanged,

 

Appeal fees dropped

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28 November 2016

Finally we have some good news to share!  The 500% increase in appeal fees that came into effect on 10 October 2016 have been dropped with immediate effect, and appeals are once again £80 for a decision on the papers and £140 for an oral hearing.  Fees lodged at the higher rate will be refunded.

Proposal to increase appeal fees by over 500%

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25 April 2016

In a consultation that opened on 21 April 2016 and will run until 03 June 2016, the government is proposing to increase the fees charged by the First-tier Tribunal by over 500% – by 570%, to be exact, for an oral hearing (from £140 to £800) and by over 600% for a decision on the papers (from £80 t0 £490).

The consultation document, which you can access here, accepts that this will mean that appeals will be out of the reach of about 20% of people who have a right of appeal.  When the Immigration Bill that is currently going through parliament become law, there will also no longer be a right to remain in the UK while an appeal is being heard.

Application fees to increase

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In a move that caught all immigration lawyers by surprise, the Home Office have announced today that the annual increase in fees will come in on 18 March this year, rather than on 06 April as it usually does.

– 26 February 2016

 

Every 6th of April, at the start of the new tax year, the fees for immigration applications increase, and this year is no different.  Fees across the board are going up by around 25% – so put your application in before that if you possibly can!

Application fees to increase

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sterling notes in handsEvery 6th of April, at the start of the new tax year, the fees for immigration applications increase, and this year is no different.  Fees across the board are going up by around 25% – so put your application in before that if you possibly can!

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