There are very few changes to the Government fees for in-Country applications. For out of Country applications proposed fees such as for certain long term visit visa applications are likely to more than double.
- fingerprint checks before people come to the United Kingdom;
- a strong new force at the border;
- counting people in and out of the United Kingdom; and
- introducing identity cards for foreign nationals.
In 2009/10 the UK Border Agency plans to spend over £2.2 billion on border controls and the immigration system. UKBA expects that approximately thirty percent of the costs will be paid for out of Government fees.