It is likely that the Home Office fees for a number of immigration applications will go up from April 2005. This represents a huge increase in the fees charged by the Government for most types of immigration applications. The premium service fees for applications dealt with on the same day has doubled. The postal service fees in some cases have more than doubled.
It is interesting to note that from April 2005 it is likely that you will be able to make same day applications for leave to remain (immigration employment document holders). The lengthy processing times (about thirteen weeks) for leave to remain applications for immigration employment document holders which mainly covers those on a work permit or HSMP has caused serious problems for many people who are left without their passports for months and so are unable to travel outside of the UK. However, you will have to pay GBP500 to use the same day premium service.
|Application Type||Postal Service (£)||Premium Service (£)|
|Leave to Remain||335||500|
|Leave to Remain|
|Student Leave to Remain||250||500|
|Transfer of Leave||160||500|
|Highly Skilled Migrant Programme||315||-|
|Sectors Based Scheme||153||-|
|Travel Documents (CID)||195||-|
|Travel Documents (CTD)||42||-|
|Nationality – ROA||120||-|
|Nationality – 6(1)||200||-|
|Nationality – 6(2)||200||-|
|Nationality – Adult Registration||120||-|
|Nationality – Minor single and multiple||200||-|
|Nationality – renunciation||120||-|
Fees for other immigration applications remain unchanged.