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New Immigration Fees Proposed

Summary:

Immigration minister Damian Green has issued a written ministerial statement proposing an increase in visa fees, and an increase in UK-based visa application fees.

Date of Publication:
10 February 2012

New immigration fees proposed 

09 February 2012

Immigration minister Damian Green has issued a written ministerial statement proposing an increase in visa fees, and an increase in UK-based visa application fees.

The proposals will be laid in Parliament in 2 separate regulations and, subject to Parliamentary approval, the government hopes to bring the new fees into force from 6 April 2012.

Immigration minister, Damian Green said:

'It is only fair that those who use and benefit from the immigration system contribute a higher share of the cost of running it - reducing the burden on the UK taxpayer.'

Fees will increase by only 2 per cent in the majority of cases, but there will be higher increases on certain routes.

A full table of the proposed fees is included in the written ministerial statement, which can be viewed here:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/news/wms-fees-feb-2012.pdf