Increased HO fees announced 24 hours before coming into effect!

The Home Office has just announced, at 11.13 on Tuesday 4th April new increased charges for 2017/18.

Usually the Home Office provide a month or so’s notice of any intended visa fee increases to enable feedback prior to Parliamentary approval. But not this year!

Nearly all increases are small – see the link below for full details – although ILR has seen a swingeing £512 increase to £2887 for the same day service.

Out-of-country Tier 2 visas increase just £12, to £587, while in-country applications go up £13 to £677.

The 10 day priority service goes up from £375 to £459 and the same day service goes up £90 to £590.

For full details of all of the new HO charges, go to:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

Although a relatively small constituent of visa costs these days, we are pleased to advise clients that UK Visas own fees will remain the same as last year, with the one exception of EEA family permit and permanent residence visas for self-employed applicants.

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UK VISAS NO WIN NO FEE PROMISE

We provide a ‘No Win – No Fee’ guarantee for all points-based system visa applications unless expressly stated at the time of appointment. We will guarantee our service for these applications by offering a full refund on our fee should it be unsuccessful.

These guaranteed terms are conditional upon the client being able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Home Office that they have earned the income claimed or that they have the necessary funding in place for maintenance or are fully conversant with their business plan in the case of Tier 1 Entrepreneurs.

It also presumes that neither the applicant nor their dependants have previously come under scrutiny or been under investigation by the Home Office for any immigration matter. In order that we can do our job properly the necessary information and details required should be made available and they must genuine as well as accurate.