On January 11 2016, the Government issued a proposal which sets out the fee increases for visa, nationality and immigration applications in 2016-17. The proposal sets out the maximum fee increases for these types of applications over the next four years and hopes to reduce taxpayer contributions so to ensure that the border, immigration and citizenship system is funded solely by those who use it’s services.

The key fee changes are:
A 2% increase in the fees for visit, study and work visas
A fee increase of 25% for settlement, residence and nationality applications in the year 2016-17.
Fees for sponsorship categories will remain at the current rate.

These changes will likely be implemented later in the year after the legislation is laid out in Parliament in April 2016. A table of the proposed fee changes can be found here.

If you wish to avoid paying a higher fees and want to submit your immigration application, contact us today and one of our specialist immigration solicitor’s can assist you with your application. Alternatively if you want advice, contact us for a no obligation consultation and one of our qualified solicitor’s will advise you on your options.


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