Visa fees to increase

25 February 2013

Today, Immigration Minister Mark Harper laid a written ministerial statement proposing fee increases for visa applications made overseas, and applications made in the UK.

The proposals laid in Parliament today and on 14 March, subject to Parliamentary approval, will take effect from 6 April 2013.

Immigration Minister, Mark Harper said:

‘These increases are mostly in line with inflation and will ensure that the UK continues to welcome the brightest and the best. It is only right that those who use and benefit from the immigration system should contribute more than the UK taxpayer.’

The proposed fee increases takes place against a difficult financial context for the UK Border Agency and the government as a whole. We believe our proposals to increase fees strike the right balance between ensuring the UK Border Agency continues to provide a world class service and maintaining a fees structure that does not inhibit the UK’s ability to continue to attract those businesses, migrants and visitors who most benefit the UK.

These adjustments will also allow us to improve our levels of customer service and deliver a high quality immigration service at a challenging time for public finances across the UK.

A full table of the proposed fees is included in the written ministerial statement.

increases cn be found here http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/about-us/parliamentary-business/written-ministerial-statement/immig-nationality-charging-wms/immig-nationality-charging?view=Binary

 You may also not be aware that the courier  service that is being used to send back passports with Uk visa maybe not be deliverable to your address,  Many Ukrainians come to the visa center from small towns and villages,  for example  we live in a town of 40.000 plus, too small to have an office of the courier company, the outcome even when you pay is that you will have to use another address, which probably means another trip to collect from the adressee. I have learnt that a  the same family whiich is treated as such by the visa center wont send both back together yes you have to pay to separate courier fees, the whole thing is a rip off in my opinion

 

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