Further to our update on the new visa fees, the Home Office have now announced that new fees are to apply from 18 March 2016 and not from 6 April as was expected. Please click here for the table of the new fees. 

Current fees will continue to apply to applications submitted prior to 18 March. Please note that applications for naturalisation or registration as a British citizen will need to be received by the Home Office prior to 18 March for the current fee to apply. For all other applications the relevant date will be the date that the application is submitted.

The increase in some of the fees charged is likely to lead to a rush of applications prior to the 18 March date which may then have an impact on processing time of applications.