Penningtons Solicitors LLP would like to remind its clients that UK visa fees will increase from 22 November 2010. With large increases in UK immigration fees for tier 1 visas and tier 2 visas, there is a concern that this will put off skilled workers from coming to the UK at a time when the most talented workers are needed to boost the economy.

UK tier visa fee increases are as follows:

  • tier 1 visa at consular post from outside the UK £690 to £750
  • tier 1 visa from within the UK £840 to £850
  • tier 2 visa from outside the UK £270 to £350
  • tier 2 in-country from £475 to £500
  • tier 4 visa from £199 to £220
  • tier 4 visa from within the UK kept at £357
  • tier 5 visa from £128 to £130

UK tier dependent visa fee increases are as follows (all from within the UK):

  • tier 1 dependent visa postal £129 to £250
  • tier 1 dependent visa PEO £154 to £300
  • tier 1 dependent visa postal CESC £121 to £250
  • tier 2 visa postal CESC £92 to £150
  • tier 2 visa PEO £118 to £200
  • tier 4 visa PEO £107 to £150
  • tier 5 visa PEO £57 to £150
  • tier 5 visa PEO CESC £52 to £150

Visit visa fee increases are as follows:

  • visit visa - long 2 year from £230 to £245
  • visit visa - long 5 year from £420 to £450
  • visit visa - long 10 year from £610 to £650
  • settlement visas (permanent residence) increases from £644 to £750