The Government is currently consulting on the reform of charges and fees in the immigration system. The purpose of the consultation is to look at the options for ensuring that those who benefit directly from immigration and enhanced border controls (such as organisations that sponsor migrants for work or study) make an “appropriate contribution to the end to end costs of the immigration system”.

The consultation document does not contain proposed fee levels. These will be determined as part of the annual review of immigration and nationality fees. The consultation closes on 3 December 2013.