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Visas and Nationality Fees to be Increased on 04 October 2023

03 October 2023
Visas and Nationality Fees to be Increased on 04 October 2023

The UK Government will be increasing the fees for almost all visa and nationality applications, coming into effect at 9am on 04 October 2023.

The increases include 15% to most work and visit visas, 35% to student visas, 20% to wider entry clearance visas, and 20% to British citizenship, settlement, and CoS (for workers) and CAS (for students). You can view the proposed increases below.


From 04 Oct

Visitor (2 years)



Skilled worker (under 3 years)

£625 (out of country)

£719 (in country)


CoS for skilled workers

£199 £239

Shortage occupation (under 3 years)



Health and care Visa (under 3 years)



Innovator Founder £1,036 (out of country)

£1,292 (in country)




£363 (out of country)

£490 (in country)



Indefinite leave to remain £2,404


Naturalisation (British citizenship)



The most significant increase is in the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) at 66%, which applies to almost all time-limited visas (not settlement). The effective date is yet to be confirmed


 Effective date to be confirmed
Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) £624 (adult)

£470 (Student and under 18)



After all new fees come into effect, a skilled worker applying for a 3-year visa would be paying up to £3,932 only for the visa itself. His sponsor would be also paying the increased fee for the CoS and Immigration Skill Charge, which is currently at £364 per year for smaller business, or £1,000 for large business.

For more information about working or living in the UK please contact our immigration team on contact@davenportsolicitors.com or 02079036889.

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