Increase in visa application fees effective 4 October 2023

From the 4 October 2023 the fees associated to visa applications, priority services, and Certificate of Sponsorship will increase by around 15-20%.

The following table provides a summary of the new fees payable for the main applicant and each dependent for some of the visa routes.



Made within the UK

(extension/change of employment, switch immigration status

Made outside of the UK

Skilled Worker up to 3 years*



Skilled Worker over 3 years*



Global Talent Stage 2



Global Talent Dependants



Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange



Indefinite Leave to remain



Naturalisation (British citizenship)

£1,500/£1,214 for child


Optional Priority fee



Optional Super Priority fee




*Roles that fall under a shortage occupation are subject to slightly lower fees.


Department, Faculty, college costs will also increase as set out in the following table.

Skilled Worker Certificate of Sponsorship


Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Certificate of Sponsorship


Global Talent Stage 1 Endorsement application



The Staff Immigration Team pages on visa costs, along with Visa Loan Scheme Form and Internal application forms will be updated on or after 4 October.

NHS Surcharge

The Government has not yet confirmed when the NHS Surcharge will increase but we anticipate this will be in late Autumn.

This is expected to increase the NHS Surcharge to £1,035 (from £624)  per year per applicant.

The discounted rate for applicants under the age of 18, individuals applying under the Youth Mobility Scheme or a Student visa will increase to £776 (from £470) per year.

Current Applicants

The Staff Immigration Team are in communication with applicants who are able to proceed with making their visa application and encouraging them to to do so prior to the 4 October 2023. 

The Team will do all we can to support individuals making application prior to the 4 October, but please note any applications submitted to the Staff Immigration Team from 18 September 2023 onwards cannot be guaranteed to be processed prior to the increases.

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