This year fees changes will take effect from 29 March in line with the opening of the full EU Settlement Scheme.
Surprisingly, application fees for the Points Based System (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4, Tier 5) visa routes and ILR have not increased and there has only been a small (2-3%) increase in Visitor visa fees.
Unfortunately the ‘Super priority’ service for in-country applicants (previously called an ‘Appointment in person’) will increase from £610 per applicant (over the standard visa and NHS fees) to £800 per applicant with effect from 29 March 2019.
SIT contacted current Tier 1, Tier 2, and ILR applicants when the new fees were published and have encouraged and assisted many who were intending to use the Super Priority option to apply before the fee increase.
Please communicate to University employees that the Visa Loan Scheme provides interest free loans to help cover visa and NHS costs, fees for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), and for British citizenship. The scheme is not unfortunately available for ‘college only’ appointments as it is administered through the central University payroll system and requires departmental/ faculty approval.