Immigration and Nationality fee increases to begin October 2023
22 September 2023 | Applicable law: England and Wales | 1 minute read
Further to our previous update in July 2023, the Home Office has now released specific fee updates in relation to all immigration applications. Details of the new fees can be found here
The new fees come into effect from 4 October 2023.
Particular increased fees of note are listed in the table below:
New fee from 4 October 2023
Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) - Temporary
Skilled worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants
Skilled Worker, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants
High Potential Individual – main applicant and dependants
Global Business Mobility (all categories)
Priority visa service – settlement (outside the UK)
Priority visa – non settlement (outside the UK)
Super priority visa service (outside the UK)
Super Priority service (inside the UK)
Indefinite leave to remain – main applicants and dependants
Naturalisation (British citizenship)
Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult
Nationality registration as a British citizen – child
Please note that there will be no change of fee for sponsor licence applications.
The Immigration Health surcharge is set to increase from 16 January 2024 at the earliest. The new yearly rate for most affected applicants will increase from £624 to £1,035. For students, student dependants YMS applicants and children under the age of 18, the new yearly rate will increase from £470 to £776.
Employers should review their upcoming recruitment plans and consider bringing forward application timelines. If possible employers should also submit applications prior to the introduction of these fees to lower recruitment costs.
For further information please contact our UK Immigration team, or your usual Withers contact, call +44 20 7597 6364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.