The UK Home Office will implement updated fees for immigration and nationality applications from Thursday 6th April 2017.
Previous years have seen advance warning from the Home Office that changes would take place; this year, the fee increases were laid before Parliament just days ago with no official announcement.
There are to be increases to fees across a number of immigration categories, with the most significant increase to an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain, or Settlement, made from within the UK. The charge for an application of this type will increase by £422 to £2297.
Applications for leave to enter or remain under Tier 2 of the points-based system, in both the General and Intra-Company Transfer sub-categories, will increase by a maximum of £25; there is to be no change to the cost of a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship.