Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Home Office Immigration fees go up in April 2015. If you're eligible - apply now for a visa or Citizenship!

As it happens every year, the Home Office increases the immigration fees from 6 April, as the new tax year starts. If you are eligible for a visa or British Citizenship - apply before April to save the money!

The new fees usually come in force on 6 April, however, this year 4 – 5 April falls on a weekend and 3 April is Good Friday (a bank holiday!). That means the last working day with the old fees will be Thursday 2 April.


When to apply?

If you are planning to use same-day service your appointment has to be by 2 April.

If you are planning to use postal service for a visa application (but not Citizenship) the date of application will be the date of posting. Therefore, you will pay a fee applicable on the day of posting, even if the UK Visas and Immigration receives your case on or after 6 April.   Please note this rule only works if you’re using Royal Mail (if you’re using a courier, like DHL, the date of application will be date of delivery to the Home Office).

If you are planning to use postal service for a British Citizenship application the date of application will be the date when the UK Visas and Immigration receives your application. Therefore, you will pay a fee applicable on the day of receipt and need bear the delivery time in mind when arranging your payment.  

1st 4Immigration service fees are NOT going up in April.

For an advice or to make your application through us please contact
info@1st4immigration.com or visit www.1st4immigration.com