The Home Office has now announced the fee increase effective 4 October 2023


On Friday, 15 September 2023, the Home Office announced a fee adjustment to various services and application routes. This increase is part of the Home Office’s ongoing efforts to cover the costs associated with processing immigration and visa applications, as well as to support improvements in their services. The key fee increments that are relevant to Vira International’s services are as follows:

Application TypeSponsorship DurationApplication Fees before 4 OctoberApplication Fees effective on 4 OctoberPercentage Increase
Skilled WorkerIn-Country

(Leave to Remain)

3-Years or Less£719£82715%
Over 3-Years£1,423£1,5005%

(Leave to Enter)

3-Years or Less£625£71915%
Over 3-Years£1,235£1,42015%
Fee to Assign Certificate of Sponsorship£199£23920%


For an in-depth and detailed overview of the wide-ranging fee changes, please see the link below from GOV.UK. The first entry, labelled Table with details of fees and unit costs – 4 October 2023 lists the relevant adjustments.


If you have any Skilled Worker visa applications currently in progress with expected submission dates on or after the 4 October 2023, you will shortly receive an updated invoice with the difference in the old and new fees. Our dedicated immigration team is here to answer any questions you may have and help you to prepare for these upcoming changes.

Should you wish to discuss these fees with us or require any further clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to us on 020 8863 5811 or email UKteam@vira.co.uk and we will be happy to provide further guidance.

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