Increases in fees for visa for UK entry follow a debate which was heated last week in parliament during which British MPs fought for an ease in visa restrictions to Australians by the government.
Rather there have been increases in visa fees.
Whereas a visa for visitors for less than half a year has only increased to £85 from £83 visiting for lower than a year would cost £162 rather than £150. A visa for visitors for lower than 24 months has increased to £324 from£300.
Those who plan to work on a temporary basis in the UK are required to pay for their Tier 5 temporary visa £225 rather than £208.
The Indefinite Leave to Remain fee has increased to £1500 from £1093. The Australian Times was informed by John Dunn the 1st Contact Visa Manager that Australians in large numbers in the UK make applications for this status every year, making the rise somewhat significant.
Dunn stated that a person having the eligibility to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after a continuous stay in the UK for 5 years is where a large majority of all visas ended up in. the increase of £407 can be compounded also if an applicant required to make use of the service for fast track as this would raise their total fees to be paid for their application to £1900.
Those who wish to naturalise as citizens of Britain would instead of £826 now have to pay £925. And those desiring to register as citizens of Britain will have to raise £833, rather than £743 which was the rate last year. Going up to £749 from £669 is the cost of registering your child.
Visas for settlement (fiancé and spousal visas) have risen by £71.
Dunn further stated that with the requirement for maintenance for the settlement visas presently costing £18,600 without any dependents, it simply increases the cost and makes it harder to come into the UK as a fiancé or a spouse of a British national.