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Immigration: Increase in fees for visa applications (Public health only)

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By Ceri Fuller & Hilary Larter


Published 06 October 2023


The Home Office has announced an increase in the application fees for future visa applications for recruiting workers into the UK.

The facts

The relevant application fees affected are as follow:

Visa category

Current fee

New fee effective 4 October 2023

Skilled worker (Health and Care Visa) (3 years or less)



Skilled worker (Health and Care Visa) (more than 3 years)



Certificate of Sponsorship assigning fee



Indefinite Leave to Remain



What does this mean for employers?

The price increase is effective from 4 October 2023.

Employers should also note that the Immigration Health Surcharge (currently £624 per year) will be significantly increased in early 2024. As yet, there is no date for the increase.

Please contact Allan Briddock at abriddock@dacbeachcroft.com if you have any questions on this, or any other immigration related matters.