04 April 2012 #Employment
From 6 April 2012 the UK Border Agency will be increasing visa fees for applications made outside and inside the UK. In addition, PBS sponsors under Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5 routes will find fees for Certificate of Sponsorships/ Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies and sponsor licence applications increasing.
Fees will increase by only 2% in the majority of cases, but there will be higher increases on certain routes. For example, Tier 2 entry clearance applications will see a 20% increase. Tier 2 sponsor licence applications (where the sponsor holds no other licence) will see an increase of 46% for large organisations and 67%for small organisations.
Damian Green, the Immigration Minister said, ‘it is only fair that those who use and benefit from the immigration system contribute a higher share of the cost of running it - reducing the burden on the UK taxpayer.`
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