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UK Visa Fees
« on: January 13, 2016, 01:23:13 PM »
I just noticed this today. An indication of increasing visa and settlement fees to be charged over the next few years.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/491069/Fees_Table_-_table_with_further_detail_of_indicative_fees_for_2016-17.pdf

Settlement & Nationality getting really pricey.......
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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 01:32:41 PM »
More reason for bringing the wife in a suitcase via the channel tunnel? You get housed also with that option ;D
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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 04:26:44 AM »
More reason for bringing the wife in a suitcase via the channel tunnel? You get housed also with that option ;D
You'd probably have a better chance walking through the Chunnel than in a suitcase.
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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 08:28:45 AM »
More reason for bringing the wife in a suitcase via the channel tunnel? You get housed also with that option ;D
You'd probably have a better chance walking through the Chunnel than in a suitcase.

You could always just pick up a hammer and threaten a lorry driver, that usually does the trick to get a lift in some lorry :laugh:
I don't think many women would want to do that, but who knows the thought of a UK passport, house and a few hand outs may change her mind ;D
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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 07:26:49 AM »
Ouch is all I can say.

In effect fron 18th March 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table
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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 07:41:06 AM »
Ouch is all I can say.

In effect fron 18th March 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

You should see all the T1G guys going for ILR who inflated their declared earning to gain highly-skilled job extensions, but paid tax on their actual taxi-driver earnings shitting bricks now cos UKVI now query tax records with HMRC.

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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2016, 07:51:20 AM »
Ouch is all I can say.

In effect fron 18th March 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

You should see all the T1G guys going for ILR who inflated their declared earning to gain highly-skilled job extensions, but paid tax on their actual taxi-driver earnings shitting bricks now cos UKVI now query tax records with HMRC.
:thumbsup: yup. Trying to play the system but computer says no.
This affects me tho. I booked an appointment today with the NCS for the 24th but will have to scrap that and do a postal application else it will cost me  almost another £1k.
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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2016, 07:56:00 AM »
Ouch is all I can say.

In effect fron 18th March 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

You should see all the T1G guys going for ILR who inflated their declared earning to gain highly-skilled job extensions, but paid tax on their actual taxi-driver earnings shitting bricks now cos UKVI now query tax records with HMRC.
:thumbsup: yup. Trying to play the system but computer says no.
This affects me tho. I booked an appointment today with the NCS for the 24th but will have to scrap that and do a postal application else it will cost me  almost another £1k.

Don't forget the new rule now where after natualisation you have to return your BRP with 5 days or face a £1,000 fine, and I understand some areas are now trailing naturalisation and passport in one. Turning into a right industry.
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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 08:44:59 AM »
Ouch is all I can say.

In effect fron 18th March 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

Can you get tax relief on that if your Self employed? maybe your wife is needed as a business asset or something  :laugh:
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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2016, 09:00:18 AM »
Ouch is all I can say.

In effect fron 18th March 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

Can you get tax relief on that if your Self employed? maybe your wife is needed as a business asset or something  :laugh:

Nope.

Think it's free on the FLR(FP) 10 year route......
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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2016, 09:41:17 AM »
Ouch is all I can say.

In effect fron 18th March 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

In line with inflation (or lack thereof) of course...

But will wages and pensions also follow the same route?
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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2016, 09:53:01 AM »
Ouch is all I can say.

In effect fron 18th March 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

In line with inflation (or lack thereof) of course...

But will wages and pensions also follow the same route?

UK policy is that immigration costs should be neutral to the UK tax payer, previously all visa were free (late nineties I think - need to verify that), and not cost neutral.

So now we have the average visa costing about a grand each, NHS surcharge average £500 pa, to fund the UKVI Police Force, removals and deportations, biometrics, and the UVKI Christmas Party.

Quick tot up and it will now cost roughly £6k in visa fees alone over five years import ones bird, can't do that on the minimum income level of £18,600 pa IMHO.

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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2016, 10:05:55 AM »
Ouch is all I can say.

In effect fron 18th March 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

In line with inflation (or lack thereof) of course...

But will wages and pensions also follow the same route?

UK policy is that immigration costs should be neutral to the UK tax payer, previously all visa were free (late nineties I think - need to verify that), and not cost neutral.

So now we have the average visa costing about a grand each, NHS surcharge average £500 pa, to fund the UKVI Police Force, removals and deportations, biometrics, and the UVKI Christmas Party.

Quick tot up and it will now cost roughly £6k in visa fees alone over five years import ones bird, can't do that on the minimum income level of £18,600 pa IMHO.

When I did it, the fiancées visa was next to nothing, the FLR was free, the ILR cost £500 for 2 people..

Citizenship costs I cannot remember but it was not too expensive..

My, inflation has much to answer for
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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2016, 10:15:06 AM »
Ouch is all I can say.

In effect fron 18th March 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

In line with inflation (or lack thereof) of course...

But will wages and pensions also follow the same route?

UK policy is that immigration costs should be neutral to the UK tax payer, previously all visa were free (late nineties I think - need to verify that), and not cost neutral.

So now we have the average visa costing about a grand each, NHS surcharge average £500 pa, to fund the UKVI Police Force, removals and deportations, biometrics, and the UVKI Christmas Party.

Quick tot up and it will now cost roughly £6k in visa fees alone over five years import ones bird, can't do that on the minimum income level of £18,600 pa IMHO.


Isn't it good you can be working your ass off for most of your life! On a small salary of 18,000k not do a thing wrong ever in life... find your love overseas and they make it near impossible for you to bring her to the UK..

Yet you can stink of camel shit arrive at calais , high jack a lorry, cut holes in the fence (For which you would be sent to prison in the UK) bring your family into the UK claim some herd of camels have been shitting on you for the last 6 months so you had to flee your home..

And hey presto!! You get a house , benefits and much more :laugh:

 :thumbs:  Wellcome to the UK...

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Re: UK Visa Fees
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2016, 10:32:32 AM »
Ouch is all I can say.

In effect fron 18th March 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

In line with inflation (or lack thereof) of course...

But will wages and pensions also follow the same route?

UK policy is that immigration costs should be neutral to the UK tax payer, previously all visa were free (late nineties I think - need to verify that), and not cost neutral.

So now we have the average visa costing about a grand each, NHS surcharge average £500 pa, to fund the UKVI Police Force, removals and deportations, biometrics, and the UVKI Christmas Party.

Quick tot up and it will now cost roughly £6k in visa fees alone over five years import ones bird, can't do that on the minimum income level of £18,600 pa IMHO.


Isn't it good you can be working your ass off for most of your life! On a small salary of 18,000k not do a thing wrong ever in life... find your love overseas and they make it near impossible for you to bring her to the UK..

Yet you can stink of camel shit arrive at calais , high jack a lorry, cut holes in the fence (For which you would be sent to prison in the UK) bring your family into the UK claim some herd of camels have been shitting on you for the last 6 months so you had to flee your home..

And hey presto!! You get a house , benefits and much more :laugh:

 :thumbs:  Wellcome to the UK...

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