The UK has introduced significant updates to its visa fees, impacting prospective students. Let’s quickly explore the key changes!

New rates for Student Visa applications submitted outside the UK.

Student Visa Fee £490.

The UKVI aims to reach a decision on the student visa within three weeks.

New Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) rate of £776 per year of studies.

Beginning January 16, 2024, the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) for students is expected to rise from £470 to £776 per year. The IHS system will auto-calculate the cost based on the study period stated on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

New Priority Service fee at £500 in addition to the visa application fee.

It’s important to note that with the Priority Visa service for students, you will usually receive a decision within five working days.

New updates

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) fees will increase from 6 February 2024.

The rate for Child Student, Student, Student dependant, and Youth Mobility Scheme will increase from the current £470 per visa year to £776 per visa year.

The rate for all other relevant immigration categories will increase from the current £624 per visa year to £1,035 per visa vear.

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