The Home Office has announced that on 2 July 2004, the fee for Work Permits and Sectors Based Scheme applications will be increased to £153. This is approximately a 50% increase on the current fee of £95 for work permit applications and an over 100% increase on the fee of £74 for SBS applications.
The main reason for this increase is that the full costs of providing the service were not taken into account earlier. The new flat fee will also apply to all WP and SBS applications including extensions and change of employment.
The old fees will continue to apply to any applications received before midnight on 2 July.
For more information, please contact our UK Department on 0207 842 0800 or go to our UK section.