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Foreigners' Registration Fees

Volume 894: debated on Friday 27 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he proposes to alter the fees paid by foreign nationals for the issue of police registration certificates under the Immigration Act 1971.

The fee which a foreign national is required to pay for a certificate when he registers with the police has remained at 25 new pence—5 shillings— since 1952. In keeping with the policy of recovering as far as possible the cost of services of this nature I laid before Parliament on 24th June regulations under the Immigration Act 1971 increasing the fees, with effect from 1st September 1975, to the following scale:

for normal initial registration£2·50
for the initial registration of a wife or child under 18 where a family registers together£0·50
for the issue of a replacement certificate when the original has been lost or is full£1·00
Nationals of member States of the EEC will be exempted from the payment of fees.