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Entry Clearances

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the unit cost is of dealing with each category of in-country application. (127402)

Following a public consultation at the end of 2006, we set out in a written ministerial statement and formal response to the consultation the intention to move away from a simple cost recovery model for immigration and nationality fees from this April to a model where categories of leave are priced on the basis of their value to the applicant. This allows us to adopt a more flexible approach and can keep fees low for particular groups.

The projected unit costs on which the fees which took effect on 2 April 2007 were calculated are as follows. The actual costs of processing the applications will be reported in the accounts of the Border and Immigration Agency in the usual way following the end of the financial year.

Application type

Projected cost 2007-08 (£)

Settlement/Nationality

Indefinite leave to remain

450

Nationality—Right Of Abode

135

Nationality—Naturalisation

206

Nationality—Adult Registration

156

Nationality—Minor single and multiple registration

190

Nationality—Adult registration under s.1 of the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997

120

Nationality—Minor registration under s.1 of the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997

200

Nationality—renunciation

385

Nationality—Citizenship Ceremony Fee

80

Nationality—supply of a certified copy of a notice

20

Nationality—Administration of a citizenship oath (not at a ceremony)

5

Work

Highly Skilled Migrant Programme

167

HSMP Leave to Remain

258

Work Permits

98

Work Permit Leave to Remain

288

Business Case Unit Leave to Remain

358

WRS

125

SAWS

12

LTR Other

Leave to Remain (non-student)

395

Certificate of Approval

295

Transfer of Conditions

302

Adult Travel Documents (CID)

210

Child Travel Documents (CID)

130

Adult Travel Documents (CTD)

121

Child Travel Documents (CTD)

450

Student

Student Leave to Remain

451