CityNews – On 3rd February 2014 the then Minister of State for Immigration (Mark Harper) announced proposals to change the fees for immigration and nationality applications made to the Home Office and for services provided by the department.
The announcement included a table setting out the proposals in detail and the Immigration and Nationality Fees Regulations (2014) were laid in Parliament on the same day. There were errors in the fees regulations and in the table accompanying the announcement. Firstly, the fees for applications for entry clearance as a Tier 4 student and Tier 5 youth mobility and temporary worker were erroneously omitted from the regulations, though they were included in the explanatory memorandum and the fees table accompanying the announcement. Secondly, the fee for the user pays visa application centre service overseas should be £59 rather than the £53 set out in the regulations and the table. This is an optional service that allows overseas applicants to access visa services at a convenient location provided by contractors. The £59 fee represents the unit cost of providing the service.
“These errors have now been corrected. I have laid corrected regulations and provide a new version of the fees table, which also includes various presentational improvements and corrections to minor typographical errors. A copy of the revised table has also been placed in the House Library.”