UK Visa Fees for Indians 2020-21: An Overview

Non-UK citizens who wish to visit the United Kingdom for tourism, employment, business, work, study or to join a family member or friend are required to apply for a UK visa. The applicant needs to fill a visa application form, submit the required documents and pay the visa application fee online to book an appointment with the UK immigration authorities for submitting the documents and biometric details. UK visa fees for Indians, interview questions and documentation vary based on the type of UK visa you are applying for. Let’s have a look on the UK visa fees in Indian Rupees 2021. 

UK Visa Fees for Indians 2020-21: An Overview
UK Visa Fees for Indians

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UK Visa Fees in Indian Rupees 2021

UK visa fees 2020 for Indians, or 2021 for that matter, vary based on the category of the visa. The following tables show the UK visa fees 2021 for all the UK visa categories:

UK visitor visa fees

Standard visitor visa

Visa typesApplicable fees (INR)
Short-term (single/multiple entry for up to 6 months)Rs. 10190
Long-term (valid for up to 2 years)Rs. 38721
Long-term (valid for up to 5 years)Rs. 70255
Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years)Rs. 88167
Visiting academic (Above 6 months to 12 months)Rs. 20379
Marriage visitor visaRs. 10190
Permitted paid engagement visaRs. 10190
Private medical treatment (above 6 months to 11 months)Rs. 20379
Standard UK visitor visa fees in Indian Rupees

Transit visa

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Direct Airside Transit (DATV)Rs. 3754
Visitor in transit visaRs. 6865
Visit to join a ship or aircraft as a crew memberRs. 6865
Transit visa fees

UK student visa fees in Indian Rupees 2021

Listed below are the UK student visa fees in Indian Rupees 2021:

Short-term study visa

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Short-term study (Above 6 months to 11 months)Rs. 19950
Short-term study visa fees

Parents of children at school

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Parents of a student child (For up to 12 month)Rs. 55346
Fees for parents of students

Child visitors 

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Short-term (single/multiple entry for up to 6 months)Rs. 10190
Long-term (valid for up to 2 years)Rs. 38721
Long-term (valid for up to 5 years)Rs. 70255
Long-term (valid for up to 10 years)Rs. 88167
Child visitor fees

Point-based system – Tier 4 – Isle of Man

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Tier 4 student visa (main applicant and dependents)Rs. 37222
Point-based system fees

Student 

UK student visa fees in Indian Rupees 2021 are as under:

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Student visa (main applicant and dependents)Rs. 37222
Child studentRs. 37222
UK student visa fees in Indian Rupees

UK work visa fees

Points-based system – Tier 1 (applicable to the Isle of Man as well)

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Tier 1 investor – main applicant and dependents Rs. 173596
Tier 1 entrepreneur – main applicant and dependentsRs. 109206
Tier 1 entrepreneur – main applicant (CESC)Rs. 103323
Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur) – dependents onlyRs. 38826
Tier 1 exceptional talent – dependents only Rs. 65032
Point-based system fees – Tier 1

Work applications made outside the UK 

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Skilled worker (3 years or less) – main applicant and dependentsRs. 65246
Skilled worker (3 years or less) – main applicants – CESCRs. 59363
Intra-company transfer (3 years or less) – main applicants and dependentsRs. 65246
Intra-company transfer (3 years or less) – main applicant – CESCRs. 59363
T2 sportsperson (3 years or less) – main applicant & dependentsRs. 65246
T2 sportsperson (3 years or less) – main applicant – CESCRs. 59363
T2 Minister of Religion (3 years or less) – main applicant and dependentsRs. 65246
T2 sportsperson (3 years or less) – main applicant – CESCRs. 59363
Intra-company transfer graduate trainee – main applicant and dependentsRs. 51555
Intra-company transfer graduate trainee – main applicant (CESC)Rs. 45672
Intra-company transfer, T2 sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion (over 3 years) main applicant and dependentsRs. 130491
Intra-company transfer, T2 sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion (over 3 years) main applicant (CESC)Rs. 124608
Skilled worker, shortage occupation (3 years or less) – main applicant and dependentsRs. 49629
Skilled worker, shortage occupation (3 years or less) – main applicant (CESC)Rs. 43747
Skilled worker, shortage occupation (over 3 years) – main applicant and dependentsRs. 99259
Skilled worker, shortage occupation (over 3 years) – main applicant (CESC)Rs. 93376
Skilled worker – Health Care visa – (3 years or less) – main applicant and dependentsRs. 24815
Skilled worker – Health Care visa – (3 years or less) – main applicant (CESC)Rs. 18932
Skilled worker – Health Care visa – (over 3 years) – main applicant and dependentsRs. 49629
Skilled worker – Health Care visa – (over 3 years) – main applicant (CESC)Rs. 43747
Work visa fees

Point-based system – Tier 5 

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Tier 5 (temporary worker) – main applicants and dependentsRs. 25474
Tier 5 (temporary worker) – main applicants (CESC)Rs. 19732
Tier 5 (temporary worker under youth mobility plan) main applicants onlyRs. 25474
Point-based system fees

Other work categories 

Visa TypeApplicable fee (INR)
UK ancestryRs. 53872
Fisherman working inside regions in the United KingdomRs. 53872
Overseas domestic workers employed in private householdRs. 53872
Offshore worker Rs. 53872
Representative of foreign business and dependentsRs. 63686
Sheep shearer Rs. 53872
Employees of an overseas newspaper/ news agency or broadcasting organisationRs. 63686
Work visa fees

Exempt 

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Diplomatic UK postingFree of charge
Diplomatic UK posting – dependentsFree of charge
Members of International Organizations on Official VisitsFree of charge
Official transit visit via the United KingdomFree of charge
Official UK visit Free of charge
Free of charge

Members of armed forces and dependents 

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
HM Forces staff or member of foreign armed forceFree of charge
Dependents of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces Rs. 53872
Work visa fees

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UK Visa Fees – Join Family

Family of settled people 

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Family visa for joining your partner, parent, proposed civil partner or childRs. 159007
Route to Settlement – other dependent relativesRs. 339311
Route to Settlement – refugee dependent relative Rs. 40509
Dependent children under the age of 21 applying under ‘Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay’ of the immigration rulesNil
Visa fees for family visit

Current and former members of HM armed forces and their dependents

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules)Rs. 159007
Overage kids of pre 1997 GurkhasRs. 159007
HM Forces dependents who apply under the part 4, 5, 7 or 8 of Appendix Armed ForcesRs. 159007
UK visa fees

Settlement visa

Family of settled people

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Family visa for joining your partner, parent, proposed civil partner or childRs. 159007
Route to Settlement – other dependent relativesRs. 339311
Adults to be looked after by family members/relativesRs. 339311
Route to Settlement – refugee dependent relative Rs. 40509
Dependent children under the age of 21 applying under ‘Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay’ of the immigration rulesNil
Settlement visa fees

Current and former members of HM armed forces and their dependents

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Former members of UK Armed ForcesRs. 159007
Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules)Rs. 159007
Overage kids of pre 1997 GurkhasRs. 159007
HM Forces dependents who apply under the part 4, 5, 7 or 8 of Appendix Armed ForcesRs. 159007
Settlement visa fees

Returning residents

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Returning residentsRs. 53872
UK visa fees

Family reunion for asylum seeker

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Family reunion under Part XI of Asylum, Immigration Regulations  Nil
Post-flight non-settled peopleRs. 159007
Family reunion – other dependents relativesRs. 40509
Family reunion visa fees

UK priority visa fees in Indian Rupees 2021

The UK priority settlement and non-settlement visa fees in Indian Rupees are Rs. 60,546 (spouse) and Rs. 23,247 (visit, student, work), respectively. Cost of the UK super-priority visa for tourists and visitors from India is Rs. 101,020. 

Other visas

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
FCO Strategic performance funds and joint projectsNil
Single entry visa for the replacement of a biometric residence permitRs. 16078
UK visa fees

Commonwealth/ Overseas Territories

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Getting/ tackling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth/ foreign territoriesRs. 14721
UK visa fees

Other fees

Visa typeApplicable fee (INR)
Visa application center (VAC) feeRs. 5742
Right of abode – certificate of entitlement Rs. 40509
Vignette transfer Rs. 16078
Mobile biometric/ callout chargeRs. 14825
UK visa fees

When you apply for UK visas from India, keep in mind that due to the exchange rate fluctuations, the UK visa fees in Indians Rupees may vary during the year.

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FAQs

How much is UK visa fees in Indian Rupees 2021 ?

The UK Government issues various visas based on the purpose of your trip. The UK visa fees in Indian Rupees 2021 vary based on the type of visa you are applying for. You can refer the above tables to find the visa fee as per the visa type you want to get.

What are the UK visitor in transit visa fees for Indians?

UK visitor in transit visa fee in Indian Rupees is INR 6845 and the direct airside transit (DATV) visa fee is Rs. 3744. 

What is the diplomatic posting visa fee to the UK?

Diplomatic posting of an Indian official, including his/ her dependent, to the UK is free of charge.

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