UK Visa Fees Increased By Up To 35%: Ghanaians To Pay £490 For Student Visas

UK Visa Fees Increased By Up To 35%: Ghanaians To Pay £490 For Student Visas

  • The UK will increase immigration and nationality fees from October 4, 2023, pending parliamentary approval
  • There will be an up to 35% increase in the cost of UK visas for Ghanaians and other prospective immigrants
  • Ghanaians applying for student visas from outside the UK will pay £127 more after the increase to £490

Ghanaians travelling to the UK will now face higher visa fees, pending UK parliamentary approval.

The revised immigration and nationality fees will take effect from October 4, 2023.

UK Visa fees increased
From October 4, 2023, work and visit visa fees are increasing by 15%. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

The UK has said these adjustments are to improve essential services and allocate more funds towards the UK's public sector pay raises.

Among the notable increases, the cost of a visit visa for stays under six months will increase by £15 to a total of £115.

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The application fee for a student visa from outside the UK will increase by £127 to a total of £490.

These plans were initially announced in July but were presented to the UK Parliament on September 15, 2023.

In general, work and visit visa fees are going up by 15%; family visas, settlement and citizenship visas by 20%; and student visas by 35%.

Breakdown of current UK visa fees in Ghana

Meanwhile, in another report, disclosed the amount needed for a UK visa in Ghana, including the amount you must pay when applying to visit the European nation.

The amount varies, depending on the type of visit you wish to undertake.

The various types of visas available include tourist, student, family, settlement, work and others.

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Lazy people should not travel

Earlier reported that another Ghanaian man raised eyebrows on TikTok after he advised lazy people to drop the idea of travelling abroad in search of greener pastures.

The man, who works as a factory hand in a fruit packaging warehouse, said the key principle of success abroad is hard work; hence, anyone without that attribute should not bother travelling.

Man complains about life abroad reported that a man was disappointed in himself over his decision to travel abroad in search of greener pastures.

In a video, the young man, @oboo.emma, said he was deceived into thinking that life abroad is so easy until he got there and realised that hard work keeps everyone going.

The man lamented how he constantly works, adding that he had planned to return to Ghana.

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