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Today, Immigration Minister Mark Harper laid a written ministerial statement proposing fee increases for visa applications made overseas, and applications made in the UK.
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Well they were never going to go down! Another Tory stealth tax!!!!
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Will someone correct me on this. visit visa unit cost as stated on the ministerial statement shows as being greater than that being proposed. ? Are we(taxpayers) subsidising the cost of tourists or am I misreading this.
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I am so far detached from these fees and visas etc, I feel for people that have to go through the hoops and cost.
Heres me complaining about the cost of my business visas for several SE Asian countries and I see this.
Thank you Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for having reasonable visa costs.
Judging others before you have met isn't a wise option.
Well that's nice and clear then 6 pages of visa charges.....must be so easy to administrate.
in other words 'As we've got to be seen to be reducing the number of immigrants who wish to come and live in the UK, we'll make it more expensive for them and hopefully put a few off (particularly the likes of dependent relatives who are only ever going to be a burden on the country (unit cost £407 - visa cost £1,906)). However, as the country is heading towards bankruptcy, we will encourage the tourists to come and spend their money by subsiding their entry costs at the expense of the rest (unit cost £136 - visa cost £80).'"For certain application categories, we will continue to set fees higher than the administrative cost to reflect their value to successful applicants. This helps to provide resources to run the UK immigration system (rather badly)......
- So why does a visa for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur, Investor, Exeptional Talent) (presumably the sort of person they are purportedly trying to encourage) come in at almost three times the unit cost?..........and enables the Agency to set lower fees elsewhere in support of wider government objectives to attract those businesses, workers, students and visitors who most benefit the UK".
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