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British Nationality: Fees and Charges

Question for Home Office

UIN 38441, tabled on 22 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to reduce the cost of applying for UK citizenship.

Answered on

10 September 2021

The Home Office keeps fees for immigration and nationality applications under review and ensures they are within the parameters agreed with HM Treasury and Parliament.

UK fees are set taking account of the charging powers provided by Section 68(9) of the Immigration Act 2014, which include the ability to set fees based on: the cost of processing the application, the benefits and entitlements provided by a successful application and the wider cost of the migration and borders system. Full details of which can be reviewed via the following link - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/22/section/68.

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