This just in from the BTCO…
[i]Visa fees for the United Kingdom will increase from 1 April 2007. UKvisas is committed to providing a modern, effective visa service which delivers a world class service to the customers while also protecting the UK.
The new fees will enable UKvisas to invest in a better migration system to counter illegal working and organised crime, while making it easier for tourists, investors, and students visiting the UK. The higher fees will be invested in new technology as well as new customer centres for visa applicants, offering longer opening hours and more flexible ways of paying for visas.
VISA FEES TABLE
Visa Type Current Fees Fees from 1 April 2007
Direct Airport Transit Visa & Transit NT$2000 (£30) NT$2900 (£44)
Commonwealth & Overseas Territories NT$2000 (£30) NT$2900 (£44)
Visit 6 months NT$3300 (£50) NT$4100 (£63)
Student NT$5600 (£85) NT$6500 (£99)
Long term validity visit NT$5600 (£85) NT$13000 (£200)
Work Permit NT$5600 (£85) NT$13000 (£200)
Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) NT$5600 (£85) NT$13000 (£200)
Settlement NT$16900 (£260) NT$32500 (£500)[/ul]
*NT$ values based on an exchange rate of NT$65 = £1 sterling as of 23/3/07
The new fees are applicable from 1 April 2007. Visa applicants may apply up to 3 months in advance of their date of travel provided they have the all their required supporting documentation.[/i]
The bolding is my own work.
Edit: The formatting for the table didn’t come out. The figures are the old fee with sterling in brackets followed by new fees.