Spouse visa fees higher. Any explanation?

Old Feb 28th 2021, 12:32 am
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Hi everyone..... My solicitor submitted a spouse application yesterday on my behalf. But he says visa fee was £1952.46 and IHS £1601.61. I am just wondering if anyone could help me understand why they would be different from what guideline says.
Also is there a way of applying for priority service after submission as that option wasn’t available when he made the application?

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Hi everyone..... My solicitor submitted a spouse application yesterday on my behalf. But he says visa fee was £1952.46 and IHS £1601.61. I am just wondering if anyone could help me understand why they would be different from what guideline says.
Also is there a way of applying for priority service after submission as that option wasn’t available when he made the application?

Thanks in advance
How many applicants (adult & children)
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Probably down to the exchange rate. Which currency are you paying in?
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Applying from outside UK is 1523.00 GBP; 1033.00 GBP from within UK.

The charge for the IHS should be 1872.00 (3 x 624) .....
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Thanks BritInParis for your response. Well the applicant is in kenya. I believe the system uses the USD
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That’s why I am finding it abit strange the figures he is talking about.
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Default Re: Spouse visa fees higher. Any explanation?

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Hi everyone..... My solicitor submitted a spouse application yesterday on my behalf. But he says visa fee was £1952.46 and IHS £1601.61. I am just wondering if anyone could help me understand why they would be different from what guideline says.
Also is there a way of applying for priority service after submission as that option wasn’t available when he made the application?

Thanks in advance
Hi spice. What explanation did your solicitor give for the visa fee being higher than you expected?
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Think the OP has got the figures the wrong way around.....

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Think the OP has got the figures the wrong way around.....

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Default Re: Spouse visa fees higher. Any explanation?

Originally Posted by spice88 View Post
Hi everyone..... My solicitor submitted a spouse application yesterday on my behalf. But he says visa fee was £1952.46 and IHS £1601.61. I am just wondering if anyone could help me understand why they would be different from what guideline says.
Also is there a way of applying for priority service after submission as that option wasn’t available when he made the application?

Thanks in advance
When I was at the Hong Kong visa application center doing biometrics recently, the staff asked if I would like to have priority service and passport courier back service. I am not sure if that is offered in your applying country though.
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SanDiegogirl I think you are right because the confirmation email for standard visa was 2224 USD which equates to £1600. So maybe messaged me wrong way round. It’s a relief to have that idea. I was worried thinking he’s messed it up.
Jac2020 so you never got the option when applying? Thanks for the heads I will ask my partner to check during the biometrics appointment. What form do f payment would they take on the day?
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