The UK government has announced that the passport fee for UK nationals, who stay abroad, has been decreased. This latest price system would be put into effect by 7th April, 2014.
The price of a passport for adults would be decreased by £45 from £128 to £83.The price of the passport for children, has been decreased by £28.50 from £81.50 to £53. The price of the Jumbo passport for adults and children is currently £91.
The UK Government stated that the decrease in the prices was possible through effective savings that were made over the past 3 years.
There are a few changes in the visas prices that would be implemented in this month, April. There would be an increase of 4 % in the fee of the UK visa, which includes the short-term visa fee to United Kingdom. Additionally, a couple of new fees would be introduced for services, besides the processing of the applications in the Tier 5 and Tier 2 programmes. At the same time, other services pertaining to these programmers have been decreased in price.
Some new quality services have been included, some of which would accelerate the process of visa application. The priority visa service which has a processing time of 3-5 days would be offered at a price of £100, while the priority settlement application service would be offered for £300 and the super priority visa service would be offered for £600.
Additionally, any arrangements that would be made outside of the office hours could be availed of at a cost of £50 and a passport ‘pass back’ service could be availed for £40 per each applicant.