Speaking for Ourselves

Our campaign against the extortionate cost of visas

migrant voice

Our campaign against the extortionate cost of visas

Migrant Voice is campaigning for a fairer immigration system together with migrants directly affected by extortionate visa costs.

Most visa fees have risen exponentially in the last decade, and the Immigration Health Charge and other associated costs add hundreds of pounds to each application. The overall cost of the visa process is extortionate. A family of four on the 10-year route to settlement can expect to pay in excess of £50,000 to get all the way to Indefinitely Leave to Remain.

The fees charged for visa renewals are far above the actual processing costs - in some cases, more than 7-10 times the administrative cost. The costs to migrants aren't just financial - many suffer mental and physical health problems, with some sacrificing food, heating, and electricity to save up for their visas.

We are calling for a better immigration system. Read our asks.

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Migrant Voice
VAI, 200a Pentonville Road,
N1 9JP

Phone: +44 (0) 207 832 5824
Email: info@migrantvoice.org

Registered Charity
Number: 1142963 (England and Wales); SC050970 (Scotland)

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