Subject Predicate Object
MrGGqWZu
a
Resource
Government response
government response summary
All fees are kept under review, however there are no current plans to lower the cost of British Citizenship applications to £372.
government response details
The Government believes it is right those who use and benefit directly from the Border, Immigration and Citizenship system contribute towards meeting the costs, thereby reducing the burden on the UK taxpayer. The Immigration Act 2014 provides that nationality fees should be set taking into account the costs of considering an application, in addition to the benefits of becoming a British citizen and wider costs of operating the Border, Immigration and Citizenship system. They are not set to reduce migration or fund social services.The principle of charging at above cost has been in place for over a decade and has been approved by Parliament. Being recognised as a British citizen is an important and defining moment in a person’s life and British nationality brings many benefits which applicants value highly. These benefits include eligibility for a British passport, the right to vote in general elections and eligibility for consular support outside of the UK. While the Home Office acknowledges applicants may wish to apply to become British, citizenship, or registration of citizenship is a choice, and not necessary to live, study or work in the UK. Applicants are therefore expected to pay the specified fee. Fee waivers, exceptions and reductions not extended to citizenship applications, except in very limited circumstances.Home Office
government response created at
2021-02-05T17:24:11.212000+00:00
government response updated at
2021-02-05T17:24:11.212000+00:00
government response has e-petition
dwADvjb3
dwADvjb3
e-petition has government response
MrGGqWZu