The previously announced fee increase for visa applications made from overseas, and applications made in the UK, will take effect from today, Saturday 6 April 2013.
All applications submitted from 00:01 (UK time) on Saturday 6 April, must be accompanied by the correct fee. Any application accompanied by the old fee will be not be accepted. Applicants can use an old version of an application form for 21 days following the increase, but these should be accompanied by the new fee. New versions of UKBA application forms will be available on UKBA website from 6 April.