1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2014 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 4 February 2014: see above.

2 Amendments to the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2011

2Amendments to the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2011

(1)    The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2011 is amended as follows.

(2)    In article 2 (definitions)—

(a)    after the definition of “action plan”, insert—

““basic service” has the same meaning as provided in regulation 3 of the Immigration Control (Charges) (Basic Service) Regulations 2003;”;

(b)    after the definition of “consular premises”, insert—

““contractor” means a person with whom the Secretary of State has entered into a contract, by which the person agrees to provide certain services in connection with immigration and nationality to applicants outside the United Kingdom;”;

(c)    after the definition of “contractor”, insert—

““control port” means a port in which a control area is designated under paragraph 26(3) of Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act;”.

(3)    In article 3(2) (Requirement to pay a fee for applications connected with immigration or nationality)—

(a)    at the end of sub-paragraph (u) omit “and”;

(b)    after sub-paragraph (v) insert—

“; and

(w)    a registration certificate, a residence card, a document certifying permanent residence, a permanent residence card or a derivative residence card, issued pursuant to Part 3 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006.”

(4)    In article 4 (Requirement to pay a fee in respect of the provision on request of a service connected with immigration or nationality)—

(a)    For “The Secretary of State, or any person acting on behalf of the Secretary of State,”, substitute “The Secretary of State, or a contractor, or any person appointed by, or acting on behalf of, the Secretary of State,”;

(b)    for paragraph (i), substitute—

“(i)    attendance by a representative of the Secretary of State, or a contractor, or any person appointed by the Secretary of State, at premises other than an office of the Home Office or consular premises for the purposes of any application, service or process referred to in this Order;”

(c)    in paragraph (j), after “Secretary of State”, insert “, or a contractor, or any person appointed by the Secretary of State”;

(d)    for paragraphs (k) and (l), substitute—

“(k)    arrangements for expediting the processing (or any element of the processing) of a claim or application in connection with immigration or nationality;

(l)    the arrangement of an appointment for the purposes of making a claim or application in connection with immigration or nationality in person, either at an office of the Home Office, at consular premises or at any other place;”

(e)    after paragraph (m) omit “and”;

(f)    after paragraph (n) insert—

“(o)    the acceptance or processing of a claim or application in connection with immigration or nationality at a place other than an office of the Home Office or consular premises;

(p)    the provision of a service or process in connection with immigration or nationality at a place other than an office of the Home Office or consular premises;

(q)    arrangements for expediting the entry of passengers into, or transit through, the United Kingdom; and

(r)    arrangements for the provision of immigration officers or facilities at a control port in addition to those (if any) required to provide a basic service.”

(5)    In article 5 (Requirement to pay a fee in respect of a process connected with immigration or nationality)—

(a)    at the end of paragraph (b) omit “and”;

(b)    after paragraph (c) insert—

“; and

(d)    the review on request of a decision to refuse an application or claim in connection with immigration or nationality.”

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 4 February 2014: see art 1.

Signature

Mark Harper

Minister of State

Home Office

3rd February 2014

We consent

David Evennett

Karen Bradley

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

30th January 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2011 (the “2011 Order”) which enables the Secretary of State to set fees for the applications, services and processes listed in the Order. The fees themselves are specified in separate Regulations. The amendments to the 2011 Order are as follows:

Article 2(3) adds, to the list of applications for which fees can be charged, applications made by EEA nationals (and their family members) for residence cards and registration certificates (pursuant to Part 3 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006).

Article 2(4) adds, to the list of services for which fees can be charged, certain additional optional arrangements for expediting the processing of immigration and nationality applications. These include arrangements to enable applicants to make immigration and nationality applications in person; and the provision of immigration and nationality services at places other than offices of the Home Office or consular premises (for example, at mobile clinics, or at visa application centres overseas). It includes arrangements to enable the expedition of passenger movement at and through the United Kingdom border. Finally, it enables additional immigration officers and facilities to be provided at control ports by the Secretary of State, where this is requested.

Article 2(5) adds to the processes listed in the 2011 Order a facility for charging for the review, on request, of a decision to refuse an application or claim in connection with immigration or nationality.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.