Unjust fee changes for UK visas

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Created September 13, 2010 by Helen

Human Rights

The UKBA is proposing fee increases that represent a violation of constitutional rights of British citizens as well as an unjust hardship on many families. We need to educate and act on the information in this petition. Please circulate it as widely as possible.

On 9 September, the UK Borders Agency published a notice of mid-year visa and naturalisation fee increases, proposed to come into effect at the beginning of October and November 2010. This is in addition to the fee increases that were already brought in on 1 April 2010. The proposed fee levels represent a breach of the human rights of British citizens and put the UK in contravention of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, of which the UK is a signatory.

Article 16 of the Declaration states,

There are currently 20 signatures for this petition:

  1. Joseph Williams Birmingh GERMANY
  2. Joseph Williams Birmingham GERMANY

    Tory b*stards! Down with the government!

  3. Helen Williams Birmingham GERMANY
  4. Helen Clarke Derby UNITED KINGDOM
  5. James French Reading UNITED KINGDOM
  6. Louise Lawson
  7. Eleni Athanasiadou GERMANY
  8. Andrew Siddens GERMANY
  9. Ruth Harris Birmingham UNITED KINGDOM
  10. Beth Peake Gillingham UNITED KINGDOM
  11. Laura Chappell AUSTRIA
  12. Jane Adams Reading UNITED KINGDOM
  13. Thomas Morrison London UNITED KINGDOM
  14. Samuel Gibson Birmingham UNITED KINGDOM
  15. Emma Simmonds London UNITED KINGDOM
  16. Daniel Zylbersztajn London UNITED KINGDOM

    I am an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for 20 years. The costs of naturalisation are the only reason why I have not applied for it yet. I understand that fees for non EU members are even higher. The system's charging policy is beyond any acceptable means. Becoming British should not be an issue of fees but an issue of tested contribution to life and society in Britain, and nothing more.

  17. Michael Adkins Birmingham UNITED KINGDOM

    I completely support you in this matter. This is an absolute disgrace!

  18. Louisa Willoughby Sheffield
  19. Fiona Pilcher St Albans UNITED KINGDOM
  20. Jennipar Bone Birmingham UNITED KINGDOM
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