This section has explanations about words and terms which occur in the information, above. These explanations should not be read in isolation but, instead, combined with the appropriate fee status category.
18 December 2020
Changes to reflect the end of the Brexit implementation period (January 2021) were made to categories 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, and to the following definitions: 'European Union', 'Overseas Territories', 'Settled - Republic of Ireland citizen', 'Settled - Right of permanent residence in the UK' and 'Relevant family members of EU nationals'.
19 December 2020
Heading of category 3 changed from 'EU nationals, and family' to 'EU nationals (or British Citizens), and family', for clarity.
10 May 2021
Changes throughout to reflect widespread changes to categories from 1 August 2021.
28 June 2021
Link to pdf guide made more prominent.
25 September 2021
Version 3 of pdf guide (25 September 2021) uploaded, to replace version 2 (28 May 2021).
8 October 2021
Version 4 of pdf guide (8 October 2021) uploaded, to replace version 3 (25 September 2021).
24 October 2021
Version 5 of pdf guide (24 October 2021) uploaded, to replace version 4 (8 October 2021).
21 December 2021
Version 6 of pdf guide (21 December 2021) uploaded, to replace version 5 (24 October 2021).
7 April 2022
Information on category 16, 'Persons granted leave under the Afghan Schemes' included.
3 May 2022
Layout of page adjusted for clarity.
6 May 2022
Information on category 8, 'Those with indefinite leave as a bereaved partner' included. Notes about expiring leave, and becoming eligible, added to the special status categories.
19 May 2022
Full information on category 11, 'Persons granted leave under the Ukraine Schemes' added. Information on category 10, 'Evacuated or assisted British nationals from Afghanistan' added.
2 August 2022
Information on category 11, 'Persons granted leave under the Ukraine Schemes' amended, to delete requirement (c).
23 September 2022
Information on category 11, 'Persons granted leave under the Ukraine Schemes' amended to include 'special arrangements' for requirement (a), to reinclude requirement (c) (plus special arrangements), and to include a note about 'When does Ukraine Scheme leave start?'.
23 September 2022
In category 11, 'Persons granted leave under the Ukraine Schemes', the minor addition of a cross reference from requirement (b) to section on 'What date does Ukraine Scheme leave start?', for clarity.
4 October 2022
Categories A-I have been put into the past tense, for clarity.
12 January 2023
Section on 'If a biometric residence permit shows 'ALES' added to category 9, 'Persons granted leave under the Afghan Schemes'.
22 March 2023
Categories 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 each split into two, to show separate requirements for those years that start before August 2023 (in the categories labelled 'b'), and those years that start from August 2023 onwards (in the categories labelled 'a'). This reflects changes made by the Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2023.