This application is used to make a fee waiver application for anyone making a specified human rights application, where to require payment of the fee would be incompatible with a person’s rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Victims of trafficking seeking to extend their leave in certain circumstances can also apply for the fee waiver.
Home Office Specified criteria
The sole consideration on whether someone is eligible for a fee waiver is an affordability test to assess whether the individual has credibly demonstrated that they cannot afford the fee. This applies when the applicant does not have sufficient funds at their disposal, after meeting their essential living needs, to pay the fee. Fee waivers should be granted if the applicant has credibly demonstrated that they meet the affordability test or are destitute or at imminent risk of destitution.