My wife and I are preparing to travel back from Japan together to the UK.
Documentation itself isn't easy, but we check all the boxes.
My question is, why are the costs for this so expensive?
Due to my new job starting in January, for us to leave together would require faster processing, with the IHS service charge we're looking at over 2,000 pounds for just the visa.
Whereas in Japan, it would cost us somewhere in the region of 40 pounds.
I'm just curious why its so expensive? Are these arbitrary amounts produced by government to put people off? Are they eventually leading to benefits for the people paying taxes in the UK?