Immigration Health Surcharge increase

As part of your visa application, you will be required to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), in order to be able to use the NHS. It is only payable on applications were leave is granted for more than 6 months (except across all visitor visas).

The current fee is £400 per year. However, on 6 October 2020 The Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2020 was made, and will come into force 21 days’ time, this being on 27 October 2020.

As of 27 October 2020, the IHS fee will be £624 per year and £470 per year for students, dependants of students, Youth Mobility visa applicants and anyone under the age of 18.

It should be noted that applicants applying for a Health and Care visa, are exempt from paying the surcharge.

In order to avoid the increase, we would advise you to submit before 27 October 2020, if possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team of dedicated immigration consultants for advice on UK immigration on 02033843075.

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