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Immigration Health Surcharge goes up to £624 in October 2020

The government has announced that Immigration Health Surcharge will increase from 400 to £624 per year starting from October 2020. A new discounted rate of £470 will apply for children under 18. The same rate of £470 will apply to Tier 4 students and their dependants and for Tier 5 Youth Mobility migrants, making over 50% increase over the current rate of £300 per year, as per 2020 budget.

UK visa fees will remain unchanged.

EU nationals arriving in the UK from January 2021 under the new immigration scheme will also be required to pay IHS at the standard rate.

Immigration Health Surcharge is a form of tax on a long-term visa. Holders of private medical insurance are not exempt from paying the IHS.

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