Wednesday 1 June 2016

Immigration Health Surcharge Fees

The Home Office introduced changes to fees accompanying immigration applications in April 2015. One of the changes introduced was for the payment of an Immigration Health Surcharge fee.

What is an Immigration Health Surcharge fee?
This is a fee paid by individuals entering the UK towards the NHS.

When is an Immigration Health Surcharge fee payable?
If you are applying for a visa application outside of the
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UK you will have to pay for an immigration health surcharge payment if:

  • Your applying for a visa for the purposes of studying, work or joining family in the UK for longer than a period of 6 months
  • You are a national of a country outside of the EEA (European Economic Area)

If you are making an application within the UK, you’ll have to pay if: 

  • The application is for any length of time (which includes those for 6 months or less) 
  • You are a national of a country outside of the EEA 

How much do I pay?

The fees for each application vary and this is dependent upon the leave that you have been granted:

  • For students -  this is currently set to £150.00 per year
  • For all other visa applications this is currently set to  £200.00 per year

Do I have to pay?

It is crucial that if you are required to make payment for an immigration health surcharge fee this is submitted alongside your application. Failure to do so could result in the refusal of your application.

If you are unsure or are having difficulties with your immigration application, Garden House Solicitors are able to assist. We provide Immigration services for Indefinite Leave to Remain, Further Leave to Remain, Asylum, Discretionary Leave, Citizenship and Travel ID.

Our services include fixed fees for standard applications and an initial consultation fee of £75.00 plus VAT.

Please call for an initial consultation. Please contact me on 01992 422 128 or email

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Garden House Solicitors- Immigration Specialists

Tel: 01992 422 128

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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