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Increase in Immigration Health Surcharge from 8 January 2019

04 January 2019 #Immigration #Inward Investment

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will double on 8 January 2019. The IHS is a charge paid by temporary migrants to the UK. This increase means that most visa applicants (from outside the EU) will now pay £400 per year up from £200 per year. Student and Youth Mobility visa applications will have to pay £300 per year up from £150 per year.

This charge is not applicable for those applying for indefinite leave to remain, visitors to the UK or EU nationals (and their family members).

The IHS is normally paid as a part of the application process. This is paid in addition to the application fee. Applicants or Employers (if they are funding these applications) should therefore be aware of these changes as this increase will significantly increase in application costs.

Clarkslegal, specialist Immigration lawyers in London, Reading and throughout the Thames Valley.
For further information about this or any other Immigration matter please contact Clarkslegal's immigration team by email at by telephone 020 7539 8000 (London office), 0118 958 5321 (Reading office) or by completing the form on this page.
This information is for guidance purposes only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. Please refer to the full General Notices on our website.

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Monica Atwal

Monica Atwal
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