LS Legal News Bulletin
Immigration Health Surcharge rising to £624 in October 2020
Tuesday 24th March 2020
The government has announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge will be increased from £400 to £624 in October 2020. The rise was in the air since the Conservatives party general election campaign during 2019, although the timing was not clear.
An accompanying policy costings document states that this measure increase of the Immigration Health Surcharge from the current level of £400 per year to £624 per year will apply to each surcharge liable non-EEA temporary migrant (including dependants). The discounted rate for students, their dependents and those on the Youth Mobility Scheme has been put up from £300 to £470. The surcharge will also be set at £470 for all children under the age of 18.
This will be implemented in October 2020 and expanded to include future EEA temporary migrants at the increased rate from January 2021.
The visa application fees were not changed for the year 2020/21, but the health surcharge hike will push up the total cost of many visas anyway.