UK GOVERNMENT CONFIRMED THE INCREASE IN IHS
The IHS FEE is officially increased to £624 per year.
This blog is an update of our previous blogs regarding the delay and increase of the IHS, from 27 October 2020, the IHS fee will increase to £624 an year for immigrants coming to the UK on a long-term visa. There are exemptions where a decreased IHS fee may apply for a couple of visa categories. The UK government has also initiated the IHS refund scheme for NHS and Social Care Workers (Link mentioned below in the comments section and description box.
Previously we uploaded a blogs which reported to our subscribers and followers that the UK Government was preparing to increase the IHS from 1 October 2020, depending on the UK Parliamentary consent. Luckily, the Immigration Health Charge Amendment Order 2020, was only presented on 6 October 2020. The amendment order comes into effect 21 days later. Afterwards, the IHS fee will only come into effect on 27 October 2020.
UK Visa Applicants who still want to submit their UK Visa applications before the increase occurs, have to ensure that they submit their visa application by 26 October 2020.
DETAILS ABOUT NEW IHS FEES
From 27 October 2020, the IHS fees will be in the following manner:
- Annually £470 per child under the age of 18 years old.
- Students and other migrants applying for the Youth Mobility Scheme will pay £470 per applicant per year.
- £624 per annum for Adults.
EXEMPTIONS FROM PAYING THE IHS
It is very important to note that the IHS is only payable by migrants who are applying for UK visas for periods longer than six months. Visitor visa applicants are therefore exempt.
Furthermore, there are some other exclusions. Applicants for British citizenship and Indefinite Leave to Remain does not pay the IHS.
Migrants applying for the new Health and Care visa will also be excused from paying the IHS.
There are also individual details exclusions such as dependents of members of Her Majesty’s Forces, and the concession referred as the ‘destitute domestic violence concession.’
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