UK Immigration Health Surcharge Start Date Announced

The UK Immigration Health Surcharge will come into force on February 6, 2024. It was formally published on January 16, 2024.

Key Information
  • The increase will apply to visa applications submitted on or after February 6, 2024.
  • As previously announced, the annual cost of the Health Charge will increase from £470 to £776 for students, dependents of students, applicants for entry clearance as a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme Applicant) and persons under 18 years of age.
  • For all other applications made in respect of a person aged 18 or over at the date of the application, the Health Charge will increase from £624 to £1035.

Applicants who are applying for the Stateless immigration route are exempt from the requirement to pay the Health Charge. This will put applicants in a similar position to migrants who are granted refugee status.

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