Immigration health surcharge to rise in October following budget announcement

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The immigration health surcharge is set to increase from £400 to £624 per year following today's (11 March) budget announcement.

The new figure will apply for all surcharge liable non-EEA migrants (and their dependents) from October 2020, expanding to include EEA migrants from January 2021.

The measure also increases the discounted rate for students, their dependents and those on the Youth Mobility Scheme from £300 to £470. The surcharge will also be set at £470 for all children under the age of 18.

The news of an increased surcharge is not unexpected and was part of the Conservative manifesto in November 2019, but the exact timing has now been confirmed. 

Find information about the current immigration system in our dedicated section.

You can also read our full summary of the budget's implications for NHS organisations, and you can find more about the changes in the government's budget 2020 documents.

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