Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)
From the 8 January 2019 the Immigration Health Surcharge has increased to £400 per person per year of their visa.
From 6 April 2015, UKVI introduced an Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) which is payable on top of the standard visa fee. The surcharge has been introduced by the government to ensure that non-EEA nationals contribute to the NHS whilst they are living and working in the UK. The payment will go directly into the NHS and will ensure the individual is entitled to full access to the NHS on the same terms as a permanent UK resident.
Individuals who apply for a time-limited visa of more than 6 months (out of country application and in country extensions) will be charged an additional £400 per person per year that their visa is valid, on top of the visa application fee. The full cost must be paid by the individual at the point of application.
Due to reciprocal healthcare agreements, Australian and New Zealand citizens will not be required to pay this surcharge.