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The UK Visas and Immigration Service (UKVI) is moving to a digital immigration system. Find out more in eVisa/Digital Immmigration System

Immigration Health Surcharge increase – February 2024

The UK government has confirmed that the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), a mandatory fee that applies to student visa application for study of 6 months or more, has increased from 6th February 2024.

Paying the IHS allows visa holders to access the National Health Service (NHS), the UK’s health care system, similar to UK nationals or permanent residents. The IHS must be paid at the start to a visa application process.

For students, the IHS has increased from £470 per year to £776 per year. From the 1st January 2021, EU/EEA nationals applying under the new UK immigration system must pay the IHS, among other visa fees. 

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