NHS Health Surcharge for Visa Applicants
A “health surcharge” will come into effect on 6th April 2015. The charge will apply to non-EEA nationals who apply to come to the UK to work, study or join family for a time-limited period of more than 6 months. It will also be paid by non-EEA nationals who are already in the UK and apply to extend their stay.
The surcharge is set at £200 a year for temporary migrants and £150 a year for students. Dependants will generally be charged the same amount as their main applicant.
The surcharge is not a visa fee. The payment will be collected by the Home Office and it will go directly into the National Health Service (NHS) and will give migrants access to the NHS on the same terms as a permanent UK resident. This is irrespective of whether they make any use of the NHS.
If you think that these changes may affect you or for more detailed information please contact Dicksons Solicitors Immigration Department for further advice on 01782 262424 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively why not send us a private message via our Facebook page.