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Posted on November 08 2023

UK plans to increase immigration health fee from January 2024. Submit your applications now!

By  Editor
Updated February 27 2024

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Highlights: UK government to increase the immigration health surcharge from January, 2024

  • The rise in the charge is set to take effect from January 16, 2024, increasing from £624 to £1,035 per year.
  • Visa cost for international workers, students, and tourists has also been increased in the month of October.


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UK Immigration health surcharge details

  • The surcharge is scheduled to rise as implemented by the UK government and will take effect from January 16, 2024, or 21 days after the Parliament gives permission.
  • The primary cost of the surcharge will increase from £624 to £1,035 per annum.
  • For students or candidates who are less than eighteen (18) the cost will increase from £470 to £776.
  • An advance payment is required when applying for entrance or residency in the United Kingdom.
  • There will be no charge for the applications which were submitted before the execution of this change.
  • Global business mobility and skilled worker visa applications can be submitted up to three months ahead of the candidate’s intended start date.


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Details of UK visa fee that was increased in October

  • The Sunak government also raised the cost of visas in October for international workers, students, and tourists.
  • The cost of a visit visa increased by £15 for stays shorter than six months, totaling £115.
  • Student visa cost has been increased by £127 for applicants from outside the UK, making up to a total fee of £490.


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