The government has announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will increase from £200 to £400 per year.
The discounted charge, payable by Tier 4 students and those on the Youth Mobility Scheme (Tier 5), will rise from £150 to £300 per year.
Introduced in 2015, the IHS is payable by those from outside the European Economic Area coming to the UK to work, study or join family for six months or longer.
The increase is likely to be implemented sometime this year.
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