UNITED KINGDOM – Immigration Health Surcharge To Double

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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UNITED KINGDOM – Immigration Health Surcharge To Double

The information in this alert was provided by Newland Chase.

UNITED KINGDOM – Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules – April 2017

The Home Office has published a new statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, due to take effect 6 April 2017.

The changes will see the second implementation of two phases of changes announced by the government following the 2015 review by the Migration Advisory Committee.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Immigration Health Surcharge to be Extended to Australians and New Zealanders

The Home Office have announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge will be extended to Australia and New Zealand nationals coming to the United Kingdom as well as those already in the UK looking to extend their stay.

The announced change is currently in draft but is likely to be implemented from 6 April 2016 subject to parliamentary approval.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Immigration Health Surcharge to be Extended to Australians and New Zealanders

The information in this alert was provided by Dearson WinyardNewland Chase and Definitive.

UNITED KINGDOM – Immigration Health Surcharge, New Fees and Rollout of Biometric Residence Permits

The immigration health surcharge, one of the key reforms of the Immigration Act 2014, will be introduced from 6 April 2015.

The government has also confirmed the new immigration and nationality application fees which will come into effect on 6 April, and has begun the rollout of Biometric Residence Permits to non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals.

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