Immigration Health Surcharge

The Immigration Health Surcharge is a mandatory fee of £470 per year, charged to visa applicants who plan to stay in the UK for more than six months.

What is the charge for?

Who needs to pay the IHS?

I am an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, do I still need to pay this charge?

How much will I need to pay?

Which treatments does the Immigrant Health Surcharge cover?

If my visa application is refused, will I be refunded the immigration health charge?

If I never use the NHS during my time in the UK, will I receive a refund of the IHS?

What happens if I apply for another visa?

How can I calculate exactly how much the IHS will be for me?