Immigration Health Surcharge

What is the charge? Immigration Health Surcharge

From 6th April 2015, non-EEA nationals who are applying for entry clearance to the UK for a period of leave of more than 6 months will have to pay an Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) which goes towards the National Health Service (NHS). Once you have paid the surcharge you will be able to access the National Health Service (NHS) in the same way as a permanent UK resident. Payment may still be required for some services such as dental treatment and eye tests.

How to pay

If you are applying for your Tier 4 visa from your home country, please see our guide (PDF: 25KB) for detailed instructions on what the charge is, and how to calculate and pay the amount you will need for your application.


Return to the Visa Team homepage

INTO Visa Workshop

Non-INTO visa workshops