Frequently Asked Questions


Healthcare surcharge is paid as part of some immigration applications. If the application is made online or through the premium service centre, the applicant will pay the surcharge as part of the application or when you book an appointment.
If application is made by post, healthcare surcharge is paid online before the application is sent (the IHS reference number must be indicated in the application form).
Amount of the Immigration Health Surcharge:
£150 per year for a student or Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa, eg £300 for a 2-year visa
£200 per year for all other visa and immigration applications, eg £1,000 for a 5-year visa
Dependants usually need to pay the same amount as the main applicants.