Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)

The winds of change are blowing across the landscape of UK student visas, with the impending increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) drawing attention and concern. As of 16th January 2024, the fees for this essential component of visa applications are set to rise significantly, affecting students, children, and Youth Mobility Scheme applicants. In this blog post, we delve into the details of these changes and provide valuable insights for prospective students looking to embark on their educational journey in the UK.

Understanding the Increase: What You Need to Know

The UK government has announced an increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge, a fee that contributes to the cost of healthcare services for migrants in the country. As of the implementation date, most applicants will face a rise from £624 to £1,035 per year, while children, students, and Youth Mobility Scheme applicants will see an increase from £470 to £776.

It’s crucial to note that there will be no exceptions for individuals already residing in the UK. Hence, it becomes imperative for all prospective students and visa applicants to be aware of these changes and take proactive steps to avoid the impact of the increased charges.

Act Now: What Prospective Students Should Do

If you are planning to pursue your academic aspirations in the UK and your intended arrival date falls after 16th January 2024, it’s essential to act swiftly. Submitting your visa application prior to the implementation date is crucial to avoiding the higher charges. By doing so, you not only save on costs but also ensure a smooth and timely processing of your application, allowing you to focus on your studies and settle into your new academic environment without financial stress.

Our Commitment to You

At United Placement Services, we understand the concerns and challenges faced by students during the visa application process. Our dedicated team is here to provide comprehensive support, ensuring that you have all the necessary information and guidance to navigate these changes effectively. We are committed to assisting you in submitting your applications on time, thereby avoiding the impact of the increased Immigration Health Surcharge.

Get in Touch: Your Future Awaits

The world of education is vast and filled with opportunities. Don’t let the changes in visa application fees deter you from pursuing your dreams. Act now, get in touch with our experienced team, and let us help you secure your place in a UK institution before the 16th January 2024 deadline. Your future awaits, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

For further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our team. Together, we can overcome these challenges and ensure that your educational journey in the UK begins on a positive note.

The draft order implementing the expected increases to the Immigration Health Surcharge has now been published here.