66% increase in Immigration Health Surcharge to be implemented no earlier than 31 January

The House of Commons delegated legislation committee will debate the surcharge increase this Wednesday.

We would like to remind that the draft order was published in October 2023 and stated that it will come into force either on the 16th January 2024 or the twenty-first day after the day on which it is made depending on which date was the later.

A delegated legislation committee of the House of Commons will be debating the draft order on Wednesday, 10 January at 4.30pm. This would mean that 31 January is now the earliest day that the increase can take effect.

The surcharge will be increased from £624 to £1,035 per person per year for adults and from £470 to £776 per person per year for children under 18, students and their dependants, and applicants for the Youth Mobility Scheme.

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