Immigration health surcharge rise to come into effect no earlier than 16 January 2024

On 16 January 2024 or later, the immigration health surcharge will increase from £470 per year to £776 per year for children, students, their dependants and youth mobility workers. The charge will increase from £624 per year to a whopping £1,035 per year for everyone else. 

The increase will come into force on the later of 16th January 2024 or the twenty-first day after the day on which it is made. The Order needs to be approved by both Houses of Parliament.

The original announcement of the fee increase said that it would be used to fund public sector pay increases but that reason appears to have been dropped after concerns were raised about its legality.

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