The UK Government has announced that it will double the current Immigration Health Surcharge from December 2018 and according to Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants, this will double the amount payable by all visa applicants.
Quoted by businesstech.co.za, Breytenbachs says “at present, the Immigration Health Surcharge payable by a person applying for a UK visa is £200 (R3,782) per year. All visa applicants, will thus henceforth pay £400 (R7,564) per year…
“A client applying for a UK Ancestry Visa for a period of five-years will thus be liable to pay a very hefty £2,000 (R37,824) from December 2018.
“Applicants in the Student Visa and Youth Mobility Visa category pay a lower discounted surcharge. The surcharge for the discounted categories is £150 per year, per applicant. They will in from December 2018 pay £300 per year, per applicant,” it said.
Breytenbachs noted that persons applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain and British Citizenship do not have to pay the immigration health surcharge.