Foreign Nurses, Doctors and other migrants planning to migrate to UK will now have to spend more money than before as the immigration health surcharge (IHS fees) is set to increase from £400 to £624 per year with effect from October, 2020 .
The new figure will apply for all surcharge liable non-EEA migrants (and their dependents) from October 2020, expanding to include EEA migrants from January 2021.
The measure also increases the discounted rate for students, their dependents and those on the Youth Mobility Scheme from £300 to £470. The surcharge will also be set at £470 for all children under the age of 18.
The news of an increased surcharge is not unexpected according tonhsemployers.org and was part of the Conservative manifesto in November 2019, but the exact timing has now been confirmed.