Confirmed Increase to Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) on 6 February 2024

Ihs increase 6 february 2024 | immtell

The anticipated changes to the UK’s Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) are now confirmed to take effect on 6 February 2024, following recent parliamentary approval.

Details of the IHS Fee Increase:

  • Adult Applicants: The IHS fee for adults increases from £624 to £1,035 – a 66% rise.
  • Children and Student Applicants: Fees for children, students, and dependents increase from £470 to £776.

Impact and Strategies:

  • For Businesses: Companies employing foreign nationals face revised budgeting and strategy needs due to the fee hike.
  • For Individuals: Those planning to migrate or extend their stay in the UK should be aware of these increased costs.
  • Proactive Measures: Businesses and individuals are encouraged to bring forward any imminent visa applications to benefit from current, lower rates. A Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) and visa application can be submitted up to 3 months in advance.


This fee adjustment has significant implications for UK immigration budgets, both for businesses and individuals. Proactive planning and consultation with immigration experts can help in effectively managing these changes.

For comprehensive advice and assistance on adapting to the new IHS fee structure, individuals and businesses can consult with immigration specialists at Immtell for tailored strategies. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch or call us directly on +44 (0) 20 3910 6641.

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