The Immigration Health Surcharge is one of the key reforms within the Immigration Act 2014. The Home Office have firmed up plans to charge non-EEA migrants a health surcharge as part of their application to come to the UK or to extend their stay. The health surcharge will be set at £200 for temporary migrants and £150 for students. The payment is collected by the Home Office and goes directly to the National Health Service.
This is a tool to help front-line practitioners or migrants themselves work out how much their health surcharge will cost. This will help migrants who are applying alone, coming to the UK with dependants or who are applying to join a main applicant in the UK.
The No Recourse to Public Funds network has produced a useful NHS-healthcare Fact Sheet on NHS Charges in May 2015