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Nigerians are impacted by UK visa fee and health surcharge rises

Jul 15, 2023 | Health | 0 comments

Immigrant visa application fees would rise under British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

After a public sector salary rise speech.

Sunak told British media that overseas workers in the UK would contribute to the salary boost.

He also stated visa applicants’ NHS fee would “rise dramatically”.

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The PM announced a few weeks previously that NIV processing prices would rise.

Sunak said this was “absolutely appropriate” as these costs had not grown previously.

He stated, “If we’re going to prioritise paying public sector employees more, that money needs to come from somewhere else because I’m not willing to hike up people’s taxes and I don’t believe it would be appropriate or fair to borrow more because it would only make inflation worse.

We found this money in two ways. First, we will raise visa fees and the immigration health surcharge (IHS), which migrants pay to use the NHS.

All fees will rise, raising almost £1 billion. Visa application costs and IHS fees will rise dramatically.

The administration feels it is acceptable as prices have grown since the previous raise.

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