Apply for an IHS Reimbursement

Apply for an IHS Reimbursement

We can help you to apply for an immigration health surcharge reimbursement


Have you paid the immigration health surcharge?

Do you work in the health and care sector?


On 21 May 2020, the Prime Minister announced plans to exempt health and care workers from the IHS “as soon as possible”.

As a result of this announcement, arrangements have been put in place to ensure any non-EEA nationals applying for a health and care visa to work in a health or social care setting, in an eligible occupation, will be exempt from paying the IHS.

A reimbursement will be available only for the IHS you have paid that covers a 6-month period from 31 March 2020 onwards. Your dependants may also be eligible for a reimbursement if they have paid the IHS or the IHS has been paid for them.

Any period of time or work an applicant has completed before 31 March 2020 cannot be claimed for.

The reimbursement scheme is designed for applicants who are in the UK on visas that give them a generic right to work. You must be working in the health or care sector, which includes:


-direct patient care, for example as a health care assistant or social care worker


-administrative or leadership, for example as a manager in a care home, or a hospital receptionist


-facilities management, for example as a cleaner, caterer or courier in a hospital


If any of these apply to you then you must also work an eligible organisation such as:


-the NHS


-the Care Quality Commission (CQC)


-Health Education England (HEE)


-Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)


-Public Health England (PHE)


-the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)


If any of the above apply to you then Contact Krishmorgan today to see if you are eligible for a reimbursement for IHS!

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