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IHS more than expected for FLR (M) Renewal
« on: November 30, 2020, 08:51:02 PM »

I am working on gathering all of the necessary information so I can submit my application to renew my marriage visa by Feb 2021.  I arrived in the UK in May 2018  with my first FLR (M) visa and on my BRP card, it says it expires Feb 15, 2021 so I am planning to submit my application within the next week or two.   so I get it before my current visa expires (hopefully)

I made it to the payment section of the online application and when guided to the  IHS payment page it  says that I owe £1560.00 for the IHS.  This is a lot more than I was anticipating.  Considering it says that the IHS is £400/ year.  Using that information I anticipated he IHS being  about £850 for a 2.5 year visa.

I cannot continue on to the next part of the application without paying and I'd rather not pay this fee without being 100% certain that I'm paying the correct amount.  Can anyone help me by explaining why I am seeing this total for the IHS?

Thank you for taking the time to help me. 

July 2013: Met in Chicago
June 2016: His contract ended and we moved to UK (I was on a visitor visa)
December 2016: Visitor visa expired - I moved back to US
May 2017: Applied for Marriage visitor visa
July 2017: Marriage visitor visa approved
October 12, 2017: We got Married in the UK!
December 2017: I went back to US to apply for visa.
Biometrics Appointment: March 9, 2018
Mailed in my application: March 21, 2018
Passport Received: April 18, 2018
Moved to UK May 26, 2018
Spouse Visa good until Feb 15, 2021

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Re: IHS more than expected for FLR (M) Renewal
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 08:53:32 PM »
The IHS surcharge increased to £624 per year on October 27th 2020.

So, unfortunately, £1,560 is correct.

Having said that, even if it was still £400 per year, it would have been £1,000 for the IHS surcharge, not £850.

Old fee prior to 27th October 2020:
£400 x 2.5 years = £1,000

New fee from 27th October 2020:
£624 x 2.5 years = £1,560
« Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 08:58:47 PM by ksand24 »

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Re: IHS more than expected for FLR (M) Renewal
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2020, 08:56:20 PM »
From the IHS Surcharge webpages:

How much you have to pay

You’ll have to pay:

£470 per year for a student or Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa, for example £940 for a 2-year visa
£470 per year for visa and immigration applicants who are under the age of 18 at time of application
£624 per year for all other visa and immigration applications, for example £3,120 for a 5-year visa

And from the IHS fee calculation page for an FLR(M) visa:

Calculate your immigration health surcharge

Based on the information provided we have calculated that your total Immigration Health Surcharge is:

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