Recent changes in the immigration rules require that some visa applicants must pay a surcharge for the National Health Service (NHS). This question is about applicants in the Tiered category.
For a Tier 1 (Investor) applying to extend their status (as opposed to an applicant switching into this category), the charge should be £400 (£200 per year x 2 year grant). A Tier 1 (Investor) extension can only be granted for a period of 2 years.
However, the drop-down options online state that the charge will be £600 for a Tier 1 (Investor) leave to remain, regardless of whether the applicant is applying for an extension (2 years) or an initial grant of leave by switching to this category (3 years). There is no option to pay £200.
The surcharge must be paid in full for the entire term of the visa at the time the application is submitted.
Which of these is the applicant for T1 extension required to pay?
Adding: access to the form is at https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/pay, you'll need to register to start (which you can cancel before adding your credit card details)
Adding: the guidance itself starts at https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/overview and the Home Office press release is at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-introduces-health-surcharge