Immigrants: Health Services:Written question - 1740

(Feltham and Heston)

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Asked on: 09 January 2020
Home Office
Immigrants: Health Services
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on the charging of the immigration health surcharge to people that are victims of sex trafficking and that have successfully applied for leave to remain.
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 14 January 2020

There is a specific exemption from the requirement to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge for individuals making immigration applications which relate to the person’s identification as a victim of slavery, including victims of sex trafficking.

This ensures that victims of this horrendous crime are not prevented from seeking leave to remain by the cost of making an application. Separately, NHS regulations make clear that those identified as a victim of human trafficking are not subject to overseas visitor charges.

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