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dreddy
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Subject to IHS if married to UK citizen?

Post by dreddy » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:56 pm

Hi

I am currently on a Tier 2 general visa and am looking to get married to my spouse in November, I intend to switch to Spouse visa (FLR- M) via premium processing soon after, as mentioned in the heading, she is a UK citizen and is not subject to immigration rules. While filling the premium processing application. I have been redirected to a page where I will have to pay a fee of £500 towards IHS. (I am guessing it has calculated £200 *2.5 years).

My question though is, wouldnt i be exempt as per below picked from website?

When you don’t have to pay or get an IHS reference number

- You don’t need to get an IHS reference number or pay the healthcare surcharge if:

- you’re a family member of a European national with European Union treaty rights

Family members of EEA citizens


You can apply as a direct family member if you’re related to the EEA national as:

their spouse or civil partner

I called UKBA to enquire about this but did not find it very helpful.

Would appreciate some clarification on this matter

Many Thanks

Wanderer
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Re: Subject to IHS if married to UK citizen?

Post by Wanderer » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:12 pm

For immigration purposes your prospective spouse is not an EU citizen so UK rules apply and you need to pay the IHS.
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dreddy
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Re: Subject to IHS if married to UK citizen?

Post by dreddy » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:26 pm

Ouch! Thanks for letting me know!

Also, apprecaite your quick reply and the support you give to so may people who have questions like me!

Wanderer
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Re: Subject to IHS if married to UK citizen?

Post by Wanderer » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:30 pm

dreddy wrote:Ouch! Thanks for letting me know!

Also, apprecaite your quick reply and the support you give to so may people who have questions like me!
Thanks! I'm going to get this response framed, seeing as I get some much stick normally for not sugar-coating!

Thanks again!
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san2014
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Re: Subject to IHS if married to UK citizen?

Post by san2014 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:52 pm

Hello everyone.
I am going to pay for the immigration health surcharge and this is one of the questions.
Are you applying to join or remain with a person already in the UK?
Add the person?
My partner has the ILR, so should I add it or not please?

Thanks

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