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If you moved to the UK on or after 1 January 2021 and have an S1 form issued by EU country, you might be able to get a refund of your immigration health surcharge (IHS) payment.

Contact our helpdesk to request a refund.

You can also apply for a refund for any dependants named on your S1 if you paid for their IHS. However, if the dependant paid for their own IHS they must apply for a refund separately.

Your S1 must be registered with the Overseas Healthcare to be valid. If you have not registered your S1 yet, email nhsbsa.faregistrationsohs@nhs.net

Immigration health surcharge reimbursement for students

You may be entitled to a full or partial refund of your immigration health surcharge payment if all of the following are true:

  • you’re a full-time student in UK higher education
  • your visa started on or after 1 January 2021
  • you have an EHIC issued in an EU country
  • you do not work in the UK

You will not be able to apply for a refund until 1 January 2022. However, your refund will be backdated to include any immigration health surcharge payments made for a visa starting on or after 1 January 2021.