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Exemption for International Volunteers to the Immigration Health Surcharge

A new Clause has been added to the Immigration & Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill  –  Immigration Health Surcharge: Exemption for International Volunteers.

“Immigration health surcharge: exemption for international volunteers
( ) A charge under section 38 of the Immigration Act 2014 (immigration health charge) may not be imposed on EEA and Swiss nationals who have leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom through a visa to work voluntarily for a period of no more than 12 months for a registered UK charity advancing the charity’s primary purpose.”

The new Clause would ensure that international volunteers, including those working in health and social care, will be exempt from paying the immigration health surcharge.

Read the Amendment Report here.

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