Dear Home Office,
I had applied for Tier 2 and as part of application have paid IHS. Then after certain months due to job switch my new employer applied for Tire 2 again due to sponsorship change and paid IHS. Now there is more than two years overlap between both application and show that IHS has been paid twice for that overlap. I have confusion on whether I may receive any refund from my first application.
I see there are number for FOI raised on similar lines. Most replies advice to refer to
https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigratio.... But there is no clear indication on whether location where the application is made(inside or outside UK) matters for refund.
I request you to share more details on refund eligibility for below 2 cases.
Case1 : First application of Tier 2 general made outside UK with 3 years validity and within a year due to employer switch second application made in UK with 3 year validity. IHS is paid during both the application and there is clear overlap of period.
Case2 : First application of Tier 2 general made in UK with 3 years validity and within a year due to employer switch second application made in UK with 3 year validity. IHS is paid during both the application and there is clear overlap of period.
Awaiting your response.
Dear Kunal Dalsaniya,
Please be aware that we have decided to handle your correspondence of 04
April 2018 outside the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. This
is because it does not meet the criteria for a Freedom of Information
request, as it does not ask for recorded information.
Below is a link to the ICO guidance for the criteria for valid requests
under the Act:
We will provide an answer to your query, but it will be answered outside
of the provisions of the Act. You should expect to receive a response in
Thank you for your email of 4 April.
If you have a question about coming to the UK or a refund for an
application made outside of the UK or about an application you have
already submitted outside of the UK, please use:
where you will find the relevant information and contact details for the
international enquiry team.
UK Visas and Immigration
Dear Digital Correspondence Allocation Team,
I was already in UK on Tier-2 General and have switched sponsor as I have moved to new employer and had applied within UK.
Following are the details
First Application: Applied from home country
Applied on : May 2017
Validity : 14/08/2020
IHS reference - Paid for 3 year duration
Main Application : IHS070064889
Dependent1 : IHS068754345
Second Application : Applied within UK
Applied on : Dec 2017
Validity : 21/01/2021
IHS reference : Paid for 3 years duration
IHS003030394 (payment covers main as well as dependents)
So my query is about the refund of IHS fees for the overlapping period which is greater than 2 years. As the IHS fees is paid twice for overlap period I would like to know about the partial refund.
Referring to this reply in below link I expect that there is an outstanding refund for my case too. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...
Dear Sir / Madam,
Thank you for your e-mail of 17 April.
Our response to your enquiry will involve asking for or disclosing your
personal data. We cannot do this via ‘WhatDoTheyKnow.com’, which is a
public website. I would therefore be grateful if you would let us have
your personal e-mail to which we can reply.
Alternatively, if you would like to contact us directly, you can at the
Please also refer to our website for guidance by using this link:
UK Visas and Immigration