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visa applications--submitting documents.

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by bigmac, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    did anyone pick up on the news that the prime minister has been pressurised into looking again at the IHS increase with regard to healthcare workers ?
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  2. Stupot10
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    Stupot10 Active Member

    Yeah I saw that, I think it’s to do with healthcare workers here on a working visa not spouse visa.
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  3. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    i think those that are likely to be liable for ihs surcharge need to check it out.
  4. Br28016
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    Have to agree with you on that one. Government took a lot of flack on that one and a reversal of that magnitude and that quickly means they have to be worried. The IHS charge is one that was relatively unknown before and has higher visibility now. Johnson praise for nurses who supported him exposed level of foreign workers in NHS. The exact scope of IHS exemption is still to be determined and think they will want to be careful not to miss any categories that Starmer would use in a vote against them. This is an open sore for Tories to be exploited mercilessly and would expect Starmer to do it. Not just doctors and nurses that got covid and died and health service needs more than doctors and nurses to operate. Cleaners, porters etc are essential to deliver a functional health service. Care home covid disaster means they need to consider covering staff there or face accusations similar to NHS foreign staff. If the dont cover families of NHS workers then that is a nice new attack direction. Still remember article in independent on nurse who had to decide which of her children to send back to one of African countries that they were originally from as could not cover visa and IHS charges. Would be interesting to do an update on that one to get a response from Johnson.
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  5. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

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    I doubt it will apply to anyone coming over on a spouse visa, how would it be administered?
    Question on application form? " Are you intending to work in NHS??" Applicant who at this point has no idea or job offer but wants to save the fee just puts yes then gets here doesn't work in NHS and gets a free ride!
    Perhaps apply it retrospectively but when.
    What is a key worker? You could argue that they know the job they are signing up to do so why are they singled out as key? Is a policeman not key or a member of the armed forces.
    Not detracting one bit from our great NHS and those who work in there
  6. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    What about the bus and tube drivers who have passed away are they not key workers after all some of them may of transported the NHS staff oh and shop workers are they not key workers after all they serve the NHS.
    The list of potential key worker potential workers is non exhaustive.
    You are right political parties, TUs and pressure groups will use the current crises to their own ends,whilst shying away from offering up a workable alternitive. Shame on them.
    Support the country but not by exclusion or elevation.
  7. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    lets just wait and see.
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  8. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Do you not agree it would be hard to administer at spouse application level?
  9. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    easy at flr level--if the spouse is a healthcare worker.
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  10. Mattecube
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    Doesn't a answer the question I posed, however why not make them pay it and give it back in tax relief that way those that stay in the industry get it and the freeloaders don't.
  11. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    well--thankfully i'm not the one to come up with the solution..
    and--unless it all changes yet again--my wife is beyond the ihs surcharge stage now.

    maybe our government realises that many immigrants send a lot of their earnings back home--so they are grabbing a bit more for the treasury.
  12. Mattecube
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    I would welcome it retrospectively!
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  13. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Huh. My wife already pays a lump every month out of her salary. Next you will want us all to pay more income tax .
  14. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    You have misunderstood my post,I was referring to the IHS charges I have paid out for my wife and her daughter!!!
    We all including my wife and her daughter pay our taxes and NI, your wife is not alone!

    When I say make the fee payable at application and give it back I meant the government in tax relief for the applicant if the source of the applicants payroll is NHS or care that way freeloaders or cheats do not prosper

    The rest of your post about me wanting you all to pay more income tax is without foundation
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  15. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    i read that as making settlement visa clients pay the IHS surcharge retrospectively where they hadnt paid previously--would apply to both our wives

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