If you are resident in the UK on a Spouse visa you are eligible to use the NHS without cost at point of service.Hi Joppa, many thanks for your reply. I heard that to satisfy the NHS ordinary residence test to make you eligible for free treatment one would now need to have ILR. So are you sure someone only on a spouse visa would be OK?
I've been here almost 2 years on my first part of the 5 year spouse visa. NHS services are not charged for us. I too will have to pay the 500GBP fee when I go for FLR next March.Hi Joppa, many thanks for your reply. I heard that to satisfy the NHS ordinary residence test to make you eligible for free treatment one would now need to have ILR. So are you sure someone only on a spouse visa would be OK?
So you are fine.1.2 The following categories of overseas visitor are exempt from charge:
Those who have paid the health surcharge or are covered by transitional arrangements
• Any non-European Economic Area (EEA) national, subject to immigration control, is exempt from charge if one of the following applies to them while their leave to enter/remain is still valid:
Chapter 1. Exempt services and individuals
they have paid the surcharge; or
they are exempt from payment of the surcharge or have had the requirement waived or reduced, or have had part (but not all) of the surcharge refunded to them; or
they would have been covered under one of the above, but for the fact that they applied for leave to enter or remain in the UK before the start of the surcharge (this will include those already resident here without indefinite leave to remain, and a small number of people arriving after 6 April 2015).