The UK Authorities have now launched the Health Care Worker Visa for certified doctors, nurses, senior carer workers and health professionals skilled, who also have good levels of English.
The Health and Care Worker Visa is a specific visa, solely for healthcare professionals. This Visa allows them to reside in the UK and work for the NHS or within the private healthcare and nursing sectors.
The scope of the visa was extended to include eligible individuals working within the social care sector. The advantages for such staff are fast-track entry, decreased visa charges and support if they should choose to return to the UK.
Please note: This information is accurate as of 25/11/2021. For latest costs visit www.gov.uk/health-care-worker-visa
Applicants must possess the ability to speak, write, read and fully understand English at least Level B1 on the common European framework of reference for language (CEFR) scale.
This can be done by one of the following options:
You are permitted to switch in-country from the Student visa (including Tier 4) to the Skilled Worker category (which replaced the Tier 2 route on 1 December 2020). There are also routes for dependent partners and children of Skilled Workers
You’ll usually need to be paid at least £20,480.
If the ‘going rate’ for your job is higher than £20,480, you’ll usually need to be paid at least the going rate.
You will be eligible for permanent residence in the UK (Indefinite Leave to Remain or ILR) after:
You can apply to switch from another visa to a Health and Care Worker visa if you are already in the UK on a different type of visa, with the exception of staying in the UK:
Your job must be in one of the following occupation codes to qualify for the Health and Care Worker visa:
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