In a move to keep focus solely on fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has made a major announcement which impacts those working on the NHS frontline.
Here’s what you need to know.
(Updated as of 31 March 2020)
- Doctors, nurses and paramedics employed by the NHS with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year
- The extension is also applicable to family members
- Pre-registered overseas nurses who typically must sit their first skills test within 3 months and pass within 8 months will now have the deadline extended to the end of the year
- Extensions to NHS visas are automatic and exempt from the Immigration Health Surcharge
For more information on visa extensions for frontline NHS workers, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/skype consultation. The fee is £30.
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Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.
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