Visa extension for NHS frontline workers

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 info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/skype consultation. The fee is £30.

To limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), until further notice, our drop-in service and all scheduled appointments will be held remotely. Please be advised that whilst our remote drop-in service will be held on Mondays between 10am – 1:30pm, our Friday service (usually held in Preston) has been cancelled for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.

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