A Health and Care Worker visa allows medical professionals to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with the NHS, an NHS supplier or in adult social care.

The Health and Care visa has been designed to encourage healthcare professionals from around the world to come to work in the UK health sector. For applicants, the benefits of the new Health and Care Worker visa include fast-tracked entry to the UK, together with reduced visa fees and exemption from the Immigration Health Surcharge. It also includes the support of a dedicated team within UKVI in processing visa applications for migrants and their dependent families.

What are the requirements to apply for a Health and Care Worker visa?

To qualify for a Health and Care Worker visa, you must:

  • be a qualified doctor, nurse, health professional or adult social care professional;
  • work in eligible health or social care job;
  • work for a UK employer that’s been approved by the Home Office;
  • have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you’ve been offered in the UK;
  • be paid a minimum salary – how much depends on the type of work you do.

You must also meet all the other eligibility requirements. Please contact us for an initial assessment to determine your eligibility, and to discuss the options.