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Health and Care Worker Visa

Health and Care Worker Visa

What is a Health and Care Worker Visa?

According to UKVI, a Health and Care Worker Visa allows medical professionals to enter or stay in the UK to work with the NHS, an NHS supplier or in adult social care.

Download our UK Health and Care Worker Visa Brochure

What are the requirements of a Health and Care worker Visa?

  1. must be a qualified doctor, nurse, health professional or adult social care professional
  2. work in eligible health or social care job, the eligible occupation code for this visa can be found here
  3. need to have a job offer from the NHS, or an organisation providing medical services to the NHS, or an organisation providing adult social care
  4. have a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) from your employer with information about the role you’ve been offered in the UK
  5. be paid a minimum annual salary of £20,480
  6. meet the English requirement, at least level B1 on the CEFR scale, more information about English requirements can be found here.

What documents do you need to apply for a Health and Care Worker Visa?

  1. COS (certificate of sponsorship from a company who's willing to sponsor you)
  2. Passport with minimum 6 months of validity
  3. UKVI IELTS (General Training) if you are applying from outside the UK - Minimum 4 in each module (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)
  4. Health Care related Degree Certificate
  5. TB test report (if you apply form outside the UK)
  6. Police clearance certificate (if you apply from within the UK)

How much does it cost to apply for a Health and Care Worker Visa?

For Health and Care worker visa applicants, you only need to pay the visa application fee, the Immigration Health Surcharge is exempt.

The Visa Application fee is £247 if you apply for a visa for up to 3 years. 

The Visa Application fee is £479 if you apply for a visa for more than 3 years. 

The Visa Application fee is the same whether you apply from inside or outside the UK.

How long does it take?

You’ll be eligible for a fast-track processing service, which usually takes 3 weeks to get a decision.

How can employers take advantage of this Health & Care worker visa scheme?

Employers in the social care sector who want to recruit overseas care workers need to have a valid sponsor licence. If you do not already have one, you need to apply for a sponsor licence before hiring a care worker under this visa.

How can Work Permit Cloud Limited help?

At WorkPermitCloud Limited, we have a dedicated team to assist you in your sponsorship application and visa application process. We also offer professional immigration advice regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Our Founder and Managing Director Md Lutfur Rahman (FCILEx) has more than 20 years of experience in sponsorship licences management and immigration services.

If you have any questions about the Health and Care Worker visa or want to discuss your specific situation with us, please feel free to contact us at info@workpermitcloud.co.uk

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