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Last updated : 04/08/2020
The new health and care visa will launch in August with a reduced application fee. The visa will also mean fast-track entry and dedicated application support for a number of healthcare roles and social workers from overseas, as well as their families.
The picture below shows the full list of health care professionals that qualify for this visa
Anyone applying through the health and care visa will be exempt from the immigration health surcharge (IHS). It has also been confirmed that health and social care staff already in the UK who paid the IHS on or after 31 March will be able to claim reimbursement; this also applies to dependents. The government has already begun to refund IHS payments for any healthcare professionals on Tier 2 visas who have paid since 31 March 2020.
Health and care professionals applying on this route can also expect a decision on whether they can work in the UK within just three weeks, following biometric enrolment. Those working in health and social care who do not qualify for the Health and Care Visa will still be able to claim a reimbursement from the Immigration Health Surcharge if they have paid this on or after 31 March.
APPLY FOR THE HEALTH AND CARE VISA (TIER 2) HERE