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Welcome to my Immigration Updates page

Immigration

Please check here regularly for my Immigration updates.  Our cost guide will give you an indication of the likely cost. 


Jay Hussain

Head of Immigration.

COVID 19 Immigration Advice for Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics

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Visa Extensions for NHS front line workers

The Home has provided important guidance for NHS frontline workers.  The changes are designed so they can focus on fighting coronavirus.  To assist our valuable front line workers, we will be offering Free Advice on these matters for NHS front line workers.  Contact us for more information.

Automatic Extensions for those visas due to expire before 1/10/2020

 If your current visa is due to expire before the 1 October 2020 this will be automatically extended by 1 year. 

What is the cost of the extension of visas for Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics?

 The extension will not cost you anything. 

The Immigration Health Surcharge for Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics

Under the current extension regime, there is no requirement to pay your Immigration Health Surcharge.

How will visa's for Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics be extended?

The Home office should contact the relevant NHS employers to determine which persons are eligible. 

What happens to an existing application, during the coronavirus pandemic?

All existing applications for indefinite leave to remain will be processed 

Priory will be given to those who have applied to switch visa

Have there been any changes in the working hours during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There is no longer a limit on the number of hours you can work or volunteer each week if you work for the NHS as a doctor, nurse or paramedic and you are a:

  - tier 4 student

  - tier 2 worker and your NHS job is a second job

  - visiting academic researcher

  - holder of a short-term visa and are permitted to volunteer

Occupational Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) - Pre-registration Nurses

The deadline to sit the Occupational Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) – exam has been extended to the 31st December 2020,

Further information

We are offering Free Advice to all front line medical staff during the pandemic on immigration matters.  Just contact us here.  Further information can also be found here.

covid 19 Entrepreneur Visa (Business disrupted)

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Entrepreneur Visa (Business disrupted)

For those on a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa  whose businesses have been disrupted:


- You no longer need to employ at least 2 people for 12 consecutive months each.  

- Employees that were furloughed will not have their time counted towards the 12-month period

- You can temporarily extend your stay if you have not been able to employ staff for 12 months in total by the expiry date of your visa