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.
If your current visa is due to expire before the 1 October 2020 this will be automatically extended by 1 year.
The extension will not cost you anything.
Under the current extension regime, there is no requirement to pay your Immigration Health Surcharge.
The Home office should contact the relevant NHS employers to determine which persons are eligible.
All existing applications for indefinite leave to remain will be processed
Priory will be given to those who have applied to switch visa
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
The deadline to sit the Occupational Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) – exam has been extended to the 31st December 2020,
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