UK GOVT LAUNCHES NEW HEALTH AND CARE VISA
How does it help an International Nurse?
You can apply for a Tier 2 (Health and Care) visa if:
*For full list of eligible professions and rules, read ‘Part A’ of the Tier 2 guidance.
Health surcharge Exempted:
As part of the launch of the Health and Care Visa, those who apply via the visa and their dependants will be exempt from the Immigration Health Surcharge. This will be available to the applicants from August 4th, 2020. This is a great news for the NHS and other health care employers in the UK sponsoring International healthcare professionals.
You need to be employed by a licensed sponsor to apply to live in the UK.
Your sponsor checks that you can do the job they’re hiring you for and if it qualifies you for a visa. They’ll assign you a certificate of sponsorship to prove this.
They must also give you other information you need when you apply, for example how much you’ll be paid.
A visa for up to 3 years costs £232.
A visa for more than 3 years costs £464.
The fee is the same whether you apply from inside or outside the UK.
Your dependants will also pay the same amount.
If you’re a citizen of Turkey or Macedonia a visa for up to 3 years costs £177 and a visa for more than 3 years costs £409.
Source Reference 1: www.gov.uk
Source Reference 2: www.gov.uk