Visas extended for frontline workers
Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year so that they can focus on fighting coronavirus.
The extension to NHS visas will be automatic, there will be no fee attached and it will be exempt from the Immigration Health Surcharge.
The extension announced today will apply to around 2800 doctors, nurses and paramedics and will also apply to their family members.
The number of hours student nurses and doctors can work have also been relaxed to allow more staff to be on the frontline.
Student nurses will have an extension of time within which to complete their nursing exams.
These concessions are all part of the national effort to combat the coronavirus. If your unsure of your visa status or have any questions on a particular issue that you would like assistance with please call Bermeet Chhokar, Immigration Solicitor, on 01276 854 915.
This reflects the law at the date of publication and is written as a general guide. It does not contain definitive legal advice, which should be sought as appropriate in relation to a particular matter.
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