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NHS Visa Extension: All Health and Care Workers Included

The UK Home Secretary has just announced an automatic NHS visa extension for all health and care workers working in the NHS and independent health sectors during the coronavirus pandemic.

Call us today on 0333 305 9375 to discuss your personal circumstances with us, and find out if you are eligible for an automatic extension on your healthcare or care visa.

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    ‘NHS Visa’ Extension: Health & Care Visas Released During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Yesterday, the Home Secretary announced a range of visa extensions for frontline health and care workers, as a measure to continue to support victims of COVID-19.

    According to the announcement, free visa extensions will now be granted to frontline health workers in both the NHS and private health sector. Radiographers, social workers, midwives, and pharmacists whose visas are due to expire before 1st October 2020 will receive an automatic extension of one year. The NHS Visa extension will also be applied to any dependent family members.

    Radiographers, social workers, midwives, and pharmacists whose visas are due to expire before 1st October 2020 will receive an automatic extension of one year.

    This announcement builds on one which was made last month, about the so-called ‘NHS Visa’. This allowed the same extension for NHS doctors, nurses, and paramedics.

    According to the Home Secretary, all will be exempt from paying the Immigration Health Surcharge during this time, the Home Secretary was asked about the controversial charge during a press conference at Downing Street, London, las week.

    According to estimations, approximately 3,000 health and care workers from overseas – who are lending a vital hand during the pandemic — and their families will benefit from this.

    Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, announced the changes at a press conference yesterday.

    …all will be exempt from paying the Immigration Health Surcharge during this time

    “We are incredibly grateful to all overseas health and care workers fighting this invisible enemy,” she said.

    Those benefitting from the extension are helping to relieve pressure on the NHS, protecting the vulnerable, and ensuring the UK’s health sector can continue to keep ahead of the coronavirus outbreak.

    The extension will come into effect immediately and will be applied to all visas that have expired/are due to expire between 31st March and 1st October 2020.

    …family members of healthcare workers who sadly pass away/have passed away after contracting COVID-19 will be offered immediate Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK

    Any NHS workers who have already paid for a visa extension within this timeframe will be eligible for a refund.

    As well as this news, Patel also confirmed that family members of healthcare workers who sadly pass away/have passed away after contracting COVID-19 will be offered immediate Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.

    If you want to know whether you are eligible for an automatic extension, or you need any other advice about how your immigration status may be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, call our dedicated team on 0333 305 9375.

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