UK to roll out new health and care visa

UK health and care visa

The UK government has given a statement that the new health and care visa will be officially launched this summer. It will make it easier, quicker, and cheaper for healthcare professionals from all over the world to come and work in UK.

The new visa is a fast-track route that stands true on a key commitment in the manifesto.

As part of releasing the new visa, the government will also exempt the health and care professionals from paying the immigration health surcharge. For those who have been paying the surcharge contrary to the government commitment to NHS (National Health Service) staff, have been promised refunds. The refund can be claimed even by those who aren’t eligible for the health and care visa in case they paid it on or after March 31, 2020.

In fact, the UK government says that the new visa will be introduced to honor its commitment to NHS staff. The new visa will help create an atmosphere in UK immigration that will lead to solving staff shortage in the healthcare sector.

The visa system will make it easier and faster for the most skilled health professionals in the world to work for commissioned service providers in the NHS. They will work in eligible jobs in the social care sector.

The new health and care visa can be applied for from August 2020. Its application fee will be lesser than the Tier 2 visa UK has reserved for highly skilled workers. The health and care visa applications will be processed in just 3 weeks following biometric enrolment.

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock have been all praise for the contribution overseas health care experts have been making in NHS. The overseas staff have been welcomed in the UK, and given excellent opportunities to work, train and reside in the country. He also reiterated that the refund of Immigration Health Surcharge is a token of appreciation for the role of these overseas staff in the NHS.

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