New Health and Care visa

UK Government launched new Health and Care Visa, which is designed for Healthcare professionals from around the world to come to live and work in the UK. This new fast-track visa route will enable health and care professionals to work for the NHS and wider health and care sector, echoing the Government's commitment to support the NHS. Health care professionals can apply from August 2020 and will be exempt from the requirement to pay Immigration Healthcare surcharge as well as their dependents. In addition, the Government began to refund Healthcare professionals  who are on Tier 2 visas and who have paid Immigration healthcare surcharge since 31 March 2020. Those applying under the new  route can expect the decision just within 3 weeks and will also benefit from a reduced visa application fee compared to that paid by other skilled workers. (Posted on 18 August 2020)