I am a Doctor/Nurse/Paramedic and my visa is due to expire. What should I do?

The government have announced that some NHS workers and their families can have their visas automatically extended, free of charge, for 1 year.

The Home Office have indicated that the extension will apply to all Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics working for the NHS and is not limited to those on Tier 2 visas.

UKVI have stated that this extension will be automatic meaning that you do not need to apply for it. However, they advise that anyone who is eligible for the extension to get in touch with their HR department, as the Home Office is asking individual NHS trusts to notify them of those eligible.

The Home Office have also removed any limit on the number of hours you can work or volunteer each week (in accordance with your visa) if you work for the NHS in one of these roles.