I am an NHS worker, am I entitled to an automatic extension of my visa?
Frontline NHS workers and their dependents, including midwives, radiographers, social workers and pharmacists, with visas due to expire before 1 October 2021, will receive an automatic one-year extension. Those benefitting from this extension will be identified by health and care employers across the UK.
Dependent family members whose leave also expires between these dates may also be eligible for a free extension.
Any NHS workers who have paid for an unresolved application will be offered the option of a refund. If you are eligible for the automatic extension but have already applied and had a decision, you can also claim a refund for a year’s worth of fees by emailing the UKVI NHS team. The Home Secretary has also confirmed family members and dependants of healthcare workers who pass away as result of coronavirus will be offered immediate indefinite leave to remain.