The UK Health and Care Visa For Nigerians
UK Government launches Health and Care Visa to ensure UK health and care services have access to the best global talent, both from Africa, including Nigerians
The new Health and Care Visa will make it cheaper, quicker, and easier for healthcare professionals from around the world to come to the UK and practice after a few examinations.
They have also today announced further details on how the exemption to the Immigration Health Surcharge will work for health and care staff, who will now be permanently exempt from this charge.
It is designed to make it easier and quicker for the best global health professionals to work in the NHS, for NHS commissioned service providers, and ineligible occupations in the social care sector.
The legislation needed to open this new route will be laid in Parliament today and health professionals will be able to apply from August last year
The new Health and Care Visa will come with a reduced visa application fee compared to that paid by other skilled workers, including exemption from the Immigration Health Surcharge.
Visa requirements for the UK health and care visa will be published on this blog by august.
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