June 15, 2018

Immigration cap for doctors and nurses lifted by Home Office

From today, thousands more overseas doctors and nurses will be able to work in the NHS following the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid’s, announcement that they would be excluded from the government’s standard cap on visas for skilled workers. Previously, visas given to foreign doctors and nurses were counted towards the overall cap on Tier 2.

June 13, 2018

Two-thirds of foreign doctors applying to work in the UK refused visas

Thousands of applications from overseas doctors looking to work in the UK have been refused, according to recently released official figures. Of 3,597 requests by doctors for Tier 2 visas received by the Home Office between 6 November 2017 and 5 April 2018, only 34% were accepted. This means more than 2,300 doctors were denied.

April 24, 2018

Who can qualify for an Exceptional Talent visa?

Each year a limited number of people are able to apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa, allowing them to live and work in the UK on the basis of their leading expertise in a particular field. The number of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) allocations available each year was recently raised from 1,000 to.