New NHS Visa Announced

The Conservative Party plans to introduce the so-called NHS Visa as part of its proposals to create an Australian-style immigration system if they win the general parliamentary election.

The goal is to ensure that the National Health Service (NHS) attracts foreign doctors and nurses to the country after free movement has ceased to exist after Brexit. From today's media reports we know that such a visa will cost 464 pounds, which will be half the cost of the usual fee. The visa process will be accelerated — decisions will be made within two weeks — and NHS workers applying for this route will have access to some form of payment system to pay the immigration health surcharge by way of instalments from their salary as soon as they arrive into the UK.

Posted in English on Nov 08, 2019.