Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Paramedics – UK Visa Applications
An ongoing shortage of experienced and qualified paramedics in the UK has seen health trusts recruiting from EU countries such as Poland, as well as non-EEA countries like Australia.
Recruiting high-calibre paramedics in an increasingly competitive global market means the visa application must go smoothly to enable the candidate to take up their role as soon as possible.
Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors have a successful track record in advising the NHS and private healthcare providers on the international recruitment of healthcare professionals, including paramedics – who are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.
Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers frequently advise individuals and companies on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified as paramedics in the UK.
Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for paramedics wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa to take up a position in the UK.
UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as paramedics.
Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:
- Ambulance paramedic
- Emergency care practitioner
UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties a paramedic role might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
- drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents
- assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient
- resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs
- transports and accompanies patients who either require – or potentially require – skilled treatment while travelling
- briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient – and completes patient report forms describing the patient’s condition and any treatment provided.
The current minimum salary range for a paramedic applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £28,400 for a new entrant and £32,100 for an experienced candidate.
Source: New entrant – Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2011. No comparable data available on Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013. Experienced – Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013.
Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Paramedics
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a paramedic joining your UK operation requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur.
Companies should be aware that any delays in the Tier 2 visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of a paramedic appointment.
Duncan Lewis immigration experts are one of the UK’s leading specialist immigration and business immigration solicitors, with a highly successful track record in advising companies on UK business immigration law and the UK visa application process.
Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our national and London immigration lawyers regularly advise companies wishing to recruit qualified and experienced paramedics from non-EEA countries on:
- Tier 2 Licence
- Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsor (CoS)
- Tier 2 Visa Applications
- Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers
- Standard UK Visa for Business Visits.
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for paramedics wishing to take up appointments in the UK.
As immigration specialists, Duncan Lewis is ranked by Legal 500 2015 for its business immigration services.
For further information on UK visa applications for Paramedics, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.