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Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Health Professional (Not Elsewhere Classified) – UK Visa Applications


Healthcare involves a myriad of roles and multi-agency approaches – and addressing skills shortages in the UK health sector frequently involves recruiting qualified and experienced candidates from overseas.


Global competition for the best and brightest health professionals (not elsewhere classified) is just one hurdle healthcare providers need to overcome in international recruitment.


In the UK, candidates must not only be appropriately qualified – but must also reach a certain level of fluency in English.


Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on the international recruitment of health professionals (not elsewhere classified) – who are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6 or NQF Level 4.


Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers can advise companies wishing to recruit overseas health professionals not elsewhere classified on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified as health professionals 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 health professionals (not elsewhere classified) 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 health professionals not elsewhere classified.


Under the regulations, the sort of healthcare professional roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:

  • Audiologist
  • Dental hygiene therapist
  • Dietician-nutritionist
  • Family planner
  • Occupational health adviser
  • Paramedical practitioner.


UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties health professionals not elsewhere classified might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:


  • provides expert technical and technological support in the delivery of critical care
  • provides high level support within surgical teams before, during and after surgery
  • operates heart-lung machines during surgical procedures
  • conducts medical education relevant to specialism and provides team leadership and supervision
  • diagnoses and treats patients with a variety of hearing-related problems
  • carries out a range of oral/dental treatments
  • provides prosthetic devices to patients and advises on rehabilitation.


The current minimum salary range for a health professional not elsewhere classified applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be:


  • Band 5 & equiv: £21,388
  • Band 6 & equiv: £25,783
  • Band 7 & equiv: £30,764
  • Band 8a & equiv: £39,239
  • Band 8b & equiv: £45,707
  • Band 8c & equiv: £54,998
  • Band 8d & equiv: £65,922
  • Band 9 & equiv: £77,850.


Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2013.


Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Health Professional (not elsewhere classified)


Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a health professional not elsewhere classified 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 health professional 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 business immigration 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 high-calibre health professionals not elsewhere classified from overseas 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 health professionals not elsewhere classified 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 Health Professionals not elsewhere classified, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.


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