Recruiting qualified and experienced medical practitioners from overseas is essential for both the NHS and private healthcare providers needing to maintain an effective workforce.
Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise the NHS and private healthcare providers on the international recruitment of qualified and experienced medical practitioners from non-EEA territories – 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 companies on Tier 2 applications, including advising on the English language requirements for skilled workers, including medical practitioners. Duncan Lewis is also able to advise on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified in healthcare and clinical practice 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 medical practitioners 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 medical practitioners.
Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:
UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties a medical practitioner role might involve to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
The current salary rates for a medical practitioner applying for a Tier 2 UK visa include:
Source: NHS Employers Medical and Dental Pay Circular 2013.
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a medical practitioner 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 medical practitioner 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 can advise NHS and private healthcare companies wishing to recruit qualified and experienced medical practitioners from overseas on:
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for medical practitioners 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 Medical Practitioners, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.