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Nurses – UK Visa Applications


The UK has suffered a chronic shortage in nurses and nursing staff in the last decade – and the need to recruit qualified staff with a good command of the English language to fill nurse vacancies in the UK is ongoing.


Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise the NHS and private healthcare providers companies on the international recruitment of nurses, 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 Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have trained and qualified as nurses in the UK.


Any Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for nurses wishing to apply for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as 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 nurses.


Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa application include:

  • District nurse
  • Health visitor
  • Mental health practitioner
  • Nurse
  • Practice nurse
  • Psychiatric nurse
  • Staff nurse
  • Student nurse.


UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties a nursing role might involve to qualify for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa, including:


  • assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients
  • manages own case load
  • monitors patients’ progress, administers drugs and medicines, applies surgical dressings and gives other forms of treatment
  • participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients
  • plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff
  • advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc – and liaises with hospital board/management on issues concerning nursing policy
  • plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans
  • delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.


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Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Nurses


Applying for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa for a nurse 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 Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of a nursing 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 qualified and experienced nurses from non-EEA countries on:


  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) Licence 
  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) Visa Applications
  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as 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 nurses wishing to take up appointments in the UK.


For further information on UK visa applications for Nurses, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 or e-mail us at privateimmigration@duncanlewis.com / businessimmigration@duncanlewis.com


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