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NHS: Migrant Workers

Question for Home Office

UIN 38422, tabled on 21 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to grant relevant NHS staff indefinite leave to remain until the end of the covid-19 pandemic.

Answered on

29 April 2020

The Government has announced, for NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics, whose visa will expire before 1 October, we will extend their visa for 12 months. This offer also applies to their families.

The extension is automatic and free of charge and those benefitting will not have to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge.

We keep all of our policies under review and are continuing to consider how we can best support the NHS and its staff.

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