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Latest UK immigration updates

All change - What next for immigration rules?
We are making an assessment of the MAC recommendations to government and the impact these will have on the medical profession.

Read the MAC call for evidence and our response to it

Read about the Immigration bill

Tier 4 visa rule changes
Will affect any visa application made on or after 12 November 2015
Find out what this could mean for you

Tier 2 sponsorship for trainees in England
Health Education England (HEE) will be the new single sponsor for England from August 2015.
Find out more

Visa changes 6 April 2015
Key changes have taken place to visa rules.
Find out more

Extensions to Tier 1 visas have been phased out
The Home Office announced that from 6 April 2015, Tier 1 General visas holders would not be able to apply for an extension.
Read the latest guidance on Gov.uk
Further Gov.uk guidance

Immigration Advice Service

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Contact our Immigration Advice Service and see how we can help you.

Call 020 7383 6133

Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm

Find out more

Immigration guide for doctors and medical students

Immigration law is complex and changes frequently which means that whatever your status, you need to keep up to date.

If you are on a visa, the immigration rules affect how you can progress through your training and which jobs you can apply for.

Even if you are not on a visa and are settled in the UK, the immigration rules affect whether you can bring your family to join you.
If you are from the EEA, rules about English language testing to register with the GMC may apply to you.

We have updated our guidance to reflect recent changes to immigration requirements.
Make sure you understand the rules

Are you new to the UK?

This guide provides a basic introduction to how things work in the UK, for all doctors who are new to the UK.

Guide for doctors new to UK