Visa Sponsorship

 

Information about applying for a visa sponsorship licence is now available on the GP Workforce Scheme Delivery Hub.

This includes the slide pack used by the Home Office for the GP visa sponsorship webinar we hosted in June, along with some questions and answers that were raised at the webinar. Both contain useful information for people who were not able to attend.

Gaining the right to be a UK visa sponsoring practice has many advantages and could form an important part of your general practice workforce planning. One in three newly qualified GPs this year will be international medical graduates and numbers will increase in years to come. These candidates have spent three years training in England as part of the HEE programme and have excellent language skills and knowledge about the NHS.

Act now to become a visa sponsorship practice

If you are recruiting new GPs next year, now is the time to start the process for visa sponsorship applications. The next cohort of ST3s will be ready to start work as GPs in February and this includes international medical graduates, who have spent three years training in England on the HEE programme with excellent language skills and knowledge about the NHS. Most of them will require visas to work in the NHS in England.

Further information about applying for a visa sponsorship licence is available on the GP Workforce Scheme Delivery Hub, including a step-by-step guide, FAQs and guidance on how any GPs you sponsor can apply for reimbursement of their visa fees.

Gaining the right to be a UK visa sponsoring practice has many advantages and could form an important part of your general practice workforce planning.

Useful Resources

Information on applying for visa sponsorship now available