Latest UK immigration updates

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

Visa changes 6 April 2015
Don't get caught out. Read our summary of the key changes and make sure you are prepared.
Stay ahead of the changes

Extensions to Tier 1 visas to be phased out
The Home Office has announced that from 6 April 2015, Tier 1 General visas holders will not be able to apply for an extension.
Read more about the changes

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

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Essential UK immigration guide

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.

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

Recently, a number of changes were made to the immigration rules. We are currently updating our guidance to reflect these changes.

If you have an immigration query and you are a BMA member please email the BMA immigration advice service.

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