Immigration

Latest UK immigration updates

Language testing under review
The PLAB test is being reviewed and a new proposal for a single national licensing exam for all doctors practising in the UK has been announced by the GMC.
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Single sponsor for England
From August 2015 Health Education West Midlands will be a new single sponsor for England.
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Doctors on Tier 2 visas who want to volunteer to work abroad with Ebola victims
The Home Secretary has agreed to a BMA request to make concessions to the Immigration Rules, so that doctors on a Tier 2 visa will not be penalised if they travel abroad to help victims of Ebola.
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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.

We stay on top of the changes which will specifically affect your working life as a doctor.

For the latest updates, always check with the UK Visas and Immigration (formerly the UK Border Agency) for further details.

Guide to UK immigration

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