The UK Government has announced that health professionals and their family dependants will have their visas extended for a year.

The extension will cover healthcare professionals working in the NHS and the independent health and care sector. Their visas will be extended for a year, free of all fees and charges, including the Immigration Health Surcharge.

Those benefiting from this extension will need to complete a simple online form to verify their identity; their employers will also be asked to confirm their eligibility.

Healthcare workers who are EU, other EEA or Swiss citizens, or their family members, also have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.

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