The Government has announced that the visas of doctors, nurses and paramedics working for the NHS will be automatically extended by one year where they are due to expire before 01 October 2020.

Family members with a visa due to expire before 01 October 2020 will also have their visas extended.

The extension is free and they will not have to pay the immigration health surcharge.

If you have not done so already and you are eligible, please send your name, the names of your visa dependents, and the reference number you received from the most recent application you made to the UKVI (Home Office) to:

For doctors: medical staffing –

For nurses and paramedics: Helen Martinovitch –