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Due to a nationwide shortage of skills in these areas, there are options available for doctors, dentists and nurses from outside of the EU to come to live and work in the UK.
Doctors, dentists and nurses are all required to have the appropriate registration with the relevant UK registration body before being able to work in the UK. It is important that doctors and dentists in particular are aware of the specific demands and responsibilities of the position they have or will seek in the UK, as there are different registration requirements depending on the nature of the work.
Click below on the medical profession that applies to you for further information on the requirements:
Once the appropriate registration has been achieved, most medical practitioners would apply for UK migration via either the work permit holder or Tier 1 - General skilled migration routes.
The Work Permit would generally be the fastest option for doctors, dentists and nurses outside of the EU who already have a job offer to migrate to the UK. For further information, view the UK Visa Bureau work permit pages.
Have a job offer and want to move and work in the UK as a medical practitioner? Start your application for a work permit today
The Tier 1 - General Skilled Migration visa allows non-EU citizens without a job offer to live and work in the UK. Therefore, registered doctors, dentists and nurses without a job offer should use this UK immigration option. However, before applying, Tier 1 - General Skilled Migration visa hopefuls should seek further information on the other Tier 1 - General skilled visa requirements.
No job offer, but fully qualified, registered and ready for UK immigration? Check your eligibility for a Tier 1 - General Skilled Migration visa
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