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Migrant Workers: NHS

Home Office written question – answered on 13th May 2020.

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Photo of Fleur Anderson Fleur Anderson Labour, Putney

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will grant indefinite leave to remain for all foreign nationals working in the NHS.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 12 May 2020.

The correct answer should have been:

The Government has announced we will extend the visas for a range of healthcare professionals working for the NHS and independent health and care providers, where their current visa expires before 1 October. This offer also applies to their families. The 12-month extension is automatic and free of charge and those benefitting will not have to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge.

The Home Secretary has confirmed we will grant immediate Indefinite Leave to Remain to families of eligible NHS health workers who die as a result of contracting Coronavirus.

The Government has announced we will extend the visas for a range of healthcare professionals working for the NHS and independent health and care providers, where their current visa expires before 1 October. This offer also applies to their families. The 12-month extension is automatic and free of charge and those benefitting will not have to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge.

The Home Secretary has confirmed families and dependants of the health workers applicable for this automatic visa extension, who sadly pass away due to contracting the Covid-19 virus, will be offered immediate Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, without a requirement to pay a fee.

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Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government has announced we will extend the visas for a range of healthcare professionals working for the NHS and independent health and care providers, where their current visa expires before 1 October. This offer also applies to their families. The 12-month extension is automatic and free of charge and those benefitting will not have to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge.

The Home Secretary has confirmed we will grant immediate Indefinite Leave to Remain to families of eligible NHS health workers who die as a result of contracting Coronavirus.

The Government has announced we will extend the visas for a range of healthcare professionals working for the NHS and independent health and care providers, where their current visa expires before 1 October. This offer also applies to their families. The 12-month extension is automatic and free of charge and those benefitting will not have to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge.

The Home Secretary has confirmed families and dependants of the health workers applicable for this automatic visa extension, who sadly pass away due to contracting the Covid-19 virus, will be offered immediate Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, without a requirement to pay a fee.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

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