Applying for a Tier 2 Visa (Health and Care Worker visa)

Published 17 June 2024

Eligibility for a Tier 2 General Work visa varies depending on the candidate and client in question. At Espirita, we offer placements to candidates with a tier 2 general work visa. However, we assess this on a case by case basis.

Candidates who have particular experience with specialities that are in demand in the UK meet these criteria.

In order to be eligible you will:

  • Be a qualified doctor, nurse, health professional or adult social care professional
  • Have a valid certificate of sponsorship for your job
  • Demonstrate that you are receiving an appropriate wage for your role
  • Prove your knowledge of the English language
  • Have personal savings (£945 for 90 days before submitting your application). This is so that you can demonstrate means of supporting yourself when you first arrive in the UK
  • Demonstrate your travel history over the last five years
  • Show your ability to travel
  • If you are working with vulnerable people, you will need to provide a criminal record from any country you’ve resided in for longer than 12 months over the last 10 years. For further guidance on this, and a full list of professions where this applies, please click here
  • Have tuberculosis test results if you are travelling from a listed country (for more information please consult the UK government website)

For a full list of the documents you will have to provide, please click here.

In order to apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa, you will need to meet the above eligibility criteria. The application process for this visa is done online. However, in order to obtain a biometric residence permit (BRP), you will need to get your fingerprints and photograph taken in person, at a visa application centre. Your BRP must be collected within 10 days of the date you said you’d arrive in the UK.

Find your nearest visa application centre here.

Depending on what country you live in and will be travelling from, you may be able to get a decision on your visa faster. You can find out more about this by clicking here.

For more information on all the visas and the eligibility criteria, please click here.

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Take the first step on your journey by registering with Espirita. Our friendly and dedicated team will be in touch shortly after to explore your requirements in more detail and find you the best opportunities available.

If you’d like to explore a handful of the positions we have available you can view them here.

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Eligibility for a Tier 2 General Work visa varies depending on the candidate and client in question. At Espirita, we offer placements to candidates…

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