When applying for a Health and Care Worker Visa, you must prove that the job is eligible and that you have adequate knowledge of English.
For a job to be eligible, you must:
- Be a qualified doctor, nurse, health professional or adult social care professional
- Work for an employer approved by the Home Office
- Receive a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role
- Be paid a minimum salary – this is either £25,600 per year, £10.10 an hour or the ‘going rate’ for the specific line of work
Moreover, you must find out the occupation code of the job to check its eligibility. If you already have the job offer, you must ask your employer for the code.
Knowledge of English
When applying, you must ensure that you can speak, read, write and understand English. There are a number of qualifications that prove you can do this, including GCSEs or degrees taught in English.
Furthermore, there are a number of countries where citizens do not have to prove their knowledge of English. For a full list of these countries, visit GOV.UK.