𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 & 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐫 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐚
Ever since the introduction of health and home carers into the critical skills list; many international candidates have successfully secured jobs in the UK and have started living their dream foreign life in the UK.
Below information will help you to understand everything you need to know about 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐫 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐊. 👩⚕️
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐊?
Healthcare Assistants provide assistance, support and direct personal care to patients and residents in a variety of institutional settings such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and aged care facilities. They generally work in support of health professionals or associate professionals.
𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐊?
This category of visa is open to individuals applying under the skilled worker visa route for entry clearance:
You should have a job which is eligible for this visa;
Your employer has to be an approved sponsor by the Home Office;
You shall be receiving the minimum salary or the ‘going rate’ for the type of work you’ll be doing - whichever is higher; and
Look up your job’s occupation code it has to be under the shortage list of occupations.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐫 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐊?
The applicants have to meet all the relevant criteria under the skilled worker visa route, which are:
Have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) from a UK-licensed sponsor;
Have the offer of a qualifying job that meets the relevant salary threshold;
In some cases, to have sufficient personal savings so that you can support yourself on arrival in the UK;
Have a good working knowledge of the English language;
Be able to show that you can travel, as well as provide your travel history over the preceding 5 years;
Have valid tuberculosis test results, if you are from a listed country;
Be able to provide a criminal record certificate from any country where you have lived for 12 months or more within the last 10 years if you will be working with vulnerable people as a healthcare professional; and
To prove your knowledge of English you will usually need to show that you have passed an approved English language test with at least CEFR level B1 in reading, writing, speaking and listening, or have an academic qualification that was taught in English and is recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD.
𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬?
When applying for 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐫 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐊 , immediate family members are eligible to accompany or join them in the UK on this route. It includes spouse or partner, and any dependent children as well.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲?
Once all the above met and accomplished;
Fill up an online application form at www.gov.uk;
Book a biometrics appointment;
At 𝐒𝐊𝐓 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐒, we have qualified professionals within Ireland and from the UK available to advise interested applicants, feel free to contact us. Click below