A UK Health and Care Worker visa holder can further extend a visa before it expires if the applicant wants to continue the same job with the same employer. The applicant must meet all the eligibility requirements as set in the Immigration Rules.

Do you need legal advice or assistance with the extension of your Health and Care visa? Speak to our immigration solicitor at 0203 417 3700.

Page Contents

  1. How early can you apply for a Health and Care Worker visa extension?
  2. Eligibility requirements to extend your Health and Care Worker visa
  3. Documents you'll need to apply for the extension
  4. Your partner and children
  5. How long does a Health and Care Worker visa extension take?
  6. Applying for ILR as a Health and Care Worker
  7. Immigration solicitors for Health and Care Worker visa extension
  8. Need legal advice & assistance?

How early can you apply for a Health and Care Worker visa extension?

As a Health and Care Worker visa holder, you must apply for an extension before the expiry date. You can apply for a Health and Care Worker visa extension 60 days before the expiry of your current visa.

By renewing your Health and Care Worker visa as early as possible, you will be able to continue working for your UK sponsoring employer. At Wembley Solicitors, we can manage the Health and Care Worker visa extension application process on your behalf, allowing you to relax in the knowledge that your application has the very best possible chance of a positive outcome.

Eligibility requirements to extend your Health and Care Worker visa

To extend your Health and Care Worker visa, you need to meet certain eligibility requirements. Here are the key criteria you need to fulfil:

  • You must currently hold a valid Health and Care Worker visa.
  • You have the same job as when you were given your previous permission to enter or stay in the UK.
  • Your job is in the same occupation code as when you were given your previous permission to enter or stay in the UK.
  • You’re still working for the employer who gave you your current certificate of sponsorship.
  • You still meet the salary requirements.

You must meet all other eligibility requirements depending on your personal circumstances.

Documents you'll need to apply for the extension

You’ll need to provide the following documents in support of your Health and Care Worker visa extension application:

  • Your valid current passport or other travel document.
  • Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) reference number.
  • The name of the employer and their sponsorship licence number.
  • Proof of knowledge of English.
  • Your job title and annual salary.
  • Your job’s occupation code.

You may need to provide additional supporting documents depending on your circumstances.

Your partner and children

As a PBS dependant, your partner or child can apply for the extension of their dependant visa from inside the UK at the same time as you apply to extend your own Health and Care Worker visa. They can apply at any time before their current visa expires. This includes children who have turned 18 during your stay.

How long does a Health and Care Worker visa extension take?

Once you’ve applied online for the extension of your Health and Care Worker visa using standard service and attended your biometric appointment, you’ll usually get a decision within 8 weeks.

Visa application using super priority service

You may be eligible to apply for a visa using the "Super Priority Service" to get a faster decision by the end of the next working day (within 24 hours). You'll need to pay the "Super Priority Service" fee in addition to the visa application fee.

Visa application using priority service

You can choose the "Priority Service" when you apply for a visa to get a faster decision within 5 working days. You'll need to pay the "Priority Service" fee in addition to the visa application fee.

Applying for ILR as a Health and Care Worker

The Health and Care Worker Visa allows individuals to live and work in the UK for a period of up to five years. After residing in the UK for the required period and meeting certain criteria, visa holders may be eligible to apply for settlement (also known as indefinite leave to remain) in the UK.

Once you obtain ILR, you can enjoy many benefits, such as the ability to work and study without restrictions and the possibility of applying for British citizenship after a specified period.

Immigration solicitors for Health and Care Worker visa extension

Our expert team of UK immigration solicitors and lawyers will be able to assist you with any type of UK Health and Care Worker visa application.

Immigration solicitors at Wembley Solicitors will:

  • Provide detailed immigration advice.
  • Assess your circumstances and eligibility for a UK visa application.
  • Explain the entire UK visa application process.
  • Give you a completed checklist of documents according to the type of visa application and your circumstances.
  • Check all the supporting documents to ensure that they are sufficient and in the correct format.
  • Fill out the complete application form and prepare detailed representations/cover letter for the Home Office UKVI about the Immigration Rules.
  • Book an appointment for you to enrol your biometrics.
  • Upload all the supporting documents.
  • Liaise with the Home Office UKVI throughout the process until we receive the decision.
  • Keep you updated with every stage of your visa or immigration application.

Contact our immigration solicitors in Wembley, London on 020 3417 3700 or fill in the enquiry form for immediate legal advice & assistance with your UK visa application.

We provide expert advice, practical assistance, and professional representation to guide you through the application and decision-making process, from start to finish. 

We're authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), so you know you're in safe hands.

Contact our solicitor today to get legal advice and assistance with your UK immigration matters.

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