Each Nation has a dedicated team that is responsible for sponsorship of Medical and Dental trainees, please see below for further details:
Health Education England (HEE) – further information
HEE is responsible for the sponsorship of Medical and Dental trainees for their Sponsorship application in England. The HEE Overseas Sponsorship Team working within the West Midlands administers the process on behalf of HEE.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Once you have received an offer, you will be provided with details to complete an online form
For further information on the application process, relevant requirements and conditions of sponsorship please read the Frequently Asked Questions.
Home Office requirements
It is useful to be aware of the following Home Office requirements at an early stage in your application:
Criminal Records Certificates
The Home Office requires those applying to come to the UK as a Skilled Worker doctor or dentist in training, and their adult dependants, to produce a criminal record certificate from any country in which they have been resident for 12 months or more, consecutively or cumulatively, in the previous 10 years, aged 18 or over.
If applicants are successful in being appointed to a training programme in the UK, and require sponsorship, they will be required to provide the criminal record certificate to the Home Office when they make their visa application. As it can take some time to obtain a criminal record certificate, applicants should begin the process of seeking certificates, if required, at the earliest opportunity. Please note, that this is for entry clearance applications only, so will only be applicable if applying from outside the UK.
Details of how to obtain such a check from the relevant authorities abroad is available on the Home Office website at: Criminal records checks for overseas applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
If the country concerned is not listed, please contact the relevant embassy or consulate for further details. Contact details can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-embassies-in-the-uk
Public bodies cannot offer to certify maintenance on the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS). If applicants are successful in being appointed to a training programme in the UK, and require sponsorship, they will be required to provide evidence of maintenance (funds) to the Home Office when they make their visa application.
Full guidance can be found at: Skilled Worker visa - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Extensions to Sponsorship
For current HEE sponsored trainees who require an extension to their Tier 2/Skilled Worker visa to complete their training, please email: email@example.com and refer to the Frequently Asked Questions
Conditions of Sponsorship – Changes in Circumstances
Trainees are reminded that they should keep their sponsor (HEE) informed of any changes in circumstances via the reporting form found here
The full requirements of conditions of sponsorship can also be found here.
Help and Guidance
The HEE Overseas Sponsorship Team have developed a step-by-step guide to making an application and the ongoing requirements of Sponsorship in the form of Frequently Asked Questions.
Please note the HEE Overseas Sponsorship Team are not qualified immigration advisors and therefore cannot offer immigration advice.
Immigration rules are subject to change, please visit the Home Office website regularly: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
If you have any queries with regard to Sponsorship, please contact the HEE Overseas Sponsorship Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org