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Tier 2 Overseas Sponsorship

Each Nation has a dedicated team that is responsible for sponsorship of Medical and Dental trainees, please see below for further details:

Lead Sponsor:

Health Education England (HEE)

Email Address:

tier2@hee.nhs.uk

Website:

Please see below

 

Lead Sponsor:

NHS Education for Scotland

Email Address:

Tier2Sponsorship@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Website:

www.scotmt.scot.nhs.uk/recruitment/tier-2-sponsorship.aspx

 

Initial Contact:

Wales Deanery

Email Address:

heiw.recruitment@wales.nhs.uk 

Website:

www.walesdeanery.org/recruitment/certificate-sponsorship

 

Initial Contact:

Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency

Email Address:

tier2.nimdta@hscni.net

Website:

www.nimdta.gov.uk/recruitment/specialty-recruitment/

 

Health Education England (HEE) – further information

HEE is responsible for the sponsorship of Medical and Dental trainees for their Tier 2 visa application in England.  The HEE Overseas Sponsorship Team working within the West Midlands administers the process on behalf of HEE.

 

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Once you have received an offer, you will be forwarded an application form to complete, which should be returned along with relevant documentation to tier2@hee.nhs.uk  

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 Tier 2 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 Tier 2 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants

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
 

Maintenance

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 Tier 2 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-application-for-uk-visa-as-tier-2-worker

 

Tier 2 Extensions

For current HEE sponsored trainees who require an extension to their Tier 2 visa to complete their training, please email: tier2@hee.nhs.uk 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.

 

Important Information

Immigration rules are subject to change, please visit the Home Office website regularly: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

 

Contact Us

If you have any queries with regard to Tier 2 sponsorship, please contact the HEE Overseas Sponsorship Team at: tier2@hee.nhs.uk