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Doctor, Nurses. Paramedics and their family members will benefit visa extension offered by the Home Office for one year, if their current leave is due to expire before 1st October 2020 and will be automatic and free of charge.
Home Office has confirmed that Chinese nationals currently in the UK, will be subject to an automatic extension of their leave until 31st March 2020 if they have been compliant with the conditions of their visa prior to the coronavirus outburst.
The new Global Talent visa will have no cap as opposed its predecessor and the designated competent bodies are now called endorsing bodies and on a closer look, there are no significant changes from the previous route.
The key change is that, if an application is likely to be refused, then a ‘Minded to Refuse notification’ letter will need to be sent to the applicant.