Tier 2 Sponsorship
Find out about Tier 2 Sponsorship.
Tier 2 sponsorship is an opportunity for practices that are having difficulty recruiting to vacant GP posts, to employ international doctors who will generally have completed their training in the UK.
It doesn’t guarantee that you will fill your vacancy, but it opens a new pool of doctors who are then able to apply for your vacancies.
To become a sponsor you will need to:
Once you are a sponsor you will need to:
The maximum time that a Tier 2 doctor may be in the UK under a Tier 2 visa is 5 years. After 5 years, the doctor may apply for settlement (indefinite leave to remain). An international Tier 2 doctor who has also trained in the UK will have already been in the UK under Tier 2 for a few years and so the period of sponsorship may be limited before indefinite leave to remain may be granted.
NHS England is currently reimbursing costs relating to tier 2 visa sponsored GPs and their immediate family:
In order to apply for reimbursement, please contact NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough - contact details below.
The latest information regarding Tier 2 sponsorship is available online and you can apply online too.
Home Office contact details – 0300 123 4699, or email BusinessHelpdesk@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
We would be more than happy to guide you through the application and reimbursement processes - even come out and visit the practice!