If you want to come to the UK for a short time to receive treatment for a medical condition, you can apply as a visitor for private medical treatment. You will not be able to receive treatment from the National Health Service (NHS).

The applicant must:

  • be genuinely seeking entry for the purpose of receiving private medical treatment
  • leave the UK at the end of their treatment
  • maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependants without using public funds
  • meet the cost of the return or onward journey
  • must satisfy the medical inspector that there is no danger to public health, if they have a communicable disease
  • show any proposed course of treatment is for a limited period
  • produce satisfactory evidence of:
      • the medical condition requiring consultation or treatment
      • arrangements for the consultation or treatment at their own expense
      • the estimated costs of such consultation or treatment
      • the likely duration of their visit
      • sufficient funds available to them in the UK to meet the estimated costs and their undertaking to do so.

The applicant must not:

  • take employment
  • produce goods or provide services within the UK
  • intend to undertake a course of study
  • intend to marry or form a civil partnership
  • intend to give notice of a marriage or civil partnership
  • be in transit to a country outside the common travel area
  • do any of the activities of a business, sports or entertainer visitor

Extension Of Stay As A Visitor For Private Medical Treatment

In order to qualify for extension of stay as a visitor for private medical treatment, the applicant must:

  • continue to meet all of the requirements stated above (apart from seeking entry)
  • produce evidence from a registered medical practitioner who holds an NHS consultant post, or who appears in the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council, of satisfactory arrangements for private medical consultation or treatment, and its likely duration and, where treatment has already begun, evidence as to its progress
  • show they have met any costs and expenses incurred for their treatment in the UK
  • have sufficient funds available to them in the UK to meet the likely costs of their treatment and must intend to meet those costs
  • not have been admitted to the UK under the Approved Destination Status Agreement with China.

Anyone wanting to extend their stay in the UK, for private medical treatment, must provide a letter from a registered medical practitioner. The practitioner must hold a National Health Service (NHS) consultant post, or appear on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC).

Switching Into Visitor For Medical Treatment Category

The Immigration Rules do not prevent switching into the private medical treatment category other than where the last grant of leave was under the Approved Destination Status Agreement with China route.

Judicial Review Against Refusal Of Application As Visitor For Private Medical Treatment

There is no right of appeal against the refusal of an application for entry clearance as a Visitor for Private Medical Treatment and the refusal can only be challenged by way of Judicial Review in High Court. An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review must be lodged in High Court within 90 days of the date of the refusal of the application. If the visit for private medical treatment also involves family visit, then the refusal will attract a right of appeal.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For UK Visa As A Visitor For Private Medical Treatment?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for UK visas as visitors for private medical treatment. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for UK visa as a visitor for private medical treatment and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for UK Visa as a visitor for private medical treatment, we will do the following  immigration casework for you:

  • Our immigration solicitors will take Detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in your application for UK Visa as a visitor for private medical treatment;
  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance application as a visitor for private medical treatment;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for UK Visit Visa as a visitor for private medical treatment;
  • Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discuss the same with you and/or your sponsor;
  • Our immigration solicitors will complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you and/or your UK sponsor;
  • Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the application for UK Visit Visa as a visitor for private medical treatment;
  • Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for an expeditious decision on your application for UK Visa;
  • Our immigration solicitors will protect your interests while your application is pending with the UK Border Agency and keep you informed of the progress on your immigration matter.
  • Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for Visitor Visa;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your application.

Our Fee For UK Visa As Visitor For Private Medical Treatment

  • We will charge you a fee from £800.00 (no VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for entry clearance (visa) for the UK as a Visitor for Private Medical Treatment. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the UKBA on the entry clearance application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.
     

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Sunrise Solicitors Limited

228 Merton High Street
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London SW19 1AU

Telephone: 020 8543 0999

Fax: 020 8543 0900

Email: enquiries@sunrisesolicitors.co.uk 

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd and is registered under company registration no. 6405492. The registered office is at 228 Merton High Street, South Wimbledon, London SW19 1AU. A list of Directors and other members of staff is available for inspection at the registered office. Sunrise Solicitors are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA Registration No. 490903 and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.