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If you are seeking medical treatment in the UK, you may apply for a visa on medical grounds. This guide provides information on eligibility requirements, required documents, and what to do in case of refusal.
To apply for a medical visitor visa, you must meet the eligibility requirements for a standard visitor visa. Specifically, you must:
- have a medical illness that requires private consultation or treatment in the UK.
- have made the relevant arrangements for private consultation or treatment.
- have sufficient funds to pay for your private treatment.
- intend to return to your country of nationality after the treatment.
If you meet these requirements, please contact us for an initial assessment to determine your eligibility and discuss your options.
- to have private medical treatment at a hospital or other medical facility
- to have treatment at an NHS hospital, as long as the care is paid for by your own government under a reciprocal healthcare arrangement.
- to donate an organ to a family member or close friend, which includes being assessed for suitability as a donor match
- A valid passport with an empty page for the endorsement of a medical visitor visa
- A letter from a doctor or consultant confirming the medical condition, estimated cost, likely duration of treatment, and where the treatment will take place.
Depending on your circumstances, additional documents may be required.
Our immigration solicitors at Primus Solicitors, based in Manchester, can provide free general immigration advice online via email, online chat, or an enquiry form. For detailed advice, please book an appointment with our expert immigration solicitor by leaving your details for a callback request via our online form or alternatively call our offices directly.
If your medical treatment lasts longer than six months, you may apply for a different type of visitor visa, which lasts up to 11 months, subsequently allowing its user to reside for a longer period of time in the UK.
If your private visa application is refused, our immigration lawyers can challenge the decision via Judicial Review. Before proceeding with the judicial review, we will submit a letter before the claim (PAP) challenging the refusal letter.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyer to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your medical visit Visa application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your immigration matter.