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Work permits are issued by Work Permits (UK), part of the Home Office’s Border and Immigration Agency. A work permit relates to a specific person and a particular job. The work permit scheme lets UK employers recruit or transfer people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), while still protecting the interests of resident workers in the UK.

Clinical Attachments and Dental ObservationThis page explains whether you can switch immigration category to undertake a clinical attachment or dental observation post if you are already in the United Kingdom. If you do not meet the requirements, you will need to leave the United Kingdom to make an application for entry clearance to undertake the clinical attachment or dental observation post.
Postgraduate Doctors and DentistsThe Postgraduate Doctors and Dentist category is not suitable for those who want to come to the UK to study at medical or dental schools. Such applications are considered under the student Rules.
TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME TO THE UKUnder this scheme (TWES) an employer/company can apply to bring an overseas / non -EU citizen or member of employees to the UK for a limited period of work experience or professional training.
Work Permit Visa to UKWork permits are issued by Work Permits (UK), part of the Home Office’s Border and Immigration Agency. A work permit relates to a specific person and a particular job. The work permit scheme lets UK employers recruit or transfer people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), while still protecting the interests of resident workers in the UK.
Work Permit DependantThis section explains if a work permit holder’s dependants are permissible to enter and stay in the UK under their work permit arrangements.
Overseas Qualified Nurses And MidwivesThis page defines how you can apply to come to the UK as an overseas qualified nurse or midwife to undertake a supervised practice placement or midwifery adaptation scheme. Some overseas qualified nurses can apply for permission to enter the UK as a work permit holder. You should read the page on who should apply for more details.
PLAB TEST VISA TO THE UKThe United Kingdom Government recognizes that medical graduates from overseas may wish to practice in the UK. These graduates must register with the GMC (General Medical Council) before they can practice medicine in the United Kingdom. In order to register with the GMC doctors must first pass the Professional and Linguistic Appraisals Board (PLAB) test which has 2 parts. Doctors who pass this test may be able to then apply to stay in the United Kingdom to undertake a period of clinical attachment.
Highly Skilled Migrant ProgrammeThe Highly Skilled Migrant Programme is now closed to new applicants. If you wish to work in the United Kingdom and are currently outside the United Kingdom or are here under a different immigration category, you should now apply as a highly skilled worker (Tier 1 General) under the points-based system.
Application for UK Work PermitValid Passport (+ photocopy of Bio-Data Page), Previous Passports, Complete Visa Application Form, One recent passport-size photograph, Copy of National Identity Card, Correct Fee, Original, Valid Work Permit, A Valid TB Health Screening Certificate (for age 11 upward/application 6m+visa)