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What are the benefits of the visa?

The application fee for the Health and Care visa is cheaper than the Skilled Worker visa at £247 per person for visas for up to 3 years and £479 for more than 3 years. In addition, applicants do not have to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (currently £624 per year). An added benefit is that dependants are also be exempt from the Immigration Health Surcharge.

Further, the processing times for Health and Care Worker visa applications made inside the UK are faster than for the standard Skilled Worker visa at three weeks as opposed to eight weeks.

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