Home Office Scrap English Test for Nurses


The UK Home Office announced today that, the doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives who have already passed an English Language Test(IELTS/OET) accepted by the relevant professional body, do not have to sit for another English test before entering the UK on a Tier 2 visa.

Nurses or doctors applying for UK Tier-2 Visa will be exempted from UKVI English language requirement. As per the advice from Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) the Home office has decided to scrap the English test. This change will make sure that hospitals and medical practices across the country will be able to access the overseas staff they need more quickly.

Nurses will be able to use their standard IELTS or OET Score results which they used to support their NMC registration. Overseas nurses working in English speaking countries are still required to meet the UKVI guidance.


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