Visitor for Medical Treatment

You may wish to come to the UK to receive medical treatment, if so you will need to apply to enter as a visitor for private medical treatment. You are only able to receive private treatment in the UK and will not be able to receive treatment from the National Health Service (NHS).

As part of your application, you will need to meet the requirements of paragraph 51 Immigration Rules and provide information on your medical condition and the consultation or treatment that you need; the estimated costs of the consultation or treatment; and the likely duration of your visit.

To come to the UK as a visitor for private medical treatment, you must be able to demonstrate;

  • The proposed course of your treatment is of finite duration
  • You have made arrangements for the necessary consultation or treatment, at your own expense
  • You intend to leave the UK following your treatment
  • You can cover the cost of the consultation or treatment
  • You can support and accommodate yourself without working or help from public funds, or you and any dependents will be supported and accommodated by relatives or friends
  • You have satisfied the Medical Inspector that there is no danger to public health, if you are suffering from a communicable disease
  • You can meet the cost of the return or onward journey; and Extension (submitted in the UK)

Once you are in the UK, you may be able to extend your leave in the UK (known as leave to remain), to undergo or continue private medical treatment if you meet the requirements of paragraph 54 of the Immigration Rules.