UK Private Medical Treatment Visa

The standard visit visa requirements must be met even if a visa is not required.

A visitor on a Private Medical Treatment Visa can visit the UK for up to 6 months to:

• have private medical treatment at a hospital or other medical facility
• have treatment at an NHS hospital, as long as the care is paid for by your own government under a reciprocal healthcare arrangement
• donate an organ to a family member or close friend (which includes being assessed for suitability as a donor match)

The applicant must prove that s/he has:

a medical condition that needs private consultation or treatment in the UK
made arrangements for consultations or treatment
enough money or funding to pay for your treatment
will leave the UK once your treatment is completed, or when your visa expires
is not a danger to public health if you have an infectious disease, such as leprosy

If medical treatment will last longer than 6 months

All visits for medical treatment lasting longer than 6 months require a Standard Visitor visa regardless of the applicant’s nationality.

The options are to:

• apply for a Standard Visitor visa before coming to the UK – this lasts for up to 11 months and costs £200
• visit for up to 6 months and apply to stay for a further 6 months once in the UK for a fee of £1000.

There is no limit on how many times stay is extended. It costs £1000 each time however.

A TB certificate may be required

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