UK Medical Visitor Visa

Your Essential Resource for Navigating the UK Medical Visa Process

Securing a UK Medical Visa can be an intricate process, especially when time is of the essence for medical treatments. At Immtell, we’re here to provide expert guidance, ensuring your path to receiving medical treatment in the UK is seamless and straightforward.

A UK Medical Visa is designed for individuals who require specific medical treatment in the UK, provided by a registered private medical practitioner. This could encompass a range of health-related consultations, surgical procedures, or specialised treatments unavailable in their home country.

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Understanding the UK Medical Visa Requirements 

Understanding the UK Medical Visa requirements is paramount to a successful application. Here is what you need to know:

  • A detailed treatment plan: You must present a comprehensive treatment plan from your UK-based doctor. This should outline the purpose of your visit and the expected duration and cost of the treatment.
  • Proof of financial capacity: You’ll need to demonstrate that you have enough funds to cover all your medical costs and living expenses during your stay in the UK.
  • Intention to leave: The UK authorities want assurance that you will return home after treatment. This can be evidenced through ties to your home country, like employment, family, or property.


Navigating the application process can be a complex task. That’s where our expert team at Immtell comes in. We’re committed to providing clarity on the visa requirements, helping you compile all necessary documentation, and assisting you in navigating the UK Medical Visa application process.


There are specific requirements that must be met to satisfy the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) that applicants qualify for a UK medical visit visa.  Documents to be provided include letters from the private medical doctor in the UK confirming the treatment’s purpose, duration and cost and, where possible, a letter from your doctor in the applicant’s home country.

As a medical visa applicant, you must demonstrate that you have a genuine reason for visiting the UK, can maintain and accommodate yourself during the visit and have sufficient ties to your home country to show the authorities that you intend to leave the UK. Although a third party may sponsor you, the Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) will also consider your personal circumstances.

UK medical visitor visas are usually valid for either 6 or 11 months, depending on the duration applied for and the medical treatment to be undertaken in the UK. Medical visit visas are typically valid for multiple entries to the UK.

If you need to extend your medical treatment in the UK, you may apply for an extension of your visa for six months at a time. There is no official limit on the number of extensions you may apply for. However, UKVI does have the discretion to refuse extension applications. 

It is not possible to add dependant family members to a UK medical visa application.  However, they may submit their own application, which will usually be processed at the same time as the ‘main applicant’.

All applications submitted in accordance with the UK Standard Visitor Rules must be made from outside of the UK.

UKVI aim to process medical visit visas as follows:

Visa applications submitted outside of the UK:

  • Standard processing: 15 working days
  • Priority Service processing: 5 working days

Important: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) does not guarantee processing times, and delays do occur. We advise that you only book non-refundable travel once your visa has been approved and your work visa is in your possession.  Priority services can be suspended without notice and may not be available during application.

The UKVI application fees are as follows:

  • Initial visa for up to 6 or 11 months: £200
  • In-country 6-month visa extension: £1,000

Our professional fee will depend on the level of service you require. 

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Our UK visitor visa platform is a comprehensive and tailored programme that guides you through the entire UK visit visa application process, ensuring you’re well prepared to submit a quality application for processing by the UK Home Office. The platform is accessible 24/7 and lessons can be revisited as many times as you require.

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Our courses are meticulously designed to address a variety of visit purposes, be it tourism, business, family visits, or medical treatment.

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From start to finish, we provide detailed insights into each step of the UK visitor visa application process.

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Personalised Pace

Revisit sections as often as needed, ensuring you fully grasp each aspect of your visa application.

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Our goal is to ensure you submit the best application to the UK Home Office, maximising your chances of success.

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Our innovative online platform tailors your UK visitor visa application guidance to perfectly match your specific travel needs and circumstances. Whether you’re travelling solo or with family, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how we personalise your experience:

Custom-Tailored Guidance: We automatically consider the unique purpose of your UK visit and whether you’re accompanied by dependant family members, ensuring a bespoke solution.

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Immtell – Your Trusted Guide for UK Medical Visa Application

At Immtell, our knowledgeable team is equipped to guide you through each stage of your UK Medical Visa application. With our dedicated support, you can ensure all requirements are met effectively, making your visa application process as worry-free as possible.

Immtell - Your Trusted Guide for UK Medical Visa Application

Our knowledgeable team is equipped to guide you through each stage of your UK Medical Visa application. With our dedicated support, you can ensure all requirements are met effectively, making your visa application process as worry-free as possible.



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