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Work-related Training Visit Visa is special visa for overseas graduates from medical, dental or nursing schools




We provide immigration advice and guidance to help your Work - Related Training visa application get the best chance of success

The Work-related Training Visit Visa is a special visa for overseas graduates from medical, dental or nursing schools. This visa allows them to come to the UK and undertake clinical attachments or dental observer posts which are related to their qualifications.


It is also available for employers who want to bring in an overseas employee for training purposes.

Typically  the training should typically be classroom based or involve familiarisation or observation.

This visa  is a sub-category of the Standard Visitor route, which is a route for persons who wish to visit the UK for a temporary period of up to 6 months. 

Who needs to apply for Work-related Training Visit visa

This visa is ideal for overseas doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives or employees of an overseas company who want to undertake a specific training which is not available in their own country or pass certain tests allowing them to work in the UK:

  • Unpaid Clinical Attachment VisitsGraduates from medical, dental or nursing schools who want to undertake an unpaid clinical attachment or dental observer post in the UK for the first time

  • PLAB Test Visits: international doctors who qualified abroad are required to take Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test to make sure that they have the right knowledge and skills to practise medicine in the UK. The visa application has to be supported by a written confirmation from General Medical Council.

  • OSCE Visits: overseas nurses and midwives have to take the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) test  to ensure that they have the right skills and qualities before they start work in the UK

  • On-site Training Visits: overseas employee can come and learn how to use a piece of equipment in the UK 

What are Work-Related Training visa requirements

The Work-Related Training is a sub-category of the Standard Visitor route. You have to meet all general Visitor visa requirements such as:

  • You are a visa national 

  • You are genuinely seeking entry to the UK for a purpose that is permitted by the visitor routes;

  • You satisfy the additional eligibility requirements applicable for visitors coming to the UK to study for up to 6 months;

  • You will not undertake any prohibited activities;

  • You have sufficient funds to support yourself financially during your visit (including travel, maintenance and accommodation costs) 

  • You will leave the UK at the end of your visit;

  • You will make the UK your main home.

You will have to provide additional documents if you intend to take OSCE or PLAB tests.

When to apply Work-related Training Visit visa

Apply from outside the UK:

You need to be outside thte UK to apply for this visa. 

The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel to the UK.

It will take up to 3 weeks to receive the decision on your Work-Related Training Visitor visa application. 

You may be able to receive the decision faster. This depends on what country you’re in.


Fast tracked processing times for a premium fee are:


  • within 5 working days (‘priority service’)

  • by the end of the next working day (‘super priority service’)

To discuss your UK Work-Ralated Training Visit Visa application please contact our expert immigration advisors on +44 7513621625 or schedule consultation below.

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