Family members of NHS and health care workers

On 20 May 2020, the Home Office published a bereavement scheme for family members of NHS and health and social care workers. If the worker has sadly died as a result of the current pandemic, his/her non-EEA family members will receive immediate Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), free of charge.

Migrants do not need to do anything to receive ILR. The UKVI will contact employers to identify those eligible and will arrange for non-EEA family members to be issued with the immigration status.

However, migrants can also contact the UKVI NHS team (email: [email protected]) if they think they should receive this status.

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