Foreign medics forced to wait amid UK delay in visa process

Zaynab Khojji
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Sat, 2021-01-09 16:22

LONDON: The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is struggling to treat people or find enough staff amid a resurgence of COVID-19, yet many foreign medics across the country have been left unable to help due to immigration rules.
A number of international health care workers are waiting for biometric residence permits (BRPs) from the UK Home Office, with some having waited months to conclude a process that should take seven to 10 days. 

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