UK Work Visa

Why Choose Brain Tree?

if you’re an internationally trained nurse who wants to move as a nurse within the UK, Brain tree can help you through every step of the process. We are actively seeking nurses NHS Trusts, Private Hospitals & Nursing Homes across the UK.

  •  100% free recruitment
  •  End to End support
  • MEA, Govt of India Approved


Healthcare Professionals for the UK​

Brain Tree Professionals International is part of the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (UK). We partner with more than 150 hospitals throughout England to find and hire nurses, midwives, and other Health Professionals.

Permanent Residency requirements and benefits

The benefits of obtaining a Permanent Residency in the UK include living and working indefinitely and accessing public services such as healthcare and education.

  • They must not spend more than two years outside the UK without risking losing their Permanent Residency status.
  • They must not commit any criminal offenses that could result in their deportation from the UK.
  • They must not engage in activities that threaten national security or public safety.

Explore Your Healthcare Career Path

Explore our diverse range of job opportunities across England.

Allied Health Professionals (AHP) who have completed their training and become Registered Nurses, Midwives, or Allied Health Professionals can register to join the Brain TreeProfessionals staff bank. The staff bank offers the choice of flexible shifts, as well as the ability to develop professionally and gain additional experience within your ward, area, or department.


We make it easy for you to recruit nurses from overseas by managing all aspects of the recruitment process including:

Criteria to Enter Nursing Program

  • Registered Nurse
  • Current Nursing License
  • 6 Months Of Experience (Preferred)
  • English Language Proficiency:

IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in reading, speaking, and listening and 6.5 in writing or OET with a minimum grade of B in reading, speaking, and listening and C+ in writing

  • Pre-screening candidates
  • Arranging face to face / online interviews
  • Assisting with NMC registration
  • Ensuring nurses receive visas to work in the UK
  • Requesting in country police checks
  • Collecting references
  • Welcoming nurses at the airport
  • Arranging temporary accommodations
  • Orienting nurses to the local community
  • Arranging OSCE training (if required)

Work Visas for Nurses

The points-based system (PBS) was introduced by UK government in 2008 for managing migration for those wishing to enter the UK for work or study. It applies to nationals of all countries that are outside the EEA and has five tiers:

Tier 2

The tier 2 (general) skilled worker category is employer-led and allows organisations to recruit individuals from outside the EEA to fill vacancies that cannot be filled by a British or EEA worker. This tier replaces the work permit application process. You must be able to score a minimum of 70 points against the criteria for this tier:

  • 50 points for attributes (sponsorship/job offer, qualifications, prospective earnings)
  • 10 points for maintenance (available funds to support themselves and their dependants in the UK)
  • 10 points for evidence of English language competence

Under this tier, you must have both a sponsor and a valid certificate of sponsorship before applying to the UKBA for leave to enter, or remain in, the UK. The certificate of sponsorship is not an actual document but a unique reference number which will be issued to you by your sponsor and will form part of the documentary evidence required when making your application.

A certificate of sponsorship can be issued for a maximum of three years. Your employer can apply for a two-year extension at the end of this period, after which you may qualify for settlement. If you change employment whilst in the UK, you will need a new certificate of sponsorship from your employer.

Salary rates for Nurses on Tier 2 (General) work visa:

The minimum salary requirements for a Tier 2 (General) work visa for a nurse through Braintree Overseas are as follows:

  • Pre-registration candidate nurses who have arranged to sit an Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) to obtain Nursing and Midwifery Council registration (Band 3 and equivalent): £17,787.
  • Once you have passed the OSCE and been issued with an NMC, UK pin, then the minimum salary has to start from Band 5 onwards.

The actual salary that you will be offered will depend on your experience and qualifications.

Braintree Overseas is a visa and immigration services company that can help you with the application process for a Tier 2 (General) work visa for nurses. We have a team of experienced immigration lawyers and visa experts who can guide you through the process and ensure that your application is successful.

To learn more about how Braintree Overseas can help you with your Tier 2 (General) work visa for nurses, please visit our website or contact us today.


  • Be a qualified nurse from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
  • Have a job offer from a UK employer who is a registered sponsor.
  • Meet the English language requirements.
  • Have a valid passport and other travel documents.

> B.Sc. Nursing or GNM
> Min 1 year experience
> IELTS – Band 7 or OET – Grade B

Salary rates:

  • The minimum salary requirement for a Tier 2 (General) work visa for a nurse is £20,480 per year.
  • The actual salary that you will be offered will depend on your experience and qualifications.

Related job titles:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Senior Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Consultant

Example of job tasks:

  • Provide direct patient care, such as administering medication, monitoring vital signs, and providing wound care.
  • Assess patient needs and develop care plans.
  • Educate patients and their families about their health conditions.
  • Work with other healthcare professionals to provide a coordinated care plan.
  • Document patient care in the medical record.