This category is for Applicants who wish to enter the UK to donate an organ.
Non-European nationals who wish to enter the UK as visitors must have permission to do so unless they are the national of a listed country to which an exemption applies.
When the country exemption applies, an Applicant need only apply for leave to the Immigration Officer at the UK port of entry unless:
(a) visiting the UK to marry or to form a civil partnership (or give notice of this); or
(b) seeking to visit the UK for more than 6 months.
A Visit (Standard) Visa to Donate an Organ Applicants can apply for a 6 or 11 month visa and need to demonstrate a genuine intention to visit. This means the Applicant:
will not undertake any prohibited activities set out in the Visitor routes.
Additionally, Visit (Standard) Visa to Donate an Organ Applicants must also:
(a) the lead nurse or coordinator of the UK’s NHS Trust’s Living Donor kidney Transplant team; or
(b)a UK registered medical practitioner who holds an NHS consultant post or who appears in the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council; which confirms that the visitor meets specified requirements of the Visa Rules and confirms when and where the planned organ transplant or medical tests will take place.
If the Applicant is applying for an 11 month visa they must also:
(a) provide evidence from their medical practitioner in the UK that the proposed treatment is likely to exceed 6 months but not more than 11 months; and
(b) provide a valid medical certificate issued by a medical practitioner confirming that they have undergone screening for active pulmonary tuberculosis, where specified
Visit (Standard) Visa to Donate an Organ holders are permitted to:
Visit (Standard) Visa to Donate an Organ holders are not permitted to:
Visit (Standard) Visa to Donate an Organ Applicants and any dependants must demonstrate sufficient funds to cover the all costs associated with the visit either personally or via third parties, without recourse to public funds.
A Visit (Standard) visa to donate an organ allows an Applicant to stay in the UK for up to 6 months during its validity. Applicants may, however, apply for a period of 11 months.
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