Tier 2


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Health Education England (HEE) is responsible for the sponsorship of Medical and Dental trainees for their Tier 2 visa application in England.  Health Education England working across the West Midlands administers the process on behalf of HEE.


For posts commencing from August 2015, those tier 2 trainees currently sponsored in training programmes throughout England will be exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) and will be eligible to apply for and be offered medical and dental training posts throughout England.  This will allow trainees to preference different HEE local areas during specialty training applications without having to consider meeting RLMT. 

Trainees sponsored by HEE, applying for posts outside of England i.e. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, will still be subject to the Resident Labour Market Test.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Once you have received an offer, you will be forwarded an application form to complete.  For further details regarding the process, please see documents listed below.  If you are not contacted with the application pack, please email: tier2@hee.nhs.uk.

For current sponsored trainees who require an extension to their Tier 2 visa to complete their training, please email: tier2@hee.nhs.uk

Please see the Trainee Guide to Tier 2 for more information.

Important Information

Immigration rules are subject to change, please visit the Home Office website regularly: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

UKVI Updates

Tier 2 health surcharge from April 2015:


Please note - it is your responsibility to be aware of the criteria required to qualify for a visa. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations that apply to the visa category you are applying to.

For information regarding Tier 4 sponsorship, please visit the Foundation Programme website: http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/pages/home/tier-4-Visas

Contact Us

If you have any queries with regard to Tier 2 sponsorship, please contact Health Education West Midlands Tier 2 Sponsorship Team at: tier2@hee.nhs.uk

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