How To Apply As A Visitor For Private Medical Treatment In The UK?


Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must:

  • genuinely be seeking entry for the purpose of receiving  for an initial period that does:
  • not exceed six months, or
  • not exceed 11 months, where the visitor’s medical practitioner has confirmed that the period of treatment is likely to exceed six months and provided the person has entry clearance as a visitor
  • leave the UK at the end of their treatment
  • maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependants without using public funds
  • meet the cost of the return or onward journey
  • satisfy the medical inspector that there is no danger to public health, if they have a communicable disease
  • show any proposed course of treatment is for a limited period
  • produce satisfactory evidence of:
  1. the medical condition requiring consultation or treatment
  2. arrangements for the consultation or treatment at their own expense
  3. the estimated costs of such consultation or treatment
  4. the likely duration of their visit
  5. sufficient funds available to them in the UK to meet the estimated costs and their undertaking to do so.

The applicant must not:

  • intend to live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits
  • intend to take employment
  • intend to produce goods or provide services within the UK
  • intend to undertake a course of study
  • intend to marry or form a civil partnership
  • intend to give notice of a marriage or civil partnership
  • be in transit to a country outside the common travel area
  • do any of the activities of a business visitor, sports visitor or entertainer visitor.


Don Magsino MBA is a student of Oxford Brookes University at Post-Graduate Degree in Law in Oxford, England, UK. He is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University Graduate School of Business. He is a qualified and a practicing Immigration Lawyer in the UK. His mobile phone is 07446888377 / Direct Line: 0207 316 3027 Email is don@stanfordlawassociates.co.uk. His London office is located at Regus, 239 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SN. He is accredited by the Law Society in England and Wales and regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) Level 3: highest level in immigration professionals. He has represented clients in the First-tier Tribunal, Immigration Detention Courts and Deportation and Bail Hearings and to the Upper Tribunal and won many difficult cases in immigration law in the United Kingdom.

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