Submitted by Thomas Thulani Mthetho on Monday 16th January 2023
Published on Friday 20th January 2023
Current status: Open
Open until: Thursday 20th July 2023
Current Signatures: 37,525
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Offer healthcare workers on tier2 visa ILR after 2 years instead of 5 years
Healthcare workers are meant to have lived in the UK for at least 5 years before they can apply for ILR. With the work they do and the demand for their skills world wide, they deserve to get residency status much quicker. Most healthcare workers are working under extreme pressure in the UK.
Many countries offer immediate residency status for occupations that are in high demand or extremely short. The UK has been a destination for most foreign nurses and doctors, it is time for the Government to show they care and also appreciate the workers by making some of the restrictions in terms of residency more favourable. This could also reduce the number of care workers leaving the country for other countries that offer better conditions.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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