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Overseas Visitors

Overseas visitors should ensure they take out Health Insurance before arriving in the UK.

  • Overseas Visitors will not be able to receive regular hospital treatment free of charge unless the illness is an EMERGENCY e.g., Heart attack/accidents/broken bones etc.
  • They, or their sponsors could be given a very large bill to pay!!
  • According to the Department of Health People fully entitled to NHS hospital treatment free of charge include:

Anyone who has been lawfully living in the UK for twelve months immediately prior to treatment.

Therefore, an entry visa to the UK does not automatically give the visitor a right to routine NHS services.

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