All applicants to dental training programmes will be required to provide right to work documentation.
Applicants subject to immigration control (including limited leave to remain), will be required to provide evidence of their immigration status as at the closing date of the post to which they are applying.
Applicants subject to immigration control (including limited leave to remain), will be considered for the post as long as their immigration category allows them to take up a training programme.
From 1 January 2021, free movement ended, and the UK introduced a points-based immigration system. A total of 70 points is needed to be able to apply to work in the UK. For more information visit Gov.UK's New immigration system: what you need to know pages.
The new system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally. EU citizens will either need to provide evidence that they have obtained settled (or pre-settled) status under the EU Settlement Scheme or require an appropriate visa.
As with all immigration rules, this is subject to change.
It's the applicant's responsibility to inform the Recruitment Office of any changes to their immigration status during the process.
Where Sponsorship is required, this will be coordinated by the Overseas Sponsorship Team within the relevant nation following a successful offer.
Criminal Records Certificates
The Home Office requires those applying to come to the UK as a Skilled Worker doctor or dentist in training, and their adult dependants, to produce a criminal record certificate from any country in which they have been resident for 12 months or more, consecutively, or cumulatively, in the previous 10 years, aged 18 or over.
If applicants are successful in being appointed to a training programme in the UK, and require Skilled Worker sponsorship, they will be required to provide the criminal record certificate to the Home Office when they make their visa application. As it can take some time to obtain a criminal record certificate, applicants should begin the process of seeking certificates, if required, at the earliest opportunity. Please note that this is for entry clearance applications only, so will only be applicable if applying from outside the UK.
Details of how to obtain such a check from the relevant authorities abroad is available on the Home Office website. If the country concerned is not listed, please contact the relevant embassy or consulate for further details.
Public bodies cannot offer to certify maintenance on the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS). If applicants are successful in being appointed to a training programme in the UK, and require Skilled Workersponsorship, they will be required to provide evidence of maintenance (funds) to the Home Office when they make their visa application.
For full guidance, go to Gov.UK's Health and Care Worker visa: How much it costs pages.
Page last reviewed: 9 December 2021