New immigration rules for International Medical Graduates in UK. It’s getting harder.
New immigration rules that will restrict international medical graduates’ (IMGs) access to UK post-graduate medical training were today welcomed by the Health Secretary Alan Johnson.The Home Office has laid immigration rules implementing the first part of the new Points Based System, which is the Tier 1 (General) route for highly skilled migrants. The rules impose a condition on Tier 1 (General) migrants and Highly Skilled Migrants prohibiting them from taking a post as a doctor in training.The new rules take effect from 29th February. They will not impact on recruitment until 2009 and will prohibit the following people from accessing post-graduate medical training posts:From February 29th– Migrants from overseas who are applying to the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP)– Migrants already in the UK who are applying to switch to Tier 1 (General)