A humanitarian visa allows people to travel to the US on a humanitarian visa.
It is issued to people who can make a substantial contribution to the UK’s economy, and to people whose work or education is needed in the UK.
What is the ‘humanitarians’ visa and what are the rules?
Humanitarian visas are issued to foreign nationals who are working in the public or private sector.
They usually come to the United Kingdom to help with an urgent humanitarian need.
Who can apply?
You can apply to a humanitarian visas programme if you’re a UK citizen and are willing to work with the UK government in the NHS, charities, schools or local authorities.
The UK government’s humanitarian visas are granted to anyone who can demonstrate that they have been in the country for five years or more, or that they are a family member or friend of someone who has been.
You don’t need to have a job to apply.
If you want to work in the healthcare sector you can apply if you have a PhD in the field of health science, or if you want a job as a GP, nurse or social worker.
You need to prove that you have spent time in the United States, or you must be working for the UK Government to qualify for a humanitarian visit visa.
There is no limit to the number of times you can work in your country of residence.
How long can I stay?
If you’re applying for a temporary visitor visa, the maximum stay is 180 days.
You can stay for up to 12 months if you can prove that your stay will be a temporary one.
If your stay is not a temporary visit visa, you can extend your stay for as long as you like.
What is a humanitarian visitor visa?
A humanitarian visitor (or humanitarian) visa allows you to come to a UK-US country to work, study or provide medical or dental treatment.
It allows you: to come as a guest or visitor, with no permanent residence requirements; to come and work in a job or as a professional; to travel as an employee or visitor; to visit with family and friends; to stay with family members and friends for 12 months, or for up, or more than 12 months at a time.
A person can come to your country and stay for a period of up to 180 days, with a maximum of 120 days, if they meet the humanitarian visitor criteria.
Does the humanitarian visa allow me to work or study in the US?
You need to be working or studying in the USA if you are eligible to apply for a visitor visa.
You must: have been working or studied in the state or territory in which you intend to work for the US Government for at least a year; and meet the basic eligibility criteria for the visa.
Is a visa valid for 12 weeks?
The visa is valid for a maximum period of 12 weeks, unless there is a longer period of stay.
If there is no longer a valid visa you can renew the visa, if you meet the conditions of the previous visit.
What if I want to leave the UK for business or study?
If you plan to leave for business, study, or travel in the future, you need to provide a written reason for your intention.
This must show how you will be able to return to the country in which the work or travel will take place.
Can I apply for my humanitarian visa on my behalf?
A humanitarian visa is a temporary travel visa that can be extended if you fulfil the requirements above.
It can be issued for a number of months, but you must apply for the humanitarian visit before you can do so.
Where can I apply to extend my stay?
The UK Government has a number.
You may apply for an extension to your humanitarian visa at any time by submitting a letter to the Migration Secretary.
The extension is granted at the end of the current humanitarian visa period, and the length of the stay is reduced by the period of the extension.
If your application is rejected, you will need to reapply for a permanent visa.
What are the requirements for renewing a humanitarian tourist visa?
You must submit a letter from the Immigration Department to the Home Office explaining your reasons for applying for the extension of the humanitarian tourist visas validity.
The letter must also include the following: the date and time of your visit to the state of the UK; your name, address, date of birth and nationality; the reason you intend on staying in the territory; the date you intend you will return to, and what you plan on doing with, your visitor visa; a copy of your humanitarian visitor card, or a copy that shows the date of the renewal.
You also need to make a copy for your child if you plan travel on the same or a different visa.
Your name, date and address must be kept on file with the Home Department.
Once you’ve submitted the letter, you should have the required documentation