Visit the UK for Private Medical Treatment

Find out what you need to do if you want to come to the UK to get private medical treatment or donate an organ.

Step 1: Check if you need a visa  

Depending on the country you are from, you might be able to visit the UK without a visa or by applying for a visa waiver. 

Step 2: Apply for a visa 

The cost of your visa is based on the length of time you need it for. You may be able to stay for up to 11 months.

Or apply for an EEA family permit

You may be able to visit on an EEA family permit if you have a family member who is a citizen of: 

  • an EU country 

  • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland 

Check if you can apply for an EEA family permit 

Or apply for a visa waiver 

Apply for a visa waiver if you have a passport from:

  • Kuwait 

  • Oman 

  • Qatar 

  • the United Arab Emirates 

Step 3: Check what you can bring with you 

Step 4: Check what you need to show at the UK border

Step 5: Extend your visa

You may be able to extend your visa by 6 months if you need further treatment.

Additional information on visiting the UK for private medical treatment can be found on GOV.UK's website.