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.

  1. Step 1 Check if you need a visa

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

    1. Check if you need a visa
  2. Step 2 Apply for a visa

    1. Find out how to apply for a Standard Visitor visa £93 to £186

    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.

  3. 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
    1. Check if you can apply for an EEA family permit
  4. or Apply for a visa waiver

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

    • Kuwait
    • Oman
    • Qatar
    • the United Arab Emirates
    1. Apply for a visa waiver £15
  5. Step 3 Check what you can bring with you

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

  7. Step 5 Extend your visa

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

    1. Find out how to extend your visa