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Tier 2 Visa Reimbursement Scheme

(11 August 2017)

The University has now introduced a Tier 2 Visa Reimbursement Scheme for employees who require a Tier 2 visa to allow them to live and work in the UK while working at Durham University. The purpose of the Scheme is to support new and current employees on Tier 2 visas with the cost of their visa and the Immigration Health Surcharge. 


The scheme applies to:

  • new employees with Tier 2 visas who have joined the University on or after 1 May 2017 who are appointed on an open ended contract, or on a fixed term contract of employment of 2 years or more;
  • current employees who have/are renewing their Tier 2 visas on or after 1 May 2017
  • those switching from another visa category into the Tier 2 visa route (e.g. those on a Tier 4 visa or a dependents visa) after 1 May 2017

For more information please visit the Tier 2 Reimbursement Scheme page  or email

The Tier 2 Visa Reimbursement Scheme is only open to eligible Durham University employees. To support with the visa costs associated with family members, staff may continue to access the Interest Free Loan Scheme.

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