What is a Skilled Worker visa?
A Skilled Worker visa allows individuals to enter the UK if they have an offer of employment from an organisation on the list of registered sponsors
What are the requirements?
An applicant for a Skilled Worker visa must have:
As part of the application, the applicant will need to state the occupation code [ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-skilled-occupations]
The job description used to recruit the individual must match the description of the occupation code.
It is recommended that legal advice is sought when determining the salary and occupation code of a position as if this information is incorrect, the application may be refused.
How long does it take to obtain a Skilled Worker visa?
An applicant can submit their application up to 3 months before the date they are due to commence work, as per the date on their certificate of sponsorship. The Home Office aim to make a decision within:
If an applicant requires a faster decision, they may be able to use the priority service.
How long can a successful applicant stay in the UK?
A successful applicant’s visa can be granted for up to 5 years. A new application will need to be made to extend the visa or if the applicant changes jobs or employer. Once an applicant has been in the UK for 5 years, they may be eligible to apply to permanently settle in the UK by making an ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ application.
What can a successful applicant do in the UK?
A successful applicant can:
A successful applicant cannot
How much are the Home Office fees?
An applicant, and each of their dependants will need to:
Contact our expert business immigration lawyers at Davenport Solicitors
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