If you’re looking to work in the UK and secure a path to settlement, the Skilled Worker Visa is your opportunity. This visa is available to individuals of all nationalities (except British and Irish citizens) who have a job offer from a UK employer with a valid sponsor licence approved by the Home Office. Our dedicated team of immigration solicitors is here to guide you through the process, ensuring a smooth journey to your UK work and settlement goals.
The Skilled Worker Visa offers several advantages, including the potential for permanent settlement and the option to bring along dependent partners and children. To qualify, you need a job offer that meets specific skill and salary criteria from a Home Office-approved sponsor.
To be eligible for the Skilled Worker Visa, you need to meet these core requirements:
The specific criteria may vary based on your unique circumstances. Consulting with our skilled business immigration lawyers is advisable to ensure accurate information, especially regarding salary and occupation codes, which are crucial aspects of the application process.
The Home Office aims to process applications within:
For a faster decision, the priority service may be an option, although it doesn’t guarantee an expedited process.. Successful applicants may receive a visa valid for 3 to 5 years. Extensions or changes related to employment require a new application. After 5 years in the UK, applicants may apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain..
With a successful Skilled Worker Visa application, you can:
However, you won’t be eligible for most benefits or the State Pension, and job or employer changes may necessitate visa updates.
Fees for the Skilled Worker Visa include:
For expert assistance with your Skilled Worker Visa application, turn to our experienced business immigration lawyers at Davenport Solicitors. Your path to UK work and settlement starts with us. Contact us today for guidance and support.