Those looking for a visa to work in the UK who have been offered a skilled job may be eligible to apply for a Skilled Worker Visa.
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The standard fee for a skilled worker visa ranges from £625 to £1,423 depending on individual circumstances. You will also need to pay the healthcare surcharge (usually £624/year). If your job is on the shortage occupation list, you may pay a lower application fee.
With this visa you may work in an eligible job, study, carry out unpaid voluntary work and return to the UK after travelling abroad. However, you cannot apply for most benefits or the state pension. You also cannot change jobs unless you apply to update your visa.
All applications are made online. The Home Office allows you to save a draft version of your application before submitting it. We recommend ensuring that you have all documentation ready before starting the process. You may also want to hire a lawyer to review your application before submitting it.
The Home Office has published a list of eligible occupations which are accepted for the Skilled Worker Visa, available here. However, this is not always clear and can involve extensive research. To ensure that your proposed job qualifies under the Skilled Worker Visa, please consult with one of our Immigration lawyers.
You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the day you are due to commence employment. Once the application is submitted, the Home Office will usually reach a decision within 3 weeks (if outside in the UK) or 8 weeks (if inside the UK). We can advise you on the available Priority Services to fast-track the application.
You may do additional work if you are still doing the job you are sponsored for (this can include voluntary unpaid work), and you are either working less than 20 hours a week for this second job, or in a shortage occupation. If you are going to be working more than 20 hours a week on top of your sponsored job, or in a different occupation code, you will need to update your Skilled Worker Visa so that you are sponsored in both occupations.
Yes, your family members (partner or children under 18) can join you as your dependants, provided they meet the eligibility requirements.
Your visa will only be valid for the job sponsored by the employer as part of your original application. If you find a new role and/or Sponsor, we shall need to ensure the new terms will continue to be compliant under the latest Immigration Rules and update your Skilled Worker Visa.
Successful applicants will be able to stay in the UK for the period of employment stated on their Certificate of Sponsorship, up to a maximum period of 5 years, plus any time before the start date on the Certificate of Sponsorship and 14 days after the end date.
You can apply to extend your Skilled Worker Visa if you meet the necessary eligibility criteria. This involves having the same job, employer and occupational code as specified in your Certificate of Sponsorship. However, there may be different eligibility criteria depending on when you were granted your Certificate of Sponsorship. After the initial 5 years, you may also be eligible to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain under other routes.
QC Immigration can help Increase your chances of your UK visa application being accepted with the help of our experienced immigration lawyers.