The Skilled Worker Visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa and is the main visa route for foreign workers to live and work in the United Kingdom under the new immigration system.
You can apply for this visa to do an ‘eligible’ job with an approved employer in the UK. An approved employer is one that has been granted a Sponsorship Licence by the Home Office.
To be eligible to apply for this visa, the following requirements must be met:
A Skilled Worker Visa is usually valid for a period of up to 5 years. You must apply to extend or update your visa if it expires or if you change jobs. It may be possible to extend the visa, as long as you still meet the eligibility requirements. After 5 years, you may be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.
The date your employment is to start with your employer will be stated on your Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS). The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before you are due to start work in the UK.
You should normally receive a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK. If you are applying for an extension or switching your visa from within the UK, decisions are made within 8 weeks of your application date if you use the standard service.
What you can do:
What you cannot do:
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White Horse Solicitors & Notary Public is well placed and highly qualified in providing professional advice and assistance on making an Skilled Worker Visa. We recommend getting in contact with us on 020 7118 1778 for our specialist and professional advice on such an application before any action is taken.
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