A Skilled Worker visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer.
This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa.
The UK Skilled Work Visa is designed to attract highly skilled people into the Labour market with the aim of encouraging them to take up permanent residence.
The Skilled Worker visa is for workers who have a skilled job offer and a certificate of sponsorship from a UK employer with a valid sponsor license. The Skilled Worker visa applicant will need to gain enough points under the UK visa system.
The visa is open to individuals who attain 70 points by meeting specific requirements such as skill and salary level, English language ability and having a qualifying job offer from a UK sponsor.
The Skilled Worker Visa is aimed at overseas skilled workers who have been offered a position in a UK company which holds a sponsorship license. Applicants need to score at least 70 points on the points based system to be eligible
Who is Eligible?
1. Your Education – To see if your education is Equaling to UK Standards.
We will check if you need to do UK NARIC Assessment (The National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom)
2. Your Experience – There are only eligible occupations who can apply.
We will check if your profession is listed in the demand of occupations. Like Canada here also they have a 4 digit code for every occupation.
3. Points – 70 Points. We will calculate the points.
Skilled Worker visa applicants must score 70 points on the UK visa points test to be eligible for a visa.
The ‘mandatory’ points are as follows:
If the job is offering a salary of at least £25,600 per year/at the going rate (whichever is higher), the applicant will accrue another 20 points to reach the required 70 points.
The new UK points system was introduced on 1st December 2020 and included a number of significant changes to the points based system. The Skilled Worker visa replaced the Tier 2 visa scheme and allows entry to the UK on a long term basis to fill a skilled job vacancy in a wide range of skilled occupations including in IT, accountancy, teaching, and healthcare. The occupation needs to be on the Skilled Worker eligible occupations list, which has been expanded to include more lower skilled occupations.
Before the worker can submit their visa application, their UK sponsor must first issue them a valid Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to confirm that the individual and role meet the sponsorship eligibility requirements.
The CoS is a reference number that the Skilled Worker visa applicant will need to provide with their Home Office application. Only licensed sponsors can issue a CoS.
Stage 1: Obtaining a Job Offer – You need to Obtain a Job Offer from a Approved Sponsor License Employers in the UK.
Stage 2: Employer has to Initiate the Sponsorship Process.
Stage 3: Visa Application Process – In this stage we will guide you on the documents required to be provided for the visa process and prepare the application form and cover letter for the final submission at the UK Embassy/VFS.