Skilled Worker Visa
The skilled worker visa route is available to skilled migrant workers with a job offer in the UK or to those already in the UK who want to switch to a new employer. The employer must be a registered sponsor and will able to offer a skilled position to a non-UK national if they are unable to fill in the role from within the resident labour workforce.
Applicants will be able to work, take on voluntary work and additional part-time employment may be permitted. Applicants will be able to study as well as their dependants can join or remain with them in the UK. They can also switch from other categories from the UK and this route leads to Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.
The skilled worker visa can be granted for up to 5 years, but the maximum period under this route is 6 years. This visa is a route to settlement in the UK.
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Our service is personalised, and our team is ready to assist your company with skilled worker visa applications. Our strong relationship with the UK Visas and Immigration Sponsor Licensing Unit enable us to effectively manage the progress of skilled worker applications.
The level of assistance we can provide is up to you and we can tailor our advice to suit your needs.
We will be with you every step of the way.
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Latest news & insights
The UK Home Office has announced that visa application fees will increase substantially starting on 4 October 2023.
The latest statement of changes, published 7 September 2023, brings updates to the Youth Mobility Scheme, introduces the ETA scheme for non-visa nationals, removes the right of administrative review for EUSS refusals and presents Appendix Children.
The Government proposed significant increases to immigration fees and two Statements of Changes to the Immigration Rules were published.
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