SKILLED WORKER VISA - UK

Skilled Worker Visa UK

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Eligibility - Skilled Worker Visa

To be eligible to apply to come to the United Kingdom under the Skilled Worker visa, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

1. Job offer - offered a skilled job in the UK, which is on the list of eligible occupations.

2. Non-EEA Citizen - you are from outside the EEA and Switzerland.

3. Salary - prove that you are being paid a suitable salary (the going-rate for your occupation). Usually you will need to be paid at least £25,600 per year or £10.10 per hour, whichever is higher.

4. Certificate of sponsorship - you have a valid certificate of sponsorship for your employment, from an approved licensed UK sponsor.

5. English Ability - To meet the English requirement, you must pass an approved English language test with at least CEFR level B1 in reading, writing, speaking and listening or having an academic qualification that was taught in English and is recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree, master's degree or PhD. Exceptions to the English language requirement apply if you are a national of a list of English-speaking countries, such as Australia or USA.

6. Personal Savings - you have personal savings (£945 in your bank account) so you can support yourself when you arrive in the UK.

7. Criminal Record certificate - provide police certificate from any country you have lived in for 12 months or more in the last 10 years.

1. Licensed Sponsor Application - The Licensed Sponsor application fee is £536 for small businesses and charities or £1,476 for medium and large organisations. It usually takes around 8 weeks to process a licence application.

2. Your sponsor checks that you can do the job they are hiring you for and if it qualifies you for a visa.

3. They will assign you a certificate of sponsorship to prove you can undertake the job.

4. Your Sponsor is also responsible for giving you your salary information, when you make your application.

Certificate of Sponsorship

A certificate of sponsorship is a register of your personal details and information about the job you have been offered. The Certificate is an electronic record, not a paper document. Your sponsor will give you a certificate of sponsorship reference number to add to your application.

You can only use your certificate of sponsorship reference number once. You must use it 3 months after it has been issued.

Conditions of a Skilled Worker Visa

Applicants who have an approved Skilled Worker visa UK can do the following in the UK:

Duration of Stay in the UK - Skilled Worker Visa

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