Skilled Worker Visa

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.

 

Eligibility

  • You must work for a UK employer that has been approved by the Home Office
  • You must have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you have been offered in the UK
  • You must do a job that is on the list of eligible occupations
  • You must be paid a minimum salary.
  • You must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English. You will need to prove your knowledge of English when applying.

You will need to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application. How much you pay depends on how long your visa lasts.

 

How long you can stay

Your visa can last for up to 5 years before you need to extend it. You’ll need to apply to extend or update your visa when it expires or if you change jobs or employer.

You can apply to extend your visa as many times as you like as long as you still meet the eligibility requirements.

After 5 years, you may be able to apply to settle permanently in the UK (also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’). This gives you the right to live, work and study here for as long as you like and apply for benefits if you’re eligible.

 

What you can and cannot do

With a Skilled Worker visa, you can:

You cannot:

  • apply for most benefits (public funds), or the State Pension
  • change jobs or employer unless you apply to update your visa

If your application is successful, you’ll get a full list of what you can and cannot do with a Skilled Worker visa.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply, talk with our team who will advise you on your position and complete the form and collect any necessary documentation from you that will help make the application successful.

 

Why choose Hallmark Solicitors

Our team will collaborate with you to make sure that your application is filled in correctly and that all the correct supporting documents are provided. We will also provide a supporting letter setting out your circumstances in detail to Home Office. This will put the Application in the best position on submission.

To give your child visa application the best chance of success, and to reduce your stress, please contact our solicitors on 01482 616 616 or via our online contact form and we will get back to you.

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