Skilled Worker Visa UK: Everything You Need To Know

The Tier 2 General visa was replaced with the Skilled Worker visa in December 2020. Unlike its predecessor, the new Skilled Worker visa does not put restrictions on ownership. This visa makes it easier for business owners to come to the UK.

For skilled workers with eligible job offers, the Skilled Worker visa is the primary UK visa route to come to the UK and take up employment. This route can even lead to settlement, and the applicants can be joined by their children and dependent partners.

To apply for this visa, candidates must have proof of a job offer from an approved UK employer. They must also be able to produce a certificate of sponsorship from their employer with a valid skilled worker sponsorship licence.

UK-based companies wanting to hire overseas workers on a Skilled Worker visa must have a sponsor licence. We, at Sponsor Licence Specialists, offer all the help and guidance required to navigate the process of applying for a sponsor licence.

What are the general requirements for a Skilled Worker visa?

● Age 18+

● Eligible job offer through a Home Office-approved UK employer, and the job must be at an appropriate skill level

● Valid certificate of sponsorship

● Sponsor must pay the immigration skills charge

● English language competence at a minimum level of CEFR Level B1

● Criminal record certificate and valid TB certificate

● Salary of a minimum £25,600 a year or the going rate of the profession (whichever is higher) and enough money to support oneself without depending on public funds

Please note that applicants are exempt from the English language requirement if they are from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Barbados, the Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Lucia, etc.

What documents are required for applying for the visa?

At the time of applying for a UK Skilled Worker visa, the applicant must submit the following documents:

● The reference number for the Certificate of Sponsorship

● A valid password and other documents establishing the nationality and identity of the applicant

● Proof of knowledge of the English language

● Occupation code of the job, annual salary, job title and name of the employer

● The sponsor licence number of the employer

So, this is everything you need to know about applying for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK. If you need help navigating the process of a skilled worker sponsor licence, contact Sponsor Licence Specialists.