Applying for a Skilled Worker Visa in the UK: Tips and Tricks
If you’re a skilled worker from outside the UK and want to work in the UK, you can apply for a skilled worker visa. This visa allows you to work in the UK for up to five years. In this guide, Hurlingham Law offers expert tips and tricks to help you apply for a skilled worker visa in the UK.
Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for a skilled worker visa, you must meet the following requirements:
- Have a job offer from a UK employer that holds a sponsor licence
- Meet the required skill level for the job
- Meet the minimum salary requirements
- Be able to speak, read, and write English at the required level
If you meet these requirements, you can begin the skilled worker visa application process.
Application Process: The skilled worker visa application process involves the following steps:
Step 1: Get a Certificate of Sponsorship Your employer must apply for a certificate of sponsorship on your behalf. The certificate of sponsorship is a virtual document that contains information about your job offer and your personal details. Hurlingham Law can assist the employer as a level 1 or 2 user.
Step 2: Complete the Skilled Worker Visa Application Form Once you have a certificate of sponsorship, you can complete the skilled worker visa application form. The application form is available online and must be completed in full. Hurlingham Law would draft the application on the clients behalf.
Step 3: Gather Supporting Documents To support your application, you will need to provide supporting documents, such as:
- Proof of identity
- Proof of English language proficiency
- Proof of meeting the skill level and salary requirements
- Proof of funds to support yourself in the UK
Step 4: Pay the Application Fee You can pay the fee online when you submit your application.
Step 5: Submit Your Application Once you have completed the application form, gathered your supporting documents, and paid the application fee, you can submit your application to the Home Office.
Hurlingham Law will assist in all aspects of your application. We can also assist in applying for the sponsorship licence should your proposed employer not yet have a licence.
Applying for a skilled worker visa in the UK can be a complex process, but with the right guidance, it can be a smooth and successful journey. At Hurlingham Law, our experienced immigration advisors can guide you through each step of the skilled worker visa application process and ensure that your application meets all the eligibility requirements. Contact us today to learn more about our skilled worker visa services.