Work & Settle in the UK Visa Tier 2 Visa

Who can apply or Eligible:

Among the popular professions on the list are IT, Finance, Teaching, Healthcare and Engineering

If skilled workers must come to the UK, they need to have the Skilled Worker visa. (Formerly the Tier 2 visa). You can apply for this visa if you have been offered a skilled job in the UK. The salary requirements for this visa is £25,600, or the specific salary requirement for the occupation or the ‘going rate’.

There are 3 major steps involved in submitting an application for UK skilled worker visa:

  • Step 1: Sponsorship licence

    The employer undertakes the first stage. They will apply directly for a sponsorship licence to the UKVI – UK Visas and Immigration and will be accordingly assessed.

  • Step 2: Certificate of Sponsorship

    The application for COS – Certificate of Sponsorship is filed by the approved sponsor for the occupation they would like to be filled by a non-resident worker. The immigrant can apply for the Work Visa once the COS is assigned.

  • Step 3: Applying for the Skilled Worker Visa

    The prospective employee will submit the Visa application in the final stage. This is with their unique COS number and evidence for fulfilling the requirements for Skilled Worker Visa.

How long can one stay on a skilled worker visa?

The duration for stay as per the U.K. Skilled Worker is for a maximum period of 5 years

You can stay for a maximum of 5 years on this visa.

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How many points we required:

The Skilled Worker Visa is a points-based visa and applicants must score a minimum of 70 points for their application to be considered.

  • Whether you have a Certificate of Sponsorship from an employer
  • Whether you are receiving an appropriate salary
  • Your English communication skills
  • The maintenance funds you hold

If you have successfully received a skilled worker visa you can:

  • Study in the UK
  • Bring family members to the UK
  • Travel to and from the UK

Processing Time

You can apply for this visa THREE MONTHS before you begin working in the UK. The starting date will be mentioned in the certificate of sponsorship you will receive from your UK employer.

You will get the decision on your visa within three weeks of your application. With the UK government including more occupations in the Shortage Occupation List, the processing time is expected to be reduced for many applicants.

Documents required

The documentation required for the UK Tier 2 Visa includes:

  • Having a valid Certificate of Sponsorship from an employer
  • Salary and financial details
  • Current passport and travel history
  • Certifications proving your English skills
  • Other supporting documents

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How many Funds we have to for the Visa:

The applicant must have a minimum of £1,270 in their bank account to demonstrate that they can support themselves financially in the UK.

Can the Dependent spouse of the visa holder be eligible to work?

Yes, the dependent spouse can work full time.

Is education free for children of Skilled Worker visa holders?

Yes, education will be free for children below 18 years of age just like UK citizens or PR holders

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