Skilled Worker visa replaced the Tier 2 General Visa in December 2020 and allows foreign migrant to come and work in the UK to fill the gap in the UK’s labour market.
For a migrant to qualify for the skilled worker visa, please ensure that you have a Sponsor in the UK willing to sponsor you.
The main applicant can be accompanied by his partner and children to come to the UK. Whilst the dependant visa expiry will be in line with that of the main applicant, the dependant can apply to come to the UK at any time to join the main applicant worker.
Switching to the Skilled Worker visa
You may be able switch to a Skilled Worker from within the UK unless you are on certain specific visas such as temporary visas (visitor visas, domestic workers or on immigration bail).
Validity and Extension of Skilled Worker
There is no restriction on the length of stay in the UK under the Skilled worker route. Visas will be granted in accordance with the work start and end date entered on the Certificate of Sponsorship.
Upon the expiry of your skilled visa, the foreign worker can extend the skilled worker from within the UK.
Indefinite Leave to Remain
Skilled Worker leads to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after 5 years of continuous stay in the UK.
Change of circumstances
If you are looking to change role within the same company or changing employer, please be aware that depending upon the situation; this may trigger the requirement for you to apply for a new visa.
We have considerable experience to assist with any change of circumstances in your employment.