Skilled Worker Minimum Salary 2024

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One of the more complex requirements for sponsoring individuals under the Skilled Worker visa is the minimum salary threshold. There is no single, universal Skilled Worker minimum salary threshold. Rather, the relevant level must be determined by applying the immigration rules and Home Office guidance, and ensuring the correct salary level is calculated. Skilled Worker […]

SOC Codes for Skilled Worker Eligible Occupations

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Matching the role you are recruiting for with the relevant occupation code, or SOC code, is a crucial step when hiring a new sponsored worker under the Skilled Worker, Global Business Mobility or Scale Up routes. It will be important for the sponsor to allocate the correct occupation code to avoid issues with the Home […]

ETA: Electronic Travel Authorisation for the UK

Under the UK’s Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme, certain travellers, including non-visa nationals, Creative Worker Concession holders and transiters, will have to secure authorisation in advance of coming to the UK. In this guide, we explain what the UK ETA is, who will need an ETA and how to apply. We also look at how […]

Recruiting Social Care Workers from Overseas

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Under current rules, UK care providers are permitted to sponsor care workers from overseas under the Health & Care Worker visa. In this guide for employers we explain the current rules on hiring care workers from abroad and what you need to do to be able to recruit internationally. In a further boost to support […]

Innovator Founder Visa to ILR

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The route from Innovator Founder visa to ILR is relatively straightforward, but the requirements for UK settlement must be met and evidenced in your application.   Eligibility requirements for Innovator Founder visa to ILR The Innovator Founder route is a route for overseas nationals who have come to the UK to establish a business based […]

Innovator Founder Visa Business Plan

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The innovator founder visa is a new immigration route that opened to applicants on 13 April 2023. This replaces the previous innovator and start-up visas, and is now the primary visa category for overseas entrepreneurs looking to set up an innovative business in the UK. However, even though this route introduces several favourable changes to […]

UK Visa Fees 2024

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What are the current UK Visa Fees? The Home Office charges UK visa applicants a fee to process their application. How much you need to pay will depend on which type of visa you are applying for, and where you are applying from. If you are making an application to the Home Office, use the […]

Health and Care Visa Guide 2024

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The Health and Care Visa is for healthcare professionals and workers from around the world to come to work in the UK health and social care sector. For applicants, the benefits of the Health and Care Worker visa include fast-tracked entry to the UK, together with reduced visa fees and exemption from the Immigration Health […]

Shortage Occupation List 2024

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The Shortage Occupation List has been replaced by the Immigration Salary List (ISL) since 4 April 2024. The ISL specifies which jobs the government deems to be in shortage in the UK, providing certain advantages for workers applying for sponsorship in such roles.  This article predates the removal of the Shortage Occupation List. Please refer […]

Employing Digital Nomads

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Developments in modern technology, not to mention the significant shift to remote-working post-pandemic, has led to more and more UK employers being open to flexible overseas working arrangements. This could include employers allowing existing migrant workers to return to their home countries whilst continuing to work for them virtually, or allowing domestic workers to work […]