Skilled Worker Visa to ILR

skilled worker visa to ilr

Skilled worker visas are granted for up to 5 years. At the end of this period, to remain in the UK, you would either need to apply to extend your visa, or switch into a different visa category, or you may be eligible to apply to settle in the UK permanently. This is because the […]

Skilled Worker Visa Extension Guide

extending skilled worker visa

Skilled Worker visas are issued for a period of up to five years. To remain in the UK beyond this, the worker has to make an application for a Skilled Worker visa extension before their current visa expires to avoid overstaying. As with the initial visa application, the worker will need to show when they […]

Appendix Skilled Worker (Sponsor Guide)

employment law advice

Appendix Skilled Worker sets out the rules for skilled migrant workers to be sponsored under the UK’s Immigration Rules. The Skilled Worker route is the primary immigration route for overseas skilled workers looking to come to the UK, although an applicant must first meet various requirements to qualify for a visa under this route. These […]

Skilled Worker Visa Change of Employment

skilled worker change of employment

Skilled Worker visa holders will need to make an application to the Home Office to update their visa in the event of specific changes relating to their employment. Relevant changes in employment include: Changing job and changing employer Same employer but the job has changed to a different SOC occupation code Changing job with the […]

Immigration Salary List 2024

UK Immigration Salary List 

The Immigration Salary List (ISL) has replaced the Shortage Occupation List with effect from 4 April 2024. This change comes as a result of recommendations by the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). In this guide to the UK Immigration Salary List, we share what we know to date about this new feature of visa sponsorship, […]

Skilled Worker Visa Costs (Sponsor’s Guide)

skilled worker visa costs

For any organisation sponsoring an individual, it will be important to understand the skilled worker visa costs that you will need to budget for. There are a number of fees that will be payable, both when hiring the skilled worker and on an ongoing basis. This article identifies the charges and fees that an employer […]

Skilled Worker Visa Going Rate

skilled worker visa going rate

One of the eligibility requirements under the Skilled Worker Visa route is that the role being recruited for pays the worker at least the relevant minimum salary threshold. Under the current rules, the minimum threshold for most skilled workers is £38,700 per year, unless the ‘going rate’ for the particular role is higher. A lower […]

Skilled Worker Minimum Salary 2024

recruitment

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 […]

Shortage Occupation List 2024

shortage occupation list

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 […]

Student to Skilled Worker Visa Switching (Sponsor Guide)

student skilled worker switching

If your organisation is hiring international graduates, immigration will be a key part of the recruitment and onboarding stages. For applicants, switching from the Student to Skilled Worker visa is rarely straightforward, but the process can be made easier and more certain if the sponsor and applicant work together on the application. While the Graduate route, […]