Shortage Occupation List 2023

shortage occupation list

The UK’s Shortage Occupation List can be a source of much confusion for employers sponsoring visa workers, particularly when hiring under a sponsorship licence for the first time or recruiting for a different type of role. It is important however for employers, HR professionals and anyone involved in your organisation’s international recruitment to understand the […]

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 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 […]

Self Sponsorship Visa UK

self sponsorship visa

While there is no dedicated self sponsorship visa for the UK, there are visa options that can allow you to move to Britain to work for yourself. In this guide, we look at the most commonly used UK visa for those who are self employed – the Skilled Worker visa, as well as the Innovator Founder […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 Changing job with the same employer from a role that was on the Shortage Occupation List to […]

Skilled Worker Visa Points Guide

The Skilled Worker visa is the primary immigration route for overseas nationals looking to come to the UK to undertake skilled work. While the route offers UK employers access to the global pool of talent, strict eligibility criteria apply. This includes the requirement for the applicant to attain a certain number of Skilled Worker visa […]

Skilled Worker Dependant Visa Guide

If your partner or parent is applying or already has permission on the Skilled Worker route to undertake an eligible job role in the UK, and you are looking to accompany or join them, you will need to apply for a Skilled Worker Dependant visa. In this guide, we explain who is eligible to apply […]

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 at or above the relevant minimum salary threshold. In most cases, the threshold will be £26,200 per year, unless the ‘going rate’ for the particular role is higher. Each job eligible for the Skilled Worker visa is assigned a […]