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

Skilled Worker Change of Circumstances

skilled worker change of circumstances

One of the key requirements under the UK visa sponsorship rules is that the Home Office must be notified of certain changes of circumstances relating to skilled workers. If you are an employer of a sponsored migrant whose employment details have changed, or if you are working in the UK on a skilled worker visa […]

Skilled Worker Minimum Salary 2023


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 […]

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 […]

Recruiting Social Care Workers from Overseas

recruiting health social care workers

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 […]