Overview of the requirements of Skilled Worker Visa for an applicant
- Applicant should be aged 18 or over
- Applicant should have a valid Sponsorship from employing company
- The job offer should be a genuine vacancy
- Sponsor company should pay any required Immigration Skills Charges
- The applicant should be competent in the English language to at least CEFR Level B1 (equivalent to IELTS 4.0)
- The salary offer should equal or exceed b a general salary threshold and the ‘going rate’ for the occupation
- The applicant should have enough money to support himself
- The applicant has clean criminal record
- The applicant has a valid TB certificate
Skill Level Requirements
To qualify for a UK Skilled Worker Visa, the eligible job must be at or above the minimum skill level and must be skilled to at least RQF level 3, this is approximately equivalent to A-levels.
The applicant does not need a formal qualification to satisfy the skills level requirement. Besides, the skill level of the job itself will determine whether the visa required threshold is met.
Each eligible job for the visa has an occupation code created by the Home Office. To make an application, the applicant must be sponsored for a job with an eligible occupation code that can be checked on the Home Office website Appendix.
When assessing your application, Home Office will check whether your sponsor company has chosen the appropriate occupation code and will whether there is a genuine need for the job and if the applicant has the appropriate skills and qualifications to do the job.
Obtaining British Passport and Settlement via staying on UK Skilled Worker Visa
To qualify for Settlement and ILR as a UK Skilled Worker, you will need to show UK Visas and Immigration the following:
The applicant has spent continuous 5-year period in the UK. The period can be combined with the following routes: Skilled Worker, Innovator, Global talent, Tier 2 Minister of Religion, Sportsperson, Sole Representative of an Overseas or as Migrant
- The applicant has not been outside for more than 180 days during each year of the 5-year period
- The applicant have passed the Life in the UK test
- The applicants sponsor company is still a Home Office approved sponsor
- The sponsor company still requires you to work for them
- The salary paid now and in future is at least the general salary threshold or the going rate requirement