UK Skilled Worker Visa Program | Application Guide

Are you searching for a skilled worker visa UK, if so, here is a nice opportunity for you. With UK skilled worker visa, you can come and stay in the country to do an eligible job (work) with an approved employer. The visa (skilled worker) has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa.


In order to apply for the visa, the applicant has to be employed by a licensed sponsor who will perform the necessary checks to ensure that the applicant is properly equipped to do the job they’re hiring them for. Applicants will be assigned an electronic certificate of sponsorship, which will hold their personal details and information about the job they have been offered, such as the salary and the start and end date of the employment. The sponsor will also provide the applicant with a certificate of sponsorship reference number to add to their application.

Applicants can come to the UK with the UK Skilled Worker Visa for a maximum of 5 years and 14 days, or the time given on their certificate of sponsorship plus 1 month, whichever is shorter. This blog post will explain in detail about this job, its benefits and step by step application process.

Benefits  UK Skilled Worker Visa

  • Visa holders can bring dependents on the visa
  • Spouse is allowed to work on the visa
  • No cap on the number of people who can move to the UK on the visa
  • Minimum salary requirement has been reduced to £25600 from threshold of £30000
  • Fast Track Visas will be provided for healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses

Eligibility Criteria for the Skilled Worker Visa UK

The requirements to apply for the UK Expansion Worker Visa Program includes:

  • Age should be 18 or over
  • You need a valid Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for the job you are going to do
  • Your role is at an appropriate level
  • Salary will be equals or exceeds the general salary threshold and the “going rate” for your occupation
  • Sponsor must have paid the required Immigration Skills Charge
  • Demonstration of your English proficiency (at least CEFR Level B1)
  • You can financially sustain yourself and your family without relying on public funds
  • You can provide a criminal record certificate
  • You can provide a valid TB certificate (if needed)
  • You must fulfill the specific genuineness requirement, therefore you must show you will only
  • undertake your proposed role and will not engage in any additional employment while in the UK.
  • Passport & travel history
  • UK Job details
  • Educational and business credentials

Required Documents

As a Skilled Worker visa applicant, you must also provide the following documents:

  • Proof you meet the financial requirements
  • Proof of your relationship with your dependents if they are coming with you
  • Tuberculosis test results, if required
  • Criminal record certificate, if required
  • Valid ATAS certificate if your job involves researching a sensitive subject at PhD level or higher and you need one

How to Apply for the Skilled Worker Visa UK

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through UK Government’s website. How you can apply largely depends on whether you are:

  • Outside the United Kingdom and are coming to the United Kingdom. Click the official link
  • Inside the United Kingdom and extending your present visa. Click the official link
  • Inside the United Kingdom and switching from a different visa. Click the official link

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