Are you an individual with specialized skills and expertise seeking to make the UK your new professional home? Look no further! LEX SAVANNAH DENVAR specializes in providing comprehensive legal assistance for skilled visa applications in the UK. With our deep understanding of the intricate immigration regulations and commitment to client success, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

The UK Skilled Worker Visa is available to people of any nationality except British and Irish, provided they hold an offer for a qualified skilled position in the UK endorsed by an approved sponsor designated by the Home Office. This pathway offers the potential for eventual settlement, and applicants can also include their spouse or children as dependents.

Eligibility Criteria

You are 18 years of age or older.

You possess a valid Certificate of Sponsorship pertaining to the intended job.

The job offer extended to you is a legitimate vacancy.

Your employment falls within an appropriate skill level.

Your salary rival with the currency occupation rate and execute the minimum hourly rate.

Any Immigration Skills Charge required by your sponsor has been paid.

You possess a minimum English language competency at CEFR Level B1 (equivalent to IELTS 4.0).

You have adequate funds to sustain yourself without relying on public assistance.

You have furnished a criminal record certificate. (If required)

You have provided a valid TB certificate. (If required)

Suitable Skill Level Requirement

To meet the criteria for a UK Skilled Worker Visa, the job for which you’re being sponsored must fall within an eligible category and exhibit a skill level that meets or surpasses a specified minimum.

Under the UK Skilled Worker Visa pathway, the position you intend to undertake should possess a skill level of at least RQF level 3, roughly equivalent to A-levels.

Formal qualifications are not mandatory to fulfill the skill level prerequisite. Instead, it’s the skill level demanded by the specific job that will ascertain whether the threshold is met.

The Home Office outlines qualifying occupations, accompanied by their corresponding skill levels, within an Appendix appended to the Immigration Rules. Each occupation is assigned a unique code. Your sponsorship should pertain to an occupation code listed in the Appendix.

Your sponsor is tasked with selecting the appropriate occupation code. If the Home Office has valid reasons to suspect that your sponsor has not chosen the most fitting occupation code, your application for a UK Skilled Worker Visa will be declined.

In evaluating whether the sponsor’s chosen occupation code is suitable, the Home Office will take into account factors such as the legitimacy of the job need as described, your possession of the requisite skills, qualifications, and experience necessary for the role, as well as the sponsor’s track record of adherence to the immigration system.

UK Skilled Visa English Requirement

To be eligible for a UK Skilled Worker Visa, you must exhibit your English language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages across all four components (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), reaching at least a B1 level (intermediate).

Individuals seeking to apply for entry clearance or permission to remain as a UK Skilled Worker can fulfil the English language criterion through the following means:

Being a citizen of a predominantly English-speaking nation.

Passing a Secure English Language Test.

Attaining a degree that was instructed in English.

Attaining a GCSE/A Level or Scottish Highers certification in English during their education in the UK.

Having previously demonstrated meeting the B1 level requirement in a successful prior application for entry clearance or permission to stay.

Qualifying for Indefinite Leave to Remain as a UK Skilled Worker

To be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain (settling) as a UK Skilled Worker, you must demonstrate to the satisfaction of UK Visas and Immigration that:

You have resided continuously in the UK for a period of 5 years.

You have not exceeded 180 days outside the UK during each year within the 5-year continuous period.

You have successfully completed the Life in the UK test, unless you are 65 years old or older.

Your sponsoring entity remains an approved sponsor by the Home Office.

Your sponsor still requires your services for the foreseeable future.

Your remuneration aligns with the current pay rate and will gradually increase in the future.

The 5-year continuous period includes time spent with authorization on any of the following pathways or a combination thereof:

Skilled Worker

Global Talent


T2 Minister of Religion

International Sportsperson

Representative of an Overseas Business

Tier 1 Migrant (excluding Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur)

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