Skilled Worker Visa
Are you a UK employer looking to recruit employees from overseas? Or you are an individual looking to work in the UK?
UK employers now need a sponsorship licence to employ skilled migrant workers. There are three stages to the skilled worker visa.
The first stage is to apply for a sponsorship licence and we would recommend that employees have this in place before recruiting workers from overseas.
The second stage is for the skilled migrant worker to have a job offer in the UK from a UK employer who already has a sponsorship licence and then apply for a certificate of sponsorship.
The third and final stage is for the migrant to apply for a skilled worker visa, which usually needs to be done as an entry clearance application or switch in country.
For those who are in the UK on a different type of visa may be able to apply to switch to the skilled worker visa if you have a sponsoring employer and meet the requirements.