Skilled Worker Visa
Effective January 01, 2021, any employer in the United Kingdom can bring a foreign worker through the new Points System to work in Category of UK Skilled Worker Visa, which leads to Indefinite Leave to Remain and Ultimate a British Passport.
You must meet 70 points to meet the criterion, breakup is as follows:
|OFFER OF JOB BY APPROVED SPONSOR||NO||20|
|JOB AT APPROPRIATE SKILL LEVEL||NO||20|
|ENGLISH AT REQUIRED LEVEL||NO||10|
|SALARY BETWEEN: £20,480.00 (MINIMUM) – £23,039.00||YES||0|
|SALARY BETWEEN: £23,040.00 – £25,599.00||YES||10|
|SALARY FROM £25,600.00||YES||20|
|JOB SHORTAGE OCCUPATION||YES||20|
|EDUCATION QUALIFICATION: PHD IN SUBJECT RELEVANT TO THE JOB||YES||10|
|EDUCATION QUALIFICATION: PHD IN A STEM ROUTE SUBJECT RELEVANT TO THE JOB||YES||20|
▪ Offer of employment from an approved sponsor;
▪ Job requiring an appropriate level of skill, at least RQF Level 3;
▪ Knowledge of English at the required level – You can now meet this
requirement if you have a GCSE, A Level qualification otherwise IELTS with B1 level.
❖ In order to attain the remaining 20 Points, the requirements are:
▪ Minimum salary must be £25,600.00;
▪ Salary Points can be traded against additional points given for PhD or if the job is on the job shortage occupation list.
▪ An Applicant with a PhD in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will allow the Applicant to accept a Job with the Annual Salary as low as £20,480.00.
▪ An Applicant with a PhD in any other field related to the occupation can have
a starting salary from £23,040.00.
❖ Consequently, a Migrant can earn the continuous minimum
threshold of £25,600.00 for a period of 5 years and this salary will qualify the employee to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
Immigration Skills Charge:
❖ Immigration Skills Charges introduced in April 2017 will remain:
▪ £364.00 per year for a small business or charity or
▪ £1,000.00 per year for a medium/large organisation.