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Skilled Worker Visa UK - FAQ

FAQs for Skilled Worker Visa Under New Points Based Immigration System UK.

Get Answers to All Your Questions About Skilled Worker Visas for the UK.

A1. For Settlement you must have spent a continuous period of 5 years in the UK under Skilled Worker Visa, which can be combined with your stay under any of:

  1. Global talent visa;
  2. Innovator visa;
  3. Tier 2 Generalvisa;
  4. Tier 2 Minister of Religionvisa;
  5. T2 Sportspersonvisa;
  6. Representative of an Overseas Businessvisa;
  7. Tier 1 Migrant (excluding Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa.

Your stay under any other visa may not be included towards continuous residence requirement.

A2. You will need to score a total of 70 points for a Skilled Worker Visa under new Points Based Immigration System for the UK from 01 January 2021.

A3. You will have to score 50 Mandatory Points and 20 Tradeable Points to qualify for a Skilled Worker Visa.

A4. Mandatory points for a Skilled Worker Visa are available as under:

  1. Job Offer from an Approved / Licensed UK Employer - 20 Points
  2. Job at Appropriate Skill Level - 20 Points
  3. Knowledge of English at Required Level - 10 Points

To make a successful visa application under new PBS for Skilled Workers, you must score these 50 mandatory points. Please visit our comprehensive Points Calculator to find your score.

A5. Tradeable Points can be scored as under:

  1. Salary (higher of £25,600 and Going Rate) - 20 Points
  2. Salary (higher of £23,040 and 90% of Going Rate) - 10 Points
  3. Job on Shortage Occupation List - 20 Points
  4. Ph. D. in STEM subject relevant to the job - 20 Points
  5. Ph. D. in subject relevant to the job - 10 Points

To make a successful visa application under new PBS for Skilled Workers, you must score these 20 tradeable points. Please visit our comprehensive Points Calculator to find your score.

A6. You can switch to Skilled Worker Visa within the UK if you are currently living in the UK under one of the allowed categories, including Tier 2 ICT (Intra Company Transfer) visa. You must score 70 points as above to switch into Skilled Worker category. Please visit our comprehensive Points Calculator to find your score.

A7. Home Office publishes the Approved Sponsors' Register regularly so you can find if your employer is included on the list. We also periodically download the list and include the registered employers on our points calculator pages. So if you do not find your employer on our calculator pages or on Home Office's published register, you should be very careful as there are many bogus emails doing rounds.

We hope you have found answers to all your questions about the Skilled Worker Visas for the UK, however if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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