Skilled Worker sponsor licence and visa – all you need to know

Steps and requirements for Skilled Worker sponsor licence and Skilled Worker visa Skilled Worker sponsor licence is a highly beneficial asset to UK businesses due to shortages of local skilled workers in the UK. With the sponsor licence, UK business can employ foreign skilled workers from any country in the world. There are some key requirements and steps that businesses need to follow when applying for the Skilled Worker sponsor…

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Skilled Worker visa – rules on minimum salary

What can be included in Skilled Worker’s minimum salary On 1/12/2020 the Skilled Worker visa replaced the Tier 2 General visa regime. The rules on what can be included in the minimum salary for Skilled Worker visa are different to what could be counted towards minimum pay for the Tier 2 General visa. To start with, the minimum pay for Skilled Worker has to be the highest of the following:…

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Sole responsibility for child UK

What is Sole parental responsibility in UK immigration ‘Sole responsibility’ is a legal term used in UK immigration law when there is a child’s visa application and only one parent is applying for a UK visa (or has an Indefinite Leave to Remain/is Settled) and the other parent is still alive but remaining outside the UK. In family visa applications this usually occurs when the parents relationship broke down permanently…

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Expired passport for UK visa ILR

Can I apply for a leave to remain or an indefinite leave (ILR) with expired passport There are many important matters for applicants to consider when applying for a leave to remain (permission to stay) or an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. One of the key requirements for any visa application is for applicant to provide their proof of identity with the application. The most obvious proof…

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work start delay skilled worker

Can work start date be delayed for Skilled Worker visa – 28 days rule The work start date for Skilled Worker visa is an important matter to consider when applying for and assigning a Certificate of Sponsorship to a migrant worker. You need to choose a realistic date on which a skilled worker is expected to start work. Sponsor employer must therefore consider all the circumstances, including the notice period…

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How to employ foreign workers with no sponsor licence

Employing foreign workers without a sponsor licence Sponsor licence is a great asset for any UK organization that wishes to employ skilled foreign workers from around the globe. However, applying for a sponsor licence involves cost, time and effort, and once the sponsor licence is granted there are sponsorship duties and obligations that sponsor employers have to meet. Those are some of the reasons why UK employers may try to…

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What UK immigration options are for those affected by conflict in Ukraine

UK visa options for Ukrainians What are the UK immigration options for Ukrainians In this blog we focus on the immigration options that were created by the UK Home Office following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. There are three recently introduced immigration routes for those affected by the conflict in Ukraine: the Ukraine Family Scheme; the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme; and the Ukraine Extension Scheme. Home Office…

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How to pay less for your skilled worker

Pay less for your Skilled Worker visa Those who employ migrant workers on Skilled Worker work visas in the UK quite often say that it is rather expensive to employ foreign workers. The Home Office fees for obtaining a sponsor licence, for Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for each worker, Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) and NHS Surcharge, can add thousands of pounds to the cost of employing foreign workers. All those…

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Ukraine Family Scheme

Special treatment for Ukrainian nationals in the UK visa applications We previously wrote on this topic in our blog on 26 February. A new scheme is being launched for those Ukrainian nationals who are family members of British citizens, persons settled in the UK, and certain others (holding permit as refugee or under humanitarian protection). The eligible family members will be able to come to the UK under the Ukraine…

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Temporary visa concessions for Ukrainian nationals in the UK

Temporary visa regime changes in the UK for the Ukrainian nationals (visa concessions) Visa concessions for Ukrainians in the UK. On 24th February Home Office announced temporary visa concessions for Ukrainian nationals in the UK. All those on valid visas, including visitor visas and temporary schemes, for example seasonal worker visas will be allowed to apply for other visa categories from inside the UK without the need to return to…

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