The Skilled Worker visa enables skilled workers to come to the UK in order to fill a gap in the UK labour market. Skilled Worker replaced Tier 2 (General) on 1 December 2020.
In order to qualify for a Skilled Worker visa, the applicant must be able to show amongst others:
There is no restriction on the length of stay in the UK under this route. However, visas will be granted in accordance with the work start and end data entered onto the CoS by the sponsor.
During their stay in the UK, applicants must work for the sponsor in the role described on the CoS.
They can also perform supplementary work in accordance with the rules and study, providing this does not interfere with their main sponsored work.
There is no restriction on the number of shares an applicant can hold in the sponsoring company.
An application for Indefinite Leave to Remain can be made once an applicant has held a Skilled Worker visa (plus time spent under Tier 2 (General) for a period of at least five years.
What are eligibility In order to be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain an applicant must demonstrate that: