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Skilled Worker Visa Solicitor

Are you a UK employer looking to hire from overseas or an international talent with a job offer from the UK? A Skilled Worker visa solicitor can help you.

Contact Birmingham Immigration Lawyers for more information about the UK Skilled Worker Visa application. Get assistance with eligibility and document requirements, skilled worker visa sponsorship costs and the application process. You can chat with us online or call us at 0121 667 6530.

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    Who Needs a UK Skilled Worker Visa?

    The UK Skilled Worker visa route is for overseas talent with a job offer from a valid sponsor or employer in the UK. The visa is also suitable for EU citizens without settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Your role must be on the list of eligible occupations. Job roles on the Skilled Worker visa include:

    • Civil Engineers
    • Biological Scientists
    • Healthcare Practice Managers
    • Hairdressers
    • Early Education and Childcare Services Proprietors
    • Logistic Managers
    • IT Network Professionals
    • Solicitors and Lawyers
    • Chartered Accountants
    • Quantity Surveyors.

    The comprehensive list of eligible occupations can be found on the Home Office’s website.

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    Skilled Worker Visa Requirements and Eligibility


    Skilled Worker visas are subject to a points-based system, and you’ll need to score at least 70 points to be approved. You can score 70 points if you meet the requirements below:

    • Your employer will pay you the minimum salary of £38,700 yearly or the going rate for the job you will do. You can be paid less, between 70% and 90% of the going rate, if you’re 26 and a fresh graduate, have a PhD in a field related to your job, or hold a postdoctoral position
    • You can write, read, speak, and understand English
    • Your employer holds a valid sponsor licence
    • You meet the skill level requirement of at least RQF level 3

    Is It Difficult To Obtain a Skilled Worker Visa In The UK?

    Obtaining a Skilled Worker visa in the UK can be challenging if you do not know the requirements to meet. If you have a job offer from an eligible sponsor in the UK, it is advisable to seek professional support from our expert immigration solicitors. With the assistance of our lawyers, you can submit a standard visa application with an excellent chance of success.

    What Do Businesses Need To Hire Skilled Workers?

    Businesses and employers in the UK who want to employ workers from abroad must meet certain requirements as stipulated by the Home Office. The first thing you need as an employer is a sponsor licence.

    The UK sponsor licence is a permit that allows businesses to hire workers from abroad. The sponsor licence can only be issued to UK-registered businesses and organisations, not individuals. For your business to be eligible for the sponsor licence, you will need to:

    • Be free of any criminal offences like fraud, breach of immigration rules, tax evasion, money laundering and poor treatment of previous employees
    • Be duly registered with the UK Companies House
    • Have a physical location where the Home Office staff can visit for background checks
    • Have a system for monitoring and managing staff from abroad
    • Show a genuine need for overseas workers
    • Have a suitable job offer that meets the Home Office’s requirements
    • Prove the ability to pay the overseas worker the stipulated minimum wage
    • Present a bank account statement showing the annual business returns
    • Present an insurance certificate
    • Pay the immigration skills charge for every Certificate of Sponsorship issued. Small businesses must pay £364 for 12 months and £182 for each additional six months, while medium-sized and big businesses must pay £1000 for 12 months, and £500 for each additional 6 months.

    Aside from these requirements, you’ll have to conduct background checks on the migrant worker to ensure they’re not a threat to UK residents. You’ll also need to decide the type of sponsor licence you need.

    Our skilled worker visa solicitors are well-versed in UK immigration law and can help you choose the type of sponsor licence suitable for your business. Birmingham Immigration Lawyers can also ensure no mistakes in your sponsor licence application, saving you time and money.

    Our lawyers have years of experience dealing with skilled worker visas and sponsor licences. Get in touch today! Contact Us

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      Why Use a Lawyer To Help You With The Skilled Worker Visa Sponsor Licence?


      UK visa and sponsor licence applications can often be complex due to the number of documents you must submit to prove your eligibility. This complexity can discourage employers and employees from making visa applications that can benefit businesses, increasing diversity and overall performance. However, you do not need to be deterred. Our immigration lawyers are available to guide you through the visa process. Our lawyers can help you with all stages of your application, including:

      Eligibility Checks

      Birmingham Immigration Lawyers are experts in UK immigration and employment laws. They can assess your eligibility and ensure you meet all the Skilled Worker visa requirements.

      Immigration Law Compliance

      For employers who want to hire from abroad, it is necessary to comply with all the UK immigration laws by hiring employees with the right to work and legal immigration status. Our team of experienced lawyers can help you ensure you comply with immigration law while hiring from abroad.

      Relocation Support

      Moving to work in the UK from your country can be a challenging experience. Our immigration solicitors will be there for you at all stages of the process, from visa application to your arrival in the UK.

      Visa Application Support

      Our Skilled Worker Visa solicitors can handle your visa applications. They have a track record of successfully applying for visas. Trust them with your application and increase your chances of getting your visa approved.

      How Much Is a Skilled Worker Visa Solicitor?

      The cost of hiring a Skilled Worker visa solicitor depends on the assistance you need, and it can vary based on the complexity of your case and the services required. Contact us to get an estimate of the cost of our services. Our lawyers will assess your situation and give you a quote. You can speak with any of our solicitors by calling 0121 667 6530 or contacting us online.

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        How Our Skilled Worker Visa Solicitors In Birmingham Can Help You

        Birmingham Immigration Lawyers are at the forefront of support for Skilled Worker visa applications. We have a global reach and have helped many people apply for a UK visa. We can help you, too.

        We can assess your eligibility, help you assemble the documents and apply for the visa on your behalf. Using our services gives you the highest chance of succeeding with your visa application.

        Our solicitors can also help your business secure a sponsor licence and guide you through the process of employing overseas workers. Our team can also teach your employees how to maintain compliance and avoid having your sponsor licence revoked by the Home Office.

        For more information on how we can support your application, including details about the Skilled Worker visa fees and eligibility, call us at 0121 667 6530 or message us online.

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          With our Application Package, your dedicated immigration lawyer will advise you on your application process and eligibility. Your caseworker will then complete and submit your forms to the Home Office on your behalf.

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                  Frequently Asked Questions

                  The sponsor or the employer pays for the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS). This fee is paid each time an employer assigns a CoS to an overseas worker. For every CoS issued, the employer pays £239.

                  It is important to engage the services of Immigration solicitors because they provide the support you need to live and work in the UK. When you employ the services of an expert solicitor at Birmingham Immigration Lawyers, you stand a high chance of visa approval.

                  You can settle in the UK with a Skilled Worker visa if you have lived continuously in the UK for 5 years. Upon settlement, you can now work and live in the UK without immigration restrictions.