The Skilled Worker visa category is for foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled job by a UK employer holding Skilled Worker sponsor licence. The Skilled Worker visa has replaced Tier 2 General Migrant visa from 1 December 2020. The prospective employer of the Skilled Worker must have Skilled Worker sponsor licence and must assign a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to the Skilled Worker for the Skilled Worker to apply for Skilled Worker visa.
According to paragraph 6 of the Immigration Rules, a “Skilled Worker” means a person who has, or had, permission under Appendix Skilled Worker, or as a Tier 2 (General) migrant under the rules in force before 1 December 2020.
The Skilled Worker visa is a Point Based System (PBS) visa category and points can be awarded for the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS), job skill level, English language, appropriate Salary, Phd level qualifications, job in shortage occupation, and applicant being new entrant. A total of 70 points are required to be eligible to apply for Skilled Worker visa; 50 points from mandatory non-tradable points and the remaining 20 from tradable points.
Skilled Worker visa a route to settlement and a person who has spent 5 years in the UK on Skilled Worker visa can apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) as a Skilled Worker.
Specialist Skilled Worker Visa Solicitors
Our skilled worker visa solicitors specialise in all types of skilled worker visa applications including entry clearance for skilled worker visa, switching into skilled worker visa, extension of skilled worker visa and ILR as a skilled worker. As one of the best skilled worker visa solicitors, our team of skilled worker visa solicitors have wealth of knowledge and experience to provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee skilled worker visa services for all types of UK skilled worker visas. Ask a question to our highly experienced skilled worker visa solicitors for free immigration advice or submit an online request to book an appointment for detailed immigration advice and consultation with one of our skilled worker visa solicitors.
Priority and Super Priority Service For Skilled Worker Visas
Most entry clearance applications for skilled worker visa from outside the UK can be submitted using Priority Service whereby decision on the skilled worker visa entry clearance application will be made within 5 working days instead of 4 week normal waiting time.
All skilled worker visa applications made from inside the UK can be submitted to the Home Office UKVI either by using priority service (to get decision within 5 working days) or by super priority service ( to get decision within 24 hours) instead of standard service which can often take up to 8 weeks to get a decision on the family visa application.
As specialist skilled worker visa solicitors based in London, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide priority and Super Priority Service for skilled worker visa applications whereby decision on your skilled worker visa application may be made by the Home Office UKVI faster than the usual waiting times.
Our skilled worker visa solicitors can prepare and submit your skilled worker visa application to the Home Office, UKVI through priority or Super Priority Service and get decision on your skilled worker visa application through fast track decision making process. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your skilled worker visa application for months (sometimes years).
Services For Skilled Worker Visa
As specialist Skilled Worker visa solicitors, we can provide fast, friendly and reliable fixed fee immigration advice and representations for the following applications for Skilled Workers:
- Entry Clearance For Skilled Worker Visa
- Switching Into Skilled Worker Visa
- Extension Of Skilled Worker Visa
- ILR As A Skilled Worker
- Administrative Review (AR) Of Skilled Worker Visa Refusal
Our Fixed Fees For Skilled Worker Visa
- Entry Clearance For Skilled Worker Dependant Visa
- Switching Into Skilled Worker Dependant Visa
- Extension Of Skilled Worker Dependant Visa
- ILR As A Dependant Of A Skilled Worker
- Administrative Review (AR) Of Skilled Worker Dependant Visa Refusal
Our Fixed Fees For Dependant Visas
Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for various applications for dependant visa are as given in the fee table below:
|Our Service||Fixed Fee Range|
|Entry clearance for Dependant visa||From £800 To £1,200 (VAT not applicable)|
|Switching into Dependant visa from inside the UK||From £800 + VAT To £1,200 + VAT
|Extension / Renewal of Dependant Visa||From £800 + VAT To £1,200 + VAT|
|ILR as a Dependant||From £800 + VAT To £1,200 + VAT|
|Administrative Review of Dependant Visa Entry Clearance Refusal Refusal||From £600 + VAT To £1,000 + VAT|
|Administrative Review Of Refusal Of In-Country Application For Dependant Visa||From £600 + VAT To £1,000 + VAT|
|Additional fee for each dependant applying along with the main applicant||From £300 + VAT To £500 + VAT|
|Naturalisation as a British Citizen after the grant of ILR||From £700 + VAT To £1,200 + VAT|
The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for legal services in relation to your application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.