ArticleHow to apply for a Skilled Worker visa?

The application process for a UK Skilled Worker visa can be complex, especially for those applying from outside the UK. At GigaLegal, we specialize in providing expert guidance to simplify this process. This article outlines the essential steps to successfully apply for a Skilled Worker Visa, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your journey to working in the UK.

1. Check your eligibility

Before starting your application, confirm your eligibility for a Skilled Worker Visa. This involves meeting specific requirements related to your skills, job offer, English language proficiency, and financial stability.

2. Secure a job offer in the UK

The foundation of your Skilled Worker visa application is a valid job offer from a licensed sponsor in the UK. This job should align with your skills and qualifications, and the employer must be recognized by the UK Home Office.

3. Obtaining your Certificate of (CoS)

Once you have a job offer, your UK employer will issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS). This vital document contains important details about the job and serves as official sponsorship for your visa application.

4. Prepare the necessary documents

Gather all necessary documents to demonstrate your eligibility. These might include your passport, proof of English language skills, and documents outlined in your CoS.

5. Complete the online application form

The application for a Skilled Worker Visa has to be completed online. Whether you are applying from abroad or switching from another visa category within the UK, there are specific forms to fill out. This process can get complicated if you are not familiar with the intricacies of these applications. It is advised to seek assistance from expert immigration solicitors who can guide you through the process.

6. Pay required fees

Along with your application, you will need to pay the visa application fee, biometric fee, and healthcare surcharge. These fees are mandatory and vary based on your situation and the length of your stay.

7. Uploading supporting documents

Digitally submit any supporting documents required for your application. These documents are crucial for proving the claims made in your application.

8. Schedule a biometric appointment

You must book a biometric appointment to provide your fingerprints and photographs. This step is essential for your identity verification.

If applying from outside the UK, you can typically expect a decision within three weeks of your application date. Delays can occur if further information or documents are needed.

The process can be daunting, but with GigaLegal, you can make it a breeze. Our experienced immigration solicitors can extend comprehensive support for Skilled Worker visa applications and other immigration-related matters.

Get in touch: For a comprehensive understanding of your options or queries on UK immigration matters, reach out to GigaLegal at 02074067654 or click here to book a no-obligation consultation with an immigration expert.