Skilled worker visa holders have conditions imposed on their visa. Whilst Skilled Workers are free to travel in and out of the UK, there are restrictions imposed on their employment.  It is important to understand the rules on work conditions as a breach of the conditions could lead to curtailment of the visa, meaning your…

The UK visa application system is notoriously difficult to navigate. From visa categories to complex eligibility criteria, you’d be forgiven for glazing over when the time comes to apply for a visa.  When you consider that visa rules and regulations are also changing frequently, it can be difficult to know if you are reading up-to-date…

Introduction In the past, Student visa holders were able to transition to the Skilled Worker visa if they managed to secure eligible employment with a sponsor, provided they met all eligibility requirements of the Skilled Worker route. The switch could be made as soon as the sponsored employment was secured. This has now changed.  New…

Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) are virtual documents generated in the sponsor’s Sponsor Management System (SMS) portal. Sponsored workers who are making a visa application to change sponsor or who are switching into the Skilled Worker route from another type of UK visa, from inside the UK, will require an undefined Certificate of Sponsorship to make…

As a UK visa holder, it is essential that you continue to meet the terms and conditions of your visa to avoid any potential breach of the immigration rules. Unfortunately, in some cases, a visa holder or applicant may breach the immigration rules without even realising it. One way that this can happen is by…

What is a Defined Certificate of Sponsorship? A Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) is an electronic document with a unique reference number, that is issued by the sponsor, to a visa applicant. Defined Certificates of Sponsorship, are used specifically for Skilled Workers applying from outside the UK and you must hold an A-rated licence to sponsor…

If you have had your Skilled Worker visa for five years and have continuously lived in the UK during this time, you may be eligible to apply for Skilled worker Visa Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). ILR means that you will be free from immigration restrictions in the UK and is a step towards Naturalisation…

A Skilled Worker visa allows foreign nationals to enter or remain in the United Kingdom to work in an eligible job with a Home Office-approved employer. A prospective employer should be aware of the costs associated with sponsorship in order to make an informed decision about whether visa sponsorship or hiring a recruitment agency is…

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