Are you considering working in the UK? Find Out the Requirements for a UK Work Visas.
Let our experienced team handle the complexities of the immigration process. We provide personalised guidance. to your unique circumstances. Contact us today and take the first step towards achieving your professional goals in the UK. With our expertise, we can assist you in securing various types of work visas, including:
Skilled Worker Visa
Representatives of an Overseas Working Business Visa
A skilled worker visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer.
You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. You’ll usually need to prove your knowledge of English when you apply.
Your visa can last for up to 5 years before you need to extend it. You’ll need to apply to extend or update your visa when it expires or if you change jobs or employer.
After 5 years, you may be able to apply to settle permanently in the UK (also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’). This gives you the right to live, work and study here for as long as you like, and apply for benefits if you’re eligible.
With a skilled worker visa you can:-
work in an eligible job
bring your partner and children with you as your ‘dependants’, if they’re eligible
take on additional work in certain circumstances
do voluntary work
travel abroad and return to the UK
apply to settle permanently in the UK (also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’) if you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years and meet the other eligibility requirements
apply for most benefits (public funds), or the State Pension
change jobs or employer unless you apply to update your visa
Other long-term work visas include:-
Health and Care Worker visa
Minister of Religion visa
International Sportsperson visa
Short-term work visas include:-
Temporary Work – Charity Worker visa
Temporary Work – Creative Worker visa
Temporary Work – Government Authorised Exchange visa
Temporary Work – International Agreement visa
Temporary Work – Religious Worker visa
Temporary Work – Seasonal Worker visa
Youth Mobility Scheme visa
Representative of an overseas business visa
You can apply as a representative of an overseas business if you’re either:-
the sole representative of an overseas business planning to set up either a UK branch or wholly owned subsidiary
an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation posted on a long-term assignment to the UK
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The visa lets you stay in the UK for an initial period of 3 years.
You may be able to extend your visa for another 2 years.
After you’ve been in the UK for 5 years, you can apply for permission to settle permanently in the UK.
work for your employer, full time
bring your family (‘dependants’) with you to the UK
apply to extend your visa
apply to settle in the UK after you’ve been here for 5 years
work for yourself or any other business
stay in the UK if the sole representative arrangement is ended by your employer
switch to this visa from any other visa category
get public funds
Other work visas include:-
UK Ancestry visa
British National (Overseas) visa
Overseas Domestic Worker visa
Turkish Businessperson visa
Turkish Worker visa
You can apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa if:-
you want to invest £2,000,000 or more in the UK
you meet the other eligibility requirements
You can come to the UK with a Tier 1 (Investor) visa for a maximum of 3 years and 4 months.
You can apply to extend this visa for another 2 years.
work or study
apply to settle after 2 years if you invest £10 million
apply to settle after 3 years if you invest £5 million
apply to settle after 5 years if you invest £2 million
work as a professional sportsperson or sports coach
get public funds
Other investor, business development and talent visas include:-