UK Skilled Worker Visa - Eligibility, Document Requirements
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UK Skilled Worker Visa

The UK Skilled Worker visa was introduced to bring in highly skilled overseas workers into the UK labor market and subsequently take up permanent residence in the UK.

With this visa, skilled workers from other countries can be selected based on the shortage occupation list and they will be eligible to get an offer letter without the labor market test and stay in the UK for up to 5 years.

Benefits of the visa:
  • Visa holders can bring dependents on the visa
  • Spouse is allowed to work on the visa
  • No cap on the number of people who can move to the UK on the visa
  • The minimum salary requirement has been reduced to £ 25,600 from the threshold of £26,200
  • Fast Track Visas will be provided for healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses

Benefits of Migrating to UK

Outlook of UK Immigration plan 

About UK Immigration

In this year, there will be major opportunities for UK immigration. The country plans new routes such as Global Business Mobility and Scale-up. It will introduce new visa categories and consolidate or modify some existing offerings. The new High Potential Individual visa would provide user-friendly access.

  • High Potential Individual route: It is a visa for students who have graduated from a top global university. It allows them to enter the UK without a job offer and work without restrictions, offering them the possibility to settle in the country if they meet certain criteria.
  • Scale-up route: It is a visa for talented candidates having a job offer from a qualified scale-up.

Simplifying the Innovator route:  
Introduction of a fast-track program for businesses with growth potential

Allowing more flexible options for funding and an opportunity for the applicant to work outside the primary business

  • Global Business Mobility: New Global Business Mobility route for overseas businesses

The UK government has laid out all these plans as it aims to make the UK a global innovation hub by 2035. The introduction of this new fast-track visa for recruiting overseas talent would be “very important or vital” for the growth of its economy and employment.

Apart from these, the country is also facing labor shortages in many areas and hence it will rely on UK immigration for highly skilled foreign nationals.

Most popular ways to migrate to the UK

With profound knowledge of UK immigration policies, Y-Axis offers you expert guidance and counsels you on all necessary procedures and requirements to increase your chances of migrating to the UK from India.

Though there are many pathways for UK immigration, the most trusted and successful paths include:

  • Migrate through Work Visa – UK skilled migration
  • Migrate through Student Route
  • Migrating through Family Visa
  • Migrating through UK Business Visa
  • Migrating through a UK Investor visa

The UK government urges skilled professionals to work in the UK under the Tier 2 visa program to gain a competitive edge. This program allows job seekers to check the occupations in the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List and apply for them based on their eligibility criteria.

The most in-demand sectors include:

  • IT
  • Finance
  • Teaching
  • Healthcare
  • Engineering

The applicant must gain a UK work permit to apply for the skilled workers’ program.

UK Minimum Gross Salary 

  • Minimum Gross Salary Increased to £ 26,200 from the existing £ 25,600
  • Minimum Gross Salary for eligible PhD-qualified occupations increased from £23,040 to £23,580.
  • Minimum Gross Salary for shortage occupation list roles, certain STEM roles, new entrants, and certain healthcare roles increased from £20,480 to £20,960.
New UK immigration points-based assessment system

The UK launched the new UK immigration points-based system in January 2021. The eligibility criteria for the UK skilled migration depend on the ‘new points-based UK Visa system.’ It measures eligibility by taking into consideration various factors to assess candidates’ skills for the UK work visa.

The points scored based on the UK New Points-based Systemdecide the eligibility for the work visa.

To qualify for the UK work visa, the candidate should score a minimum of 70 points. If the candidate has an approved job offer for a skilled job and can speak fluent English, she/he will be awarded 50 points.

The candidate can gain the remaining 20 points if the salary being offered is at least £26,200 per year. The candidates can earn extra points if they have higher qualifications:

  • 10 points for a relevant PhD
  • 20 points for a PhD in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines
  • 20 points for a job offer in the skill shortages stream
  • Few jobs such as health or education will earn them 20 points even if their pay is less than £26,200

UK Skilled Worker Visa
The UK Skilled Worker Visa is what you need if you are a non-EU national as well as a skilled professional wanting to reside and be employed in the UK. This visa has replaced the earlier Tier 2 (General) Work Visa.

It has to be noted that if an EU national who is your relative has started to live in the UK before December 31, 2020, such a person can lodge an application to the free EU Settlement Scheme.

Eligibility Requirement:
  • You must have a score of 70 points to qualify in the defined parameters like specific skills, qualifications, salaries and professions.
  • You need to have a Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 2 years of skilled work experience from the eligible occupations list
  • You must have a job offer from a Home Office licensed sponsor
  • The job offer must be at the required skill level – RQF 3 or above (A Level and equivalent)
  • You must meet the English Language requirement at B1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • You should also meet the general salary threshold of £26,200 or the specific salary requirement for the occupation or the ‘going rate’.
Documents required:

The following documents will be required at the time of applying for a UK Skilled Worker visa:

  • The applicant’s Certificate of Sponsorship [CoS] reference number
  • Proof of knowledge of the English language
  • A valid passport [or other documents that establishes the applicant’s nationality and identity]
  • Job title
  • Annual salary
  • Occupation code of the job
  • Name of the employer
  • The sponsor licence number of the employer
Jobs on the UK Shortage Occupation List [SOL]

If a candidate has their job on the SOL, they can be paid 80% of the “going rate” for their job in order to qualify for the UK Skilled Worker visa.

Occupation code

Job types included on the shortage occupations list


Health services and public health managers and directors – all jobs


Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors – all jobs


Chemical scientists – only jobs in the nuclear industry


Biological scientists and biochemists – all jobs


Physical scientists – only the following jobs in the construction-related ground engineering industry: engineering geologist, hydrogeologist, geophysicist


Physical scientists – only the following jobs in the oil and gas industry: geophysicist, geoscientist, geologist, geochemist technical services manager in the decommissioning and waste areas of the nuclear industry senior resource geologist and staff geologist in the mining sector


Social and humanities scientists – only archaeologists


Civil engineers – all jobs


Mechanical engineers – all jobs


Electrical engineers – all jobs


Electronics engineers – all jobs


Design and development engineers – all jobs


Production and process engineers – all jobs


Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified – all jobs


IT business analysts, architects and systems designers – all jobs


Programmers and software development professionals – all jobs


Web design and development professionals – all jobs


Information technology and communications professionals not elsewhere classified – only cyber security specialists


Veterinarians – all jobs


Actuaries, economists and statisticians – only bio-informaticians and informaticians


Architects – all jobs


Quality control and planning engineers – all jobs


Laboratory technicians – all jobs


Artists – all jobs


Dancers and choreographers – only skilled classical ballet dancers or skilled contemporary dancers who meet the standard required by internationally recognised UK ballet or contemporary dance companies. The company must be endorsed as being internationally recognised by a UK industry body such as the Arts Councils (of England, Scotland or Wales).


Musicians – only skilled orchestral musicians who are leaders, principals, sub-principals or numbered string positions, and who meet the standard required by internationally recognised UK orchestras. The orchestra must a full member of the Association of British Orchestras.


Arts officers, producers and directors – all jobs


Graphic designers – all jobs


Welding trades – only high integrity pipe welders, where the job requires 3 or more years’ related on-the-job experience. This experience must not have been gained through illegal working.


Care workers and home carers – private households or individuals (other than sole traders sponsoring someone to work for their business) cannot sponsor Skilled Worker applicants


Senior care workers – all jobs

Healthcare and education occupations have a different shortage occupation list –

Occupation code Job types included
2211 Medical practitioners – all jobs
2212 Psychologists – all jobs
2217 Medical radiographers – all jobs
2222 Occupational therapists – all jobs
2223 Speech and language therapists – all jobs
2231 Nurses – all jobs
2314 Secondary education teaching professionals [only teachers in maths, physics, science (where an element of physics will be taught), computer science and Mandarin]
2315 Primary and nursery education teaching professionals – only Gaelic medium teachers
2442 Social workers – all jobs
3213 Paramedics – all jobs
Visa fee details
  • Application Fees for stay up to 3 years – 625 pounds
  • Application Fees for stay more than 3 years stay-1,235 pounds
  • Application Fees if your job is in Shortage Occupation List for stay up to 3 years) – 479 pounds
  • Application Fees (f job in Shortage Occupation List and you wish to stay for more than three years 943 pounds
  • UK NARIC Fees 49.50 pounds
  • UK NARIC – 140 Pounds + VAT 

Apart from the application fees you will have to pay a health surcharge of 624 pounds per year of stay when you apply which will be refunded in case your application is rejected

Migrate through Student Route

The UK is next only to the US as the most favored destination for foreign students. The UK is home to the best-ranked universities in the world, some of which make it to the top of the world university rankings.

Many sectors of higher education in the United Kingdom, such as engineering, business, management, art, design, and law, are among the best in the world.

Every year, more than 600,000 international students arrive in the country to pursue various academic programs, beginning from bachelor’s degrees to PhDs. The degrees that the UK higher educational institutions offer are recognized worldwide. Students who study in UK universities get an opportunity to develop competent skills and earn valuable knowledge.

Students can pursue post-graduate studies in most of the universities in the UK as some of them even promise sponsorship of Tier 4 visas. Obtaining a UK Student Visa helps you put your best foot forward, in terms of a brilliant career post your UK study.

The academic year in the UK lasts from September to July. Generally, universities and colleges in the UK have three intakes. Some of them might also refer to intake as a term.

The three intakes in the UK are:

Intake 1: Term 1 – Commencing in September/October, it is the major intake

Intake 2: Term 2 – The intake commencing in January/February is also available

Intake 3: Term 3 – Commencing in May/June, it is available for select courses.

UK family visas are a type of UK entry and residence authorizations that are granted to those who want to settle with their family members permanently in the UK.

UK Family Visa

There are a few ways in which you can get a UK family visa:

  • As a spouse or partner of a UK resident.
  • As a parent of a UK resident.
  • As a child of a UK resident.
  • As a sick, disabled, or aged relative in need of long-term care from a UK resident.
  • On the basis of private life.
  • As a widowed partner of a former UK resident.
  • As a separated spouse or partner.
UK Investment Visa

The UK Investment Visa is a Tier 1 visa, part of the UK Points Based System, offered to wealthy individuals who are willing to invest a minimum of £2 million in the UK. The higher the amount of money invested, the quicker the individual can apply for settlement and eventually obtains British citizenship.

For high-net-worth individuals wanting to settle in the UK, the following are the most suitable alternatives:

  • Innovator visa
  • Global talent visa
  • Scale Up visa

Set up your first branch office in the UK. The UK Expansion Worker visa which is a part of the new UK Global Business Mobility, allows you to send a representative to set up the first branch of the company in the UK. This is a great option for businesses to expand their business operations to the UK. Y-Axis can help you navigate UK immigration and make the best case for your temporary Residency.


A UK Expansion Worker visa is the new name given for UK Sole representative visa. It allows you to come to the UK to set up a branch of an overseas business that has not started trading in the UK yet. Key details of the program are:

Companies with no current UK presence can send an employee to the UK on Sole Representative Visa

  • Allows the company to expand its business to the UK.
  • Allows sufficient time for the company to market research, analysis, and set up operations in the UK.
  • The easiest way to register a company in the UK and negotiate with suppliers and customers.
  • 12 months will be the initial Visa duration and the extension will be given for another 12 months


To be eligible for a UK Expansion Worker visa you need to:

  • Must be a genuine company, incorporated overseas and established for a minimum of one year.
  • Must not have any branch, subsidiary or another representative in the UK.
  • Sending the employee must be for the benefit of the company
  • Should be a senior employee.
  • Must have full authority to take operational decisions on the company’s behalf.
  • Should have been working with the company for a reasonably long time.
  • Should be well acquainted with the company’s operations.
  • Must show a good employment track record in a similar or closely related field of work.
  • Must meet the English language requirement.
  • Must meet the maintenance funds requirement for themselves and any dependent.
  • The employee cannot be an owner and majority shareholder in the overseas company.


You must already work for the overseas business as either a senior manager or specialist employee.

  • Must be hired and employed by a company or organization whose headquarters or major place of business is located outside the UK.
  • Have the necessary abilities, experience, and expertise for the job.
  • Have complete authority to make decisions on behalf of the firm (but do not own or control the majority of it) and have a senior position within it.
  • Be hired and employed by a firm or organization that has its headquarters or principal place of business outside of the United Kingdom.


Your partner and children can apply to join you or to stay in the UK as your ‘dependants’ if they’re eligible. If their application is successful, their visa will end on the same date as yours.


  • work for your sponsor in the job described in your certificate of sponsorship
  • study
  • bring your partner and children with you as your ‘dependants’, if they’re eligible
  • do voluntary work
  • travel abroad and return to the UK


The requirements to apply for the UK Expansion Worker Visa Program includes:

  • Passport & travel history
  • Certificate of Sponsorship
  • UK Job details
  • Educational and business credentials
  • Evidence you are located outside the UK & employed by a non-UK based company
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Other documentation
How to obtain UK PR Visa?

UK permanent resident status provides any individual an opportunity to live and work in the UK indefinitely. Interested persons need to acquire this permit to work or carry out business in the UK, without any time limit on their stay or restrictions on immigration.

5 Steps to apply for the UK Skilled Worker Visa

Requirements for UK PR Visa

To get UK PR, one has to live in the UK for five years under one of the following categories:

  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2 of the points-based system: for the overseas skilled professionals who have valid job offers in the United Kingdom
  • Businessperson
  • Investor
  • International students and Research fellows
  • Representatives of a news agency, overseas newspaper, PR agency, or broadcasting organization
  • The private servant in the household of a diplomat
  • Domestic worker in a private household
  • Overseas government employee
  • The self-employed lawyer or solicitor
  • UK ancestry
  • Highly skilled migrants under the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP)
  • Retired person of independent means
  • The sole representative of an overseas firm
  • One can also apply for UK PR if that individual has a family member or a partner who is a British citizen.
UK PR Visa Fee

It costs £2389 for an individual applicant by post. Application in person might cost slightly higher but the advantage of this method is that a decision is taken on the same day without a six-month wait.


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What is the Skilled Worker visa?

The Skilled Worker visa is for employers to recruit people from overseas to work in the UK in a specific job. A Skilled Worker must have a job offer in an eligible skilled occupation from an employer Home Office-approved sponsor.

Can you bring dependents on the visa?

Yes, you have the right to bring dependents with you which can be your spouse or partner and children below 18 years. The application of dependents is linked with yours.

What are the documents required for the Skilled Worker visa?
  • Offer letter from a UK Employer who has a license to sponsor from the Home Office
  • Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
  • Passport with a validity of 12 months
  • Documents in support of your educational qualifications
  • Documents to prove English language proficiency
  • Proof of having the required maintenance funds which is 1,270 pounds
What is the cost of the Skilled Worker visa?

The application fee will depend on how many years you plan to work in the UK, and whether your job is on the skill shortage list.

  • Application Fees for stay up to 3 years – £610 per person
  • Application Fees for stay more than 3 years – £1,220 per person
  • Application Fees if your job is in the Shortage Occupation List for stay up to 3 years – £464 per person
  • Application Fees if your job is in the Shortage Occupation List and you wish to stay for more than three years – £928 per person
  • UK NARIC Fees 49.50 pounds

Apart from the application fees you will have to pay a health surcharge of £624 per year [for each year of your stay]. To be refunded in case your application is rejected.

Additionally, the applicant must have a minimum of £1,270 in their bank account to demonstrate that they can support themselves financially in the UK.

Is there a Salary relaxation for the Skilled Worker visa compared to the earlier Tier 2 visa?

The salary requirement has been reduced from GBP 30,500 to GBP 25,600. Or the applicant has to meet the specific salary requirement for the occupation or the ‘going rate’.

Is there any preference given for member of the European Union?

With the introduction of the Skilled Worker visa, European Union (EU) citizens will be treated on par with citizens of other nations. As long as the UK was a member of the EU, those from EU countries had a right to work in the UK. With Brexit they will no longer have this right and will have to apply for a work visa just like others.

Is there any preference for candidates with Ph.D.?

No preference will be given to PhD holders. However, every candidate must  have a score of 70 points to qualify in the defined parameters like specific skills, qualifications, salaries and professions.

Is IELTS required for the Skilled Worker visa?

IELTS is not mandatory for the UK Skilled Worker visa. The English language requirements for the visa have to be meet by either IELTS for UKVI (General) with a minimum score of 4 bands in all the four modules or UK NARIC report for the Bachelor’s or Master’s qualification.

Can the Dependent spouse of the visa holder eligible to work?

Yes, the dependent spouse can work full time.

Is education free for children of Skilled Worker visa holders?

Yes, education will be free for children below 18 years of age just like UK citizens or PR holders.

Is there free medical services for the visa holders?

No, they have to pay the fees as per the NHS charges.

What is the duration of the visa?

The visa can be applied for either 3 years or more than 3 years (up to a maximum of 5 years).

After 5 years they can apply for FLR and after another 2 years apply for ILR.

What is new point-based system introduced in the UK?

The government of UK announced the launch of a points-based immigration system which has come into effect from January 2021.

The main features of the points-based migration include:

  • Immigration candidates for both EU and non-EU nations will be treated the same way
  • Highly skilled workers, skilled workers and students wanting to come to the UK must follow the points-based system
  • A job offer is mandatory for skilled workers
  • 70 points is the minimum score required to be eligible for a visa
  • A job offer and the ability to speak English will get the applicant 50 points. The additional 20 points required to qualify for the visa can be gained through any of the following qualifications:
  • Having a job offer that pays you 26,000 pounds or above per year will give you 20 points
  • 10 points for a relevant PhD or 20 points for a PhD in a STEM subject
  • 20 points for an offer for a job where there is a skill shortage
How many points are required to eligible for skilled worker visa?

The Skilled Worker visa is based on a points system; so, you can use the various points criteria to your advantage to get the required number of points to apply for this visa. You need 70 points to qualify for this visa.

While it is mandatory to have a job offer from an approved sponsor, if you have a job at the appropriate skill level and have English language skills at the appropriate level you will score 50 points.

You can gain the remaining 20 points if you are hired for a job where you are paid at least £25,600 a year.

You can gain these extra points if you have better qualifications

  • 10 points if you have a relevant PhD
  • 20 points if you have a PhD in science, technology, engineering or math
  • 20 points if you have a job offer in a skill shortage occupation
How do I know if I have the required points to eligible as I will score some points for the salary package that I will be getting for my job in the U.K?

Under the UK skilled worked visa, the minimum salary requirement is 25,600 pounds and an applicant who has a job offer from a sponsored employer with this salary can secure 20 points directly, 10 points from NARIC/ IELTS, 20 points from the Offer of the job by an approved sponsor, 20 points SOC code for the designation.

To get the required points based on salary, the applicant has to meet the specific salary requirement for the occupation or the ‘going rate’.

Applicants are allowed to use the points for their qualifications against a lower salary package to get the required points for the Skilled Worker Visa. If the job offer has a salary which is less than the minimum salary requirement of £ 20,480, an applicant will still be qualified if they have:

  • a job offer in a specific shortage occupation
  • a PhD relevant to the job
  • a PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job
If I have more points is it easy to get a visa?

The maximum points you can score is 70 points, scoring more than 70 points will not give you special privileges. This is how the 70 points will be distributed based on your qualifications:

  • 70 points is the required score to be eligible for a visa
  • A job offer and the ability to speak English will get the applicant 50 points. The additional 20 points required to qualify for the visa can be gained through any of the following qualifications:
  • Having a job offer that pays you 26,000 pounds or above per year will give you 20 points
  • 10 points for a relevant PhD or 20 points for a PhD in a STEM subject
  • 20 points for an offer for a job where there is a skill shortage
After the UK employer issues Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) are there chances of rejection of the Skilled Worker visa?

Yes, there are chances that your visa application can be rejected in spite of getting a certificate of sponsorship but you can always reapply for the visa.

How much salary can I expect if I apply for a Skilled Worker visa?

Your salary will be based on your years of experience, here is the average salary based on years of experience:

01- 05 years – 24000 pounds (Variation based on profile and industry)

05 – 10 years –30800 pounds (Variation based on profile and industry)

10- 15 years – 40000 pounds (Variation based on profile and industry)

Will the UK economy go down because of Brexit?

Brexit is likely to reduce immigration from European Economic Area (EEA) countries to the UK, and poses challenges for British higher education, academic research and security.

Do children of Tier 2 visa holders in the UK get access to free education?

Yes, children of Tier 2 visa holders get access to free education in the UK.

Is the minimum salary package advantageous or disadvantageous for applicants?

Yes, it is advantageous because the applicant can ask the employer to pay the minimum salary to process his  visa. The employer will have to pay a minimum salary of 25,600 pounds or the ‘going rate’ for the position, whichever is higher.

How many years need to be on work permit to get PR?

Permanent residency in the UK is also known as the Indefinite Leave to Remain, it is an immigration status granted to a person without the Right of Abode.

A person who has permanent resident status can live and work indefinitely in the UK. He will no longer have immigration restrictions to work or do business in the UK and no time limits on his stay.

You can apply for permanent residency if you have lived in the UK for a certain number of years, lawfully or otherwise.

You have to be in the UK on a work permit for five years before applying for permanent residency.

How many years of stay on a PR visa is required to apply for UK citizenship?

You will have to stay for a minimum of five years in the UK on a PR visa to apply for citizenship.

After I gain UK citizenship do I have work rights in EU?

No, you will have to apply for a work permit to work in most EU countries even if you have UK citizenship.

What is the difference between new rules and old rules on Tier 2 work permit?

Here is a table describing the main differences:

Old Rules

New Rules

Min Salary 30000

Min Salary 25600

EU Citizens were eligible to work in UK

EU citizens also need sponsorship from the employers

No fast track visas

Fast track entry to the Healthcare professionals

After getting UK citizenship can I get work rights in other countries like Australia and Canada?

No, you will have to apply for a work permit to work in these countries.

In 5 years how many days I can stay outside UK to be eligible for ILR?

If you have lived in the UK continuously for five years and have spent less than 180 consecutive days outside of the UK each year during this period, you will be eligible for ILR.

Can I sponsor my parent's dependent PR after getting UK citizenship?

Yes, you can sponsor your parent’s PR visa, once you become a British citizen or are settled permanently in the UK and is not on the work permit.

Can I check online on how many allocations a particular employer has?

No, it is not possible to check this online.

How do I know is COS is genuine? Do I have the option to check before lodging my visa application?

You can click on this link to check if the COS is genuine.

How much will the Tier 2 visa cost and how long it will take to process?

It will take a minimum of 3 weeks to get the visa decision from the time you file your application. The cost of the visa is 610 Pounds per applicant for a 3-year visa and 1220 Pounds per applicant for a 5-year visa.

Can dependents work full time?

Yes, dependent children over 16 years of age can work on a full-time job in the UK.

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