The Government launched a new skilled worker visa in December 2020, allowing overseas healthcare workers to apply to work in the UK from 1 January 2021.
The visa lasts up to five years before it needs to be extended.
To qualify for a skilled worker visa, you must:
Skilled worker visas will be awarded to those who gain enough points.
Under the points-based immigration system, points are awarded for a job offer, knowledge of English and a minimum salary of at least £25,600.
Applications are made online, and you will need to prove their identity and provide your documents.
Once you have completed these steps, you’ll be informed of a decision within three weeks.
You’ll need to have enough money to pay the application fee (ranging from £610 to £1,408), and be able to support yourself (usually by having at least £1,270 available).
You can apply for a visa up to three months before the day you’re due to start work in the UK.
With the visa, you’ll be able to:
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