UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa

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This thread is dedicated to the new UK Skilled Worker visa (formerly Tier 2 visa), and Health and Care Worker visa routes. Please feel free to share ideas, information, links, etc and connect with like-minded people. Our goal is to see each other succeed in this pursuit and meet together at last in the UK. I'll start with some basic information about each of the two visa routes and the official gov.uk links for guidance on how to start the process: 1. For every information about the UK Skilled Worker visa -> Overview of Skilled Worker visa: A Skilled Worker visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer. This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa. Eligibility: To qualify for a Skilled Worker visa, you must: - work for a UK employer that’s been approved by the Home Office - have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you’ve been offered in the UK - do a job that’s on the list of eligible occupations - be paid a minimum salary - how much depends on the type of work you do *The specific eligibility depends on your job -> *You must have a confirmed job offer before you apply for your visa.* Knowledge of English: - You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. You’ll usually need to prove your knowledge of English when you apply. You can prove your knowledge of English by: - passing a Secure English Language Test (SELT) from an approved provider - having a GCSE, A level, Scottish National Qualification level 4 or 5, Scottish Higher or Advanced Higher in English, gained through study at a UK school that you began when you were under 18 - having a degree-level academic qualification that was taught in English - if you studied abroad, you’ll need to apply through Ecctis (formerly UK NARIC) for confirmation that your qualification is equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD. How long you can stay: - 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. If you want to stay longer in the UK: - You can apply to extend your visa as many times as you like as long as you still meet the eligibility requirements. *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. How to apply: You must apply online. How you apply depends on whether you’re: - outside the UK and are coming to the UK - inside the UK and extending your current visa - inside the UK and switching from a different visa *If you want to change your job or employer, you must apply to update your visa. *You can include your partner and children in your application to stay in the UK if they are eligible. How long it takes: - You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the day you are due to start work in the UK. Getting a decision: Once you’ve applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you’ll usually get a decision on your visa within: - 3 weeks, if you’re outside the UK - 8 weeks, if you’re inside the UK *If you need to go to an appointment, you may be able to pay for a faster decision. How you do this depends on whether you’re outside the UK or inside the UK. How much it costs: You, your partner or children will each need to: - pay the application fee (£610 for a standard 3-year visa, or £1,220 for a 5-year visa; but for shortage occupations - £464 for a 3-year visa, or £928 for a 5-year visa) - pay the healthcare surcharge fee for each year of your stay (£624 per annum) - prove you have enough personal savings (at least £1,270, unless you’re exempt) What you can and cannot do You can: - work in an eligible job - take on additional work in certain circumstances - do voluntary work - study - bring your partner and children with you as your ‘dependants’, if they’re eligible - 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 You cannot: - apply for most benefits (public funds), or the State Pension - change jobs or employer unless you update your visa. 2. For every information about the UK Health and Care Worker visa -> Overview of Health and Care Worker visa: The Health and Care Worker visa was created, sequel to Brexit, to encourage healthcare professionals from around the world to come to the UK to do an eligible job with the NHS, an NHS supplier or in adult social care. The visa opened to applications from 4 August 2020, and forms part of the UK’s new immigration system. *For applicants, the benefits of the new Health and Care Worker visa include fast-tracked entry to the UK, together with reduced visa fees and exemption from the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS). Processing duration is usually about 3 weeks. Eligibility: To qualify for a Health and Care Worker visa, you must: - be a qualified doctor, nurse, health professional (e.g. dietitian, physiotherapist, dentist, etc) or adult social care professional - work in an eligible health or social care job - work for a UK employer that’s been approved by the Home Office - have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you’ve been offered in the UK - be paid a minimum salary - how much depends on the type of work you do *Check if your job is eligible -> *You must have a confirmed job offer before you apply for your visa. Knowledge of English: - You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. You’ll usually need to prove your knowledge of English when you apply. How long you can stay: - 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. If you want to stay longer in the UK: - You can apply to extend your visa as many times as you like as long as you still meet the eligibility requirements. *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. How to apply: You must apply online. How you apply depends on whether you’re: - outside the UK and are coming to the UK - inside the UK and extending your current visa - inside the UK and switching from a different visa. *If you want to change your job or employer, you must apply to update your visa. *You can include your partner and children in your application to stay in the UK if they are eligible. How long it takes: - You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the day you are due to start work in the UK. This date is listed on your certificate of sponsorship. Getting a decision: - Once you’ve applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you’ll usually get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks. *If you need to go to an appointment, you may be able to pay for a faster decision. How you do this depends on whether you’re outside the UK or inside the UK. How much it costs You, your partner or children will each need to: - pay the application fee (£232 for a 3-year visa, or £464 for a 5-year visa) - prove you have enough personal savings (at least £1,270, unless you’re exempt) Healthcare surcharge: You - and your partner or children - will not have to pay the healthcare surcharge. What you can and cannot do You can: - work in an eligible job - take on additional work in certain circumstances - do voluntary work - study - bring your partner and children with you as your ‘dependants’, if they’re eligible - 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 You cannot: - apply for most benefits (public funds), or the State Pension - change jobs or employer unless you update your visa. Apply for NHS UK Jobs -> Apply for NHS Scotland Jobs -> Please let's accord this thread the publicity it deserves by getting it to the front page, so that our brothers and sisters who aren't aware of this opportunity can see it and benefit from it. Thanks. ~Your brother, Uzland.

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