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January 2021

The U.K. Immigration Video Series: The Skilled Worker Visa

As employees, business leaders and travelers begin to adapt to the U.K.’s post-Brexit immigration system, a strong grasp of the most commonly used visa categories — including new visas established as a result of Brexit — is essential. In this entry of the U.K. Immigration Video Series, Trainee Solicitor Christopher Jefferies provides an overview of the U.K.’s newly created skilled worker visa, which replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa category.

In the video, Christopher answers the following questions:

  • For whom is the skilled worker visa suitable?
  • What are the main requirements that must be met to apply for a skilled worker visa?
  • How long does it take to apply for and obtain a skilled worker visa?
  • What are the main fees (as of January 2021) that need to be paid in connection with a skilled worker visa?
  • What is the validity period of a skilled worker visa?
  • What happens after the visa is granted?
  • Can a person switch to the skilled worker visa in the U.K.?
  • Can a visa holder’s partner and children apply to join them in the U.K. as dependents?

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