The UK offers several Skilled Worker Visa for overseas workers. These visa routes aim to bring employees on a short-term or long-term basis to their UK branches. The aim of these visa routes is to simplify the process of hiring talent from outside the UK.
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The Skilled Worker Visa is one of the most popular work routes for individuals seeking to live and work in the United Kingdom. This particular work visa allows you to come and work in the UK for up to 5 years. It also helps you seek a settled status and become a permanent resident in the UK.
If you already hold a Skilled Worker Visa and want to apply for an extension, the good news is that you have the option to seek a renewal of your visa. However, you must meet certain requirements to be eligible for the extension.
The Skilled Worker Visa extension solicitors London at Adam Bernard’s can help you identify and fulfil these requirements. With the help of our business immigration solicitors, you can speed up the process of applying for an extension.
You must satisfy specific criteria as a Skilled Worker Visa holder to be eligible for an extension to your visa. Here is a look at this criterion:
You may also need to meet additional requirements, depending on the circumstances of your case. The business immigration solicitors at the London-based Adam Bernard’s can offer you detailed guidance in this regard.
As noted above, you must apply for an extension before your original visa expires. The application must be submitted from inside the UK. You will need to pay a fee and provide relevant supporting documents as a part of your visa extension application.
The fee to apply for an extension is the same as the fee for a standard Skilled Worker Visa. As you will be applying for an extension from inside the UK, the fee is £719 for a visa duration of up to 3 years. For a visa duration of more than 3 years, the extension application fee is £1,423.
If the job for which you are seeking an extension is on the shortage occupation list, you have to pay a lower fee for the extension. In this case, the fee for a visa duration of up to 3 years is £479. For a visa duration of more than 3 years, the application fee is £943.
The same amounts must also be paid for each dependent seeking to have their stay in the UK extended. The dependents must already be in the UK when applying for an extension and need to submit separate applications. Their applications must also be submitted before their visa expires.
In addition to the standard fee, you and your dependents must also pay a healthcare surcharge. The surcharge amount is £624 per year. If you are staying for 3 years, the surcharge amount will be £1,872.
The Skilled Worker Visa extension solicitors London at our law firm can help you with the application process. With the help of our business immigration solicitors, you can also get an exact estimate of the amount of money you will need to pay as a part of the extension application process.
You can apply to have your visa extended only if you continue to work in the same role with the same occupation code and for the same employer.
If you want to change your employer on your Skilled Worker Visa, you will need to apply to have your visa updated instead of extended. You will typically need to update your visa if:
If any of the above applies to your case, you must apply to have your visa updated as soon as possible. When updating your visa, the new job you intend to undertake must meet all the eligibility requirements. You will also need to have a new CoS issued by a licensed sponsor as a part of the visa update requirements.
If you are simply applying for an update to gain permission to do a second job, you must include a letter along with your application. In this letter, you must explain that you are looking to have your visa updated so that you can take on a second job.
The letter must also state your details such as your name and date of birth, the expiry date of your current visa, and the reference number provided on your original CoS.
If you have been in the UK for less than one year, you must also provide several other requirements when applying to have your visa updated.
Our Skilled Worker Visa solicitors London can help you identify the exact documents you must provide as a part of your application. With the guidance of our business immigration solicitors, you can also determine whether or not you need an update to your current visa.
The Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) is a step towards becoming a permanent resident in the UK and ultimately applying for full citizenship.
The basic requirement for ILR is that you must have been living in the UK for at least five years. Once you are granted the ILR status, you can stay in the UK and travel abroad without any restrictions.
You can apply for ILR if you have been in the UK on a Skilled Worker Visa for at least 5 years. This is a viable alternative to applying for an extension if you intend to make the UK your permanent home. Once you are granted the ILR, you can work and stay in the UK indefinitely.
You will need to meet additional eligibility requirements when you apply for ILR. The most notable among these is passing the Life in the UK Test. In this test, your knowledge of British customs, history, and lifestyle is tested. You will also need to demonstrate a certain minimum level of English language proficiency when applying for ILR.
Our experienced business immigration solicitors can guide you on whether or not you are eligible for ILR. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa extension solicitors London to understand what eligibility requirements you must fulfil before you file your application.
The Home Office typically takes up to 8 weeks to decide on your application for Skilled Worker Visa extension. The actual time may be longer depending on the circumstances of your case.
If your application is missing important information, or you have not included all the supporting documents, the Home Office may ask you for this missing data. This may cause a delay in the outcome of your application.
This is why it is best to consult experienced Skilled Worker Visa solicitors London before you submit your application. This can save you from unnecessary delays and hassles.
You can also use the ‘Priority Service’ or ‘Super Priority Service’ to get a quicker decision. The priority service costs an additional £500 and you get a decision within 5 working days. The super priority service costs an extra £800 and you get a decision by the end of the next working day.
The London-based Adam Bernard’s law firm is one of the leading business immigration solicitors in the UK. Our Skilled Worker Visa solicitors London offer you tailored advice that is specifically relevant to your visa application case.
With the help and guidance of our Skilled Worker Visa extension solicitors London, you can make sure that your application is complete, free from errors, and primed for success. Our business immigration solicitors also conduct a full review of your application before you submit it.
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