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SKILLED WORKER VISA
This category applies to those who have been offered a skilled position to fill a particular gap in the workforce. Under this visa, successful applicants may stay in the UK and may apply for Settlement after completing 5-year residency.
Eligibility
In order to successfully apply for a Skilled Worker visa, applicants must score at least 70 points. 50 mandatory points and 20 tradeable points. The points are distributed as follows:
Mandatory Points
An applicant must be awarded 50 points meeting the above requirements. 
  • Sponsorship (20 points)
  • Job at an appropriate skill level (20 points)
  • English language (10 points)
Tradeable Points 
Tradeable points an applicant must be rewarded are 20. These tradeable points can be scored under 6 optional categories (A to F).
Option A
The applicant’s salary equals or exceeds both:
• £25,600 per year; and
• the going rate for the occupation code.
Option B
Educational qualification: PhD in a subject relevant to the job and the applicant’s salary equals or exceeds both:
• £23,040 per year; and
• 90% of the going rate for the occupation code.
In this entry, 10 points will be awarded for the educational qualification and 10 points will be awarded for the applicant’s salary.
Option C
Educational qualification: PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job and the applicant’s salary equals or exceeds both:
• £20,480 per year; and
• 80% of the going rate for the occupation code.
Option D
Job in a shortage occupation and the applicant’s salary equals or exceeds both:
• £20,480 per year; and
• 80% of the going rate for the occupation code.
Option E
Applicant is a new entrant to the labour market and their salary equals or exceeds both:
• £20,480 per year; and
• 70% of the going rate for the occupation code.
Option F
Job in a listed health or education occupation and the applicant’s salary equals or exceeds both:
• £20,480 per year; and
• the going rate for the occupation code.
An applicant with a job in a listed health or education occupation can only be awarded tradeable points from option F.

Fees and Processing
There is a fee payment required for this visa and it may be updated from time to time, therefore please consult us prior to your application.
For more information regarding the application process, the documents required and fees, please contact us on 00 44 (0) 7948721767 or at [email protected]
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