Work Visa in the UK (2020)

Frequently Asked Questions that we hear from our clients over the years about work visa in the UK and compiled it into this post. If you also have this kind of question these Q/A or FAQs can help you a lot.

How to obtain a work permit for UK?

There are certain requirements for obtaining a work permit as an employee in the UK. A worker can obtain a work permit by fulfilling these requirements. Those are,

  • you must have a valid certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsoring employer
  • must pass the points-based assessment
  • prove your knowledge of English
  • have personal savings
  • show your travel history over the last 5 years
  • have tuberculosis test results
  • provide a criminal record certificate

What are the various UK work visas?

There are various types of work visas in the UK such as Short-term work visas, Long-term work visas & Other visas.

A temporary worker can apply to enter the UK for short-term work visas under Tier 5. There is some category under this Tier 5 requirements such as Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting, Government Authorized Exchange, International Agreement, Religious Worker, Seasonal Worker, and Youth Mobility Scheme.

Also, there are General work visas, Intra-company Transfer, Minister of Religion, and Sportsperson visa which are under the category of Tier 2. A skilled worker can apply to enter or remain in the UK for long-term work visas under Tier 2.

These are legal if you have a job offer here from your sponsor with a valid certificate of sponsorship.

Can one apply for a work permit visa for the UK?

Yes! Anyone can apply for a work permit visa for the UK by fulfilling the eligibility. The most important requirement is valid certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsoring employer. Without it, someone is less likely to get a work permit visa for the UK.

If you need any immigration law support in Manchester for solving your work permit problem, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What are the charges for the UK work visa?

You’ll have to pay £244 for short-term visas under Tier 5 depends on who you’re applying for. In long-term visas you have to pay depends who you’re applying for up to 3 years & more than 3 years then shortage occupation issue will come.

If you apply for up to 3 years; you have to pay £610 for each person but If you’re a citizen of Turkey or Macedonia, you have to pay £555 for each person. You’ll be applying for more than 3 years; you have to pay £1220 for each person. but If you’re a citizen of Turkey or Macedonia, you have to pay £1165 for each person.

You’ll need to pay £19.20 to have your fingerprints and a photo taken. You’ll also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application.

Can I study on a work visa in the UK?

Yes! You can study on a work visa in the UK. It is alright, not an issue. But will this help you with your work and earning as well. Also, the fee will be given to you as an international student. The choice is yours; you want to work more and study less, or another way round.

The main intention of the visa is to work in the UK. You may wish to look into a part-time study as both a university and employer may have concerns about you working and studying full-time due to the required time commitment for both.

Do employers pay for a UK work visa?

Most of the employers do not pay for someone’s visa, nor for their travel to the UK, or for housing or your moving expenses. It depends entirely on the deal negotiated between you and your employer. Some employers may agree to pay some or all of those costs if they want you that badly, but it would be very unusual.

How long is the UK visa processing time?

The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before you’re due to start work in the UK. The date you can start is listed on your certificate of sponsorship. You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK.

If you’re applying to extend or switch in the UK, you can pay an extra £500 for the priority service to get a decision within 5 working days.

Can you get a UK to work visa without the IELTS?

It depends on where you are from. If you are an EU citizen, you don’t need a visa, so your English level is not strictly relevant. If, however, you are not EU then the Trinity exams are recognized for getting the visa.

Yes! you can get a work visa in the UK without IELTS.

If you need any immigration law support in Manchester for solving your work permit problem, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Can I work outside of the UK while on my Tier 2 Visa?

Tier 2 visa allows you to do one thing and one thing only: work in the UK.

If your employer wants you to go to another country for work purposes, such as a project in Germany, you can do that, but depending on the nature of the work you may need a work permit or visa from the other country to perform that work.

Is it possible for dependent visa holders to work in the UK?

The dependent visa category enables the dependents of the person who is a permanent resident or UK citizen to apply to join them in the UK. This type of application typically applies to family and children.

Most dependent visas allow the holder to work without restriction in the UK even where the main applicant is restricted as to their employment that is with a work permit or Tier 2 visas. Dependents are also normally free to enter self-employment.

These are Frequently Asked Questions we receive from our clients. We have tried to answer the questions properly. Do you have any questions? Then give us a message, we will try to reach out to you asap.