Types of UK Work Visas

Working in the UK is a restricted activity. If you want to work in the UK and you are not a UK resident, then you will require permission from the UK government to work. This means applying for a UK work visa. 

There are many different work visas available, such as:

  • Skilled Worker Visa UK
  • Youth Mobility Visa UK
  • Seasonal Worker Visa UK
  • Temporary Work Visa UK
  • High Potential Individual Visa UK
  • Global Business Mobility Visa
  • Frontier Worker Permit
  • Charity Worker Visa
  • Health and Care Worker Visa UK

The type of work visa you need can depend on the job you want to take, the economic activity you want to achieve, and your personal circumstances. 

Those in professional jobs might choose a Skilled Worker Visa and a young person wanting short term might choose the Youth Mobility Visa for the UK.

Applying for a Work Visa in the UK

You must select the most appropriate economic visa that suits your circumstances, ensuring you meet the eligibility requirements, understand the application process, costs and lead-times to increase your chances of success. 

Our experienced team will not only help you navigate the intricacies of the application process, but also provide valuable insights and advice tailored to your specific needs. With Seraphus by your side, you can confidently embark on your path to obtaining a UK Work Visa and seize exciting employment opportunities in the United Kingdom.

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UK Work Visa FAQs

  • Can I bring my family with me?

    As a holder of a Skilled Worker Visa in the UK, you can bring the following dependents with you:

    • Partner: spouse, civil partner, or unmarried partner of at least 2 years.
    • Child under 18: includes if they turn 18 during your stay.
    • Child over 18 (in some cases): if currently in the UK as a dependent.

    Each dependent requires their visa application and must prove their relationship to you. Financial requirements must be met to support dependents during their stay. Please consult with us for the latest information and guidance before applying.

  • How long can I stay in the UK on a work visa?

    The length of time you can stay in the UK on a work visa depends on the specific type of work visa you hold:

    Skilled Worker Visa: You can stay for up to 5 years and 14 days, or the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 1 month, whichever is shorter.

    Health and Care Worker Visa: Similar to the Skilled Worker Visa, you can stay for up to 5 years and 14 days, or the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 1 month, whichever is shorter.

    Temporary Worker Visas: These are typically valid for the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 28 days, up to a maximum of 12 or 24 months, depending on the scheme you’re applying for.

    Please note that these durations are subject to change based on modifications in the UK immigration laws.

  • Can I switch to a different type of visa?

    Yes, in most cases you can apply to switch to a different visa from a Skilled Worker Visa while you’re in the UK, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements of the visa you’re switching to.

    Remember to apply before your current visa expires and note that you cannot switch from a Skilled Worker Visa to some types of visa, like a Visitor Visa.

  • What happens if my job ends while I’m on a work visa?

    Your employer is legally obliged to inform the Home Office if your employment ends. This could be due to several reasons such as redundancy, resignation, or termination. Upon notification, the Home Office may curtail, or shorten, your visa. They’ll send you a letter informing you of the new expiration date of your visa. Typically, you’ll be given a grace period (normally 60 days) from the date when your visa is curtailed, or until your visa expires, whichever is shorter.

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