UK Skilled Worker Visa

Live and work in the UK as a skilled professional


The United Kingdom completed the Brexit transition on 2nd January 2021, and has started the new UK Skilled Worker visa program.


The Skilled Worker Visa was introduced on 1 December 2020, and replaced the Tier 2 (General) visa. Under the new points-based immigration system, the Skilled Worker Visa is now the main immigration route for non British and Irish individuals who wish to work in the UK.


After five years of this visa, you can obtain the permanent visa (ILR), and in year 6, obtain a British passport and citizenship.


You can apply for a skilled worker program if you have a job offer from an approved employer in the United Kingdom.


UK vs Canada 

Unlike Canada, where applicants first apply for the skilled based visa and then must go and find a job once the visa is received, the UK has a reverse engineered approach.


Why choose Horizon Immigrations?

Horizon Immigrations will assist you in finding an employer through our employment assistance services, where we will reach out to all approved (healthcare, financial, logistics and technology sectors) employers in the UK for you.


Our team of dedicated Immigration specialists has experience in assisting employers and skilled workers across a range of industries and organisations.


We can help you with planning, documentation and processing to ensure that you progress with your career and immigrate smoothly and swiftly . We are dedicated to finding the best solution for you, offering a professional service to get you on the right track.



As an applicant for the UK Skilled Worker Visa, you will need to be able to:

–  Show that you have a verified job offer from a Home Office Licensed Sponsor

–     Show that the job offer is at the required skill level.


– Show that you can prove you meet the required standard of English language


A total of 70 points is needed to be able to apply to work in the UK, and having an approved employer job offer for a skilled job will qualify for 40 points.


You can also gain extra points for having better qualifications:


–   10 for relevant PhD


–   20 points for a science, technology, engineering of maths PhD,


–  20 points if the UK has a shortage of a specific job offer



Characteristics Mandatory / Tradable Points
Offer of job by approved sponsor Mandatory 20
Job at appropriate skill level Mandatory 20
Speaks English at required level Mandatory 10
Salary of £20,480 to £23,039 or at least 80% of the going rate of the profession (whichever is higher) Tradeable 0
Salary of £23,040 to £25,599 or at least 90% of the going rate for the profession (whichever if higher) Tradeable 10
Salary of £25,600 or above or at least the going rate for the profession (whichever is higher) Tradeable 20
Job in a shortage occupation as designated by the Migration Advisory Committee Tradeable 20
Education qualification: PhD in a subject relevant to the job Tradeable 10
Education qualification PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job Tradeable 20


Request a free call back today with one of our dedicated immigration specialists to determine your eligibility.