Senior or Specialist Worker Visa | Video explainer
Here’s our video explainer for the Senior or Specialist Worker Visa route in the UK. _______________________________
⚠️ What is a Senior or Specialist Worker Visa?
The Senior or Specialist Worker Visa allows individuals to come to the UK to work at the UK branch of an overseas company. This route is part of the UK’s Global Business Mobility visas. It replaced the Intra-Company Transfer visa which closed on the 11 April 2022.
⚠️ What are the eligibility requirements for a Senior or Specialist Worker Visa?
To be eligible for a Skilled Worker Visa, you must be sponsored by an employer that has been approved by the Home Office. If you earn less than £73,900, you must have worked for the sponsor company, outside the UK, for at least 12 months. You must earn a minimum salary of £42,500. You must also prove that you have enough personal savings to move to the UK.
⚠️ How long am I allowed to stay in the UK with a Senior or Specialist Worker Visa?
This duration of stay depends on how much you earn. If you earn less than £73,900, you are allowed to stay for a maximum of 5 years in any 6 year period. If you earn more then £73,900, you are allowed to stay for a maximum of 9 years in any 10 year period.
⚠️ Does the Senior or Specialist Worker Visa allow for dependant family members?
Yes, you are allowed to bring dependant partners and children with you, if eligible.
⚠️ How much does it cost to apply for the Senior or Specialist Worker Visa?
You will be required to pay an application fee which ranges from £625 to £1,423, depending on your individual circumstances. You will also be required to pay the Healthcare Surcharge. If you’re applying as an individual, this is £625 per year of your stay. This cost increases with each additional dependant linked to your application. In addition, you will also need to prove that you have enough money to support yourself while in the UK. This is usually at least £1,270 before taking any dependants into consideration.
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