work visa for england
The Work Visa for England called Skilled Worker, part of the Points-Based System (PBS), is one of the main work routes to the United Kingdom because it can be applied by citizens of any nationality, including Brazilians. If you are eligible, you will be able to work, study and live in England or any country in the UK.
Who can apply for the Skilled worker:
With the Skilled worker
With this Work Visa for England, in addition to working, you can also study. The validity of the visa will have the same term as your employment contract, and before it expires you can apply for a visa extension. Also, if they are eligible, your spouse and dependent children can apply to join you and also live in the UK. After 5 years of living legally you can apply for a permanent residence permit and later on, if you are eligible, you can even get British citizenship.
In order for you to apply, you must meet certain requirements, the mandatory ones being: to have a job offer from a licensed company (available on the British Government website), the job must be at the appropriate level of your skills and, depending on the employment must have a level of proficiency in the English language (some require basic English, while others require you to be fluent).
Situations such as a higher salary, a job in an area that is lacking workers in the United Kingdom or even a PhD can help you get your work visa for England.
How to apply for a work visa to England?
Firstly, to apply you must be outside the United Kingdom, so applications are done through the British Government website, where you will register, answer several questions, fill in your details and, in the end, enter all your scanned documents. Documents that are in Portuguese must be translated into English and they must prove that you meet the requirements, your identity and payment of fees. It is essential that you have all the required documents and that you do not have any conflicting information, as this may result in the application being denied.
After applying online, you will schedule an appointment to have your biometrics (fingerprints and facial photograph) taken at the UK Government’s official visa application center to prove your identity. If the application is made in a European country, the official visa center is TLS, if it is in Brazil, it is VFS Global.
With all the procedures carried out, VFS or TLS will send you by email saying if the request was accepted or not. Then, you can collect your documents from the visa application center or they will be sent to you by post.
How can we help?
We can help with your Skilled Worker visa application by organizing and assisting in arranging the large list of documents, including for your spouse and children, if applicable.
When scheduling an appointment with our team, we will study your case and guide you through every step. We will help from the preparation of documents and translations, to the online application and scheduling of biometrics appointment. We will check all your documentation, having a professional guiding you through the complex rules and requirements makes the process much easier and safer.
If by chance you don’t fit the criteria and requirements for a Skilled Worker work visa, don’t worry, there are several other routes that allow you to work, study and live in the UK. By scheduling an appointment we can study your case and find the best route for you.