What is the process of getting uk visa?

The UK attracts a lot of immigrants from across the world every year. The migrants visit the UK for various purposes like studying or in search of a job. Many visit to explore the beautiful locations in the country. Each of the purposes of the visit will require a relevant visa to enter the UK.

Although people from several European countries need not require a visa to enter the UK, all other countries are allowed to enter the country through a valid visa.

In recent years, UK immigration has become popular as many love to study and even build a career in the country. Eventually, they prefer to settle down in this nation. Due to the increasing popularity, every year thousands of migrants apply for UK visas in the hope of entering this beautiful country. However, like any other country, the UK also allows only those individuals who match the visa requirements and become eligible.

Let’s discuss what are immigration pathways to move to the UK and what are the requirements.

There is a wide range of visa programs available for UK migration. Among them, the most popular visa programs are:

  • The UK Skilled Worker Visa
  • The UK Global Talent Visa

The UK Skilled Worker Visa

As the name suggests, this is a type of work visa with which you can work in the UK. You can move and stay in the country and work in a job that is relevant to your prior work experience or educational qualification. However, there are various eligibility criteria for the UK skilled migration visa, they are:

  • You should provide evidence that you have an offer of employment from a UK employer and should have a certificate of sponsorship to prove the same.
  • The job for which you are applying should be listed on the eligible occupations list
  • You should provide proof that your employer in the UK is approved by the UK government
  • The job opportunity must pay you a minimum required salary depending on the type of the work
  • You must provide proof of English language proficiency by getting the required band in the IELTS or TOEFL tests
  • You should have a valid passport that provides proof of your citizenship and nationality

What are the benefits of this visa?

The UK skilled migration visa lets you stay in the country for up to 5 years. During this period, you can work, travel and even study in the UK.

After 5 years, you can either extend your visa duration or apply for a PR visa. Once you get a PR visa which is called ‘indefinite leave to remain’ will let you work, study and live in the country forever. You must check whether you are eligible to apply for PR before you apply.

The UK Global Talent Visa

This visa is for those who have distinguished skills in a field like digital technology, academia or research, or arts and culture and recognize themselves as a leader in a particular field.

The UK Global Talent Visa also should have a nomination or endorsement from the UK to become eligible.

This visa also allows you to stay and work in the country for up to 5 years. In case you want to stay longer then you can apply for indefinite leave to remain after you spend 3 years in the UK. This will allow you to settle down in the UK.


Both these visa programs provide opportunities for skilled migrants to move to the UK and work in the country.

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