UK Skilled Worker Visas Update


The UK Government Revises New Rules and Fees for UK Skilled Worker Visas

  • Update as of 27 December 2023

The main confirmed changes to take note of are:

  • THE BEST NEWS UPDATE: The new minimum salary requirement will NOT apply to skilled workers already employed in the UK when extending their visas, changing employers or applying for indefinite leave to remain (settlement).
  • In GOOD NEWS – The terms for Skilled Workers bringing in DEPENDENTS has NOT changed. You can contact us regarding clarification on the original UK immigration rules as per UK.GOV regulations. Because…There is a difference between DEPENDENT VISAS and spousal & family visas! Don’t make the mistake of applying for the wrong visa!
  •  THE NOT SO GOOD NEWS: As of the 16th of January 2024, the Immigration Health Surcharge payment required for a three-year visa will increase from £1’872, to £3’105.
    •  The fee per year increases from £624 to £1’075.
    • Shorter or longer visas can be calculated accordingly.
  •  The minimum gross annual salary for any NEW SKILLED WORKER APPLICATIONS has been increased to £38’700 but please note the following…
    • The exact date of change is not yet known. It was announced as “in the Spring,” so beginning April 2024 is currently the accepted date.
    • More specific dates will apparently be made available in January 2024

IMPORTANT: These changes remain fluid – some have already been rolled back. Regular updates will be made on this platform as matters are confirmed.

    • The announced roll back of changes does not currently affect those of the Skilled Worker Visa route, but this might very well occur in the near future.

Should you require a one-on-one consultation regarding your own Skilled Worker Visa situation, our Visa Division is available to consult with you. Kindly contact [email protected] for further information.

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