How to Get a Work Permit Visa for the UK

You need to get a work permit visa to work in the UK, but the process isn’t always easy. Learning about the different steps you need to take to get your work permit visa for the UK can help you decide on the best course of action. There will always be some administrative work involved, but if you take the right steps you can reduce it dramatically.

Work Permit for the UK

How Do I Get Sponsorship for a UK Work Permit Visa?

Non European Economic Area or EU nationals need to be “sponsored” by an employer in order to get a UK work permit visa. You need to find a prospective employer, and they will sponsor your permit for the time you’re on staff.

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Does My Salary Level Affect My Ability to Get a UK Work Permit Visa?

Working in the UK is a lot easier if you make a salary typical for a UK resident. One of the main criteria for getting your UK work permit visa is that you meet the minimum earning requirements set down by the UKBA for your skill set. Another important requirement is for you to have savings (maintenance funds) in your bank account. Also, there is a limit to the amount of Tier 2 skilled workers allowed to enter the country in a year, which applies to anybody earning under £150,000.

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How We Can Help With Consulting in the UK

If you’re looking to get sponsorship for your UK work permit visa, you have experience and in demand skills then one of our UK Consultancy partners may be able to employ and sponsor you. We have many partners looking for oil and gas workers, telecommunications professionals, business analysts, IT project managers, testers and software developers. We’ll check with the experts to give you accurate and up-to-date answers to any of your questions, and help you get your UK work permit. Our advice is completely free, and comes with no obligations at all. 

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