The UK Long-Term Work Visa routes offer valuable opportunities for overseas workers to establish their careers in the UK and potentially settle in the long term.
Working in the UK via a long-term work visa offers numerous advantages, including career advancement, access to high-quality education and healthcare, a vibrant cultural scene, and the opportunity to build a life in a diverse and dynamic country. Most of these visa routes also provide a pathway to settlement in the UK and, eventually, British citizenship.
Each visa route has its specific criteria and benefits. It is thus best to speak to a Breytenbachs consultant to determine the most suitable visa route for your unique circumstances.
The Skilled Worker Visa is one of the most popular and well-known work visas. It is designed for individuals with a job offer from a UK employer with a Sponsor License. It enables individuals to work in the UK in skilled occupations, leading to settlement.
Persons who have an innovative and viable business idea for the UK will find the Innovator Founder route the most suitable vehicle to establish their business in the UK. It also provides a pathway to settlement for those who meet the required criteria.
The Minister of Religion Visa allows persons with a job offer in the UK faith community to work as a minister of religion, missionary or member of a religious order.
Elite sportspersons and qualified sports coaches recognised by their sport’s governing body as being at the highest level of their sport internationally can apply for the International Sportsperson Visa. The visa enables individuals to work in the UK as professional athletes or coaches and can potentially lead to settlement.
Health and Care workers who have a job offer in a qualifying occupation in the UK can apply for a Health and Care Worker Visa. The visa allows individuals to contribute to the UK’s healthcare sector and may lead to settlement opportunities.
If you are recognised as a leader or emerging leader in your field of expertise, consider the Global Talent Visa. You do not need a job offer, and there are opportunities for long-term settlement.
The Expansion Worker Visa allows employees of an overseas business who are being transferred to a UK branch or subsidiary to come to the UK.
Hong Kong residents with the status of British National Overseas and their family members can apply to live and work in the UK via the BNO Visa. It provides a pathway to work and potentially settle in the UK.
Numerous long-term work visa options are available for persons wanting to live, work and eventually settle in the UK. Speak to a Breytenbachs consultant to plan the best immigration route to the UK for your unique circumstances.
Navigating the complex UK immigration system and ensuring a successful outcome for a visa application can be challenging. Breytenbachs can provide expert guidance and support throughout the visa application process.
Let us help you navigate the complexities of the UK immigration system and increase your chances of a successful outcome for your visa application. Contact us today.