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Human Resources

Skilled Workers Visa

The Skilled Worker visa is the main category in which Queen Mary can employ skilled workers who are not citizens of the UK or Ireland. 

The route was introducted on 1 December 2020 to replace Tier 2 of the points based system.  From 1 January 2020 it was opened to all non-British or Irish citizens wishing to work in the UK. 

As a licensed sponsor Queen Mary can offer sponsorship for any role that is a genuine vacancy and meets the criteria for sponsorship.  The process for obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship and Skilled Workers visa is explained below.

Making a visa application

Once you have your certificate of sponsorship you will be able to make an application for a Skilled Worker visa. The Certificate of Sponsorship must be used with three months of the date it was assigned and can only be used once. The date of expiry is noted on your Certificate of Sponsorship. You must make your application within the period of validity, applications made after the expiry date will be refused. If your application is refused or rejected you should contact Human Resources who will advise you on the next steps.

You will need to provide evidence that you meet the points requirements when you make you application, please ensure that you have prepared your documents before making your application. 

The links below have more information about the application process.  The information will differ depending on whether you are joining Queen Mary from outside or inside the UK, already sponsored by Queen Mary, wishing to switch from another visa category or applying as a student or graduate based in the UK.


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