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Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Uzland: 7:46am On Sep 23, 2021
achmed1:


Yop... exactly 3 weeks!!
I rejoice with you, bro.cheesy When you get there help us find willing employers, please.cheesy

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Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Raheemot(f): 11:41pm On Sep 24, 2021
Tell her to study hard and rewriter the exam,she will pass.
Ajibolaoi:
Good afternoon great minds, i was told it's very difficult to get a Senior care giver job from Nigeria.......the person said people who are already working in UK as a care giver can only get a job as a Senior care giver.....pls how true is this

I av a registered Nurse beside me, who could not meet up with her IELTS required bands to move to UK ase a registered nurse. She is now considering the Skilled work visa/Health work visa. She want to look into how to get a Senior care giver job with an employer who will provide COS.

Pls how possible is this?? Kindly help Pls.

God bless you.
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Castalia: 7:57am On Sep 26, 2021
Hello House,
Any information on how Pharmacists can take advantage of this visa?
Any recruitment agencies?
What roles can pharmacists apply for without being licensed by UK Pharmacy Board?

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Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by aieromon(m): 10:06am On Sep 26, 2021
Castalia:
Hello House,
Any information on how Pharmacists can take advantage of this visa?
Any recruitment agencies?
What roles can pharmacists apply for without being licensed by UK Pharmacy Board?

None
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Uzland: 12:11pm On Oct 01, 2021
achmed1:


Collected the Visa today.
Hi, bro! Have you landed in the UK? How was your journey?
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by achmed1(m): 2:56pm On Oct 01, 2021
Uzland:

Hi, bro! Have you landed in the UK? How was your journey?

Not yet
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Uzland: 7:51am On Oct 02, 2021
achmed1:


Not yet
OK. All the best!
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Richdee1(m): 1:18pm On Oct 02, 2021
Hwy9:


It's an accounting related job. I was contacted by a recruiter via LinkedIn. I was scheduled for 2 interviews in succession and was offered employment.

Pretty straightforward!

What's your LinkedIn handle??
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by jobhunter11: 6:35am On Oct 03, 2021
Where can we apply for jobs?? Is there a page where there are approved Employers

Note; My background is not HCA related
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Peddylove(f): 1:20am On Oct 04, 2021
Thanks a lot for this post, I want to know if there's a link to apply for these jobs?

The test of English language, what are the recommended ones to do and the scores?

Thank you.





Uzland:
This thread is dedicated to the new UK Skilled Worker visa (formerly Tier 2 visa), and Health and Care Worker visa routes. Please feel free to share ideas, information, links, etc and connect with like-minded people. Our goal is to see each other succeed in this pursuit and meet together at last in the UK.

I'll start with some basic information about each of the two visa routes and the official gov.uk links for guidance on how to start the process:

1. For every information about the UK Skilled Worker visa -> https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa

Overview of Skilled Worker visa:
A Skilled Worker visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer. This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa.

Eligibility:
To qualify for a Skilled Worker visa, you must:
- work for a UK employer that’s been approved by the Home Office
- have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you’ve been offered in the UK
- do a job that’s on the list of eligible occupations
- be paid a minimum salary - how much depends on the type of work you do

*The specific eligibility depends on your job -> https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/skilled-worker-visa-eligible-occupations

*Check if your job is on the list of Shortage Occupations for non-healthcare and non-education ->
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/skilled-worker-visa-shortage-occupations/skilled-worker-visa-shortage-occupations

*You must have a confirmed job offer before you apply for your visa.*

Knowledge of English:
- You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. You’ll usually need to prove your knowledge of English when you apply.

You can prove your knowledge of English by:
- passing a Secure English Language Test (SELT) from an approved provider
- having a GCSE, A level, Scottish National Qualification level 4 or 5, Scottish Higher or Advanced Higher in English, gained through study at a UK school that you began when you were under 18
- having a degree-level academic qualification that was taught in English - if you studied abroad, you’ll need to apply through Ecctis (formerly UK NARIC) for confirmation that your qualification is equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD.

How long you can stay:
- Your visa can last for up to 5 years before you need to extend it. You’ll need to apply to extend or update your visa when it expires or if you change jobs or employer.

If you want to stay longer in the UK:
- You can apply to extend your visa as many times as you like as long as you still meet the eligibility requirements.

*After 5 years, you may be able to apply to settle permanently in the UK (also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’). This gives you the right to live, work and study here for as long as you like, and apply for benefits if you’re eligible.

How to apply:
You must apply online.

How you apply depends on whether you’re:
- outside the UK and are coming to the UK
- inside the UK and extending your current visa
- inside the UK and switching from a different visa
*If you want to change your job or employer, you must apply to update your visa.

*You can include your partner and children in your application to stay in the UK if they are eligible.

How long it takes:
- You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the day you are due to start work in the UK.

Getting a decision:
Once you’ve applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you’ll usually get a decision on your visa within:
- 3 weeks, if you’re outside the UK
- 8 weeks, if you’re inside the UK
*If you need to go to an appointment, you may be able to pay for a faster decision. How you do this depends on whether you’re outside the UK or inside the UK.

How much it costs:
You, your partner or children will each need to:
- pay the application fee (£610 for a standard 3-year visa, or £1,220 for a 5-year visa; but for shortage occupations - £464 for a 3-year visa, or £928 for a 5-year visa)
- pay the healthcare surcharge fee for each year of your stay (£624 per annum)
- prove you have enough personal savings (at least £1,270, unless you’re exempt)

What you can and cannot do
You can:
- work in an eligible job
- take on additional work in certain circumstances
- do voluntary work
- study
- bring your partner and children with you as your ‘dependants’, if they’re eligible
- travel abroad and return to the UK
- apply to settle permanently in the UK (also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’) if you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years and meet the other eligibility requirements

You cannot:
- apply for most benefits (public funds), or the State Pension
- change jobs or employer unless you update your visa.

.............................................................................

2. For every information about the UK Health and Care Worker visa -> https://www.gov.uk/health-care-worker-visa

Overview of Health and Care Worker visa:
The Health and Care Worker visa was created, sequel to Brexit, to encourage healthcare professionals from around the world to come to the UK to do an eligible job with the NHS, an NHS supplier or in adult social care.
The visa opened to applications from 4 August 2020, and forms part of the UK’s new immigration system.

*For applicants, the benefits of the new Health and Care Worker visa include fast-tracked entry to the UK, together with reduced visa fees and exemption from the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS). Processing duration is usually about 3 weeks.

Eligibility:
To qualify for a Health and Care Worker visa, you must:
- be a qualified doctor, nurse, health professional (e.g. dietitian, physiotherapist, dentist, etc) or adult social care professional
- work in an eligible health or social care job
- work for a UK employer that’s been approved by the Home Office
- have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you’ve been offered in the UK
- be paid a minimum salary - how much depends on the type of work you do

*Check if your job is eligible -> https://www.gov.uk/health-care-worker-visa/your-job

*Check if your job is on the list of Shortage Occupations for healthcare and education ->
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/skilled-worker-visa-shortage-occupations-for-health-and-education/skilled-worker-visa-shortage-occupations-for-healthcare-and-education

*You must have a confirmed job offer before you apply for your visa.

Knowledge of English:
- You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. You’ll usually need to prove your knowledge of English when you apply.

How long you can stay:
- Your visa can last for up to 5 years before you need to extend it. You’ll need to apply to extend or update your visa when it expires or if you change jobs or employer.

If you want to stay longer in the UK:
- You can apply to extend your visa as many times as you like as long as you still meet the eligibility requirements.

*After 5 years, you may be able to apply to settle permanently in the UK (also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’). This gives you the right to live, work and study here for as long as you like, and apply for benefits if you’re eligible.

How to apply:
You must apply online.

How you apply depends on whether you’re:
- outside the UK and are coming to the UK
- inside the UK and extending your current visa
- inside the UK and switching from a different visa.
*If you want to change your job or employer, you must apply to update your visa.

*You can include your partner and children in your application to stay in the UK if they are eligible.

How long it takes:
- You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the day you are due to start work in the UK. This date is listed on your certificate of sponsorship.

Getting a decision:
- Once you’ve applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you’ll usually get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.

*If you need to go to an appointment, you may be able to pay for a faster decision. How you do this depends on whether you’re outside the UK or inside the UK.

How much it costs
You, your partner or children will each need to:
- pay the application fee (£232 for a 3-year visa, or £464 for a 5-year visa)
- prove you have enough personal savings (at least £1,270, unless you’re exempt)

Healthcare surcharge:
You - and your partner or children - will not have to pay the healthcare surcharge.

What you can and cannot do
You can:
- work in an eligible job
- take on additional work in certain circumstances
- do voluntary work
- study
- bring your partner and children with you as your ‘dependants’, if they’re eligible
- travel abroad and return to the UK
- apply to settle permanently in the UK (also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’) if you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years and meet the other eligibility requirements

You cannot:
- apply for most benefits (public funds), or the State Pension
- change jobs or employer unless you update your visa.

Apply for NHS UK Jobs -> https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/

Apply for NHS Scotland Jobs -> https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/

Please let's accord this thread the publicity it deserves by getting it to the front page, so that our brothers and sisters who aren't aware of this opportunity can see it and benefit from it. Thanks.
~Your brother, Uzland.

Cc: justwise
Cc: DisGuy
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Uzland: 6:02pm On Oct 04, 2021
Peddylove:
Thanks a lot for this post, I want to know if there's a link to apply for these jobs?

The test of English language, what are the recommended ones to do and the scores?

Thank you.





If you read the first post very well, you'll notice there is an option that says you can prove your knowledge of English language by:

- having a degree-level academic qualification that was taught in English - if you studied abroad, you’ll need to apply through Ecctis (formerly UK NARIC) for confirmation that your qualification is equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD.

So your Nigerian university degree qualification can be used for this purpose in addition to getting an official letter from your university, stating that your studies were taught in English language. That's all. You may not have to take the IELTS exam.

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Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Peddylove(f): 7:15pm On Oct 04, 2021
Hwy9:


It's an accounting related job. I was contacted by a recruiter via LinkedIn. I was scheduled for 2 interviews in succession and was offered employment.

Pretty straightforward!


Please how did you apply for the job? Was it through a link? If yes, could you please share?
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Peddylove(f): 7:16pm On Oct 04, 2021
Uzland:

If you read the first post very well, you'll notice there is an option that says you can prove your knowledge of English language by:

- having a degree-level academic qualification that was taught in English - if you studied abroad, you’ll need to apply through Ecctis (formerly UK NARIC) for confirmation that your qualification is equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD.

So your Nigerian university degree qualification can be used for this purpose in addition to getting an official letter from your university, stating that your studies were taught in English language. That's all. You may not have to take the IELTS exam.

Thanks so much for clarifying.

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Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 11:15pm On Oct 04, 2021
Peddylove:



Please how did you apply for the job? Was it through a link? If yes, could you please share?

The recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn.
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by labiola: 7:29am On Oct 06, 2021
Good morning all.

Please I need your guidance . my sister just got a job in UK under the Health Care Skilled worker. She had received her COS and she is expecting to resume in November but yet to submit her application as at today. Can she meet up with the november resumption date on her COS? Also the husband want to accompany her to UK just to spend 10 days and returns to Nigeria before he finally join with the children next year . Can the husband also apply for Visa with her now ? if yes, which visa category? I will appreciate your urgent response.

Thank you

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Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Ajibolaoi: 8:40am On Oct 06, 2021
Please did you provide IELTS score?
Thank you.


Hwy9:


The recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn.
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Healhtyliving: 8:51am On Oct 06, 2021
Congratulations to your sister. Yes she should meet up with her November resumption date if she applies now. Turnaround time is usually 15 working days for standard visa application.
Her husband and children can apply with her if they have the resources to do so.
The shall be applying as a dependent partner and child respectively.

labiola:
Good morning all.

Please I need your guidance . my sister just got a job in UK under the Health Care Skilled worker. She had received her COS and she is expecting to resume in November but yet to submit her application as at today. Can she meet up with the november resumption date on her COS? Also the husband want to accompany her to UK just to spend 10 days and returns to Nigeria before he finally join with the children next year . Can the husband also apply for Visa with her now ? if yes, which visa category? I will appreciate your urgent response.

Thank you

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Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by labiola: 9:26am On Oct 06, 2021
[quote author=Healhtyliving post=106491773]Congratulations to your sister. Yes she should meet up with her November resumption date if she applies now. Turnaround time is usually 15 working days for standard visa application.
Her husband and children can apply with her if they have the resources to do so.
The shall be applying as a dependent partner and child respectively.

Thank you.
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by labiola: 9:37am On Oct 06, 2021
Any information on how to pay for UK visa fee? thank you
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Healhtyliving: 11:01am On Oct 06, 2021
Fund a dollar card or get someone to pay for you from abroad
labiola:
Any information on how to pay for UK visa fee? thank you
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Uzland: 8:07am On Oct 07, 2021
labiola:
Any information on how to pay for UK visa fee? thank you
Hi! In addition to the suggestion already given by Healthyliving, you can also download the app 'Barter by Flutterwave', register for a virtual dollar card, fund it, & use it to pay for any overseas fees. Cheers!

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Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Uzland: 8:10am On Oct 07, 2021
labiola:
Good morning all.

Please I need your guidance . my sister just got a job in UK under the Health Care Skilled worker. She had received her COS and she is expecting to resume in November but yet to submit her application as at today. Can she meet up with the november resumption date on her COS? Also the husband want to accompany her to UK just to spend 10 days and returns to Nigeria before he finally join with the children next year . Can the husband also apply for Visa with her now ? if yes, which visa category? I will appreciate your urgent response.

Thank you
Yes, they can apply at the same time with her as stated in the first post on this thread. Read up the details on how they can apply as well as the requirements on the HCW visa section of the gov.uk website provided in the first post on this thread.
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Uzland: 8:15am On Oct 07, 2021
labiola:
Good morning all.

Please I need your guidance . my sister just got a job in UK under the Health Care Skilled worker. She had received her COS and she is expecting to resume in November but yet to submit her application as at today. Can she meet up with the november resumption date on her COS? Also the husband want to accompany her to UK just to spend 10 days and returns to Nigeria before he finally join with the children next year . Can the husband also apply for Visa with her now ? if yes, which visa category? I will appreciate your urgent response.

Thank you
Please do well to tell us her profession, and share some tips on how she was able to get a UK job offer.
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 10:54am On Oct 07, 2021
Ajibolaoi:
Please did you provide IELTS score?
Thank you.

I wrote PTE (Pearson's Test of English). This is an alternative to writing IELTS. They also administer English language test like IELTS.

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Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Ajibolaoi: 1:01pm On Oct 07, 2021
Good!
Pls how much is the exam, is the exam center here in Nigeria?

Thank you.


Hwy9:


I wrote PTE (Pearson's Test of English). This is an alternative to writing IELTS. They also administer English language test like IELTS.
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 2:07pm On Oct 07, 2021
Ajibolaoi:

Good!
Pls how much is the exam, is the exam center here in Nigeria?

Thank you

The amount for PTE and IELTS is around 80-5k. Yes, there are centres in Nigeria.
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by labiola: 6:44pm On Oct 07, 2021
Please do well to tell us her profession, and share some tips on how she was able to get a UK job offer.

She is a radiographer. She registered with HCPC and applied for several jobs opportunities. Thankfully, God answered her prayers, she got an invite for interview and passed. She was given an offer.
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Manydethink: 9:34pm On Oct 07, 2021
Pls how do I work on my LinkedIn account to get recruiters. Can u assist me. I can email u. Pls.

The recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn.[/quote]
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Uzland: 4:01pm On Oct 08, 2021
labiola:

Please do well to tell us her profession, and share some tips on how she was able to get a UK job offer.

She is a radiographer. She registered with HCPC and applied for several jobs opportunities. Thankfully, God answered her prayers, she got an invite for interview and passed. She was given an offer.
Great!smiley
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by tescoleps(f): 6:37pm On Oct 08, 2021
Hi, thank you for this thread. I studied sociology and I worked in an orphanage as a social worker for like a year. With my qualification and brief experience,can I apply as a care worker or social carer?
Cc Uzland achmed1 help please
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 11:07pm On Oct 08, 2021
[color=#006600][/color]Pls how do I work on my LinkedIn account to get recruiters. Can u assist me. I can email u. Pls.
Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 11:08pm On Oct 08, 2021
Pls how do I work on my LinkedIn account to get recruiters. Can u assist me. I can email u. Pls.

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