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  • Can my family apply for a visitor visa?
    If your family member just wants to visit for up to 6 months, they can apply for a visitor visa. *There are help services that can help you with this process, you can ask our support team for more information.
  • How do I know if I have the required points to eligible as I will score some points for the salary package that I will be getting for my job in the U.K?
    Under the UK skilled worked visa, the minimum salary requirement is 25,600 pounds and an applicant who has a job offer from a sponsored employer with this salary can secure 20 points directly, 10 points from NARIC/ IELTS, 20 points from the Offer of the job by an approved sponsor, 20 points SOC code for the designation. To get the required points based on salary, the applicant has to meet the specific salary requirement for the occupation or the ‘going rate’. Applicants are allowed to use the points for their qualifications against a lower salary package to get the required points for the Skilled Worker Visa. If the job offer has a salary which is less than the minimum salary requirement of £ 20,480, an applicant will still be qualified if they have: • a job offer in a specific shortage occupation • a PhD relevant to the job • a PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job
  • Can dependents work full time?
    Yes, dependent children over 16 years of age can work on a full-time job in the UK.
  • What is the Skilled Worker visa?
    The Skilled Worker visa is for employers to recruit people from overseas to work in the UK in a specific job. A Skilled Worker must have a job offer in an eligible skilled occupation from an employer Home Office-approved sponsor.
  • Can you work on another job or study on the Skilled Worker visa?
    Apart from working on the job you have been sponsored for you can take up a supplementary job. You can also study on the visa provided you have the appropriate permission from the government.
  • What are the things you can do and cannot do with a Skilled Worker visa?
    You can: • Work in the position for your sponsor as described in the Certificate of Sponsorship • Work on a second job under certain circumstances. If you are working on your job for only 20 hours in a week, you can work on a job that is similar to your main job and at the same level. Or you can work on a job mentioned in the Skills Shortage List. • Do some voluntary work • Study along with working on your job if it does not interfere with your work hours • Travel to and from UK to other countries • Bring your family members to the UK You cannot: • Apply for ownership of more than 10% of your sponsor’s share provided you are earning more than £159,600 a year • Apply for a second job before you start working for your sponsor
  • How do I get my PCC (Police Compliance Check) in Zimbabwe?
    All applicants are required to do the following: • fill in the ZRP Form 137 which can be obtained at Zimbabwe Embassy (Zimbabwe House, No. 429 Strand, London, WC2R 0JR) or online • make payment of US$75 cash on submission in Police station where they would have been fingerprinted. Make appointment for fingerprints with Metropolitan Police or any other Police Station which does fingerprints near the place of residence of the applicant • forward completed ZRP 137 form, proof of payment and the set of fingerprints to the Zimbabwe Republic Police in Zimbabwe either through a third party (a relative or a friend in Zimbabwe), or arrange with DHL/FEDEX to transmit the application to Zimbabwe to the following address: Zimbabwe Republic Police CID Headquarters Corner 10th Street and Josiah Chinamano Avenue Causeway Harare Zimbabwe
  • Can I sponsor my parent's dependent PR after getting UK citizenship?
    Yes, you can sponsor your parent’s PR visa, once you become a British citizen or are settled permanently in the UK and is not on the work permit.
  • Is there any preference given for member of the European Union?
    With the introduction of the Skilled Worker visa, European Union (EU) citizens will be treated on par with citizens of other nations. As long as the UK was a member of the EU, those from EU countries had a right to work in the UK. With Brexit they will no longer have this right and will have to apply for a work visa just like others.
  • How do I apply for a Skilled Worker Visa?
    There are 3 major steps involved in submitting an application for UK Skilled Worker Visa: Step # 1: Sponsorship licence The employer undertakes the first stage. They will apply directly for a sponsorship licence to the UKVI – UK Visas and Immigration and will be accordingly assessed. Step # 2: Certificate of Sponsorship The application for COS – Certificate of Sponsorship is filed by the approved sponsor for the occupation they would like to be filled by a non-resident worker. The immigrant can apply for the Work Visa once the COS is assigned. Step # 3: Applying for the Skilled Worker Visa The prospective employee will submit the Visa application in the final stage. This is with their unique COS number and evidence for fulfilling the requirements for Skilled Worker Visa.
  • How many years need to be on work permit to get PR?
    Permanent residency in the UK is also known as the Indefinite Leave to Remain, it is an immigration status granted to a person without the Right of Abode. A person who has permanent resident status can live and work indefinitely in the UK. He will no longer have immigration restrictions to work or do business in the UK and no time limits on his stay. You can apply for permanent residency if you have lived in the UK for a certain number of years, lawfully or otherwise. You have to be in the UK on a work permit for five years before applying for permanent residency.
  • How many years of stay on a PR visa is required to apply for UK citizenship?
    You will have to stay for a minimum of five years in the UK on a PR visa to apply for citizenship.
  • If a person who is on a work Visa in UK becomes ill, can they claim SSP (statutory sick pay)?
    To be eligible for SSP, you must have an employment contract and earn at least £123 per week. You must have been ill for at least 4 days in a row. Statutory Sick Pay is based at a flat weekly rate and, as of April 2022, this is £99.35 per week. This rate usually increases each year and is applicable 6 April to 5 April annually. It is paid by the employer for up to 28 weeks to eligible employees
  • After I gain UK citizenship do I have work rights in EU?
    No, you will have to apply for a work permit to work in most EU countries even if you have UK citizenship.
  • WHO ARE VFS GLOBAL?
    VFS Global is the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. The company manages the administrative and non-judgmental tasks related to visa, passport and consular services for its client governments. This enables them to focus entirely on the critical task of assessment. With 3395 application centres and operations in 144 countries across 5 continents, VFS Global serves the interests of 66 client governments.
  • What is Financial Sponsorship?
    Often some countries, especially Schengen members, require you to provide proof that you will be financially stable during your stay. This is usually done by providing bank statements as proof that you have sufficient funds. If you cannot meet these financial requirements, a visa sponsorship is needed to state that they will cover your travel expenses while you are there.
  • How does it help to have an occupation on the “shortage occupation list” for the UK Skilled Worker visa?
    If a candidate’s job is on the shortage occupation list – in that specific area of the UK – they can be paid 80% of the usual going rate of their job in order to qualify for the UK Skilled Worker visa. Education and healthcare sectors in the UK have a separate shortage occupations list.
  • How can you get a faster decision on your UK Skilled Worker Visa?
    You can get your visa decision within 5 days if you are willing to pay an extra amount of £500 for this priority service. You also have the option of paying £800 for the super priority service to get a decision.
  • Is IELTS required for the Skilled Worker visa?
    IELTS is not mandatory. The English language requirements for the visa have to be meet by either IELTS for UKVI (General) with a minimum score of 4 bands in all the four modules or UK NARIC report for the Bachelor’s or Master’s qualification.
  • In 5 years how many days I can stay outside UK to be eligible for ILR?
    If you have lived in the UK continuously for five years and have spent less than 180 consecutive days outside of the UK each year during this period, you will be eligible for ILR.
  • How do I apply for a PCC criminal check in India?
    These are the steps involved in applying for a PCC through PSK in India: • Create a profile in PSK’s website • Complete the online application form, pay the fee, and schedule an appointment to submit the documents to the nearest PSK • Submit the documents at PSK: You must personally submit your documents • Police verification: Personal presence is mandatory • Collect the PCC from PSK: It may be collected in person. There is also an option to have the PCC dispatched directly to the applicant’s address from the PSK via registered/speed post
  • How much will the visa cost?
    The application fee will depend on how many years you plan to work in the UK, and whether your job is on the skill shortage list. · Application Fees for stay up to 3 years – 610 pounds · Application Fees for stay more than 3 years -1,220 pounds · Application Fees if your job is in Shortage Occupation List for stay up to 3 years – 464 pounds · Application Fees if job in Shortage Occupation List and you wish to stay for more than three years -928 pounds · UK NARIC Fees 49.50 pounds Apart from the application fees you will have to pay a health surcharge of 624 pounds when you apply, which will be refunded if your application is rejected. However, if you are eligible for the Health and Care Visa, you and your dependents will automatically be exempt from paying the Immigration Health Surcharge.
  • What is the difference between new rules and old rules on Tier 2 work permit?
    Here is a table describing the main differences:
  • What are the documents required for the Skilled Worker visa?
    • Offer letter from a UK Employer who has a license to sponsor from the Home Office • Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) • Passport with a validity of 12 months • Documents in support of your educational qualifications • Documents to prove English language proficiency • Proof of having the required maintenance funds which is 1,270 pounds
  • What if I don’t meet the minimum salary requirement for the Skilled Worker visa?
    A candidate might be paid between 70% to 90% of the usual going rate for their job and yet qualify for Skilled Worker visa. Provided their salary is at least £20,480 per year and – their job is in a shortage occupation, or they have a STEM PhD qualification relevant to their job etc.
  • If I have more points is it easy to get a visa?
    The maximum points you can score is 70 points, scoring more than 70 points will not give you special privileges. This is how the 70 points will be distributed based on your qualifications: • 70 points is the required score to be eligible for a visa • A job offer and the ability to speak English will get the applicant 50 points. The additional 20 points required to qualify for the visa can be gained through any of the following qualifications: • Having a job offer that pays you 26,000 pounds or above per year will give you 20 points • 10 points for a relevant PhD or 20 points for a PhD in a STEM subject • 20 points for an offer for a job where there is a skill shortage
  • How much salary can I expect if I apply for a Skilled Worker visa?
    Your salary will be based on your years of experience, here is the average salary based on years of experience: 01- 05 years – 24000 pounds (Variation based on profile and industry) 05 – 10 years –30800 pounds (Variation based on profile and industry) 10- 15 years – 40000 pounds (Variation based on profile and industry)
  • What is an Employment-Based Visa Sponsorship?
    Foreign nationals are often allowed entry into a country for employment purposes. Usually, they need to be sponsored by an employer, who has given them an official job offer. The employer is stating that the visa applicant will be working for them, making them a legal working resident of that country.
  • What is new point-based system introduced in the UK?
    The government of UK announced the launch of a points-based immigration system which has come into effect from January 2021. The main features of the points-based migration include: • Immigration candidates for both EU and non-EU nations will be treated the same way • Highly skilled workers, skilled workers and students wanting to come to the UK must follow the points-based system • A job offer is mandatory for skilled workers • 70 points is the minimum score required to be eligible for a visa • A job offer and the ability to speak English will get the applicant 50 points. The additional 20 points required to qualify for the visa can be gained through any of the following qualifications: • Having a job offer that pays you 26,000 pounds or above per year will give you 20 points • 10 points for a relevant PhD or 20 points for a PhD in a STEM subject • 20 points for an offer for a job where there is a skill shortage
  • Is there a Salary relaxation for the Skilled Worker visa compared to the earlier Tier 2 visa?
    The salary requirement has been reduced from GBP 30,500 to GBP 25,600. Or the applicant has to meet the specific salary requirement for the occupation or the ‘going rate’.
  • How long does it take to receive a response on my criminal record check?
    On average it takes 16 - 21 working days from the date of submission of the application to receive a response.
  • Can the Dependent spouse of the visa holder eligible to work?
    Yes, the dependent spouse can work full time.
  • How do I know is COS is genuine? Do I have the option to check before lodging my visa application?
    You can click on this link https://uktiersponsors.co.uk/ to check if the COS is genuine.
  • After the UK employer issues Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) are there chances of rejection of the Skilled Worker visa?
    Yes, there are chances that your visa application can be rejected in spite of getting a certificate of sponsorship but you can always reapply for the visa.
  • Is education free for children of Skilled Worker visa holders?
    Yes, education will be free for children below 18 years of age just like UK citizens or PR holders.
  • When can I fly and travel to the UK?
    Once you get your visa you can start arranging your flights and living accommodation. But…. You must be aware that you can only travel to the UK 14 days before your job offer letter start date on the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS), which is your employment start date. Many candidates use this time to acclimatise and settle in before they start their job.
  • How do I apply for a criminal check in India?
    In India, there are different places where a criminal background check is done: • District court • High Court • Magistrate Court • State Court • Supreme Court However, the Indian Government has changed the application process for Indian nationals residing in India to a self-help model where applicants can apply for a PCC online through the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) website. How much does it cost to apply for a criminal check in India? There is no standard fee for applications, as it varies between states. For example, in New Delhi a fee of 250 rupees (around £3.60) applies, in Ahemdabad a fee of 10 rupees (around 14p) and in Bangalore a fee of 3000 rupees (around £43). (Approximate Figures) What is the online link to apply for a criminal check in India? The link to apply: https://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/pccOnlineApp What are the steps involved in applying for a PCC through PSK in India? These are the steps involved in applying for a PCC through PSK in India: • Create a profile in PSK’s website • Complete the online application form, pay the fee, and schedule an appointment to submit the documents to the nearest PSK • Submit the documents at PSK: You must personally submit your documents • Police verification: Personal presence is mandatory • Collect the PCC from PSK: It may be collected in person. There is also an option to have the PCC dispatched directly to the applicant’s address from the PSK via registered/speed post
  • How do I get my UK national insurance number (NIN)?
    You need to be in the UK to apply for a national insurance number online. You’ll need to prove your identity when you apply. *There are help services that can help you with this process, you can ask our support team for more information.
  • Are there any English requirements for my family members?
    There are currently no English language requirements for dependants of individuals holding a care work visa.
  • What happens after the UK 5-year care work visa has ended?
    If you have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 5 years on the care work visa, then you could apply for Settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) ILR, which some people refer to as PR (permanent residency). After one year of Indefinite Leave to Remain, you could apply for a British passport.
  • Will the UK economic go down because of Brexit?
    Brexit is likely to reduce immigration from European Economic Area (EEA) countries to the UK, and poses challenges for British higher education, academic research and security.
  • How much will the Tier 2 visa cost and how long it will take to process?
    It will take a minimum of 3 weeks to get the visa decision from the time you file your application. The cost of the visa is 610 Pounds per applicant for a 3-year visa and 1220 Pounds per applicant for a 5-year visa.
  • What is the UK 5 year care working visa requirements?
    1. If you are not a Qualified Skilled Health Care Worker, then you can do our upskilling training program and become qualified and eligible for this visa. 2. You must be a qualified doctor, nurse, health professional or adult social care professional. 3. You must have a job offer from a UK employer that is approved by the home office. 4. You must meet the English requirement. You can have any one of the following: IELTS-min 4.5 B1 SELT test (secure English language test). Any degree taught in an English language. You must provide a clear criminal check. You must provide tuberculosis test results. Once you meet the required job criteria, you will get a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from the employer. You must hold a valid passport. You must have at least £1270gbp approx. Rs. 12700 in your bank account to show the UK government that you can support yourself in the UK. You will need to have this money available in your account for at least 31 continuous days before your biometrics are taken.
  • Do I get free IELTS English training?
    You get two months complimentary free English training from us as part of your program.
  • What is a Sponsorship visas?
    Only work visas require sponsorships. Other visit visas, family visas and student visas do not require a sponsor. Almost every work visa, especially long-term ones, requires sponsorship for the application process. Approved employers are also known as sponsors because they are sponsoring you to come to or stay in the UK.
  • Can you bring dependents on the visa?
    Yes, you have the right to bring dependents with you which can be your spouse or partner and children below 18 years. The application of dependents is linked with yours.
  • What is an Innovator Visa?
    This is for more experienced business people seeking to establish a business in the UK. Applicants will have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is supported by an endorsing body.
  • What is the average rental cost for living accommodation in the UK?
    Living accommodation prices in the UK can change on a regular basis, the following are only examples: London 3-bedroom houses – from £1800 (more around £2200) 1-bedroom in shared accommodation – from £800 to £1000 Manchester 3-bedroom houses – from £950 (more around £1350) 1-bedroom in shared accommodation – from £450 to £650 Birmingham 3-bedroom houses – from £900 (more around £1250) 1-bedroom in shared accommodation – from £450 to £650 Hertfordshire 3-bedroom houses – from £1300 (more around £1500) 1-bedroom in shared accommodation – from £650 to £850 Yorkshire 3-bedroom houses – from £550 (more around £900) 1-bedroom in shared accommodation – from £350 to £650
  • Is there any preference for candidates with Ph.D.?
    No preference will be given to PhD holders. However, every candidate must have a score of 70 points to qualify in the defined parameters like specific skills, qualifications, salaries and professions.
  • After getting UK citizenship can I get work rights in other countries like Australia and Canada?
    No, you will have to apply for a work permit to work in these countries.
  • Is there free medical services for the visa holders?
    No, they have to pay the fees as per the NHS charges.
  • How and where to get a tuberculosis test done in Zimbabwe?
    A TB test certificate is only valid for 6 months from the date it is issued, so it is important that the UK visa application is submitted whilst the certificate is valid. You must be tested at a UK government-approved clinic. The UKVI will not accept a tuberculosis test certificate from a clinic that they have not approved, and the visa application will be refused. It must be stated by workers that this is for UK Visa application at the clinic.
  • How do you get sponsorship for the Skilled Worker Visa?
    You must have an offer of employment from a licensed employer who can sponsor employees from outside the country. The employer or sponsor will verify if you have the skills to do the job you will be hired for and if you are qualified for the visa. If they are satisfied, they will give you a certificate of sponsorship with which you can apply for the visa.
  • How can I get a British passport?
    If you were ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 5 years on the care work visa and gained your Indefinite Leave to Remain, you could apply for a British passport at the 6-year point.
  • Is the minimum salary package advantageous or disadvantageous for applicants?
    Yes, it is advantageous because the applicant can ask the employer to pay the minimum salary to process his visa. The employer will have to pay a minimum salary of 25,600 pounds or the ‘going rate’ for the position, whichever is higher.
  • What is Family Immigration Sponsorship?
    A citizen or permanent resident of the relevant country could be eligible to sponsor another family member in their visa application.
  • How and where to get a tuberculosis test done in India?
    A TB test certificate is only valid for 6 months from the date it is issued. It is important that the UK visa application is submitted whilst the certificate is valid. Price in India is - R2500 or £27. (Approximate) You must be tested at a UK government-approved clinic. The UKVI will not accept a tuberculosis test certificate from a clinic that they have not approved, and the visa application will be refused. The Home Office has approved clinics in many countries and most countries have several approved TB clinics such as in India. It must be stated by workers that this is for UK Visa application at the clinic. The list below link takes you to a page with approved clinics in India: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tuberculosis-test-for-a-uk-visa-clinics-in-india/tuberculosis-testing-in-india
  • How to get a work permit in the UK?
    If skilled workers wish to move to the UK, they need to have the Skilled Worker visa. You can apply for this visa if you have been offered a skilled job in the UK. The salary requirements for this visa are £25,600, or the specific salary requirement for the occupation or the ‘going rate’. You must also have been offered a COS-Certificate of Sponsorship from the licensed sponsor in the UK. The names of licensed sponsors will be in the Skilled Worker sponsor list. Your area of work must correspond with the work of your sponsoring organization.
  • Is there a UK 5-year work visa for care workers?
    Yes, foreign care workers can get a UK work visa for up to 5 years.
  • Can I check online on how many allocations a particular employer has?
    No, it is not possible to check this online.
  • Can my family members (dependants) come to UK too?
    If you are coming to the UK on a care work visa, your partner and children can apply to accompany you. This process is called a Family Dependant Visa application. To apply for this type of visa, you need to show that you have enough money to support all your family members without claiming public funds in the UK. *There are help services that can help you with this process, you can ask our support team for more information.
  • Where can I do my English training?
    You get two months complimentary free English training from us as part of your program. You can ask our team for the details of an English – IELTS training institution or you can give us the details of your chosen IELTS training institution, and they can partner with us to provide you with your training.
  • What is the duration of the visa?
    The visa can be applied for either 3 years or more than 3 years (up to a maximum of 5 years). After 5 years they can apply for FLR and after another 2 years apply for ILR.
  • How do I do my biometrics?
    Once you have filled your visa form, you need to book an appointment to have your fingerprints and photo taken at a Visa Application Centre. This is known as ‘biometric information’. Once you’ve booked your appointment, you’ll receive an appointment confirmation email along with the letter of appointment. Once you have made your application, you will need to pay your visa application fee. If you download the form to print and bring to the Visa Application Centre, payment can be made at the time of your appointment.
  • What is the process to submit your application on the NMC portal?
    Step 1: Self-assessment. To ensure you are eligible to apply, applicants must complete a self-assessment online. Once this is complete you will receive confirmation of eligibility and authorisation to book the CBT exam from the NMC. Step 2: Successfully pass the CBT exam. This test of competence examines your understanding, knowledge and application of professional skills. You will be tested on areas such as acute care, long-term care setting, caring of healthy people, caring for patients with complex needs and illnesses, and caring for people in a community setting such as their own home. The CBT exam is a computer-based exam made up of theoretical practice-based knowledge. It is all multiple-choice questions, and it will take place in a test centre or can be completed online, depending on the country you are applying from. Exam results are emailed to candidates within 48 hours after taking the examination and you will be awarded either a pass or a fail. The CBT is valid for two years. NMC aim to process the application within 60 days once they have received all required documents. When everything is completed, you will be able to complete the OSCE exam in your assigned UK hospital. Step 3: Documentation Once you are successful, you then pay the NMC registration fee which opens up a portal. The portal is where you upload the required documents. Documents to upload to the NMC Portal: • Passport • Birth Certificate • Police clearance • Proof of qualifications Documents to send by courier: • 2 Employee references • Declaration of good health from GP • Transcript of training • Verification form from your nursing school You can submit your application on the NMC portal once you see that all documentation has been received by the NMC. It may take up to 15 days for the documentation to be uploaded once the NMC has received it by courier. After your files have gone through the assessment stage you will be issued a Decision Letter via email. This decision letter is an invitation to complete the next step, which is the OSCE Exam. This process can take between 40-60 working days once all documentation has been submitted. This is often the longest part of the process.
  • Why do people fail in this test?
    One of the important factors is not knowing the UK standards of nursing practice, Secondly not knowing what resources to refer, Thirdly not giving enough time for the preparation.
  • When do I get the result of CBT exam?
    The exam result will be given within 48 hours.
  • What are the fees for sitting the new CBT?
    The fee for sitting both parts of the new CBT will stay at £83. The following fees will apply: • Resit both Part A and Part B: £83 • Resit Part A only: £50 • Resit Part B only: £70 What are the English requirements to join the NMS nurses’ part of the Register? All applications to join the NMC nurses part of the Register must include evidence of completion of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. You must complete the academic version of the IELTS test and achieve: • At least 7.0 in the listening and reading section 1 • At least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections • An overall average score of 7 (out of a possible 9) What are the different nursing roles I can apply for? You will need to take a test that's specific to the part of the register you're applying to join. These are: · adult nurse (RNA) · mental health nurse (RNMH) · learning disabilities nurse (RNLD) · children's nurse (RNC) · midwife (RM) · nursing associate (NAR)
  • Is it hard to pass CBT training?
    If you prepare well, you will not fail. It is important to use the right resources and have a structured plan to study. Do not just rely on the sample questions from your colleagues which will not prepare you to write or select the appropriate answer.
  • How long do I need to prepare for CBT training?
    You need not memorize everything. As long as you get yourself familiarized with the UK practice, prepare well, you will put yourself in a better position to pass the test. The key is to be able to read all that is needed and not to overload yourself with information that is irrelevant. Most questions are situational.
  • What is the structure of the CBT test?
    The nursing part 1 computer-based test (CBT) is made up of two parts. Part A Numeracy consists of 15 Numeracy questions and Part B Clinical (questions about nursing) consists of 100 multiple choice questions. Candidate must pass both parts of the CBT test to obtain the completion certificate or confirmation from NMC. Total CBT test time is 3 hours: 30 minutes for the Part A Numeracy and 2 hours 30 minutes for the Part B Clinical.
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