Skilled worker visa and occupation codes.

What is the Skilled Worker Visa Occupation Code?

This article explains the skilled worker visa and how occupation codes work.

Unknown to most people, there are only a certain number of positions eligible for the skilled worker visa. Each of these occupations was assigned a corresponding occupation code. Therefore, for employers to sponsor people under the Skilled Worker Visa, they will need to find the relevant Occupational Code in order to list it on the Skilled Worker Application.

The occupation code selected should correspond as closely as possible to the role of the visa applicant since job descriptions and summaries are also part of the application. If the occupation code is wrong, there is a good chance that the skilled worker visa will be refused.

Eligible roles and their corresponding codes can be found on the gov.uk website HERE

However, this list is subject to change and sponsors should ensure that they check the list regularly for updates.

Why is it important to find the correct occupation code?

Finding the correct occupation code will also help employers find the “going rate” for the position. The prevailing rate is important in the skilled worker visa application because it defines the minimum wage threshold an applicant must earn for a successful application. However, there are exceptions to this, which your immigration attorney can explain to you as they have years of experience in the field.

Michael A. Bynum