Skilled Worker Visa

Applying for a skilled worker visa, also known as a work visa or employment visa, varies from country to country, as each country has its own immigration and visa requirements. Below are general documents that are commonly required when applying for a skilled worker visa:

ou will typically need to fill out a visa application form provided by the immigration authorities of the country you wish to work in. Make sure to use the most up-to-date version of the form.

A valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining from your intended date of arrival in the host country.

Recent passport-sized photographs that meet the specific requirements of the host country's immigration authorities. Usually, these requirements are mentioned on the visa application form or the embassy/consulate website.

A formal job offer from an employer in the host country. This letter should include details such as your job title, salary, job description, and employment start date. It should also be signed by both you and your prospective employer.

In some countries, employers may need to demonstrate that they couldn't find suitable local candidates to fill the position before offering it to a foreign worker. This may require additional documentation from the employer.

Academic or professional qualifications that are relevant to your job. This could include copies of your degree certificates, diplomas, and transcripts. These may need to be verified or authenticated.

Letters of reference from previous employers or supervisors, attesting to your skills and work experience.


A detailed resume or CV outlining your work experience, education, and skills.

Proof of language proficiency, which may include language test results (e.g., IELTS, TOEFL) if the host country requires a certain level of language proficiency for your occupation.

A police clearance certificate or criminal background check from your home country or any other country you've lived in recently. This is to demonstrate that you have no criminal record.

Depending on the country, you may be required to undergo a medical examination to ensure you are in good health and do not pose a health risk to the host country.

Some countries may require you to show evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself and your dependents during your stay until you start earning a salary.

Payment of the visa application fee, which varies by country and visa type. Check with the specific embassy or consulate for fee details.

Depending on the specific requirements of the host country and your individual circumstances, additional documents may be required. It's essential to carefully review the visa application guidelines provided by the embassy or consulate and seek guidance from immigration authorities or legal experts if needed.