The government of United Kingdom has many schemes under which overseas skilled people can go to UK Working Visa for a short duration on a Work Permit. The company who is seeking an employee has to sponsor the prospective employee and take permission from the Home office and other concerned departments for that person before work permit petition is made to the UK High Commission.
The employer submits a work permit application on the appropriate form. Once approval against the work permit has been given the individual (and any dependants) will be required to apply for entry clearance to their nearest British Diplomatic Post in their country of residence before traveling to the UK.
Work permit holders who have a permit for 6 months or less are not required to obtain this entry clearance unless they are a visa national. However the Border and Immigration Agency encourages all work permit holders to obtain entry clearance.
The work permit holder is not allowed to enter into self-employment, set up a business or join another business as a director or partner. If a work permit holder wishes to be self-employed or set up a business they will need to apply to the Border and Immigration Agency for the appropriate permission to do so. Please note however that if this permission is granted this will invalidate any current work permit. Meet us for a free consultation.
Below, Pls find short descriptions of various category work permits available for UK.