The Telegraph – How to apply for a UK work visa?

Ecuadoreans must apply for a work visa if they want to work legally in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland).

There are several types of visas: short-term, long-term visa, investor visa, qualified work visa. Due to the UK leaving the EU, in the so-called Brexit, foreign workers can only work on a special visa. This has to be issued by the government, although it won’t be granted until December.

To apply for a visa, a series of requirements must be fulfilled, in addition to paying an amount determined by the authorities of that country. This information is in The official website of the British government. However, without a letter of recommendation or a guaranteed job, it’s hard to get one.


To apply for a UK paper visa for Ecuadorian citizens, you must meet the following requirements:
– Passport: Scan your passport
Accommodation: where you will stay
– Business information: information about the employer and monthly or annual income
Travel history over the past ten years
Additional information based on your marital status (information about your spouse or dependent family members)
Details of civil offenses or immigration offenses committed
Payment method: It can be debit card, credit or PayPal
– E-mail: you will receive the information necessary for the interview at the corresponding consular representation.

How long does the process take?

The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before the scheduled start date of employment. This date is on your certificate of care.

You must get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks of applying from outside the UK.

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Where do I do the procedure?

The procedure is done through the Internet. The British Embassy in Quito does not deal with any request or inquiry regarding visas.

How long does it take?

UK paper visas for Ecuadorian citizens are valid for 186 days from arrival.
You can enter the UK as soon as your visa becomes valid (up to 14 days before your start date of employment).

The visa costs £244.
What you can and can’t do

Could you:

Work in the job described in your sponsorship certificate
Study (on some courses you will need an Academic Technology Accreditation Program Certificate)

I can not:

– Take a permanent job
Working in a second job or a job that is not mentioned on your Certificate of Authenticity
– Get public money
Take family members with you

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