UK announces farm worker visa pilot scheme for Non-EU immigrants. No doubt UK has a great role in providing jobs in farming sector to international farm workers but this was mainly limited to only eastern European countries. After Brexit, UK has now need of great numbers of farm workers to settle down this issue as farm owners have been criticizing UK government policies to fulfill the workers shortage in farming labor sector after eastern European citizens can no more really come to do such jobs.
On 06.09.2018 UK home secretary Mr. Sajid Javed announced that government is going to launch a new visa system that has been designed for farm worker needs. As a testing time period, initially 2500 workers will be hired from Non-EU countries. So this is clear now that farm workers from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and other countries will be able to take part in this program.
Basic requirements for farm worker visa
There may be asked a certain requirements for farm worker applicant to be fulfilled such as:
- Farm working experience proof
- Health report
- Minimum level of English language
- Farm worker job offer from a UK employer
- Labor market report (provided by UK employer)
- Details of salary and duration of contract
- Visa application fees
- Visa application form (online)
- Previous visa details
- Family information
- Commitment to show that you will leave UK after 6 months time of contract
How to get job offer?
Main thing for this work permit scheme is to get a job offer from a designated UK employer. Be assure that not every farm worker can sponsor you for this program. Only licensed owners of this programs will be able to sponsor you. The details of such owners can be found in registered sponsors register. You can apply for jobs online since you live in your home country and this is the only possible way to do it. There are many job portals of UK that provide such type of job offers from designated UK farm workers. Some of these websites are as follows:
Job offer requirements
In order to apply for a job, you need to arrange certain documents to let the employer know that what you can bring to his team
after getting job. Following are the main items to apply for a job:
- Write an email to chosen employer
- Send him CV through attachment with email
- Send him Cover Letter through attachment
What to do next?
After successful job offer, the employer must send you a contract of 6 months that must include type of information such as working hours, salary details your rights, duties, bonus, allowances and any other required information.
How to apply for UK farm worker visa?
Well this is too early to say how to apply for this program but surely it will be online and on paper based application system. Applicants will be able to apply in local British High Commissions or in Visa application centers. There will be a certain amount of visa fees to be paid. Visa application can be submitted after completing set aside list of documents with due appointment date.