If you are in the UK on a Skilled Worker visa and looking to change jobs or switch employers, you are likely to need to submit a new visa application.
If you are in the UK on a Skilled Worker visa and changing employer, your new employer will need to assign you a new Certificate of Sponsorship and you will need to apply for a new Skilled Worker visa.
If you are remaining with the same employer and your new role no longer falls within the same eligible occupation code as included on your existing Certificate of Sponsorship, then you must make a fresh application to the Home Office for a new Skilled Worker visa.
Where your role remains within the same occupation code and you remain with the same employer, changes to your role do not require you to submit a fresh application, although your sponsor may be required to notify the Home Office of certain changes through the Sponsor Management System.
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