Say, my new employer is going to sponsor my UK skilled worker visa.
I need some help in deciding a good employment start date.
Say, my employer and I agree to an employment start date of April 11, 2022. The same date gets mentioned in the offer contract. Now after my UK skilled worker visa application is processed, what dates would be mentioned on the visa?
Would the start date of the visa be April 11, 2022? Or would it be a few days earlier than April 11, 2022?
My new employer also mentioned that I must join the company within 1 month of the start date on the visa. So if the start date on the visa is April 11, 2022, then I have sufficient buffer until May 10, 2022, to join the new company.
But is there a possibility that the visa start date could be much earlier than April 11, 2022? I am worried that if the visa start date is set to something very early like March 14, 2022, then I am not going to be left with any room for error. In that case, I really have to ensure that I join the new employer exactly on April 11, 2022.