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Tier 2 Visa ( Work Permit)

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The Tier 2 (General) category is for foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled job to fill a gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker. An application for Tier 2 General leave can be made to the Home Office, UKVI after a Licenced Sponsor (employer approved by the Home Office, UKVI to employ a foreign worker) has obtained a Certificate of Sponsorship to sponsor a foreign worker’s stay in the UK. Tier 2  General is a Point Based Category and points can be awarded for the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS), Appropriate Salary, English language and funds for maintenance.

You can apply for Tier 2 (General) visa if:

  • You have been offered a skilled job in the UK
  • You are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland

If you want to apply for Tier 2 General visa, you must be sponsored by a UK employer who has the Tier 2 sponsor licence. The applicant must comply with all the requirements of codes of practice for employers including the job level, minimum salary etc.

Getting sponsored
You need to be employed by a licensed sponsor to apply to live in the UK. Your sponsor checks that you can do the job they’re hiring you for and if it qualifies you for a visa. They’ll assign you a certificate of sponsorship to prove this. They must also give you other information you need when you apply, for example how much you’ll be paid.

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