UK Tier 2 Work Permits

If the applicant is non EEA national and would like to work in United Kingdom he/she should have a job offer from a licensed sponsor and valid certificates of sponsorship. Applicant must pass the point based assessment

Tier 2 is for qualified professionals to come to the United Kingdom with a skilled job offer to fill gap in the work force. Therefore it is an employer based procedure wherein the sponsoring company will apply on behalf of the applicant. However the candidates are required to pass points test.

Points criteria:

Total 70 points must be scored across various criteria to assigning sponsorship certificate.

  • Applicant must score 50 points for attributes
  • 10 points for language proficiency
  • 10 points for maintenance funds

Employer requirements for tier 2:

In addition to the meeting required points applicant should have a job offer/sponsor and a certificate of sponsorship. The responsibility of the employer is to ensure the applicants are eligible and suitable to fill the positions being offered the organization.

Features of tier 2 visa:

  • Tier 2 visas are not a permanent residency visa in itself, but it is a route to PR in the UK.
  • Tier 2 candidate applicants can change their job while being in the UK.

Duration of tier 2 visa:

Applicants applying from outside United Kingdom the tier 2 visa will allow them to work and live for maximum of 3 years. Candidates who are switching from another visa category will able to work and live for a maximum of 3 years or the time given in their certificate of sponsorship plus fourteen days whichever is shorter.

Visa Fee:

  • If main applicant is applying by post in United Kingdom £561 and the fee if the applicant is inside the UK £867, If the applicant is applying outside the UK £480.
  • Partner or child under 18 fee if they are applying by post in UK £561 for each family member, £867 for each family member if they are applying inside the UK, £480 for each family member if they are applying outside the UK

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