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Tier 2 General

Overview

“Tier 2 General visas enable you to sponsor skilled foreign workers in the UK, allowing them to take up employment within your business”.

We manage Tier 2 General visa applications for all manner of businesses, large or small, in all industry sectors. Whatever your requirement, our immigration experts can advise on the right visa and option for you – then skilfully guide you through the whole application process to give you the best possible chance of approval.

Call us on 01793 836010 or complete our quick Enquiry form on the right for a Free Assessment.

Tier 2 General visas in more detail

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To sponsor a non-EEA national to work in your UK business, you must hold a Sponsorship Licence. The job offered must also pay the appropriate salary and be sufficiently skilled to meet the Tier 2 General criteria.

You are normally required to show that you cannot find a suitable person from within the UK first – a process known as the resident labour market test. This is not required if the role is a Tier 2 Shortage Occupation .

Extension applications

If you’re continuing to work for the same employer as per your original application, you may be able to extend your Tier 2 General visa. We can assess your case and give you the right advice from the outset.

Indefinite Leave to Remain

Tier 2 General visas provide a route to permanent settlement in the UK. Following 5 years continuous and lawful stay in this category, an application can be made for Indefinite Leave to Remain. Evidence of employment will be required as part of the application and you must be earning at least £35000 per year to qualify, unless you job is on the Shortage Occupation List.

How to Get Started

Whether you’re making an initial Tier 2 General application, extension/renewal or require consultancy services our experts can help. Call us on 01793 836 010 or complete our quick Enquiry form on the right.

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