UK SKILLED WORKER VISA
Work & Settle in The UK Via Tier 2 Visa
- Invites skilled professionals
- Work in the UK on a long term basis
- Stay for a maximum of 6 years
In order to retain its competitive edge, the UK invites skilled professionals to work in the UK under the Tier 2 visa program. Under this program, workers whose occupations are listed on the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List can apply to work in the UK on a long term basis. Among the popular professions on the list are IT, finance, teaching, healthcare and engineering. We can help you take advantage of this talent shortage in the UK and position yourself to gain a work permit to the UK.
If skilled workers must come to the UK, they need to have the Skilled Worker visa.(formerly the Tier 2 visa). You can apply for this visa if you have been offered a skilled job in the UK. The salary requirements for this visa is £25,600, or the specific salary requirement for the occupation or the 'going rate'.
The work permit is for highly skilled and quality foreign workers who can add value to the growth and productivity of the UK. This visa category includes entrepreneurs, investors and exceptional talents.
This category covers professions of the:
You can apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa if you have been offered a skilled job in the UK or you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. You need to have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsor (i.e. potential employer) before you can apply to come to the UK to work, and the work you do in the UK must relate to the work of your sponsor organization.
You can apply to switch from your current visa to a Tier 1 (General) visa if you have permission to stay (‘leave to remain') in the UK. You cannot apply for a Tier 1 (General) category visa if you are outside the UK, and you usually cannot switch to it from other immigration categories.
You can apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa if:You have been endorsed as an internationally recognized leader or emerging leader in your field in science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology, arts or you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
You have been endorsed as an internationally recognized leader or emerging leader in your field in science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology, arts or you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
You can apply to come to the UK as a representative of an overseas business if you're from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and you're either: The sole representative of an overseas company planning to set up a UK branch or a wholly owned subsidiary for an overseas parent company. An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organization posted on a long-term assignment to the UK.
You can apply for a visa to visit the UK with your employer if you:
The UK immigration points-based assessment systemThe number of points you score on the UK points system determines your eligibility for a UK work visa. In the UK points system, points are awarded for the following:
If you are a non-EU/EFTA national wanting to work in the UK, you will need a work permit UK relating to the type of work that you are doing. Most of the UK work visas require sponsorships from the UK-based employer so you will need to have secured a suitable job and sponsorship before applying for the UK work visa.