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Tier 2
If you are a skilled worker, the tier 2 immigration category is the best and most viable route of entry into the UK.

Tier 2 category applies to skilled workers who are citizens of countries outside the EEA.

You can only obtain a leave to enter UK if you possess a job offer from an organization with the requisite PBS license. If you want to extend your leave to remain in UK, or if you immigrated to UK under the work permit scheme, you may switch to tier 2 immigration category.

There are four main sub-categories for tier 2 visa category.

These are:
  • General category: this applies to skilled workers coming to the UK with a job offer for a job which cannot be filled by a worker already settled in the UK. The job and its related skills may or may not be on the Shortage Occupation List and your job must require a skill level of S/NVQ level 3 or above.
  • Intra Company Transfers: this applies to employees of multinational companies who are being transferred within the company to a UK branch of the organization from any other overseas branch and your job must require a skill level of S/NVQ level 3 or above.
  • Sportspersons: this applies to sports people or coaches who can make a significant contribution to the development of their sport. If you are on a temporary assignment, you should apply for entry through the tier 5 category.
  • Ministers of Religion: this applies to people who are coming to the UK to fill in a vacancy as a minister of religion or as a member of a religious order and if you are on a temporary assignment, you should apply for entry through the tier 5 category.
How Can We Help?

We can help you file your applications for immigration under the tier 2 visa category.

We can help employers file for sponsorship licenses to facilitate intra company transfers and our recruitment consultants can help find skilled workers that are right for these jobs and secure a job offer from a PBS licensed company.

We can also arrange for visas, permits and leave to enter and remain in the UK.

For employers, we can help you apply for sponsorship licenses, which would make it easier for your employees to gain leave to enter and remain in the UK.

We can also provide training on the procedure required by UKBA for a PBS license.

Our step by step approach to help you with your application to secure the required visa makes the entire process quick and hassle free for you as we work closely with the UKBA to provide compliant services, so know what is required.

For employers, we can help prepare documents and files of HR compliance as per the UKBA requirements.

Our team of experts can help you apply for extension of work permits and leave to remain before your existing leave to enter expires and we offer custom made solutions on a case by case basis so that you get exactly what you need and our team will work closely with you to ensure complete satisfaction.

Tier 2 skilled worker
The tier 2 skilled worker visa or the tier 2 general visa is specifically for people who are immigrating to the the UK with a job offer from a company with a sponsorship and a PBS license.

The job offer should be for a job to fill a gap that cannot be filled by a worker already settled in the UK as the job and its related skills may or may not be on the Shortage Occupation List.

However, the job must require a skill level of S/NVQ level 3 or above and according to the latest revised rules of immigration, this category has an annual cap of 20,700 skilled workers.

However, for workers in the pay band of 150,000 or higher, there is no cap.

Change of Employment Applications

The tier 2 change of employment applications are applicable to those who are already working in the UK with a tier 2 permit, but plan on changing their employment.

For this, the potential employer will have to get a sponsorship license and issue a certificate of sponsorship and you will have to furnish this certificate to the UKBA to enable them to extend your leave to remain in the UK.

We can help you draft the application for further leave to remain in UK under the tier 2 point based system. We also ensure that you meet all the requirements of the UKBA rules and that you are able to substantiate all the relevant documentation.

We help expedite the immigration procedure by ensuring your application is successful the first time you send it.

Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers

The tier 2 intra company transfers visa is for employees working in multinationals who may have to be transferred from an overseas branch of the company to a branch located in the UK. The employer must have a PBS license and the job must require a skill level of S/NVQ level 3 or above.

Tier 2 ministers of religion
The tier 2 Ministers of Religion category allows you to enter the UK to perform religious duties.

You can get a leave to enter if you are coming to the UK to perform pastoral roles or preach to a community. This category is not applicable to ministers who are coming temporarily to the UK to perform religious rites or those who are entering the UK in a non pastoral role.

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