UK Tier 2 Work Visa
(General)

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Visa Overview

The Tier 2 (general) is a temporary work visa, which requires a job offer from an UK employer. For the year from 6 April 2013 to 5 April 2014, a maximum of 20,700 skilled workers can come to the UK under Tier 2 (General) to do jobs with an annual salary below £152,100. There is no limit on the number of workers coming to the UK to do jobs with an annual salary of £152,100 or above.

Duration & Processing Time

You will be allowed to remain in the UK for a maximum period of three years and one month. You can re-apply and be granted a visa for further 3 years. During this time, you will be allowed to work full time for your sponsor. The current processing times are approximately 4-6 weeks. You need to be in your country of residency to submit this application. If you wish to renew your permit, you may apply from the UK.

Who Can Sponsor Overseas Employees

All employers who want to act as a sponsor need a license. Once they get a license, they are added to the register of sponsors and they are eligible to sponsor you under the Tier 2 visa. Visa First can assist to organise the certificate of sponsorship.

Having a certificate of sponsorship alone does not mean you will be successful in applying to come or stay in the UK. You must meet the visa requirements as well.

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