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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I just wanted to thank Visa First for the processing of our application. We were fortunate to have Nicky Andrews assist us with our application. She was immediately helpful from when she first took on my queries. Nicky constantly kept us updated via email and/or phone. When we asked questions she responded immediately. She also helped us track our application when it was being handled by the consulate. I am more than happy to promote your services to others. Many thanks especially to Nicky.

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Fiona

Hi Liz, Hope you are feeling better, thanks for your e-mail it was a great surprize I was delighted to hear that I have been granted my visa and that I can stay in Oz with my boyfriend Dwayne. We are going into our summer at the moment and the weather is great, I hear ye have a lot of flooding at home peoples houses destroyed and others living in fear of flooding. I hope you do not live near any of the flooding.

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I just wanted to let you both know that today I received my UK YMS visa. I went to the Consulate General here in Duesseldolf, Germany, last Wednesday and so getting it back today was much quicker than I expected. Thanks for all your help with my application, and thanks to Visa First - much appreciated.

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