Work Visa

Visa nationals who would like to work in the UK can apply for a work visa, provided that they satisfy the necessary requirements.

There are 2 main types of working visas:

  • Tier 5 -temporary jobs in some sectors
  • Tier 2 – skilled jobs
  • UK Ancestry visa

In regards to other immigration categories allowing employment in the UK, i.e. Tier 1 (General) and Tier 1 Post Study Work those were abolished in 2011 and 2012 accordingly. However, those who currently hold Tier 1 (General) visa are still able to extend their permission to stay.

Those are currently holding Tier 1 Post Study Work visa are able to switch to Tier 2 (General) without passing labour market test.

As Tier 1 Post Study work visa was abolished, those who have a Tier 4 visa and get a degree from the UK might be able to switch to Tier 2 route without going through labour market test.

If you need an immigration advice regarding immigration implications of working in the UK, please contact one of our immigration lawyers on 020 8877 3421 or by emai.

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