Tier 2 (General)
Tier 2 (General) is the work visa allowing an applicant to work for a specific employer which has a Tier 2 licence granted by the UKBA and is prepared to sponsor an applicant.
In order to apply for a Tier 2 visa an applicant should have a job offer and the employer should issue a special certificate of sponsorship confirming the details of the job. It is likely that the labour market test should be undertaken before the employee can get an offer. This is aimed at proving that the employer was trying to find an employee among British or European people but was unable to. There are some exceptions when the labour market test is not required.
It is important that the salary which the employee will be getting should be at or above the general threshold (currently £20,000, from 6th April 2013 – £20,300) and the threshold specified for each occupation.
The applicant further needs to prove that he has sufficient funds to maintain himself/herself and his/her dependants if any and that he/she has an appropriate level of English.
It should be noted that the job which can be undertaken under Tier 2 (General) should be at or above Level 6 NQF.
If you would like us to assess your case and prepare you application for a work permit, please feel free to contact us on 020 8877 3421 or by email.