VISA-Work permit-All Sectors
1.What is a Tier 2 Visa?
The Tier 2 visa is now one of the most important entry routes into the United Kingdom for skilled workers who are citizens of countries outside of the European Economic Area.
2.Who can apply ?
In order to apply for this visa, one must be in possession of a job offer and a Certificate of Sponsorship from a UK employer with a valid Tier 2 sponsorship license. You must fulfill the requirements of the particular Tier 2 visa for which you are applying.
3.How long will it take?
You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to the UK.
You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.
4.Is it necessary to take up an English language test in order to apply for this visa?
You will not have to do so if one of the following applies to you:
- You were last given leave to remain in the UK under the Tier 1 (General) or the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa tiers or as a businessperson, a work permit holder, a representative of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcaster, a member of the ground staff of an overseas airline or a Jewish agency employee
- You come from a majority English-speaking country.
- You have a degree which was taught in English).
5.What is the application fee?
How much you pay for a Tier 2 (General) visa depends on your situation, where you are and how you apply.