You can apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa if you have been offered a skilled job in the UK and you are from outside of the European Union. You will need to be sponsored i.e. have a certificate of sponsorship from a licenced sponsor before you can apply to come to the UK to work. The work you do must relate to the work of the sponsor. The Tier 2 category also has sub-categories of inter-company transfers, long term staff, short term staff, graduate and skill transfers, sports persons and ministers of religion.
You can only be successful in this application if your employer can demonstrate that you will not be displacing a suitable settled worker. Our immigration lawyers will be able to advise you about the effect the current Government’s proposals will have on your application. The Prime Minister announced that the Home Secretary Teresa May will ask the Migration Advisory Committee to consider several new proposals in order to reduce net migration and one of the proposals now focuses on Tier 2 General visas.
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