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Tier 2 General Visa

Our immigration team have experience submitting Tier 2 visas to allow you to enter and work in the UK on a long term basis. Speak to us today to find out if you're eligible.

Work Visa and Business Immigration Solicitors in Manchester 

Our team of experienced immigration solicitors can help you find out which type of visa you need to apply for and help you submit your application. We also correspond with the relevant legal bodies and provide clarity on government guidance, processes and eligibility criteria. Our dedicated team can help you speed up your visa application by ensuring that all required documents and supporting evidence are correctly organised. 

How to apply for a UK work visa

The Tier 2 visa allows skilled workers to enter the UK on a long term basis to fill a skilled job vacancy; such as in IT, accountancy, teaching, or healthcare. The occupation needs to be on the Tier 2 occupation list or Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List. Before they apply, Tier 2 visa applicants must have a job offer and a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship from a UK employer with a valid Tier 2 sponsorship licence.

Tier 2 General visa is designed for workers who have a skilled job offer and a certificate of sponsorship from a UK employer with a valid Tier 2 sponsorship licence. 

Evidence required for Tier 2 visa application

Tier 2 applicants must provide several documents with their application, these include:​

  • Current passport and/or other travel documents 

  • A separate passport photograph 

  • Proof that they can meet the maintenance funds requirements for their visa, such as bank statements, unless their Tier 2 sponsor can guarantee their maintenance with the UK Home Office. Only 'A rated' sponsors have this option. 

  • Proof that they meet the Tier 2 English Languages requirements, such as qualification equivalent to a bachelors degree or higher taught in English or English language test results. 

  • Clear tuberculosis (TB) test result letter, if the applicant is from one of the countries on the Home Office's TB testing list

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