Tag: Tier 2 Visa

tier 2 visaThe PBS Tier 2 visa is for sponsored skilled workers with a long-term job offer. Tier 2 visa route has the following four categories:

  • General skilled workers and shortage occupation
  • Ministers of religion
  • Sportsperson
  • Intra-company transfers (which is split into two sub-categories i.e. short and long term).

Tier 2 (for sponsored skilled workers) launched in November 2008. And since then Tier 2 (General) is the main visa category for bringing skilled non-EU/EEA workers to the UK. It is designed to incorporate various protections for resident workers, such as by requiring the employer to first try to recruit from within the resident workforce.

In addition, the number of new visa sponsorships available is limited to 20,700 per year (subject to various exceptions). A separate points test is used to determine eligibility for restricted Tier 2 visa sponsorships. This has traditionally favoured shortage occupations and those attracting the highest salary. Demand for permission to sponsor skilled workers has outstripped supply in every month since December 2017.

In July 2018 the Government acted to exempt doctor and nursing posts from the limit, in recognition of the difficulties that the limit was causing for NHS employers, and in a bid to free up spaces for other sectors.

Immigration Judicial Review procedure, decisions and success rate

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This relates to the UK Immigration Judicial Review Procedure, decisions and success rate. Certainly, an applicant can file an immigration judicial against a UK visa and immigration refusal and decision with no or limited right of appeal. Accordingly, the post covers the following topics: Immigration judicial review frequently asked questions (FAQs) UK Immigration Judicial Review…

Genuineness Test Tier 2 visa: assessment and interview questions

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This post relates to genuineness test Tier 2 visa assessment and interview questions for the work permit. The genuineness test was introduced to tackle abuse of the PBS Tier 2 route. Certainly, an applicant needs to satisfy the genuine intentions and capability of doing work as per the job description and specifications in the assigned…

Switch Visitor Visa UK: can I switch a tourist visa to work visa?

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This pertains to switch visitor visa UK to a job or work visa from inside the UK. Accordingly, the post explains the limitations of switching from and to a visitor visa from any other category in the UK. Moreover, provides guidance to switch from eligible routes to PBS Tier 2 work visa from inside the…

Tier 2 Priority Service Timeline: what you need to know?

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Tier 2 Visa Statistics: the UK work visa refusal rate 2008-17

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Maintenance funds PBS applicants: Appendix C Immigration Rules

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Tier 1 Entrepreneur refusal grounds: the Top 4 rejection reasons!

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Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visa UK: how to get it easily?

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This relates to Tier 2 Minister of Religion work visa UK to preach a faith community in the UK. The post provides guidance relating to the eligibility requirements, application fee, documentary evidence and processing time of the minister of religion. Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visa UK Requirements and Guidance One can apply for a…

Tier 2 Sportsperson visa application guidance and requirements

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This relates to Tier 2 sportsperson work visa UK for elite sportspersons and internationally recognized coaches. Accordingly, the post provides the information relating to the eligibility requirements, application fee, the processing time for the entry clearance, extension and switching application as a sportsperson in the UK. Tier 2 Sportsperson Work Visa for Elite Sportsmen and Coaches…

Tier 2 ICT Visa UK for trainees, intracompany and skills transfer

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