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: what is the success rate?

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This relates to immigration judicial review decisions by Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) (UTIAC) since November 2013. Moreover, the post provides details of Immigration Judicial Review Statistics such a tier 1 judicial review success rate. Here it is important to note that UTIAC decides applications for judicial review (JR) of certain decisions made by the Secretary of…

Genuineness Test Tier 2 visa: what you need to know? Best Advice!

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

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Tier 2 Visa Statistics: what you need to know? Best Free Advice!

Tier 2 Visa Statistics

This relates to Tier 2 Visa Statistics for entry clearance, extension and settlement grants from 2008-17. And also the immigration statistics relating to pre-PBS equivalent Tier 2 work visa statistics. Apparently, Tier 2 (for sponsored skilled workers) launched in November 2008, and gradually replaced its pre-PBS equivalent work visa routes such as work permit. According, during 2008-17 a total…

What are the Maintenance Funds Requirements for PBS applicants?

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This relates to Attributes for Tier 1 Entrepreneur, which are explained in Paragraphs 35-53 of Appendix A Immigration Rules for scoring 75 Points for Entry Clearance, Leave to Remain and Indefinite Leave to Remain Applications. The attributes for Tier 1 Entrepreneur as explained in Appendix A Immigration Rules are: Appendix A Immigration Rules: Paragraph 35-53 Paragraph 35.…

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: how to get it? Best Expert Advice!

Tier 2 Sportsperson work visa for elite sportsmen and coaches

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…