The ultimate guide to the UK Tier 2 (General) Visa

Living in the UK has always been a dream of many talented people. They always look for the expansion of their level of intellect and growth. Britain has always proved to be a place where one can fly high without any implications. Tier 2 General Visa is one of the most fantastic categories, which helps the skilled migrant workers to work in the UK freely.

There has been a tremendous demand for Skilled workers from different sectors such as Finance, Tech, Healthcare, Humanities, Hospitality and HealthCare etc. Experts at A Y & J Solicitors have a proven record of helping various employers in getting a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence in order to hire talented personnel outside the EEA (European Economic Area).

Tier 2 visa holders also get the chance to bring their family with them. Later, you can also apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

People can achieve a Tier 2 (General) Visa if :

  • They have been proposed professional and skilled employment in the UK
  • They are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland

When you apply for a Tier 2 (General) Visa, you will be asked to submit :

  • A Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) from an employer who has Tier 2 Sponsor Licence
  • A Proof that you can read, write, speak and listen in English which you can prove by passing an English language test or having a relevant educational qualification approved by UK NARIC.
  • An evidence that you have enough personal savings so that you can support yourself in the UK unless you get full monetary support from your A-rated Tier 2 sponsor licence holding company.
  • Passport and Travelling Documents are needed to complete the process. Also, you should have at least one blank page in your passport for your visa.
  • Tuberculosis Test Results (if needed)
  • A criminal record certificate of a country in which you have lived for more than 12 months.

Please note that if the documents mentioned above are not in English or Welsh, then you have to submit a certified translation.

What is a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)?

Our excellent immigration lawyers explain that the certificate of sponsorship contains the personally identifiable information and the job-related information of an individual. It is an electronic document, not the paper one. The reference number stated in the record plays a significant role during the whole process. This number can be only issued for one time.

Our experts beautifully assist you during the procedure of applying for a certificate of sponsorship. You can also quickly apply for Tier 2 (General) Visa and Sole Representative Visa for the UK.

What does this Appropriate Salary and Personal Savings mean?

To get the Tier 2 visa, you must have been offered not less than £30,000 per annum. This is done in order to make sure that the individual can solely take care of himself/herself.

You have to show more than £945 in your bank account for 90 days prior to the procedure of applying. If your employer is supporting you financially and can give you £945 to cover your monthly needs. This should be confirmed in your certificate of sponsorship.

Why should individuals choose our Tier 2 (General) Visa assistance services?

We have a team of experienced business immigration lawyers who have the ability and expertise to manage a Tier 2 (General) Visa application successfully from starting to the end.

Our Support team sits day and night to solve any queries of a person. You can contact us anytime through phone, email, or via chat options available on our website.

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