TIER 2 MIGRANT

If you have been offered a skilled job in the UK, you may qualify to live and work in the UK as a Tier 2 General migrant. The Tier 2 General visa is designed for skilled workers migrating to the UK.

You can switch into the Tier 2 General immigration category if you are already in the UK under Tier 1, 2, 4 or Tier 5 Temporary Worker of the point-based system. Your family members may accompany you as your dependents.

We are working with various sector in the United Kingdom who could support your application to either make an initial application or for change of employment or sponsor whilst you are in the United Kingdom

Cooling off period

For applicants who were granted leave in the Tier 2 General Skilled Worker on or after 6th April 2011, leave will be limited to a maximum of 6 years. Migrants who do not apply to obtain settlement must leave the UK upon the expiry of their leave and wait 12 months before applying to re-enter the UK in the Tier 2 category, unless they will be paid more than £155,300 or their first assignment was for less than 3 months.

Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfers

If you have obtained an offer from an overseas employer for a role in a UK branch of the employer’s organisation, you may be eligible to apply for a Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT) visa.

The Tier 2 ICT visa enables multinational employers to transfer their existing employees from outside the EEA to their UK branch for training purposes or to fill a specific vacancy. Your family members may accompany you as your dependents.

There are four types of Intra-company visa: Short Term Staff, Long Term Staff, Graduate Trainee and Skills Transfer.

Short Term Staff

This visa is for employees who want to come to the UK for a period of less than 12 months and where the position cannot be filled by a settled or EEA worker. The employee must have worked for their employer overseas for at least 12 months. The maximum duration of stay on a Short Term Staff visa is 12 months;

Long Term Staf

This visa is for employees who want to come to the UK for a period of 12 months or more and where the position cannot be filled by a settled or EEA worker. The employee must have worked for their employer overseas for at least 12 months. The maximum duration of stay on a Long Term Staff visa is 5 years, or 9 years if the visa holder earns over £155,300 per annum. There is no limit if the visa holder was initially granted leave as a Tier 2 ICT migrant before 6 April 2011 or as a qualifying worker permit holder and has not been granted leave in this or any other route since the initial grant.

Graduate Trainee

This visa is for employees who have recently graduated and who are hoping to take on a graduate trainee programme for a specialist role. You will need to be a recent graduate and have had at least 3 months’ experience with your employer. The maximum duration of stay on a Graduate Trainee visa is 12 months.

Skills Transfe

This visa is designed for transferring new and graduate employees to the UK base of an overseas company for the purpose of gaining skills and knowledge or to train others in the UK. There is no minimum amount of time for which the visa holder must have been with their employer. The maximum duration of stay on a Skills Transfer visa is 6 months.